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Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Article source: HWKN
A space for urban tastemakers without logos or branding. HWKN scouted the location, created the design and oversaw construction of the temporary event location for MINI’s ”Creative Use Of Space” campaign. The sheer surprise of encountering a hill on a roof in NYC is heightened by design elements derived from MINI cars that utilize object-in-field design, like deploying brake lights into a field of sheet metal instead of at a seam.
- Architects: HWKN
- Project: Mini Rooftop
- Location: New York
- Software used: Rhino, VRay, AutoCAD and the Adobe Suite
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Article source: Atelier Forte
AtelierFORTE presents the sauna Huginn&Muninn. The sauna, made of spruce wood, accommodates two people. As the Scandinavian tradition it’s powered by a wood stove. The portholes on the walls frame the sunsets on the Piacenza hills, and a warm light floods in the small space.
Huginn & Muninn Sauna
- Architects: Atelier Forte
- Project: Huginn&Muninn Sauna
- Location: Piacenza, Italy
- Software used: Google Sketchup
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
Article source: Patrick Dougherty
For three weeks in May, visitors to the Garden witnessed the creation of a monumental, site-specific sculpture made entirely of woven sticks and twigs by internationally renowned artist Patrick Dougherty.
Dougherty arrived on-site of with no preconceptions as to what he will create. Using locally gathered natural materials and drawing on inspiration from the surrounding environment, he designed a larger-than-life sculptures that may remind visitors of a nest, cocoon, or even a fairy dwelling.
Ain’t Misbehavin' (Image Courtesy Zan Maddox)
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Article source: cheungvogl
The story goes that before the Tokyo subway system was used as a tunnel system; the underground spaces were inhabited by almost forgotten alien species. This ancient species was divided into two groups: the observers and the inter-actors.
‘Tokyo reflections’ is a temporary interactive installation in Tokyo station, Japan and other stations across the network, where the public is able to experience the typical behaviors of this nearly forgotten species. One can participate as an ‘inter-actor’ in an open communicative way, encouraging gatherings in small groups. On the other hand, you can take the place of the observers which just stand around the inter-actors, but documenting more than participating in the activity viewing everything from the underside of their eyes. it is believed that these species failed to reproduce as it mixed its genetic code with the human species and observing genes became too dominant. The theory is still awaiting scientific proof.
- Architect: cheungvogl
- Name of Project: Tokyo Reflections
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Article source: Peter Tolkin Architecture
Amidst the ever increasing density of the Los Angeles region, the Pasadena Bike Transit Center signals the emerging viability of alternative modes of transportation. Commissioned by the City of Pasadena through a grant by Caltrans, the Pasadena Bike Transit Center will be a prototype for future locations along the MTA Gold Line. Serving the needs of bicycle commuters, the project lies in an alleyway directly across from the Memorial Station platform in Old Town Pasadena and is intended to complement the growing network of commuter trains and bicycle routes throughout the Los Angeles region.
- Architects: Peter Tolkin Architecture
- Project: Pasadena Bike Transit Center
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Approximately: 1,425 sq. ft. (pictured configuration)
- Client: City of Pasadena
- Architect Team: Peter Tolkin, Design Principal; Maria Iwanicki, Project Architect; Nuri Miller, Christopher Girt, Jeremy Schacht, Ted Rubenstein
- Structural Engineer: Gilsanz Murray Steficek, Inc.
- Awards: AIA Honor Award, Los Angeles Business Council Award for Design Excellence
Sunday, March 18th, 2012
Article source: J. MAYER H. Architects
The event presented the Spring 2011 and Resort 2011 offerings which were showcased within the context of a special installation piece created by prominent Berlin-based, J. MAYER H. Architects, who was commissioned by CKI to create a unique and impactful experience that unites the various lines under an overall theme and concept to express a total lifestyle statement.
