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New contest for Toronto beach installations begins. A second international design competition has been launched for a series of £7,500 winter installations on Toronto’s beaches Open to artists, designers, architects and landscape architects, the ‘Winter Stations’ contest seeks proposals for temporary structures ‘able to withstand the rigours of Toronto winter weather’. UK firms DM_Studio and WMB Studio were among the five winners of last year’s inaugural competition – backed by RAW Architects, Ferris + Associates and Curio. The ten latest winning designs will be built in February on the Balmy, Kew and Ashbridges Bay beaches in The Beaches district of the Ontario capital. The structures – responding to the theme of “Freeze/Thaw” – will be fastened to existing metal lifeguard stands which are evenly spaced along the waterfronts. According to the brief: ‘The theme of “Freeze/Thaw” asks designers and artists to respond to the changing climactic conditions and transitions of the Toronto winter.

The deadline for submissions is 13 November. REFERENCE LIBRARY: FURNITURE. MG_6182_1024x1024.jpg (1024×682) How to build a table on a budget. I can pinpoint exactly when I decided to learn woodwork. I had gone on the website of a certain Scandi superstore and ordered far too many shelving units late at night, and then found myself surrounded by flatpacks for a month. Not that this had left me in flatpack hell - in fact it was flatpack heaven, digging my toolbox out and remembering the joy of making things. It's just that all you really do with those kits is shove some dowel into pre-formatted holes in fibreboard, bang about a bit, and curse the dude in the instructions who looks like Morph. I wondered why I was still buying furniture made this way. Especially given that it's no longer all that cheap. And so it was that I looked up woodwork courses and found the Goodlife Centre, which filled me with hope that an amateur like me could make something real – a long, wooden kitchen table where Jesus might host a few disciples, to be precise.

When my table was finished, I felt amazing. World's first Arctic arts festival to open for one year in northern Norway. Installation at the Salt arts festival in Sandhornøya. The world's largest sauna, a black-metal band playing rocks, deer-hide drums and a goat horn, and experimental films projected onto a giant rack for drying fish are just some of the attractions hoping to lure visitors to Salt, the world's first Arctic arts festival. From Friday, the 400-strong population of Sandhornøya, a remote Norwegian island 90 minutes' drive from the nearest big town, promises to be swelled by festivalgoers ready to explore what organisers call "an Arctic state of mind" through art, music, architecture and food.

Most of the action will be concentrated on a beach on the island's northern tip, 2km long and 300 metres wide. "It has this really special white sand," said architect and artist Joar Nango, who is Sami, the indigenous people of the area. "Right behind there's a 500-metre-tall, black mountain wall which is totally vertical. In the wall, there are eight pairs of eagles nesting.

RINTALA EGGERTSSON ARCHITECTS. (Maximized Space in 100 Square Foot Nido Cabin ...) Maximized Space in 100 Square Foot Nido Cabin This tiny cabin space in Finland offers up a whole lot of creativity and style by designer Robin Falck. The Helinski dweller set out to create a cabin space of his own with minimal square footage, and a focus on keeping nature undisturbed. The end result is “Nido.” A fully functional tiny cabin at just under 100 square feet out in the middle of the woods.

This small space features a micro-kitchen and upper sleep/storage space. CJWHO: facebook | twitter | pinterest | subscribe Post Info Posted on Wednesday 24 July 2013. 10 months ago. Notes: 596 share it. Tumblr_l2kl3d2UBu1qau50i.jpg 470×470 pixels. The Black Workshop. The Black Workshop. The Black Workshop. Kojimajunya - atTumb. Børge Mogensen - danish-furniture.com. Børge Mogensen (1914–1972) started his career as a cabinetmaker in 1934.

In 1936 he went on to study at the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts under Professor Kaare Klint before entering the Royal Academy of Fine Arts from where he graduated as an architect in 1942. He became head of design at FDB (the Danish co-op) in 1942 before establishing his own design office in 1950. During his years at the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts the young Mogensen developed a close partnership with his mentor Kaare Klint and subsequently also assumed Klint’s approach to simple and functional furniture design. Later on Mogensen was to work as Klint’s teaching assistant at the Royal Academy. Functional is the word which best describes Børge Mogensen’s design. A smaller but essential part of Mogensen’s work was the cabinetmade pieces, one of them being “the Hunting chair” from 1950 made by Erhard Rasmussen.

