These days, it’s a growing trend among large companies to assert individuality by arranging seats in harmony with the brand values and culture. When famous denim brand G-Star RAW has built new offices in Amsterdam last year in an industrial building under the famous signature of Rem Koolhaas, the choice of furniture came as a challenge.
This original and scultural cubic object was designed by architect Thomas Heatherwick . A “sitooterie” (Scottish origins) a is a small summer cabin that represents a place to “sit oot.” This cube has an aluminum structure, under 8 feet in each dimension and 5000 hollow pins radiating outward from slightly inside the interior. The ends of the tubes are covered with a translucent orange plastic, casting a sunlit array of bright squares into the cabin during the day, and beaming thousands of orange pinpricks when lit form within at night.
Designed by Nextoffice Design Studio, this flexible and unexpected house is a result of an well thought out architectural project for the narrow but deep urban plot given. The most visible and amazing element is the two-dimensional façade that can be turned into a three-dimensional one, option that came from the traditional Iranian homes to have an all seasons rooms.
This curvaceous shapes can be found in Littlehampton, West Sussex along the local coastline and are inspired by the undulating sand dunes in the area. The Acoustic Shells are designed by the Flanagan Lawrence Architects with the purpose to ”create a pair of doubly curved sprayed concrete shells which emerge from the field of grass.”
Located in Bucharest, Romania,this amazing house is surrounded only by buildings that date from the 30′s and the 40′s. The owner bought this house that was built in the early 40′s with the purpose to rehabilitate it and enjoy living in the heart of the city.
New York-based graphic design studio Pentagram has designed the gates of the Super Bowl MetLife Stadium for this Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Pepsi, a major sponsor of the Super Bowl, engaged Pentagram to design a large typographic installation that spans the entire complex. In addition, two graphic sculptures and a massive four-storey high version of their trademark globe logo greet visitors as they enter.
Beetle’s House is the name for the raised home designed by japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori which is currently on display as part of ‘1:1 – architects build small spaces’ at the v&a museum in London. The small dwelling sits in the museum’s medieval & renaissance room, high atop its pillared structure. The design is clad in rich black charred pine beams that no doubt reference the colour of the beetle. This type of wood creates a unique texture that preserves the wood and extends the building’s lifespan.
The structure, like Fujimori’s other works is intended to by-pass all architectural styles that have
developed since the bronze age, returning the act of living to a more primitive state. this home is
designed to host an english version of the traditional japanese tea ceremony. It’s only accessible
through a small hatch in the floor which visitors enter from a ladder.
This water tower was originally built in 1931 and was converted into a one of a kind, modern bachelor pad. Its nine stories feature a small, round room on each floor with the top floor serving as the “master” which leads out to a spacious deck. The steel and concrete throughout give it a very forward thinking vibe and the spiral staircase is very impressive.
Designed by Prague studio SGL Projekt, the Stork Nest Farm is located on the site of a former farmstead and distillery that now accommodates hotel, conference and leisure facilities. The Stork Nest Farm was both inspired by and named after storks that resided in the roof of the distillery long after it fell into disuse.
Photography is by Jaroslav Malý, apart from where otherwise stated.
Volkswagen Autostadt visitor center and these two towers are impressive during the day and lovely at night. The light show they create during the night attracts as much curious people as at day light cars do. It’s designed by well known international firm HENN Architekten that made this 48-meter tall silos functional and eye attractive.
The garage of future is landing the vehicles at the right position from the factory by taking subterranean tunnel. That is very impressive event watching the cars traveling from the factory to the garage and parking at the glass slots.
META-Project, a Beijing based research-design studio has recently completed a renovation for VANKE in Shenyang, China that infused new life into the dilapidated water tower in an exquisite manner.
This water tower is located in the campus of a run down military factory, formerly known as the People’s Liberation Army No.1102 Factory, founded in 1959 during the Great Leap Forward. Formerly one of the most important heavy industrial production bases of China, the Tiexi District in Shenyang is now full of miscellaneous industrial relics from that time period.
Located in Oberlängenfeld, Austria, the Aqua Dome is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area’s scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding landscape. This includes the spiked roof of the observation tower and the conical structure that connects to the three outside basins.
Aenaon Villas is a luxurious hotel perched atop the rocky hills of Santorini, Greece. It was designed by Giorgos Zacharopoulos and completed in 2009.
“Aenaon villas is situated at the highest and narrowest part of Santorini, right on the edge of the world-famous caldera, and it is open to all four points of the horizon, from east to west. The housing complex, consisting of 7 luxurious villas, is a truly idyllic and unique retreat. The villas’ exterior is built in a traditional style, with the utmost respect for cycladic architecture and in perfect harmony with the natural setting. Inside, the villas are wonderfully spacious, tastefully decorated yet simple and elegant and equipped with all the modern amenities that guarantee a sense of autonomy, comfort and luxury.”
Winners of the 2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards have been announced. From Norman Foster’s Atrium Champagne Bar in London to Norm Architects Höst restaurant in Denmark, this year’s winners won’t disappoint.
Located in a building on the corner of the street, the store should house the contemporaneity of the collection and the brand ́s new language. It has acted in the market for over 60 years and in this new undertaking, it searches for a new esthetic language printed on its products and also in the architecture.
A honeycomb inspired the hexagonal shape on the facade and this shape allows a better solution for planes and curves situation. The coating was used in some moments in an opaque way and in others as semi-translucent, evoking movement between straight and curved angles. At the same time, shaping the openings sometimes explicit like in the main window and it alludes itself more discretely at times to incite visitation.
The masonry was peeled and exposed crudely and the lighting uses the preexisting structure to its fixation, bringing the highest flexibility possible for the product exhibition at the store. Old existent bricks were kept making a conversation between new and old materials.Inspired by the unusual architectural proposal, the plastic artist Felipe Morozini signs the creative direction of the objects, furniture and the art for ESTAR GABRIEL.
Created for the Manchester International Festival. ZHA has designed a chamber music hall for solo performances of Johann Sebastian Bach’s chamber music masterpieces. The project’s form, a suspended ribbon of translucent lightweight synthetic fabric (150 g/m2) articulated by an internal steel structure, translates the intricate relationships of Bach’s harmonies into an architectural spatial condition. This voluminous ribbon swirls within the room, carving out a spatial and visual response to the intricate relationships of Bach’s harmonies.
Constructed in celebration of Tiffany & Co.’s 175th anniversary, the jewelry-makers wanted to share their legacy in an exhibition of archival jewelry. December 16th, 2013 – The multidisciplinary wizard behind the staging of world-class runway shows for fashion brands like Christian Dior, Hussein Chalayan and Rodarte, has conjured up a reflective spaceship-like pavilion for Tiffany & Co.’s most recent exhibition in Beijing. The man we’re referring to is none other than French designer and fashion show producer Alexandre de Betak, founder of Paris-based creative studio Bureau Betak.
London-based location agency 1st-Option features a unique portfolio of shoot locations for stills photography, TV and filming. We spotted this unique project on their website, a truly stunning water tower conversion located in north-western London, England, UK. This Venetian-Gothic water tower was built in 1877 by Fowler and Hill, as part of Lambeth Workhouse and Infirmary, latterly Lambeth Hospital. The tower is 99 foot tall with 5 foot-thick walls and crowned with a huge steel water tank.Utterly derelict, the tower was listed for £395,000 in 2008, and bought by Leigh Osbourne and Graham Voce who converted it into a spectacular luxury home. The tower now houses four bedrooms and 360 degree views across London, with a lift shaft alongside the tower, while at the bottom is a new, modern living space nicknamed the ‘Cube’.