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Glass Is Tomorrow in Paris, France by Pro Materia

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Article source: Pro Materia

GLASS IS TOMORROW is a European project, which aims at establishing a more fluid exchange of knowledge and competencies between glass and design professionals in the north, south, east and west of Europe. Supported by the ‘Culture’ (2007-2013) program of the European Union, GLASS IS TOMORROW promotes a high level of craft and design in contemporary glass. The project was launched on June 1st 2011, and three workshops were organized, in Nuutajärvi (FI), Nový Bor (CZ), Meisenthal (FR), during which glassblowers and designers teamed up to produce glass pieces. Glass aesthetics and techniques were explored by the tandems in order to  develop new typologies of everyday objects. The project opened up new potentialities and generated dialogue about the conception, production and distribution of glass pieces by experimenting around three themes: Stackability, Silver Glass and Out of the Mould.The prototypes created during the workshops as well as the GLASS IS TOMORROW project are now presented to the public through a touring exhibition and publication, featuring pictures and videos signed by James Bort and photography by Anne Croquet and Guy Rebmeister.

Collar Vases Collection : Image Courtesy Pro Materia

  • Architects: Pro Materia
  • Project: Glass Is Tomorrow
  • Location: Paris, France

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SILO 468 in Helsinki, Finland by Lighting Design Collective (LDC)

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Article source: Lighting Design Collective (LDC)

Disused oil silo has been converted into mesmerizing light art piece and a public space with the aid of swarm intelligence, interactive lighting and some crazy acoustics.

The project is a conversion of oil silo into light art piece and a public space designed by Madrid based Lighting Design Collective (LDC).

Image Courtesy HannuIso-oja

  • Architects: Lighting Design Collective (LDC)
  • Project: SILO 468
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Lead Design: Lighting Design Collective: TapioRosenius, Oscar Martin, Rodolfo Lozano, Victor Soria, GorkaCortazar, Reinaldo Alcala, Rodrigo Arcaya
  • Client: City of Helsinki planning department, TASKE, Helsinki Energy
  • Project manager: HKR Executive
  • Executive Architect: Pöyry Finland Oy
  • Electrical Engineers: OlofGranlundOy
  • Contractor: VRJ Etelä-SuomiOy
  • Photographers: HannuIso-oja, TuomasUusheimo, TapioRosenius
  • Software used: For the concept stage mainly used: processing and video editing software, for the actual custom software writing used OpenFrameworks

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The Plongeoir in Muttersholtz, France by SPRAY architecture

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Article source: SPRAY architecture

The \”Plongeoir\”, designed by Spray architecture is a hut placed in the middle of nature in eastern France. This ephemeral module of 14 m2 is an oblique you cross through a stepwell. Movements and perception of space are enriching the way of using it. You don’t just cross these steps but you live in.

Image Courtesy SPRAY architecture

  • Architects: SPRAY architecture
  • Project: The Plongeoir
  • Location: Muttersholtz, France
  • Artists: Antistatik ( www.orbit119.fr ), THTF ( www.thtfcollective.com ), The INjustice
  • Area: 14 m2
  • Materials: Douglas, polycarbonate & OSB
  • Design: January – April 2012
  • Completion: may 2012 (3 days)
  • Budget: 7 000€
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Jewel Love Hope Faith in Holland by COEN!

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Article source: COEN!

Three symbols captured in one reflective new design by COEN! Wear this translation of these three important values in life. Or hare them in a special way to show that you care. Enjoy wearing this jewel and find love, hope and faith for yourself, for the ones you love and for the rest of the world.

This precious jewel love hope faith has been handmade in Holland. It is made of surgical steel and comes together with a necklace.

Image Courtesy COEN!

  • Architects: COEN!
  • Project: Jewel Love Hope Faith
  • Location: Holland
  • Jewel size: 55 x 40 x 3 mm
  • Material: Surgical steel, one side polished and one side brushed
  • Software used: Adobe Illustrator

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Bax Box in Seekirchen, Austria by Strobl Architekten ZT GmbH

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Article source: Strobl Architekten ZT GmbH

The German term Backskiste (BAXBOX) is used for the locker on board of a ship in which everything that is lying around unnecessarily can be stored quickly and easily. This Baxbox contains everything a boathouse owner will never miss but had always urgently needed. The new box was erected on the existing foundation of a small old house, whose bottom slab can be newly leveled with a simple jack to adjust to any changes. The floors and ceilings are made of solid glued laminated timber and half-timbered walls. It is covered with a protective layer of Silano foil and thick reeds. This allows the prefabricated box to match its environment in terms of functions and materials.

