Posts tagged as 'Singapore'
London-based architectural office Wilkinson Eyre have delivered the Cool Conservatory Complex at Singapore’s show-stopping Gardens by the Bay project
London-based architectural office Wilkinson Eyre have delivered the focal point of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay project, a key part of the government’s vision to transform the island state into a ‘City in a Garden’.
The Cooled Conservatory Complex, at the heart of a 101-hectare site that comprises three distinct waterfront gardens, consists of two large-scale glasshouses, which, covering 20,000 square metres, rank among the biggest climate-controlled structures in the world. Each environment has its own distinctive character – one features a dry climate (the “Flower Dome”), the other a cool, moist one (the “Cloud Forest”) – and examines the relation between climate change and horticulture.
‘Boya’ lamp by Outofstock for Environment
The international design collective Outofstock has just shared with us their latest project – this small, reclaimed-wood table lamp called ‘Boya.’ Produced by the US manufacturer Environment, the design was inspired by the form of marine buoys (hence the name) and it was launched earlier this year during Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair. (more…)
'Stack' occasional table by Nathan Yong for Living Divani
Following the ‘Bolle’ coffee table he designed for Living Divani in 2009, the Singapore-based designer Nathan Yong continues his collaboration with the Italian manufacturer who will present Yong’s latest product, an occasional stackable table, during next month’s edition of Milan’s Salone del Mobile. Aptly named ‘Stack’, the design is composed of set of three, differently-coloured natural wood tables which ‘ can be moved around and stacked according to one’s favourite configuration.’ (more…)
Triple V Gallery by Ministry of Design; photo by Edward Hendricks
A Singapore-based practice Ministry of Design have realised this dramatic, triangular permanent show gallery and tourist information centre in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin. Featuring characteristic sharp edges and sky-piercing roof, the 750-square meters Triple V Gallery encompasses three spaces of diverse functions: a tourist information centre, a gallery and a discussion lounge. Completed in only four months, the sea-facing pre-weathered Corten steel-clad building was officially opened in November 2011. (more…)
Orcadesign's 'Sleeve Lamp Table', which marries two traditionally discrete object types – the table and the lamp
Singapore-based multi-disciplinary design consultancy Orcadesign showed their ‘Sleeve Lamp Table’ recently at the Interieur 2010 design biennale in Kortrijk, Belgium. The continuation of the table surface up into a curved form that houses a delicate light source is both sculptural and interesting on the level of design typology – here, two object types (table and lamp) become conflated. (more…)
'Stalker' by Studio Hausen Foundry
The Singapore based young label Foundry understands itself as a “bridge between the world of contemporary design and East Asian craftsmanship” and in fact all of their products envisioned by design talents across the globe are made into reality by the finest craftsmen from Singapore and Peninsula Malaysia. This year Foundry presented amongst others these beautiful occasional tables. ‘Stalker’ is a small tripod side table created by the Berlin based Studio Hausen.
'Mushroom' stool by Cilicon Faytory
The Singapore based design studio Cilicon Faytory realised these series of in- and outdoor furniture. ‘Coner’ consists of differently shaped stools, benches and tables made from light weight concrete which allows different colours to be applied. Due to a special sealing the furniture is virtually free of maintenance.
'Dunes' by Outofstock
The international design collective Outofstock, Gabriel Tan and Wendy Chua from Singapore, Gustavo Maggio from Argentina and Sebastián Alberdi from Spain, originally met in Stockholm during the Electrolux Design Lab in 2005. After a renunion in 2006 they decided to work together. Today Outofstock is based in Singapore, Barcelona and Buenes Aires.
'Dunes' by Outofstock
“Dunes is a set of modular, stackable screens inspired by the undulating sand dunes of the desert. We used thick elastic chords to weave surfaces within an inverse-triangulated steel frame. The result is a screen with rich colour gradients that act as a low-opacity colour filter, defining a semi-private space. They can be combined to form a continuous linear partition or used separately as spatial markers.”
'Saturn' by Outofstock
“Saturn is a pendant lamp made of welded pentagonal shapes in aluminum alloy. Its clean geometric form contrasts with an undulating vortex of elastic threads under the lamp shade – a clash of order and disorder. The stitch-detail along the edges of the lamp lends a touch of hand-craftedness to the final product.”
Lacquered steel and elastic chords.
'Saturn' by Outofstock
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