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giant swings

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Wehberg installs gigantic 20 meter tall swings for Autostadt GmbH every year. One brilliant example where size does matter, no matter whatever you say… puny swing person.

 

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January 13, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Posted in architecture, fun

standardarchitecture’s niyang river visitor center

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Taking its cue from traditional Tibetian architectural techniques and local materials along with the bight Tibetian colours, standardarchitecture manages to modernise the Tibetian vernacular without losing its soul.

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January 5, 2011 at 12:17 pm

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hermès at the hotel lutetia

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RDAI was tasked with the latest Hermès boutique in the previous swimming pool of the Hotel Lutetia in Paris. Their solution of beautiful handcrafted wooden ‘huts’ with a flowing stairway leading into the shop is beautiful, immensely crafted and perfectly befitting of Hermès. via Contemporist

 

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December 16, 2010 at 10:55 am

usher hall

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What a stunning way to light up a spiral staircase! speirs + major eschewed the usual and expected chandelier and instead went with a modern “lighting shaft” that uses fluorescent tubes to great effect. via designboom

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November 24, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Posted in architecture, interior

centro abierto de actividades ciudadanas

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Some new work by Spanish architects ParedesPino Architects exploring the interesting relationship of scale of public spaces.

Its location close to the railway station of the AVE high speed train in Cordoba city can take advantage of this gap as a unique opportunity, giving the character and scale necessary to assume as a new focus of interest not only confined to the neighborhood, but as a magnet in conjunction with the city.We opted for a solution that allows a wide variety of uses. It offers a covered area, protected from the weather, which will house a temporary market two days a week and other activities at other times.It therefore poses a solution based on prefabricated circular elements that vary in height and diameter and arranged in a flexible manner to allow a similar vision of an urban forest of shadows. The parasols also solve the artificial lighting in the same item and allow drainage of water inside.

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August 31, 2010 at 10:22 pm

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the palettenpavillon

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A great example of how the humblest material can often yield the most  amazing results, Matthias Loebermann‘s structure is made up of piled up shipping wooden pallets, ground anchors and tie rods.


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August 26, 2010 at 4:21 pm

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moss walls

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Although currently just an installation by PUSHAK for the London Moss Your City exhibition, I am hoping to see this here at home where moss grows naturally anyway. Beautiful!

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August 9, 2010 at 1:55 am

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