We stumbled across these lovely and original lamp designs envisioned by architect Lauren Daley from San Francisco. Lauren skillfully built three homes in different architecture styles (Eco, Modern, and Bungalow) and attached them to lighting units: “I started House-Lamp to combine a couple of my greatest joys: making things with my own two hands, and architectural design“.
The project took a lot of researching and hard work: ” I’ve spent over a year developing House-Lamp to bring you the best lamp I can. I’ve hauled lumber on subways and buses, spent lots of my hard earned cash, routed and re-routed bases, written my own theme music, and have made more models than I know what to do with. Each House-Lamp comes on either a stained solid wood base or a plywood base with a natural finish“. The lamps are approximately 7-1/4? wide, 14? long, and 18? tall. Have a look at the video for a better understanding of the project and let us know which design is your favorite.
Energy during the construction process was saved by using FSC-certified glulam timber instead of steel to create the building’s distinctive wavy roof, while the store’s external walls use hemclad, a highly innovative insulator made from hemp, which, like all plants, absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows. An 80,000 litre water tank below ground provides water for the store’s toilets and waters the site’s green wall’, which provides natural insulation, acts as an all-natural pollution filter near the car park, and helps to encourage biodiversity. The result is a building that uses a fraction of the energy of structures of a similar size, and is still very popular with local shoppers.
An example of a huge success is Heneghan Peng Architects’ Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Using the large difference in level across the site, the architects created two folds in the landscape. Bold, but not conflicting with the rather bleak natural environment, these folds draw all the man-made areas together and create one fitting man-made break in the natural landscape. In the words of the architects themselves, There is no longer a building and a landscape, but building becomes landscape and the landscape itself remains spectacular and iconic