High-rise towers often lack common spaces that give people a reason to bump into each other or hang out informally… This building is different.
The 24-story building is grouped into mini-communities of similar apartment types
Common spaces include a communal dining room, a bike-repair facility, a roof terrace, and on the top floors of the building, a triple-height indoor garden.
Residents also share an inner courtyard
Housing designed to help people make friends makes high-rise living even more attractive.
A new design for a 24-story residential tower focuses on the social interaction of its residents.
The architects, C.F. Møller and Brut, wanted the design to encourage people to meet their neighbors.
All images: C.F. Møller & Brut
We love to see flowers in our homes but there is a trend going on of flowers being used in very absurd places…and we love it! #FlowerPower.
Here are a few innovative ways of using flowers.
Flowers in Beards:
Flowers as walls.. We saw this a several fashion shows in Paris and…hate to say it but, also at Kim K’s wedding:
Flowers in vintage suitcases:
Flowers in Shoes:
Flowers in Fountains:
Flowers taking over Buildings:
Signage made out of Flowers:
Flowers in Vintage Chairs:
We pretty much have seen it all in Office Design, but according to New York-based architecture firm Juhyunkim Architecture PC, the workplace of the future is a park. “To transform the workplace into more public and social space, we believe the park provides the perfect clues,” the designers write in a submission to “Space Forward,” an ideas competition sponsored by 1407 Broadway, a Manhattan workspace.
Could the Office of the future be a park?
Save the Date, as a part of IIDA NC San Francisco City Center Summer Excursions Program, they would like to cordially invite you to experience the inner workings of Luna Textiles.
Join them for drinks, appetizers and a tour of Luna’s design offices and warehouse, followed by a talk given by Luna’s director of design.
RSVP to: email@example.com
San Francisco City Center
Date: Jul 30, 2014
RSVP By Date:
@ Luna Textiles SF, 2415 Third Street, Suite 280
Check out Cloud, the latest design by multidisciplinary designer Richard Clarkson, an interactive light shaped like a cumulus cloud that simulates a thunderstorm both in light and sound based on external input from either a remote control or motion sensors. From Clarkson’s website:
The Cloud is an interactive lamp and speaker system, designed to mimic a thundercloud in both appearance and entertainment. Using motion sensors the cloud detects a user’s presence and creates a unique lightning and thunder show dictated by their movement. The system features a powerful speaker system from which the user can stream music via any Bluetooth compatible device. Using color-changing lights the cloud is able to adapt to the desired lighting color and brightness. The cloud also has alternative modes such as a nightlight and music reactive mode.
Check out the video below to see how it works:
Cloud from Richard Clarkson on Vimeo.
We have talked about Pop-up furniture stores, cosmetics and clothing being a huge trend in retail design but today we have something that we keep seeing more and more around the world, beachfront Pop-up libraries, according to the Atlas Obscura the intellectual trend is spreading all over the world.
Here are some photos of some Pop-up libraries around the world, hopefully we see some of these in California soon!
Go ahead grab a book!
Tel Aviv, Israel
Veronica Martinez Design collaborates on the “Pop up Garden” by Monamour Natural Design at the Westin Palace Madrid. Her furniture pieces merge the world of design and sculpture, and are inspired by nature.
We can see the use of organic shapes and soft lines throughout her pieces. Very simple yet with a lot of character.
Announcing this year’s premier East Bay event!
The second annual Design in Motion Charity Gala will benefit a very special cause: Laura Guido Clark’s Project Color Corps. Hosted by the IIDA East Bay City Center, this event will celebrate forward motion and the power of color and it’s ability to transform. Project Color Corps is a non-profit organization that uses color & pattern to impart positive messages of hope and optimism by painting inner city neighborhoods and schools.
Guest Speaker: Laura Guido Clark
Laura Guido-Clark is the principal of Laura Guido-Clark Design, LLC, a multiple disciplinary design studio that specializes in improving the human experience – through color, materials, finish and pattern. Her insights and honed process have defined her role as an experience consultant to help her clients connect with their consumers in a meaningful way. As a result of her expertise, Laura has been invited to speak both nationally and internationally on design and the creative process, and was an expert design blogger for Fast Company magazine.
In 2011, Laura fulfilled a lifelong dream and founded Project Color Corps™, a nonprofit organization dedicated to painting urban neighborhoods with color and pattern that impart positive messages of optimism and hope.
Last year’s Design in Motion Charity Gala benefitting the Wheelchair Foundation
DESIGN in MOTION
A Charity Gala benefitting Project Color Corps.
East Bay City Center
Ends: 9:00pmRSVP By Date:
July 9th, 2014
Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
Member Price $80.00
Non-Member Price $100.00
Student Price $25.00
Student Non-Member Price $30.00