Posted on May 24th 2013, 11:40 PM
Something are fun in pictures, but even MORE fun when you climb inside! When we walked past Dedon and i saw the Mini Nestrests hanging in the window and a huge Nestrest just inside the door, we had to pop in… and when the man there told me i was welcome to climb in… how could i say no? The Nestrest is designed by french duo, Daniel Pouzet and Fred Frety. It is far comfier than i expected, and with the way they lit it, it was a magical little oasis to curl up in! Also, far more spacious feeling than you’d expect. The minis are pretty much cat/mini-dog sized… and imagining them popping their heads out while hanging from a tree makes me smile. And their photography! The contexts in which they shoot the Nestrests are pretty funny ~ from being carried around in them, to next to a flock of ostriches and more. From the original pictures, i somehow assumed that they would be made of bent wood, but turns out it is all made of an “especially strong DEDON fiber” which is 4cm wide instead of their usual 2, weather/UV/cold+heat/pool+sea water resistant, high density polyethylene that is maintenance free and easy to clean. It is also environmentally friendly, being 100% recyclable and toxin-free with love carbon emissions. I’m tempted! It would be amazing hanging from the tree in the backyard, to curl up and swing gently… take a peek at the playful photography, view from inside, and more details on the next page!TO PAGE 2 of "Dedon Nestrest"! ----->
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Posted on May 24th 2013, 11:00 PM
The brief was to develop 2 existing house sites with 4 townhouses while minimising the impact on the environment. Our client Mick is a local who had lived in one of the existing houses, and wanted to make a contribution to the suburb he loves. Rather than use complex ‘active systems’ to meet the ESD brief, we took the approach that the DNA of the building needed to be based on a sustainable ideology. This was a two prong approach: the first was to engage a design and construction team who were based locally, cared about the area (a ‘think global, act local’ approach), and the second was to ensure that the building...
Posted on May 24th 2013, 10:00 PM
Founded by Grimshaw and FutureCity in collaboration with the Fellows of the RSA, the Urban Research Unit (URU) is a one-year research project focused on urban design, masterplanning and placemaking. It will include a series of eight panel discussions that will use various urban factors to compare and contrast New York and London. Their upcoming event, ‘Navigating the Future City’ will take place in London on June 5. This event sets out an ambitious and achievable vision for London as the most vibrant, vital and accessible city in the world. The discussions will focus on a new approach to supporting London’s role as a key aviation hub, and points towards radical solutions for the capital’s transport network. For more information, please visit here. A video of their previous event...
Posted on May 24th 2013, 10:00 PM
Brasilia, la ciudad de los contrastes. Del blanco y negro de un proyecto de ciudad, y no solo de ciudad, sino de nueva capital, a un presente a todo color lleno de diferencias.
Brasilia comenzó a fraguarse en 1956, con Lúcio Costa como principal urbanista y Oscar Niemeyer como principal arquitecto. Cuatro años después, pasó a ser oficialmente la capital de Brasil. Su estructura obligaba a una separación de funciones y usos radical, que mata y revive sectores enteros...
Posted on May 24th 2013, 09:00 PM
The project’s conceptual framework is built around a critique of it’s developing suburban context, a typological narrative around the respective backgrounds of the clients, and a response to the specifics of the site itself. The house is located in the southern suburban fringe of Perth, a place that is currently undergoing rapid transformation from it’s loose, coastal urban form, into a built-up suburb typical of other areas along Perth’s coast. The house challenges the conventions of new detached housing being built in the area in that it is small, raised above the ground, has no front fence, no front door, no garage, and is not made of brick.
The clients are a recently...
Posted on May 24th 2013, 08:51 PM
25.05.2013 The sas architects designed the ABC club-bar in the D! Club in Lausanne, Suisse.The bar-club is located where the balcony of the “Lumen” used to be: this former Lausanne cinema opened in 1908 then became the “ABC” in 1935. It was, at one time, one of the largest screens in Europe. In 1998, the cinema became the D! club, where the clubbing area took up the two spatial sections: the stalls and the balcony. In 2012, the architects sas architecture and the client developed a “club within the club” concept for the balcony, separate from the D! club. They designed an intimate area both “rock attitude” and chic. The balcony’s original volumes were made visible again and magnified, retaining the possibility of reverting to the original immense volume for specific events. The client’s wish was for extreme flexibility of use and a very striking identity. The architects played with the building’s historic features as well as with its facetted geometry. They introduced reflection effects to splinter the existing space. The existing bar element was extended and tiled with tinted mirrors. It therefore became an impressive shining element connecting the full height of the former entry area with the former balcony. Decor and lighting were developed with decorator Alexandre Boyer who repeatedly made reference to the cinema: Merry-Go-Round planes chasing each other 5 meters up in the air, tables recovered from former cabaret “La Belle Époque”; 2 colossal light fixtures from Le Havre, Normandy shipyards; velvet drapes; cinema seats; Ladies’ decorated with “Dolce Vita” paparazzi paraphernalia; and a “Closer” movie atmosphere in the Gents’.Architects: sas specific architectural solutions Decoration collaborator: Alexandre Boyer Graphic collaborator: Audrey DubussyCivil engineer: Kälin & Rombolotto Ingénieurs FullscreenPhotographer: Lionel Henriod / mc2 Οι sas architects σχεδίασαν το ABC club-bar του D!Club στη Λωζάνη της Ελβετίας.Το bar-club βρίσκεται εκεί όπου ήταν παλαιότερα το μπαλκόνι του "Lumen": αυτός ο πρώην κινηματογράφος της Λωζάνης άνοιξε το 1908, στη συνέχεια έγινε το "ABC" το 1935. Ήταν, κάποτε, μία από τις μεγαλύτερες οθόνες της Ευρώπη. Το 1998, ο κινηματογράφος μετατράπηκε στο D! club, όπου...
