Japanese engineering firm Giken Seisakusho, which specializes in tidal and flood protection systems, created the Eco Cycle Anti-Seismic Underground Bicycle Park where owners can safely park their bikes in just 8 seconds. The buried cylindrical structures are only seven meters wide, but deep enough to safely store up to 200 two-wheel vehicles each.
Check out the following new video by Danny Choo from Culture Japan and a more technical video from Giken Seisakusho
You may also check out Kolelinia, a cycling system based on steel wires located high in the air here
Design proposal for the renovation of a two-story tie shop in Tokyo, by Japanese architect Shuichiro Yoshida. The concept is based on a staggered arch system to create separate areas inside the shop and lead client; basic materials: black plaster mixed with carbon.
Design / renderings cortesy of Shuichiro Yoshida
previously: Tube hair salon in Athens
A flexible two-story residence / atelier (75sqm), designed for a young couple by Japanese studio Hiroyuki Shinozaki. The architects created a shifted box where funcions are distributed over the various levels, allowing visual connectivity and communication throughout all storeys of the house.
photos by Hiroyasu Sakaguchi and Tatsumi Terado.
Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto created four biomorphic installations for –a Mentoring young Artists exhibition w/ guest video artist Evandro Machado, titled- “Madness is Part of Life” at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo.
The main artpiece A vida é um corpo do qual fazemos parte or LIBWPO (Life Is a Body We Are Part Of), made of synthetic strings and plastic balls consists of two parts and visitors are invited to move, sit or lay down in “Zoid aisle up and the ovule living room”.
Neto describes his work with the following: “It is a sculpture to be experienced. We also have the idea to lift people up close to the glass building in such a way that would cause them to experience some vertigo, or at least deal with the feeling of floating in the “Sky”. The piece is a work which deals with stability – how we move, desire and fear.”
The Nike PR room, Tokyo, designed by Torafu architects.