“Selective Insulation” is a project by the architects Davidson Rafailidis. They developed this small study as a room in a room, which is in a big difficult to heat, old school building. The shape is defined by a few parameters: the daylight conditions, 2 people need a minimum of 4m² desk-related office space and they wanted to have desk, a window and a way to enter/exit. The whole framework is quite simple and wrapped with an insulating layer of double-ply bubblewrap.
found at dezeen
“Wall-Through-Wall Carpets” are a product of Carpets for Buildings.
A wall-through-wall-carpet is the result of design strategy for buildings in which the floor plan and the perception of space are the basic principles. With the use of computer-controlled carpet printing machines it is possible to create special visual and spheric effects for the building in combination with a carefully executed carpeting plan.
The colors are wild.
“Mat, Satiné, Brillant” is the title of the Maison Martin Margiela installation in Milan. It is the introduction of the Maison Martin Margiela furniture collection and interior design and architecture services. The installation is an exact reproduction of the Interior Design workshop of the Paris Headquarters, where all stores, showrooms, and architectural projects are conceived.
I think most of it is very average. The trompe l’oeil doors, the table made of many trestles and the shelves made of brackets (in the second photo) are the best items.
found at yatzer
Paco is white 3m x 3m x 3m cube designed by Jo Nagasaka & Sschemata Architecture Office Ltd. It offers the minimum equipement to live on such a small space; it has a hammock, a table, a toilet, a shower,Â … You can open the roof or place it where ever you want. It would be nice to lay in the hammock on nice beach right now.
Goshka Macuga was one of the 4 nominees for the Turner Price 2008. She presented these 3 installations called “Haus der Frau 1″, “Haus der Frau 2″ and “Deutsches Volk – deutsche Arbeit”, beside other work. They are based on the collaboration between Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich during the 20ies and 30ies. “Haus de Frau 1″ & “Haus der Frau 2″ are actually displays to present textiles, just like Mies van der Rohe & Lilly Reich did. “Deutsches Volk – deutsche Arbeit” was actually designed by Mies van der Rohe & Lilly Reich for an exhibtion to promote German glass.
In this video Goshka talks about her work and exhibition at the Tate Galery.