31 August 2012
I just like the direct relation between the street side (vertical) and the train side (horizontal). Nice interior ideas.
A tall and narrow entrance slopes down to a low and wide living space at this triangular house in Japan by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates. Located in Toyota in Aichi Prefecture, the black wooden house is arranged between two frames at either end, one vertical and the other horizontal. The frames create a sloping roof and walls between them as the two-storey entrance diminishes to a single storey at the rear.
22 August 2012
For children, hospitals are uncomfortable and unfamiliar places, writes Hikaru Imamura, the author of Novel Hispital Toys. Examinations and operations are a cause of anxiety and fear in the little patients, and these feelings can be relieved by informing them of what to expect during their visit.
‘Novel Hospital Toys’ is a toy set consisting of toy models of machines, such as CT, X-ray, ECHO(echocardiograph), ECG (electrocardiograph), as well as picture books of explaining machines. Every toy is made so as to give light or sounds so that children can easily imagine how these ‘strange’ machines work while they are playing with them in the waiting room.
Via Creative Applications Network and Co.DESIGN.
31 July 2012
I just looove wooden sunglasses. Seriously, wood grain makes every pair unique, and it’s so light… I just found this super brand, Shwood, that is developing awesome wood sunglasses models, via this even more awesome video, using stereoscopy.
Portland-based wooden sunglasses company Shwood have released a 2012 collection video lookbook which employs a 3D technique called stereoscopy. So that you don’t need a pair of 3D glasses, they’ve also used the so-called “Wiggle Stereoscopy” technique, which alternates between the left and right images of the stereogram to give us a sense of being in the scene. The collection is now available direct from Shwood.
Via HUH. Magazine.
15 February 2012
Interesting project. I’m curious about the process between wood reading and the music that outputs.. in a not so cacophonic way.
A tree’s year rings are analysed for their strength, thickness and rate of growth. This data serves as basis for a generative process that outputs piano music. It is mapped to a scale which is again defined by the overall appearance of the wood (ranging from dark to light and from strong texture to light texture). The foundation for the music is certainly found in the defined ruleset of programming and hardware setup, but the data acquired from every tree interprets this ruleset very differently. - Bartholomäus Traubeck.
Via Triangulation Blog.
4 February 2012
Simple, fonctional, creative. Love it.
5 October 2011
A total plywood house. Just imagine the wood smell inside. : )
The new facade is cladded in plywood, coated in black pine tar just like the traditional way of preserving wooden boats. The roof is coated in simple tar paper and has thin plywood eaves with integrated aluminum gutters, coated in black. The interior is all in natural pine and where plywood is used for both cladding and construction.