Author: Design Guru

viereck’s ‘house t’ coalesces its interior living space with the surrounding nature

the concept for the ‘house t’ began with the owners, who are a gardener and a florist by profession, and had the idea of building an airy tree house — living among treetops, so that you don’t have to look at the plants, trees and flowers just from below — in the northeastern region of austria. the design team has a working background with this kind of floating concept, and so the idea of a house lifted above the ground had been clear for the clients and architects. it went without saying that timber as the main material is the preferred choice,...

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pop-up pavilion by PUP architects masquerades as mechanical rooftop equipment

PUP architects has erected a temporary structure clad in reversible tetra-pak shingles atop a complex of artists’ studios on a canal in east london. the design of the ‘antepavilion’ exploits existing UK building legislation, which allows mechanical rooftop equipment to be installed without planning permission. titled ‘H-VAC’, the project suggests that if dwellings could be disguised as air conditioning infrastructure, thousands of pop-up micro dwellings could be built across the city. all images by jim stephenson / video by tapio snellman     the scheme, which is the the first in an annual series of experimental structures to be...

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virtual vegetation: teamlab to bring blossoming green tea to maison et objet

teamlab is bringing an immersive and ever-changing digital art experience to maison et objet 2017 in paris this september. in collaboration with en tea — a newly launched green tea brand from the hizen province of japan — teamlab’s installation sees an endless bounty of flowers and botanical life grow and blossom inside a cup once tea is poured inside. as visitors move the vessel or pick it up, floral petals scatter and spread across the table and surrounding area.  flowers and botanical life grow and blossom inside a cup once tea is poured inside     at maison&objet, visitors can...

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unveiling the latest passenger terminal at franjo tudman international airport zagreb

in 2008, an international architectural design competition was held to select the best project for the passenger terminal at franjo tudman international airport zagreb in croatia. wanting to ensure architectural excellence, an international competition jury invited ten world-renowned architects together with ten acknowledged croatian architects to participate, ultimately awarding first prize and commission to the entry designed by croatian authors-architects branko kincl, velimir neidhardt and jure Radić.  aerial view of the franjo tudman international airport terminal image © studio HRG     the french concessionaire started building in 2013, executing the design delivered by authors-architects and design companies IGH projektiranje d.o.o., kincl d.o.o....

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AL_A and DS+R on shortlist of six to restore 18th century palladian mansion in surrey

six design concepts have been unveiled as part of a competition to restore and rebuild ‘clandon park’, an 18th century palladian mansion in surrey, england. the international contest was launched in march 2017, with a brief tasking entrants to reimagine the grade II listed structure in the wake of a devastating fire in 2015. the proposals, which include schemes by amanda levete’s london-based firm AL_A as well as US practices diller scofidio + renfro and selldorf architects, are set to go on display at the historic estate from august 23. see the complete shortlist below. AL_A’s design was developed...

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