’38,’ Pendant Light by Omer Arbel for Bocci
Designer Omer Arbel has designed a new collection for light brand 'Bocci' made of recycle glass. The pendant light features spheres of glasses suspended to semi-rigid copper cables forming irregular arcs floating in the air. The orbs comprises between four to six blown glass balls wherein inside three of them LED are inserted. Small plants can be insert in the rest of the cavities to form a harmonious illumination that united greenery, light and ecology.
LM Guest House, NY by Desai Chia Architecture
LM Guest House situated in upstate New York, celebrates the beauty of the surrounding landscape – embracing views through an all-glass facade magnify the spacious, open feel of the living areas. The high-performance glass facade was pre-fabricated off site, shipped in one container, and erected in two days. An innovative steel frame structure allows the roof to cantilever dramatically over the open living areas and bedroom. The residence engages sustainable design strategies including geothermal heating and cooling, radiant floors, motorized solar shading, photovoltaic panels, and rainwater harvesting.
MOS Floating House on Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada
The Floating House MOS Architects based on an island on Lake Huron is the intersection of a colloquial house typology with the fluctuating conditions of this unique place. The location on the Great Lakes has imposed complexities to the house’s fabrication and construction, as well as its relationship to site.
‘Port-a-Bach,’ Holiday Portable Container by Atelierworkshop Architects
Atelierworkshop Architects created this holiday portable container designed to be environmentally clean. It is an quick and easy transportation and installation to any orientation with minimal impact on site. The container features large internal storage cupboards and shelves, stainless steel kitchen and fittings, bathroom with open shower, sink, composting toilet. The interior fabric screen system gives the versatility of creating rooms within the large open living space: includes bunk beds, double bed room, dressing room, kitchen and bathroom.
Casa el Pangue in Chile by Elton + Leniz Architects
El Pangue Residence is built by local architects, Elton and Leniz located on a abrupt hillside facing the ocean. The house is organized with a central vertical circulation, connecting the 4 levels and 3 terraces. The lower level features the parking area connected to the upper levels by stairs. The main living area is on the third level, an open space with floor to ceiling windows which lead out onto a generous terrace where planters take the place of railings to allow an uninterrupted sea view. The upper level is deck out in wood, chosen for its timelessness and blend in ...
Villa Rieteiland-Oost by Egeon Architecten
Villa Rieteiland-Oost has a facade entirely covered of wood paneling, on one side of the facade, they are applied horizontally while on the other side of the facade they are applied vertically. The spiral staircase on the outside fits entirely with the exterior of the facade and allows to access to the first floor from the outside of the house without having to go inside, which allows have some privacy. The three levels of the residence accommodate the open plan living room on the bottom floor, the private areas in the middle, and an office space to literally top it ...
‘Chisel iPhone’ is a iPhone Dock with smooth lines and clean design that has been chiseled to fit perfectly your mobile. TheChisel iPhone Dock is handcrafted from renewable bamboo, featuring a minimalistic design with a touch of eco-friendliness.
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Utopia & Utility Launching at EDIT: ‘Transformed’- a collection of large stacking vessels combing ceramic, glass and wood. The symmetry of the shape is shifted to appear off centred on one side and traditional on the other, playing with our perception of familiar forms. Read More…
Created by Belgian designer C Bench and Stone uses a single strand of carbon fiber twisted around a mold. When the mold is removed the resulting structure is airy yet incredibly strong and becomes a strong graphic element in this ultra contemporary garden. The resulting structure is airy yet incredibly strong. This exceptional limited edition series will be limited to 10 pieces and is suitable for both public and private spaces.
Tam Tam Suspension Lamp by Fabien Dumas for Marset evokes a sense of organized chaos. It consists in several lamps put together taht can be adjusted up to 360 ° thanks to a swivel mechanism.
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The ‘Bubble’ is an inflatable conceivd Siller Scofidio + Renfro architects is an event space planned for the cylindrical courtyard of the Hirshhorn Museum. In respectful dialogue with the Modernist icon originally designed by Gordon Bunshaft in 1974, the Bubble is an architecture of air; a pneumatic stucture enclosed only by a transluscent membrane that sueezes into the void of the building and oozes out of the top and beneath its mass.
In contrast to the familiar strategy of roofing over courtyards of institutionals buildings.The Bubble produces a soft building inside of a hard one in which existing and new spaces, both interior and exterior are playfully interwined. The ephemeral srtucture is erected once a year for two months. The additional 11 000 sf of sheltered space accomodates audiences of 500-800 for array of public events including performinf arts, fil, lectures and debates. Its form is shaped by a series of cable rings that constrict the membrane, pulling it away from the inner wall of the courtyard while other cables tether it into place. The resulting contours act acoustically and produce changing shafts and pockets of outdoor space experienced from the ground and the galleries on the second and third level.
Igor Sirov has redesigned this 50m2 flat mountains lovers. The flat is intended to be a love nest, a refuge where people come to comfort and rejuvenate, enjoy nature while feeling protected. The apartment is cosy and warm thanks to the wooden floor and slats on the wall and the fireplace in the middle of the room. A perfect place to retire for a while.
