Designed by T3arc, TuboHotel is located in the Magic Village of Tepoztlan, Morelos about 45 minutes south of Mexico City on the other side of the mountain range.
The recycled concrete tubes are stacked in a pyramid-style adding visually interest and allow the spectacular views to be showcased. The rooms include stairs for the upper units, a queen size bed, curtains and even glass windows.
8 Spruce Street, originally known as Beekman Tower and currently marketed as New York by Gehry, is a 76-story skyscraper designed by architect Frank Gehry in the New York City borough of Manhattan at 8 Spruce Street, just south of City Hall Plaza and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Gehry has accomplished: the finest skyscraper to rise in New York since Eero Saarinen’s CBS building went up 46 years ago. At 870 feet tall, New York by Gehry is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere and a singular addition to the iconic Manhattan skyline. For his first residential commission in New York City, master architect Frank Gehry has reinterpreted the design language of the classic Manhattan high-rise with undulating waves of stainless steel that reflect the changing light, transforming the appearance of the building throughout the day.
Mexico’s Hierve has created a sustainably built modular storage system for clothing that takes as a starting point traditional wardrobes and glass cabinets. The product was designed as a visually light, soft and transparent system, that provides a wide range of volumetric plays, color combinations, lighting effects and reflections, which enrich the visual experience of the interior space where it is found.
The system consists of a series of modules and bases that can be mixed together to bring ongoing flexibility to the client. They can be configured as needed, depending on the storage needs, the space constraints and the financial possibilities of each client. Read More…
Italian house Bisazza started a new division called Bisazza Bagno this year teaming up with Spanish designer Jaime Hayon for their first collection. The bathroom collection recalls the glamor of the 1930s with a Scandinavian touch and feminine shapes.
On September 8th, Mario Cucinella Architects will break ground on his One Airport Square project in Accra, Ghana’s capital city. Accra, capital of Ghana is swiftly becoming one of the strongest economic hubs in West Africa. The Italian design studio Mario Cucinella Architects (MCA) has been commissioned to envision a 17,000 sq m mixed use complex to be situated in the heart of the city.
Actis Boston & laurus development partners commissioned a 21,000 sqm mix used development with retail facilities and an office bock. According to the particular topography of the site, the project is organized in order to create a public square towards the north east side of the area, concentrating the building mass on the opposite side. Read More…
The ‘Bubble Sofa’ the made from a total of 999 hand-woven bamboo balls is designed by Yu-Jui Chou And craftsman Su-Jen Chou for the Taiwanese company Yii Design. These elements are connected through the use of metal rings and rubber.
Convergence is a project that explores computative techniques in the context of fabrication, a triangulated artwork and an interior element.
I made a attempt to go beyond sculpting a shape by modifying 3d meshes manually in order to bring deeper background to just an isolated formalism.
This project is not a design of a single object. Rather, it’s a design of a process. It represents my personal exploration of various ideas and the connections between them. The aim was to trace these relations and create a logic, which would unite all the ideas so that they merge with each other on different levels of design process. One of the ideas was to achieve the ability to fabricate output using digital breadboarding methods. The fact that we can take any data and process this data through our custom designed logic and then obtain the desired result as an output of this logic is really significant because this approach holds great potential for design projects and interactivity.
Solo House by Pezo Von Ellrichshausen Architects as part of the Solo Houses, Signature Houses Collection, a series of eight to ten vacation homes designed by some of the talented young international designers. Pezo Von Ellrichshausen Architects, Mos Office, Didier Faustino and his studio Mésarchitectures, Sou Fujimoto, Studio Mumbai, and TNA – Takei-Nabeshima-Architects are among the architects designing the 200 sqm size homes, with the first collection to be set in the countryside of Matarraña. Their project SOLO HOUSES, located on the heights of Matarranya, in south Catalonia, Spain, proposes a villa that is totally open to the countryside, a cross between a patio and an observation post, whose heavy base acts as foundation.
LEGO has commissioned Sebastian Bergne to create a public installation using their iconic bricks as part of the London Design Festival 2011.’LEGO greenhouse’ is an actual functioning greenhouse, whose walls, floors and earth are entirely built from the iconic building bricks, contrasting the live plants and vegetables growing within.
Charging Tap designed by Qi Weijia is a hub that charges any device. Just plug it in, turn the tap, and connect it to any smartphone, tablet or gadget that allows USB charging and your device will be charged a lot faster than by using a computer. It is not yet available in stores, we hope it will soon be marketed.
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Roof Garden Apartment is a state of the art 2-storey family house and garden built onto the roof of a warehouse building in central London. Designed by Tonkin Liu in association with Richard Rogers, for a couple and their four children, the 6-bedroom apartment is the third private house undertaken by Tonkin Liu. Like its predecessors, House 1a and the Young House, its design is highly ambitious, offering a new interpretation of the London town house.
These ‘Reborn’ Babies are designed to look like real newborn infants with as much realism as possible.
Depending on craftsmanship, they range in price from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Reborning involves numerous time consuming steps. The most basic form of the process involves taking a vinyl doll, adding multiple layers of paint, and adding other physical features to the doll. Some consumers of reborn dolls use them to replace a child they once lost, or a child that has grown up.
By exploring new materials in environmentally friendly housing design 2:pm Architectures Collectives successfully replaces wood with steel for their Eco project. The feature that makes these housing units stand apart is the fact that the units do not contain any wood at all. the project is the choice of expressing a habitat in the density of implantation and two totaling 11 units.
Created by David Bowen, Tele-Present Water installation draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. The installation, called “Tele-present Water,” collects data in real-time from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoy.
This installation draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. Wave data is being collected in real-time from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoy Station 46246 (49°59’7″ N 145°5’20″ W) on the Pacific Ocean. The wave intensity and frequency is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure installed at The National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland. The result was a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant location.
The exhibit in this video is on display at Poland’s National Museum in Wroclaw.
The Panteón Nube located in Murcia, Spain and built by studio Clavel Arquitectos is a modern tomb, which features an asymmetrical design and ambient and an ambient light provided by the onyx stone. The tomb’s entrance can only be opened by turning its four doors in a certain way.
Clavel Arquitectos say:
‘In this project we worked with two images.The first one was the medieval unfoldable boards, which used to work as removable façades or altarpieces, and now get remade in the zigzag façade. Death inspires human beings with something between mystery and fear. To die means a transition between this world and others that nobody knows. The tomb is where this transition takes place. In this project we worked with two images.
Monika Grzymala’s installations function somewhere between an architectural intervention and immense line drawings. Monika Grzymala draws in three dimensions, creating lines with unconventional materials such as adhesive tape, lead wire and branches.
Barely anchored to the walls, these energetic forms leap into the gallery space, where they interweave to create what she calls “an architectural intervention”.