Image Courtesy Strobl Architekten ZT GmbH

  • Architects: Strobl Architekten ZT GmbH
  • Project: Bax Box
  • Location: Kapellerweg 17, 5201 Seekirchen, Austria
  • Client: Wolfgang Marth
  • Completion: 2008
  • Costs: 86,430 Euro
  • Burgers total : XX
  • Gross floor area: 43 m²
  • Burgers / m²: XX
  • Means to reduce cost : prefab
  • Wood construction, simple large format window frames

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Cloudhaus in New York City by Art Meadow

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Article source: Matthew Hoffman

CLOUDHAUS takes the rich history and deep meaning associated with Sukkahs and reimagines their role in today’s history.

The divine shelter of the Clouds of Glory elevated the Jews to a level of pure holiness, or Kedusha, and the Sukkah does the same. During Sukkot we are not merely reminded of the Clouds of Glory and our potential to attain Kedusha, we are temporarily elevated to that very same level.

Image Courtesy Art Meadow

  • Architects: Art Meadow
  • Project: Cloudhaus
  • Location: New york city

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UNIRE/UNITE at MAXXI in Roma, ltalia by Robyne Kassen

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Article source: Robyne Kassen

Project to inspire the concept of UNITY on all levels. The personal level connecting mind and body, invites users to experience new perceptions and connections of mind and body through yogic and supportive forms to recalibrate the senses. The collective level, binding all individuals as a unified global family with the understanding of mutual care by accessible and inclusive design, and the Infinity System, a 40 meter long curved seating structure joining together all users on a single surface. Read from the gallery above, the words UN IRE/UNITE read as a reminder to the expansion that occurs when we rise to the collective consciousness, simultaneously uniting interior and exterior.

UNIRE/UNITE at MAXXI

  • Architects: Robyne Kasse
  • Project: UNIRE/UNITE at MAXXI
  • Location: Roma, ltalia
  • Client: MAXXI Museum of Modern Art and Architecture

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Aurora Borealis Observatory by Marcio Rodrigues

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Article source: Marcio Rodrigues

Universe, nature, man_these are the fundamental ideas behind our project. The conceptual approach was the analysis of the ancient monuments where, for the first time, Man started to connect with the skies. At the same time, we know that Man started to understand the sky, when he groups the several stars. Those constellations inspired us and one of the most visible and know throughout the world is Orion. This created a basis to understand a constellation in an architecture point of view and helped us to organize the program, the space and the circulations.

Aurora Borealis Observatory

  • Architects: Marcio Rodrigues
  • Project: Aurora Borealis Observatory

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Screenplay in Los Angeles by Oyler Wu Collaborative

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Article source: Wu Collaborative

Screenplayby Oyler Wu Collaborative will be on view from 6/22 to 6/24 at Dwell on Design 2012 at LA Convention Center.

Screenplay is conceived of as a ‘play’ on one’s visual perception.  This twenty-one foot long screen wall is constructed of forty-five thousand linear feet of rope strung through a series of lightweight steel frames.  The wall is designed with the intention of provoking a sense of curiosity by slowly revealing its form and complexity through physical and visual engagement with the work.  The wall is made from a repetitious steel framework with rope infill that varies over the length of the wall in three dimensions, forming a thickened undulating screen made up of dense line-work.

Oyler Wu Collaborative-Screenplay-Image 14

  • Architects: Oyler Wu Collaborative
  • Project: Screenplay
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Project Design and Fabrication Team: Dwayne Oyler, Jenny Wu, Huy Le, Sanjay Sukie, Yaohua Wang, Qing Cao, Farnoosh Rafaie, Jie Yang, Clifford Ho, Joseph Chiafari, Tingting Lu, Qian Xu, Mina Jun, Vincent Yeh, Kaige Yang, Shouquan Sun

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Candentia in Poland by Karolina Wierzbinska

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Article source: Karolina Wierzbinska

The master’s postulates a design of a new jetty with a café in Kołobrzeg and rearranging the adjoining area. The project is the solution for a current problem i.e. insufficient presentation of a landscape quality. Thoroughly analysed and evaluated, the plan guarantees functionality of the jetty and its surroundings. The urban concept gives an example of rearranging the district containing the jetty, creating representative public spaces, improving the main scenic pedestrian zone confined by the new service buildings and solving current communication problems.

Candentia

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