The Belgian architects duo Gijs Van Vaerenbergh (BE) built a see-through church for Borgloon. Reading between the Lines is 10 metres high and consists of 100 stacked layers of steel plate in the shape of a church of Loon. The construction weighs a whopping 30 tons. The special way of construction makes the landscape always visible throughout the church, from far away and up-close. The church is therefore present but also absent in the landscape.
Drift by Snarkitecture
An entrance pavilion for Design Miami/ 2012, Drift creates an unexpected moment within the context of the familiar white vinyl tent, reformulating the material to create a floating environment. Inflated tubes are bundled together to create a topographical landscape in suspension: an ascending mountain above and an excavated cavern below. These long cylinders are arranged vertically to infill the area of the entrance courtyard, and then lifted to create areas of circulation and rest for the visitors entering and exiting the structure.
Guests can lounge amongst orange trees and a water basin in the secluded courtyard of this dreamy Portuguese guesthouse by Jordi Fornells and Rolf Heinemann of Vora Arquitectura.
The communal living rooms of Villa Extramuros open out onto the central courtyard and the dining room has a terrace that faces the surrounding fields and olive trees.
The five guest suites are located on the first floor and each have their own private terrace, two of which overlook the nearby Arraiolos Castle.
After going across a thin plant screen, we slowly walk down through the flowers and the soil. An internal world is revealed; its soft curves cocoon and guide us. The plants offer as many smells as they do colors. Our senses are excited. We wrap ourselves into space towards the image of our condition, towards the structuring signal. Further below, sheltered from any hazard, we are taken in the center of the symbol and, unscathed, we contemplate. (from the Project description)
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A-cero shedding light
The new lamp design by A-cero is a conceptual abstraction of Murano´s classic lamp. The lamp consists of several rectangular pieces of different size in vertical arrangement, made of different types of glass and mirrors duplexer.
This set of volumes, transparency, brightness and colors creates a magical atmosphere, the projected reflections become an abstract and changing image.
Golden Moon is an enormous temporary architectural structure that mimics a giant lantern. The geodesic dome was designed by architects Kristof Crolla and Adam Fingrut as part of this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival at Lee Kum Kee Lantern Wonderland in Hong Kong.
On October 1st in Paris, Regine club hosted the NY NY Party aka THIS IS NEW YORK. Nocturnal rendezvous for fashion, the event had invited Olivier Rousteing creators, Anthony Vaccarello, Christopher Kane, and the top Arizona Muse and Kanye West. Pictorial review of the evening by Saskia Lawaks via French Vogue. Click HERE to see more.
Plane Text in Miami
Miami’s Art Basel Week is pretty much the only thing keeping Florida from plunging into the seventh circle of conservative hell. Celebrating its 11th edition December 6-9, Art Basil will host works by over 2000 contemporary artists in Miami’s coveted Design District.
Appropriately set during the least humid month in Florida, Art Basel is an ultimate combination of Will Smith-esque fun and high brow visual content. Since festival goers can’t possibly intake all the creative awesomeness while recovering from post gallery hangovers, the executive folks over at Morgans Hotel Group, Van Wagner Communications and Art Basel have figured out an alternative way to pump their audiences with even more creative awesomeness. It’s called “Plane Text,” and if you guessed that it will have something to do with planes you are right.