during the 2015 edition of the lively architecture festival, FAKT has realized an aluminium cloudscape that seems to weightlessly hover within a provincial courtyard in montpellier. the berlin and zurich-based studio have conceived ‘#034′ as a spatial and structural experiment — two sheets of 2mm thick aluminum undulates inside the semi-outdoor space, spanning a distance of 6.4 meters long by 4.5 meters wide. the two paper-like layers subtly bend, crinkle and wrinkle in juxtaposition with each other, creating apertures that allow visitors to peer through the installation to the other side of the courtyard.
It is a building consisting of two distinct adjacent and interrelated volumes, the housing itself – consisting of two storeys plus a penthouse – and a garage. Although the volume, apparently, is being treated as a solid monolith, it is fully traversed, with vertical and horizontal voids, with the purpose of creating strong visual relations with its contiguous exterior spaces, and allowing the light to enter through the entire house. On the ground floor are the social and service areas, plus, in the northwest, there is a ‘body’ attached, to be used as a garage. The entire floor is opened, from north to south, allowing social spaces relate frankly to their outdoor spaces of natural expansion.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and one imgur user really takes his breakfast seriously (and very deliciously, I might add)! Admittedly, I’ve skipped breakfasts far too many t.. see it here.
on a recent designboom visit to the 2014 monaco yacht show, the CRN mega yachts ‘j’ade’ 60m vessel – the first to feature a floating garage – was a finalist in the interior design award category. the ship was designed to feel at one with the sea as it boasts special full height windows that provide exceptionally wide panoramic views.
YOU’RE LEANING BACK in a brewpub patio chair on a cool summer evening, beer in hand. Blue skies fade into the sunset behind the mountains in the distance. You wrap up a good-natured debate with the umpteenth local beer aficionado you’ve met today, concerning the merits and drawbacks of different types of hops, and go to close your tab. Your phone finds its way into your hands and pulls up the next brewery on your itinerary. Your thumbs instinctively begin to summon Uber, until your brain interjects: It’s within walking distance. Again.
mexican practice p+0 arquitectura has recently completed the narigua house in the mountains of northern mexico. in order to avoid eliminating trees from the heavily vegetated area, the concept of the home became centered around lifting it above the ground therefore leaving the ecosystem intact. three volumes are stacked upon one another, different shapes layered in various orientations form dramatic cantilevers and subsequent terraces, viewpoints, and vertically-communicative spaces
»e&t«-Koch Michele Wolken zeigt Schritt für Schritt, wie das feine Süppchen ganz einfach gelingt!
Ihr Fischhändler hat Knurrhahn, Rotbarbe und Rotbarsch im Angebot? Machen Sie das Beste draus: eine Bouillabaisse wie einst die Fischer von Marseille. »e&t«-Koch Michele Wolken zeigt, was außer edlem Seafood noch dazu gehört.
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