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‘binck blocks’ is designed as a hub for biodiversity by offering space for flora and fauna in the façades and balconies. The post LEVS architecten and flux create nature-inclusive residential tower in the hague appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

the raw materiality of the tadao ando meditation space in paris has been revitalized through the lens of photographer simone bossi. The post simone bossi captures the concrete austerity of tadao ando’s paris meditation space appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

the memorial was conceived with the hope of creating a sober, meaningful site where people can gather and reflect. The post lynching memorial and legacy museum examine america’s history of racial injustice appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

Los Angeles-based studio Ensso has designed an all-in-one fountain pen with scale ruler for architects and engineers. Launched on Kickstarter, the Escala pen has a long, triangular cap that doubles as a scale ruler graded with imperial and metric scales. Aimed at architects and engineers, who use pens and rulers to mock-up plans and sketches, the fountain pen slides out of the cap so both components can be used simultaneously, without having to carry two separate objects. “Fountain pens and scale-rulers are two fundamental tools for architects, engineers, and designers. We wanted to create one product that could be used…

The Arvo Pärt Centre, which is dedicated to the Estonian composer, is deep in an pine forest and has no main entrance or exit. Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos designed the multipurpose cultural centre using curving walls and circular columns to invoke musical compositions. A single zinc roof covers the building, with polygonal cut outs positioned to open courtyard spaces to the sky. Curving glass exterior walls look out into the dense pine trees near the village of Laulasmaa, near the coast of the Baltic Sea. Thin circular columns are arranged around the exterior, echoing the trunks of the pines and arranged in a pattern…