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Posts tagged as 'veneer'

'Voussoir Cloud' by IwamotoScott with Buro Happold

'Voussoir Cloud' by IwamotoScott with Buro Happold

The San Fransisco-based studio IwamotoScott is an interdisciplinary practice founded by the architects Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott.

As a practice committed to pursuing architecture as a form of applied design research, ISAr engages in projects at multiple scales and in a variety of contexts. These include full-scale fabrications, museum installations and exhibitions, theoretical proposals, design competitions and commissions.

Their latest installation ‘Voussoir Cloud’ is a landscape of vaults and columns consisting of clusters of three dimesional petals, which are formed by folding thin wood laminate along curved seams.

Each petal has a different geometry

Each petal has a different geometry

“Each vault is comprised of a Delaunay tessellation that both capitalizes on and confounds the structural logics – greater cell density of smaller more connective modules, or petals, gang together at the column bases and at the vault edges to form strengthened ribs, while the upper vault shell loosens and gains porosity. At the same time, the petals – our reconstituted “voussoirs”, typically defined as the wedge shaped masonry blocks that make up an arch – are reconsidered here using paper thin material”, the architects explain.

The complexity of the installation becomes clear considering that each petal has a slightly different geometry – a computational script was developed to calculate the curvature of each piece.

Thanks to the gallery's architecture this beautiful construction could be experienced from within and above

Thanks to the gallery's architecture this beautiful construction could be experienced from within and above

“In the end, Voussoir Cloud attempts to defamiliarize both structure and material to create conflicted readings of normative architectural typologies. It is a light, porous surface made of compressive elements that creates atmosphere with these luminous wood pieces, and uses this to gain sensorial effects.”

to the IwamotoScott website

'Transalpino' at the DMY Berlin

'Transalpino' at the DMY Berlin

The group of 13 German/Italian designers ‘Transalpino’ exhibited and worked for seven days during this year´s DMY Festival in their beautiful exhibition space in Berlin´s Prenzlauer Berg borough. With their experimental exhibition the designers processed waste material from a veneer factory – a material which is easy to manipulate with basic tools. The results were “ad hoc objects” and abstract shapes, which nicely adorned the wall.

Wall lamp at 'Transalpino'

Wall lamp at 'Transalpino'

“Our focus is not on the end product but on interaction, as well as testing and discovering the limits of designing in a public space. It doesn’t just showcase finished products but also “open progress”, in other words the group and the work themselves. Here, ideas and inspiration are shared, with none of the usual references to who has designed what. This theme is continued in the workshop rules: “Adopting ideas is encouraged”, “Copyright-free zone” and “No mass production”.”

From a fruitbox to a chair: 'Transalpino' in Berlin

From a fruitbox to a chair: 'Transalpino' in Berlin

to the Transalpino website

Tue 2.6.

‘Booktower’ by Samuel Chan for Linteloo

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 02.06.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Booktower' by Linteloo

'Booktower' by Linteloo

The Dutch manufacturer Linteloo presented this shelf and storage system designed by Samuel Chan at this year´s Salone del Mobile. ‘Booktower’ is special for its subtle interplay of the sharp shapes and the strong outline of the structure and the soft pattern of the well applied veneer.

'Booktower' by Linteloo

'Booktower' by Linteloo

more Linteloo products @ Architonic

Wed 20.5.

‘Air’ by Ray Power for LZF lamps

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 20.05.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,


'Air' by Ray Power

'Air' by Ray Power

‘Air’ – the name says it all! The feathery table lamps are the new creations designed by Ray Power for the Spanish manufacturer. Like all the other lamps the Irish designer has developed with LZF, ‘Air’ is also made of artfully bent and folded veneer. The result is a shade and a base all in one that transmits visual stability and aesthetic flair. ‘Air’ is available in American white wood, cherry and beech veneer in yellow, orange, red, green, grey.

'Air' by Ray Power

'Air' by Ray Power

more LZF products @ Architonic

Tue 12.5.

‘Eclipse’ by Jon Gasca for Stua

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 12.05.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

'Eclipse' by Stua

'Eclipse' by Stua

At this year´s Salone del Mobile the Spanish manufacturer Stua presented ‘Eclipse’, a poetic, contemporary interpretation of the traditional nesting tables – tables that neatly store under one another when not in use.

'Eclipse' by Stua

'Eclipse' by Stua

The table shapes compliment each other, and they can be combined to make free flowing combinations which are personal and ever changing.

The edges of Eclipse are thin and gently rounded. The table legs are simply matt chrome steel rods, with felt protectors on the end. ‘Eclipse’ is available in six finishes: maple, beech, bleached oak, walnut, wenge and white.

more Stua products @ Architonic

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