Author: Design Guru

the ‘seaseeker’ dive mask transforms snapchat spectacles into underwater goggles

whether your a casual snorkeler or a deep-sea diver, capturing what you see underwater on camera is part of the fun. now, thanks to the seaseeker underwater snapchat goggles, you can forget your gopro or underwater camera in favor of a neat little pair of snap spectacles, that record exactly what you see with your own eyes when swimming underwater. the seaseeker mask has been specially engineered to work with snap inc’s spectacles, waterproofing the quirky wearable tech to allow you to livestream photos and videos from depths of up to 150 feet.     created by the global cruise...

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schemata architects overhaul hidden concrete home in tokyo

hidden within a narrow street, a 52-year old building quietly peeks out at the dead-end in the center of tokyo. before inheriting the concrete-built ‘house in sangenjaya’, it once served as a clinic owned by the client’s grandfather and as the private house for his family and with this. schemata architects were charged with overhauling the run-down building and due to the site’s sentimental value, the existing structure was kept instead of demolishing and constructing anew. all images © kenta hasegawa     schemata architects adopted the approach of preserving the structure but reorganizing the internal layout to cater...

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stefano boeri’s liuzhou forest city masterplan breaks ground in china

stefano boeri’s first ‘forest city’ in china is now under construction in the city of liuzhou. conceived as a green metropolis, the project will eventually accommodate 30,000 people, with offices, houses, hotels, hospitals, and schools entirely covered with plants and trees. the revealing of the vast masterplan follows the italian architect’s ‘vertical forest’ in milan, which was completed in 2014, and the unveiling of similar projects planned for lausanne, switzerland, and nanjing, china. all images courtesy of stefano boeri architetti     commissioned by liuzhou municipality urban planning, stefano boeri’s ‘forest city’ will take just three years to complete, with...

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stefano colli redesigns spanish TV station using raw and minimal forms

located in barcelona, the design of the betevé TV station by architect stefano colli is part of a re-branding project led by FOLCH studio. ‘the imperfect city is the plot of this new nude view, direct and without artifices. the new set is defined by a raw and very sincere space,’ explains colli.  all images © josé hevia     for this project, FOLCH studio used the ‘lower case as a brand statement’ for the betevé logo to elicit accessibility, simplicity and interaction. following that thought, stefano colli offers a TV set with just a few elements that are arranged in a flexible manner around...

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porsche 911 turbo S project dark knight by auto-dynamics

porsche‘s ‘911 turbo S’ sports car gets a hint of darkness with slick all-black bodywork by poland-based vehicle tuner auto-dynamics. dubbed the ‘dark knight’, the german custom model boasts a full carbon ‘turbo aerokit’ exterior in a stealthy matte black finish, with a front spoiler, side skirts, vented fenders and bonnet, plus an aggressive rear bumper, and wing. all images © auto-dynamics     warsaw’s auto-dynamics names its latest custom creation the ‘dark knight’, shifting the new porsche ‘911 turbo S’ up a gear. its upgraded features include a techart exhaust with custom tips, new manifolds from GMG racing, ipd plenum and y-pipes, cargraphic catalysts, an agency-power intake, AWE...

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