Posts tagged as 'bamboo'

Tue 8.4.

‘Bamboo Forest’ furnishings by Poetic Lab (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.04.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'Bamboo Forest' table by Poetic Lab

‘Bamboo Forest’ table by Poetic Lab

London-based Poetic Lab’s latest project is ‘Bamboo Forest’, a series of eight pieces of furniture and lighting that uses bamboo stalks to integrate with and support glass elements.

 

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Mon 14.10.

‘Flow’ bamboo lounge chair by Cheng-Tsung Feng (TW)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.10.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'Flow' bamboo lounge chair by Cheng-Tsung Feng

‘Flow’ bamboo lounge chair by Cheng-Tsung Feng

A collaboration with craft artist Kao-Min Chen, Cheng-Tsung Feng’s ‘Flow’ is a lounge chair composed of long strips of bent bamboo supported by a series of bamboo spheres.

 

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Thu 11.8.

‘Star Table’ by 0 to 1 (US)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 11.08.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Star table' by 0 to 1

Tamara Petrovic and Garner Oh, the duo behind the New York-based architectural and design practice 0 to 1 have created this compact, dismantable table composed of an origami-like interlocked bamboo base and a glass tabletop. Described by the designers as: ‘a study in form triangulation and light frame construction’, the ‘Star table’ is available in various heights. Scroll down to watch the four thin bamboo planes interlock to form a light, strong, stable base. (more…)

Integer Bamboo House by Oval Partnership

The Hong Kong-based multi-disciplinary practice specilising in sustainable lifestyle projects Oval Partnership has realised this two-storey bamboo house located in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. The world’s first multi-storey house developed in this fast-growing environmentally friendly natural material, Integer Bamboo has a light, highly durable structure which has been designed specifically for the hilly region of western China. (more…)

'Desile' by Vange

'Desile' by Vange

At this year’s Maison & Objet in Paris the Belgian manufacturer Vange presented this folding chair designed by Chrsitian Desile in a new edition.

‘Desile’ can be opened on both sides and the seating can be turned around. This enables the user to chose the preferred colour.

'Desile' by Vange

'Desile' by Vange

'Desile' by Vange

'Desile' by Vange

to the Vange website

more folding chairs @ Architonic

Wed 16.12.

‘Linger’ by alvinT

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 16.12.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Linger' by alvinT

'Linger' by alvinT

The Indonesian manufacturer alvinT developed this outdoor bench made of bamboo, which reflects like the other pieces of the company’s portofolio traditional local processing techniques combined with a modern design approach.

'Linger' by alvinT

'Linger' by alvinT

'Linger' by alvinT

'Linger' by alvinT

to the alvinT website

seen at Definitie Touch

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

The international architects Marco Casagrande, Hsieh Ying-chun and Roan Ching-yueh are the WEAK! During this year’s Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecturecreated they created this bamboo pavilion, which offers a stage, fireplace and shade.

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

Here is what the WEAK! explains:

“The building is realized on a wasteland of a ruined building site in-between the Shenzhen City Hall and an illegal workers camp. The design is inspired by insects. The bamboo construction methods are based on local knowledge from rural Guanxi brought into the city by the migrating construction workers.

The space is used during the SZHK Biennale for underground bands, poetry reading, discussions, karaoke and as a lounge for the illegal workers from the neighboring camp. The building offers a shade, a stage and a fireplace. After the Biennale the Bug Dome will act as an un-official social club for illegal workers from the Chinese countryside.”

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

”The building is weak, flexible and improvised to meet the site-specific conditions. It is growing from a ruin. The architectural control has been given up in order to let the nature step in. The weak architecture is a mediator between the human nature and nature. The construction is a result of participatory planning between the designers, construction workers and local knowledge.

The cocoon is a weak retreat for the modern man to escape from the strength of the exploding urbanism in the heart of Shenzhen. It is a shelter to protect the industrial insects from the elements of un-nature.

When the fire is up a society is born again. One has to take the liberty to travel a thousand years back in order to realize that the things are the same.”

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

The SZHK Biennale started on Sunday 6 December and continues until 23 January 2010.

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

'Bug Dome' in Shenzhen, China by WEAK!

Architects: Hsieh Ying-chun, Marco Casagrande , Roan Ching-yueh

Construction Work: Chen, Jiang Zhou, Leo Cheng, Marco Casagrande, Nikita Wu, Shao Lei, Wei Jia-kuan, Wei Jing-Ke

Design Assistant: Frank Chen

Local Knowledge: Wei Jia-kuan, Wei Jing-Ke

Location: Shenzhen, China

Site: 3000 m2 waste land, ruined building site

Building footprint: 120 m2

Materials: bamboo, wood, gravel, recycled concrete

Completed: 2009

to the Bug Dome blog

'Grassworks' exhinition at the Aram Gallery

'Grassworks' exhibition at the Aram Gallery

Until 31 October the Aram Gallery showcases ‘Grassworks’ – the most recent creations of Jair Straschnow. The Amsterdam-based Israeli designer developed a comprehensive collection of flatpacked furniture which are based on one single material – bamboo sheet laminate – and on the the manipulation of traditional interlocking woodworking techniques.

Dovetail joint by Jair Straschnow

Dovetail joint by Jair Straschnow

A good example is Jair’s reworking of the dovetail joint, an old principle of slotting pieces of wood that have opposing sloped angles to wedge themselves against one another – without any need for screws or glue.

Assemly of the Dovetail Trestle

Assemly of the Dovetail Trestle

The beauty of Jair Straschnow’s pieces lies in the obvious logic of the construction which also enables the user to assamle the pieces intuitionally.

'Twisted Table' by Jair Straschnow

'Twisted Table' by Jair Straschnow

Assembly of 'Twisted Table'

Assembly of 'Twisted Table'

to the Aram Gallery website

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to the Jair Straschnow website

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