Design archive for 2011-03-11

Curatorial Opportunities at the CCA

(8 years ago)
Curatorial practice as it emerged during the twentieth century is being extensively recast. The tremendous change in the status of the object, of culture, of the various disciplines, or information and education, implies an inevitable transformation of the curator’s…

Ghost 7 / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

(8 years ago)
The Ghost Architectural Laboratory is the research facility of Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Limited. It is an education initiative designed to promote the transfer of architectural knowledge through direct experience – project-based learning taught in the master-builder tradition – with…

Spiretec Competition Entry / Adham Selim

(8 years ago)
Here is a submission for the Spiretec 2011 Competition in Greater Noida, Delhi, India by young architect, Adham Selim and his team.  Spiretec is a 62,750 square meter mixed use area that is part of an IT office complex,…

DA|AD: Not Your Father’s Architecture Firm

(8 years ago)
The Lighthouse Christian School (LCS) was a beacon of goodwill even after a deluge washed away its pre-school in May 2010. Although few had lost more than the school community, LCS leaders hung a banner amid the ruins that…

IKEA Livet Hemma

(8 years ago)
Did you know IKEA had a blog called Livet Hemma? It means “Life at Home.” I had no idea…maybe I’m way out of the loop, but I got excited. I always love browsing through the IKEA catalog to get inspirational ideas, but now I can subscribe to get even more IKEA inspiration in my RSS [...]

Hang Around and Toss Around

(8 years ago)
Scandinavian company Muuto‘s latest kitchen tools, Hang Around and Toss Around designed by KiBiSi, a Copenhagen based idea-driven industrial design firm, the collaboration between Bjarke Ingels (BIG), Lars Larsen (Kilo Design) and Jens Martin Skibsted (Skibsted Ideation). Combining form, function and craftsmanship, these elegant and simple wooden tools are precisely designed and crafted for a [...]

Weaving Studio / Prentiss Architects

(8 years ago)
This project is located on a steep rocky waterfront parcel on the west shore of San Juan Island in Washington. An existing house was already on the accessible location; the only remaining spot for the Studio was on a…

B9 Bridge Telekom / Schlaich Bergermann und Partner

(8 years ago)
Architects: Schlaich Bergermann Und Partner Location: Bonn, Germany Client: Deutsche Telekom AG Project area: 72 sqm Project year: 2010 Photographs: Thomas MayerThe new Telekom Bridge is an elegant concrete structure that connects the company ́s buildings on both…

Seismic Architecture: Learning from the Japan Experience

(8 years ago)
We are sharing this with you in response to the Japan earthquake earlier today. Building earthquake resistant structures is an ongoing challenge and Japan is continually designing for and sensitive to its earthquake prone location. Their research includes the…

Huella Ecologica 2 by Gaby Herbstein

(8 years ago)
Véritable bond en arrière qui vous renvoie dans le monde imaginaire de votre enfance, une mention toute particulière pour les superbes images réalisées par la photographe d’origine Argentine Gaby Herbstein basé à Buenos Aires dans le

Sound Toolkit for Impact Sounds

(8 years ago)
Imaginé par la designer Chiara Onida, un petit clin d’oeil pour cet excellent « Sound Toolkit for Impact Sounds », un intéressant package comprenant différents ustensiles permettant de reproduire toute une gamme de bruits d’impacts. Plutôt utile pour les sound designer, les

Brewster’s Discovery Walkway by Sturgess Architecture

(8 years ago)
Canadian firm Sturgess Architecture have designed a glass viewing platform to cantilever over a glacial valley in the Columbian Icefields of Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. (more…)

Sifteo Cubes

(8 years ago)
 "Sifteo Cubes are the alternative game system with truly hands-on play. The domino-esque blocks are essentially bite-sized computers with full-color displays that sense motion and each other. Pile them, group them, or sort them - the types of interactive gameplay is unlimited - fully engaged your brain and body.With the innovative new product in mind we created packaging that is a playful and communicative showcase for the young company’s first-ever product. We developed a distinctive design language around iconic dance step patterns. This pattern mirrors the interaction of the Cubes and provides an element of storytelling. A shimmering arrangement of stylized Cubes is printed on the packaging with a spot-UV finish; showing the cubes in motion with dashed arrows illustrating their next move."

Demmers Teehaus 30th Jubilee Blend

(8 years ago)
Anna Kasnyik from Hungary worked with Demmer Teehaus in creating the packaging for their 30th Jubilee Blend.

Weekly Wrap Up + Cake Stands + Book Winners!

(8 years ago)
This week has been a crazy one, and our move is right around the corner, so I’m heading out to start the packing process and begin cleaning our apartment for the next couple coming in. But before I dive in, I wanted to share these beautiful cake stands from Sweet & Saucy Supply Shop. Owner [...]

Embedded Project by HHD_FUN

(8 years ago)
In collaboration with Aaajiao (Xu Wenkai), HHD_FUN created a temporary, interactive installation. From the architects: Based on the concept of ‘complex systems’ which can observe, perceive and research our living world, society and biology. Virtual architecture is embedded into various cities and regions within Google earth projected onto the floor, within the internal space of [...]