German kitchen manufacturer bulthaup is proud to announce it has won a 2013. Design Award from Wallpaper* magazine for the new bulthaup b3 interior fitting system -released last spring at showroom events hosted during the International Furniture Fair in Milan and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. The product was recognized in the award program’s “Best Storage” category. This is the ninth year Wallpaper* has hosted its round-up of the best of the best in the design world.
The new additions to the family since the house’s initial renovation made this project’s challenges the optimal use of available space. The idea behind the project is one of educating the family to the non-conventional and multifunctional use of space.
It is for this reason that it was decided to give the large existing living room space multiple functionality; the owner’s bedroom, the living and dining space and a relaxation area are all found here while the remaining spaces are dedicated to the newborn children. We decided to raise half of the main room to create a larch wood platform, which hosts the relaxation space with a sofa and television, and exploit the height difference to hide a rollaway bed and a storage space.
Electrolux Design Lab 2013, the annual design competition open to undergraduate and graduate design students worldwideOnce the talented finalists have been selected, the student whose concept receives the most public votes will be named the winner of the People’s Choice Award and will receive a prize of 1,000 Euros. First prize will be awarded to the student that the judging panel highlight as creating a ground-breaking design solution of the future. This student will receive 5,000 Euros and a six-month paid internship at an Electrolux global design centre; second prize is 3,000 Euros; and third prize is 2,000 Euros.
The Philips transparent Lumiware LED Color-Changing is a vase that ca be use indoor or outdoor to add a modern touch your flower arrangement.
The vase features white and colored, energy-efficient LED lighting ights in the bottom. These LEDs can either cycle through a rainbow of colors or be set to a static color.
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TRATTORIA URBANA project were realized by Marco Verrando & Francesca Rossotti Architect from POINT studio. The idea behind this project was to convey the feel of a traditional, old fashioned eatery using contemporary design. The central focus of the space is a large cupboard placed opposite the entrance. Made of white lacquered and natural matte medium density wood, this object is both a functional element (it accommodates a wardrobe, shelves, seating and counter space) and the only decorative piece in the room.
It was designed around the idea of open and closed drawers and as such contextualizes the rest of the space including the large crossbeam that extends right up to the exterior. The purposefully oversize and plump sofa adds that cosy and welcoming touch for the guests.
London Riots and Fast Food Referenced in Exhibition of Seven Deadly Sins by Barnaby Barford at David Gill Galleries
David Gill Galleries announces new show of sculptures by Barnaby Barford entitled Seven Deadly Sins in February 2013. Known for his controversial re-modelling of traditional ceramic figurines, British artist, Barnaby Barford, has moved onto a new form of ceramic subversion with his latest project, The Seven Deadly Sins, which will be on show at David Gill Gallery in London from 27 February – 12 April 2013.
Each of the seven ‘sins’ takes the form of a mirror. Human in scale, there is nothing modest about these works which have been created to reflect the viewer in full length, challenging perception in terms of form and message.
The initial response is to marvel at their beauty and delight at the intricate detail which has gone into the construction of each piece. Each sculptural wall piece conveys Barford’s interpretation of sin: Pride, Avarice, Gluttony, Envy, Lust, Sloth and Wrath.
However, when seen close up, the visual message can be shocking. Each mirror features clusters of filigree flowers and foliage made of porcelain or ceramic, some bearing the patina of images loaded with emotional, sometimes distasteful, messages. For example, Gluttony carries images of fast food and takeaway menus, Envy uses photographs of the London riots in the summer of 2011 and Lust shows clusters of flowers bearing the faces of porn stars. Read More…
Co-Working Center design Ukrainian architect Igor Sirotov Architect is space that involves a shared working environment. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization.
In the south of the Netherlands just outside of the village Berghem, Mulders vandenBerk Architects has realized the ‘Paddenstoelenhuis’ commissioned by Champignonkwekerij van de Vorle. The ‘Paddenstoelenhuis’ is an information centre where you can learn all about mushrooms. From here guided tours are organized to the mushroom plantation. The building is nicely located in the countryside and can be rented as location for meetings and culinary workshops. The building is designed around a multifunctional hall. Entrance, office, kitchen and meeting room are attached to the central hall.
The rectangular shape of the building fits well within the rhythm of agricultural buildings in the vicinity and takes away the sight toward the technical part of the mushroom plantation next to it.
When CubeMe’s team first watch the new images of google office based in Tel Aviv and designed Camenzind Evolution, we were just overwhelmed. Google has always been really original and innovating for the creation of their offices. They have a gift to create an environment where creativity, relaxation and the desire to go to work are put together. With such an office, I would quite tempted to stay even to sleep at night, which I think should be the case of some of them. Each room whatsoever, conference room, cafeteria, relaxation … has a unique atmosphere and decoration.
The new Google office now occupies 8 floors in the prestigious Electra Tower in Central Tel Aviv, with breath taking views across the whole city and the sea. It is a new milestone for Google in the development of innovative work environments: nearly 50% of all areas have been allocated to create communication landscapes, giving countless opportunities to employees to collaborate and communicate with other Googler’s in a diverse environment that will serve all different requirements and needs.
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