SOURCE: FRO DESIGN CO STORE
SOURCE: FRO DESIGN CO STORE
Architizer [that awesome and innovative architecture site] is now on Life + Times, which is the new editorial enterprise started by none other than Mr. Shawn Carter, also known as Jay-Z and Mr. Beyonce Knowles. Every week they’ll be submitting architecture content with flow better the man himself > see here for the first installment that features the epic cantilever below, by Kelsey Keith.
Time for some urban gardening.
Project for the South terminal at Barcelona Airport consisting of two buildings under a single roof containing check-in and boarding activities on different levels. The new terminal is expected to handle up to 25 million passengers a year through its 49 fingers, a TGV station and connections to the railway and the new subway line.
Something epic for London is half completed…
The 70-story mixed use tower even while under construction is the tallest building in London’s skyline. Adjacent to London Bridge Station, the building offers increased density to a major public transport node, a key to and suggestive of future London development. London based architectural photographer Andy Spain shared with us photographs he took a few weeks ago of The Shard under construction. Be sure to take a look at our previous coverage of The Shard.
I do love a good fold, Architizer goes into more detail about this concept that breaths new life into an old castle..
The principle of “furcation” provided a basis for the concept of this project. Furcation originates from the Latin name furca – fork, it indicates the branching of rivers into two or more creeks with almost the same profile.
The new access to the castle and the internal circulation was all carried out in accordance with this principle. Also corresponding to the furcation principle is the coverage of the building and the route organization, which is based upon the definition of one main path. This starts at the beginning of the bridge, splits up inside the building, and eventually comes together again in the courtyard.
The design of the entrance construction, clad in perforated steel sheets, serves as an indication, focusing the gaze and framing the surrounding nature for the visitors.
THE CUBE – dining with a view – is a pavilion designed by Park Associati to house an itinerant restaurant commissioned by Electrolux. Designed to be placed in unexpected and dramatic European locations, it will be launched in Brussels on April 1st, 2011 where it will sit atop of the Parc du Cinquantenaire, close to the headquarters of the European Community.
Where else would you like to see this dramatic form located?
Much more to this sleek refined furniture than meets the eye… Designer Pages goes into more detail:
Unless you’re well-versed in Japanese theories, the different veneers, organic pigments, stone, steel, oak and leather of the Alternative collection designed by Joan Lao for Luminaire may just look lovely, and that’s it. But to anyone familiar with the Japanese theory of Wabi-sabi - a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience - it is clear that Lao’s collection follows this idea perfectly. By embracing what they consider ”the beauty found in the natural variations of materials and surface textures”, the simplicity of Alternative takes shape.