Science Café and Library by Anna Wigandt
For today’s Monday Morning Photos we have a look at an Interior by and designer/photographer Anna Wigandt presenting a concept space that aims to stimulate and inspire people’s interest in the sciences. The Science Café and Library aims to combine informal and work environments to promote independent, gratifying learning.
Images courtesy of Anna Wigandt
To mark the opening of The Foundation Louis Vuitton, the French luxury house has commissioned one of our favorite architects, Frank Gehry to design their windows for Fall/Winter 2014-2015. A Pritzker Prize–winning architect, Gehry is to the world of structural design what Louis Vuitton is to the world of luxury and fashion. The Los Angeles based architect has lately been in news for designing the Louis Vuitton Foundation in the heart of Bois de Boulogne, Paris.
Here are a few images of the window displays, make sure to stop by your local Louis Vuitton store to check them out!
A series of curved metal structures inspired by the sailing and fishing boats as well the abstract works of the painter, Frank Stella will grace the windows of Louis Vuitton stores. Paying homage to the Canadian-American architect’s famous structures, these sail-themed windows will give an illusion of movement, as if they were floating in the wide open sea.
He has also designed a bag that is essentially a rectangular box with a bit of a twist. Gehry added, “I think a curve is feminine, and it just adds a feminine touch. We made 10 variations, but they loved that one. We all did.”
NEWH, INC. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the Hospitality Industry. It is our goal to further our
industry through scholarship and education. To that end the NEWH, Inc. is offering the Symmons Smart
Scholarship Design Competition to students who are pursuing careers affiliated in the Hospitality Industry
in Interior Design or Architecture. The scholarship winner will be presented with a $4,000.00 scholarship
award. The scholarship winner and sponsor will be honored at HD Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada in May 2015
(date and time to be announced). The scholarship recipient is required to attend the award presentation with
airfare and lodging provided.
Requirements for these scholarships are:
For today’s Monday Morning Photo(s) we have a A few designers that have been selected for two of three new “iconic” train stations in Paris that will be built as part of the Grand Paris Express ring-route rail project.
The Spanish architecture firm EMBT founded by Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue will design the Clichy-Montfermeil station in collaboration with French architects and engineers Bordas + Peiro, while Brazilian-born Paris-based Elizabeth de Portzamparc will design the Le Bourget station.
Images via www.dezeen.com
A Beautiful Furniture Line That Grows With Your Kid, From Baby To Teen
The cost of raising a child in the U.S. these days, from birth to 18? Over $300,000. Furniture design studio Dot and Cross, launched last month at the London Design Festival, aspires to reduce that parental burden with a collection of products that adapt over time as children grow from snuggle-worthy baby to sprawling teen.
Images via dotandcross.com
For today’s Monday Morning Photo’s we have a look at the newly completed Saint Laurent women’s boutique in Beverly Hills. Creative director Hedi Slimane was in charge of overall design of the ultra chic boutique, with about 10,000-square-foot to play with, the three-story store is the brand’s largest women’s unit in the world. An Art Deco mix of bright-super white interior and exterior walls, gray and white marble, polished brass fixtures and board-formed concrete floors, the space is dominated by a metal staircase on the street level, as well as shiny shelves along the left-hand wall that stock accessories five-levels high.
With its dramatic architectural features, vintage furniture, and one of a kind African-art pieces, the store is not only selling the latest runway looks, but also offers an exciting interior to buy it in.
Here are a few renderings courtesy of Saint Laurent via WWD
The concept Cliff House was designed to hang from extreme sections of coastal land in Australia.
The concept Cliff House would offer exceptional views of the Indian Ocean for couples who like to live life on the edge.
Australian architectural firm Modscape’s ambitious designs were inspired by the way a barnacle clings to the hull of a ship.
MIT Beaver Works / Merge Architects
From the architect. This multi-use research and collaboration space was developed for students, faculty, and technical professionals in the Tech Square hub near MIT’s campus in Cambridge. Beaver Works, a joint center for MIT Lincoln Laboratory and MIT School of Engineering, serves as a work space and showcase where students and faculty develop and test ideas for incorporation into the National Defense portfolio. Along with a research lab, the space incorporates a café/lounge area, meeting rooms, and a prototyping shop, where affiliates can carry out design/build research projects.
© John Horner Photography
Save the Date! Passport to Professionalism Event on October 11th
This annual student event focus on a variety of information from different disciplines to educate the students on the options they may have once they graduate from college.
Check out this open Space by Kplus Konzept, Cologne – Germany
In the basement of the Cologne Arcades kplus konzept implemented a new, individual Mall Design: something more flexible and open. The concept: No classic shop facades, instead an open arch structure – without the usual glass shop front – which ends the separation between shop and mall.
The icing on the cake for the Open Space: the master Pop-up Store. It served as the inspiration and location for the competition “Kalk’s next Pop-up Store” in which highly motivated new entrepreneurs could develop their dream shop together with kplus konzept. The prize: professional support until the opening of their store.
Photography by kratz photographie