Design archive for 2011-07-13

Delancey and Essex Municipal Parking Garage / Michielli + Wyetzner Architects

(8 years ago)
The existing five-story concrete Delancey and Essex Municipal Parking Garage is getting a face lift. The downtown Manhattan parking garage, nearly 40 years old, is a NYC Department of Transportation project that will receive a $4 million renovation including…

Student Spotlight: Independent Remedies

(8 years ago)
Alex Lee, a student at University of Leeds in the UK explore the problem and solution for OTC (over the counter) pharmaceuticals. See his exploration of the industry as well as the design after the jump! 

Secret House / AGi Architects

(8 years ago)
Architects: AGi Architects Location: Shuwaikh B, Kuwait Project Year: 2010 Project Area: 2600 sqm Photographs: Nelson GarridoKuwait’s urban fabric mostly consists of detached single-family homes highlighting a clear example of city-sprawl. To adapt to the desert climate, the distances…

Modern Compact Mirrors

(8 years ago)
Attention ladies! I stumbled on these modern compact mirrors over at Utility: From top left, clockwise: Quatrefoil design by Alexander Girard, Blobnik design by Karim Rashid, Eyelashes design by Gene Meyer, Petal design by Gabrielle Lewin, Biltmore design by Frank Lloyd Wright, Opulence design by Debora Jebwad Share This: Twitter | Facebook | Discover more [...]

Museo ABC by Aranguren + Gallegos

(8 years ago)
Spanish architects Arranguren & Gallegos have converted a brewery in Madrid into a museum with an underground gallery and triangular windows. (more…)

Barnes & Noble Classics Titles

(8 years ago)
Lately I have been looking at a lot of typographic work from the 1900s as well as those that are inspired by the era. I came upon these wonderful classic titles for Barnes & Noble by Jessica Hische. 

Student Work – Allison Braunstein

(8 years ago)
Designed by Allison Braunstein | Country: United States “The project was to brand a line of baked goods that would be sold in specialty stores. Barish Bakers is a line of baked goods inspired by my great grandmother Anne Barish. Her legendary recipes were a hit with everyone. The design was inspired by Marthas Vineyard, where [...]

New Pieces by Nucleo

(8 years ago)
During this year’s Design Miami/Basel, Nucleo presented some new pieces. In the Gallery Nilufar booth, they presented their latest collection called Presenze. Made of resin, the Presenze chairs and console have an almost candy-like appearance. Reminds me of that crystal candy that comes on a stick. These are probably root beer flavored. Their Bronze Age [...]

Vertical Living Gallery by Sansiri and Shma

(8 years ago)
The chequered facade of this Bangkok showroom by architects Sansiri and landscape architects Shma is half glass and half living plants. (more…)

The Golden Age: the Simulation by Paul Nicholls

(8 years ago)
This film by Paul Nicholls of architectural imagery studio Factory Fifteen was awarded best film at the CG Architectural 3D Awards 2011 in the architectural film/animation category.Called The Simulation, it’s the first movie in a two-part series called The Golden Age. Nicholls made the series while studying at the Bartlett School of Architecture alongside his colleague Kibwe Tavares, author of the Robots of Brixton movie we published earlier this week. Watch the movie »

5/6 House by Atelier rzlbd

(8 years ago)
Atelier rzlbd has just completed a house in Toronto, Canada with an open floorplan and lots of natural light. From the architect: Five out of six is the key formula to the brightness and openness in this house. In a city where severe weather conditions created houses with small openings, and many residents with SADs, [...]

Clippy's Apple Packaging

(8 years ago)
Nik and Carole first approached husband and wife team Clippy's about 2 years ago, when we discovered their lip smacking apple jams and chutneys. They had bags of personality and a fruit-tastic range of products, but their packaging quite simply didn't live up to what was inside the jars.

Four-cornered villa by Avanto Architects (FI)

(8 years ago)
This sustainable cross-shaped villa tucked away on an island near the Finnish town of Virrat has been completed by the Helsinki-based practice of Anu Puustinen and Ville Hara, Avanto Architects. Quintessentially Nordic, the 78-square-meters house has no running water and is solely dependent on solar energy while the good insolation and wood-fueled heating system make the villa [...]

Cartier Time Art by Tokujin Yoshioka

(8 years ago)
For the upcoming Cartier Time Art exhibition at Bellerive Museum in Zurich designer Tokujin Yoshioka, acting as art director, showcases 3D films depicting the mechanism of the ID-One watch, a concept timepiece which offers a glimpse into the watchmaking future at Cartier.

