The Beatrix Park is one of Amsterdam’s oldest modern city parks, and is enclosed between the Ring Road A10, the Beethoven Street on the west side and the RAI Convention Center on the eastern side. The oldest part of the park designed by Jacoba (Ko) Mulder was built in 1938 and is characteristic of the transition from the romantic design style of the 19th century to the more functionalist style o..
Office workers can sleep, grow plants, pour themselves a cocktail and work out in each of these specialised hubs created by students at ÉCAL university.The structures are created using Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's Workbays system – a set of flexible dividers for Vitra that are designed to let offices be customised into different areas as needed.Created to combat the "too rigid cubicle offices of..
situated at the entrance to one of the newly completed international towers sydney is ‘campos barangaroo’, a permanent, pop-up style coffee kiosk. completed by woods bagot, who also designed the lobby space in tower three, the micro-scale project provided the design team with the challenge of designing a coffee kiosk that seamlessly integrated with the grandeur of the lobby architecture. the des..
Visitors to Norway's Skjervsfossen waterfall can watch the Storelvi river rush by through a glazed floor panel in the restrooms of this service building, which is clad in local stone to accentuate its connection with the surrounding landscape. Bergen-based architecture studio Fortunen designed the small service building containing two restrooms and a technical room at the site of the waterfall i..
The Pavillon Martell de SelgasCano, is a new, multifaceted architectural project created by Spanish architects SelgasCano and intended to completely fill the vast paved courtyard situated behind the Fondation d’entreprise Martell during the first phase of work. True to their aesthetic of transparency and openness to the outside world, SelgasCano constructed the pavilion from a metal framework co..
Jeremy Jih of J.Roc Design recently completed Wood Flow, a sculpted, modular roof deck that’s 600 square feet in size and surrounded by greenery.A pergola made from Sapele wood slats sits above a living green wall and provides a small covered area for dining on the roof.Modular sapele wood pieces have been used to create curved benches that wrap around the rooftop deck, while some sections raise..
The small building – located in the garden of a semi-detached house – hosts two parking lots and a workshop. It is composed of four large massive wooden panels, which contrast in size with the small scale of the building. They relate to the scale of the surrounding nature and trees. The gabled roof is stacked crosswise on top of the walls with the minimum surface of contact – only one point. Thi..
Slate Cabin is a writer’s retreat perched on the edge of Snowdonia National Park in Mid Wales. The building is set in a lush green valley that is ringed by barren, windswept hills and grazing pastures. In response to this beautiful and yet harsh landscape, the cabin is a reductive black box that is anchored to the ground. It provides protection and respite to visitors who wish to escape the wind..
Pre-made in a workshop in Amsterdam, Wikkelhouse by Netherlands studio Fiction Factory is a modular structure constructed out of a 100-percent sustainable base of fiber paperboard that's harvested from Scandinavian trees.After four years of research, Fiction Factory—a company with its origins in theater set design—came up with a massive rotating house-shaped mold wrapped with layers and layers o..
Wood has been used for hundreds of years to create signage. Whether for shops, restaurants, cafes, or other businesses, wood signs communicate what you do, what you offer, and give people an idea of what to expect when they step into your establishment. Today we’re sharing 9 examples of creative modern wood signs that have been made using a variety of interesting techniques. from contemporist