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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, COPENHAGEN

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Eva Harlou* makes proposal for the new Natural History Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark.
“…Forslaget tager udgangspunkt i visionen om at forene ”Opmærksomhed, tilgængelighed, totaloplevelse og integreret energidesign” i det nye Statens Naturhistoriske Museum.   Statens Naturhistoriske Museum med dets placering i Botanisk Have skal være nemt at få øje på. I hele områdets periferi kan smukke blomsterlignende lamper ses fra den omgivende by, og nyt byggeri står som ikoner for museet og tiltrækker opmærksomhed.   Det er visionen, at museet skal række sig ud som en gave til Københavns beboere og besøgende, og museets tilgængelighed er derfor i højsædet. De nye bygninger ”Filmgloben” og det underjordiske ”Globens Samlinger” kan besøges døgnet rundt – ”Globens Samlinger” som en del af en døgnåben vandring mellem de grønne områder ved Rosenborg Slot, Botanisk Have og Statens Museum for Kunst.  De nye og eksisterende bygninger, som tilsammen udgør Statens Naturhistoriske Museum, forbindes af et enkelt stisystem, som løber rundt i hele områdets periferi. Stierne tager form af rødder, som udspringer fra de opstillede blomsterlignende lamper.  Museet skal give den besøgende en moderne totaloplevelse, hvor botanikkens, zoologiens og geologiens verden går hånd i hånd, og hvor såvel udviklingshistorien, nutidens forskning og fremtidens visioner folder sig ud. I både eksisterende og nye bygninger inddrages den besøgende i en varieret museumsoplevelse med fokus på, at den besøgende skal være aktiv og tage alle sanser i brug. Følger man museums-stien kommer man til den klassiske museumscafé, den højteknologiske ”Filmglobe”, den intime naturskole, de hyggelige picnic-områder, den åbne markedsplads, de elegante tematiske udstillinger, de spændende eksperimentarier og forskergården. Man bevæger sig ned i ”Globens Samlingers” forunderlige, underjordiske univers, og man bevæger sig op til fantastiske udkigsposter.  Særligt i nybyggeriet ”Filmgloben” og ”Globens Samlinger” er kontakten til forskernes daglige arbejde vægtet højt.  Det nye museum skal bane vejen for fremtidens bæredygtige byggeri, og alle nye tiltag i forslaget er derfor udtryk for integreret energidesign, hvor miljøvenlige, højteknologiske løsninger er indarbejdet fra starten af designfasen…”

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EVA HARLOU* DESIGNS E-WASTE BIN, NYC

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Eva Harlou* designs electronic waste bin, NYC.
“Be careful when you pull the plug! Recycle your electronic waste!”
The recycling bin is designed as a simple shape that suits all modern urban environments. The bin comes in black or white and is a locker system. User instructions on the bin says: You pulled the plug! Press the green button to open an available locker. Place your electronic waste as far back as possible andclose the locker door. If you fill up the locker please press the red button and the door will be locked! This is to protect the binfrom theft and/or tampering. Mobil phones and batteries should be placed in the holes next to this text. Thank you for recycling your electronic waste! The recycling bin is made of recycled polyethylene HD with a weather resistant construction and UV stabilizers. Handles and wheels make is easy to transport the bin from on place to another. The logo and buttons on the bin light up at night referring to electronic waste and giving the bin an almost futuristic appearance. The locker system with different sized lockers makes it possible to handle the electronic device with care. Throwing electronic waste in a normal waste container there is a risk of breaks and leaks. The locker system makes it possible to pack the e-waste rationally and makes it easy to overview the waste when emptying the bin. Further more the locks prohibit theft and tampering. When all buttons are red the bin is full! The wheels are removable and the bins are easy to stack on the waste disposal site. The bin has a modern look that appeals to many people. Touching the bin is like touching a Mac product – it’s smooth and gorgeous with straight simple lines, a nice surface, rounded corners, funky buttons and a shiny logo. You feel more special using the locker bin system than throwing stuff into a regular waste container. The bin itself refer to modern technology and electronic devices.

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EVA HARLOU* DESIGNS “THE 4TH BIN” LOGO, NYC

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Eva Harlou* designs electronic waste bin logo for bins in NYC.
“Be careful when you pull the plug! Recycle your electronic waste!”
The primary logo is designed to be both modern and easy to read. The electronic device is thrown into a garbage bin. The angel wings and a recycle-glorie refer to the logo text: “Be careful when you pull the plug”. What happens when your electronic device is “dead”? The secondary logo - the wire turning into a cardiogram and a globe - underlines the slogan and explains the ecological importance of recycling e-waste. Together the primary and secondary logos can easily be used on recycling bins, merchandise and in TV-commercials.

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EVA HARLOU* DESIGNS “THE 4TH BIN”

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Eva Harlou* designs a logo to represent E-waste recycling and a bin to collect it for proper disposal or recovery

In 2005 the U.S. generated over two million tons of electronic waste; 250,000 tons from New York City alone. That figure is projected to double in the decade to come. These obsolete or broken electronics are typically just dumped in with regular trash, though most of this E-waste contains toxic components that leech into the soil and poison the groundwater. Although our collective “green” conscience has certainly evolved, our infrastructure has not. We need a place to safely and easily deposit our E-waste: The 4th Bin.

In response to this clear need, and to coincide with the upcoming changes to New York City’s law’s regarding E-waste, Valiant Technology is calling for entries in an international competition. Your aim: to design a logo to represent E-waste recycling and a bin to collect it for proper disposal or recovery.

Project coming soon. Stay tuned!

“DICE” IN POLITIKEN

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“Dice” is a new lamp design that conceives of two white cubes with black spots like real dice. “Dice” is made of translucent, hard, white acrylic. “Dice” is a classic, minimal, fun and inventive design and is futhermore designed to be more than just a pendant. It can be used as magazine holders, storage boxes for storage units, childrens chairs etc.
For further information please contact Eva Harlou: info@evaharlou.dk

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“DICE” (LAMP DESIGN BY EVA HARLOU*)

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“Dice” is a new lamp design that conceives of two white cubes with black spots like real dice. “Dice” is made of translucent, hard, white acrylic. “Dice” is a classic, minimal, fun and inventive design and is further more designed to be more than just a pendant. It can be used as magazine holders, storage boxes for storage units, children’s chairs etc.
For further information please contact Eva Harlou: info@evaharlou.dk

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Danish celebrities show their favorite lamp designs. Read more!

CIRCLE HOUSE (APARTMENT BUILDING, AARHUS, DENMARK)

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Circle House is an apartment building in the center of Aarhus, Denmark. The signature of the building is the facade with it’s pattern of circles. The facade is highly decorative and also has a practical function as protection towards the apartments behind. At night the light from the apartments gives the facade an even stronger appearance. The ground floor includes a café and restaurant.

Project details:
Title: Circle House
Architect: Eva Harlou ApS
Site: Aarhus, Denmark
Size: 1000 sqm.
Type: apartment building, restaurant
Client: Karsten Nørkjær
Engineer: Ivar Lykke Kristensen A/S

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“COLLIERS”, NEW GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EVA HARLOU*

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colliers graphic design eva harlou architect denmark architecture housing interior design

Eva Harlou* makes the new and modern graphic design for Colliers Hans Vestergaard. The layout is easy to read and catches the eye with it’s contrast colours and simple icons.