Archive for November, 2007

Bamboestoel by Tejo Remy and Rene VeenHuizen

Bamboestoel2Regular readers are already well aware of our preoccupation with the chair. This one comes from Dutch design duo Tejo Remy and Rene VeenHuizen. Tejo Remy spoke at the Inhabitat’s ‘Reclaiming Design’ on the issues of reclaimed materials in design.

I love it when the design is more impactful than the ‘green’-ness. Nice work!

via Inhabitat

Wind Dam by Chetwood Associates

Winddam01 Just when you think you’ve seen it all, out of Inhabitat comes word of this terrific idea for green power design; the wind dam. It feels like a Phillip K Dick prop, but it’s for real. Check it out:

"The spinnaker shape is similar to the mainsail of a yacht, and is thought to be particularly effective in capturing the wind with it’s kite-like properties. Project architect Laurie Chetwood stated that the shape of the sail was influenced by functionality and a desire to produce something “sculptural”. “The sail looks like a bird dipping its beak into the water, which will be much less of a blot on this beautiful and unblemished landscape…It is also highly effective at capturing the wind because it replicates the work of a dam and doesn’t let the wind escape in the way it does using traditional propellers.”

via Inhabitat

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