Architects: ARX PORTUGAL - José Mateus y Nuno Mateus Location: Barreiro, Portugal Project team: Paulo Rocha, Stefano Riva, Andreia Tomé, Clara Martins, Marco Roque Antunes, Nuno Grancho, Pedro Alves, Pedro Dourado, Pedro Sousa, Tânia Pedro, Francisco Marques, Sónia Luz Client: Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal Project year: 2001- 2003 Construction year: 2005- 2007 Constructed area: 10,500 sqm Lan..
TRAM STOP Sergio Cardell Plaza. Alicante. SPAIN Light Light Alicante is a 400.000 inhabitants city of the southeast mediterranean spanish coast. Over the last years, there has been building a new tram infrastructure, using the old rails of the local train. This line connects all the towns of the coast, ending in Denia, a northern city of the province, where ships departure to Ibiza. This stop, i..
VTOL - Vertical Take Off and Landing, an installation by designers Kram/Weisshaar, went on show outside the Liechtenstein Museum in Vienna this month. The 1.3cm thick concrete installation is part of Vienna Design Week, which runs until 12th October. Photography courtesy of Ditz Fejer. The following is from Kram/Weisshaar: – At the invitation of the Vienna Design Week, Clemens Weisshaar and Reed..
Nishimura Restaurant_ CL3 Architects Beijing, China This is an excerpt of an article from the September 2008 edition of Architectural Record. In a place like Beijing, where anything goes, designers often bring in art installations or bold flower arrangements to add verve to upscale interiors. But in their design of Nishimura, a Japanese restaurant on the second floor of Beijing’s Shangri-La Hote..
Architects: Die Baupiloten Location: Berlin, Germany Client: TU Berlin Project Team: Susanne Hofmann with Marlen Weiser, Monica Wurfbaum, Martin Janekovic and the Baupiloten Christian Baalß, Tobias Bernecker, Anne Doose, Julian Fissler, Patrick Hoffmann, Denitsa Ilieva, Christoph Jantos, Elena Pavlidou-Reisig, Simone Sexauer, Benedikt Tulinius, Katya Vangelova, Ines Wegner und Mario Bär, Jens Kä..
OneTwo Townhouse by FdM:Arch Houston, Texas Houston, according to architect Francois de Menil, FAIA, principal of Francois de Menil Architect (FdM:Arch), is a city of interesting architectural adjacencies. He should know. He grew up there, and his familial ties to the city’s art and architecture are the stuff of legend (his mother was the late Houston art patron Dominique de Menil). “It’s just t..
Architects: -H Arquitectes David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros, Roger Tudó Location: Santa Cristina d’Aro, Girona, Spain Collaborator: Felip Toledo, Technical Architect Client: Steven Hind and Beatriz Escolano Construction year: 2002-05 Constructed Area: 109 sqm Budget: 154,000 EURO (US $243,000) Photographs: STARP estudi Although located in one of the most untouched areas of the Costa Brava..
The guys from Pb Elemental Architecture sent us their latest house in Queen Anne, Seattle. More pictures & architect’s description after the break. This single family residence responds to the clients’ desire to live in a dramatic and well-lit space. Translucent polycarbonate sheets enclose the major living spaces resulting in an abundance of natural light and an interior wall that changes with ..
Architects Chris Bosse and Tobias Wallisser of Laboratory for Visionary Architecture Asia Pacific (LAVA) have unveiled Michael Schumacher World Champion Tower at the Cityscape property fair in Dubai. The 59-storey tower, one of seven to be built around the world, has been built in collaboration with former Formula 1 champion Schumacher, and is described as “branded architecture’s next step”. The..
FredriksonStallard present their new furniture collection at David Gill Galleries in London tomorrow. The collection, which includes the Pyrenees chaises (top), the putty-like Table#6 (above) and Unit#3 (below), will be exhibited at David Gill Galleries, 3 Loughborough Street, London SW11 from 11 May to 2 June 2007. The collection includes new versions of their Bergère chairs (below), which were..
Architects: oficina de arquitectura - Emilio Marín, Nicolás Norero (competition phase) Location: Paseo Altamirano, Camino la Pólvora, Valparaíso, V Región, Chile Collaborators: Diego Rossel (development phase) Structural Engineer: INGEVSA S.A. Project year: January - March, 2007 Construction year: April - October, 2007 Materials: GRAU concrete ground slab, Concrete, galvanize steel In December 2..
Bubble table lights The Cluster table light is hand-blown in Brooklyn and measures 16" in diameter. The form evolved out of my interest in Slow Design, manifesting here in barnacle-like vessels fused together, in murky translucents. Two 40-watt double-loop Edison bulbs are included, with cloth-covered cord. It is also on view at the Met Home Showtime Showhouse in rooms designed by Tori Golub. Bu..
While visiting Gage Clemenceau Architects we learned about their design process and research on building new forms through diverse design strategies that range from the use of automotive design software to a heavy reliance on robotic digital fabrication tools. This time we bring you two residences in New York by Gage Clemenceau - Mark Foster Gage & Marc Clemenceau Bailly. Residence in SOHO Griff..
Architect: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Aps Location: Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark Project Year: 2006 Landscape Architect: Marianne Levinsen Landscape architects Client: Gentofte Municipality and Domea Engineer: Hansen, Carlsen & Frølund A/S Site Area: 5,370 sqm Constructed Area: 2,880 sqm Photographs: Jens Markus Lindhe, Torben Eskerod & DMA Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter ApS won in 2004 the competition..
Limited Edition Design Dolls by Olivia Lee June 25th, 2008 Limited Edition Design Dolls is a series of three figurines of famous designers, featuring Zaha Hadid (above), Jaime Hayon (below) and Karim Rashid. They are created by Olivia Lee, who graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London this month. The series comes from the observation that “today, designer personali..