Posts filed under 'Inspirations'
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
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.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.12.2013 - Tagged as: Hello Wood, Hungary
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.
‘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.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.12.2013 - Tagged as: cork, Joao Morgado
Vaulted Cork Pavillion by Pedro de Azambuja Varela, Maria João de Oliveira and Emmanuel Novo, photo: Joao Morgado – Architecture Photography
To demonstrate cork building materials made by Amorim Isolamento, Pedro de Azambuja Varela, Maria João de Oliveira and Emmanuel Novo created a vaulted cork pavilion for Concreta 2013 (a biennial building fair held at Exponor, Porto) while studying in the Digital Architecture Advanced Studies Course at CEAAD.
‘Magnet Magic’ chandelier by Bower Studios
Bower Studios’ ‘Magnet Magic’ chandelier stands out for its unique composition and structure; 16 suspended lights, eight above and eight below an octagonal wheel at its center – all held in place with magnetism.
‘The Modern Magazine:Visual Journalism in the Digital Era’ (2013) from Laurence King Publishing
Thanks to our friends at Laurence King Publishing, we’re giving away three copies of ‘The Modern Magazine’. This beautiful and richly illustrated book features the best in current editorial design. The volume explores the issues facing the industry – in particular the way magazines have adapted to respond to digital media.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.11.2013 - Tagged as: Okolo
Detail from František Polák’s interpretation of Moshe Safdie’s Habitat 67 residential complex
Curator Adam Štěch of Czech design collective Okolo invited a group of ten graphic designers and illustrators to take part in a visual research project focused on experimental architectural projects from the second half of the 20th century.