The seating system design by Leonardo Rossano and Debora Mansur for TRUE design will be exhibited at pavilion 24 C11 C07 in Salone Del Mobile in Milan on April 09- 14, 2013.
Inspired by the dynamic forms of biogenetics, the modular bench DNA is the collaborative design solution of Leonardo Rossano and up and coming Brazilian architect Deborah Mansur. The unique construction assembly is created by a single section of curved plywood, that is mirrored in design to create multiple seating configurations. The design of this bench is intended mostly for public spaces. The leg and table are composed from the same element, therefore creating a series that can become infinite. The result of this system, is a captivating piece of furniture, shaped after the helix form, in which each completed section creates an individual seat for the user creating comfort in a public space.
+ Designer: Leonardo Rossano + Deborah Mansur
The Swarm Lamp: Graceful. Organic. Masterful.
Illuminated Sculpture For All
The Jangir Maddadi Design Bureau introduces its bright-new product. Giving new meaning to the word enlightenment, the genius of the Swarm Lamp lies in its ability to attain the feeling of suspended motion, each lamp tethered in a perfect harmony of light.
Specialty Bulbrite light bulbs that reveal a sculptured pattern of entwined filament are connected to custom-cut wood that resonates with a distinct Scandinavian design quality. The respect for woodcraft in the Swarm Lamp hearkens back to a simpler, pre-industrial time when the creative process was just as important as the end product.
The Swarm Lamp, like all Jangir Maddadi products, is designed for individual style: The angle of each Swarm can be adjusted to a broad spectrum of positions, and each lamp can be purchased as one, a group of three, or a group of five, giving people the freedom to choose the light in their lives.
The Swarm Lamp brings together three simple materials: glass, wood, and metal, and creates a piece that so organic that it could have been designed by nature itself.
+ Designer: Jangir Maddadi Design Bureau
Sejong Art Center (hereafter SAC) is designed for various performing arts such as musical, ballet, dancing and etc. There are two theaters, a main theater with more than 800 seats and a medium sized theater with 300 seats, and a film theater with 250 seats and art gallery in SAC. It is located in the international cultural area where situated between nature-scape and urban-scape.
Usually the boundary between city and nature is most exciting place to feel the sense of city and nature, so we design SAC which can be perceived as a part of nature and city. Straight linear shape is applied in accordance with city and curvature shape is in accordance with nature to make people feel comfortable feeling.
The grand hall and two theaters are facing to the central park and there is open space of magnificent energy people can feel. It is originated from the nature (Central Park, Geum-gang (river) and Guewha-san (mountain)), and transforms into performing arts when it meets the urban.
Main theater of Sejong Art Center provides best sound quality to the audience by using SAR(Source Selective Absorption & Reflection) Structure wall and which is able to hold the performing arts wide range from normal type such as musical, opera and contemporary music to cross over performance.
(URBAN + PLAZA / ARCHITECHTURE / THEATER / GROUND / CIVIC)
Avenue park located in north area, Public square ‘Arrival plaza’ and cinema located in south area, where is most important place in city. There is open space to have fine view to the sky and landscape, where is joined end point of city and starting point of nature.
Café is a part of the plaza and the resting space under the roof shadow.
There is Main entrance at the end of the passage between two theaters and visitors have open view to the central park. After entering into the SAC, visitors arrive Grand hall in-between halls of two theaters, which is connected with outdoor space through entrance and parking space on B1 level. Grand hall, Grand step and Hall of Main Theater are public space for citizens holding small event even though there is no performance.
3 dimensional wall design gives best quality for sound and aesthetic.
Specially amplified case, which needs large power speaker, that acoustic drapery and acoustic trap control reflected sound. Also lighting fixture and many type of equipments hidden inside of wall to make beauty and tidy.
4. Ground-scape , Public-scape
The space where is connecting theatre to waterside going to be meaningful place for sejong city
This place will be very last place for public journey, where is started from public square and cinema to move through history park and public space.
This journey is for everyone who comes to visit to sejong art centre.
