Design archive for 2011-05-07

Fuglsang Kunstmuseum / Tony Fretton Architects

(8 years ago)
Fuglsang Kunstmuseum is a purpose built regional art museum designed by Tony Fretton Architects to house the Storstrøm Art Museum’s permanent collection of Danish fine art dating from the period 1780-1980. The 2,500 sqm building also houses new galleries…

Resort at Lago do Manso / ABA

(8 years ago)
The design of a resort in Lago do Manso, by ABA, arises within the role of private investments for the 2014 World Cup in the region of Mato Grosso. The need for the creation of hotels with quality and…

The Standard x Ryan McGinness Nudie Cards

(8 years ago)
I never knew the history of Nudie cards till this post. Did you know - “The birth of modern-day nudie cards can be traced to 16th century cards from India depicting the positions of the Kama Sutra. By the turn of the 20th century, during the Art Nouveau movement, erotic card decks appeared celebrating a renewed appreciation of the female form. These decks evolved to include illustrations or photographs of nude models, flappers, burlesque singers, and pin-up girls. Because these cards were not legal at the time, they were often sold under the guise of art studies.” They started as “art” not “porn”? Fascinating, right? Also, apparently for these new Ryan McGinness Blacklight Nudie Cards for the Standard, each abstracted drawing was from actual figure studies of models… even the three boobed ones! (Ok, so a few have multiple bodies, but they still are near indecipherable, as creative as you get!) Printed with fluorescent inks, these cards are optimal for glowing goodness under blacklights. I showed you a peek at McGinness’ show that started this series as well as the vinyls at the The Standard New York and limited edition prints of the cards, now, take a peek at the unboxing and close ups of the cards on the next page!TO PAGE 2 of "The Standard x Ryan McGinness Nudie Cards"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)

Restaurant Design: Nobu Dubai by the Rockwell Group

(8 years ago)
In 1994 when chef Nobu Matsuhisa opened his eponymous Japanese restaurant in New York City, he became an instant sensation and immediately gained global recognition for his innovative cuisine. Since then, the chef has brought his exquisite Japanese dishes to Nobu restaurants all over the world. His most recent opening in Dubai also marks his [...]

Wahroonga Preparatory School / GGF Architects

(8 years ago)
Architects: GGF Architects Location: Wahroonga, Australia Builder: Admire Build Pty Ltd Engineer: Eclipse Consulting & Martens & Associates Town Planner: Glendinning Minto & Associates Heritage: NBRS+Partners Photographs: Archishot & Tanja Milbourne PhotographyWahroonga Preparatory School is nestled between the…

Transitional Shelter Design Study in Haiti by MICA

(8 years ago)
In March of 2011, a design-build class from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) received a grant in support of their efforts to design a shelter for disaster relief. The money from the grant was used to travel…

Think Brick Awards for 2011 Call for Entries

(8 years ago)
The Horbury Hunt Award recognises excellence and innovation in built projects. Also recognising the collaboration of a project team to deliver architectural outcomes. The Award rewards innovation and craftsmanship in brickwork and recognises the contribution of all parties in…

Edmonton Eskimos Field House and Muliti-Use Recreation Complex / MJM Architects

(8 years ago)
The City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club selected MJM Architects, with local partners HIP Architects, as the prime consultant for the development of the $96 million Multi-Use Recreation Complex and Field House attached to the south…

Tools that Update Twitter by Jack Chalkley

(8 years ago)
Timeline Tools is a project by Jack Chalkley that consists of a toolbox of tools that track the process of creation, creating a detailed, photographic timeline that is then uploaded to Twitter. It’s hard to document your process when you’re in the middle of making, so Chalkley decided to automate it using a special camera [...]

