Posts from February 2014

Tue 18.2.

‘House Halffloors’ by Sousa e Lopes (PT)

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'House Halffloors' by Sousa e Lopes

‘House Halffloors’ by Sousa e Lopes

A compact, energy efficient house in the beach resort of Espinho, Portugal, built on an 80 square meter infill lot, has 277 “useful” square meters inside thanks to half-floors. ‘House Halffloors’ has three bedrooms, a dining room, living room, office, three exterior areas (including a rooftop swimming pool) and a two car garage with car lift.

 

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Mon 17.2.

Lean On Me: wall-supported furniture and lighting

Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.02.2014 - Tagged as:

Daphna Laurens’s ‘Cirkel’ floor lamp is part of an eponymous collection designed for Paris’s Galerie Gosserez. Laurens imagines it, in anthropomorphic terms, penetrating the wall and looking on to the other side

Daphna Laurens’s ‘Cirkel’ floor lamp is part of an eponymous collection designed for Paris’s Galerie Gosserez. Laurens imagines it, in anthropomorphic terms, penetrating the wall and looking on to the other side

We all need a little support sometimes. Behind the growing trend in furniture and lighting for wall-leaning or wall-mounted designs is a diversity of factors, among them the practical, the social and the aesthetic. Architonic gets up close and personal. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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‘Puff’ light by Signe Hytte (DK)

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'Puff' light by Signe Hytte

‘Puff’ light by Signe Hytte

‘Puff’, by Signe Hytte, is a small table lamp with a blown opal glass diffuser that comes in two different heights and types of wood. A black fabric cord ends on the side of the cylindrical woodbase with a fine and discreet brass detail. Subtle details that are the signature of several works by Kristina Kjær and Signe Hytte, two upcoming furniture and product designers from Denmark, recent TEKO Design & Business School graduates, who exhibited their own individual designs at the recent 2014 Stockholm Furniture Fair.

 

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Shanghai studio AIM Architecture has designed the office for Soho China, the property developers behind Zaha Hadid's Galaxy Soho, creating an entrance with reflective strips of light that give the illusion of a never-ending grid

Shanghai studio AIM Architecture has designed the office for Soho China, the property developers behind Zaha Hadid’s Galaxy Soho, creating an entrance with reflective strips of light that give the illusion of a never-ending grid

Creative light-shaping by architects and interior architects, married with ingenious, technologically driven lighting solutions, are changing the way we experience, interact with and use light in work, contract and other spaces. It’s a new dawn. (by Alex Bradley)

 

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Fri 14.2.

‘Silence’ collection by Marie Eklund for Bolon (SE)

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'Silence' collection by Marie Eklund for Bolon

‘Silence’ collection by Marie Eklund for Bolon

For Bolon’s new ‘Silence’ collection, by Bolon’s Creative Director Marie Eklund, unique characteristics were born out of some unexpected and diverse sources.

 

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Thu 13.2.

Ron Arad – Deconstructed / reconstructed

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.02.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Ron Arad in front of an etching that appears to depict several mysterious Mobius strips. Last Train, 2013 © Ron Arad

Ron Arad in front of an etching that appears to depict several mysterious Mobius strips. Last Train, 2013 © Ron Arad

For over thirty years, Ron Arad has been producing unique objects that define a practise that falls somewhere between architecture, sculpture and design. If, in these creative fields, the longstanding question about whether form should follow function is still rife, the starting point for Ron Arad’s creations is often an object that has been taken out of its functional context and transformed. An original approach that still raises debate. (Interview by Jean-Philippe Peynot)

 

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Designer Weaves by Mosaico+ (IT)

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for Mosaico+

Crono design by Giugiaro Design for Mosaico+

In a series of new designs by Carlo dal Bianco and Giugiaro Design, tessera become a point in a fabric patiently woven by skilled hands, “an imaginary thread that draws, unites and leads into decoration’s enchanted maze” says Mosaico+.

 

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Wed 12.2.

PORT X by S.A.D. Studio (CZ)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.02.2014 - Tagged as: ,

PORT X by S.A.D. Studio, seen here moored to the Rašín Embankment of the Vltava river

PORT X by S.A.D. Studio, seen here moored to the Rašín Embankment of the Vltava river

Architects Jerry Koza and Adam Jirkal of S.A.D. Studio have designed and built a modular houseboat that can also stand on solid ground and that combines wood, laminate and curves.

 

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