ADS Kells (Sunday, December 31, 2006)
Minimal details and abundant use of natural lighting helps Box Architecture create a highly functional office space, which retains its industrial ambience whilst subtly exhibiting the architects' design sensibilities.
Ixtapa House (Friday, December 29, 2006)
Adopting traditional sensibilities of spatial planning and construction, the Ixtapa House emerges as an impressive and magnificent sea-side residential unit with a highly modest architectural vocabulary.
KGID (Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design) (Friday, December 29, 2006)
Konstantin Grcic, winner of the Compasso d'Oro (Milan, 2001) among other awards, is an established figure in the international scene. This book presents the work of KGID, show-casing a remarkable portfolio and offering a rare insight into the design process through the various stages of a product's development.
W.P. Lavori In Corso (Wednesday, December 27, 2006)
A corporate headquarters is enveloped in a new layer by Italian architect Massimo Iosa Ghini to redefine the visual impact of both -- the building and the company housed within it.
Greene & Greene (Wednesday, December 27, 2006)
Charles and Henry Greene created the definitive houses of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. The elegant works of their peak period, such as the Gamble, Blacker and Thorsen houses, are masterful in their design and execution.
Alitalia Airport Areas & VIP Lounge (Monday, December 25, 2006)
Italian architect Massimo Iosa Ghini deftly explores a varied material palette to create spaces that echo Alitalia's brand identity whilst adding a whole new dimension to it.
Wooden Football hall - Level K2 (Friday, December 22, 2006)
The Finnish firm of POOK Architects' Office Ltd deftly explores wood as a primary material to create an innovative roofing solution, for a football stadium in the city of Helsinki, which appeals to both aesthetic and structural sensibilities.
General Mills Corporate Campus (Wednesday, December 20, 2006)
Designed by oslund.and.assoc, this landscape design of a classic 1950's modernist SOM-designed corporate campus seeks to bind the new buildings with a pastoral setting.
Aero caffe (Monday, December 18, 2006)
Ideas and conversation, individuality and interaction come together courtesy the Aero Caffe - cafe system, which seeks to celebrate this exchange between the opposites.
Box Architecture (Monday, December 18, 2006)
Profile of the Irish architecture firm Box Architecture, led by Gary Mongey.
Opera Bar (Friday, December 15, 2006)
Tied in with the adjacent disco is the Opera Bar located in the Larcomar Entertainment Center in Lima, Peru. The space was designed in order to create a cool atmosphere, serving as a transition space to the disco.
Talo Kekkapaa (Wednesday, December 13, 2006)
Designing an office cum residential unit, Finish firm POOK Architects' Office Ltd skillfully crafts the humble plywood into spaces that respond to the quiet and the magnificence of the Nordic forest.
Medtronic Patent Garden (Monday, December 11, 2006)
Designed by oslund.and.assoc., this little courtyard garden uses pure, powerful forms and abstract symbolism to achieve a sense of calm contemplation as well as celebrating the collective achievement of the company's researchers.
Under-Extension Villa (Friday, December 08, 2006)
An extension to a 19th century lakeside villa, sees Ofis Architects seeking solutions under-ground, creating a space that whilst enjoying its place in its context expresses deep respect for the heritage that lies above.
Art installation, Grand Pergola - the Hotel-de-ville (Wednesday, December 06, 2006)
Standing as a vivid colorful visual treat over the grand pergola of the Hotel-de-ville, Le Havre, France; this art installation derives from the impressionist movement. Claude Cormier discusses his ideas that lead to the creation.
Molina Plaza Commercial Center (Monday, December 04, 2006)
Composed of a supermarket, eight theaters, a gym, a food court and several retail stores, Molina Plaza by Metropolis Consultora, has become a model for medium scale commercial centers in Lima, Peru
POOK Architects' Office (Saturday, December 02, 2006)
Profile of POOK Arkkitehtitoimisto Oy / Architects' Office, Helsinki, Finland
Private Residence, Minneapolis (Thursday, November 30, 2006)
Designed by oslund.and.assoc, this rooftop conversion of a historic landmark building into a private residence creates a moment of respite in the busy skyline of Minneapolis.
Lucy - hammock for one tree (Tuesday, November 28, 2006)
Designed by designstudio LUCY.D, Lucy is a hammock that doesn't require the usual two trees for its functioning. Depending on the height at which it is suspended, the hammock provides for various usage possibilities.
