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Art in Architecture, the Creatives’ Concrete Cave

brutal_00Pedro Reyes and his wife Carla Fernández are perhaps the epitome of the creative couple. From melting down guns and moulding then into shovels, to enabling the design and development of craft techniques in indigenous communities, the couple have etched their name into artistic history.

More recently, they have been focused on the design and build of their new home in Coyoacán, Mexico. Reyes’ background in architecture is plain to see throughout the home, as is the couples appreciation and love for ancient Mexican art, history and culture.

We’re big believers in off form concrete, so it’s exciting to see others sharing our passion, especially those with such impressive stylistic-credentials!

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WANTED: We’re hiring!

160212-WANTED poster imageWe’re looking for some new cowboys (or cowgirls) to join our herd – take a peek at our poster for more info!

Get in contact with us at brisbane@becollective.net to apply or find out more.  

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France to Build Solar Roads

20160526_00007-740x493The French government has committed to building one thousand kilometres of solar roads, joining solar-road-pioneering nations such as The Netherlands and Korea.

Wattway, the manufacturer of the solar road panels, claims that a home can be powered by only 20m2 of solar road panels. This would mean that 1km of solar road could power a town of 5,000 people.  

Solar Roads are extremely efficient in terms of space, as they are installed in pre-existing roadways and take advantage of otherwise wasted sunlight and space. Some solar road systems also integrate led lights for signage and internal cable storage lines which can eliminate the need for ugly and inconvenient outdoor power poles and lines.

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Blending Environment and Purpose

childrensmuseum_entry_20150517New York based architectural firm Dror has built a reputation for producing designs and ideas that push boundaries, and this one is no different.

The master-plan project is a design for a Children’s Museum in Istanbul, nestled in amongst the famous Faith Forest. The Dror team has taken the term “nestled” to the next level, designing a structure that will allow the forest to reclaim the museums space by growing right over the top.

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