Posted on May 18th 2013, 01:37 AM
patterned brickwork and pitched roofs characterize a community center in a burgeoning riverside area of china, referencing both nearby village typologies and more recent sleek glass developments.
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Posted on May 18th 2013, 01:30 AM
N°179, entre congés et ponts du mois de Mai, j’essaie de tenir le cap en vous proposant une nouvelle édition de la rubrique FlashBack Design, un concept simple, sélectionner un (ou deux) article par année d’existence du blog diffusé lors de la semaine qui vient tout juste de s’écouler.
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Et pour vous, quel est l’article le plus marquant / intéressant / intriguant / inspirant de cette sélection ??
Posted on May 18th 2013, 01:00 AM
German artist Tobias Rehberger has created a temporary replica of his favourite Frankfurt bar in a New York hotel and covered the entire thing in...
Posted on May 18th 2013, 01:00 AM
The work is emplaced in a hillside of strong slope and south orientation, in a hill located at the inside of Maitencillo locality. By one side, the site (place) have an spectacular view to the inner Puchuncavi Valley, and by the other side, it has many sunlight problems as a consequence of its orientation.
From this two premises (situations), the house raises as a volume that break away from the hill, creating an intermediate place between this and the work, which finality is to capture de northern sun as a passive thermic control system. This spot (space) against the hill establish a new transversal relation between the site borders, generating new flows...
Posted on May 18th 2013, 12:10 AM
Shawn and i keep falling for the Verso Shelf by Mikko Halonen for One Nordic Furniture Company everywhere we go (well, so far at Home In The Woods and WantedDesign)… It is a beautiful ladder-esque bookshelf that allows you to showcase your books both spine out, or cover first with the addition of simple shelves that slip on. It comes in two widths (one that looks more ladder like, and the other more bookshelf like) an three finishes (black, white, natural). It was the winning design in a competition for a series of classic pocket books at a local publishing company. Apparently it can also be used for clothes, accessories… anything really! Though i’m not sure whether you can actually climb it as a ladder… Really the nicest detail in its simplicity is that the rails alternate sides, giving it a lovely side profile, and creating the perfect depth for your books to lean. Take a peek at all the details on the next page!TO PAGE 2 of "Verso Shelf - One Nordic Furniture Co."! ----->
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Posted on May 18th 2013, 12:00 AM
The international architectural competition for Central Prishtina Mosque, held in March 2013 still doesn’t have a clear winner. This proposal by OODA + AND-RÉ is one of over seventy entries, and the design is a result of an intense research on the mosque theme, ranging from a profound historical study of cultural heritage, to analyzing the evolution over time, both in program and in the materiality and form, understanding the social and urban factors as well as the different geographical characteristics. The proposed dome-like mosque is an affirmation of all the values studied, and outcome which is a landmark design in its conceptual, coherent solution and bold, clear and logical structure.
Monumental design of OODA + AND-RÉ’s proposal accomplishes set standards and conditions, responding to the proposed goals. It stands as a landmark, but still being able to be responsible and objective. It is human-related by the form and scale and is conceived for the future, as all well-designed and thoughtful architecture should be, in terms of materials, capacity, configuration and innovative concept. The bipartite design solution embodies tradition but in a contemporary manner and stands out in the landscape, respecting the surrounding. The architects created space that strongly enhances spirituality, while promoting and embracing a wider social role.
The design is sustainable and environmentally friendly and is adaptive to different occupational needs – the design allows...