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Saturday, October 31, 2009
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Monday, October 12, 2009
Built in 2005 by Rem Koolhaas’ OMA in the city of Porto, Portugal the Casa da Música is, without a doubt, a significant architectural statement — further emphasised by its intense angles and towering presence. By using the building as a visual source, Stefan Sagmeister created a dynamic, faceted and endlessly varied identity — all literally speaking.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
World Beach Project was conceived as a global drawing project; a stone drawing project that would speak about time, place, geology and the base instinct of touch. Drawings made on shorelines all over the world, which although erased by the next tide or rains, would be collected within the V&A to become a permanent record of the individual human desire to make pattern.
To pick up a rock, is to touch base. Touching stones gives us a primal, spiritual connection with the earth. When we handle a stone, wProxy-Connection: keep-alive
hold in our hands a small drawing, a tiny piece of the map; we are holding time.
The shape of the Gaudi Stool was created in the same way Proxy-Connection: keep-alive
at Antoní Gaudi designed the structure of his churches, by making a model of hanging chains, so letting gravity determine the strongest and most logical shape for withstanding forces.
The Gaudi-stool was part of the furnistructure project. In the Furnistructures project was researched how lightweight products can be designed. This is design by studio greene
Materials & techniques:
A thin shell made of carbon fiber deals with the compressive forces. A beam-grid substructure resists bending of the shell. The substructure was made using rapid-prototyping techniques, in order to achieve the needed complexity. The rapid-prototyped structure was then used as a mold for the carbon-fiber laminates. This combining of these two high-tech techniques decreased costs of both of them, and made them applicable in a product.
carbon-composite, polyamide. 1kg.
The project includes a series of designs for furniture.
Of these unrealized designs, the Gaudi-chair is currently being developed in cooperation with Dutch research institute TNO