Taylor 28, Seattle
Taylor 28 reconnects an unclaimed community to the city of Seattle through vibrant pedestrian open spaces. The first residential, mixed-use development in this transforming neighborhood, the project reclaims 20 feet of underutilized roadway to enhance public space and the quality of urban experience.
A formal tree grid and regular paving are abandoned in favor of rich materials and curving forms meant to draw pedestrians toward the building. Organic features with built-in seating carve small outdoor rooms for intimate gatherings, neighborhood dinners, and conversations. Rainwater runoff from the plaza flows into permeable paving and a series of urban raingardens. Canopy tree coverage and planting contribute to heat island reduction and CO2 offsetting. The 197-unit apartment complex also utilizes sustainable strategies for energy use reduction, additional heat island reduction, and stormwater collection.
Lamborghini Egoista Concept
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Italian automobile manufacturer Lamborghini has designed the ‘Lamborghini Egoista’, it was designed by Walter de Silva, the head designer of the Volkswagen group.
“The cockpit, made completely of carbon fiber and aluminum, represents a sort of survival cell, allowing the driver to isolate and protect themselves from external elements,” explained de Silva. “We kept an eye on the future when designing the Egoista, with the idea that its cockpit could have been taken from a jet aircraft and integrated into a road vehicle, to provide a different travel option.”