25hours Hotel Bikini by Studio Aisslinger

Studio Aisslinger designed the 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin under the working title: Urban Jungle. The reason: half of the 149 rooms overlook the Berlin Zoo and the other half some of Berlin biggest landmarks. Using a warm design scheme with lots of natural colours, materials and custom furniture they have truly created a landmark.

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NIKE Aero-Static Dome at Design week Milan

It’s the Design Week in Milan and when its mainly furniture on display, brands have decided to make an impact as well. Nike have created this floating structuer called ‘aero-static dome’ together with miniwiz founder Arthur Huang. Miniwiz, famous for their innovative and eco design haven taken inspiration from the fly knit technology and based the massive structure on Leonardo Da Vinci’s triangular parachute and alexander graham bell’s tetrahedral kite. Inside each glass capsules units – anchoring the balloon structure – are shoes of the new kobe 9 elite low HTM displayed.

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Via Designboom All images courtesy of NIKE

The Cardboard Cathedral by Shigeru Ban

Recycling meets religion in this very eco-friendly cathedral. After the 2011 earthquake in New Zealand one of the Christchurch landmark cathedrals was badly damaged. Architect and 2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban was asked to come up with a temporary solution to help replace the landmark until a more permanent cathedral could be built.

His response: using 98 cardboard tubes and 8 shipping containers designed into an A frame. Colourful printed glass sits at the front of the cathedral creating a modern version of the classic stained glass windows. The structure is expected to exist for 50 years, long enough for a more permanent structure to be build.

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