Tube-itecture

Architects use cylindrical shapes for a curvier aesthetic
Implications - Architects have traditionally used polygonal shapes in building design, creating structures with straight lines and little to no curved surfaces. However, more architects are experimenting with curvilinear shapes -- in particular, cylinders. The tubed shape of a cylinder offers an interesting contrast to the typical cube or rectangular prism, and it may also mean that less material is required (and therefore, less waste) to manipulate into a structure.
SCORE: 5.1
Warm Top 6 Examples: 109,718 Total Clicks Jul 11 - Feb 12
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
DEMOGRAPHICS
Candy-Colored Schools - The Chalmers Campus Lindholmen Makes Learning Fun
SCORE: 6.7
V. Hot 27,143 Clicks Pub: Jan 23, 12
Candy-Colored Schools
The Chalmers Campus Lindholmen Makes Learning Fun
The Chalmers Campus Lindholmen is a candy-colored university building that features dynamic geometries and angular construction. The stunning structure pays homage to the Italian Renaissance taking cues… [More]
Modular Mountaintop Shelters - Living Ecological Alpine Pod Provides Comfort without Eco Expense
SCORE: 6.6
V. Hot 40,880 Clicks Pub: Nov 11, 11
Modular Mountaintop Shelters
Living Ecological Alpine Pod Provides Comfort without Eco Expense
The majority of those with a passion for discovering Earth's most breathtaking landscapes aim to minimize the environmental impact of their activities based on a compassion for the planet. The Living Ecological… [More]
Revolving Cylindrical Abodes - The 'Roll It' Experimental House Offers a Fresh Take on Modern Homes
SCORE: 4.1
Warm 14,075 Clicks Pub: Jul 29, 11
Revolving Cylindrical Abodes
The 'Roll It' Experimental House Offers a Fresh Take on Modern Homes
The 'Roll It' Experimental House is probably one of the strangest and most interesting homes that I've ever seen. Students Christian Zwick and Konstantin Jerabek from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany… [More]
Stacked Barrel Resorts - The TuboHotel by T3Arc Features a Clever and Inventive Design
SCORE: 3.1
Warm 3,785 Clicks Pub: Feb 20, 12
Stacked Barrel Resorts
The TuboHotel by T3Arc Features a Clever and Inventive Design
The TuboHotel by T3Arc is a cleverly designed resort that features tube-like structural forms as its main visual accents. Designed by the Mexican architecture studio, the hotel is made up of a number of… [More]
Cylindrical Sandbag Shelters - Nader Khalili's Temporary Earth Shelters are Cheap and Durable
SCORE: 5.1
Warm 6,572 Clicks Pub: Jan 3, 12
Cylindrical Sandbag Shelters
Nader Khalili's Temporary Earth Shelters are Cheap and Durable
Nader Khalili is an Iranian poet and architect who builds low-cost housing out of bags filled with Earth. Khalili's Earth bag housing is designed to provide shelter in a pinch for those who need to pinch… [More]
Cylindrical Pop-Up Homes - ‘The Tube' Provides Compact Living Quarters in the Great Outd
SCORE: 4.6
Mild 17,263 Clicks Pub: Jan 13, 12
Cylindrical Pop-Up Homes
‘The Tube' Provides Compact Living Quarters in the Great Outd
Tube4all is a Dutch company that is behind the creation of ‘The Tube.’ The Tube is a cylindrical shelter designed to provide cozy and comfortable shelter in the great outdoors. The Tube is a small space… [More]