50 Saint Peter Street / Finegold Alexander + Associates

(8 years ago)
Architects: Finegold Alexander + Associates – Jim Alexander, Dan Ricciarelli, Christopher Lane, Tony Hsiao Location: USA Developer: New Boston Ventures Project area: Metric Construction Landscape Architect: Gray Architects Inc Survey: Hancock Associates Inc Structural Engineer: Weidlinger Associates Inc MEP/FP…

Dezeen archive: banks

(8 years ago)
Dezeen archive: the Sugamo Shinkin Bank in Tokyo by Emmanuelle Moureaux is one of our most popular recent stories so here’s a roundup of all our stories about banks. See all the stories »See all our archive stories »

Schandorff Square / Østengen & Bergo AS

(8 years ago)
The dead end Schandorff street in the centre of Oslo was converted from car parking lot to an urban green space, Schandorff Square, adding up to an existing green structure through an old cemetery in the east. The square…

Curved Little House / Studio Velocity

(8 years ago)
Architects: Studio Velocity Location: Nagoya, Japan Project area: 41 sqm Photographs: Kentaro KuriharaLittle shop of 41㎡ in Nagoya city. The site has an elongated shape with a width of about 9m and a depth of 20m. While the front…

This Week at Art MoCo

(8 years ago)
This week at Art MoCo: circles on the edge, stilt houses, Julie Andrews and Gaga, colour, texture, light and the Bronson Caves. See the rest of the week at Art MoCo after the jump.

re:cruit 2011 Recruiting-Event der Kreativwirtschaft

(8 years ago)
re:cruit Cologne 2011 ist das Recruiting - Event der Kreativwirtschaft, die gezielt Wirtschaft und Industrie in den Bereichen Gestaltung und Krea..

Interzum 2011

(8 years ago)
A trade fair like interzum never stops innovating. Specific exhibitor and visitor target groups require new and individual concepts that go much f..

Baumstammbank

(8 years ago)
Die Kombination des grob behauenen Baumstamms mit den aufwändig gearbeiteten Ledersitzen macht die “Log Chop Bench” zu einem gelungenen Möbel. Aufgrund des hohen Gewichts dürfte sich die Alltagstauglichkeit etwas einschränken, aber man muss ja nicht jedes Stück regelmäßig durch die Gegend schieben. Ein gelungenes Stück Every Day Design. Link > Log Chop Bench

House Meijer by Van der Jeugd Architecten

(8 years ago)
This cast-concrete house in Almelo, in the Netherlands by Dutch practice Van der Jeugd Architecten has balconies that appear as extrusions of the walls. (more…)

Casamanda / dooa arquitecturas

(8 years ago)
Architects: dooa arquitecturas - Asunción Díaz García, Vicente Pascual Fuentes, Miguel Pérez de Sarrió Fraile Location: Alicante, Spain Constructor: Akra Rehabilitación Project area: 72 sqm Project year: 2010 Photographs: Pepe Pascual We all have a secret passion, and hers…

Yellow Brick House - Vilnius, Lithuania

(8 years ago)
This residence in the Pavilniai Regional Park, near the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, is one of those that we just have to point out, although it is neither brand-new nor unfamiliar to many readers.The confident combination of history and modern needs of an upscale family was achieved by the architectural firm G. Natkevicius & Partners.Located by in the valley of river Vilnia that gave the city its name, the park and the city have a rich history with the oldest written records dating back to 1323. The Puckoriu escarpment in the park has rare rock formations from the Ice Age. A large munitions factory on the site dates back to the 17th century.It seems that in Vilnius private residents can buy pieces of such storied land, and when the current owner of the site - a banker and collector of antique books - bought it, a single bright-yellow building stood on it. On further examination, the owners found out that the building was part of the cannon foundry and it was built of valuable, historic Vilnius-made bricks.The yellow house itself was not as big as the four-member family wanted their home to be, so they decided to build their new home of glass and erect it around the historic brick house. The exposed brick adds a tactile sexy feel and softens the potentially cold atmosphere of the glass structure. A sensuous curved opening, cut for the staircase that is outside the brick house, adds another focal point that works beautifully with the square elements around it.The[..]

