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"! ----->
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Posted on May 19th 2013, 05:05 AM
Posted on May 19th 2013, 05:00 AM
Architects: MASS Design Group
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Architect In Charge: MASS Design Group
Design Team: Michael Murphy, Alan Ricks, Sierra Bainbridge, Ebberly Strathairn, Branden Collins, Andrew Brose, Marika Shioiri-Clark, Ryan Leidner, Eric Mutabazi
Area: 900 sqm
Photographs: Iwan Baan
Consultants: Ujenge Construction and Engineering, K. Dohrety
Landscape Design: Sierra Bainbridge
In 2007, UK charity A Partner In Education (APIE), as part of its mission to boost education in Africa, committed to building a new school campus in the Kigali neighborhood of Kabeza to replace dilapidated existing facilities. MASS was brought onboard to select the new site, design the new educational facility, as well as assist in building the organizational structure to support the educational...
Posted on May 19th 2013, 04:12 AM
The University at Buffalo (UB) has unveiled HOK’s dramatic design for its new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The seven-story medical school will bring 2,000 UB faculty, staff and students daily to downtown Buffalo and, at more than 500,000-square-feet, will be one of the largest buildings constructed in Buffalo in decades. HOK’s...
Posted on May 19th 2013, 04:10 AM
When entering Brian Home, one would never tell that this magnificent residence once had 1960’s walls. The concept of open space inspired the architects when planning this villa, which presents a double volume living areas with a very large dining room, connected to the kitchen and the lanai.
The glass wall between the living areas and the lanai folds completely away to create one huge living space, with the second lounge area leading onto the...
Posted on May 19th 2013, 04:04 AM
Mercator Centre Maribor is located in a densely populated part of Maribor, which distinguishes it from typical suburban retail centres. The large centre is therefore more open, has several entrances, oriented not only to visitors who come by car but also to pedestrians. Entrances are typologically accentuated and stand out from the neutral sheath. They lead into interior malls and squares, creating an urban experience of a real city.
With the uncontrolled...
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.
Information provided by Foster + Partners
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