- Flying stairs WING \ Max Ptk
- Ban \ Orproject
- Kuttham restaurant \ Estudio 257
- Milkywave in Beijing Design Week 2012 \ AIDIA STUDIO
Posted: 10 Oct 2012 07:25 AM PDT
Ukraine-based designer and digital artist Max Ptk recently has created the flying stairs WING. These flying steps give me happy and light feelings of free flight. In their design clearly defined lines of the wings from modern aircrafts. When you climbing on these stairs you have sense of free flight above the ground.
Materials: black painted iron.
Posted: 10 Oct 2012 07:02 AM PDT
Ban is the latest pavilion by architects Orproject which has been constructed for the Beijing Design Week 2012. The Chinese title refers to floral petals, and similar to the way that the shape of a flower is created by its bent petals, Ban is constructed from bent polymer sheets which form a self-supporting structure and create shapes and volume from a multitude of leaves.
Based on Orproject‘s research into anisotropic sheet morphologies, the geometries have here been used in a structural orthogonal orientation and form a system of columns, arches and vaults, all based on single-curved elements. The resulting field of lines takes the viewer's eye across the structure and into the sky, and like a giant flower Ban is hovering in the air above Beijing’s ancient Hutong roofs.
+ PROJECT CREDITS
+ All images courtesy Orproject
Posted: 10 Oct 2012 06:48 AM PDT
Kuttham restaurant its located at Jesus Garcia avenue wich has become an excellent spot for food services in the past 5 years. The original building works as a grocery store that has been providing its services for more than 15 years, however the client wants to give a 360 degrees spin to his business turning it into a restaurant. This proposal is based in a steel structure that covers the actual building and its coated by reed letting the light pass by and working as a louver due the need of covering the second floor where the owners live. Reed its a local material and its used by the Yaqui tribe to build their houses. At the beginning the client wanted to make the restaurant using the irish pub style, but we noticed that making it a vernacular architecture was way more interesting mixing that together with regional characteristics turning this project into an unique contemporary trend, different to everything we see daily in our community.
Posted: 10 Oct 2012 06:30 AM PDT
Milkywave reflects on the practice of city-making through the objects that populate the collective memory; an attempt to rethink how seemingly mundane things with a material substance, shape, texture and color along with unique cultural habits and environmental conditions coalesce to form the atmosphere and character of the city.
For this installation we depart with a found object, a quintessential part of the hutongs DNA –the old yoghurt ceramic bottle. We are drawn to it by its materiality, its concealed transparency and subtle shine. Native to the Beijing cityscape millions of bottles circulate the streets uninterruptedly meeting Beijingers on their corner shop, subway stall or local square. The result is a collection of 1664 bottles reconstituted into a new entity –familiar enough to activate old memories and radically new to enable new sensations.
With milkywave we celebrate the re-use of mass produced objects as core components for the design of new systems and configurations.
+ About AIDIA STUDIO
AIDIA STUDIO is a platform of experimental design in architecture, urbanism, photography and other creative disciplines. AIDIASTUDIO was founded by Rolando Rodriguez-Leal and Natalia Wrzask and has a presence in Beijing, London and Mexico City.
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