Greenpeace – Adidas vs Nike Detox Challenge

(8 years ago)
Après s’en être pris au constructeur allemand Volkswagen avec une parodie de son désormais célèbre spot publicitaire « The Force », L’association de sauvegarde de l’environnement Greenpeace frappe une nouvelle fois en s’appropriant les codes publicitaires

Hyphae Lamp by Nervous System

(8 years ago)
You’re probably familiar with Nervous System because of their organic jewelry created by algorithms (if, not check them out!). I’ve been waiting for the release of their first housewares item for quite some time and I’m excited to announce that it’s finally here! The Hyphae Lamp is a new series of algorithmically generated lighting designs, [...]

Architecture City Guide: Paris

(8 years ago)
This week, with the help of our readers, our Architecture City Guide is headed to Paris. For centuries Paris has been the laboratory where innovative architects and artists have come to test their ideas. This has created a city…

Rem Koolhaas’ opening lecture at the Strelka Institute

(8 years ago)
A year ago we told you about the Strelka Institute, a postgrad school for media, architecture and design in Moscow. The school focuses on a series of themes aimed to reshape Russia’s current role in the world: from the…

Video: AMO’s Ideas on Energy

(8 years ago)
The Office for Non Fiction Storytelling recently shared with us the first of an exclusive film series for Wallpaper* Visionaries. Beginning with none other than AMO, OMA’s research counterpart, Reinier de Graaf director of AMO and architect Laura Baird…

Decibel Audio Sound Frame

(8 years ago)
Imagine if you could add a soundtrack to your artwork. The Decibel Audio Sound Frame iPod Speaker is both a digital picture frame and an iPod speaker. The slender wall cabinet speaker is less than 130mm deep and available in three frame options. Its Hi-Fi quality sound uses the latest technology in audio engineering and [...]

Green Building / Forward

(8 years ago)
The project presented here – Green Building: Madan Technology Center – was planned by the Forward architectural firm following a commission by the Association of the Almada / Setúbal Science and Technology Park – Madan Parque.  The site is…

Pork Farms Re-Design

(8 years ago)
Holmes & Marchant has created a new brand identity and master pack design for the entire range of Pork Farms products.The new design runs across the company’s traditional pork pies, sausage rolls and snacks, and emphasises the brand’s heritage as a maker of quality produce.

XXI Century National Film Archive / Rojkind Arquitectos

(8 years ago)
Architects: Rojkind Arquitectos / Michel Rojkind, Gerardo Salinas Location: México D.F., México Project Area: 20,188 sqm Renders: Rojkind Arquitectos, render by Axel FriedmanThe National Council for Culture and the Arts has announced that the “Cineteca Nacional del Siglo…

Weight Vases by Decha Archjananun

(8 years ago)
Decha Archjananun just graduated from the MAS-Luxury course at University of Art & Design Lausanne (ECAL). Archjananun’s final project was a series of vessels called Weight Vases. The designer explains: “‘What are vases? How do they work?’ Those were simple questions I asked myself about this historical object which was created in the Neolithic period.” [...]

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre / REX | OMA

(8 years ago)
Architects: REX | OMA Location: Dallas, USA Key Personnel: Joshua Prince-Ramus (Partner-in-Charge) and Rem Koolhaas, with Erez Ella, Vincent Bandy, Vanessa Kassabian, Tim Archambault Executive Architect: Kendall/Heaton Associates Client: The AT&T Performing Arts Center Consultants: Cosentini, DHV, Donnell, Front,…

Get Out! Passdoor is the New Black

(8 years ago)
  Gandia Blasco are one of the pioneers of the outdoor design revolution that kicked off 15 or so years ago. So it is always worth checking out their take on things. The brand is now about Outdoor and Passdoor designs… They say “we want to occupy new spaces…” And they are so right. The [...]

Poles Apart by Adrian Bergman

(8 years ago)
New Designers 2011: London Metropolitan University graduate Adrian Bergman has designed a modular retail display system that’s only held together by rubber rings. (more…)

Design Parade 6: The winners

(8 years ago)
Jean-Baptiste Fastrez, Brynjar Sigurdarson and Emilie Colin Garros are the three young designers who were named the winners at this year’s edition of Design Parade – an international three-day design festival held annually at the Villa Noailles in Hyères which took place earlier this month (1-3.07).   The festival’s jury, this year composed of seven leading design figures: Stefan Diez, [...]
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