Stockholm 2010: in Stockholm this week Swedish lighting brand Wästberg will launch a task light made of brass and rubber, designed by architect David Chipperfield. Called Chipperfield w102, the design consists of a cylindrical lamp head and base joined by an L-shaped arm. The lamp features LEDs that can be dimmed, and rotates at the base and head joints. Wästberg and David Chipperfield in coll..
Architects: Archivision Location: Tokyo, Japan Principals in Charge: Yoshihiro Hirotani & Yusaku Ishida Structural Engineers: Umezawa Structural Engineers Mechanical Engineers: Azu Planning General Contractor: Daido Housing Site Area: 67.88 sqm Constructed Area: 108.31 sqm Project Year: 2008-2009 Photographs: Yuichi Higurashi This beauty parlor stands in the Omote-sando area of Tokyo, which repr..
Cologne 2010: at imm cologne last week French design brand Ligne Roset launched a sofa by Paris designer Inga Sempé, consisting of a quilted cover draped over a wooden frame. Called Ruché, the seating is made of birch wood and is available as a sofa or chaise longue. See all out stories about Cologne 2010 in our special category. The information below is from Ligne Roset: – RUCHÉ We invited I..
Client: British Land Project Manager: M3 Consulting Architects: Carmody Groarke Engineering: Arup Landscape Architecture: EDCO Lighting design: Maurice Brill Lighting Design Contractor: BOVIS Sub Contractor: Skanska Specialist Sub contractors: Sheetfabs, Nottingham London architects Carmody Groarke have completed a pavilion in London featuring a steel plate supported eight meters above the groun..
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has unveiled the iPad, a large touch-screen device for reading, browsing the internet, listening to music and playing games. The much-anticipated product has a 9.7 inch screen, is 13 mm thick and weighs 0.7 kg. The display automatically switches from portrait to landscape as the device is turned. It runs almost all existing apps and allows users to read and send email, look ..
Caltech's Newest Shining Star: The Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics press release by Morohosis Architects The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) scientists who study the outer reaches of space got some space of their own with the official opening of the Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics. The opening on January 27,2009, not only marks the beginning of a new era fo..
Morphosis Architects is currently completing a massive project in Shanghai: The Headquarters and offices for Giant Group, including residence for the chairman & all Giant Group employees, hotel, training center and clubhouse, with a total of 258,300 sqf (23,996 sqm). Thom Mayne’s architecture has pushed building techniques in order to take his organics form to reality, and I think that the best ..
Architects: Vaillo + Irigaray / Antonio Vaillo + Juan Luis Irigaray Location: Navarra, Spain Project manager: Daniel Galar Irurre, architect Rigger: Pacho Jiménez Structure: Tadeo Errea- LANDABE Engineer: Luis Miguel Navarro Lighting: Anton Aman - ALS LIGHTING Facades: VITROCSA Client: Restaurante Marisol Project year: 2007 Photographs: Vaillo + Irigaray The organizational scheme is due to simil..
SsD Architects designed the Big Dig house in Lexington, Massachusetts. As a prototype building that demonstrates how infrastructural refuse can be salvaged and reused, the structural system for this house is comprised of steel and concrete discarded from Boston’s Big Dig utilizing over 600,000 lbs of salvaged materials from elevated portions of the dismantled I-93 highway. Planning the reassembl..
Project: A 2,500 SF residence for a couple occupying a tiny, pie-shaped site with views of the Mississippi River. Solution: The house is decidedly modern as it responds to both the neighborhood and its primary asset, an unobstructed view of the Mississippi River. The design is composed of two components; a white-brick cube, which aligns itself with the established streetscape of rowhouses; and a..
Architects: [N2X] Arquitectos Location: Azores Island, Portugal Project Leader: Pedro Furtado Project Team: Bruno Pinto, Isabel Ourique, Pedro Furtado Graphical Design: Raquel Fernandes Structural Engineering: Joao Serpa Area: 265,00 sqm Project Year: 2008-2009 Photographs: Isabel Ourique The restaurant and bakery is located in a farm composed of different arborean species of a certain age. Its ..
Architects: Bebin & Saxton – Daniel Bebin y Tomás Saxton Location: Punta Arenas, XII Región, Chile Structural Engineer: Samuel Marín Concept Consultant: Pablo Prieto Client: Patagonia Mineral S.A. – Agua Mineral Aonni Materials: Steel, Glass, Corrugated Aluminium, Timber Site Area: 5,000 sqm Constructed Area: 640 sqm Project Year: 2007‐2008 Construction Year: 2008 Photographs: Franklin Pardon & ..