- La Nonna Cucina Bar \ Esrawe Studio
- Hugo França design at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
- “Engineers’ Syndicate” for architect’s organisation building in Syria \ ARK architects
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 06:24 PM PST
La Nonna Cucina Bar is inspired by traditional Italian cuisine, its textures, scents and cookware. The textures are expressed through the use of brick, wood, firewood and vegetation. Together with the proper use of light, they create a sober and nostalgic atmosphere.
Approaching to La Nonna, one notices the dialogue of continuity with the park and the public space, specifically of the Lincoln Park, in the Polanco neighborhood, in Mexico City.
The main hall inside La Nonna lies under a vault from which a 1,500 brassed metal spoon lamp is suspended. This lamp was manufactured specifically for this project.
The chairs are built with oak, and its legs refer to traditional Italian rolling pins.
Its neutral character is emphasized with contrasting gestures from the glass accessories and its decorative elements.
PROJECT: ESRAWE STUDIO
+ All images courtesy Esrawe Studio
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 06:08 PM PST
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is pleased to announce Hugo França as the next artist to be featured in the 2013-2014 season of Design at Fairchild, part of the annual Art at Fairchild exhibitions held in the Garden. Based in Brazil, França uses all natural materials to create functional and sustainable design pieces, often tables and seating. Each piece uses reclaimed wood from felled, burned or dead trees found in Brazil. By working them into functional designs, França gives new life to trees that are sometimes hundreds of years old. His works will be on exhibit at Fairchild from December 1, 2013 – May 31, 2014 and will be curated during Art Basel Miami Beach by Cristina Grajales of the Cristina Grajales Gallery in New York.
França lived with the indigenous people of a jungle in Bahia, a state in northeastern Brazil, where he learned unique woodworking techniques. Instead of masking it, he accentuates the natural quality of his materials. The pieces are organic and show a true appreciation and understanding of nature. Viewers can experience all the details of the wood used, from the texture to the color to the shape.
Given its harmony with the environment, França's work will fit seamlessly into the natural landscape of Fairchild. Both the artist and the Garden are committed to fostering sustainability and promoting conservational awareness.
França is represented by R 20th Century, a gallery in New York City dedicated to showcasing innovative designers and their creations
+ All images courtesy R 20th Century Gallery
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 05:52 PM PST
ARK architects proposal project design "Engineers' Syndicate" for the new architect's organisation building in Lattakia/Syria.
The design concept is based on different intersections between lines which have been stimulated from the movement of a human carrying a rock as an indication of the labour and toil being a builder, an architect.
These intersections are meeting to be the window's frames of the building which unite the continuity of the horizontal and the vertical visual expressions of the design, mending the boundaries between the inside space of the building and the outside space making the façade a dynamic focal point to the most important aspects of the city. As the structure is the giver of light it creates a character through the building to the outside space, a contrast between lights and shadows, each space is a unique entity itself yet it gives the feeling of lingering, moving from room to room would leave one space and even though entering another, there would be an enduring trace of the one you had entered a moment ago.
It also works as an element of stability against any occurred earth quacks.
The project design is a tower consists of two basements and 20 stories of a height of 73m above ground level. The proposed structural system of shear walls and surrounding composite sections connecting the external walls to the skeletal facade of the building creating a wrap which is constructed of steel and concrete joint together in sections of 110-180cm, depth 40cm.
+ Project facts
Client: Engineer Syndicate
+ All images courtesy ARK architects
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