Pendant Light with Coloured Cable
Playful, elementary and useful this pendant light allow you to realize creative light arrangement. Made just from lamp socket and a colorful cable, this lamp will bring an old school touch to your decor. BUY IT HERE
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.
House H, Japan by Mattch Architecture
House H based in Japan by Mattch Architecture has very special external structure. The curved facade and the irregular shape of the roof tends to cut conventional corners. The highest point of the roof, a light source comes from the middle of the ceiling providing illuminating the courtyard of the house. Glass walls slide back to connect the patio with the interior, where a kitchen, living room and dining room occupy one double-height space at the front of the building.
‘Connect 8,’ the Latest Green Energy-Efficient Prefab Series by Connect:Homes
Founders of Connect:Homes, Jared Levy and Gordon Stott, announce the second installation of their revolutionary prototype home. In a first for the prefab industry, Connect:Homes will manufacture modern, green, and affordable prefab homes from a single California-based factory and ship these homes to national and international markets in a ground-breaking use of the intermodal shipping container network. They became increasingly frustrated with the state of the current prefab marketplace and left to design a modular system that solved the longstanding limitations endemic to the modular industry: namely high delivery costs and home affordability. The new system allows Connect:Homes to be ...
Westcliff Pavilion by GASS Architecture Studios
GASS Architecture Studios completed the Westcliff Pavilion based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The facade of the house is just incredible, it combines modernity with roughness of the stones. GASS Architecture Studios say: The cottage at 28A Pallinghurst is a steel-framed pavilion structure located on the Westcliff Ridge in Johannesburg, South Africa. This 2 bedroom dwelling, nestled away in its wooded surroundings, is positioned just before the inception of a major sheer face of the Westcliff Ridge. This affords the building a private, tranquil hiding place in the trees juxtaposed with a feeling of floating above the ridge combined with magnificent views of ...
It is not easy for young moms to do sports when they ‘ve just given birth or have a young child. Quinny and Studio Peter van Riet has developed the Longboard Stroll, an urban skateboard design that allows mothers to continue to do sport while carrying her child.
New York, NY, June 4, 2013 – Awards of excellence honor the new Stanford University Bing Concert Hall designed by Richard Olcott of Ennead Architects. Ennead partners Olcott and Timothy Hartung led the design team, with lead acoustician Dr. Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics and theater consultants Bob Campbell and Joshua Dachs of Fisher Dachs Associates.
The state-of-the-art, 842-seat vineyard style concert hall opened in January. It exemplifies the seamless integration of architecture, acoustics and technology with the goal of transforming the practice, study and experience of the performing arts at Stanford and of Stanford Live, the University’s 43-year-old performing arts presenting organization.
The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (AIA-CAE) have recognized Bing Concert Hall with a 2013 Award of Merit for excellence in comprehensive campus design and planning. Bing serves as a cornerstone of the Stanford Arts Initiative, a program developed to integrate arts across the University. Located at the east end of Museum Way, facing the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, the concert hall heralds the beginning of an even more comprehensive Stanford vision: the launch of an arts district that will offer easy access from downtown Palo Alto and the nearby highways. The SCUP 2013 Excellence in Architecture Awards ceremony will be July 29th at the Annual International Conference in San Diego, California, July 27-31. Read More…
This school bus has taken a totally new function and has been converted into mobile home. All surfaces, as well ground, ceilings walls have been covered with wood that brings warmth and intimacy to the interior. It includes all the comfort that you can find in a small apartment, as living room area, office area, bedroom, kitchenette.
Directors fromPrahran Hotel have committed Doug Maskiell, Andy & Matt Mullins and Tom Birch from Techne Architects to redesign the bar of the hotel. A fully glazed courtyard cuts through the interior, connecting all levels and allowing natural light in. The featuring a facade is constructed out of concrete culverts, linked together in a way that enable the patrons to sit within them to view and interact with the venue and its fellow patrons.
The design intends to add another unique and captivating venue to the ever evolving Melbourne Pub scene. Modern stools have been clustered around bar tables providing a contemporary and welcoming space for an after work drink. The bar extends over three floors and allowing the customer to choose between differente atmospheres.
The footprint is large, but with well-considered spaces that lend a feeling of intimacy. The large vestibule adorned with intricate wall furnishings leads to a contrasted space on the second level complete with a bar that gives ’30s design a modern twist. Ideal for private functions, upstairs is best described as the ‘speakeasy’ environment complete with smaller nooks and crannies for ‘tight talking’.
This unique light project created by Christoph Luckeneder and Manfred Kielnhofer called ‘T-Guardian’ is a sculpture which is travelling the worlds’ museums and exhibitions. Exclusively for the La Biennale Venezia the scolptors made their journey to Italy. Each day and night they show up on a different spot in Berlin.
