Archive for ‘Architecture’

22 September 2013

La Trappe by ABCP architecture – Park(ing) day, Quebec city

 

A giant mousetrap project by ABCP architecture (the architecture firm where I work) for the 2013 Park(ing) day in Quebec city. We had a lot of fun to build this human scale trap ! Thanks to everyone who participated.

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La trappe à souris géante réalisée par ABCP architecture (la firme d’architecture où je travaille) pour le Park(ing) day 2013 à Québec. On a eu bien du plaisir à construire cette trappe format “humains” ! Merci à tous ceux qui ont participé au montage.

 

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28 August 2013

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton

I would take one of these please, delivered on the top of my roof.

Spanish architecture studio Ábaton has developed a micro home that can be transported on the back of a lorry and placed almost anywhere.

 

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Via Dezeen.

14 August 2013

Fornasetti wallpaper for Cole & Son

Do you know who is Piero Fornasetti ? If not, take a look here, this guy was a dreaming genius and draw such beautiful things. I love his iconography a lot.

Cole & Son, with the help of Barbara, Fornasetti’s daughter, start to produce splendid wallpapers (for your walls, not your screen…) from his drawings, including this green-leaves-and-gold-keys one that is obsessing me !

Clouds, umbrellas, flying machines and suits of armour are among the motifs in this collection by Italian design house Fornasetti for English wallpaper brand Cole & Son. [...]

The motifs are taken from the Fornasetti archive of drawings created by Barnaba’s father, Piero Fornasetti: “I chose things and I mixed them together, and I changed the colour, I changed the dimensions.”

 

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Via Dezeen.

25 January 2013

Voltage by Iris Van Herpen

Voltage is the title of Iris van Herpen‘s latest couture collection. 2 outfits are actually 3D printed flexible outfits. The first one is a cape and skirt, which is a collaboration with Neri Oxman from MIT’s Media Lab. The second one is a black dress, a collaboration with the architect Julia Koerner. Both use a different 3D printing technique to achieve these result. The rest of the collection is also worth a look, it’s not like anything else out there.

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Via today and tomorrow.

9 January 2013

Fuck Yeah Brutalism

What a lovely title. And it’s the name of a blog, that is nonchalantly dropping a cliché of brutalist architecture a day. Hit the random button at the top et voilà !

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Quel beau titre. Et c’est le nom d’un blog, qui dépose nonchalamment un cliché d’architecture brutaliste par jour. Cliquez sur le bouton “random” dans le haut de la page et voilà, que de plaisir.

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Via fuck yeah brutalism.

14 November 2012

Paper and Stick film by Ron Resch (works between 1960-1966)

Okay, I know, a 40 minutes video… But seriously, this is truly amazing. The evolution of the thoughts of this guy, Ron Resch… He totally impress me. his way to always go further with his ideas… This is what we call creativity, this is what we can do when we push our brains, and this is also the beginning of computerisation. This 4o minutes truly worth it. Wow. Geometry and patterns enthousiasts will be blown away.

Via Synaptic Stimuli.

11 November 2012

Architecture for Dogs, curated by Kenya Hara

Architects and designers including Kengo Kuma, Toyo Ito, Shigeru Ban, MVRDV and Konstantin Grcic have designed a series of downloadable architectural structures that are just for dogs. Organised by Kenya Hara, the creative director of MUJI, Architecture for Dogs is set to launch next week as an open-source network where dog-owners can download the templates for each of the thirteen designs, then build them for themselves.

Each designer was asked to think up a structure that would alter the way that people interact with their pet, so Atelier Bow-Wow have designed a ramp for a daschund that helps it make eye contact with its owner, in spite of its short legs. “We thought about stairs, but their bodies are too long and they risk hurting their hips,” said the architects, explaining their design for a folding slope.

Meanwhile, Konstantin Grcic has designed a mirror for a poodle, as apparently it is the only dog that can recognise its own reflection.

Shigeru Ban has used his trademark cardboard tubes to create a maze for a papillon, while Sou Fujimoto has recreated the scaffolding-like structure of his House NA project in Tokyo in his house for a Boston terrier. Sanaa‘s Kayuzo Sajima came up with a design for a fluffy white cushion that matches the fur of the bichon frisé.

Kengo Kuma has devised a system of wooden components that can be used to construct a hill, which a pug can either sit inside or climb up onto. MVRDV wanted to “give the curious and playful Beagle a space of its own” and have created a gabled kennel  that rocks back and forth.

For a spitz, Hiroshi Naito has created a curving bed of tubes and wooden blocks, while Toyo Ito‘s design is a four-wheeled mobile home for a shiba.

As chihuahuas are known to love burrowing, Reiser + Umemoto thought the best structure for one would be a comfortable outfit. “We wanted to create something that would make the dog feel protected and safe,” said the architects. Other structures include a reimagined hammock by Torafu, a staircase in a box by curator Kenya Hara and an upside-down suspended cone by the Hara Design Institute.

Via Dezeen.

23 October 2012

Residential Extension by Alison Brooks Architects

 

 

A typical brick building overlooking a green courtyard, expanded with unexpected growing volumes offering wide scenic openings. Sleek details.

Alison Brooks Architects has extended a nineteenth century house in north London by adding two tapered volumes that project into the garden. The first volume wraps around the brick walls at the side and rear of the house to create a small office, while the second volume extends out at the back to increase the size of the first floor living room. “The extensions were designed to draw in light from the sky, embrace the garden, and capture a precise view of the massive walnut tree near the house,” explained architect Alison Brooks. The ends of each block are entirely glazed, while the sides are clad in dark grey Corian panels. “Each trapezoidal plane of the scheme is either fully glazed or fully solid, there are no punched windows,” said Brooks. “Both roof and wall planes are one material. This approach creates an architecture without mass and weight. It is more like the folded surfaces of origami.”

Via dezeen.

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