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Iluma / WOHA Architects: WOHA Location: 201 Victoria Street, Singapore Project Team: Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Chan Ee Mun, Dhamaraj Subramaniam, Ang Chow Hwee, Lim Yin Chao, Lim Yee Sze, Alen Low, Andrew MacLennan, Christopher Browne, Elavarasi Rajapackiyam, Johan Hermijanto, Maria Nieva Client: Jack Investment Pte Ltd Civil & Structural Engr: LBW Consultants Mechanical & Electrical Engr: Lincolne Scott Ng Pte Ltd Quantity Surveyors: KPK Quantity Surveyors Pte Ltd Media Facade Design: Realities United Gmbh Lighting Consultant: Lighting Planners Associates Inc. Landscape Consultant: ICN Design International Façade Consultant: Arup Façade Engineering Fire Consultant: Arup Fire (S) Pte Ltd Acoustic Consultant: Acviron Acoustics Consultants Pte Ltd Main Contractor: Sim Lian Construction Co (Pte) Ltd Site Area: 8,920.5 sqm Project Area: 26,761.5 sqm Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Tim Griffith & Patrick Bingham-Hall

Jasper Morrison: innamorarsi della normalità « design@large Il valore delle cose nell'era di internet, la generosità del design, l'atmosfera che circonda gli oggetti pensati. Una lunga intervista con il designer della super-normalità (*). Qualche settimana fa ho iniziato a leggere un libro. L'autore era un professore universitario e il titolo era promettente, pulito, immediato: Design. Malgrado l'essenzialità della copertina e del suo dichiarato scopo però (illustrare le molteplici anime della cultura del progetto), il volumetto si è rivelato essere l'opposto di quello che mi aspettavo: perché chi scrive di design sente sempre la necessità di esprimere pensieri anche semplici (e addirittura banali a volte) con frasi complesse? È strano ma è proprio a questo piccolo libro che ho pensato immediatamente quando ho avuto tra le mani A Book of Things di Jasper Morrison. Cosa dà a un oggetto il potere di influenzare l'atmosfera dell'ambiente che lo ospita? «Credo che un oggetto riuscito abbia in sé un equilibrio e una certa naturalezza. «Succede. «No.

framing architecture “A Fluid Dream” Art Hotel / dEEP Architects dEEP Architects have developed a design concept for the development of an art-based hotel that will be constructed just north of the Beijing National Stadium (The Bird Nest) as part of Beijing’s “Post Olympic Commercial Strategy.” The design concept, which the architects call “A Fluid Dream,” borrows from several sources. The surrealism of Salvador Dali is a driving force of formal fluidity of the design, while the concept of a nest egg is the source of privacy for the hotel units, derived from the affectionate nickname of the nearby stadium. Read on for more on this project after the break. This dream hotel will occupy approximately 10,000 sq meters and will have about 1,500 square meters of courtyard space. The interior space is designed from the user’s perspective. A steel framework of the Bird Nest portion of the hotel defines many private air courtyard spaces that are connected to “egg villas.”

James Irvine: a self-portrait The Domus digital archive includes all our issues since 1928. If you'd like to subscribe click here to find out more. The free choice of five "things", alongside a concise reasoning about each of them, could seem an exercise out of our current Twitter and Facebook age; during the 2000s, it was also a regular feature in Domus, then directed by Deyan Sudjic who conceived "Five Things" as an unexpected, surprising portrait of a different guest every month. The feature was condensed in one page — embedded in Simon Esterson's graphic project for the magazine —, and thus condensed information and reflections, from which emerged sincere personality traits of those invited to contribute. The June 2001 issue invited James Irvine, who chose a building, a movie, a motorbike, a logotype and a quote. This article was originally published in Domus 838 / June 2001 James Irvine: five things1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

VAa. Vidal y Asociados arquitectos Froyo Yogurteria / Ahylo Studio Architects: Ahylo Studio Location: Volos, Greece Architect In Charge: Pavlos Xanthopoulos, Ioulietta Zindrou Collaborator: Daphne Lada Branding/Graphic Design: Asprimera Design Studio Area: 70 sqm Year: 2012 Photographs: Courtesy of Ahylo Studio Froyo yogurteria in Volos, is an application of the architectural branding held for ‘Froyo Yogurteria’. The main design goal was to emphasize on a clean architectural proposal and highlight the product (frozen yogurt). The form finding processes of the customized geometries are following simple cosine functions that generate a set of algorithmic relationships. * Location to be used only as a reference.

Franco Raggi Milano | CASABELLAweb Paesaggi Italiani 28 maggio – 13 giugno 2015 mostraFranco Raggi Paesaggi Italiani Antonia Jannone Disegni di Architettura corso Garibaldi 125 Milano inaugurazione28 maggio ore 18.30 dal com.stampa: «18 opere a pastello grasso su carta plastificata, tratte da altrettante cartoline di paesaggi italiani, per indagare il processo di banalizzazione del bello (ma talvolta anche del brutto) che tali oggetti operano sulla realtà che ritraggono – Franco Raggi: “La prima cartolina l’ho staccata dal retro dello schienale di un pullman turistico. Una visione di lago italiano, anonima, archetipo della bellezza senza luogo. Franco Raggi sito feature image Franco Raggi mostra Paesaggi Italiani imagecredits courtesy

David Chipperfield Architects Visitor Center / HHD_FUN Architects Architects: HHD_FUN Architects Location: Rizhao, China Ldi: HHD & XinChao Design Civil Engineer: Hiroshi, Satohide Façade Consultant: FUDA Photographs: Zhenfei Wang, Chenggui Wang Rizhao Visitor Center was located on the North part of the 2km long Shanhaitian beach park in Rizhao, east China. Vistor Center is adjacent to a plaza which will attract massive tourists during the high season. The Vistor Center consists of two floors. The form of the building above ground was minimized in order to fit into the natrual environment while at the same time the underground part of the building offers various functions for the park. All 19 individual buildings were developed out of one prototype. Parametric design technique has been adopted throughout all design process i.e. form finding, structure optimization, facade penalization and construction documentation, which make sure the complex shape can be “made” by local low technology manufacturer. © Zhenfei Wang, Chenggui Wang Master Plan Plan Section

Architects Reimagine Jacobsen's Series 7 Chair In celebration of Arne Jacobsen’s Series 7 Chair, seven renowned architects were invited by Fritz Hansen to reinterpret the iconic chair in their own way for a project called 7 Cool Architects. The participants had to choose a context and then they were free to run with it, which led to them changing the legs, materials, and surfaces. Their new functions range from a chair in nature to a double chair that lets you face another person. Now, the seven chairs will be exhibited around the world and two editions of each chair will be sold at an auction at the end of the year. Bjarke Ingels Group were inspired by the chair’s use of wooden veneer and chose to stack the form resulting in subtle repetition. Neri&Hu used The Waterhouse from the 1930s in Shanghai as inspiration creating a replica and doubling the original design to face each other. Jun Igarashi Architects thought about the waste that comes after an earthquake causes buildings to collapse.

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