Tuesday, November 30, 2010
A jigsaw of four main rooms surrounds the kitchen, each a unique experience dedicated to various artists from the 60’s London art scene. The ensemble of experiences connects to the London base, whilst offering a uniquely Melbourne complexity.......more
Whilst the school had not developed a brief of what this space might look like, they were convinced that if they were to attract and retain the right students, it would have to be a space where students were able to explore, discuss, search, study and socialise and where they would feel valued as Engineering students.
Woods Bagot worked with the School of Engineering to articulate the ambitions for the project in a ‘project vision’ which then, in effect, became the design brief. The space we have designed in response to that brief is an exciting, flexible work space made up of a number of zones, each enabling different learning modes, the whole facilitating the new pedagogies the school wishes to explore. The next step is working with the University to develop the future learning environment concept to meet the needs of other schools and campuses.....more
Linklaters LLP is one of five prominent UK law firms in the so-called “magic circle”. Over the past decade, Linklaters has undergone a major transformation to become a leading international law firm, and were named Middle Eastern Law Firm of the Year at the International Financial Law Review Middle East Awards.
Linklaters relocated their UAE headquarters to a 1200 m2 site in the newly opened Currency House, which forms part of the prestigious Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) district.
Woods Bagot was employed as the Lead Consultant and Interior Designer, procuring project management, cost consultancy and engineering services on behalf of the client. The client representative is based in New York and London, and our role was to deliver the project for the local management. Woods Bagot’s design reinterpreted the traditional law firm palette to provide a more open and transparent space promoting communication, team work and natural light. Private offices with glazed walls provide much needed quiet space for reflection, concentration and detail analysis whilst a well-equipped staff break out area provides additional collaborative space.
Ultimately, this project moved the client out of their established comfort zone and challenged them to pursue options that could increase productivity, staff retention, client appeal and sustainability whilst providing a working environment ahead of its peers and supporting their strategic growth plans. A dedicated client services zone was established front of house and is carefully designed to provide privacy and separation of client groups, whilst attaining transparency and access to premium DIFC views......more
Wesfarmers Limited is a major diversified Australian public company with operating business interests in a wide range of industries such as manufacturing, mining and insurance as well as private equity and others.
The objectives of the refit have been defined via a rigorous consultative process. The refit aims to:
- reflect the values of the individual Wesfarmers departments and the organisation
- encourage social interaction, build trust and teamwork leading to innovation and,
- support business growth
The work habits of individual departments has been investigated and analysed via the consultative process. An appropriate mix of social, team, internal and external meeting spaces are to be utilised in line with the company’s decision to move from enclosed offices to an open plan layout.....more
Monday, November 29, 2010
Retail Interior Design | Cynthia Leight Opticians | Los Angeles | California | Designed By Space International
PROJECT: Restaurant and lounge bar
SYSTEMS:P.I. Luca Pollastrini
BUILT AREA:200 sq m
CONTRACTOR: Michele Bianchi srl
The walls of Lucca, since the 1.500’s the architectural boundary between the ancient and new city, are experienced by residents as a public space and also an exhibition center and place where cultural events are held, with noted intellectual circles like the historical Caffè delle Mura. From here the competition for the transformation into a café-restaurant at the rampart of San Colombano, and the idea, expressed in the project proposal, is to make the life of the locale the protagonist in the life of the city. The transparency makes customers’ visits visible, and interprets the relationship between the interior “scene” and the vivid urban environment, while the oak floor boards allow, as in a theater stage, the recording also acoustically of customers’ presence. The same essence is used for the roof and the long bar counter, an organic layering of splinters that evoke Ceroli’s sculpture. The partitions between the reception and service spaces are made from treated iron, like sliding fixtures. The use of the materials, like the study of every other element, from furniture to lighting, helps to characterize the space as a “total design” of integration, respecting and harmonizing with the place’s history. The project is conceived so as to be completely reversible and detachable, bringing the rampart back one day to its original configuration......more
LOCATION: Campo San Maurizio - Venezia
PROJECT: Commercial exhibition
CLIENT: Tornabuoni Arte srl
STRUCTURES: Favero&Milan ingegneria
BUILT AREA:60 sq m
PROJECT: Commercial exhibition
CLIENT: Tornabuoni Arte srl
STRUCTURES: Favero&Milan ingegneria
BUILT AREA:60 sq m
Sunday, November 28, 2010
" The client in early 2009 requested Indyk Architects to create a new image for the V MAX brand of cinema auditoria. The image of vastness and.expansion,of adventure and event were the defining words.
The Bar space was also required to be renovated in line with the image developed.
A series of graphic panels backlit with LED strips was created. The LED strips illuminated the graphics, now created in 3D.
Backlit acrylic blue lozenges of space, float caught between lines of perspective, drawn to the edge of the black canyon space of V Max....
These panels line the walls leading to the actual VMAX cinemas, in various locations in Sydney and interstate."........more
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Everything you would expect from a luxury hotel in a small space – right inside the airport terminal, accessible from the public areas yet just a moments walk from check in and departure gates.