Image Courtesy Ludger Paffrath
- Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects
- Project: Calvin Klein
- Location: Berlin, Germany
- Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Wilko Hoffmann, Thomas Gillioz
- Project: December 2009 – June 200
- Presentation: July 7th, 2010 at Muenze, Berlin, Germany
- Client: Calvin Klein, Inc.
- Represented by: LOEWS GmbH
- Construction by: Liganova GmbH
- Photographer: Ludger Paffrath, Berlin and J. MAYER H. Architects
- Software used: ArchiCAD
Saturday, March 10th, 2012
Article source: Abrahams May Architects
LOG seeks to address the scale of the typical s’chach roof found on Sukkot. Typically the s’chach roof is an assemblage of branches, small sticks, and other plant material. LOG exaggerates the scale of these members into one piece that is able to provide shade for the inhabitants. As a means of showcasing this element, the walls become 4 pieces of 1” thick glass, with no other columns or supports, so the log foundation floats above. The two programmatic devices: a table and a candle, are elegantly hung from above. Above all the design shows a simplicity of concept, impeccable craft, and a restraint against excessive assemblages.
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
Article source: Paolo Didonè
A MAP is a whole of symbols recalling territorial concepts. The project is this as well: a map where takes place an abstract analysis of our territory and the bond established between mountains and human beings during particular circumstances.
A PLATFORM: the strength of our bonds is our base.
A map of life.
The concepts of belonging, the interweaves and the relations that define a life. Its and fragility, the solidity and unpredictability of how everything could end.
Monument of Alpini
- Architects: Paolo Didonè
- Project: Monument of Alpini
- Location: Rossano Veneto, Italy
- Software used: ArchiCAD
Saturday, February 18th, 2012
Article source: UnSangDong Architects
Silence & movement
Most of all, we focused on a robust, simple and tranquil architecture intuitively as we take up the form and space. Another point we considered is a vigorous architecture which evoke water vitality in still emotion. The circular form symbolises pure crystal of living organisms. Circular plan which is 32 metres in diameter, 11 metres in height soars from the ground. Firm, still and refined curve wall opens with gradual, arbitrary and rhythmic rules. We expect another tone colour through the open and solid curved wall. Musical facade is achieved through this project it plays in andante, moderato and allegro. It conveys silence and movement simultaneously.
Construction work (Images Courtesy Shin Kyung-sub)
- Architect: UnSangDong Architects
- Name of Project: Water Circle (Cheong-Shim Purification Center)
- Location: SongSan-li SeolAk-myeon GaPyung Kyeunggi-do, Korea
- Use: Purification Center
- Bldg Area: 505.00 ㎡
- Gross Floor Area: 637.40 ㎡
- Bldg. Scale: Two stories above ground, 1 story under ground
- Structure: R.C.
- Photographer: Shin Kyung-sub
Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
Article source: MCA atelier
Though itself of Baroque date, Bastion XXXI is a part of the medieval fortifications of the New Town of Prague, founded in 1348 by Emperor Charles IV. The need for unconquerable fortifications was strengthened by the presence of the Cathedral of Charlemagne at the point of the bastion. Along with the fortress of Vyšehrad, another significant monument of the city fortifications, the ramparts form a significant defensive complex, yet one hidden beneath the later layers of the contemporary built fabric of central Prague, now a UNESCO heritage site. The area of former gardens within the ramparts was left untouched since the 14th century, first as reserve land and later ignored even as the city expanded over the centuries.
Intervention.West view. Inside the bastion, the landscaped area allows for outdoor art exhibitions or open-air cultural events. 2011. Copyright: Filip Šlapal
- Architect: MCA atelier
- Name of Project: Revitalisation of the Crucifix Bastion (Bastion u Božích muk)
- Location: Horská ulice, Prague 2, Czech republic
- Authors: MCA atelier s.r.o., Ing. arch. Miroslav Cikán, Ing. arch. Pavla Melková
- Assistants: Mgr. art. Peter Buš, Ing. Pavel Košťálek
- Photography: Filip Šlapal and MCA atelier