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Guillotine for Sale (7 pics)

PhoneBox : A Modern Phone Booth by Hakan Gursu

Although we’re not sure if we still need phone booth, but we still admire Hakan Gursu ‘s attempt to modernize our old phone booth. It’s called PhoneBox , the new architecture features transparent enclosure, making it stylish and elegant enough to blend with modern city lives. PhoneBox fits urban environment where space and inconvenience are highlighted, that’s why it doesn’t use a solid body and isolate the user from outside world. The illuminated closed roof serves as a canopy or shade to provide safety feeling without isolating you from the crowd. Designer : Hakan G├╝rsu Tuvie has received “PhoneBox” project from our ‘ Submit A Design ‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication. PhoneBox : A Modern Phone Booth by Hakan Gursu is originally posted on Tuvie

House for a Photographer by Hyde+Hyde Architects

Hyde+Hyde Architects have designed a house for a photographer in Pontypridd, Wales. Project description The dramatic site within an isolated, disused quarry on the edge of the Brecon National Park demanded an architectural intervention of elegant simplicity. With a modest budget and to counter the construction complexities associated with touching the quarry walls, we developed an object building suspended within the basin – collecting light and focusing on distant views like a camera Obscura. We chose to ‘touch the ground lightly’ to heighten the spatial drama and tension between an isolated pure form and the static noise of the exposed rock face. The new home will be constructed of in-situ concrete for the first floor cantilever slab. A combined heat recovery unit will be used in conjunction with high performance insulated structural panels (SIP) – for the walls and 2nd floor, all helping to achieve a high level of thermal efficiency and air tightnes

Flexi-Safety Light Can Be Arranged In May Ways

As its name suggests, Flexi-Safety Lights are flexible roadwork safety light . These concept lights are highly flexible that you can arrange variety of forms or be synchronized to flash, strobe, or flash in a linear sequence. The main goal of this project is to enhance road safety, these lights help other drivers to identify and navigate around to avoid road hazards. This light design utilizes flexible OLED panels as its main components in order to create its flexibility, it also uses an urethane skin to surround the light panel in order for this light to be able to bend. It features detachable light system which means it can be fitted to variety of road barriers, urban fixtures, or sign boards. Flexi-Safety Lights come with a convenient packaging that allows you to keep 6 lights to be docked or charged. Designer : David Gatfield Flexi-Safety Light Can Be Arranged In May Ways is originally posted on Tuvie

City of Dreams Hotel Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects

Construction has started on the City of Dreams Hotel Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects in Cotai, Macau. Project description Melco Crown Entertainment, a developer and owner of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, has unveiled the project details and design of the fifth hotel tower at City of Dreams, the company’s flagship property in Cotai, Macau. With 40 floors and a gross floor area of 150,000 square meters, the tower houses approximately 780 guestrooms, suites and sky villas. The hotel also includes a variety of meeting and event facilities, gaming rooms, lobby atrium, restaurants, spa, and sky pool. Including extensive back of house areas and supporting ancillary facilities, the tower’s design resolves the many complex programs for the hotel within a single cohesive envelope. The design combines dramatic public spaces and generous guest rooms with innovative engineering and formal cohesion. The rectangular outline of the site