“Art, architecture and environmental awareness have been forged together in Marmol-Radziner’s custom prototype for their industrially fabricated residential architecture. Recycled steel framing, highly energy-efficient glass, and solar-assisted power add an all-important, eco-friendly element to this milestone achievement. From the two-parcel, nearly 7.5 acre site on which the main house, guest house, studio and nearly 2,400 square feet of outdoor decks reside, broad panoramic vistas across the pool capture the all encompassing desert floor sweeping out to towering Mount San Jacinto and San Gorgonio.”
The Desert House (2005) Desert Hot Springs, CA, USA, $1,350,000, by Marmol-Radziner & Associates, at Architecture for Sale
Tropicalia’s collection is composed of a chaise longue, armchair, chair with armrests, chair, outdoor bed and a swinging nest. The geometric frame of faceted steel tubing is covered with a skilful composition of plaiting, alternating solids and voids according to a precise pattern and displaying a meticulous eye for detail.
Tropicalia collection, by Patricia Urquiola, for Moroso
The Anemi Hotel is located on the Island of Folegandros, Greece. With respect for traditional Cycladic architecture, this hotel maintains a very nordic style.
Anemi Hotel, Greece (nordic room rates), Link: Anemi
Pontifical Lateran University Library Extension, Rome, Italy, by King Roselli
At last year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile, in Milan, Artek debuted a Shigeru Ban–designed pavilion constructed of UPM Pro-Fi, a wood-plastic composite made, in part, from recycled sticky labels. Sotheby’s announced that the pavilion, which has since been exhibited in Helsinki and Miami, will be auctioned off in June at an expected selling price of $800,000 to $1.2 million.
Aqua Forest Aquarium in San Francisco goes beyond your average fish tank, these aquariums are professionally designed with real aquatic plants to create stunning natural dioramas.
Nature Aquariums from Aqua Forest Aquarium
Neutraface, by Christian Schwartz and House Industries, for Custom House Numbers
In Beautiful Evidence, Edward Tufte explores how to best display evidence looking at: mapped pictures; sparklines; links and causal arrows; words, numbers and pictures together; the fundamental principles of analytical design; corruption of evidence; and more.
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