We’ve got a thing for criss-crossing bridges at the moment so here’s another one, this time designed by NEXT Architects and Rietveld Landscape for Amsterdam. Called Melkwegbridge, the design separates pedestrian traffic from cyclists and wheelchair users. Pedestrians cross over an arc to afford views from the summit, while the path for those on wheels zig-zags agross the water in order to achiev..
Oslo architects PUSHAK have installed an indoor terrain of moss arches and screens for the London Festival of Architecture, which opened last weekend. The project is PUSHAK’s first outside their native Norway and is part of The Architecture Foundation’s international exchange programme for emerging architects in Norway and the UK. Moss Your City can be seen at The Architecture Foundation until t..
Eindhoven designer Nacho Carbonell built himself a giant iron nest for Design Miami/Basel this week. Called Bush of Iron, the structure contains a seat for one person facing a desk-like recess inside the prickly wire shell. This piece is the last in Carbonell’s Diversity series for Galleria Rossana Orlandi, shown in Milan earlier this year (see our earlier story). Miniatures of the other pieces ..
A temporary retaurant by London firm Carmody Groarke has opened on the roof of a construction site overlooking the 2012 Olympic Park. The structure is made of scaffolding and boards borrowed from the construction site, covered in recyclable plastic sheeting. Located on top of the 35 metre-high Westfield Stratford City development, the pavilion is called Studio East and houses Studio East Dining ..
The national cultural event, Imaginez Maintenant, features work of young multidisciplinary designers (all under the age of 30) in nine French cities. Finding inspiration in Gilles Clément’s description of “wandering plants phenomenon,” Nicolas Dorval-Bory and Raphaël Bétillon’s selected project creates an experimental journey, inviting visitors to explore an unlikely landscape. Open from July 1s..
DMY Berlin 2010: designers For Use/Numen of Vienna and Zagreb wove a web of adhesive tape around scaffolding at the DMY Berlin venue in the Tempelhof former airport last week. The project involved wrapping 45 km of tape about the posts over four days. It was one of three projects awarded in the DMY Awards (see Tafelstukken by Daphna Isaacs and Laurens Manders, also awarded, in our earlier story)..
MINE THE GAP, the 2010 Chicago Prize Competition, has some winners. The competition’s goal was to find innovative solutions to fill the massive hole remaining from the cancellation of the Calatrava-designed Spire Tower along the shores of Lake Michigan First Place: The Second Sun, by Alex Lehnerer, Team Leader, Meghan Funk, Lyndsay Pepple, Chicago, Illinois. Second Place: Return to Paradise, by ..
Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture shared with us their project ‘Flying Carpet’, a colorful carpet laid out on a central square in Örebro, Sweden. Above people have a coffee under their own mirror images. More images and architect’s description after the break. THE SITE The cafe pavilion is placed in the Våghus square. Lines of sight from the square entrances define its shape. The building is cut s..
Studenten des Instituts für Tragkonstruktion (ift) an der Universität Karlsruhe realisierten mit „Roll it“ eine flexible Behausung auf minimalem Raum. Die röhrenartige Form symbolisiert bereits die Mobilität dieses Entwurfes, die den Bewohner erwarten wird. Integriert sind diverse Möbelelemente – ein Wohnmöbel, ein Sanitärmöbel sowie ein Laufrad für Lichtsteuerung und sportliche Betätigung. Der ..
As the previous pavilions we have featured on AD for the World Expo 2010 illustrate, the exhibition is, undoubtedly, a giant testing ground to experiment with the latest avant-garde design concepts. In late March, we featured Naço Architectures‘ pavilion and we have just be informed of some details of the facade treatment. The facade’s main focus was to capitalize on Monaco’s seemingly eternal p..
Shanghai Expo 2010: here are some photos of the United Arab Emirates Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010, designed by Foster + Partners. The design of the pavilion is inspired by sand dunes and the desert landscape of the emirate, and features undulating structures clad in a triangulated lattice of gold-coloured stainless steel panels. A series of louvres feature on certain parts of the façade, a..
Los Angeles designers Ball-Nogues Studio have collaborated with UCLA Architecture and Urban Design students to create a courtyard stage set made of coffee tables. Called Table Cloth, the installation features furniture components joined together to form an platform and backdrop hanging from one wall of the courtyard. It will be used throughout the summer as a backdrop for performances by the UCL..