The “Campanas for eCosentino” project focuses on the artistic interpretation of ECO by Cosentino® on the stand at Milan’s Fuori Salone. The concept has been created through the creative use of the recycled surface, comprising of 75% recycled materials, including porcelain, glass, mirrors and an innovative eco-resin which contains 22% vegetable oil. On the 100 square metre stand at Superstudio Pi..
Contribution to the Copenhagen International Wood Festival last year. Intention The intention is to create a beautiful, varied and surprisingly simple structure which shows the potential of laths, through a study of detail, form and light, that can involve the viewer. Architecture / Design A cube is built, and it's sides is opened providing access to people and lights, and opportunity to look in..
Architects: synn architekten + nonconform + MAGK Location: Orth an der Donau, Austria Client: Nationalpark Donauauen Site Area: 11,347 sqm Conversion of the Castle Budget: 2,4 Mill Euro Reconstruction of the Façade Budget: 960,000 Euro Project Year: 2005 Photographs: Rupert Steiner The principle of “furcation” provided a basis for the concept of this project. Furcation originates from the Latin ..
The Arcelormittal Orbit is a stunning new artwork being built in London’s Olympic Park for the 2012 games. It will ensure the Park remains an unrivalled visitor destination long after the Games and it’s another way we’re ensuring the Games provide a long-lasting legacy for London. The sculpture will be designed by award winning London-based artist Anish Kapoor. About the Orbit The breathtaking s..
This vortex-shaped, temporary outdoor installation at Materials & Applications in Los Angeles warped the flow of space with a featherweight rendition of a celestial black hole. Hovering over M&A's courtyard, Maximilian's Schell was a spectacle the size of an apartment building constructed in tinted Mylar resembling stained glass. The piece functioned as a shade structure, swirling overhead for t..
London-based architect Tonkin Liu has completed the Future Flower, a 14 metre high wind-powered metallic flower, that was commissioned as part of an environmental uplift and public art programme for the banks of the River Mersey in Widnes, Cheshire, UK. The 14 metre high wind-powered metallic flower was commissioned as part of the wider Widnes Waterfront environmental uplift and public art progr..
The NoRA structure designed by students of Architecture & Design, Aalborg University, was presented at the Venice Architecture Biennale as an interactive architecture exploring how advanced architectural computing and sensor technology could attach the individual perception of place to temporary structures acting as agents for urban experiences. Architectural entities often closing up communicat..
[ Sami Rintala ] NICE BOX (HOME) Location: Oslo, Norway When I suggest that they produce an Ikea-like kit, Holte nods in agreement—but Eggertsson gently reprimands him for undervaluing his own craftsman-ship: Holte did most of the construction work. Just a generation ago, Nordic men were all expect-ed to build their own house, and Rintala wants to return to that practice. Recently, however, espe..
Sometimes we get fancy gift-wrapping and a somewhat expected gift which does not accompany the exterior wrap! Although the best alternative is to try to look for the content and not for the fancy wrapping; but what happens when wrapping and the content are equally weighed? I guess that’s the best formula! Such is the case with Neil Barrett, fashion designer and AquiliAlberg Architects. Recently,..
Arhitektura d.o.o., in collaboration with PONTING (construction engineers) received second prize for their proposal for a competition sponsored by the city of Maribor in Slovenia within the European Capital of Culture. They managed to put the bridge in one leap across the 120 m wide river. The bridge was shaped as a sincere response to the highlighted urbanistic and structural parameters of the ..
Just a few days ago, we posted the fascinating entry for a footbridge by Family as part of the ‘EPK - DRAVA RIVER 2012’ competition in Maribor, Slovenia. Following is another very exciting bridge proposal by Toronto-based Ja Studio in collaboration with Tadj-Farzin Studio. Here’s a detailed project description we received from Ja Studio: The city of Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia a..