Angular Concrete House

This angular concrete and larch house blends seamlessly into a Tonsberg neighborhood in Norway.

The skillful integration of indoors and outdoors was the architects’ driving concept behind the design of this new house. The whole house, including the roof, is made to blend with the existing topography of the area.



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Monday Morning Photo(s)

For today’s Monday Morning Photos, we have a look at the work of Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, who has created an installation in Paris’ Jardins des Tuileries composed of suspended metal cubes and plants, for the FIAC art fair.

A void in the center represents the “living area”, with formal entrances at either side and lots of other access points if “one doesn’t mind lowering their head,” said a statement from Fujimoto.

Many Small Cubes installation by Sou Fujimoto

Many Small Cubes installation by Sou Fujimoto

Many Small Cubes installation by Sou Fujimoto

Many Small Cubes installation by Sou Fujimoto

Many Small Cubes installation by Sou Fujimoto

Many Small Cubes installation by Sou Fujimoto

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Monday Morning Photo(s)

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

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Frank Gehry for Louis Vuitton

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.

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 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.”

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NEWH Scholarship

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:
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Monday Morning Photo(S)

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.

Clichy-Montfermeil metro station by EMBT

Clichy-Montfermeil metro station by EMBT

Clichy-Montfermeil metro station by EMBT

Clichy-Montfermeil metro station by EMBT

Clichy-Montfermeil metro station by EMBT

Images via www.dezeen.com

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Kids to Teen Furniture Line

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

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Monday Morning Photo(s) Beverly Hills Edition

 

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

 

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Cliff House in Melbourne

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.

Cliff House

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MIT Beaver Works / Merge Architects

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.

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