California Roll House By Christopher Daniel

California Roll House By Christopher Daniel

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California Roll House By Christopher Daniel

The California Roll House is a futuristic concept design for a prefabricated house that Christopher Daniel of Violent Volumes has created. The house was designed with a desert setting in mind with its exterior wrapped in an energy-efficient material that reflects heat from the sun. The house appears rolled to form a tube-like shape with glass on either end that is controlled electronically to change the transparency for privacy and light control. The modular nature of the design makes for easy assembly and disassembly on site.

California Roll House By Christopher Daniel

California Roll House By Christopher Daniel

California Roll House By Christopher Daniel

California Roll House By Christopher Daniel

To maximize space, doors are hydraulically powered and curtains provide privacy as a space divider in the bedroom.

California Roll House By Christopher Daniel

California Roll House By Christopher Daniel

California Roll House By Christopher Daniel

The interior design is fairly minimal which allows for open, light-filled spaces.

California Roll House By Christopher Daniel

California Roll House By Christopher Daniel

California Roll House By Christopher Daniel

California Roll House By Christopher Daniel

California Roll House By Christopher Daniel

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A Five Minute Explanation of How the Earth’s Beautiful Northern Lights Arrive

The Aurora Borealis from Per Byhring on Vimeo.

Sam Biddle Aurora borealis isn’t just very fun to say aloud—it’s absolutely beautiful to watch. But where does it come from? The whim of the gods? No, silly Ancient Roman—the sun’s plasma discharges are responsible. This video breaks it down.

The sun is a giant crock pot of magnetic fields and incredible heat. The two collude and send giant belches of plasma shooting outward toward our little rock. When the magnetically charged package hits our planet’s atmosphere, the plasma is siphoned downward to our skies, where we see pretty swirling lights, and not a violent cosmic grappling match.

via A Five Minute Explanation of How the Earth’s Beautiful Northern Lights Arrive. via BuzzFeed

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