Architectural photographer Roland Halbe has sent us his photos of an archeological museum in Cordoba, Spain, designed by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. The architects recessed much of the building below ground level so as to not impose on the surrounding landscape of the Cordoba Hills. The centre is located at the site of the Moorish city of Madinat Al Zahra. Photographs are by Roland Halbe and used with permission. Please refer to our copyright notice. Here are more details from Nieto Sobejan
Architect Cary Bernstein has designed a contemporary extension to a 1908 home in San Francisco Full description after the photos…. Choy 1 Residence by Cary Bernstein Architect This project involved adding a third story to a small, 1908 shingled cottage in San Francisco. The new third floor contains a Master Bedroom, Bathroom and Dressing Area with sweeping views of downtown San Francisco. A glazed, double-height extension was added to the front of the house turning the forme
Miami's Art Week 2009 by Mike / December 15, 2009 Via @coolhunting, highlights from Miami Art Week 2009, "Hitting the beach earlier this month to check out the festivities surrounding Art Basel Miami Beach, we of course met an overwhelming array of inspiring artists and designers who filled us in on the backstories behind their work."
Sun Clock by Hironao Tsuboi by Mike / December 15, 2009 Via @designboom, a clock that shows time and sunrise/ sundown dynamically on it's dial. More at Hironao Tsuboi Design.
International Expert Shows Openness and Potential of Austrian Architecture Culture Minister Claudia Schmied has appointed American star architect Eric Owen Moss as curator for the Austrian exhibit at the Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2010.Federal Minister Schmied considers Eric Owen Moss an expert with a profound knowledge of Austrian architecture: “Eric Owen Moss has a keen eye for the strengths in Austrian architecture. He is aware of the intensive discourse in the develop
This particular wheelchair was designed specifically for Bryan Anderson of Pride Mobility. He’s a spokesperson for Pride Mobility that’s had three of his limbs removed. His lifestyle is such that he needs to remain super-active, and thus, designer Mark Veljkovich whipped up this fabulous, highly efficient mobile wheelchair. This wheelchair right here aims to enhance “the great personality of this extreme individual.” Fabulous. You’ll notice that this wheelchair is
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building, New York City’s newest restaurant The Wright has opened to the public. Named in honor of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Upper East Side destination is located in a modern space designed by architect Andre Kikoski. The 1,600 square-foot space features: a curvilinear wall of walnut layered with illuminated fiber-optics; a bar clad in a shimmering skin of innovative custom metalwork and topped in seaml
GreenPan by Jan Hoekstra by Jaime / December 15, 2009 Is the GreenPan the non-stick fry pan of every stovetop's dreams? Does the eco-friendly ceramic coating ever give up? Designed by Jan Hoekstra, this series of environmentally friendly pots and pans uses Thermolon, a non-stick coating that is an alternative to the traditional option that contains PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene). + green-pan.com + janhoekstra.com
The City of Copenhagen’s overall goal for the city’s development is that Copenhagen will become an international, outstanding example of sustainable urban development. The same values form the basis for the framework of the North Harbour Exhibition. The sustainable container-pavilion has been developed by the architect’s office MAPT in collaboration with the City of Copenhagen.Container graveyardContainers are a good example of overproduction which can be used for many other purposes than freig
In less than three months, construction will begin on Nabito Architects’ Domus Aquae. The project is a thermal complex club that is situated next to the Roman Colosseum. The project will use an existing structure and include a restaurant, swimming area and thermal baths. The form was derived after studying and analyzing maps, plans and drawings of the Old Roman Termae. Once completed, the project will be a nice compliment to those visiting the Colosseum.More images and diagrams after the break.
Conceived by Yoann Henry Yvon, the “Teknibank” is a mobile bank concept that instead of sitting and waiting in one place follows its customers to increase the services. Featuring a prefabricated kiosk made on acrylic colored plates, the mobile bank by the Italian designer comprises a reception desk and small seats as a waiting room. Offering all the services that a normal bank provides, the bank moves a cashier within the city to provide fast and easy banking service to the customers. Enclose