Ny-svensk-sq.jpg (JPEG Image, 450 × 450 pixels) Hans J. Wegner - danish-furniture.com. Poul Kjærholm - danish-furniture.com. Poul Kjærholm (1929–1980) graduated from the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts in 1952 and subsequently went on to teach there until 1956. His further academic career led him from lecturer at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1959 to head of the Institute of Design in 1973 and finally to professorship in 1976.

Kjærholm developed an artistic ideology very early on, one that he would follow without compromise throughout his career. The contrast between sculptural and architectural aspects was a major factor in this ideology — the effect achieved by placing a piece of furniture in an architectural space. Kjærholm’s design is characterized by its understated elegance, clean lines and remarkable attention to detail — modest in means, but rich in expression. Although he always considered functionality an absolute requirement this was always done with an unwillingness to compromise as an artist. Outdoor Kitchen by Studiomama. London Design Festival 2010: London designer Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama will present this mobile kitchen at 100% Design this week, alongside instructions for visitors to make their own.

The project comprises a cart made of objects and materials that can be sourced at a hardware store. A bucket forms a sink connected to the garden hose, while waste water is collected in a watering can below. A chopping board fits over the trolley's handles to form an extra surface and small items can be stored on two shelves under the hob. The kitchen and instructions will be on show as part of Ten Plan at 100% Design 23-26 September. See also: Mr. See all our stories about the London Design Festival » outdoor kitchen by Nina Tolstrup - Studiomama When the weather is up for it, I love to cook outside. The outdoor kitchen comprises of gas cooking hob, a bucket sink, a chopping board and storage for crockery, utensils and a few food ingredients. See also: Kit-mod-marblebacksplash1-435.jpg (JPEG Image, 435×341 pixels) Yuria's Scrapbook. Vineet kaur. MG_6182_1024x1024.jpg (1024×682)

I-BEAM DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE. The Pallet House project by I-Beam Design, was initially conceived as a transitional shelter for the refugees returning to Kosovo after the war. These people needed an immediate alternative to the typical tent solution that could potentially transform into a new permanent home over time, even without access to sophisticated tools and materials. It has since become our aim to also develop the project as a more permanent housing solution to serve not only refugees in disaster stricken areas but also as a modular, prefabricated solution to affordable housing everywhere that can improve people's lives, the environment, society and even inspire greater diplomacy among the various cultures of the world. The Pallet House is an inexpensive, efficient and easily realizable solution to the problem of housing people displaced by natural disaster, plagues, famine, political and economic strife or war. The Pallet House is made of wooden shipping pallets.

Photos by Peter Miller. Stonermakes. Garden Studios, Garden Offices & Garden Rooms - Green Retreats. Sheds For Living: Small Practical Prefab Living Space. Small houses are the new black right now, and this practical little living space couldn’t be more in vogue. The “Shed,” designed by Manchester-based FKDA Architects, provides all the necessary amenities for living in a compact unit. Designed for those in need of affordable and practical space, the Shed is sustainably built from FSC certified wood, with a healthy interior, efficient use of interior space, and it can run off renewable energy. FKDA has two models of the Shed, aptly named the Big Shed and the Little Shed. The Sheds are prefabricated off-site and then assembled either in the factory or on site. The Big Shed sells for £35-50,000 for 258 square feet, while the Little Shed is £20-35,000 for 140 square feet. Constructed of FSC certified timber framed walls, double paned windows, cellulose fibre insulation from 100% recycled newspaper and interior finishes with low VOC content, the Shed is a great model for green building.

. + FKDA Architects + Sheds For Living via Design Boom. Deck Stairs. Open air or outside stairs, stairs to decks. In the photo above because of the height being less than 1M. no handrails are needed which simplifies the construction. All stairs have to comply with the various building codes as does any stair, in addition there are a few extra requirements for a stair that is outside and exposed to the weather.

