Israeli residence in a new light

This new house in Israel, by Pitsou Kedem Architects, has a very interesting interplay of light and shadows, concrete and steel surfaces, and open and closed spaces. The residence is located in Savion, just a short drive from Tel Aviv and was designed for a single person as a space to live and entertain, wouldn’t you like to have a birthday party here?

 

 


Photography: Amit Geron

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Movie Night

The residents of this house in Germany, designed by Roger Christ, can use one of the flat white exterior walls on the top floor, as a screen to project movies on to, how cool is that?

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Architecture by Roger Christ

Photography by Thomas Herrmann

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Mechanics Garage turned Retail/Bar

Check out this awesome project by designer John Berg who transformed a former mechanics garage into a multi-functional event/performance space, bar and retail store in Brooklyn, NY, for creative collective Kinfolk Studios.

Kinfolk was created in 2008 by a group of friends from New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo, Japan. The main concept of a “Kinfolk life” came from their desire to create products and experiences they’d imagine but couldn’t find to purchase. Combining experience from a variety of disciplines, the group set out to source the highest quality designers, builders and techniques to develop lasting products and unique experiences.

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The project is located in the Wythe Avenue corridor in Williamsburg Brooklyn, a slowly gentrifying neighborhood composed of mostly low rise industrial buildings which support local manufacturing. The corridor is also home to Kinfolk Studios.

As an organization, Kinfolk is a creative collective that uses their space at 90 Wythe Ave for various functions not the least of which are coffee shop, bar and restaurant.

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Photography by Edward Caruso

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Monday Morning Photo(S) Spring 2015

For today’s Monday Morning Photos we have a look at a series of eye catching window displays for luxury brand Hermès by Parisian design duo Rémy Clémente and Morgan Maccari, otherwise known as Bonsoir Paris.

The design concept for the latest store-front spectacle, ‘Metamorphosis’, also served as the Hermès theme for 2014 and was the only word in the design brief. The designers translated their conceptual idea into that most changeable and universal of earthly elements, water, to create a sequence of five fluid and flowing tableaux, in color combinations based on blue warmed with violet, pink and coral tones.

 

 

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Fun Events in SF this Weekend!

Here are a few fun things you might want to check out this weekend before school starts:

OMCA’s launching a new weekly pop-up store with work by local artists and designers during Friday Nights @ OMCA—and we want to feature YOU! We are calling all artists who are interested in selling their creations; anything from jewelry and ttextiles to pottery and photography. PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is for local artists who are able to be present at the Museum to sell their work from 5-8:30 pm during an upcoming Friday Nights @ OMCA.

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Calling All Artists. Sell your work at Friday Nights at OMCA.

Lets go Bowling Saturday January 24th  12- 3 PM

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Autodesk Artists in Residence Art Show: 3D Kinetic Sculptures | Pier 9

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE* 
Pier 9 | Embarcadero and Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94111

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Visit the Academy of Science

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Capture ‪#‎SF‬’s icon in our Instagram ‪#‎AAUGoldenGate‬ photo contest for a chance to win a $50 Apple gift card! Most striking and creative image wins! Contest rules:

1. Follow academy_of_art on Instagram
2. Take your best pic of the Golden Gate Bridge
3. Tag #AAUGoldenGate and share your post by 2.16.15

Our expert panel will determine the $50 Apple gift card winner based on appeal and creativity. The winner will be notified via ‪#‎Instagram‬ direct message and will also be credited for their image. The winner may provide their full name and image title, if they wish to receive credit, once they have been notified.

For full contest rules, please visit:http://www.academyart.edu/socialmediarules

And don’t forget that ‪#‎spring‬ semester is almost here! Classes are available ONLINE and in beautiful San Francisco. Last day to register 2.2.15: http://bit.ly/1ujfKeh

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An Architect’s Modern Retreat in Brazil

We love the home of Brazilian architect Marcos Acayaba in the suburbs of Sao Paulo,  its sweeping concrete roof and walls of glass and how modern it look for the time it was built, he was only 28 years old and the house was completed in 1975. He is considered a pioneer of modernism in his home country.

Photos via ElleDecor.com

 

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Monday Morning Photo(S) Barcelona Edition

For today’s Monday Morning we have a look at the world of desserts, cakes and sweets and the magic of fairy tales, all taken out of context and scale, form la Dolca, the new area for desserts inside Tickets Restaurant in Barcelona.

According to Albert Adriá: “I wanted to create a new space that would organize and complement the desserts available at Tickets, and I thought it would be a good idea to base this on children’s stories where the desserts have a special role”.

Oliver Franz Schmidt and Natali Canas del Pozo came up with a fruit ceiling taken out of context and scale, akin to the worlds of Alice in Wonderland or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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Tom Dixon Sandwich, London, UK

Sandwich by Tom Dixon is a celebration of modern Britain, reflected all the way from the interiors to the menu. The restaurant space has been created by the celebrated British interior designer Tom Dixon, and showcases the very latest in his design and sits on the third floor of luxury department store, Harrods. The design inspiration and concept influences comes from London clubhouse’s with a palette of deep, rich emerald greens, burgundies and dark blues. Dixon’s hand is most visible in his signature brass lighting fixtures, that overlook marble topped tables, punctured mental screens and club chairs. Happy Friday!




Photos via Wallpaper Magazine

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Microsoft Technology Pavilion

The blocks of color that make up the Microsoft logo and the Windows 8 interface formed the basis of this temporary pavilion in located in Russia, and created for the technology giant by architecture studio Nowadays

Microsoft Technology Pavilion by Nowadays

Rather than designing a simple box pavilion for the 25-by-30-metre plot, the architects decided to break the space up into smaller squares and rectangles, and used these as the framework for an assortment of smaller volumes surrounding a central courtyard.

Microsoft Technology Pavilion by Nowadays

Microsoft Technology Pavilion by Nowadays

Photography is by Ilya Ivanov via Dezeen.com

 

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Monday Morning Photo(s)

Monday Morning Photos; a look at the amazing lobby design at the W hotel  Mexico City, winner in the 34th annual Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design that happened last month in New York designed by NemaWorkshop, using the concept of  mystery and illusion. 

Throughout the lobby, NemaWorkshop used Polanco neighborhood as a backdrop, developing a design saturated by colors, shapes and textures, paying homage to Mexico City’s rich history. A pyramid, with hidden messages only visible at night, greets guests in the lobby and intimate pockets with laser-cut screens and chairs with backings reminiscent of a mask conceal VIP guests.

 

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