Westminster Presbyterian Church: Urban Columbarium... →
The Memorial Columbarium and Fellowship Courtyard are spaces of quiet beauty which embrace the urban context and encourage a greater shift in public thought as it relates to death and burial ritual in American society. The key design element is a perforated metal fence that abstracts the iconography of the church while acting as a permeable membrane between the private memorial spaces and the...
Stop the Time with a Switch by Harc Lee →
DARK HUMOUR: Constant reminder of time even in small actions such as turning the lights on/off.
The Cemetery Railway →
The London Necropolis Company opened the cemetery at Brookwood in 1854. In partnership with the LSWR they ran funeral trains between London and Brookwood carrying both coffins and mourners. The LSWR main line was used for most of the journey but at both ends of the operation the Necropolis Company had their own lines and stations. The London terminus was on York Street (now Leake Street), adjacent...
Curve vase by Ben Blanc Studio →
Some DARK HUMOUR for thesis: illusion that even flowers mourn with the living.
The Cathedral of Christ the Light by SOM →
If you haven´t heard about Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, maybe you didn´t take and Architecture History class, as they played an active role on the International Style during the 1930s. They also developed an expertise in high rise towers and structural engineering, shaping the downtown of the most important cities in the United States - and the rest of the world. As of now SOM is one of the...
Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, California... →
Comprised of a 1,500-seat sanctuary with side chapels, a baptistery and dependencies, the Cathedral will honor its religious and civic obligations to both the Catholic Diocese and the City. With a building form based on an inner wooden vessel contained within a veil of glass—both of which are anchored on a sculptural concrete “Reliquary Wall”—the design conveys an inclusive statement of welcome...
Reef, an installation at Storefront for Art and... →
Our friend Rob Ley sent us info on their latest installation, Reef, which we’ll be checking out next week. Reef, an installation by Los Angeles Designers Rob Ley (Urbana) and Joshua G. Stein (Radical Craft) is currently on view at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City. This kinetic sculptural installation takes advantage of new Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) technology to create a...
Multiconfessional Pavilion by ARTEKS Arquitectura →
Gerard Veciana, from ARTEKS Arquitectura shared with us his latest project in Tarragona, Spain. Architect: ARTEKS Arquitectura Location: Tarragona, Spain Architects in charge: Gerard Veciana Membrado & Elisabet Faura Pavia Collaborators: Miquel Mercé, Manuel Gonzalez, Rubén Alonso, Flavio Rezende Project Year: 2008 Structural Engineering: Ing.Joan Rovira, Ing. José María Velasco /...
Cyclorama, 2009 Toronto ID Show | John H. Daniels... →
NOTE: what if the scale was big enough for a stair to wrap around it?
Galeria Adriana Varejão by Rodrigo Cerviño Lopez →
Photographer Leonardo Finotti has sent us these photos of the Galeria Adriana Varejão pavilion, designed by Rodrigo Cerviño Lopez for Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporânea in Brumadinho, Brazil. The museum is made up of multiple pavilions throughout the 35-hectare park. The Galeria Adriana Varejão pavilion was commissioned to house a sculpture and polyptych by Brazilian artist Adriana...
Vertical Landscape Urbanism by Studio Hp As +... →
The project is located in Holmestrand, Norway, and consists on a public elevator that connects the old lower part of the town across and 85m high cliff to the newer part of it. The infrastructure acts as an articulator of multiple activities/programs that make this intervention a unique urban piece. It is being presented to the city next month. Project: Vertical Landscape Urbanism Client:...
Moss Carpet Grows in the Heart of Your Home →
Among all the great green designs discovered at the 2009 Milan Furniture Fair, this beautiful biodegradable moss planter at the Tokyo Fiber Sensware exhibition definitely stood out. Japan-based flower artist Makoto Azuma collaborated with Unitika Ltd. to create an indoor glade, populating the planter with an assortment of mosses. The result is an exquisite organic carpet that runs through the...
Art MoCo: "Coexistence" by Mineo Mizuno →
Coexistence is an elegant new installation that integrates ceramics and horticulture by Mineo Mizuno and opening at the Samuel Freeman on February 14. Mizuno, an artist with an expertise in glazes, starts with large pebble forms that are dotted with holes, then planted with moss. After a precise schedule of shade and mist, the moss develops into an organic glaze. The outer covering remains...
Light O’clock →
Similar to the sundial used in the ancient times, the light o’clock also applies the discipline of light but presents it in a different way. With luminous equipment built in it, this clock tells time through two distinct beams of light, which are seen as the hour hand and minute hand individually. At present, there’re kinds of colors for you to choose, such as black, white, blue, orange, pink,...
Ewha Univeristy’s Campus Center by Dominique... →
This past April, Dominique Perrault completed the campus center for Ewha University in Seoul, Korea. The new ‘campus valley’ provides both Ewhaians and prospective female students with much-needed space for continuing education and student services. Further project description after the break. The center, which began with a design competition in 2004, includes standard programmatic elements...