Located on the dry savannah landscape of the Bukit Peninsula on the dramatic southern cliffs of the Indonesian island of Bali, Alila Villas Uluwatu, is designed to investigate the potential of the fusion of vernacular architecture with modernist design. The design combines the delights of traditional Balinese pavilion architecture and rural landscapes with modern dynamic treatment of space and form. The design is based from first principles around the pleasures inhabiting the particular site, rather than assembling stereotypical images of Bali or generic resorts.
The building in the old town of Zug at Vorstadt 14, whose architectural history dates back to the 15th century, has recently been carefully renovated. Modern quality complements real history, tradition meets with avant-garde.
Originally a private residence, the building has been given a new identity which, under the name Vorstadt 14 combines temporary home style living with vibrant culture. The three units FACE , BRAIN and SOUL, for individual let, all offer an exclusive environment for art and design.
FACE is a flexible platform which features changing exhibitions from within the art and design area and is available to guests as a room for apéros, meetings or banquets. BRAIN is a modern business suite and offers quality and comfort in an historic environment. SOUL is a private apartment full of history and stories. It is opened for special occasions and for exclusive weekends.
Vorstadt 14, Zug, Switzerland
depotArt is a showcase for computer generated art. Most pieces in a series are similar yet different. Limited edition of 10.
Kugeln, from depotArt
Designed for the Hôtel de Marc at Rheims, Once Upon a Dream has been designed to help people rapidly recuperate and adapt to their new surroundings. Based on psychological studies used in sleep treatment clinics to help cure chronic insomnia, the capsule installation will allow guests to recover as quickly as possible from jetlag. The extraordinary space is a sleep unit that is a hybrid between fairy-tale and home cinema. This is also nod to the history of the Veuve Clicquot House as Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin was a notorious insomniac.
Once Upon a Dream, by Mathieu Lehanneur, for Veuve Clicquot
To eliminate the estrangement from our origin, respecting nature will be necessary. Designing a special place will give nature its space, even in urban society.
- Frederik Roijé
Exhibition: Breed and Retreat, Hen House, by Frederik Roijé, Ventura Lambrate Gallery, Milan Design Week 2010
Using bathymetric information of the lakes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Joy Charbonneau & Ed Zec generated three-dimensional models of the water basins to represent the five lakes volumetrically.
Tokujin Yoshioka will exhibit Stellar, a new chandelier made from crystal at the Swarovski Crystal Palace during the upcoming Salone del Mobile in Milan.
“In 2005, I designed a futuristic chandelier entitled “Stardust“, which expressed a scene where moving images being projected onto the dark night sky by an infinite particle of lights. Three years later, in 2008, I designed a stool “Eternal“. For this work, I had an image of bringing down the star cluster and its brilliant beauty from the sky and sealing them eternally in the transparent lump. This year, I intend to create a star, descended from the sky emitting many rays of light in the space; thus I would like to name this work “Stellar”.
- Tokujin Yoshioka
Stellar, Swarovski Crystal Palace, Salone del Mobile 2010, Milan, Italy, by Tokujin Yoshioka