Posts tagged as 'United States'
Architectural model for Studio Gang Architects’ The Garden in the Machine project for Cicero, Illinois. Photograph courtesy of James Ewing. © 2011 James Ewing
Following last summer’s workshops which saw five interdisciplinary teams of architects, urban planners, ecologists, engineers, and landscape designers team up at MoMA PS1 to envisage new housing and transportation infrastructures that could catalyze urban transformation in five sites across the United States —near New York; Chicago; Tampa; Los Angeles; and Portland, Oregon — an exhibition showcasing the outcome of these seminars has opened this week (15 February) at MoMA’s Architecture and Design Galleries. (more…)
'Alligator' in New Orleans by buildingstudio
This affordable home arose out of the post-Katrina re-housing effort in New Orleans for an inner city neighborhood in dour need of new places to live. buildingstudio was working with an affluent client in Boulder, CO who voiced great concern for the lack of effort being made in New Orleans after the storm. As result we asked if they’d be willing to contribute toward an affordable home for a Katrina refugee. Not only did the clients generously give their own money, they invited their friends and colleagues to participate towards the cost of constructing an affordable home. The total sum contributed was $50,000.00. This generous contribution allows Neighborhood Housing Services, who promotes and markets low-cost properties in economically-strapped neighborhoods of New Orleans, to offer the house at a vastly reduced rate. buildingstudio, contributed its full design and coordination services as well.
Eileen by Misewell 2009
Milwaukee based furniture design and manufacturing company Misewell launches the lighting fitting Eileen. The steel base, aluminum neck and spun shade, keep Eileen balanced when leaning against a wall or in a corner. Machined, stainless steel fittings allow the neck to pivot smoothly, while creating friction for shade height adjustability.
76 x 20 x 30". Available in black only.
With a strong commitment to designing responsibly, Misewell product is manufactured solely in the USA. Not only is this fundamental in creating high quality furniture with little environmental impact, it also plays a key role in design and development. The Georgeson brothers typically use classic materials and processes in unexpected ways, to give each piece a genuine and timeless feel. Solid wood, steel, and aluminum have been the materials of focus for the 2009 collection.
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Lincoln Center - Alice Tully Hall. Photos: Iwan Baan
Refurbishing the Alice Tully Hall in the Licoln Center in New York in 1969 presented a unique challenge for the Swiss company 3form: To create a heat formable translucent wood with acoustic properties for a innovative installation combining classic solid wood surfacing with contemporary translucent wood veneers.
Contractor: Turner Construction
After 3 months of research and development 3form produced a material with the needed properties for this complex installation. The panels were then tested for fabrication and bending capabilities- and production began. 3form Architecture was involved in the entire process from geometry rationalization for the heat forming to the structural, hardware and lighting design for installing the compound curves.
3form : Custom Fabrication, Architectural Support and Material Development
After extensive material testing, fabrication testing and prototyping- the installation is set to be completed this fall and will be the first world-class performance hall to be clad with recycled resin. This highly collaborative project laid the groundwork for the new 3form wood collection. The innovative material becomes the highlight of the innovative design. When installed, the performance hall will glow with the warmth of wood enhanced by the luminosity of quality recycled resin.
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