Posted on May 24th 2013, 08:45 PM
If you often need to relax after a hard long day, you’ll be happy to jump into a pool or a hot tub. If this water body is located outdoors, it’s a double pleasure because you can also enjoy fresh air and views. That’s why today we’ll tell you about garden hot tub ideas. A hot tub may be organized as a part of a pond or a pool, it may be made natural-looking with the help of big stones or plants. There are many various styles from rustic to ancient Greek; wood, concrete, metal and stones are the best materials. Combining a hot tub and a fireplace or a fire bowl makes the atmosphere special – it’s like two natural powers, a striking contrast! One more advantage of a hot tub is that it’s an amazing place for a romantic date. Find some cool hot tub design ideas below!
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Posted on May 24th 2013, 08:28 PM
Architecture Day Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June 2013
One of the most iconic buildings in Rotterdam, the Hofpoort on the Hofplein, will be transformed into a 24-hour city on Friday 21 June and Saturday 22 June. All are welcome to come and eat, drink, dance, relax, breakfast, discover, meet, skate, create, shop and much more. For a full 24 hours the Hofpoort will be the epicentre of Architecture Day in Rotterdam.
The Hofplein area used to be regarded as the pulsing heart of Rotterdam. AIR, the Rotterdam architecture centre, ZUS – De Dépendance centre for urban culture and Rotterdam ArchiGuides are joining forces to bring it back to life again on Architecture Day. For 24 hours they will combine to transform the Hofpoort into a vertical city where there is something new to experience every hour.
The Hofpoort, better known as the Shell building, was built in 1976 and has 24 floors. Most of these floors have been vacant for some years. The abandoned office floors will be fil...
Posted on May 24th 2013, 08:23 PM
a personal look at the corners of the amazing frames from classic masterpieces exhibited at the louvre museum and the metropolitan museum of art.
Posted on May 24th 2013, 08:00 PM
Posted on May 24th 2013, 08:00 PM
Architecture Matters sought to negotiate the contrasting hard-edged urban and idyllic parkland settings surrounding the Stonnington Animal Pound site, responding to the contemporary architecture of the existing Pound building and adjacent Stonnington Depot complex, whilst meeting the projected requirements for sustainably housing the municipalities’ growing population of lost and abandoned cats in ‘best-practice’ accommodation.
The resulting wedge-like, steel clad building, with its relatively simple, cost-effective though dynamic forms and textures sits somewhere between the ‘duck’...
Posted on May 24th 2013, 07:25 PM
Just found a bunch of these photos on my phone… couldn’t help being fascinated by the chameleon window displays at Aritzia while wandering soho… see them all on the next page!TO PAGE 2 of "Chameleon Window Displays"! ----->
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Posted on May 24th 2013, 07:03 PM
How would the design of the built environment, the process and practice of architecture change if women were leading and equally represented?
Nina Freedman and Lori Brown are seeking funding for "Women in Architecture", an initiative to transform leadership for women in architecture by bridging academy and practice.
Posted on May 24th 2013, 07:00 PM
Professors: Jeremy Foster, Kifle G Gebremedhin, Werner Goehner, George Hascup, Alex Mergold, Arthur Ovaska, Andrea Simitch
Students: Barry Beagen (Project Director), Andrew Fu (Lead Designer), Shuping Liu (Construction Drawing Coordinator), Thomas Shouler (Structural Engineer), Jonathan Leape (Construction Manager), Mikey Jiang (Utilities), Karen Chi-Chi Lin (Marketing and Communications), Carly Dean (Exhibition Director and On-Site Safety Manager), Jesse McElwain (Director of Development) Sidney Beaty, Joe Beaudette, Yen Chiang, Christine Chung, Alex Cote, Jorge Cuervo Manrique, Mercedes Cuvi, Will Dibernardo, Robert Dicker, ...
Posted on May 24th 2013, 07:00 PM
Perhaps you're whittling the last couple of hours away at your desk, trying to look busy until quitting time. So while you're trying to make it to the three day weekend, here are some of the best design posts we showed you this week.
Dominic Wilcox has a knack for the absurd. He’s designed gold-plated luxury skipping stones, anti-theft bike stickers, and a post-it note tattoo for hand-written notes. His latest design, though,...