Category ARCHITECTURE

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s new green roof lets kids explore the wilderness in the middle of the city

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The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is bringing the wilderness to the middle of the city. This weekend, the museum will unveil a space that includes a forest, trails, interactive exhibits and a winged canopy that takes center stage.

Future Green Studio designed the rooftop’s landscaping by dividing the 20,000-square-foot terrace into four quadrants catering to different themes – woodland, play, lounge and dining – giving kids in the city the perfect place to learn about and explore the natural world.

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Light-filled cancer center harnesses the healing power of nature

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The healing powers of nature have been put to good use in the recently completed Maggie’s Oldham. London-based architecture studio dRMM completed this cross-laminated timber building, which is one of the United Kingdom’s many Maggie’s Centers that provide free practical, emotional, and social support for people with cancer. Nature surrounds the light-filled building both inside and out – from the garden that the center floats above to the tree that grows through the building.

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These incredible self-deploying buildings pop up in 8 minutes flat

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In the future, buildings could build themselves!!!!!!!

Ten Fold Engineering, based in the United Kingdom, is offering self-deploying structures that open up in under 10 minutes solely with the help of a hand-held battery-powered drill.

Their 689-square-foot structures could be used as medical clinics, eco hotels or even tree houses.


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Free off-grid shelter pops up for urban explorers in Bordeaux

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Exploring the fringes of France’s famed wine-growing region is now easier and better than ever.
After a long day’s hike—and enjoyment of some Bordeaux wine and cheese—urban explorers can take refuge in Le Haut Perché, an elevated shelter designed by London-based Studio Weave. Crafted as part of the Refuges Périurbains project, this unique shelter is one of eleven free overnight shelters on the edge of the city that encourage the exploration of Bordeaux’s fringe sites.

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Tiny cave-like cabin pops up in the Welsh Hills

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If adventure with comfort is your cup of tea, you’ll love off-grid glamping at Arthur’s Cave.

Inspired by the legendary cave where King Arthur and his traveling knights took refuge, this cavernous cabin offers a bit of mystique with all the comforts of home.

Miller Kendrick Architects designed this contemporary cave-like cabin, which is one of eight winning entries for Epic Retreats’ pop-up hotels in Wales.

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