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Wood-Skin: Flexible New Structural Material for Walls, Programmable Furniture and Beyond

Posted: 19 Jan 2016 07:00 AM PST

Imagine the world had actually turned out to be flat. Inconceivable. And how about your walls? Perhaps we should free them, too, from their planate constraints? Cue Wood-Skin. It's a new, malleable composite material that can give architectural surfaces texture with a cool 3D effect. Wood-Skin is tissue-like, as flexible as fabrics but as rigid as wood, made of nylon mesh and triangular-shaped tiles. Read more…

Ninja House: Open-Ceiling Layout is an Agility Course

Posted: 17 Jan 2016 06:30 PM PST

If the owners of this highly unusual Tokyo home weren't already physically fit when they moved in, they probably are now, as navigating the levels through wide-open ceilings requires more than a little agility. Hiroyuki Shinozaki describes 'House T' as a dwelling that doubles as a bookshelf, with each floor serving as a successive plane for storage and living spaces while the center serves as an atrium. Read more…

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