Month of Design in Ljubljana

Here in Ljubljana (Slovenia) autumn means cold, rain (and sometimes snow), beautiful colors and inspiration. A lot of events about design, theater, cinema are happening and the new light invites to see things as if it were the first time. Perhaps one of the most popular events is the Month of Design, the capital becomes a traveling museum, with exhibitions, pop-up stores, conferences, performances, parties…

Darma visited the core of the celebration just the day it opened and we were fortunate to attend the conference about Helsinki World Design Capital 2012.

Here more information about the event in the words of the organizers:

Month of Design is an annual festival of know-how and creativity in design. It offers platform for a discourse focused on exploring the role of design in creative industries, business, culture and social practices. The main aim of Month of Design is to increase the competitiveness of businesses and society, establish knowledge transfers between developed and less developed economies, and emphasise the strategic, economic and cultural advantages of design.

This unique month-long design event is held in and around the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. This year it is dedicated to a specific topic of global relevance – Thinking the Future.

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Think green: top 4 must see eco constructions

In Darma we are sustainable architecture enthusiasts. It’s a smart move and a way to coexist with the planet and our consciousness. To built and live making the most of natural resources without exploiting them, minimun consumption, maximum use and all that, without leaving aside the innovation and aesthetics.
We leave you with some of the projects we love the most.

Finca Bellavista: Highflying Treehouses in Costa Rica

Erica and Matt Hogan made their dream come true. This treetop neighborhood is still growing and there has been a lot of progress since its inception less than 5 years ago. Located in the south Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica, the comfy yet rustic private retreat welcomes people to get off the beaten path and explore the wonders of rainforest living.
More about Finca Bellavista

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Stretched Egg,  passive house in the UK

It’s not easy to find spare space for new eco-neighborhoods, so Evgeni Leonov Architects designed a series of narrow egg-shaped homes that extend from the historic Trent Villa in Nottingham. Considered to be one of the most energy-efficient forms found in nature, the egg shape served as the main inspiration for the urban regeneration project, which is designed to meet passive house requirements.

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 Blue Forest’s Beautiful Eco-PERCH Treehouse 

Featuring natural materials and an organic form, the eco-PERCH will fit amicably within almost any environment, creating a harmonious balance between contemporary living and nature. But best of all? This perch can be assembled on site in just five days!

More about Eco-Perch
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HOUS.E+ a self-sustaining home for the near future.

HOUS.E+ is a concept that relies on geothermal energy for efficient heating and cooling in Vancouver. Rammed earth walls made from soil excavated on site provide an eco-friendly enclosure while an aquaponics farm around the home produces fish and food. Topped with photovoltaic panels and lined with micro-hydro turbines in the walls, the HOUS.E+ is designed to produce more energy than it needs, sending the rest back to the grid.

More about HOUS.E+

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