Design archive for 2011-04-28

The Indicator: Thank God for Mental Illness

(8 years ago)
Besides being the title of a Brian Jonestown Massacre album, “Thank God for Mental Illness” also represents one dimension to the ethos of contemporary architecture, a discipline often prone to psychological extremes in the pursuit of great, paradigm-breaking buildings.…

The Gateway Center, Westchester Community College / Ennead Architects

(8 years ago)
Located at the east entrance to the Valhalla campus, the new Gateway Center is emblematic of the College’s commitment to a more accessible education for residents of Westchester County and to an American college experience for the many recent…

Hello Mongol (HM VER 1.0; ABSORBING GER) / Seoul Manifesto

(8 years ago)
Seoul Manifesto, a group of young architects in Seoul, South Korea, are known for designing projects with the objective of making structures with better social responsibility. In their project, Hello Mongol / HM VER 1.0 / ABSORBING GER, their…

Student Spotlight: Ion

(8 years ago)
Men Care Line with a touch of elegance. We love the choice of using hardwares in design pieces, here the designer used grommets to accent the outer sleeve. The lining of the sleeve has a pattern of the "ionic" mark nad on the canisters themselves, the label has a simple, clean typographic treatment as well as user friendly info graphics. 

Illegal Immigration Base In Calais / Hugo Kaici & Felix de Montesquiou

(8 years ago)
Architects: Hugo Kaici & Felix de Montesquiou Location: Calais, France Photographs: Courtesy of Hugo Kaici & Felix de MontesquiouThe city of Calais, located at only 42km of the British coast, is the hottest spot of illegal migration in…

InBetween House / Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates

(8 years ago)
Designed by Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates the InBetween House is a collection of small mountain cottages situated amongst Japanese larch trees in a mountainous region outside of Tokyo.  A retreat from their busy work in the city, the…

BIArch Book Presentation: Landform Building, presented by Stan Allen

(8 years ago)
[ April 30, 2011; 12:30 to 14:30. ] Green roofs, artificial mountains and geological forms; buildings you can walk on or over; networks of ramps and warped surfaces; buildings that carve into the ground or landscapes lifted high into the air: all these are commonplace in architecture…

Aerius Concept Car by Pei-Cheng Hsieh

(8 years ago)
Superbe étude de style autour d’un concept de GT électrique pour 2025, on a tout particulièrement aimé le très impressionnant Aerius Concept Car imaginé par le jeune étudiant en design de l’Université de Monash Pei-Cheng Hsieh. Proposant un style des

Rolf Sachs: in-pulse!

(8 years ago)
Inspired by the motion and sound of breathing and the beating of the human heart, Rolf Sach’s recent installation at Studio Visconti in Milan focuses on the primary physiological mechanisms of the human body. Sachs created sculptural furniture and lighting pieces that have been infused with human emotions and attributes, creating a collection of unique [...]

Third Street - Organic Chai Brand Revitalization

(8 years ago)
A fifteen year old brand that passed the test of time gets a making over to fit their quality and market. Check out Third Street Organic Chai's revitalization after the jump. 

VODA

(8 years ago)
 "Bottle and identity design for VODA - a series of flavor infused vodkas. Alcohol packaging often looks to the companies past for its inspiration. Since this was a new brand conceived in the modern digital age we had fun with the idea of using the “play” icon recognizable from many of today's digital devices. The contemporary design was meant to target a younger audience of vodka drinkers and players."

Ekstra Modnet Gilde Juleaquavit

(8 years ago)
Designed by Brandlab | Country: Norway “Arcus and Brandlab worked closely on a concept of finding new areas of use for aquavit. By building on the traditional and well known Gile Juleaquavit series we created a new vintage series. It was developed as an option for after-the-meal situations around Christmas time when Cognac and liqueur [...]