This floating tea strainer allows you to make tea, mess-free. Simply fill the strainer with tea leaves and put it into a cup of hot water, and it will float around freely. After an appropriate brewing time, keep the strainer on a saucer, ready for a second brew.
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These seatings, a reminiscent of the structure of the old mattress spring has been designed Dejana Kabiljo. The armchair called Ferrum (iron) and Aurum (gold) are made of tightly wound springs of iron.
Catalan architects, RCR architects is building the Soulages museum. In 2005, the artist Pierre Soulages and his wife Colette give an exceptional gift of 500 works and documents to the Community in Greater Rodez.The donation includes engraved work, many paintings on paper (including coconut husks), paintings on canvas, documents (books, catalogs, letters, etc.)
The collection is immediately labeled “Museum of France”. The community decided to create a museum to host this donation. According to the wishes of Pierre Soulages, the museum will be equipped with 500 m2 dedicated to the presentation of other artists to temporary exhibitions. Read More…
Izmo has organized the fourth edition of the Izmo International Summer School in Turin, from July 22nd to August 1st 2013, which focuses on public art and thepublic space. The course is aimed at students, graduates, professionals and, in general, anyone who is interested in sustainable art and creative design.
The lectures will be held by experts, professors and artists involved in the field of art work, urban design, cultural management, with the aim to provide broad and multidisciplinary insights into the topic. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to gain firsthand experience of methods of sustainable and interactive design that will enable them to work creatively with different materials and to approach participatory design practices. The training offered will be further enhanced by a meeting with guest lecturers Numen/For Use [Croatia-Austria], Maurizio Cilli [Italy], Diogene [Italy], Damiano Aliprandi [Italy] and Truly Design [Italy], who will show their projects and approaches to the topic. Participants will also collaborate with Numen to realize an installation specifically designed for the OGR’s space. Students will receive all the necessary materials and working tools and members of the Izmo crew will mentor them during each phase of the project. Participants to the Winter School will be awarded 4 credits recognized by Politecnico di Torino and transferable to any other university (with ECTS). In addition, we will provide constant support in logistics, housing research, mobility, and tourism.
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Bioshock Infinite, a game for multiple platforms which was released on 26th of March, 2013 was created by Irrational Games, a video game developing company based in the US. The creative director on the project is video game icon Ken Levine.
In many respects the game is exceptional. Its unique aesthetics, well-tuned game play and well realized characters have brought Bioshock Infinite to be one of the highest rated video games of all time. BioShock Infinite takes you to an unusual time and setting, particular for this sequel. All the action happens in 1912, the time of American Exceptionalism when a utopian city of Columbia is built to represent the era’s main ideals. The game is a first-person shooter with Booker DeWitt as a main hero. He is hired by some mysterious people to get into the airborne city and rescue a young woman named Elizabeth, who has been locked in a tower within the city.
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For big iphone users, this external battery case called Maxboost is a effective 2000mAh built-in battery that can double the battery life of your iPhone and adds an additional 8 hours of talk and 10 hours of web browsing.
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Tetiaroa atoll of French Polynesia belonging to Marlon Brando, will become the site of a new eco-luxury hotel whose name is The Brando. With 30 fares deluxe villas, it will be the only hotel on Tetiaroa. The project is being overseen by Tahiti Beachcomber SA, whose CEO Richard Bailey, owner of several luxury resorts in French Polynesia, was in contact with the player for many years and has continued to build relationships with the family of Marlon Brando to realize their common vision for a project of high ecological connotation.
The concept of the buzziHive is a sheet, a protective sheet, wrapped around two seats. It follows the work logic of today, where people need to have instant meeting sessions… they could just take two seats, but in this case, they get an extra protective wall around them for a more a more quiet and peaceful conversation.
The buzziHives are little cells that remain open and welcoming and that can be used as a stand-alone pieces or in groups where they truly reveal their personalities and create this impression of a little “hive”.
The walls, the protective sheets that serves as sound insulation, looks like it is a door partly open. The BuzziHive are always partly open, but because of the movement generated by their outer shell, they can be seen as an invitation for people to come in. Read More…
Here’s a musical discovery that will accompany you in your week end. It is festive cocktail ingredients of reggae, rap, funk, ska and rock, spiced with Latin flavors, a dancing and joyful music. A group that excels with its explosive live performances full of positive energy.
US online giant Amazon has recently divulged plans for a the future 65,000-square foot glass domes greenhouse headquarters. Each sphere will be made up of five high bay floors, capable of fostering a mature tree.
according to Amazon’s proposal:
‘The generative idea is that a plant-rich environment has many positive qualities that are not often found in a typical office setting.
Ateljee Heikkilä based in Jyväskylä, Finland is a 220 square meter home studio and residence built for two designers. The atelier open up towards the lake of Päijänne while the backside by the road is more closed. The common areas are directed so as to enjoy the view of the lake while the bedrooms are located in the rear part of the house.