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Volkswagen Caddy Van Features a Wooden Boat Deck For Sunbathing

The designers at Volkswagen brought out the big guns for an upcoming recreational vehicle show in Düsseldorf, Germany by crossing one of their small commercial Caddy vans with a sailboat. While the Caddy Topos Sail design is not capable of traveling on water, it does feature a sailboat style deck on the roof that can be modified for relaxation and sunbathing. It even features a wooden ladder built into the glass to grant easy access to the roof. Point to note: it is still only a concept!

Photosynthesis Solar Tree Concept Is the World's Best Looking Solar Gadget Charger

Great concept from designer Vivien Muller for a modular, Lego-like little bonsai tree with 54 mini photovoltaic panels as leaves to take energy from the sun and charge your gadgets. Adapters get tucked away beneath a nice little tray, and your gadgets lay on top, basking in the shade.

Sony's Bravia BDV-IT1000 All-in-One Blu-ray Home Theater Experience

It was only a matter of time before Sony released out an all-in-one Blu-ray home theater system, and their new Bravia BDV-IT1000 seems to fit that void quite nicely. Some of the highlight features include: 700W of total power, slim speakers thanks to finger-sized full-range drive units, wireless rear speakers, two HDMI inputs and support for Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. No word on a price or a release date yet.

House with a Mini Golf Course On Its Roof

This modern house in Spain has a complex and industrial-looking mini golf course on its roof. The house has been designed in a parcel with extremely high topography. The parcel is located at the end of the city of Igualada, and the project will look to the landscape at the front.

The structural solution of the project is a continuous steel tube fitted in the earth at the extremes. A steel tube covered with aluminum panels which flies over the trees of the parcel.

Source :
Gizmodo & ArchDaily Website
Compiled by: Mahdin Mahboob

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