Eero Saarinen (Friday, November 24, 2006)
Eero Saarinen was one of the world's most celebrated architects at the time of his tragic death. This volume is the most thorough monograph to be published to date on Eero Saarinen and the first major publication on the architect in 40 years.
Casa En Playa Blanca (A house looking at the ocean) (Wednesday, November 22, 2006)
"When a beach house is designed, the first thing in mind is the view to the ocean. So we came up with a basic white box. This was then perforated with various shapes to allow for interesting ocean sights." says Jose Orrego of Metropolis Consultora.
oslund.and.assoc. (Monday, November 20, 2006)
"A studio, by definition, is a space for the study of an art; a space that is infused with an enthusiasm and devotion to a particular subject - in our case - the thoughtful and innovative act of making place." Says Tom Oslund of oslund.and.assoc, USA.
More Paperwork (Saturday, November 18, 2006)
Paper is generally presumed to be the stock-in-trade of the graphic design profession. More Paperwork shows that paper can be used to create functional, exciting and innovative designs in product, furniture, fashion and architecture.
OYON and Be Eve (Thursday, November 16, 2006)
Designed by Michael Bihain, both these products essentially work as wall hangings. Calling them 'mural fruit holders' the designer infuses the design with an altogether different context and meaning.
Juarez Complex, Mexico City (Monday, November 13, 2006)
With the specific task of regenerating the historical centre of Mexico City, the architects boldly conceived of this mixed-use complex as a series of open spaces, passages and plazas, crowned by two brightly coloured towers to house government offices.
Brazil's Modern Architecture (Friday, November 10, 2006)
This multi-author book is a study of Brazilian architecture in the twentieth-century, from the first modern houses of the 1920s and Le Corbusier's seminal visits to the country, through the well-known 'heroic' period of the 1940s-1950s and its crisis post-1964 up to contemporary developments.
UQAM City Forest (Wednesday, November 08, 2006)
Highlights of UQAM's (L'Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada) landscape design, created by Montreal-based landscape firm 'Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes', include a "city forest" composed of five exotic species and 166 trees that create a serene canopy within a criss-crossing net of pathways across the campus.
Future Systems (Monday, November 06, 2006)
Organized according to theme, this book, presents well-known and some previously unpublished works of Future Systems, an architectural and design practice, who have rocked the architectural world with their daring forms and inventive design philosophy.
Villa - Old Oaks (Saturday, November 04, 2006)
The natural surround emerges as the pivotal element around which the design and resultant spaces organize themselves in this competition winning entry by Ofis Architects for a villa in Slovenia.
Spoon (Thursday, November 02, 2006)
Spoon provides an up-to-the-minute, global overview of industrial product design and presents the work of 100 contemporary designers who are at the forefront of innovative developments in this field.
City Fox (Wednesday, November 01, 2006)
Designed by Designstudio LUCY.D, City Fox is a flexible belt system for handbags. With a short, strong pull the belt can be made longer or shorter depending on user preferences.
Bembos Asia (Tuesday, October 31, 2006)
Located in the food court of SurPlaza Commercial Center at the Asia beach, in Lima, Peru, Bembos Asia is essentially the merging of two brands. Namely Bembos (a local chain of restaurants) and Coca-Cola.
The Furniture of Carlo Mollino (Monday, October 30, 2006)
This book presents for the first time complete furniture and interior designs of the multi-talented Carlo Mollino. Including drawings and archival photographs, it represents the most comprehensive record of this part of Mollino's production.
UCSF Community Center (Sunday, October 29, 2006)
Located in one of the largest developments of San Francisco, the UCSF Community Center has been conceived to be the heart of the campus where students, faculty and community come together to enjoy, socialize and interact.
Metropol Parasol (Saturday, October 28, 2006)
Parasols grow out of an archeological excavation site into a contemporary landmark, as architect Jurgen Mayer articulates and reinvents the Plaza de la Encarnacion in Sevilla, Spain through his competition winning design.
Miss Ladder (Friday, October 27, 2006)
Designed by Michael Bihain, Miss Ladder offers flexibility in everyday usage. The flexibility extends beyond the ordinary collapsible to provide multiple configurations derived from varying user needs.