The grand hall and two theaters are facing to the central park and there is open space of magnificent energy people can feel. It is originated from the nature (Central Park, Geum-gang (river) and Guewha-san (mountain)), and transforms into performing arts when it meets the urban.+ Project facts
Title: Design Competition for Art Center in Sejong Special Autonomous City
Location: Moon 2-1, 3-4 Living Area, Naseong-dong, Sejong Special Autonomous City, Republic of Korea
Total Floor Area: 15,360m2 (Gross)
Site Area: 43,493 m2
Architects: Seunghong Park, Hokeun Oh
Project Architect: Seungchul Han, Sehwan Park
Project Manager: Jongin Park
Project Team:, Hyekyung Ju, HanJin Yoon, Sungwoo Moon, Junghyuk Seo, Sanghwan Jung, Junghwa Lee, Seungheon Kim, Minkyung Kim, Jinho Kim
Structural engineer: I’ST
Mechanical engineer: HIMEC
Electricity / Telecommunication: Jung Woo Eng.
Civil engineer: Daekyo E&C
CG: 201 studio
Editorial design: Godo Design
Architectural model: Daerim
A short post to bolster the argument for the No Master alternative. Money, money, money.
The overall average state tuition and fees for a master’s in architecture is close to $20,000 a year according to a 2010-11 report prepared by DesignIntelligence. (www.di.net/news/tuition/). And you can spend a whole lot more depending on the school.
Forbes listed a Master’s degree in architecture in their top 10 worst master’s degrees to get based on salary and employment. (06-08-12).
And, finally, total college debt is hovering around one trillion, and the unemployment rate for recent architecture grads is just under 14%. (any number of sources – google it).
None of this is news to anyone in our line of work, but it’s not just a recitation of depressing news we’ve heard before, it’s an indictment of a system that is not meeting some pretty fundamental social expectations. Unles...
Naturally, there were some projects that Bob worked on more and others that I worked on more. Sometimes our collaboration was more close than others. But I think our best projects were when we worked together. I remember so many real tousles—and those were the projects that worked out best.
The co-founder of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates (now VSBA) talks to ARCHITECT about a petition to put her name on the 1991 Pritzer Architecture Prize, about sexism in architecture, and about her career in design.
h/t Ana María León
Finally, this is the Pontiac story, get ready.
It began with Bill (Massie) taking my fellow student/often partner-in-crime, Fernando Bales to an auction of foreclosed property held by the township of Pontiac, MI, which is currently under the Emergency Management scheme of Oakland County. I decided to join them, with no expectation—always the best strategy to handle Bill, I had learned so far. I was blown away by the surreality of it all. The properties were auctioned in an extremely below-the-market price ($250 for empty lots, to a couple of hundred thousands for a mansion on top of a hill), you can taste the ‘emergency’ state just by opening your mouth + sticking your tongue out. The developer agents (identifiable by their designer suits, always talking in their phone, and I don't know why, these agents are mostly female), on the other hand were acting as if they were in an art auction, + only if they were working for a really wealthy client who needed to decorate her new...
You spend your time in them every week and they become as familiar as your own home sometimes; I’m talking about the most beloved apartments and homes in television history. Often times, they’re their own separate character in the show, and now you get to look at them from a completely different angle – from above.
Spanish artist and interior designer Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde draws these famous house and apartment floor plans as a hobby, giving the TV viewer a new perspective on the homes in which our cherished characters reside. Luckily for us, we can get a piece of these fantastical domiciles because these floor plans are sold as prints. Hooray!
Thanks to Freshome for the great find! We’re off to explore each residence and relive some of our favorite TV moments…
Buy prints here.
Primary responsibility is to directly assist in the fabrication of large scale wooden sculpture. Possible involvement in major architectural projects through the fabrication of large scale study models. In addition to the fabrication process, all sculptures and models require custom crating for overseas shipping.
The position starts as contract for 1-2 months, with the potential for full time employment.
The applicant must have a very strong set of technical shop skills. Technical drafting and 3-D modeling (Rhino and AutoCad) are used extensively in the fabrication process, and would be a major asset in applicant as well. Ability to work within a team and meet deadlines.
