Posts tagged design
Posts tagged design
Graphic Designer Thibaut Sld‘s hexi-wall installation is activated by movement of passers by!
The project intersects art, design and geometry, with the 60 hexagonal forms driven by concealed mechanics.
from design boom
“….Real-time data (is) collected from motion-tracking technology to decode and interpret the gestures and actions of a person within close range. Using this feedback, the kinetic wall behaves in sync with the proximate participant; walking passed, jumping near or waving a hand in the direction of the ‘hexi’ wall induces a undulating swell and surge of independent motion. “
Check this video – the result is somewhat surreal & pretty fascinating!
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The stretched Lotus Exige body sports a 7.0 litre twin turbo V8, and the team were aiming to break 200 miles per hour mark, managing to smash through the 270mph to record speeds of post 435 km/hr.
Whilst debate remains over who should retain the world record – fact remains the Venom holds previously unrecorded speeds by any car.
The Vertical Glass House by Atelier fcjz serves as a permanent pavilion come guest house for visiting architects and artists, originally designed for an annual residential competition in Shinkenchiku, Shanghai, China.
The concrete clad building envelope encases a glazed ‘reveal-all’ interior one not for the feint hearted!
A singular steel column at the very centre of the footprint supports crossing steel columns that subdivide the space into exact cubes.
A 7cm thick tempered glass panel serves as the floor in each quadrant dedicated to a distinct domestic activity.
A metal spiral staircase extends through all 4 levels of the building, ending in a double-height atrium facing the sky. Horizontal slit openings in the exterior envelope allow the glass floor to break through the wall and allow the floor planes to be illuminated naturally while they glow at night.
With the entire interior visible from every angle – the space uninhibited nature of the light filled volumes juxtaposed by the solid box-like exterior visible from outside.
images (c) Atelier FCJZ via designboom
Referencing Gianni Pettena’s 1972 Ice House installation, the soon to be completed Haffenden House designed by architect Jon Lott from Para will feature a translucent silicon-impregnated fabric skin that floods the floor-to-ceiling book lined reading room with natural light.
The modernist residence, designed for a poet couple to house their extensive library, occupies a narrow footprint located between existing timber houses typical to the suburbs of Syracuse in New York.
Fore more images on this ingenious project head to para-project.org.
Sydney-based industrial designer Charles Wilson has released a collection of Onyx vases that debuted at INTERPRETATIONS IV – a bi-annual exhibition curated by Andrew Simpson, with each edition themed by materiality.
The fourth incarnation of the invitation only exhibition featured works in stone and was hosted by Object Gallery where Wilson’s cases were unveiled, prior to featuring at designEX NEST13 in Melbourne, alongside his Serif stool.
Carved in the Carrara stone district in Tuscany, Italy from solid white onyx, the vases are available in three sizes – elliptical, large and small, and a round specimen vase.
Surprisingly comfortable – Serif is made from powder-coated gravity-die-cast aluminium, and can be used both indoors and out!
Resin tables @dinosaur_designs @louise_olsen @stephenormandy #furniture #design
After working with glassblowers for several years prior to forming his own studio – Simpson is considered by many as the go-to person in Australia when it comes to glass techniques!
This glass series debuted at Milan Design Week 2012, fusing traditional Italian glass making with 21C technology – the vessels embrace industrial process using the Venetian Incalmo technique that melds two separately pieces of blow glass unifying them as a single object.
Featured in the February / March issue of Belle magazine – for more head to vertdesign.com.au
Using Australian clay and applying techniques learned whilst studying in Japan. Hopkins creates refined ultra thin pendants that emit a subtle porous opacity.
Having trained in architecture, a field which is his commercial practice, Hopikins strives to achieve a delicate translucency, achieved through a process involving intense heat.
Each work is a handcrafted one-off using Southern Ice Porcelain.
Watch this short video and be inspired by Colin’s process.
All images courtesy Porcelume - porcelume.com.au
Australian paint brand Dulux again team with fashion identities Romance Was Born and Gorman to create fresh seasonal colour palettes inspired by their latest collections, set to unveil at the Melbourne Fashion Festival.