You Are Here: The Jerde Partnership International (Thursday, October 26, 2006)
This book is the first monograph to examine thoroughly the Jerde phenomenon. Jon Jerde, a hugely successful shopping and entertainment centre architect and also a veritable alchemist of the urban condition.
Canteen (Wednesday, October 25, 2006)
Situated on the ground floor of the new development by Foster & Partners, Canteen by Universal Design Studio occupies a prime location facing into the iconic Spitalfields market in East London.
Flapshelve (Tuesday, October 24, 2006)
A variation on their existing project "boxboard", the "flapshelve" is an oval shaped bookshelf that is self-supporting. In as much as it doesn't have any nails or screws as part of its structure.
Blue Forest (Monday, October 23, 2006)
Cast in fiberglass, blue forest is a suspended garden of tree branches, hovering above the interior courtyard of Nissan's newly expanded creative studio complex. "The intention was to reproduce the sensation of a giant forest canopy" says Claude Cormier, the designer of blue forest.
Universal Design Studio (Monday, October 23, 2006)
Boasting a client list that includes Stella McCartney, Damien Hirst, Seoul's Lotte department store, Selfridges & Co., Juicy Couture and the London Business School; Universal Design Studio is a multidisciplinary team of architects, interior and industrial designers based in Shoreditch, London
OXO - Magic Kite (Sunday, October 22, 2006)
The magic kite was created as a mass consumption product with qualities that a layperson and a serious hobbyist would enjoy. It can be instantaneously unfolded for use, and folded back into a bag.
Antonio Citterio Industrial Design (Saturday, October 21, 2006)
This book presents an overview of Milan-based Antonio Citterio's architecture as well as a detailed analysis of his product designs.
Sheraton Abandoibarra Hotel, Bilbao (Friday, October 20, 2006)
The hotel is part of the new Ria 2000 master plan of the City of Bilbao, several blocks away from the Guggenheim Museum. Inspired by the work of the artist Chillida and the solid roots, history and culture of the Basque Country, the building is treated like a solid stone block, relieved by a lattice of perforations.
Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes Inc. (Friday, October 20, 2006)
Profile of Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes Inc., Montreal QC, Canada
Scott, bar glasses (Thursday, October 19, 2006)
Consisting of a series of five mouth blown glasses, the Scott series of bar glasses explores a multitude of questions related to its end use. Slightly distorted (but not quite), the glasses ring aloud with both: sensitive design and subtle humor.
Legorreta + Legorreta Architects (Wednesday, October 18, 2006)
With more than 200 projects to its credit, 'Legorreta + Legorreta' has a comprehensive portfolio of works at all scales, worldwide.
Assyafaah Mosque, Singapore (Tuesday, October 17, 2006)
Designed by Tan Kok Hiang and Forum Architects, this building provides a boldly modern face to Islam by creatively re-interpreting the traditional form of the arabesque - a universally recognizable symbol of Islamic Art and Architecture. Contemporary materials such as fair-faced concrete and aluminum (for the intricate arabesque screens) are used to dramatic effect.
Tom-G (Monday, October 16, 2006)
Primarily consisting of a sheet of Plexiglas, Tom-G works as a vertical shelf running parallel to the surface of any wall.
Supernatural: The Work of Ross Lovegrove (Sunday, October 15, 2006)
This book is the first monograph on the product designer Ross Lovegrove, whose work includes a wide range of products from furniture to high-tech products, from water bottles to airplane seats and explores the possibility of realizing sculptural and organic shapes through modern technology and material.
Forum Architects (Sunday, October 15, 2006)
Profile of Forum Architects, Tan Kok Hiang, Singapore
Tanatorio Chapel & Crematory Jardines De La Paz (Saturday, October 14, 2006)
"The crematorium performs two different functions: one mystic; the other practical and real - Providing facilities to take care of the dead, from cremation to homage." says Jose Orrego of Metropolis, the designer of Tanatorio chapel and crematorium complex.
Metropolis Consultora (Saturday, October 14, 2006)
Profile of Metropolis Consultora; Jose Orrego; Lima, Peru
New Retail (Friday, October 13, 2006)
New Retail examines 24 of the most innovative retail spaces built around the world, designed by high-profile international architects as well as smaller cutting-edge firms.
