Sunday, September 25, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Windowless Daylight: Fiber Optics Project Sun & Sky Inside

Fiber optics have enabled everything from light-transmitting concrete (LiTraCon) to see-through wood, but lately have found even more innovative applications for interior daylighting. Passing through a thin wooden wall or concrete block is one thing; Here natural light winds its way through entire stories of a structure, pushing through walls and ceilings to the innermost windowless spaces of a building.

Companies such as Huvco and Himawari, produce this technology however it is relatively expensive.

Flip-Up Furniture: Dual Functions in Half the Square Footage

More moving parts means more ways to break. Space-saving, multi-functional designs do not need to be overly complicated as these two storage-and-seating pieces from Elemento Diseno show.