Posts tagged "Selected Works"
City of the Books and the Images Mexico City, Mexico (2012)
How can the shaping of space incorporate utility in the face of an increasingly paperless culture? Design can generate a piece super-furniture (a), develop texture that enables social interaction (b) or utilize depth to carve out private space (c). In this project, the shelf becomes an envelope that allows the needs of each surface sync beautifully with the design concept to create a unique spatial experience.
(a) HUB Seoul, South Korea (2013)
Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
(b) Alexis Bookshop and Coffee Bar Bratislava, Slovakia (2010)
Plural + Totalstudio
(c) Raheen Library at Australian Catholic University Fitzroy, Australia (2013)
The small town of Brocton would be merely a stoplight on Route 20 in Southwestern New York if it weren’t for the electrified arches giving the central intersection significance (a). Without some utility, mere spectacle in conflict with infrastructure devalues urban space for fleeting headlines (b). The arch makes Brocton worth remembering on your journey through Chatauqua’s wine country, while Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland does not need a spectacle to make an already successful public space valid.
(a) Brocton Arch Brocton, New York (1913)
Phoenix Bridge Co.
(b) Playhouse Square Chandelier Cleveland, Ohio (2014)
Majas House Poland (2008)
This child-size replica (a) is a fun architectural exploration (b) into simple construction and design.
(a) Rudin House Leymen, France (1997)
Herzog & de Meuron
(b) Playhouse Spain (2011)
Sleepbox Various Sites (2011)
The sleepbox combines mobility (a) with contained living (b) to create metered private space in public context.
(a) Studio 320 Enumclaw, Washington (2004)
(b) Nakagin Capsule Tower Tokyo, Japan (1972)
Public Toilets in the Tete d’Or Park Lyon, France (2012)
Jacky Suchail Architects
Small projects are often the breeding ground for design innovation, and in these public toilets the material palette (a) and screening (b) create a raw harmony with context.
(a) Tverrfjellhytta Hjerkinn, Dovre Municipality, Norway (2011)
Snohetta Oslo AS
(b) Three Student Projects from Tulane City Center (2009)
Tulane University School of Architecture
Playmaker Showroom Rome, Italy (2012)
With the simplicity of Mies (a) and the attitude of Fuksas (b), this unique office / showroom captures the imagination with minimal intervention.
(a) New National Gallery Berlin, Germany (1968)
Mies van der Rohe
(b) New Milan Trade Fair Milan, Italy (2012)
Milstein Hall Ithaca, New York (2011)
The cantilever in architecture has long been a device used to offset and create drama, often through the use of contrasting material (a) and minimal support (b). Here, the cantilever projects to create useful coverage while announcing presence to the passer by.
(a) House 0405 Nicosia, Cyprus (2010)
(b) Utriai Residence Klaipėda, Lithuania (2006)
Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners
Ecologic Pavilion Alsace, France (2012)
The pavilion stands as a testament to expirimentation and exploration in architecture (a). Here, vernacular typology is utilized to create a modern design statement (b) with a temporal quality (c) that exemplifies sustainability.
(a) Barcelona Pavilion Barcelona, Spain (1929)
Mies van der Rohe
(b) Future Shack Australia (2001)
(c) Phone Book Shed Nova Scotia (2010)
Richard Kroeker Design & Dalhousie University Department of Architecture
Cultural Center Nevers, France (2012)
Ateliers O-S architectes
This cultural center is another fine example of architecture as urban asset (a), with sculpted mass (b) making the most of available space.
(a) TKTS Booth New York City, New York (2008)
(b) La Cite Des Affaires Saint-Etienne, France (2010)
Manuelle Gautrand Architects
Fast Track Nikola-Lenivets, Russia (2012)
Installed over a distruptive railroad, this infrastructural experiment is spectacle and playground (b). While a 51 meter pedestrian trampoline lacks practicality, the project highlights the ability of design to capture the imagination in a playful and interactive manner.
(a) Tiger & Turtle: Magic Mountain Duisburg, Germany (2011)
Heike Mutter & Ulrich Genth
(b) Woods of Net Pavilion Kanagawa, Japan (2012)
Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam
Platoon Kunsthalle Berlin Berlin, Germany (2012)
Platoon Cultural Development
The architectual project of repurposing shipping containers finds sophistication in the Kunsthalle, allowing materiality to create intrigue (a) while supporting a raw, dynamic space where users are activators (b).
(a) PUMA CityAlicante, Boston, Stockholm (2008)
(b) Kulturfabrik Kofmehl Solothurn, Switzerland (2005)
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Postcard House Kimberling City, MO (2011)
Here, the integration of design with systems and attention to detail creates a moment of pause that beautifully captures the imagination.
Google Campus London, England (2011)
This renovation project (a) does a lot with little work using a recycled shipping container (b), raw materials and color to create an inspiring office space.
(a) Renovation of an old barn Charoux, France (2012)
(b) PUMA City, Shipping Container StoreAlicante, Boston, Stockholm (2008)
NMIT Arts & Media Nelson, New Zealand (2010)
Irving Jack Smith Architects
The design of this arts incubator beautifully highlights structure (a) to create raw, sophisticated space (b) that encourages activation.
(a) Zumbini Milan, Italy (2011)
(b) Chatelard Ferney-Voltaire, France