’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 ...
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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Until the 21st of April you’ll find the ”Birdwatch Cabinet Girl” by Studio Makkink & Bey at the ”Isn’t it romantic?” exhibition, which takes place at MAKK in Köln. The cabinet was created in 2007 and represents a 7 year old girl’s sleep maisonette to enhance her birdwatching research capabilities. The exhibition at the MAKK sets out to explore ”Romanticism” by offsetting classical and today’s conceptual works. It also addresses the current understanding of romanticism and explores the new desire for romanticism.
14 January 2013 – 21 April 2013
MAKK – Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln
An der Rechtschule, 50667 Köln, Germany
The international brand Chloe has achieved a partnership with Delightfull in order to feature ‘Botti suspension’ at its fashionable space in the very renown store Printemps. This unique golden plated lamp can now be reached at this parisian scenario.
‘Two Coves,’ a single-family house Residence, a realization from Bercy Chen Architect Studio is situated on a hilltop near Emma Long Metropolitan park in West Austin. The main house is defined by the large circular plinth that contains an infinity-edge reflecting pond . The central courtyard is formed by the pool and pond which, together offers a panoramic view of the town and the hills beyond.
The circular reflecting pond is a central and defining feature of the house and serves multiple purposes. The pond’s waterfall creates a constant white noise, canceling nearby traffic noise. Spiritually, the large body of water brings a sense of calm and psychological coolness while visually connecting the house with the surrounding landscape. The pond also captures the constantly changing ambient light and reflects it onto the interior ceiling, animating the entire house.
The Pinokio lamp, inspired by Pixar logo is a creation from team: Shanshan Zhou, Adam Ben-Dror and Joss Doggett. The lamp incorporates a webcam, microphone, mechanical iris, 2 servos and halogen globe and interacts with its users and traces its movements. But it can do more than merely follow your movements, the video reveals that it recognizes sound and even situations where a person intentionally hides from its camera. Zhou, Ben-Dror, and Doggett set out to give the lamp a broad range of behavior, and that “personality” is clearly on display.
Wind Explorer, a lightweight carbon fiber car powered by Li batteries and a portable wind turbine, recently traveled a whopping 3,000 miles across Australia with the assistance of wind power. The car used a portable wind turbine, Li-ion batteries and a giant kite that pulled the car when the wind is strong enough. The Li-ion batteries charged at night produces enough energy to travel 175 to 225 miles. The carbon fiber body with batteries and portable turbine weighs around 470 Lbs. With two average sized people,the Wind Explorer weights around 1,000 Lbs.
Polish artist Marta Klonowska creates translucent animals in actual size made of shattered glass. Almost all of her sculptures are based on animals found in baroque and romantic paintings by such artists as Peter Paul Rubens or Francisco de Goya next to which she displays them.
To create each sculpture, Klonowska first makes an outline of the animal using metal frames and net mesh. She then meticulously places each shard of glass, one piece at a time. Read More…
‘These ‘logos of reality’ are created using traditional woodblock techniques and then applied to walls as a second skin covering interior floors, walls and recently an entire residential building in upstate New York. In these instances, Woods’s art expresses an extreme version of Englishness by taking over a space and saturating it with iconography. Logo Chair by Richard Woods and Sebastian Wrong is on display now at Galerie VIVID in Rotterdam until March 17, 2013.’
This coffee table is just a graphical and light at the same time. The steel structure forms a volume with irregular lines direction that makes difficult to follow it with the eyes and makes it fascinating.
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Designer Seung Han Lee has developed a dual function chair designed for small area that features a series of slots that provide the perfect place to put your magazines.
I have produced a unique and innovative piece of furniture, which was inspired by the idea of combining a magazine rack and chair into one multi-functional, space saving design. The chair was made from stainless steel to give a more lively reflective quality to the chairs aesthetic appearance. The design’s most important feature is that your magazines can be stored away conveniently by hanging them open on the rails at the last page you read and thus yo do not lose your place.
That’s the perfect San valentine present! Even brighter than any diamond, these crystal earrings illuminated by a led light .The battery is just at the back of the ear and you can choose the color of the lighting. Isn’t it cool?
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‘Deutscher and Forrest Residence reformed by Mos Architects was a vacant lot on the east of an existing building purchased by the client. The building engages with this landscape by presenting the open plan living and kitchen to the east and by proving a balcony off the master bedroom which further benefits from North east aspect.
The open plan living concept is consolidated by the use of a new stair situated at the main entrance which gently ascend into a double height void terminating at an open plan study arrangement. This space become the canvas for ever changing light variations due to the high level corner window stair well skylight.
The strategic position of openings promoting air flow, hight ceiling,radial sawn timber, window shading devices, highly insulated building envelope, evaporative cooling, hydronic heating, solar heat pump generator for hot water and rain water tank to ensure this building is an energy efficient solution which fully engages with it’s natural context and minimizes it’s impact on the environment.
The Zub Zen-H reveals time in an unique way, on top two rows the Zen-H shows the current hours, while in the third row it displays minutes and the fourth row features the seconds. The Zen-H also features both an alarm and a chronograph mode.
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