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Archive for August, 2008

Housing Estate in Spain by Dosmasuno Arquitectos

Strategically located to optimize south facing windows, the Carabanchel housing estate is characterized by protrusions of various dimensions on the inside.

Carabanchel housing estate, by Dosmasuno Arquitectos
Via: Archdaily

Kadrega Chair by Montina

Kadrega, by Huub Ubbens, for Montina

Spotlight on Faro by Hannes Wettstein

When you want to pump out a beam of bright light and make it even wider to illuminate bigger areas. The complete Faro range recreates and enlarges the dimensions of the spotlight.

Faro, by Hannes Wettstein, for Pallucco

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Rem Koolhaas

Each Summer, the Serpentine Gallery commissions an internationally acclaimed architect to design a temporary Pavilion for its lawn. This was built in 2006.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Rem Koolhaas/OMA

New Louis Vuitton Store in Japan

The design for the 10 storey (54 meter tall) flagship Louis Vuitton store in Japan aims to establish an architectural equivalent of the identity of the brand in which classical and modern qualities are blended, reinforcing each other.

Flagship Store, Louis Vuitton, for UNStudio
via: dezeen

Sumo Armchair by Xavier Lust

The fusion of a sphere and a cube – the base concept for the formal development of the line – creates external swellings that reveal a tension trapped inside the mass. When they are being used the pieces seem to lower themselves to envelope us in a welcoming hug. The design evokes the power, balance, and serenity of a Sumo wrestler.

Sumo armchair, by Xavier Lust, for Baleri Italia

Dis the Office Chair by Mario Ruiz

With a torsion-flexible backrest providing comfort, Dis is built for adaptable situations, with its angular looks, it may fit well in a home office as well.

Dis, by Mario Ruiz, for Dynamobel

Boat House on Lake Huron

Locating this house on a remote island on the Great Lakes imposed complexities to the house’s fabrication and construction, so the house was prefabricated near the contractor’s shop, located on the lake shore, the house was constructed on a frozen lake and then towed 80 km to the final site on Lake Huron. A “rainscreen” envelope of cedar strips condense to shelter interior space and expand to either filter light entering interior spaces or screen and enclose exterior spaces giving a modulated yet singular character to the house. On one side of the house is a sheltered boat slip.

Floating House, by MOS

Ledge Angled Shelving by Kazuhiro Yamanaka

The shape of the shelving unit recalls rocks rising steeply out of the sea, natural cliff faces created by the constant action of waves and strong winds. To change the oblique angle from right to left or vice versa, simply turn the shelving unit upside down.

Ledge, by Kazuhiro Yamanaka, for Pallucco

Icon: PK80 daybed

The PK80 daybed was designed by Poul Kjærholm in 1957. Characterized by its low height and distinguished aesthetic, it can be found in museums all over the world. Kjærholm had a particular interest in various construction materials; especially steel, which he considered a natural material. He was a trained carpenter who continued studies at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts. He moved on to work at Fritz Hansen, for about a year, where he designed a number of noteworthy chair prototypes. This particular model was designed for Ejvind Kold Christensen, today it is produced by Fritz Hansen

PK80 daybed, by Poul Kjærholm, for Fritz Hansen

Editor's Picks

Bell Side Table
Hand-blown in the traditional manner using a wooden mould, the transparent tinted glass base asserts a sculptural presence in space, contrasting intriguingly with the solid brass frame on top while also forming with it a harmonious unit recalling the elegant curving silhouette of a bell. [more...]

Suggested Reading

The Story of Eames Furniture
Brimming with images and insightful text, this unique book is the benchmark reference on what is arguably the most influential and important furniture brand of our time. [more...]
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The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum
First-ever book to explore the process behind one of the greatest modern buildings in America. [more...]
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MoonFire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
A unique tribute to the defining scientific mission of our time, the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. [more...]
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Cars Freedom Style Sex Power Motion Colour Everything

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Freedom Style Sex Power Motion Colour Everything. This lavish and beautifully designed book is the gift book for all car enthusiasts and design aficionados. [more...]
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Design Icons

Fjordfiesta Scandia Senior
by Hans Brattrud

A Norwegian furniture design classic from 1957, Scandia Senior is a comfortable high-back easy chair with a leather head cushion, on a satin swivel base. [more...]

Resources

More Books

Case Study Houses
“It’s a huge coffee-table book, which analyses each of the houses in chronological order, with plans, sketches and glorious photographs.” [more...]
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The Eames Lounge Chair
The book examines the evolution of a design icon and places it in its cultural, historical and social context. [more...]
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The U.N. Building
Symbol of world humanitarianism, a beacon of unity after the Second World War. More than 50 years on, the 39-story building is regarded as one of the pinnacles of mid-century modernism. [more...]
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Loblolly House
Including a DVD of the film "A House in the Trees", a real-time documentary of the design, fabrication, and assembly of this amazing house. [more...]
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Desire
The Shape of Things to Come. An up-to-date comprehensive survey on furniture and object design today, showcasing the crème de la crème of designers. [more...]
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Marcel Wanders
Behind the Ceiling is the first monograph on one of the most influential, prolific and celebrated international designers today. [more...]
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How to Wrap Five Eggs
A mid-60s classic of Japanese design. Stunningly laid-out paean to traditional Japanese packaging is rife with sumptuous black and white photos of all manner of boxes, wrappers and containers that appear at once homely and sophisticated, ingeniously utilitarian yet fine and rare. [more...]
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