Posts from July 2014

Sun 20.7.

‘Médard’ lighting by Basten Leijh for Modular (BE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.07.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'Médard' lighting by Basten Leijh for Modular

‘Médard’ lighting by Basten Leijh for Modular

Modular Lighting Instruments’ first collaboration with Dutch design agency Bleijh is a lamp that allows the user to “place any object of your choice in the spotlight”.

 

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Fri 18.7.

Boa Nova Tea House by Alvaro Siza Vieira (PT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.07.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Boa Nova Tea House by Alvaro Siza Vieira, photo: Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

Boa Nova Tea House by Alvaro Siza Vieira, photo: Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography

Renowned Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza has fully renovated the Boa Nova Tea House in Matosinhos, Portugal, one of his earliest commissions (1963).

 

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Thu 17.7.

‘Kitt’ chair by Stefan Diez for Hay (DK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.07.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'Kitt' chair by Stefan Diez for Hay, photo: Jonathan Mauloubier

‘Kitt’ chair by Stefan Diez for Hay, photo: Jonathan Mauloubier

The ‘Kitt’ chair by Stefan Diez for Hay ships in a small box and is assembled almost without the use of tools.

 

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G-Star Raw HQ by OMA (NL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.07.2014 - Tagged as:

G-Star Raw HQ by OMA, photo: G-Star Raw

G-Star Raw HQ by OMA, photo: Copyright G-Star Raw

Dutch architects OMA’s headquarters for designer clothing brand G-Star Raw has been shortlisted for the 2014 World Architecture Festival awards in Singapore. The building, located in the industrial edge of Amsterdam, has the outward appearance of an airport hangar.

 

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'Edge Effect' garden by Snøhetta & Knippers Helbig, photo: Louise Tanguay

‘Edge Effect’ garden by Snøhetta & Knippers Helbig, photo: Louise Tanguay

‘Edge Effect’ by architects Snøhetta and engineering firm Knippers Helbig, is one of 22 contemporary gardens on display at the 15th International Garden Festival (IGF).

 

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Imperial War Museum First World War Galleries by Foster + Partners, photos: Nigel Young, Foster + Partners

Imperial War Museum First World War Galleries by Foster + Partners, photo: Nigel Young, Foster + Partners

The first phase of a long-term major transformation at the Imperial War Museum in London has been unveiled. The new galleries, centred on a new atrium designed by Foster + Partners, are part of the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War.

 

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Tue 15.7.

‘Carbon Fiber Eames Sofa’ by Matthew Strong (US)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.07.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

'Carbon Fiber Eames Sofa' by Matthew Strong

‘Carbon Fiber Eames Sofa’ by Matthew Strong

Matthew Strong’s Carbon Fiber Eames Sofa is the result of extensive research at the archives at The Henry Ford Museum, Cranbrook, and MoMA.

 

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'Landsdowne House' by Affleck de la Riva architects, photo: Drew Hadley

‘Landsdowne House’ by Affleck de la Riva architects, photo: Drew Hadley

‘Landsdowne House’, a semi-detached house on a hill side in Westmount, a privileged inner-city suburb of Montreal, Quebec, is “an essay in asymmetry”.

 

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