Adam Kalkin’s Push Button House 1 demonstrates how industrial products can repurposed as architectural elements, or as entire homes. The Push Button House was originally displayed at Art Basel Miami in 2005, and uses a standard shipping container as the structure of a home. Kalkin’s concept uses hydraulic power to lift and lower the sides of the shipping container, vastly expanding the usable li..
The “House Place Jordan “contains structural interferences in an existing garden plant of a single family house in Klagenfurt - Viktring (Kärnten/Austria). Geometrical existing ways leading through the garden and extended in their function of ways - understood as linear surfaces of spatial possibilities - detaching, consolidating themselves, forming spatial compressions, into the earth disappe..
Portuguese architects Ateliermob have completed a cafeteria and shelter with circular holes cut into the roof at Sacavem, near Lisbon in Portugal. Called Shadow Surface, the structure consists of a large concrete roof supported by three walls, providing a sheltered space for the residents to meet and sit in the shared courtyard. The concrete slab, which was cast in-situ, is randomly punctured wi..
Yellow Treehouse by Pacific Environments Architects text by Pascal Panagiotidis for Yatzer Who didn't have dreams back in his childhood? Some of them were achieved whilst others never came true. Well, there is an architectural concept that we all dreamed of as children but could only do as an adult fantasy. The tree-house concept is reminiscent of childhood dreams and playtime, fairy stories of ..
Builder-owner: City of Innsbruck / STRABAG Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects, London Light planning: Zaha Hadid Architects, London Zumtobel Licht Electrical planning: ILF, Rum Electrical installation: EAE Stöckl GmbH, Innsbruck Nordpark Cable Railway by Zaha Hadid Architects opened by Hilde Zach, Mayor of Innsbruck The Nordpark Cable Railway comprising of four new stations and a cable-stayed sus..
An incredible facade lighting installation in collaboration between Milan based architecture practice Piuarch and .PSLAB Beirut, the objective of this project is to explore the possibilities of an object or a building from a different perspective giving new life to existing objects. The new facade has created a contrast effect between contemporary glowing white plastic and the old solid architec..
The Subjektbeschleuniger (subject accelerator) mimics signatures subatomic particles leave in collision detectors such as installed at the CERN in Geneva. I have always been fascinated by the beauty and simplicity of these signatures as opposed to their invisible meaningfulness. I use these shapes to create an image that still carries the symbolic reference of these signatures but that is dispen..
Polish Design Season: Jakub Szczęsny of Centrala has designed a floating island that purifies river water, powered by exercise machines. The river water is passed through four filters by kinetic pumps attached to the exercise equipment. It is then collected in four tanks before being returned to the river through a fountain in the raft’s centre. Szczęsny created the installation for architecture..
Architects Denton Corker Marshall have won a competition to design the Te Wero Bridge in Auckland, New Zealand. The twin-leaf aluminium bascule bridge will carry cyclists, pedestrians and buses between the city centre and Wynyard Quarter, a regeneration area on the waterfront. The bridge features two liftable decks - one for vehicles and the other for pedestrians and cycles - supported by a 60 m..
Tiffany & Company Gehry Jewelry Launch, 2006 In the fall of 2005 Tiffany & Company hired Ball-Nogues to create the environment for the gala event celebrating the launch of its line of jewelry and accessories designed by architect Frank Gehry. The happening took place on a closed portion of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. It featured temporary constructions that filled the street, honor..