‘Catch’ Chair by Jaime Hayon for &tradition
Spanish designer Jaime Hayon’s first contribution to &tradition’s collection “is a chair that welcomes you with open arms.” says the Danish design brand. With armrests that extend from the shell like literal limbs, Catch appears ready to embrace as ones sits.
Chair by Jaime Hayón for &tradition
The renowned Spanish designer and artist Jaime Hayón has collaborated with the Danish furniture brand &tradition on a new chair design whose prototype was presented at Spazio Hayón in Milan’s Ventura Lambrate. Inspired by ‘the harmony of curves’, the chair’s curvilinear, injection-moulded shell is available in variety of colours and materials: ‘from a basic naked shell to quality Kvadrat wool upholstery and a luxurious leather alternative.’ (more…)
'Hoof' tables by Samuel Wilkinson for &tradition
The award-winning British designer Samuel Wilkinson has just realised this collection of solid oak lounge tables for the Danish manufacturer &tradition. Featuring a beveled, tapered legs and launched during Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012, ‘Hoof’ is available in five different colours: grey, black, natural, white-pigmented oil and light blue as well as two various sizes. (more…)
Ecomusée du Pays de Rennes by Guinée + Potin Architects; photo Stéphane Chalmeau
There was a time when context was everything in construction. Local materials were transformed by the ambition and skill of the builder into a functional, stylistically appropriate structure. In the face of an, at times seemingly inexorable, movement towards a homogenous, global design language in architecture, a number of architects have recently completed projects that embrace low-tech, craft-based building methods to add real environmental and cultural value. (by Alyn Griffiths)
to Alyn Griffiths’ article on Architonic
Pyramide in Saijo, Hiroshima by Suppose Design Office
In the nine year existence of Japanese Suppose Design Office they have built more than 50 works of architecture, almost all single-family homes. In Saijo, a town known for it sake, a jet black pyramid unexpectedly stands out; when first seen it seems as if it’s a house from the future. On the contrast, it’s actually inspired by the earliest house in Japanese architecture; the pit dwelling or the “tateana jukyo”. Constructed during the Yayoi era (200 B.C. – 250 A.D.), pit dwellings were built by digging a circular pit (or rectangular one with rounded edges) fifty or sixty centimeters deep and five to seven meters in diameter, then covering it with a steep thatched roof.
Inspired by the earliest house in Japanese architecture
According to Makoto Tanijiri, chief architect of Suppose Design Office, the clients, a young couple and their three children wanted a unique house, in which the open public part would preserve privacy. The site which was formerly an open field was excavated and the house was sunk a meter into the ground. The soil from the excavations was used to create a protective barrier around the perimeter of the site, and acted as the organic base of the house. The barrier formed is both visual and physical and was planted to create a lush landscape.
The soil from the excavations was used to create a protective barrier around the perimeter of the site
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