Posted on May 19th 2013, 06:30 AM
On amazing projects at ICFF this year, i’m smitten by metaproject 03 - between RIT School of Design and Areaware. As they describe, “Each student will be required to explore the properties of wood and its use as a primary material in object construction. They will be required to research examples of cuturally specific historical and contemporary toys and to define the meaning of Universal Toy. Ultimately each student will select and research a specific object typology in the domestic sphere and a specific cultural / situational context and respond with an inventive proposal that explores the meaning and notion of how toys integrate into contemporary cultures and lifestyles.” It was hard to ignore the pull of the MANY playful/modern wooden toys on pedestals in the center of the floor… the students did an incredible job bringing the “universal toy” motif to life, and i hope some of them have the chance to become real products! Take a peek at some of my favorites on the next page.TO PAGE 2 of "TOYS! Metaproject 03 - RIT/Areaware"! ----->
(Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
Posted on May 19th 2013, 04:00 AM
El sitio del proyecto se encuentra en una colina boscosa en Isla San Juan. La topografía escarpada creó el diseño y los desafíos de la construcción.
El proyecto se divide en dos estructuras. Las mas pequeña aloja un estudio, oficina y garaje y la más grande es la residencia principal para la pareja. Ambas están...
Posted on May 19th 2013, 03:03 AM
To mark twenty years since the completion of the Carré d’Art in Nîmes, Norman Foster curates an exhibition titled "Moving", that brings together 138 works by 66 artists from 14 countries.
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To mark twenty years since the completion of the Carré d’Art in Nîmes, Norman Foster has been invited to curate a special exhibition to celebrate this anniversary – his design won an international competition for the project in 1984. The title of the exhibition is ‘Moving’ and it brings together 138 works by 66 artists from 14 countries, covering almost a 200 year period from Turner’s early nineteenth-century watercolours to contemporary video pieces.
The exhibition’s title relates to the theme of movement, both physical and spiritual – works of art that express motion, as encapsulated by Umberto Boccioni’s 1913 ‘Forme uniche della continuità nello spazio’, alongside Norman Foster’s personal selection of works that move him emotionally. New works have been specially commissioned for the show, including a sound installation by American artist Bill Fontana, a kinetic sculpture entitled ‘The Lost Compass’ by Olafur Eliasson, a monumental installation by Brazilian artist Nuno Ramos and a sequence of paintings by the German artist Daniel Lergon.
Many artists, individuals, institutions and galleries have lent works of art for ‘Moving’, including Tate London, Musée d’Art Moderne Saint-Étienne, Centre Pompidou, Paris,...
Posted on May 19th 2013, 03:00 AM
the dutch designer has conceived a folding bench concept which when extended, lands on its 'feet' in an open position, and can simply be closed and rolled away when not in use.
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Posted on May 19th 2013, 03:00 AMDanish model Freja looks stunning in these rocker chic smoke jackets, slim pants and leather of the Saint Laurent pre-fall 2013 campaign.
Posted on May 19th 2013, 02:36 AM
Italian practice act_romegialli have converted an old garage of a weekend retreat into a small green shelter. The “Green box” is situated on the slopes of the Raethian Alps. The structure is realised with lightweight metal galvanized profiles and steel wires while retaining the rustic stone walls and columns of the old building. The structure with steel wires provides tridimensional support for the climbing vegetation. Interior of the Green box garden pavilion is divided into multiple areas, a room for gardening tools, a cooking area and a space for entertaining family, friends and guests. The materials used for building are rough, simple and untreated; galvanized steel for the kitchen, larch planks for flooring and big sliding doors, windows in unpainted galvanized steel, simple pipes for the water supply. Landscape : Gheo Clavarino, Photography: Marcello Mariana
Posted on May 19th 2013, 01:00 AM
Italian studio Gosplan inserted a perforated metal gate into a fifteenth century marble doorway as part of their renovation of this fashion boutique...
Posted on May 19th 2013, 01:00 AM
Within the next years a high-quality work and living space is originates for about 50 companies with approx. 500 employees on the area of the former “Post Garagen Areal” in Dornbirn. The Campus Dornbirn II was set up in the first construction phase 2008/2009 as the head building of a future business park.
Even the close connection to the “Fachhochschule Vorarlberg” is useful to generate a new scientific and research environment, were young entrepreneurs can set up their first business in a highly flexible business park.
The form of the monolithic building with his sharp edged facades produces a strong dynamic, which stands in a positive...