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Double Century House won BDAV Design Award

Double Century House bagged BDAV Design Award for sustainable design

Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) had called upon various building designers to participate in 10-Star Sustainable Design Challenge, as part of its 20th BDAV Building Design Awards. The challenge was to design innovative energy-efficient home that can be practically implemented across any climatic zone in Australia. Living up to the concept, Double Century House by Melbourne-based architectural firm Ande Bunbury Architects has successfully won the design awards. This home ...

Akerun Smart Lock

Akerun smart lock allows keyless home entry with your smartphone

To protect your smart home nowadays, you certainly need a smart security system. For safeguarding your home, a Japanese firm has come up with the latest Akerun smart lock, which opens/closes front door automatically. It is an oblong device that easily attaches onto the front without detaching the thumb turn. The smart device is installed with Bluetooth to connect with your smartphone, providing you access to unlock the door using a digital key. This system will automatically detect your ...

UP Balloon Round Coffee Table by Christopher Duffy

Up in the air: UP Balloon Round Coffee Table by Christopher Duffy

Just keep it there, or place it anywhere, Don’t be afraid, it’s like magic and you’ll be amazed. The UP Balloon Round Coffee Table designer Christopher Duffy, a London-based artist renowned for his unique and creative art of work, works on idea- based designs, playing and defying the rules of gravity, geometry and adding illusion to every piece of his work. ...

PancakeBot Pancake 3D Printer

PancakeBot 3D prints flapjacks into artistic designs

Making pancakes is no rocket science, but cooking it in various artistic shapes in impossible unless you’re a culinary artist. But designer Miguel Valenzuela has created the world’s first 3D printed pancake maker dubbed PancakeBot to turn breakfast making into an art. It is a robotic gadget that is designed to print pancakes into your desired custom-designs. It is installed with software that allows you to trace any image you desire on your PC, save it to a SD card and send it to the ...

Lego Brick Coffee Table

Give quirky touch to your living room with jumbo ‘Lego brick’

Do you still love playing with Lego pieces and creating decorative objects with them? Well, you can now make your inner child happy with the Lego Brick coffee table, without compromising your grown-up home decor. The online store BranchingOutward has created this eccentric coffee table that looks like a jumbo ‘Lego Brick.’ Unlike conventional Lego bricks, the coffee table is made from lacquered wood instead of plastic. The tabletop consists of eight circular studs, allowing guests to place ...

WaterNest 100 Floating Home by Giancarlo Zema

WaterNest 100: Eco-friendly floating home inspired by aquatic bird nests

If you love the idea of living in a floating home surrounded by lush green landscape, then you’ll certainly love the WaterNest 100- an ecological circular home nestled on water. Italian architect Giancarlo Zema has designed this spherical pod-like structure that is inspired from aquatic bird nests, allowing residents to interact with nature. Zema said in an interview, The inspiration came from observing the aquatic nests of water birds all over the world where they can live and growing their ...

World’s First 3D Printed Air Conditioner

World’s first 3D printed air conditioner allows user customization

Haier, Chinese consumer electronics and home appliances firm, has come up with the world’s first 3D printed air conditioner at the annual Appliance and Electronics World Expo 2015 in Shanghai, China. The fully-functional air conditioner and its LCD display have been created entirely with 3D printing technology. The 3D printed AC comes with refreshing color scheme of elegant blue and white combination along with striking streamlined 3D wave patterns, unlike conventional air conditioners. ...

How to foil hidden five hazards in your home

How to foil five hidden hazards in your home?

Nothing but home is the safest haven to unwind yourselves, and you probably never think that your house could be hazardous. This is because you must be doing your best to keep your family and loved ones safe. However, it’s time for a reality check- as there are five hidden hazards that reside with you in your ‘home sweet home.’ Before you start wondering what these dangerous could be, let us be aware you about five hidden dangers in your home and how these can be foiled with simple ...

Crowder-Drury team Tornado-reistant Home

Crowder-Drury team to build tornado-resistant geothermal home

Crowder University in Neosho and Drury University in Springfield have collaborated to construct tornado-resistant ShelteR3 home for competing in Solar Decathlon 2015- national competition hosted by U.S. Department of Energy. The Crowder-Drury team has been planning and researching on the project for months and are finally ready to start construction on such groundbreaking shelter design that can combat natural calamities. The concept of this house is built on the three R’s: respond, ...

NotOnlyWhite Scape Vanity Collection Made From HI-MACS

NotOnlyWhite Scape vanity collection made from HI-MACS acrylic stone

Dutch brand NotOnlyWhite has unveiled its latest Scape vanity collection, designed by Joost van der Vecht. The entire collection is made from HI-MACS acrylic stone that forms extremely hygienic non-porous surfaces to repell water stains. Due to non-absorbent surfaces, the wash basin collection is easy to clean and maintain.The Scape collection comprises two basin series including Scape Monolith and Scape Wall-Hung. The former features three free-standing basin units, while the latter consists ...

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