Designstudio LUCY.D (Friday, October 13, 2006)
Located in Vienna, Austria, designstudio LUCY.D was founded by Karin Stiglmair and Barbara Ambrosz in 2003. The two designers work in the field of product and furniture design; and develop interiors for exhibitions, shops and restaurants.
Rotor Penthouse (Thursday, October 12, 2006)
Developing "a new proto-programmatical penthouse" architect Jurgen Mayer dissolves traditional spaces and programs into an inventive new strategy for this urban apartment in Denmark.
Tokujin Yoshioka Design (Wednesday, October 11, 2006)
This book presents one of the most important Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka's entire body of work through beautiful and abstract photographs of finished designs, accompanied by sketches, drawings and snapshot images showing the processes at work behind his designs to help explain his complex technological approach.
Michael Bihain (Tuesday, October 10, 2006)
After training as a butcher and carpenter, Michael Bihain studied interior design at Liege's Institut Saint-Luc and at Hull University in England. By 1998 he had set up a design studio and was able to develop his first prototypes.
Stone (Monday, October 09, 2006)
Specializing in designing glass furniture, finishes and other objects, Fenestra Ateliers discusses their latest project 'Stone'
Fenestra Ateliers (Monday, October 09, 2006)
Fenestra Ateliers bvba is a partnership consisting of Jan-Willem van Zijst, Angela van der Burght and Sunny van Zijst. Working on their own collection (glass design), they also execute commissions and carry out work for visual artists.
New Academic Building, Cooper Union (Sunday, October 08, 2006)
Designed by Morphosis, this new addition to the Cooper Union seeks to bind the school's Art, Architecture and Engineering departments by conceiving of the building as a 'stacked vertical piazza', organized around a central atrium that acts as a connective volume.
Urban Playground (Saturday, October 07, 2006)
"Young children acquire most of their social behaviors through the act of playing. Thus the playground and the facilities therein stand quite important." says Alain Gilles with his proposal for an urban playground.
Alain Gilles (Saturday, October 07, 2006)
Profile of the Belgian product design firm founded by Alain Gilles.
Bar Code Housing System (Friday, October 06, 2006)
An on-going research project, the Bar Code Housing System is both, a computer aided design and a building system for the construction of housing blocks with industrialized processes. Derived parametrically, the Bar Code Housing System explores interaction between various elements to arrive at multiple design configurations and possibilities.
Leandro Madrazo, ARC Arquitectura i Enginyeria La Salle (Friday, October 06, 2006)
Profile of Leandro Madrazo, architect-ARC Arquitectura i Enginyeria La Salle, Spain
Boxboard (Thursday, October 05, 2006)
The Boxboard is (as is obvious) an oval shaped (in plan) bookshelf with removable boxes. The shelf's primary use is to act as a partition for large spaces.
ONE Residential Complex (Wednesday, October 04, 2006)
The ONE Residential Complex in Florida is architect Massimo Iosa Ghini's latest exploration in residential high-rise design, bringing together his design and technical sensibilities.
Morphosis (Wednesday, October 04, 2006)
With founder Thom Mayne serving as design principal, morphosis, (meaning to form or be in formation) is a dynamic architectural practice with projects worldwide, ranging in scale from residential, institutional, and civic buildings to large urban planning projects.
Universal Beer Bottle Flask (Tuesday, October 03, 2006)
Universal Beer Bottle Flask by x|cruza estudio is a prototype designed to protect beer bottles commonly sold in Argentina.
Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse (Monday, October 02, 2006)
Images of the city of New York are translated, through a simple yet varied material palette, into a light, playful yet stylish lounge space for Virgin Atlantic airlines by locally based firm SHoP Architects.
PRADO (Sunday, October 01, 2006)
PRADO, outdoor lounge collection by Inge Van Gheel is an interesting exercise in providing a flexible configuration to inherently dynamic spaces, namely - lounges.
In Heat (Saturday, September 30, 2006)
Architect Jurgen Mayer explores newer boundaries in architectural design and context through this installation that gains immediacy and an uncanny effect by registering touch as a fleeting trace.
Table Spice Rack (Friday, September 29, 2006)
Derived from the need to be economical, the rack serves a growing demand for innovative household products in Argentina. Originally conceived as a research project, the practical product ended up going into production after it generated interest from a production company.
