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Posts tagged as 'wall decoration'

'Trigger Points Mouldings' by Touchy Feely

'Trigger Points Mouldings' by Touchy Feely

‘Sensory conversations’ – this is how the Berlin-based practice Touchy Feely, founded by the architect Stephanie Davidson and the designer Georg Rafailidis, describe their haptic spatial interventions. Their aim is to provoke curiousity in, and more physical interaction with, the built environment.

'Trigger Points Mouldings' by Touchy Feely

'Trigger Points Mouldings' by Touchy Feely

‘Trigger Point Mouldings’ are rounded fibrous plaster forms that can be integrated into a wall
surface.
As suggestive protrusions, the mouldings encourage heightened, physical interactions between bodies and architectural surfaces, and suggest that buildings can perform, or intimate towards the necessary work of massage therapists. Heating elements inserted into the backs of the plaster protrusions warm the forms to body temperature and assist in muscle tension relief. As warmed wall areas, the protrusions create a gentle threshold between body and building. “

'trigger Point Mouldings' by Touchy Feely

'trigger Point Mouldings' by Touchy Feely

“Massage therapists commonly work to access and manipulate multiple trigger points in the body

found in the shoulders, neck, knees, etc as a means of aiding such diverse ailments as nausea,
quitting smoking, colds, fatigue, sexual problems, etc. TOUCHY-FEELY worked in consultation with massage therapists to develop forms of an appropriate depth and shape to facilitate self-trigger point massage. The seemingly-sculpted forms of the TRIGGER POINT MOULDINGS were derived from a process of casting plaster using fabric formwork. The bulges are not “designed,” but rather, capture directly the material behaviour of the plaster poured into sewn, fabric forms.”

'Trigger Point Mouldings' by Touchy Feely

'Trigger Point Mouldings' by Touchy Feely

The mouldings can be installed easily into any new or existing drywall or plastered wall surface at any desired height or in any density/pattern.
Research and prototypes for ‘Trigger Point Mouldings’ were made during a residency for Art, Science & Economy (Kunst Wissenschaft Wirtschaft) at Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen in Germany, October 2008 – May 2009.
Trigger Points are produced by Stucknagel, Germany

Installation

Installation

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'Pure White Ecoresin™' by 3form

'Pure White Ecoresin™' by 3form

Restoring two adjacent lobbies of the outdated 1980s Adam Place office building in Massachusetts, USA the internationally operating architects of Perkins + Will wanted to achieve a powerful transformation without the cost and time required for a complete overhaul. Focusing on the unattractive exposed elevators, the team at Perkins + Will chose to update the with a, visually dynamic solution for concealing the outdated glass cabs.

1 Adams Place, elevator, designed by Perkins + Will

1 Adams Place, elevator, designed by Perkins + Will

For 1 Adams Place the team suspended 3form Varia Ecoresin panels in a vertical layered pattern. The spacing and depth was controlled to create, along with the nuanced neutral color choices, a sculptural cascade of color and form enhanced by the unexpected elevator movement from within. The effect is a remarkable modern appearance with contemporary industrial flavor.

2 Adams Place, designed by Perkins+ Will

2 Adams Place, designed by Perkins+ Will

For 2 Adams Place, the team built on the concept of the vertical grill, but chose a softer, more ethereal approach to the façade. The design called for 3form Varia Ecoresin in brilliant Pure White to emulate billowing ship sails. Architects chose 3form Scultural Form Legato in alternating formation to easily, and effectively, create a traditional basket-weave pattern. The panels were installed on 4 vertical I-beams using 3form Cable Hardware. 3form Architecture department provided consultation and assistance with digital data modeling and structural design to ensure flowing movement and minimal visible hardware.

2 Adams Place designed by Perkins + Will

2 Adams Place designed by Perkins + Will

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Fri 21.8.

‘Flora’ by Astrid Krogh

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 21.08.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Flora', a 'neon tapestry' by Astrid Krogh

'Flora', a 'neon tapestry' by Astrid Krogh

With her colourful ‘Neon wallpapers’ and her delicate luminous weavings the Danish textile designer Astrid Krogh has not only lighten up some rather dry environments such as the Danish Parliament or the headquarter of the Danish State Railway – many of her works are associated with the architecture of well-known international practices.

Detail of 'Flora'

Detail of 'Flora'

Astrid’s latest neon light installation is ‘Flora’, a decoration for the Nikolai Quarter in Kolding, Denmark, which was commissioned by the Commune of Kolding. The renovated quarter is a complex of schools and other social institutions and its new central place was designed by the Danish landscape architect Kristine Jensen.

In contrast to Astrids previous neon tapestries ‘Flora’ is less patterned but a very free composition of old floral ornaments.

'Lightfall' made of optic fibres, for the NRGI headquarter which was designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen

'Lightfall' made of optic fibres, for the NRGI headquarter which was designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen

One of her latest projects is a wall decoration for the NRGI headquarter in Århus, Denmark, designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen. The tapestry ‘Lightfall’ she created for the elevator inside the atrium of the building is made of optical fibres, a material Astrid has been using for several years. By cutting some of the fibres the light conduction is interruted and the light rays out at certain spots.

'Blue' is a curtain woven of optic fibres, the colour of the curtain is slowly and constantly changing

'Blue' is a curtain woven of optic fibres, the colour of the curtain is slowly and constantly changing

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Breakwater by Artectura and Eduardo Zamarro

Breakwater by Artectura and Eduardo Zamarro

Madrid based architectural office Artectura and the painter Eduardo Zamarro were assigned to give a new look to the A Guarda port! The aim of the project was to make the port a significant place for a stroll at the waterfront, for sightseeing, for sweet winter, summer, and all year round memories by the sea! Another aim was for the waterfront to be seen from Galicia village.

Photos by Santos-Diez

Photos by Santos-Diez

What was sought by the design team was that the project ‘Breakwater’ will come as the fourth front of the port. The first and last idea by the design team for ‘Breakwater’ was to paint a giant canvas with the base colors as if it were a pixilated image of the waterfront village; the painting would act like a kind of “digital mirror.”

Phots by Santos-Diez

Phots by Santos-Diez

Various shades of blue would appear within, which would be merged with the shades of blue created by the sky and the sea. The colors and the design would actually “break the line of the Breakwater.” According to the designers, they wanted to give a feeling and a new dimension to the canvas with the base colors, so they decided to paint the shadows of passers by on the prepared “canvas.” By doing this, the design team brought life to the canvas and homage to the passers by.

View from the village

View from the village

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