Archive for July 7th, 2007

July 7, 2007

Euroscraper

 

The Euroscraper was conceived to be located in the Parisian office district of Porte Maillot and would complement the Arc du Triumph and La Défense. The concept and look of the building are inspired by Isamu Noguchi’s quest “to capture the void.” To do this, the Euroscraper is designed as a loop, generating a “growth upward of earth-generated forces.” The building would have public spaces and infrastructure at its base and offices, a sky lobby, residential space leading upwards to more public spaces and urban attractors at its crown. The intention of the structure is to “‘join seamlessly the center and intermediate zone” of Paris and “to be plugged into the tissue while redirecting all the kinetic conditions upwards uninterruptedly.”
Architect: José Muñoz Villers, from Mexico

July 7, 2007

Microsoft rises to the challenge

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It`s called zune, and it has a hard task to perform – to be more hip than the hippiest gadget on planet, the iPod.

According to the official site, it has 30GB of storage and a 3 inches large screen, is available in five colors, with it comes a zune software that helps you store and manage your music and films.

Though some argue that it does have better technical characteristics than the iPod,
time will tell how successful Microsoft will be in this “competition”.

At my opinion it did arrive at the end of the race, but much, much too late.

July 7, 2007

The Sottsass Collection by Bonar Floors

Bonar Floors launches a radical new direction in combining dynamic design with pioneering and innovative product technology. “The Sottsass Collection” is a directional new collection in Flotex , Bonar’s highly specified, technologically advanced flooring product.Ground-breaking both aesthetically and technically, this collection is the result of a creative collaboration between Bonar Floors and the Italian design studio, Sottsass Associati.

July 7, 2007

Results: COMPETITION FOR THE DESIGN OF THE NEW MUSEUM OF CONTEPMORARY ART OF VOJVODINA IN NOVI SAD

1st prize – Robert Claiborne, Ivan Markov, Lia Ruccolo

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2nd prize – Boris Podrecca, Sandi Pirs with collaborators: Jure Balentin, Florian Bergerhoff, Jason Bergeron, Chiara Riccardi, Jaka Napotnik, Ana Miceta, Franceska Verardo, and consultants: B+G Ingenieure, Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH, Viena, Dipl. Ing. Hoffmann /structure/, Arup GmbH, London, Prof. Brian Cody /HVAC/, Dr. Claudia Haas /Consultant for museums and cultural institutions/

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3rd prize – Mustafa Music, with collaborators: Ela Nesic, Vanja Panic, Danilo Nedeljkovic, Una Momirovic, Mladen Ivanovic

Vojvodina Museum of Contemporary Art

July 7, 2007

Zaha Hadid in London

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The new project of Zaha Hadid studio for the Architecture Foundation building in Southwark Street, London has been revealed on july 21st.

Let me remind you of Hadid`s design for the Aquatic Center in London (below), planned for the city’s 2012 Olympic Bid.

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Zaha Hadid studio

July 7, 2007

Cut Hydrangea designs by Menno Kroon

I was stunned by theese flower designs, by Menno Kroon, arguably Holland’s most famous and successful retail florist