“My obsession with colour is most easily explained by the fact that my favourite book is my textile Pantone swatch book. It’s a bit like a massive Dulux paint swatch chart really, one glorious endless rainbow. I’m big on colour in the home. It’s the layering and balancing of texture, print, colour and scale that gives me joy… I don’t do neutral very well,”
The 2014 collection Dream On by wacky duo Romance Was Born delivers pop inspired theatrics that takes cues from 1960′s marching girls and a ‘flower power’ inspired palette.
“We put a lot of thought into who we align ourselves with and in a time of growth for us, it’s great to be able to flex our creative muscle with a project such as this and look to new and exciting opportunities to move into other avenues of design,” said Plunkett.
Photography: Mike Baker
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival vamff.com.au
The collaboration draws inspiration from Baccarat’s signature harcourt glass design, with each piece hand-crafted and requiring over 200 hours of man-power to create.
The midnight blue and clear crystal set has an illuminated board and is available as a limited edition.
Bernardo Bader Architects designed an Austrian chalet constructed from locally sourced pine & spruce that nods to the rich cultural heritage of the surrounding region.
Whilst the design remains contemporary, Bader was mindful of the historic ties to the Walser culture, one famed for migratory settlements in the region during the twelfth / thirteenth century, and settling in various pockets of the upper Alps.
By combining new building methods with traditional techniques the overall design of the structure is intended to uphold the authentic style of the original Walser dwellings – with a concrete substructure anchoring the building to the terrain, and rough-cut timber cladding on the exposed upper levels.
Our use of the wood was similar to how it would have been years ago – simple, first-hand and rough. The intentional rough planking together with the randomness of smaller and bigger windows generate an exciting facade game and (create) an intimate atmosphere inside, with framed views to the exterior.
Photography © Archive Architects // via @dezeen with original text by SNAP
Mayfair House by Squire and Partners architects features a leaf-inspired facade constructed from 4000 aluminium plates.
The original five level Georgian building remains original from the entry level, with the contemporary insertion is juxtaposed the traditional Mayfair architecture of surrounding structures.
Canadian architect / lighting designer Omer Arbel unveiled The 21 Series – a hand-formed porcelain lighting collection inspired by the form of barnacles on a rock – for his brand BOCCI at Euroluce during Milan Design Week 2013.
Like all BOCCI lights, collections are designed to be used as individual lamps or positioned in groups; and with each piece being hand-made, no two lamps are identical, allowing unique installations to be created.
A thin strip of porcelain is draped over a ‘sandblasted borosilicate glass inverted trumpet diffuser,’ creating shapes in varying sizes.
And enjoy the short video below which takes us behind the scenes on the photographic shoot above – in a rural cabin set in breathtaking Canadian surroundings!
Light artist James Turrell‘s installations fuse movements of colour and light within space, the works best experienced first hand with still imagery failing to capture the ‘experience’ of being in a constantly altering space.
The latest incarnation of Turrell’s SKYSPACE series, ‘The Colour Inside’ has been commissioned by public art program Landmarks at The University of Texas at Austin, with an elliptical white-plaster tower added to the existing campus roof. From the basalt bench rimming the internal walls, up to 25 visitors can experience the wonder of variable lighting, with the sky revealed via an oval opening in the ceiling, with viewers finding it often impossible to identify the sky from the ceiling.
Fusing sky, sun and chromatic saturation, custom programmed LED lights slowly morph hues of purple, pink, white, green and yellow – set to the backdrop of the constantly changing sky, visible through the circular aperture in the ceiling.
I’ve always wanted to make a light that looks like the light you see in your dream
Sebastian Errazuriz drew inspiration from a lamp at his grandmother’s home that curiously served as a perch to birds that had flown in via open windows.
Renowned for adding whimsical twists to familiar objects, the artist embellishd the chandelier with 50 taxidermied birds, a nod to fallen wildlife, and the birds that perished attempting to depart his grandmothers house, mistaking closed windows for an escape route!