InBetween House / Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates

(8 years ago)
Designed by Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates the InBetween House is a collection of small mountain cottages situated amongst Japanese larch trees in a mountainous region outside of Tokyo.  A retreat from their busy work in the city, the…

BIArch Book Presentation: Landform Building, presented by Stan Allen

(8 years ago)
[ April 30, 2011; 12:30 to 14:30. ] Green roofs, artificial mountains and geological forms; buildings you can walk on or over; networks of ramps and warped surfaces; buildings that carve into the ground or landscapes lifted high into the air: all these are commonplace in architecture…

The Duke / Circle West Architects

(8 years ago)
This is an urban desert, multi-family residential environment designed by Circle West Architects. The Duke represents a forward thinking approach to urban life. Located near Downtown Scottsdale, Arizona, the site is set between a series of randomly built structures.…

FutureShack 2011: Call for Projects

(8 years ago)
FutureShack is a dialogue between the public and design professionals focused on new ways to think about residential architecture in all its forms. It’s about how it works, not just how it looks. FutureShack showcases creative responses to the…

Origami / Bélanger Beauchemin Morency, Architectes & Urbaniste

(8 years ago)
Quebec based architecture firm, Bélanger Beauchemin Morency, Architectes & Urbaniste has shared with us their recent proposal for the ”Amphithéâtre de Trois-Rivière” competition. Follow after the break for additional images and a brief narrative from the design team.…

House A / Takeshi Hamada

(8 years ago)
Architects: Takeshi Hamada Location: Osaka, Japan Project area: 128 sqm Project year: 2010 – 2011 Photographs: Yohei SasakuraThe location is Abeno-ward Osaka, JAPAN. Though it is a superb location just 10 minutes from Tennoji Station, it is in…

San Francisco 2011 AIA Design Awards Winners

(8 years ago)
The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects, announced the winners of the 2011 AIA San Francisco Design Awards program. At the gala, winners were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the built environment in the categories…

The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale / Steven Guarnaccia

(8 years ago)
Check out this charming twist we spotted on childhood classics such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs.  This new take, by Steven Guarnaccia, modifies the beloved tales into a new architecture-infused storyline complete with new…

High Tech High Chula Vista / Studio E Architects

(8 years ago)
Designed by Studio E Architects, High Tech High School is a 45,000 sqf charter school for 450 students in ninth through twelfth grade, and a recent names as one of the COTE 2011 Top Ten Projects. The school is…

Chapel of St.Lawrence / Avanto Architects, Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen

(8 years ago)
Architects: Avanto Architects, Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen Location: Vantaa, Finland Project area: 1,879 sqm Project year: 2010 Photographs: Kuvio, Minna Hopia, Tuomas UusheimoThe Vantaa Parish Union held an open architectural competition in the spring of 2003 for…

Ianus by UAU for Felicerossi

(8 years ago)
A new modular seating system designed by UAU for Felicerossi was launched at Salone this month. Ianus is named after the Latin god, and can be adjusted and rearranged into a variety of configurations, making it very versatile to commercial applications. A mix colors and materials makes each configuration completely unique to its owner. Share [...]

Milan 2011: ‘Jill’ chair by Alfredo Häberli for Vitra (CH)

(8 years ago)
Following the number of high-profile collaborations with some of the most prominent contemporary designers, Swiss furniture-manufacturing heavyweight Vitra has unveiled ‘Jill’ during this year’s Milan Salone del Mobile. Inspired by Charles Eames and his pioneering plywood-moulding techniques of 1940s, the chair was designed by Zürich-based designer Alfredo Häberli and it is the first collaborative project between Vitra and [...]

Radiohead’s King of Limbs Newspaper Album

(8 years ago)
The full double vinyl, CD and newspaper edition of Radiohead’s polarising new album, King of Limbs, was not set to begin dropping on our doormats until May 9th, but – whether it’s a response to some of recent music press backlash or not – ours came through this morning, and – like an Engadget writer [...]

Before & After: Two Bedroom Makeovers

(8 years ago)
These two bedrooms were definitely in need of some TLC, and I’m glad to say that they both received a large amount of it. For this master bedroom, Alison cleverly decided to add decorative molding to the walls, and I love the mix of gray tones, high-contrast black and white and the small pop of [...]

House in Ubatuba by spbr

(8 years ago)
This home, by spbr, is located in Ubatuba, Brazil, a coastal city in the state of São Paulo. With its main living area supported on columns, the concrete home takes advantage of the steep hill and magnificent view with tons of glass and a rooftop pool. Indoor/outdoor living has inspired a largely open living area. [...]

Pierrepont Hicks Gentleman’s Bow Ties

(8 years ago)
Pierrepont Hicks are masters of fine quality interchangeable all American bow ties, ya know, the classic, timeless kind that can best be worn by a true modern classic man. Their newest series of bows are constructed with finest of silk and wool blends, Italian linens, Thomas Mason microcord cotton, and camel hair wool, to name [...]
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