Unknown Union | A Cape Town Men's Boutique by Rafael de Cardenas

(8 years ago)
In a refreshing departure from the now so routine dark-mahogany “men’s club” feel of men’s stores, New York-based architect and interior designer Rafael de Cárdenas of Architecture At Large approached Cape Town’s Unknown Union with a much lighter touch. The two-level boutique, located in a historic building, exudes light and color. On the first level, white walls serve as the background to the pared-down stacked-box shelving painted in softly muted yet vibrant colors. This simplified setting, gives the owners, Sean Shuter and Daniel Jackson, an ideal showcase for the brands that they represent, including ANYthing, Pendleton, Surface to Air, and Penfield USA. The second level is an ever-changing, creative space, where local and international creators and artist showcase their work. The opening event for the space featured the work of Rafael de Cárdenas/Architecture at Large, Gazelle, Surface to Air, Milkbeard, Cornrow Rider and THECAST. - Tuija Seipell.

Skype's On Cloud Nine In A Historical Brewery, Stockholm, Sweden

(8 years ago)
As recently as in October 2010, the Luxembourg-based Skype’s Stockholm office in Slussen housed only 35 employees. But the video- and audio-focused team’s digs were bursting at the seams and new offices were needed.Skype found its next Stockholm home in a completely restored massive historical building, Münchenbryggeriet, a landmark of Stockholm’s skyline. Built in 1846 as a clothing factory, the building became Sweden’s largest brewery in 1857 and operated as a brewery until 1971.Skype’s new offices in the München Brewery now have room for 100 employees. Head architect Mette Larsson-Weldon of PS Architectur with team members Peter Sahin, Thérèse Svalling, Beata Denton and Erika Janunger, was charged with expressing the Skype brand’s playful spirit and its mission to connect the world in the working environment.Too do this, the designers used round shapes, fun light fixtures and bright-color furnishings in an otherwise almost completely white space. The rounded shapes of the furnishings and cloud-like lights speak the same language as Skype’s rounded font and cloud logo. The custom-made wallpaper is literal, depicting the audio and video world of the staff.The design team sourced the furnishing from around Europe. The soft, round furnishings come from Blå station; the large, soft green seating from Offecct, the poufs and sofas from Johanson design; the white chairs and barstools from Crassevig, the[..]

The Siesta Bench

(8 years ago)
Création fraîche et pleine d’humour de la jeune designer italienne Emanuele Magini, on a totalement craqué sur ce très sympathique « Siesta Bench », un meuble de jardin hybride situé à mi-chemin entre le traditionnel banc à lattes

Hello, I Like You

(8 years ago)
Excellente réalisation des new-yorkais Chris Smith et Jesse Casey de Mixtape Club montée sur une bande son de Huma Huma, un très gros coup de coeur pour « Hello, I Like You », une très beau petit court-métrage

Pop Culture Pixel People Patterns

(8 years ago)
Comme le tricot ou le crochet, la broderie et le point de croix peut être aussi « tendance » selon la boutique WeeLittleStitches. Sur Etsy, ces créateurs canadiens proposent une série de grilles pixelisées illustrées de personnages tirés des comics,

Sliding House / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

(8 years ago)
The house is sited on an agrarian hillside, along a 250 year old existing stone wall so as to cultivate rather than consume the field. Its sliding axis is eastward, down the hillside to the lake. In the historic…

AD Round Up: Public Facilities Part VII

(8 years ago)
Five projects from 2009, including the winner of the 2009 Building of the Year, Public Facilities category, for our seventh round up. Check them all after the break. National Tourist Route Trollstigen / Reiulf Ramstad Architects The project will…

MVRDV wins competition for Comic and Animation Museum in China

(8 years ago)
Hangzhou urban planning bureau has announced MVRDV winner of the international design competition for the China Comic and Animation Museum (CCAM) in Hangzhou, China. MVRDV won with a design referring to the speech balloon: a series of eight balloon…


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