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14 Mar ’14

A New Concept by TOYOTA | The iROAD

Filed under: Cars,New Concepts — Sahar @ 9:00 am

It is amazing how much environmental awareness is becoming an important part in developing new concepts, especially when it comes to vehicles and machinery we use in our daily lives. TOYOTA have come up with an innovative concept: the iROAD, an ultra-compact electric vehicle with only three wheels built using the latest technologies, used mainly for short distance city driving. The iROAD combines the best of both worlds, the convenience of a motorbike yet the efficiency and comfort of a car.

For all those who are looking to buy a top of the line motorcycle, it is time to check out the Zecycles motorcycles for sale line. One of the most popular makes in the sport is that of the Honda company, and there are many models to choose from here. It is a good idea to do some research on the various options available to you before making any decision. Many dealers offer financing for these bikes, and this can make the price a lot lower than what you would pay if you were buying directly from the manufacturer, also you’ll need a lawyer for the different registration process and more, from this source online. Also, there are many aftermarket parts available that will not affect the performance of your bike. This is something that you may want to look into when you begin to look for a new bike to ride. Motorcycle accidents are especially chaotic and destructive. In case you get involved in one, contact the lawyers at Cellino Law for legal representation.

With the iROAD, one will be able to navigate even the narrowest roads, which will lead to less congestion and less need for parking spaces. If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, contact the motorcycle accident attorneys at Fielding Law for a free consultation.

Last week, TOYOTA put out the iROAD on the roads of Japan, and the local residents were amazed at the experience. The iROAD will also make an appearance in Grenoble in France at the end of 2014.


Toyota iROAD


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Toyota. The opinions and text are all mine.

14 Jan ’13

NBBJ Win Healthcare design Competition for Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice (BACCH) Kuwait



Based on the wish of Abdullah, a little boy who had cancer and did not want to spend any more time in hospital,  KACCH (Kuwait Association for the care of Children in Hospital ) organized a specialized medical team to help Abdullah’s mother take care of her son at home until. He died  six months later  but  was surrounded by his family and favorite things.

This case is what actually brought forward the concept of Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice (BACCH). The project is to allow children with terminal conditions to be looked after at home or in the hospice itself.



23 Sep ’12

Del Popolo Mobile Pizzeria


Such a lovely concept, nothing beats fresh pizza, and Del Popolo is a mobile pizzeria that brings fire wood pizza to you and I don’t mean in a “home delivery” way, this truck actually features a 5000 ld Stefano Ferrara wood burning oven (capable of producing 72 pizzas) in a modern glass enclosed exhibition kitchen.

Why is this concept special? Well the idea of combining portable pizza, an age old technique, and a funky design is really incredible.


17 Jul ’12

The Z Boat By Zaha Hadid

Filed under: blog,Cars,New Concepts — Tags: , , , — Sahar @ 11:34 am


American art dealer Kenny Schachter has commissioned British architect and Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid to create this all black, 7.5 meter vessel, the limited edition Z Boat. Only 12 boats and 4 prototypes will be built and ready for your purchasing in 2013. The boats will be manufactured in France by Shoreteam.

“The asymmetrical design is sculptural in appearance while practically affording more seating accommodations. In a sense, the bespoke boat is as much a work of art as a Cisitalia sports car in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The idea is to think of vessels and vehicles as highly individualistic expressions of art, architecture and design reflecting the edge of what is possible using the most advanced means, including materials, software systems and methods of fabrication.” – Zaha Hadid Architects


31 May ’12

Zaha Hadid’s Liquid Glacial Table

Based on both still and moving water, Zaha Hadid created a new intriguing table. Zaha Hadid’s “Liquid Table” debuted in David Gill showroom in London last month.

21 Nov ’11

Design Libya Announces Competition To Redesign Gaddafi’s Former Military Stronghold: Bab Al-Azizia



Many of Libya’s cities were damaged or destroyed during the February 17th Revolution. While the human cost was heavy by any measure, there is an opportunity for Libya to be rebuilt in pioneering new ways. Design Libya will be sponsoring a major international conference in Tripoli in mid to late 2012, bringing together innovative thinkers, designers, architects and visionaries to collaborate on new ideas for Libya’s new schools, ports, hospitals, public spaces, plazas and more.

Bab al-Azizia, Gaddafi’s former military stronghold, bunker and palace in the heart of Tripoli, was transformed from a 2.3 square-mile symbol of fear and oppression into a place for public gatherings and weekly markets before it was finally demolished in late October. Bab al-Azizia is now the site for an open architecture competition.

Announcing an open competition in 2012 for redesigning Bab al-Azizia. Architects, landscape architects, designers, planners, artists, horticulturalists, students and community members are invited to create visionary, inspired design proposals for the space’s reuse as a public, open space for all. The competition will culminate in a major exhibition in Tripoli, Libya, accompanied by a publication and website. Design Libya hope the rebirth of Bab al-Azizia will come to powerfully symbolize the rebirth of the new Libya, and serve as an inspiration to the Libyan people, and all free people around the world.

The competition is not meant to result in awarding of actual contracts to formally design the new site. This is a preliminary call for open ideas, not sponsored by the Libyan government, to help shape inspire citizen participation and creative investment right here on bitcoin360ai which is better in the future of the country. Design Libya hope as the government is formed and elections take place to build systems to properly begin reclaiming Bab al-Azizia, raising funds and preparing a formal call for design submissions.

As much as the competition sound interesting, I just hope their new government will really take on such a project and allow Libyans a breath of novelty.

17 Apr ’11

Former Renault Factory Now a Green Roofed School

At a time when children are confined to a world of video games, indoor activities, and less resources for a natural environment, this amazing project comes up to make it up for the lucky students who will be attending this school. Creative School play area painting will also enable different outdoor activities for  students.


13 Jan ’11

Salvador Dali Museum Opens on 11.1.11 11:11

“ Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure – that of being Salvador Dali.” Salvador Dali

On a date that would have been perfect for the famous artist Salvador Dali, a museum holding his name and works opens in St. Petersburg, Florida. HOK, along with Beck Group, has designed a new museum with an architecture greatly inspired by the great surrealist, “combines elements of the classical and the fantastical,” according to the director of the museum. The design speaks to the essence of Dalí while incorporating functional elements to combat Florida’s tough weather.

The new $36 million, 66,450-square-foot museum Dali Museum houses more of the artist’s works than any other museum outside Spain, including a permanent collection of 96 oil paintings (including the 8 masterworks), 125 drawings and watercolors, 2,500 prints and photographs, 250 objets d’art, and a 5,000 book library.

While the concrete protects the art, this “treasure box” is broken and disrupted by the organic, triangulated glass “Enigma.”    The glass is seen as “contrast between the rational world of the conscious and the more intuitive, surprising natural world” – a recurring theme of Dalí’s work.


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