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SHFT Sampler 7-7-10

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From swimsuit architecture to biodiesel desalination, here are your weekly links from around the web.

In London, the "seriously water stressed" UK capital confronts summer water shortages with a creative — and very British — solution: A new bio-diesel desalination plant that will run partly on used vegetable oil from fish-and-chip shops. Also in London, the newly erected Speedo Swimsuit Pavilion is made from obsolete swim suits. True story. Upgrade the grid: The US electricity grid,......read more

Gesterbine Skyscraper

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A Polish architecture firm's visionary concept for a net-zero skyscraper.

With dozens of wind turbines integrated into the building and tendrils hanging down like tree roots, the Gesterbine Skyscraper looks like an imaginative piece of science fiction. And, in a way, it is. The building concept, envisioned by Polish architects mode:lina for the eVolo Magazine 2010 Skyscraper Competition, may be more fanciful than realistic; but hey, people thought geodesic domes were......read more

Architecture Firm Makes Jewelry from Prefab Waste

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Marmol Radziner has created a new line of wearable architecture from their own prefab work.

What to do with the leftover bits of materials that inevitably end up in the scrap pile during the building process? Los Angeles-based Marmol Radziner took the fragments from their past architectural projects and transformed them into wearable art. The ability to upcycle their company's industrial waste was made even easier by the fact that Marmol Radziner has its own production facility:......read more

Animal Architecture

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Artist Daniel Arsham explores the intersection of nature and architecture.

In his new show opening in Paris this weekend, Brooklyn-based artist Daniel Arsham zeroes in on the areas where the natural and the manufactured meet. Featuring ink drawings and 3D sculpture, "Animal Architecture" is a study in juxtaposition. A modernist architectural ruin is pictured inside a cave. A kangaroo looks perplexedly at a slab of concrete floating in the landscape. A......read more

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