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    Solid wood furniture, by Matthew Hilton

    New Tradition in Martha’s Vineyard

    A fresh take on traditional siding.

    House Martha’s Vineyard, by Architecture Research Office

    via: Below the Clouds

    Interiors: Virgin Atlantic

    A ground breaking new business class seat for Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class service. A unique seating layout and mechanism creates a new sense of shared experience and allows the seat back to fold forward to create a completely flat bed. For the first time, a simple and uncomplicated design aesthetic has subdued the typically complex expression of aircraft seating. The functional and visual expression of the ‘chair’ has been separated from the myriad of functions that traditionally layer the visual quality of aircraft seating.

    Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class service, by Pearson Lloyd

    Shower IV

    This is a new concept for a shower gel dispenser, similar to your trusty old IV

    Dispenser, by Bortolani & Righi, for Agape

    Maya Lin in California

    Showcasing Artist Maya Lin’s latest drawings, sculptures and installations.

    Exhibition: ”Maya Lin: Systemic Landscapes,”, for Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

    via: Los Angeles Times

    Villa NM by UNStudio

    An elegant solution for a sloping site, this single family home hits all the right notes.

    Villa NM, Upstate New York, USA, by UNStudio

    Polypropylene links

    LINK is a new product designed by PearsonLloyd, which was developed in response to a commission by ARPRO to investigate potential new uses of expanded polypropylene within the contract furniture and interiors market. EPP is a lightweight high performance material traditionally used in the packaging and automotive industries. 

    LINK, by PearsonLloyd

    Icon: Millau Viaduct

    This Iconic bridge is a cable-stayed, masted structure, one of the finest structures built in this century. To accommodate the expansion and contraction of the concrete deck, each column splits into two thinner, more flexible columns below the roadway, forming an A-frame above deck level. The tapered form of the columns both expresses their structural loads and minimises their profile in elevation. The bridge enables motorists to take a drive through the sky, 270 metres (equivalent to the height of the Eiffel Tower) above the Tarn River valley for a 2.5 kilometre stretch through France’s Massif Central mountains

    Millau Viaduct, by Foster and Partners Co-architects: Chapelet-Defol-Mousseigne

    Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec Exhibit at Kreo Gallery


     

    Selections from the Press Release:
    For Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec, working with galleries is a chance to breathe outside the usual constraints that characterise their enthusiastic contribution to industrial design.

    The disturbing, long black lamp, invents a pivoting principle that leans on the ceiling. It moves like a living organism, like a three-headed hydra. The exaggerated diameter evokes the imposing size of Venetian chandeliers.

    The moulded polyester tables, with their synthetic appearance, are huge monolithic shapes that are barely off the ground. Their white and unreal aspect makes them seem like floating ice floes.

    Just as impressive in terms of dimension (4m wide, 2.20m high), the screen is more of a « fabric wall » than a mobile separation. One is seduced by these patches of wool in abstract, geometric, stitched shapes in clashing colours. The design of the aluminium chassis on which these huge wool covers are “placed” reminds us of a saddle maker’s workshop with skins hanging on metal trestles. 

    These four objects do not constitute a collection by any means as they were all designed at different times. However, they do represent the constant research of the Bouroullec brothers into the notion of the “quality of the atmosphere”. The use of fabric is one answer. In this case, it is a vehicle for colour, and the huge, flat, monochrome surfaces bring to mind abstract paintings.
     
    Exhibition, by Ronan y Erwan Bouroullec, at Kreo Gallery in Paris, via: Arkinetia

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    Concrete House in Tenerife

    New house in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

    Vivienda en Jardín del Sol, Tacoronte, by Antonio Corona Bosch, Arsenio Pérez Amaral, Corona y P. Amaral Arquitectos

    via: Arkinetia

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