Posts from December 2013

Multifunctional, auditorium-style steps in New York’s co-working space Neuehouse, designed by Rockwell Group, are used for meetings, lectures and concerts; photo Eric Laignel

Multifunctional, auditorium-style steps in New York’s co-working space Neuehouse, designed by Rockwell Group, are used for meetings, lectures and concerts; photo Eric Laignel

Staircases are overdetermined things. A highly functional element in the internal circulation of a building, they are also laden with cultural and psychological symbolism. We may live in the age of the lift and escalator, but this hasn’t stopped architects using the staircase as a means of adding value to spaces, be it through their aesthetic or engineering virtuosity. It’s not the destination that counts but the getting there. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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Preview: Anton Alvarez Solo Exhibition at Gallery Libby Sellers, photo: Gustav Almestål

Preview: Anton Alvarez Solo Exhibition at Gallery Libby Sellers, photo: Gustav Almestål

Swedish-Chilean artist/ designer Anton Alvarez’s Thread Wrapping Machine creates objects by binding the different components that go into making an object (legs, seat, back rest, etc.) together with thousands of meters of glue-coated thread. For an upcoming exhibition at Gallery Libby Sellers, Alvarez is investigating alternative possibilities with the machine.

 

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Thu 12.12.

Mews 04 by Andy Martin Architects (UK)

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Mews 04 by Andy Martin Architects

Mews 04 by Andy Martin Architects

London-based Andy Martin Architects (AMA) blend a clients existing classical space and furniture with AMA’s contemporary interventions in Mews 04, a large five bedroom double fronted mews house in London’s Hyde Park.

 

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365 Sledges Christmas Tree by Hello Wood (HU)

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365 Sledges Christmas Tree by Hello Wood, photo: Daniel Domolky

365 Sledges Christmas Tree by Hello Wood, photo: Daniel Domolky

Hungarian designers Hello Wood have built an 11-meter Christmas tree made of 365 sledges in front of the Palace of Arts at the riverbank of the Danube in Budapest.

 

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‘The Staircase. The Architecture of Ascent’ (2013) from Thames & Hudson Publishers

‘The Staircase. The Architecture of Ascent’ (2013) from Thames & Hudson Publishers

Thanks to our friends at Thames & Hudson Publishers, we’re giving away three copies of ‘The Staircase’. This extraordinary book showcases the astonishing diversity of staircases over the centuries and from all over the world, from the stepped pyramids of the Maya to the computer-aided designs of today.

 

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Proud Archivist gallery and restaurant by TILT (UK)

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Proud Archivist gallery and restaurant by TILT

Proud Archivist gallery and restaurant by TILT, photo: Jill Tate

Hackney-based architecture and design studio TILT has completed The Proud Archivist, a mixed-used cultural venue including gallery, bar, restaurant, cafe and event space in East London.

 

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Tue 10.12.

History Repeating: WOKA’s iconic lighting designs

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Coming around again: Vienna-based lighting manufacturer has made it its mission to reissue a raft of iconic early 20th-century designs. Shown here, Adolf Loos's 'Knize 55' pendant light

Coming around again: Vienna-based lighting manufacturer has made it its mission to reissue a raft of iconic early 20th-century designs. Shown here, Adolf Loos’s ‘Knize 55′ pendant light

You can never have enough of a good thing, so they say. But lovers of iconic lamps from the early 20th century were for decades deprived of the possibility of owning some of the most striking luminary pieces by the Wiener Werkstätte and the Bauhaus, having long fallen out of production. This is the story of WOKA, the Vienna-based manufacturer that set out to bring a significant slice history back to life. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Meeting Bar at Plaza Castilla, Madrid by Losada Garcia Architects, photo: Alfonso Herranz

Meeting Bar at Plaza Castilla, Madrid by Losada Garcia Architects, photo: Alfonso Herranz

After years of living and working in an office in the old neighbourhood of Tetúan, Madrid, Losada Garcia Architects had the opportunity to work on a project in the area through a private client.

 

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