Two types of cabin were produced, premium and standard. Upper and lower standard cabins nest over each other in an ingenious space-saving way. The styling and ambience were influenced by business class cabins on airplanes to give a premium rather than confined feel; all cabins have showers, toilets and desks with internet access as well as great lighting and video on demand. The high quality materials, finishes and fittings are particularly noticeable. Occupancy rates are in excess of the predicted 100% in the currently completed Yotels, and the developed design has been met with critical acclaim as well as awards."...more
Design: E.G.A. - Stories
Description:Interior architecture, design and furniture
On the ground floor, a felt wall, a lacquered pink panel, luminescent cylinders and a perforated plexiglass wall present the products with a mild variation of colored lights......more
A private lounge and Perfume Bar are located upstairs.
Client:Procter & Gamble
Design:desgrippes-gobé / E.G.A.
Description: Interior architecture, design and furniture
Icebreaker's USA head office is located in Portland, Oregon and this store showcases the brand. Located on a busy pedestrian corner, a ribbon of carpet was treated as an extension of the public space of the city to connect the two street levels together. The twisted carpet loop offers a changing relationship as people move through the space and provides a sense of inhabitation and interaction.....more
A design was developed around the idea of a sewn shop, using organic forms that could be cut, curved and stitched. Shagpile carpet forms were used, which are soft, sculptural and engaging, while the remainder of the shop is treated in a crisper more rectilinear way, where lines and layers of shelving, natural images, product images and product have been built up. Entering Wellington Airport, the shop welcomes visitors with the large open end of its cross section. Moving through the shop the curving shagpile forms start to compress and envelop the shopper in a more intimate way. Light spills out between the gaps from the lighter interior into the darker arrival corridor accentuating the varying forms and inviting exploration.....more
White architectural foam is cut by hand to produce erosions and extensions of the sculpted walls and ceiling to create a varied landscape for the display of Richard Chai’s collection. The range of shelves, niches, hang bars and other moments embedded within the form encourage the designer’s curatorial eye for display. At the close of the temporary installation, the material was returned to the manufacturer and recycled into rigid foam insulation.....more
A pied-à-terre as permanent residence, Box/Box is an apartment for Snarkitecture partner Daniel Arsham. A 90 square foot private hideaway contained within a larger 2,500 square foot collaborative workspace, the project was conceived as an accelerated design/build experiment and was completed within a two-month period at a cost of less than $100 per square foot.
The selected site is an existing storage loft onto which the volume of the apartment sits like a gift balanced on a high shelf. Enclosed within this volume is a simple and economical program: a space for sleeping and dressing. A ladder at ground level leads upwards through a hatch concealed in the floor, entering a treehouse-like residence consisting of only a closet and a bed. A gradient of 25,000 spheres clad the walls, moving from dark to light as they meet the illuminated grid of the ceiling, made of translucent panels that reveal a hidden grid of spheres when backlit. This luminous ceiling, the skylight and the facing mirrors on opposite walls brighten and expand the room to create an illusory space that appears more expansive than actual size....more
to a mobile phone. By just placing it on the technological surfaces, he or she can make purchases by magically loading the real and virtual products into the transparent object - the actual, physical products are received at the cash desk. A "future ramp," where "future cubes" display upcoming products as holographs, takes customers to a metallic wing from which they approach the monolithic white bar and the lounge area.......more
photos: Paul Prader, Hans Georg Esch, Bruno Klomfar
Theater Interior Design | Yamaguchi Prefecture Pavilion | Yamaguchi | Japan | Kubota Architect Atelier
Total floor area:1319.50m2
Structure :Steel-frame construction.......more
Total floor area:562.04m2
Structure :Steel-frame construction
Kubota Architect Atelier
Friday, November 26, 2010
Taking its inspiration from the Alice in Wonderland checkerboard, the central area of the laundrette is clad in fabricated grass. Circular cut-outs in the walls reflect the bubbles of washing suds and double as seating. While wood inspired vinyl is used for both functionality and aesthetics.This interesting combination of materials generates a contrast with the washing machines, enhanced by the suspended ceiling, to create a unique and stimulating environment.....more
The brief was to create a relaxed corporate environment, achieved through a mix of stylish, comfortable break-out areas versus the more formal reception and meeting room spaces.
The open plan layout is designed to suit the ever-changing needs of an office environment. The flexible layout will significantly reduce future churn costs and work towards a continued environmentally sustainable work place.
The space planning provides equitable access to natural light for all staff, and the successful space efficacies have afforded a trafficable corridor around the perimeter.
The office layout reflects a corporate office culture that encourages staff interaction. We appreciate that not all productive work is carried out in meeting rooms and workstations.....more
Commissioned to design internal plans, finishes and fixtures to all areas, including combined lounge and dining, kitchen, study, bedrooms and basement wet areas; SMITH DESIGN STUDIO re-envisaged the house to a palette of oatmeal, white and cream, in harmony with the beauty of its surrounds.
Opening the house to the immaculate natural light, and emphasising natural elements in construction; from waxed, wide board oak flooring, honed travertine and limed timber joinery, SMITH DESIGN STUDIO created a retreat from the city and a liveable family haven.