Posted on May 20th 2013, 12:11 PM
Messy eaters, rejoice, for OYOY has some nicely patterned silicone placemats to protect your tabletop from yourself (and/or kids) and guests who tend to spill and splatter. And, with four different options, you might just be tempted to get several patterns and mix them all up, for the patterns are made of varying sizes of lovely graphic triangle print: light grey with white triangles, rose silicone with black/grey triangles, grey/black silicone with a cool grey star print, or oceanblue with a graphic cool grey star print.
Material: 100% Silicone, Size: w 17.5x h 13.25″
Posted on May 20th 2013, 12:00 PM
Roxstones es el nuevo porcelanato italiano que trae Atika, una exclusiva colección que fusiona la tecnología de estos revestimientos con la belleza seductora del cuarzo natural. Sus atributos convierten a esta serie en el complemento perfecto para lugares sin límites, capaces de incorporar una personalidad fuerte y marcada en espacios de arquitectura contemporáneos.
En formato 30×60 o 60×60, Roxstones presenta tres colores naturales en tonos piedra: White Quartz, Silver Grey y Natural Rock....
Posted on May 20th 2013, 12:00 PM
Although this year marks their first ICFF, PELLE Designs actually dates back to 2008 or so, when co-founder Jean Pelle developed the first Bubble Chandelier. She met her future business partner (and husband) Oliver about ten years ago at the Yale School of Architecture, and each went on to work for major firms before setting out on their own.
The "Quadrat" series of tables takes its name from the German word for "square"; Oliver left his native Germany to study architecture in the States
Thus, their debut collection consists of iterations on the designs: the Bubble Chandelier is now UL listed, and they've just introduced a long version (not pictured) for a total of nine different shapes and sizes (they've also taken an interesting step in making all of the items available to order through an online store).
Jean noted that they make and hand-carve the Soap Stones in their Red Hook studio(more...)
Posted on May 20th 2013, 12:00 PM
Ubicación: Eggum, Noruega
Equipo De Proyecto: Frank Nodland, Harriet T. Rikheim, Lars J. Nordbye, Maria Svaland
Área: 59.0 m2
Fotografías: Jarle Wæhler, Steinar Skaar, Snohetta
Área Del Terreno: 5,500 m2
Presupuesto: 44,500 Euro
Eggum es una comunidad que se encuentra al lado del mar de Vestvågøy, en Lofoten. El antiguo pueblo de pescadores se enfrenta directamente al mar, en una pequeña franja, entre los acantilados y el...
Posted on May 20th 2013, 11:59 AM
Frederic Perers and Jordi Tamayo recently have completed the Multiplastic.
Created in 1955, Multiplastic has become a classic of commercial landscape of Barcelona, always dedicated to the sale of plastic products. Multiplastic carefully selects items sold from a design concept that equates aesthetics and functionality, and that values innovation above all. The shop offers reference product manufacturers such as Lékué, Guzzini, Menu, Alessi or Habitare.
Frederic Perers (Barcelona, 1974) and Jordi Tamayo (Barcelona, 1972), authors of the new interior design of Multiplastic, have deployed a project that recovers the industrial character of the original space, visible especially in the beamed ceiling and the iron columns. The creation of a neutral container helps to differentiate the product from the domestic industry, and the lighting creates an atmosphere that updates the presence of the company’s corporate blue. Finally, the interior also plans to redefine the boundary between the commercial space and warehouse space, and the relationship of the store with the street, with a clear insight in both directions: from the street to the inside and vice versa. Multiplastic has been included in the Barcelona Design Tour by BCD.
Perers and Tamayo met in 1997 working in the Antoni Arola Studio. Perers is an interior designer, author of projects such as Splash Laundromat, the Tortosa Museum and the Espai...
Posted on May 20th 2013, 11:57 AM
A cannon shooting red wax at a wall is on display.
Posted on May 20th 2013, 11:47 AM
reThink Wood Wants to get you into the 2013 AIA National Convention in Denver for FREE!
reThink Wood is offering a full pass to one lucky Archinect respondent!
Denver, CO | June 20-22
To enter the competition fill out this quick survey. A winner will be selected at random on June 6, 2013.
