Project: MOD Office
Project: MOD Office
Project: Mundvoll Café + Grocery Store
Design Firm: Joint Perspectives
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Use: Café/Grocery Store
Total Area: 79sqm
Material used: Plywood, wooden crates, metal & paint
Furniture: Joint Perspectives ( designed + custom made)
Bar: layered plywood, color stained wood, colored metallic basket
Shelves: plywood structure cladded along the colored magnetic metal strip (for price tags)
Menu: magnetic black board
Project: D’espresso cafe
Design firm: Nema Workshop
Location: Madison Ave, Manhattan, New York
floor, wall & ceiling: sepia-toned full size photograph of books printed on custom tiles
back-drop wall: frosted glass
Project: Kolumba Art Museum
Designer: Peter Zumthor
Location: Cologne, Germany
” The new Kolumba Art Museum designed by Peter Zumthor transfers the sum of the existing fragments into one complete building.”
” The warm grey brick of the massive building unite with the tuffs, basalt and bricks of the ruins. Inside the building a peaceful courtyard takes the place of a lost medieval cemetery. The sixteen exhibition rooms possess the most varying qualities with regard to incoming daylight, size, proportion und pathways. What they all have in common is the reduced materiality of the brick, mortar, plaster and terrazzo in front of which will appear the works of art.”
Porcupine, a collaboration between New York based architect Eduardo Benamor Duarte and Caterina Tiazzoldi, is a chair designed explicitly for hotel lobbies, restaurants, airports and other waiting areas.
The chair is parametrically generated from a logic inspired by the fractal growth of a shell and different versions of it can be produced to precisely fit a room.
The whole thing is surfaced in felt without any crossbracing. The felt, however, is reinforced from the inside with fiberglass.
The prototypical version of the chair was designed for the reception space of the Altis Hotel in Lisbon.
In the summer of 2007, Localarchitecture and architect Danilo Mondada were awarded the contract to renovate the mother house of the Deaconess Community of St-Loup.
Localarchitecture, which has a special interest in timber construction and new structural solutions, has been exploring traditional and contemporary wood construction techniques. The architects suggested workin in partnership with Hani Buri & Yves Weinand and the team developed a structure using timber panels, which makes it possible to cover large areas with fine sections. The shape was generated using computer software that calculates the load-bearing structure, determines the dimensions and transmits this information to the machine that cuts out the 6-cm thick timber panels.
“ Built directly on the ground, the new chapel blends subtly and delicately with the landscape. The structure, which lies along the axis of the east-west valley and is open at each end, lets in plenty of natural light. Interpreting the traditional layout of protestant churches, the design creates a space whose horizontal and vertical dimensions vary via a series of origami-like folds, which give rhythm to the interior and exterior of the building. The folded volume generates a wide horizontal space at the entrance, before closing in and rising up to become vertical towards the centre of the chapel. Each fold in the facade reflects the light differently and thus emphasizes the progression and elongation of the volume. The structure punctuates the interior space, while creating an atmosphere conducive to reflection.”
Transparent plastic panels in the gable side facades, covered with fabric, allow natural light to enter the chapel. The frame of columns and diagonals resembles the structure of a stained-glass window.
project: rucksack house
designer: stefan Eberstadt
total area: 9 sqm
The Rucksack house is a walk-in sculpture with its own spatial quality, which is also an attempt to explore the boundary between architecture and art. This can be transformed into a house extension, as a cheaper and faster alternative to usual extensions.
While still being inside a private atmosphere filled with light, one has the impression of floating outside of the confines of the actual dwelling above the public space. Folddown furnishings and a multitude of built-in openings on the inside provide extra living space with direct daylight. Sections of the walls unfold, with the help of hidden magnets, into a desk, shelves, and a platform for reading or sleeping.
The Rucksack box is suspended from steel cables that are anchored to the roof or to the facade of the existing building. The construction is a welded steel cage with a light birch veneered plywood interior cladding. The outside cladding is exterior grade plywood with an absorbent resin surface punctuated by plexiglas inserts. Lifted up in place with the help of a crane, the house can be dismantled and relocated.
The project had been assembled in three German locations: Leipzig, Köln and Essen.