Netherlands Embassy Berlin (Thursday, September 28, 2006)
The client (Netherlands Embassy, Berlin) demanded a solitary building, integrating requirements of conventional civil service security with Dutch openness. A continuous trajectory reaching all eight stories of the embassy shapes the building's internal communication.
Ljubljana City Museum (Wednesday, September 27, 2006)
An innovative formal and experiential vocabulary is explored by Ofis Architects in their design for the Ljubljana City Museum, adding a layer of the contemporary to the historic precinct.
Inge Van Gheel Design (Tuesday, September 26, 2006)
Boasting a client portfolio consisting of companies like IKEA, MDR, Evaluz, Tribu, Forbo and VRT, Inge Van Gheel Design Studio is a product design firm based out of Belgium.
Alex Loft Interior (Monday, September 25, 2006)
The Alex-loft-interior project is an interesting example of super-positioning of a new idea on a pre-existing set of constraints. It tries redefining the character of an existing interior space through variations in color and form.
Stockenhuber Design (Monday, September 25, 2006)
Profile of Stockenhuber Design, Vienna, Austria -- founded by Daniela Stockenhuber.
X|lab - Portable solar cooker (Saturday, September 23, 2006)
The solar cooker is a collapsible product that can be unfolded to cook anything from tea to eggs, hamburgers and more. Its innovation lies in the fact that it can be easily folded down into a flat carry bag. A handy product to have outdoors.
Souterrain, The Hague (Thursday, September 21, 2006)
The building is a sandwich of a subway line with 2 layers of parking on top and a station at either end. Its stretches out below the main shopping street, repeating its outlines, creating a body of underground connections that serves the city from underneath.
x|cruza estudio (Tuesday, September 19, 2006)
x|cruza industrial design studio is dedicated to the investigation, design, development, production and supervision of products at different industrial scales.
Pillow House (Monday, September 18, 2006)
Deriving from archaic models across equatorial Africa and South America, HOV paints an interesting picture of the housing of tomorrow.
650 Apartments (Friday, September 15, 2006)
The exactness of the modular is explored and translated into a composition of the flexible and the inflexible, in a design that creates a delightful apartment complex whilst successfully dealing with the stringency of its brief and associated deadlines.
Dupli.Casa, Villa MRMM (Monday, September 11, 2006)
Reset into a sinuous silhouette, the newly designed villa for a private client emerges as a classic example of architect Jurgen Mayer's prowess in weaving together spatial and formal configurations.
BEA Seating System (Wednesday, September 06, 2006)
Strict ergonomic solutions merge with signature Fuksas sensuality to create the 'New Concept' Bea seating system that offers flexibility in features and function.
Hangil Book House (Monday, September 04, 2006)
Moulding and twisting wood into warped planes that defy the reality of the material, ShoP architects create a continuum of visuals and experiences within the Hangil Book House, only to further weave the building into its context.
Kropcke Metro Station (Friday, September 01, 2006)
Responding to strict technical guidelines and an aesthetically focused design brief, architect Massimo Iosa Ghini skillfully molds the humble glass mosaic into a brand new skin for the Kropcke Metro Station.
Fuksas designs for Alessi (Wednesday, August 30, 2006)
"Folding gives strength to matter," says Massimiliano Fuksas of his designs for Alessi, composed as patterns in an endless interplay of material, dimension and color. Featured here are his designs that imbibe this simple yet sensual formal approach to product design.
Mensa Moltke, University Karlsruhe (Monday, August 28, 2006)
Having won the international competition staged by the city of Karlsruhe, architect Jurgen Mayer engraves his signature style into the heart of the city campus, responding to the urban and social fabric through his design.
La Casa dei Bolidi (Friday, August 25, 2006)
The glorious Maserati sports car plays muse to architect Massimo Iosa Ghini in his design to document and house it, creating in its wake a museum that is both -- iconic and contextual -- in a single stroke.
BIBI-580 Seating System (Wednesday, August 23, 2006)
"The seat is born from a new attitude, new comparisons of space and above all a design intent of receiving many users", explains architect Massimiliano Fuksas of the BIBI-580 that gives a new edge to flexibility in seating design.
Porter House (Monday, August 21, 2006)
Adopting an innovative approach at merging the old with the new in the Porter House, SHoP architects fascinate the observer with a play of material, light and proportions, resultantly transforming it from a run-down warehouse to a dynamic new landmark for the city of New York.