The AIA National Convention provides architects an opportunity to network, learn about growing trends and gain new resources, and reThink Wood’s attendance at the 2013 AIA National Convention offers just that. This June, reThink Wood will be on site at the AIA National Convention in Denver, Colorado providing education sessions on innovative wood design, resources for designing with wood and on-site advisors who can speak to the benefits of wood building systems and specific product applications.
In celebration of their attendance at the architectural event of the year, reThink Wood is offering a full pass to the AIA National Convention ($860 value) to one luc...
Posted on May 20th 2013, 11:35 AM
In a huge botanical garden, an ancient manor house becomes a conference centre and meeting point of excellence, through a careful renovation combined with a reinterpretation of its distinguishing elements. Our architectural firm has worked on the restoration and refurbishment of historic buildings , as well as the coordination and the respective Master Plan of the whole manor house. In it there were planned several operations, all tending to the common aim of creating a very special private...
Posted on May 20th 2013, 11:32 AM
The Tumblr CEO just became a very, very rich man.
Posted on May 20th 2013, 11:30 AM
“Today people work everywhere—not just in an office—and the message here is that pieces that are easily adaptable are more likely to remain relevant.” Such is the brief for Knoll’s “Tools For Life,” an innovative suite of functional and flexible furnishings designed by Rem Koolhaas and his studio, OMA.
Modern Aesthetic Meets Contemporary Function
Each of the 11 pieces that comprise Tools For Life is unmistakably Modern. Incorporating the clean lines and minimalist geometry of materials such as clear acrylic, wood laminate, travertine, and aluminum, the collection evokes the “form is function” mandate of modernist luminaries like Mies van der Rohe.
The look is timeless, but of greater interest yet is the way these pieces work—transforming form and function both through a series of clever structural devices to match the fluidity of the live-work lifestyle.
Examples of this include the 04 Counter, a monolithic wall unit of wood laminate which would seem to be stacked, but actually rotates into various shelves and cantilevered benches. There’s also the 05 Round Table—sporting an attractive aluminum base and equally compelling travertine top—which raises and lowers courtesy of an electric motor.
Other pieces in the collection include height-adjustable arm chairs, swivel lounge chairs, and an adjustable stool with an internal gas assist mechanism and multiple upholstery options.
For specifying information, contact Knoll at 1-800-343-5665.
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Posted on May 20th 2013, 11:29 AM
The large complex of buildings nestled on level ground along the new Hausmannstaetten bypass road covers three functions: tunnel control centre, central repair shop and road maintenance depot. In order to keep the intrusion to a minimum, the building was interpreted as part of the landscape. It follows the course of the road and the green roofs, which regulate the climate and blend in with the fields farmed in strips. A planted embankment forms the boundary to the bypass. Additionally, the way the elongated position of buildings is chosen, they contribute to noise protection in favor of the neigbouring small houses. On the one hand, the complex consequently uses the existing topographical conditions to minimise noise, energy and routes. On the other hand, its clear, simple design vocabulary stabilises the atmosphere of the heterogeneous environment.
The building complex at the west portal of the Himmelreich tunnel at Hausmannstätten enters into a consistent dialogue with the surrounding landscape. By dint of its size and development along the tunnel entrance, the structure impacts on the landscape, of which it forms an integral part.
The green roofs follow the course of the street. The earth banks already on the building site and neighbouring plot, heaped up for tunnel construction, are only partially rearranged and form the new topography in combination with the roofs. The top edges of the roofs and earth...
Posted on May 20th 2013, 11:28 AMKiriko: Dawn Yanigihara and Katsu Tanaka's handcrafted accessories, made with antique Japanese textiles
Posted on May 20th 2013, 11:21 AM
At this year’s Hospitality and Design Expo and Conference, Shaw Hospitality Group’s Be Bold collection won Best of Show for Flooring and Best of Competition. Held annually in Las Vegas by Hospitality Design magazine, HD is the premier trade show for the hospitality design industry, bringing together more than 900 exhibitors and 7,000 attendees to Las Vegas each May.
Be Bold features graphic elements and dynamic black and white patterns. Inspired by architectural elements and organic movement, the collection explores the juxtaposition between delicate, crystalline, linear shapes and dense concentrations of overlapping structures. The patterns are applicable for hospitality, and designed to be customized for the user’s style. Additionally, the carpet nylon contains 45% recycled content and is Cradle to Cradle Certified by MBDC, and contributes to LEED points.
Posted on May 20th 2013, 11:08 AM