Items filtered by date: March 2011
Monday, 11 April 2011 15:19

Lamped - D SIGNED BY

Lamped - D SIGNED BY Lamped is a modular, multi-functional, linear and sustainable lamp, designed by Irena Kilibarda. It uses OLED light sources or organic light emitting diodes, giving transparency, flexibility and wide surface luminosity. The joints and foot stand are of moulded steel and the OLED tiles are aluminium. The ball joints are similar to the ones found in a human body, they can move in many directions. Movable OLED tiles allow the user to create their own lighting ambience. Lamped can be painted…
Monday, 11 April 2011 15:11

Easy Pieces - BRÜHL

Easy Pieces - BRÜHL   The Easy Pieces sofa range by Kati Meyer-Brühl can be described as urban meets rural. The clear lines of the solid wood frames provide a contrast to the upholstery, which can be displayed in a mosaic of colour combinations. Pictured here is Pool, a sofa with dark and light blue cushions on a white lacquered frame. Also available is a matching stool, dining table and upholstered bench to create a complete interior eating and living area. The Easy Pieces…
Monday, 11 April 2011 10:57

Angel building video

Angel building video Architects AHMM's top-notch revamp of the Angel Buildng was highlighted by onoffice in April's issue. A fact that did not go unoticed by the good folks at lighting specialists Zumtobel who sent us this video on the building. The film explains how Zumtobel's went about lighting the building, the considerations and challenges thrown up by the stripped down concrete finish of the interior. To view click on "read more" below and to read our report on the Angel Building go…
Monday, 11 April 2011 10:28

Benjamin Hubert

Benjamin Hubert It’s a lot of pressure to be labelled one of Britain’s most promising design talents, as Benjamin Hubert knows. The resounding success of the 27-year-old’s inaugural collection at London Design Festival three years ago, along with the subsequent flurry of awards and publicity, would be enough to petrify even the sturdiest ego attempting to live up to the hype. So far, Hubert has managed to uphold his wunderkind status – but with ten products set to launch in Milan this…
Monday, 11 April 2011 10:13

Scotstoun House by Haa Design

Scotstoun House by Haa Design Imagined more as a ‘pavilion in a park’ than a ‘machine for living’, Scotstoun House certainly seems to embody more than a little poetry compared to most common-or-garden, single-storey, square-plan modernist offices. This probably has a lot to do with its verdant South Queensferry setting, nestled as it is into one side of the wall of an early-19th-century kitchen garden, which once enveloped the previous Scotstoun Estate country house. As for the modernist workplace itself, designed in 1962 by Peter…
Monday, 11 April 2011 09:50

Acrylicize new digs

Acrylicize new digs Art and interior specialists Acrylicize didn’t need to look far for their ideas when they were asked to inject some life into 81 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, an art deco civic building turned serviced office. The entrance installation, a 3D-collage of laser-cut MDF graphics, references the cultural heritage of the area, namely local architecture and landmarks as well as fashion, music and design icons, spanning an entire wall and dispersing onto another. Mixing shape, depth and detail, the graphics turn the…
Monday, 11 April 2011 08:54

Swarovski by James Langford Architects

Swarovski by James Langford Architects Woompf! It’s the scent that hits you first. We’re in Swarovski’s second-floor offices near London’s Piccadilly Circus and I suspect my nostrils are being treated to a very expensive kind of scented candle. Having outgrown its previous offices in nearby Conduit Street, the brief here was to create a vibrant space for both users and visitors alike. Visually, the reception area is bright white and sparkling, and the magpie in me doesn’t know where to look. There’s the Cascade chandelier…
Monday, 11 April 2011 08:33

Le Cube Orange

Le Cube Orange It’s impossible to miss Jakob+Macfarlane’s building: the Parisian architects’ bright orange cube bursts from its dreary industrial setting with unashamed vigour. While so much of today’s architecture frets over context, Le Cube Orange revels in fizzy exuberance. Its name, sounding a little like Del Boy franglais, is a misnomer. An enormous chunk bitten off the northwest facade, and a smaller nibble from another corner, shatter the regularity, and it’s all the more intriguing for it. This site undeniably needed a…
Tuesday, 05 April 2011 14:51

Newham tower gets green light

Newham tower gets green light Studio RHE has won planning from Newham Council for an £80 million mixed-use tower that includes commercial space on the ground floor. Called Silvertree, the 24-storey tower will be wrapped in aluminium bands on two elevations. The bands both protect from solar rays and will generate electricity from embedded photovoltaics. The building will house 161 flats and is due for completion at the end of next year.
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