Archive for September 3rd, 2009

September 3, 2009

European Design Award – my favourites

European Design Award for brand logo - Jan Sabach Design

European Design Award for brand logo – Jan Sabach Design

European Design Award for brand logo – Jan Sabach Design

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September 3, 2009

The Great Indoors 2009 Design Award – two more weeks to go!

The grat indoors 2009 Design Award

The grat indoors 2009 Design Award

Two more weeks to go!

On the 15th of September, registration for The Great Indoors Award closes!
Click here to apply

Check out some of the previous winners in 2007 below

Design Firm of the Year - Wonderwall - Tokyo, JP

Design Firm of the Year - Wonderwall - Tokyo, JP

Ryuiji Nakamura Achitects, project: Jins Global Standard

Ryuiji Nakamura Achitects, project: Jin's Global Standard

Heatherwick Studio, project: East Beach Café

Heatherwick Studio, project: East Beach Café

September 3, 2009

Bistrica House by I / O architects

Bistrica House by I / Oarchitects - exterior clad in branches

Bistrica House by I /O architects - exterior clad in branches

Detail of exterior mesh made of natural branches

Detail of exterior mesh made of natural branches

Bulgarian based I/O Architects have designed this phenomenal example of native building style embedded into a modern concept. Located in a small mountain village, now a quarter of Sofia, this house is a simple volume floating over the steep triangular plot. The open space below is intended as a martial arts training hall hidden in the slope. The plan is organized between the two solid walls, the veranda, the intermediate space of the stair and the small courtyard/opening in the centre. A suspended hand-woven wooden sticks wattle unifies the external and the internal spaces, serving both as cladding on the blind walls and shading in front of the glazing. The elevated position of the house reveals unexpected view over the surroundings.
More about I/O architects here.

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