Archive for December, 2011

22 December 2011

Little Shining Man by Heather and Ivan Morison

And another one, because it’s wonderful, light and airy… like holidays !

“Little Shining Man” is kite conceived by Heather and Ivan Morison, designed by Sash Reading, engineered and fabricated by Queen & Crawford. It features 1700 3d printed connectors, carbon fibre rods and cubenfibre aerospace fabric. It just looks beautiful.

Via today and tomorrow.

22 December 2011

Garden & House, Tokyo by Ryue Nishizawa

Oh la la. Je suis vraiment désolée de l’absence quasi-totale de billets pour le mois de décembre… il va sans dire que le mois fût très chargé pour moi, mais je compte revenir en force en janvier ! D’ici là, je vous souhaite de joyeuses fêtes à tous !

Je vous laisse sur un projet de Ryue Nishizawa, sans aucun doute un de mes architectes préféré qui fait parti également de l’agence SANAA. J’ai vu il y a un ou deux an la maquette de ce projet au CCA de Montréal, et voilà, il est maintenant construit, tel quel. Vous voulez y vivre ?

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Oh la la. I’m really sorry for the almost total lack of posts for December… It goes without saying that the month was very busy for me, but I intend to return back strong in January! In the meantime, I wish you happy holidays to all!

I leave you for vacations with a project of Ryue Nishizawa, without a doubt one of my favorite architects, who also is part of SANAA. I saw the model of the project two years ago at the CCA in Montreal. And here it is now, built as it was in cardboard. Wanna live there ?

Via today and tomorrow.

2 December 2011

New Refuge Gervasutti by LEAPfactory

Stunning. Just wow.

Climbers in the Alps can now spend their nights sleeping in a tube that cantilevers over the edge of a mountain. New Refuge Gervasutti, the survival unit was designed by Italian architects LEAPfactory, who specialise in modular accommodation for extreme environments. The tube was prefabricated off-site and airlifted to the site by helicopters. A red pattern decorates the structure’s exterior to make it visible to climbers and mountaineers, who will often be approaching from a distance.

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Via dezeen.

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