Posted on May 23rd 2013, 11:00 AM
Arquitectos: Burnazzi Feltrin Architects
Ubicación: Pergine Valsugana, Trento, Italia
Equipo De Diseño: Burnazzi Feltrin Architects (Burnazzi Elisa, Feltrin Davide) + Pegoretti Paolo
Área: 430.0 m2
Fotografías: Carlo Baroni
Diseño Estructural: Roberto Svaldi ing.
Sistema Calefacción: Giuliano Cattani ing.
Sistema Eléctrico: Mirco Girardi per. ind.
Cubicación: 1732 m3 (sólo ampliación)
Este proyecto es la remodelación y reconstrucción...
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 10:15 AM
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is Wales’ national music and drama conservatoire. An international architectural competition in 2007, radically transforms the original college building. The scheme now comprises an acoustically excellent 450-seat chamber concert hall (the ‘Dora Stoutzker Hall’), a 180-seat theatre (the ‘Richard Burton Theatre’), four rehearsal studios, an exhibition gallery (the ‘Linbury Gallery’) as well as generous foyer areas, a terrace overlooking Bute Park and a new Café Bar.
The new buildings are situated within the Grade I listed Bute Park. Directly across the road from the new building is Cathays Park, the civic centre of Cardiff, consisting of a number of important listed buildings.
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 10:00 AM
American manufacturer Henrybuilt’s new wall shelving system makes use of a rod and panel design that requires no vertical support for shelving.
The Opencase Wall System by Henrybuilt is designed to evolve with the user’s needs.
Combining technical sophistication with a warm, residential aesthetic, the adaptable Opencase Wall system works across a wide range of applications. And, to make life easier, Henrybuilt has created “starting point” configurations for applications like entryways, libraries, offices, wine storage, pantries, wardrobes, utility closets, laundry, and children’s room.
Additionally, the system is available in a broad palette, including FSC certified woods, high pressure laminate, and aluminum, allowing for more aesthetic flexibility.
For more information visit www.henrybuilt.com
About the manufacturer: Henrybuilt was founded in 2001 to create the first American kitchen ‘system’. The brand’s primary goal is to produce the best kitchen and whole house furniture and storage systems in the world, based on an ideal combination of system development, customization, craft quality and design service. The company operates showrooms in Seattle and New York, an office in Los Angeles, as well as a 40,000 square foot engineering and manufacturing facility in Seattle. Henrybuilt has completed over 1500 major projects for clients throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe.
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 10:00 AM
The winning designs of the “Wasteless” exhibition were announced during New York’s ICFF. Held by Poltrona Frau, the world’s leading producer of luxury home furnishings, and leading art and design school Parsons The New School for Design, the competition was to convert left-over scraps of Poltrona Frau leather into luxury accessory pieces in an attempt to maximize the potential of the material and emphasize Poltrona Frau’s Zero-Waste Design initiatives.
For the past seven weeks, 15 Parsons Product Design students have been working under the direction of noted designer and Parsons alumnus, Andrea Ruggiero. The students presented their work to a panel of judges who announced the three winning designs at a reception held at the Poltrona Frau showroom in Soho. Jenny Hsu was awarded first place for her design “Piqnique,” (shown above) a woven case for meals on the go that doubles as a leather placemat. Yuna Kim and Benjamin Billick came in second and third respectively for their designs, “Miovino” leather wine glass tags and “Tuft” candle holders.
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 10:00 AMJust What Do They Teach You at Stanford, Anyway? Exclusive Excerpt of 'Crane for Creativity,' Julia Davids' E-Book on Her d.school Education
In less than a month, Julia Davids will earn her Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Stanford University's prestigious Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, a.k.a. d.school. To mark the occasion, she's publishing an e-book about her undergraduate experience—this is an exclusive excerpt of the second chapter.
Imagine you attend one of my design classes in Stanford's d.school at Building 550. Many of the structural elements of the building have been left exposed so that it has the feel of a partially renovated garage: cement floors, bare walls. Strange furniture is scattered about the floor; tour guides are known to explain that decorators chose "deliberately uncomfortable" seats to encourage activity. A smattering of professors and students have questioned the use of foam squares or wood blocks as chairs, but the seats remain.
You enter a classroom on the second floor, where 30 or so students populate gray plastic chairs. The room—in fact, the entire building—embodies the principle that furniture mixing is proportionally related to idea mixing. Utility pipes unabashedly expose themselves to you. You take a seat on one of the chairs, but your table scoots away from you because it is on casters. The rock music fades and class is underway.(more...)
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 10:00 AM
La propuesta para el proyecto icónico del nuevo Centro Cultural de Guadalajara, la 2a municipalidad mas poblada de Mexico, encarna y cataliza la escena cultural sobre la siempre animada avenida Chapultepec, además de conformar una nueva atracción de la ciudad de Guadalajara.
A continuación les mostramos el proyecto de PM²G Architects, quienes obtuvieron el 4 lugar (Mención Honrosa) en el concurso.
Una figura espectacular. Tres cuerpos...
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 09:57 AM
Such a necessary invention.
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 09:54 AM
Robert Gurney Architect designed the Hampden Lane house in Bethesda, Maryland. The client for this project was a young, forward thinking entrepreneur with no desire for a nostalgic or revivalist style house.
According to the architects, the client for this project was a forward thinking entrepreneur who wanted his home to be energy efficient and to occupy a small part of the property. The new building was designed as a cube, having 2,200 square feet and with spaces fully utilized. The flat roof provides an additional 1,100 sq ft of outdoor living space with views of treetops and the downtown Bethesda skyline. Instead of building a large house with pretentious ties to the rural past, this new house is smaller with a stronger relationship to the modern, urban area that Bethesda has become....
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 09:37 AM
Vase? Flower pot? SL32 FLEUR looks like quite a mystery at first. But, it quickly becomes clear that the high-quality, hand-blown glass insert is firm..
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 09:35 AM
“It is easy to invent a flying machine,” said the 19th century aviation engineer Otto Lilienthalmore, “[and] difficult to build one; to make it fly is everything.” The challenge of air (and later, space) travel began not with building aircraft, but with building a realistic simulation machine in which to test those aircraft.
The same went for NASA, in its earliest incarnations. When I visited a few years ago, the massive warehouses and test sites had mostly been turned into museums. But...
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 09:34 AM
SAOTA in collaboration with OKHA Interiors designed the La Grande Vue 5A house in Cape Town, South Africa. This free form sculptural design comprising two apartments is located in Cape Town, South Africa.
Carla & Stefan Antoni have created a dreamy sky-high home that captures the feel of the sea below by using levels to spectacular effect. Their growing family is what forced the couple to demolish their bachelor pad and build a larger home. The result incorporates Stefan’s dual-level penthouse, including two en-suite bedrooms, a living area and a kitchen on the first level, a studio, third bedroom and garage on the lower level, and an apartment underneath. On the roof, is a swimming pool and terrace, as well as the magnificent SKY BAR containing a cocktail bar and entertainment area....
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 09:33 AM
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 09:30 AMAbsolut Elyx: Sweden's new premier export embodies the legendary vodka brand's extensive heritage and progressive attitude