Seismic Architecture: Learning from the Japan Experience

(8 years ago)
We are sharing this with you in response to the Japan earthquake earlier today. Building earthquake resistant structures is an ongoing challenge and Japan is continually designing for and sensitive to its earthquake prone location. Their research includes the…

Workshop: “Supratower Studio”, by Eric Owen Moss

(8 years ago)
[ April 11, 2011 to April 14, 2011. ] “Supratower Studio”, a workshop by Eric Owen Moss will take place between April 11 and April 14 at the Ajman University of Science & Technology, in the city of Ajman, United Arab Emirates.For more information on the workshop,…

‘Palladio at Work’ Exhibition at The Canadian Centre for Architecture

(8 years ago)
The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is hosting an exhibition of Palladio’s drawings, giving new insight into the use of drawings as a tool to record, develop and disseminate his ideas. Curated by Guido Beltramini, in collaboration with…

Villa T / Architrend Architecture

(8 years ago)
Architects: Architrend Architecture Location: Ragusa, Italy Client: Private Structural Engineer: Rosario Tomasi Project area: 310 sqm Project year: 2005-2007 Photographs: Umberto AgnelloThe context is agricultural, a plateau with sandstone walls to divide the various portions of property. Once…

Maryhill Overlook / Allied Works Architecture

(8 years ago)
The Maryhill Overlook, the only structure in the Sitings Project to be completed, lies on a bluff above the Columbia River Gorge within a vast landscape of barren grasslands marked by basalt scarps—a harsh environment exposed to extreme weather…

Edge / Apollo Architects & Associates

(8 years ago)
Architects: Apollo Architects & Associates – Satoshi Kurosaki Location: Sendai, Japan Project area: 134 sqm Project year: 2010 Photographs: Masao NishikawaLocated in the suburbs of Sendai, the site for this project was in the vicinity of two existing…

Brooklin Community Centre And Library / Perkins + Will

(8 years ago)
Architects: Perkins + Will Location: Brooklin, Ontario, Canada Project area: 57,000 sq. ft. Project year: 2010 Photographs: Lisa Logan Architectural PhotographyA remnant forest in the historic village of Brooklin, Ontario provides the setting and inspiration for this district…

Top 10 States for LEED Green Buildings in 2010

(8 years ago)
Where does your State rank among the USGBC’s Top 10? Comparing LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita within the United States the District of Columbia turned in the highest per capita/per person ratio of 25.15 square feet.…

The Pier Arts Centre / Reiach and Hall Architects

(8 years ago)
Architects: Reiach and Hall Architects Location: Stromness, Orkney, Scotland Client: The Pier Arts Centre Project manager: Pentarq Project Manager Structural engineer: SKM Anthony Hunt Project area: 1,023 sqm Project year: 2007 Photographs: Ioana Marinescu, Alister Peebles, Gavin FraserTo…

AD Classics: Gropius House / Walter Gropius

(8 years ago)
Home to one of the most influential architects of the 20th Century, the Gropius House was the residence of Walter Gropius and his family during his tenure at Harvard University during the mid 1900s. Completed in 1938, the Gropius…

John & Kira’s

(8 years ago)
Designed by studio AG | Country: United States “A great deal of heart goes into every piece of chocolate at John & Kira’s. Their exquisite products are made by hand with the finest ingredients available from local and family farms. “Real people, really good chocolates” is not only their tagline, it’s their business philosophy. The chocolate [...]

Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game

(8 years ago)
This fun packaging for an educational game, Sneaky Snacky Squirrel sure makes us want to go back to being a kid. Educational Insights in house design team worked together with a London/ Italy based illustrator to create this amazing piece.

Monocomplex

(8 years ago)
South Korean design group Monocomplex consists of four young designers who design and build furniture and accessories. Their Objet series (Experience from the past) launched in November 2010 and features three curious lamps that explore memory and warmth. Spool by Hwang Eunsang The spool brings to mind memories of warm figures of mothers who are [...]

Brewster’s Discovery Walkway by Sturgess Architecture

(8 years ago)
Canadian firm Sturgess Architecture have designed a glass viewing platform to cantilever over a glacial valley in the Columbian Icefields of Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. (more…)

M1& M2

(8 years ago)
These vases are inspired by M&M candies. The inspiration for the shape I discovered when I took a bite out of an M&M. I noticed all the differ..

In The Kitchen With: Susanne Schanz Kropp’s Dumplings

(8 years ago)
Just recently, I saw a tweet from a friend who is looking forward to morel mushroom season. As such, I thought this week’s In the Kitchen With would be the perfect time to offer up a traditional Austrian recipe for bread dumplings (semmelknoedel) with mushroom sauce by photographer Susanne Schanz Kropp. It isn’t made with [...]

Hilton Pattaya Hotel by Department of Architecture

(8 years ago)
Bangkok studio Department of Architecture have installed rippling fabric fins hanging from the ceiling of this hotel lobby in Pattaya, Thailand. (more…)

Workshop: “Supratower Studio”, by Eric Owen Moss

(8 years ago)
[ April 11, 2011 to April 14, 2011. ] “Supratower Studio”, a workshop by Eric Owen Moss will take place between April 11 and April 14 at the Ajman University of Science & Technology, in the city of Ajman, United Arab Emirates.For more information on the workshop,…

‘Palladio at Work’ Exhibition at The Canadian Centre for Architecture

(8 years ago)
The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is hosting an exhibition of Palladio’s drawings, giving new insight into the use of drawings as a tool to record, develop and disseminate his ideas. Curated by Guido Beltramini, in collaboration with…
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