Outside stairs have to be durable. They are exposed to the weather and so they have to have extra attention paid to their construction.The stair above is built with a very durable hardwood timber that by it's nature gives it an expected lifespan of a few years longer than any softwood.All the timber members should be oiled with a good quality decking oil a few times before final assembly. That is after they have been cut to length and trimmed up. Apart from the top photo all the stairs on this page have steel newel posts, for strength,durability and design freedom.

Even a casual observer can see that the newel post are not parallel. Www.alternativeconsumer.com/wp-content/uploads/Ross/2009/Jan_Feb_2009/metrocabin2_1.jpg. Plytube by Seongyong Lee. Royal College of Art graduate Seongyong Lee has developed a process for making wooden tubes from veneer, which he uses to make lightweight furniture. Update: this project is included in Dezeen Book of Ideas, which is on sale now for £12.

Called Plytube, the project employs a process similar to that used in making cardboard tubes, with the laminates wrapped around and hardened with glue. Lee developed hollow joints transforming the material into a series of tables and stools. The Royal College of Art Show Two continues until 4 July. Here's some further information from Seongyong Lee: Plytube is a new way of tubing wood using the similar principal of making paper tube but with some more process to harden the wooden tube which I made. As the principal seems obvious but haven't really been tried as real object, it has given me much more interest and enthusiasm for a year and half.

I made some furniture series which should be light. See also: Peg by Studio Gorm. Oregon designers John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong Studio Gorm are exhibiting their Shaker-inspired Peg furniture system at the Direktorenhaus art space in Berlin. The set comprises wooden tables and benches that can be dissembled and hung on the wall when not in use. The legs screw into each table top or seat and attach to the wall-mounting with magnets.

Legs and tops are interchangeable, creating different-sized furniture pieces as needed. The exhibition opened to coincide with DMY Berlin earlier this month and continues until August. See all our stories about DMY Berlin in our special category. Here's some more information from Studio Gorm: Studio Gorm at the Direktorenhaus in Berlin Studio Gorm has updated their Shaker inspired Peg series for the Direktorenhaus Gallery in Berlin. First designed in 2008 Peg has been expanded to include a hard wood dining table, a desk, and a small table. Magnets inserted in the ends of the legs allow them to be hung quickly and easily from the peg rail. See also: Flow2 kitchen by Studio Gorm. Oregon designers John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong of Studio Gorm have designed a kitchen where waste products are used to grow plants.

Drying dishes drip onto plants in terracotta containers. Food scraps are broken down by worms and the resulting fertiliser used is for the plants. A double-walled terracotta container acts as a refrigerator, cooling the inside as water evaporates through the outer wall. The project is on show as part of and exhibition called Call and Rersponse at the Museum of Contemporary Craftin Oregon until 31 October. Photographs are by Wonhee Jeong and John Arndt. See also: Vaisselier Système D by Matière AColo dishwasher by Peter Schwartz and Helene SteinerEthical Kitchen by Alexandra Sten Jørgensen Here's some more information from Studio Gorm: Flow2 Oregon based studio Gorm (John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong) has designed a new version of their kitchen, flow and the kitchen of terrestrial mechanics. The refrigerator is one of the largest consumers of electricity in the home. Permanent Camping by Casey Brown Architecture.

This small house located in Australia is designed by Casey Brown Architecture. The house is constructed out of recycled ironbark. Water technologies employed within the space also makes it eco-friendly… Casey Brown Architecture Cette petite maison située en Australie est conçue par Casey Brown Architecture. Four Brothers Chairs by Seungji Mun. Angus and Mack Ltd. - hardwoods, carpentry and design. LIN CHETWOOD: Handmade Furniture and Lighting: UPPER TWYFORD BARN.

Etched silvered glass with copper housing the high efficiency T5 fluorescent gear, for the architects offfices upstairs. A subtle approach was taken in the courtyard Cow Barn. High efficiency T5 fluorescent tubes were positioned behind timbers giving glare free wall wash lighting. Photographs by Leigh Simpson.