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.
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