Archive for ‘Interiors’

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

Bronco dog lamp by Castor Bours

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Via dutch design online.

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.

11 November 2012

Ear Sofa by St Ely for Lerival

Waouh… love this design. By St Ely for Lerival.

Via Dezeen.

26 September 2012

Summer House by Mikael Bergquist, Sweden

This holiday cabin in Sweden by architect Mikael Bergquist is clad with untreated timber that will fade to grey as time passes. The building has a gabled roof and overhanging eaves, which reference the traditional local architecture. “The traditional Swedish farm house is deeply rooted, almost as an icon,” Bergquist told Dezeen. ”I wanted to combine this typology with a modern way of living, in close contact with nature.” A large living and dining room is located at one end of the house and has sliding glass walls that open it out to a surrounding deck.

Photos by Mikael Olsson.

 

Via Dezeen.

 

10 September 2012

Artau Bureau by Artau Architecture, Belgium

Love this.

Via archdaily.

1 June 2012

Hot desk by Boys and Girls

For all the Jenga fans out there. Merci Philaf !

Dublin creative agency Boys and Girls has installed a new reception desk supported by giant Jenga blocks at one end and balloons at the other. The agency created the desk in response to an article in Marketing Magazine that mentioned how ordinary their reception area was. Boys and Girls also has a boardroom table made of Lego.

Via dezeen.

4 February 2012

An Urban Refuge by Sergi Pons Architecte

Simple, fonctional, creative. Love it.

Via Archdaily.

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