The transformation of this small apartment has above all been strategic: Decompartmentalize the place so as to fit out an open plan and elude the demand of an extra room by placing right in the centre of its space a suspended white cube generating playful and unusual situations.
Ministry of Design began by de-familiarizing the distinction of a reception counter by turning it into a pantry bar, meeting table cum play table. A 10m long sculptural bar formed out of solid surface becomes a magnet for interaction and activity on a daily basis as well as during special functions.
CircleBath is Foster + Partners’ first hospital and the first in a programme of new independent hospitals which offer a radical departure from orthodox approaches to hospital planning. After a period of commissioning, CircleBath is expected to open to patients in early 2010.
The proposal consists of an underground space which allows the exploration of the ruins, and an exhibition thereof. This will create a fantastic re-creation of the original construction space, which will be open to the public.
All dolls are truly unique and have the name of the child who made it up or a name that was given to it by the child. It involves all aspects of the social and cultural facts found in Sri Lanka and involves all aspects of the manufacturing methods of the company (SELYN) as well as the dreams and visions these people have.
Five new kiosks designed by individuals, experts in their own fields (fashion, photography amongst others) translate their design ethos to each of these kiosks. At night, depending on the translucency of the material, the kiosks become illuminated “lanterns”.
“This account reveals which is never mentioned in books on architecture: the errors to avoid, and a few handy hints to young architects who, like us, have decided to launch themselves into the grownup world of architecture. It is a sort of illustrated diary detailing the various episodes of our journey as well as those of certain agencies who have accompanied us. It reveals to what point the profession, its tools and technologies are undergoing change, and explains the vital role played by communication in the growth of an agency…”
Tutti a tavola, an exhibition in Milan from April 14 to May 10 2010, invites us to celebrate the art and culture of Italian food rituals. It is the result of the collaboration of a wide range of designers, chefs, artists and curators. The settings of the exhibition, designed by David Kohn Architects places the visitor in the context of the conviviality ritual of food.