nGala Treehouse, un soggiorno da sogno in Sud Africa

nGala Treehouse, un soggiorno da sogno in Sud Africa

Emanuele D'Angelo · 2 weeks ago · Design

It opened a few days ago the exclusive nGala treehouse in South Africa in the middle of the Kruger Nature Park.
The luxurious treehouse is nothing more than a hotel, where you can stay to fully enjoy a unique experience, totally immersed in nature away from the chaos and noise of the city.

A remote night shelter, allows you to sleep in a safe and elevated structure, which is spread over 4 floors, about 12 meters high, a right mix between wild nature and luxury.
On the ground floor, there is a sumptuous kitchen, furnished in wood like all the rooms of the house.
The house also has a bridge with a bed located on the top floor and outdoors designed to sleep and dream literally under the stars.
A dream bathroom, with sumptuous interiors and a completely outdoor shower.
The dining room is located in a strategic place, where during meals you can enjoy exceptional sunsets.
The structure has a not indifferent green soul, it is completely powered by solar energy.

nGala treehouse is located in one of the most beautiful and isolated reserves and has several hectares in which to walk.
Photo safaris are constantly organized to allow guests to admire the very special species present, some of them endangered.
During the safari, guests may be lucky enough to see the two cubs of a white lion living in the private reserve of andBeyond, at the moment there are only three specimens in the world.
The ideal structure for a couple, is very safe while being completely isolated, for each trip or unexpected visits there is always a local guide.

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The Seashell house, Wafai’s latest project

The Seashell house, Wafai’s latest project

Emanuele D'Angelo · 2 weeks ago · Design

“The Seashell house” has just been built in the Scandinavian peninsula by the Italian architectural firm Wafai.
A very small house, born from an unusual design inspired by the shape of a shell.
The architect with this project aims to promote sustainability and the environment also to the residential complexes through different features.

The main structure is built from glulam frames, fibre-reinforced, rigorously recycled and cut into pieces, so that each one forms with its own shade a particular play of colours, and are also filled with natural straw.

The house is mainly divided into three parts. The open space that contains the kitchen, dining room and living room, where the Wafai studio decided to place the sofa towards the window, so that you can have a visual contact with nature but not only, without televisions or other appliances. The sleeping area is furnished with two bedrooms with toilet facilities, with small internal gardens, to further consolidate the relationship between home and nature, with large roofless glass cylinders.
There is also a large outdoor area, with a swimming pool and a small green space that serves as a recreational area that blends in perfectly with the surrounding vegetation, emphasizing once again the connection with the natural environment.

The seashell house is a futuristic home naturally open space, with atypical shapes, in the heart of Scandinavia with a not indifferent green soul that makes it unique thanks to the attention to every single detail, as in all the projects of the studio.


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Framlab and the solution to the agricultural crisis

Framlab and the solution to the agricultural crisis

Emanuele D'Angelo · 2 weeks ago · Art, Design

Framlab is an innovative architecture and design studio based in New York.
Founded by Andreas Tjeldflaat, Framlab is not just a studio, but aims to create unique objects and works for a better future and to try to give answers to today’s complex issues, such as climate change.

The last fantastic and complex project was carried out in Brooklyn, Framlab has created “Glasir”, structures similar to trees able to partially solve the problem of the agricultural crisis.
In fact, agriculture has always been at the basis of civilization, playing a primary role in our society. “Since the days of hunting and harvesting, the practice of cultivating land and farm animals has catapulted humanity forward – bringing new prosperity and development. However, the ancient form of agriculture is far removed from its industrialized counterpart today”.
Today, there are many solutions, but it is not long before Framlab has responded with a unique and revolutionary system for urban agriculture.
The project combines the flexibility of production with the efficiency of airplane growth systems, offering self-regulating vertical agricultural structures capable of supplying districts and other areas with zero km products at affordable prices all year round.

Glasir is a model composed of a single trunk that grows in a rhythmic and modular way, developing on different levels of branches. This system consists of ten modules – five growth, three production and two access modules. Each branch is interconnected, allowing Glasir to assemble in an infinite number of configurations and branches.
Through a complex system of elevation and distribution of the production modules, Framlab’s system enables extremely high yielding local production of vegetables and vegetables, and also aims to create a gradual change in the streets of Brooklyn with these futuristic structures.

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The huge carbon fibre door for Expo 2020 in Dubai

The huge carbon fibre door for Expo 2020 in Dubai

Emanuele D'Angelo · 2 weeks ago · Art, Art

The first photos of the complex created for Expo 2020 in Dubai have just gone online.
Architect Asif Khan has revealed his creation for the important fair in the Emirates, the 170-day event will host around 25 million people from all over the world.

Asif Khan and his studio have designed the entrance portal, the first thing therefore that every visitor will see when they approach the huge Expo site.
Being both the entrance and the exit, the architect wanted to create something never seen before and that will remain part of the country’s heritage.

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As it appears in the first images, Asif Khan has reserved for his installation a modern reinterpretation of the traditional “mashrabiya” – a particular and intertwined design widely used in the architecture of Arab countries, to regulate light and airflow – for the Dubai entrance portals of expo 2020.
The entrance consists of two doors about eleven meters wide, able to open in different ways depending on the flow of people, and immediately afterward a large green space, full of palm trees and trees, also designed by Asif Khan.
Altogether the entrance has a height of thirty meters, made with ultra-light carbon fiber filaments, these columns were then put in place with a crane and bolted to the bridges.

Everything has been designed to make the grid as thin as possible and at the same time able to cover tens of meters and support itself.
Although the dimensions may seem enormous, the doors can be pushed open by one person and as you get closer you can notice a strange subtlety and gracefulness that gives the structure a magical quality, which seems to defy gravity.
The fiber tubes create a weave that projects the reflected shadow onto the amusement park, symbolizing an artistic, architectural and locally inspired welcome for the guests.

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The captivating illustrations by Klaus Kremmerz

The captivating illustrations by Klaus Kremmerz

Emanuele D'Angelo · 2 weeks ago · Art, Art

Klaus Kremmerz is a unique illustrator, born and raised in Germany. 
He is considered one of the fastest “markers” in the industry precisely because of his technique, but despite this, his work requires a considerable amount of time, the pen drawings, although digital, can take hours and hours.
He has continuous requests from all over the world, but before getting to what he really is today he had to work as always a lot.

When he started, his style was still incomplete, “raw” as he likes to call it himself, but over the years he has been able to skillfully refine his technique until he reached a concrete and complete self-awareness.

He had to do a lot of work, to find the right creative flow so that each of his illustrations could communicate with the public in a completely natural way.
In fact, every message behind his artwork tries to translate it as best as possible into his work, never leaving anything really to change. The part of his works he loves the most is the beginning, each work marks a new flow, a new way of thinking when an idea from nothing comes to mind and he has to do everything to elaborate it so that the shadows, the lights, the angles, and the colors make it as he thought.

As the artist himself states, inventing a visual language is a long and delicate process.
In order to achieve his goal he needs to process his images many times and especially to make mistakes, and then delete them and as after each mistake start again because this is the most effective way to correct his work.


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