The end of the ride. Hanoi, Vietnam
1200 miles. 2 months. 3 countries. 1 broken wheel. 1 broken rack. 1 broken fender. 5 or 6 broken spokes. 0 flats. Seriously, 0 flats. Our journey took us from Chiang Mai, Thailand, through Laos, and up to Hanoi, Vietnam. I’ve now parted with my riding partner and headed back to Thailand to chart a new velocity towards different challenges. My current adventure is at Din Dang Natural Building Center, where I’m learning clay brick making in the small Thai village of Paksong, Phato District.
Making clay bricks at Din Dang.
I’m still digesting so much of our adventure, it seemed to come and go so quickly, even through feeling every crank rotation and road undulation. That sense, feeling each contour and movement, is an inherent reality of the act of cycling. There’s something about the speed of a bicycle that’s like the tuning of an instrument. It’s just… right. It’s a fast enough speed to maximize your energy and fast enough to get...
Constructed on a narrow lot in the heart of a mixed-use area in Osaka, Japan, House F is a three-story house designed by Ido, Kenji Architectural Studio that was built for a couple. A terrace was created on the front exterior and is partially hidden with horizontal wood planks used for privacy.
The white and wood from the exterior continue through to the interior of the house.
The interior is consistent among the three stories with light wood floors, shelving, and trim work. The walls are white, making for a bright and open feeling throughout.
They built up to fit in the amount of rooms desired by the client.
There’s such a beautiful simplicity to the design and it would definitely fit into our Skim Milk column!
The living and dining room feature extended height ceilings with an extra set of windows above, making the room super bright.
I love how they fit storage everywhere – like on the sides of the staircases.
Photos by Takumi Ota.
The new Vienna Main Station project, on an area covering 109 hectares, has become a multi-modal transport hub within the trans- European railway system. The project is not limited to the station building alone; it has set about redeveloping a whole urban district. The spatial planning of the bordering areas ensures homogeneity. Generously-dimensioned forecourts, urban accents and the interaction between the individual areas emphasise the significance of the district in the overall urban picture. The major importance of the project is mirrored by its architecture: the momentous, partially translucent roof structure stretching over the five island platforms with ten tracks is the highlight. It welcomes arriving visitors from all over the world, by giving them a breath-taking first impression of Vienna.
The folded, diamond-shaped roof, which floats over the platforms, comprises fourteen 76-metres long, eye-catching diamond structures, supported by immense transverse frames, positioned every 38 metres. The roof opens up in the centre to reveal a 6-metre x 30-metre skylight in the form of a crystal. The roof is translucent thanks to integrated glazed elements, which let optimal natural lighting flow in during daylight hours and create interesting light effects by night. ALUCOBOND® in Sunrise Silver Metallic creates a harmonious image on the underside of the roof. The new station building’s outstanding architecture also complies with all technical and organisational requirements.
The client (Austrian National Railways/ÖBB) put particular focus on functionality and economy. Clear signage, bright and airy halls and easily maintained materials are distinguishing features of this modern station design. The key tenet is to create sustainable and environmentally conscious buildings.
Accessibility is of utmost importance. The design of the total chain of mobility from the station forecourt, through the station concourse and onto the platform is optimal, keeping travellers, especially those with impaired mobility, in mind. The planners of the station building set great store by environmental issues and sustainability, prioritising the use of sustainable materials and achieving high levels of energy efficiency: geothermal energy, cooling and heating from a district network as well as an integrated ventilation system. Vienna Main Station stands as an exemplary energy-efficient, environmental-friendly and resource efficient project.+ Project facts
Architects: Theo Hotz, Zurich | Atelier Ernst Hoffmann, Vienna | Atelier Albert Wimmer, Vienna
Owner: ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
General Contractor: Unger Steel Group
Fabricator / Installer: ICC Fassadentechnik
Year of Construction: 2011 – ongoing
Product: ALUCOBOND® sunrise silver metallic / smoke silver metallic
Photos: Roman Bönsch, Renée Del Missier