The photographic series “Geometrie #1” is the signature work of architectural photographer Paolo Pettigiani. The collection highlights multum peculiar shapes of the buildings, as well as the graphical mosaic of colors and forms in the cityscape. They seem to be unreal, almost kept in cubic concept. The images give an impression to be situated in different realm as the part of the ‘non-place’ location, stored somewhere in our imagination. In fact, the pictures are captured in real locations though. The photographer wanted to express the idea of relevant place showcasing minimalistic geometry as a result. Continue reading “PHOTOGRAPHY: Minimal Geometry by Paolo Pettigiani.”
Brooksbank & Collins’ Boullee Table – exquisite in form and distinguished in concept. Continue reading “DESIGN: Intergalactic table by Brooksbank & Collins.”
The captivity of minimalism in the urban images is a very interesting topic for photography. The idea of eclectic imagery of the cityscape was captured by photographers Nick Frank and Jeannette Hägglund. The result was stunning, not only because of the lucid architectural elements, but also the juxtaposition of the vivid spectrum of colors, shapes and structures in modern cities. The locations were also selectively splendid – Copenhagen and Malmö that are the cradles of the architectural wonders in Scandinavia.
At first sight, it looks like a meticulous construction that was created with the passion to every single detail and impressive knowledge about technology and design. Continue reading “DESIGN: Kinetic ‘Insecta’ Lamps by U-Ram Choe.”
The captivating design of the Research Pavilion at the University of Stuttgart recalls numerous possible connotations because of the characteristic shape. Continue reading “ARCHITECTURE: The Research Pavilion at the University of Stuttgart.”
Mesmerizing images of Michele Durazzi coalesce architecture, minimalism of photography and surrealism of cityscapes. The Florence – based artist created this project “What is metaphysics” after the idea of a philosophical work by Martin Heidegger. The zoom-in geometry, 3D images, surreal minimalism and architecture are about to showcase blurring borders between the fantasy and reality. The concept of minimalism is cleverly captured the by base of white and blue colors. There are numerous elements that sustain the fairy-tale like cityscape merging with the nature : a vortex in the public square, clad elevation accompanied with the water reflection, a circular swimming pool seen from aerial view and many more. Just take a look!
Designers’ Duo Nara Papakaliati & Vaya Nikolakopoulou (NAYA Fashion Design) together with Anna Moraitou (Anna Moraitou Design) seek for innovative concept while working on wooden inspirations. They went beyond the standard of classic fashion and introduce structures of modern industrial design. Continue reading “FASHION DESIGN: NAYA Fashion Design – WOODEN DESIGN MERGING FASHION AND ARCHITECTURE.”
Guangzhou Opera House Zaha Hadid Architects. Continue reading “ARCHITECTURE: Guangzhou Opera House Zaha Hadid Architects.”
The mystic futurism of Kofta Bags is not only mesmerizing in it’s concept, but also highly innovative in it’s functionality, The idea of the collection is based on Marcel Proust saying “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes”. Continue reading “FASHION: The mystic futurism of KOFTA BAGS.”
Design Museum Holon by Ron Arad Architects.
The absorbing shape of Design Museum Holon unveils the dynamism of curvaceous external envelope and resembling box-like shape. Acting as a visual key to the observer, the bands represents the spine to the construction of the building. The five dominant bands are made of Corten steel structure that presents the illusion of waving. This is the first building in Israeli that is dedicated to express the concept of Design in the city.
The Amangiri Resort and Spa in southern Utah, is a collaboration between three architects: Marwan Al-Sayed, Wendell Burnette and Rick Joy. Continue reading “DESIGN: The Amangiri Resort and Spa.”
For her FW1516 collection, Lisa Vanback launches two architectural and minimalist bags revealed by a new pattern « UnderC », engraved with laser on calfskin leather stemming from vegetable tanning.
The designer realized a carrier bag and a clutch bag. The clutch bag gets a removable and adjustable shoulder strap for the day or evenings, an inside pocket with a zip close, a flap with a magnet and a 100% cotton lining.The carrier bag, for those who prefer more volume, gets an inside zip pocket and its lining is in cotton.
Declined in the three range color Carbon Black, Mahogany Brown and Off-white, their are completely made in France according to the art artisan tradition, and always in association with Bettenfeld-Rosenblum studio.
Zephyr – Zaha Hadid Architects
Imaginative furniture designed by Zaha Hadid Architects is the result of the inspiration coming from the patternsof erosion – mingled and fluid banks of sofa that can be joined in various configurations. This flexible design forms an innovative idea that has strong communicative factor.
As Hadid explains: “When I was doing plans years ago, people always said ‘what kind of furniture will you put against this kind of curved wall?’ So it emerged from that – this idea of making islands or spaces in a modulated form, a sequence or a fluid movement within a space.”
The Aria by MHN Design Union in Bondi Junction, Australia.
Images via architizer.com
ASIA NOTE BY ANDY LONG HOANG FOR FTV INDOCHINA MAGAZINE
Magazine: FTV INDOCHINA MAGAZINE
Editorial: Asia Note
Photographer Andy Long Hoang
Styling by Marek Matwiejczuk
“Our focus is on enhancing people’s lives through architecture” – the main keynote of the Australia F2 Architecture company that push the boundaries between dreams and reality of architecture and design. The idea of a floating house was initiated to break the rules of gravity from the specific point of view. The house is located in the uphill area of coastal waters and gives the impression of suspension above the Fairhaven Beach and the Great Ocean Road. The illusion of the floating house is based on the huge 130 feet pole that lifts the building up in place. That’s the reason why the house is called ” The Pole House” resulting in one-of-a-kind experience with the picturesque view of the coastline in Australia.