Slick Design To Heating

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Its a functional work of art..yeah really it is!

Totally Rad: Karim Rashid Does Radiators, an exhibit that opened this week in New York City, features radiators that you’d be forgiven for mistaking for contemporary sculpture. It’s curated by Karim Rashid, the mad designer behind this Kone vacuum and these modern kitchen tools.

These heaters aren’t just artsy concepts. They’re all real steam-heat radiators in production today (mostly in Europe). Continue reading… “Slick Design To Heating”

Passive Houses Have No Furnaces But Plenty Of Heat

Passive Houses Have No Furnaces But Plenty Of Heat 

From the outside, there is nothing unusual about the stylish new gray and orange row houses in the Kranichstein District, with wreaths on the doors and Christmas lights twinkling through a freezing drizzle. But these houses are part of a revolution in building design: There are no drafts, no cold tile floors, no snuggling under blankets until the furnace kicks in. There is, in fact, no furnace.

Continue reading… “Passive Houses Have No Furnaces But Plenty Of Heat”