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architecture goes back to its roots
‘Baubotanik’ is a botanical architecture office in Germany that creates buildings and objects such as pavilions or animal watching platforms. Baubotanik’s unusual approach is that they organically grow buildings by mending artificial components e.g. steel with living plants or trees.
Why it matters
This living architecture shows just how respectful we can be to the environment when building new structures. Will we see these techniques being used for larger projects, will the first living flagship store be just around the corner?
After more than 50 years of selling furniture, Ikea's contribution to home furnishings is being celebrated by a Swedish contemporary art museum. The Liljevalchs Konsthall in Stockholm is holding an exhibition showcasing some of the products Ikea has sold since the early 1950s.
McDonald’s has started a campaign called ‘Stop Getting Bored’ which is aimed at keeping children occupied during the school holidays. They have been providing games and crafts for children up to the age of 12 with professional child minders in store.