Posts from August 2012

Sun 19.8.

Cliclounger set Miami by Alexander Pelikan (D)

Posted by Susanne Fritz on 19.08.2012 - Tagged as: , ,

Clic Lounger Glass Basel, photo Frans Lossie

The Clic furniture by Alexander Pelikan works without classical joints – as the onomatopoetic name describes, the furniture can be snapped in with a locking mechanism. This enables the combination of materials with very different physical qualities, such as glas and wood.

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Fri 17.8.

Amphidromous Rectangle by Jun Murata (JP)

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Amphidromous Rectangle : CSM 402 Renovation by Jun Murata

The renovation of an apartment for Taiwanese business men is situated near Osaka City’s transportation nucleus.

The living and working areas consist of a semi-open kitchen that connects with a living/dining area, a traditional tatami room and a hallway, a guest space and a central room with a walk-in closet.

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Light Sculptures by OKOLO (CZ)

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Light Sculptures by OKOLO

Light Sculptures is a curated exhibition in the box. They have been produced for Santorini Biennale of Arts held at Santorini Island in Greece this summer. Exhibited at Computer house venue in Pyrgos, the project includes prints featuring historical selection of Czech modernist table lamps originated between 1950 and 1990.

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Ribs Bench © DesignByThem

 

The foyers of world renowned Sydney opera hall have recently been reinvigorated and equipped with benches of the new Australian design brand ‘ DesignByThem’.

The Ribs Benches are made using FSC certified steam-bent hardwood. The curved, fluid forms are achieved with the use of an adjustable aluminium spine.

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Carl-Johan Boman / Schaumann, tuoli / chair 1962. Kuva / photo Rauno Träskelin © Design Museum Helsinki

Builders of the Future – Finnish Design 1945 – 1967 explores the fascinating recent history of Finland and its golden age of design. It continues Design Museum’s series of period exhibitions, of which the most recent one, in 2010, was on the theme of modernism. Builders of the Future presents the ways in which Finland rose from the economic hardships of the Second World War to become one of the world’s leading countries in design. It tells of how design and architecture influenced reconstruction, of the challenges of the period, and of the impact of design on national unity, society and economic progress.

 

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Tue 14.8.

BIO 23 – Ljubljana Biennial of Design 2012

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BIO 12, 1988

The Biennial of Design (known also by its Slovene acronym BIO) is one of the few major international design exhibitions that has a tradition of more than forty-eight years of presenting contemporary trends in international design. From the first biennial in 1964 to today, BIO has presented twenty-two exhibitions surveying the state of international design. The organiser of the biennial is Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO).

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Installation view KUB Collection Showcase Architectural Models Peter Zumthor
© Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner, 2012; Photo: Markus Tretter

In presenting Peter Zumthor’s architectural models the Kunsthaus Bregenz is opening a part of its hitherto littleknown collection to a broader public. One of the largest groups of works in the collection consists of architectural models by Peter Zumthor. Some of these exhibits have been in storage at the KUB since the architect’s solo exhibition in 2007. Further models have been or are still being added to the collection as permanent loans.

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Thu 9.8.

Institutional Winery ‘La Grajera’ by Virai Arquitectos (ES)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 09.08.2012 - Tagged as: , ,

Institutional Winery ‘La Grajera’ by Virai Arquitectos; photo by Jose Manuel Cutillas

Madrid-based Virai Arquitectos have realised this Institutional Winery of La Grajera located in the northern Spanish city of Logroño. Composed of several detached buildings, the 2011-completed development ‘seeks an equilibrium between the need to announce the presence of the winery and the desire to merge with the landscape: the volumes follow the deformations of the land and are interrupted, moving towards the forest, remaining close to its border and thus respecting the existing vegetation.’ (more…)