SHoP Architects PC (Monday, August 21, 2006)
Profile of SHoP Architects PC, New York
Palast fur Bozen (Friday, August 18, 2006)
Deriving from the flux inherent to the built environment, HOV explores the dynamics of human emotion through physical space.
Social Housing Block (Wednesday, August 16, 2006)
Successfully employing the humble modular unit, Ofis Architects create highly flexible and economic design solutions in their proposal for low-cost housing along the Izola Bay.
Ofis arhitekti (Wednesday, August 16, 2006)
Based in Ljubljana, Ofis arhitekti was formed by Rok Oman and Spela Videcnik. The work negotiates between architectural projects, performing arts and design.
HOV (Tuesday, August 15, 2006)
Profile of an experimental and futuristic Italian architectural practice HOV, headed by David Raponi
Ferrari Store, Milan (Monday, August 14, 2006)
The Ferrari racecar is transformed into physical space by architect Massimo Iosa Ghini through his signature designs for its merchandise store chain, the most recent of which opened in Milan.
Iosa Ghini Associati (Friday, August 11, 2006)
Profile of Iosa Ghini Associati srl, Italy
Emporio Armani (Wednesday, August 09, 2006)
"There is no reference to any classic geometry, but to mobility and the possible variations of space," explains Massimiliano Fuksas, seeking fluid solutions towards inventive exhibition.
Soft Mosaic Collection (Wednesday, August 09, 2006)
Architect J. Mayer H. sets the humble glass mosaic tile into sleek silhouettes in an illusory yet radically designed range of seating systems for Bisazza S.p.a.
Seattle Central Library (Monday, July 31, 2006)
"The library represents, maybe with the prison, the last of the uncontested moral universes," explains OMA of their refreshingly original approach to its design, creating a building that whilst genetically modifying the typical high rise, emerges both contextual and iconic.
Short Stories 2006 (Monday, July 24, 2006)
The Short Stories 2006 exhibition set stage for a collaborative between architects Doriana & Massimiliano Fuksas and artist Mimmo Paladino, presenting a fascinating collection of limited-edition furnishing accessories and contemporary jewelry.
Massimiliano Fuksas architetto (Monday, July 24, 2006)
Massimiliano Fuksas architetto, is a firm that has to its credit, internationally acclaimed interior design, product design, and architectural projects.
Bruit Rose (Saturday, July 22, 2006)
Installed within a street light-box usually used for advertising, 'Bruit rose' displays numerically formatted information that is inspired by street activities; namely: ambient sounds in the environment as well as the movements of the passerby.
HEHE Association (Saturday, July 22, 2006)
Working out of France, HEHE Association is a design firm specializing in interactive, reactive and experimental architectural installations.
Luxury Village (Friday, July 21, 2006)
Luxury Village is an exclusive shopping street situated in a new urban development in the forests just outside of Moscow. In addition to 60 high end shops, such as Prada, Gucci, Rolls Royce and Yves Saint Lauren, the street acts as a 'spill out' for a luxury hotel and casino which will be completed in 2006.
West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v. (Friday, July 21, 2006)
Based out of Netherlands, West 8 is an urban design & landscape architecture firm established since 1987.
Stadt.haus (Thursday, July 20, 2006)
Municipal administration, civil services, a public library, an art gallery, classrooms for music lessons and evening school, a wedding room, office space, sports facilities and a multipurpose hall, create the multifunctional Stadt.haus.
J. MAYER H. Architects (Thursday, July 20, 2006)
Profile of J. MAYER H. Architects, Berlin, Germany -- led by Jurgen Mayer H.
Casa Da Musica (Wednesday, July 19, 2006)
"This century has seen an architecturally frantic attempt to escape from the tyranny of the notorious "shoe-box" shaped concert hall", says OMA. Their recently completed "Casa Da Musica" addresses this claim in an innovative way.
OMA (Wednesday, July 19, 2006)
The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) was founded by Rem Koolhaas in 1975 together with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. Having won many prestigious awards, OMA has built many critical projects world wide.
Busan Cinema Complex (Tuesday, July 18, 2006)
Coop Himmelb(l)au's proposal for the Busan Cinema Centre and home of the Pusan International Film Festival suggests a new intersection between public space, cultural programs, technology and architecture to create identifiable landmarks within the urban landscape acting as icons of contemporary culture.
