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The US National Association of State Fire Marshals has suggested that a number of today’s green developments discourage pedestrian traffic and favour large walkways which make it harder for fire-fighters to obtain access to building interiors and that the use of some lightweight materials can pose a bigger fire risk to those tackling the fire as well as the public and surrounding buildings.
It may be old, dirty and coal powered now, but it was once a vision of a brighter future, was a giant stimulus project and helped win WWII.
Materials: 2 Frosta stools, Blecka hooks, wood, jigsaw, drill, screws Description: I was looking for a birch self standing dress hanger, but Ikea has unfortunately has little choice... so I decided to hack Frosta stool, inspired by previous hacks seen [...]
Materials: Finnvar stand Description: I repurposed the FINNVAR stand and turned it into a height adjustable slider rail for my DSLR camera slider (which I built by cannibalizing my girlfriends roller-skates and spending countless hours at the tool store [...]
Materials: Variera kitchen shelf insert, Capita legs and Ekby shelf Description: Not much of a hack if you compare to some of the other things posted here and part of it has been posted plenty of times. I live in a small room in London and wanted [...]
The comfort of a hammock is entirely given by the support of fabric in tension, and the same concept is used in the BUM Stool, a travel seat that can be interpreted as – well – a hammock for your bum. Designed as a collaborative work between our friend François Chambard of UM Project and [...]
Though summer is nearly here, the joys of schooldays can still be found in the creations produced by Czech-based Papelote Stationery. Conceived as a final project to founder Kateřina Šachová’s education in design, the bold and modern take on old-fashioned stationery. Materials and textures are presented in new ways as felt pockets become a simple [...]
We were so proud of ourselves. It was about one in the morning my daughter and I took pictures with thumbs up success of our first ever canning experience. It took us all night, something I could now probably slap together in less than an hour. Sterilize the jars, cut up the cucumbers, throw in [...]
Xiangxiangxiang Boutique Container Hotel is made from 35 repurposed shipping containers, and is located in the tourist area of Tianxia Duchenghuang. Featuring exterior and interior spaces for work and relaxation, the hotel integrates local culture and materials.
The Dutch city of Nijmegen wants to help first time home buyers get into the market even if they don't have a lot of money. Families who earn between €30,000 and €47,000 have an opportunity to join the program and get an architect-designed home. The city