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Mirror Works by Jeppe Hein

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Specialising in reflective surfaces, Copenhagen born artist Jeppe Hein work outs of Berlin to create experiental and interactive artworks. His large-scale mobiles, mazes and technical works provide a mind-bending display with formal simplicity.

Via Trendland 



House of the Infinite by Alberto Campo

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Envisioned as a jetty built from Roman travertine stone that elegantly complements the sandy beach, this residential masterpiece by Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza stretches out towards the Atlantic Ocean. The structure was given its name 'House of the Infinite'  due to its podium-like structure, crowned by an upper horizontal plane that is oriented to face the horizon. 

Comprised of one large box of solid rock 20 metres wide and 36 metres deep with two levels of living space embedded within, the home is accessed via a trench in the form of stairs hollowed out of the podium. The exposed upper level is surrounded by three walls that abate the strong prevailing winds. 

Via Designboom 



Design: The Week In Review 21/07/14

Anna Coe - Monday, July 21, 2014

A. Forest Cabin by Bernd Riegger offers sanctuary in the wild [via The Coolist]

B. Anny Wang uses contrasting materials in Akin Collection of funiture [via Dezeen]

C. A glamorous new furniture collaboration from two L.A. design luminaries [Tmagazine]

D. A jellyfish tank installed in an abandoned building in Liverpool by Walter Hugo & Zoniel [via ThisisColossal]

E. House of the Infinite by Alberto Campo Baeza [via DesignBoom]

F. Marx Design: Uppers & Downers [via Trendland]




Interiors by Inaki Abalos at the 2014 Venice Biennale

Samantha Saxton-Beer - Monday, July 21, 2014





Inaki Ábalos, the curator of this year's Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, highlights the spaces within 12 Spanish buildings by focusing on the architecture of interiors. These projects, mostly completed within the past three years, serve as specifically important instances of refurbishment and regeneration of Spain's built heritage. The exhibition is a study not only of the architecture itself, but of the cultural material that gave rise to the specific forms. Through large-scale photographs and sections of each of the presented spaces, the exhibition seeks "the place where life unfolds, the central theme of architecture."



Red Bridge House by Piers Smerin

Ashley Ropati - Monday, July 21, 2014

Constructed within the ancient woodlands of East Sussex, Red Bridge House was initially a country home retreat, before the London-based owners decided to relocate permanently. Designed by British architect Piers Smerin, the home adheres seamlessly to the client's initial brief, namely to create a space that was both energy efficient, easy to run and practical to live in. The home features a generous facade rendered in timber-framed glass and a sedum-planted green roof, blurring the lines of convention between interior and exterior living spaces. The veranda, which dominantly wraps around two adjacent sides of the house provide what Smerin describes as "a slightly monumental quality".

Via Wallpaper*



Animated Architecture by Axel de Stampa

Anna Coe - Monday, July 21, 2014


French artist Axel de Stampa has created a series of GIFs that showcase famous buildings in motion and different perspectives. 

Via YellowTrace



Reverso Room Separator by Yann Mathys

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Friday, July 18, 2014

Taking away a Swiss Design Award for his Reverso "space separation system", industrial designer Yann Mathys created this mesh curtain to serve as a room separator. It's fish-like skin reacts to the touch of a hand with the scales reacting differently to light depending on their position. 

Via Trendland



Defini, Fini, Infini by Daniel Buren

Anna Coe - Thursday, July 17, 2014


After opening as an art space last year, Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse rooftop is this year playing host to an installation by French artist Daniel Buren. 

Titled Defini, Fini, Infini, the seven previously unseen artworks use a combination of mirrors and coloured panels to work and correspond to the concrete forms that are a permanent part of the building's roof. 

The installation will be open until the 30th of September. 



Bathing Pond by Herzog & de Meuron

Anna Coe - Wednesday, July 16, 2014




Herzog & de Meuron have completed a new project in the form of a 'Naturbad Riehen' - translating to natural bath.Forgoing the traditional pool construction method and water treatment systems, the natural pond uses plants as a natural filtration process. Using biological filter terraces, no chemicals or chlorine are used whatsoever, yet the pool's cleaning capacity will still be able to accommodate for up to 2,000 guests over the day. 

Via DesignBoom.



Custom Chandelier by Naomi Paul

Ashley Ropati - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

British textile artist Naomi Paul has created a unique sculptural chandelier, using traditional crochet and textile techniques. The Custom Chandelier consists of a vividly colourful crochet textile sleeve and maintains its shape through a series of internal metal rings that vary in size. The sculpture will be exhibited at 100% Design London this September.

Via Mocoloco.