Coop Himmelb(l)au (Tuesday, July 18, 2006)
Profile of the Austrian architecture firm Coop Himmelb(l)au, founded by Wolf D. Prix and Helmut Swiczinsky.
Private Retreat (Monday, July 17, 2006)
Yaafur, Syria is known for its harsh desert climate of excessively hot days and cool nights. Located in the midst of this desert, the private retreat was a challenge to create a gathering space capable of hosting up to 300 people.
Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture (Monday, July 17, 2006)
Profile of Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture, Broumana, Lebanon.
Minimum (Monday, June 19, 2006)
A highly sought-after bible of the Minimalist aesthetic, available in paperback for the first time. An extraordinary visual essay that explores the notion of minimum as applied to architecture, art and design.
Modern House Three (Sunday, June 18, 2006)
A survey of 33 houses by both distinguished architects as well as and up-and-coming young designers, including David Adjaye (London), Tadao Ando (Japan), Carlos Ferrater (Spain), Sean Godsell (Australia), Kengo Kuma (China), Richard Meier (United States), Julie Snow (Canada), and Werner Sobek (Germany), among others.
Gunnar Asplund (Saturday, June 17, 2006)
A comprehensive monograph of Erik Gunnar Asplund (1885-1940), Sweden's pre-eminent architect and a central figure in the development of Scandinavia's architectural modernism. Also, offers an in-depth analysis of Asplund's life and work, in particular his collaborations with architect Sigurd Lewerentz.
Muji Cushion (Friday, June 16, 2006)
Designed by Fumie Shibata, the Muji cushion serves as a multipurpose seating product.
Window Window (Thursday, June 15, 2006)
"Window Window" as the name suggests, is a window within a window. Designer Sebastian Bergne questions the norms of vision and privacy through this project. "Window Window" cannot be categorised as a curtain/blind/shutter/pane surface, and yet is not completely unique of these categories.
Keystone, children's seating (Wednesday, June 14, 2006)
Keystone, Designed by Italian designer Sebastian Bergne, is a Flexible furniture element for use by children or adults during teaching and play.
Inclosia, Softradio Alarm Clock (Tuesday, June 13, 2006)
Softradio Alarm Clock by Designkoop is designed to do the unfriendly job of waking you up, in a friendly manner.
Corian, Island Meeting Table Range (Monday, June 12, 2006)
Designed by Designkoop, the range finds solutions to technological requirements in today's office environ.
Scotland gets a facelift (Saturday, June 10, 2006)
Located in Glasgow, Partick Burgh hall was refurbished by the Architecture firm ZMarchitecture in 2004. Now after two years, the work seems to have paid off, as the Scottish people hold it with an admixture of pride and affection.
BMW Central Building, Plant Leipzig (Friday, June 09, 2006)
Designed by Architect Zaha Hadid, the BMW Central Building represents a radical new interpretation of open office landscape.
Orozco House (Thursday, June 08, 2006)
Designed by LAR, this design comes across as imaginative and quirky. We were very taken by the humorous story of this design from evolution to its not so complete end.
Bridging Tea House (Wednesday, June 07, 2006)
This project explores the typological interaction between the conceived forms of a teahouse and a bridge. Simply said, that means it tries to find the common ground between the two very familiar (at least in the Chinese culture), and thus difficult symbols.
ZM Architecture Ltd. (Tuesday, June 06, 2006)
Profile of ZM Architecture Ltd. Glasgow, United Kingdom
LAR/Fernando Romero (Monday, June 05, 2006)
Profile of Laboratory of Architecture (LAR) founded in 2005 by architect Fernando Romero.
Zaha Hadid Architects (Sunday, June 04, 2006)
Profile of Zaha Hadid Architects.
Designkoop (Saturday, June 03, 2006)
Profile of the innovative product design firm -- Designkoop -- founded by Claus-Christian Eckhardt, Andreas Hopf and Johannes Kiessler.
Design Studio S (Friday, June 02, 2006)
Profile of Design Studio S, Minatoku, Tokyo, Japan.
Sebastian Bergne Ltd. (Thursday, June 01, 2006)
Profile of Sebastian Bergne Ltd., Design Office
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