Here's our weekly exhibit of our favorite projects from the blogs last week, and which, today, show just how broad the term Design can be stretched.
Peter Jellitsch: Bleecker Street Documents
This Austrian artist/architect has produced a sculpture based on measuring wi-fi signals in a temporary apartment in NY. This epic info-graphic sculpture is, evidently, only 30% of his total measurements, but is totally amazing. For more info on his process and more photos check out his website, and Co.DESIGN.
Melanie Hoff: Wood + 15,000 volts
This Pratt grad student has made these gorgeous and fascinating panels by running 15000 volts through different points in wood panels. The result is beyond interesting; instead of catching on fire the current scorches the wood as it moves through the fibers. Watch the video (several times). (via Colossal.)
Skew Collaborative: Fumin Road Apt
Check out this interior architecture project. The write up on their website is odd and confusing, claiming a heritage I don't see evident in the actual product, but oh well. It has its nice moments (excepting the situation of the bed) and I think I'd like to vacation here (it's NOT a hotel).
Julie Nabucet: Iron Lady Apt
Another apartment interior. This French interior designer uses stainless steel in really sleek and, yes, warm ways in this apartment near the Eiffel Tower. The partition from the kitchen is stainless steel and glass, and living room is divided in two by an intense set of sliding steel doors. Really nice. Check out this project on her website.
Matt Gagnon: Knit Fort
Super interesting constructions (both in this iteration and former iterations), using knitting systems to build structures with pieces of wood and rubber chord. Shockingly, this fort is actually for kids instead of just pretending to be--we're jealous of these kids. (via Mocoloco.)
Sou Fujimoto: Serpentine Pavilion, 2013
The Serpentine Pavilion's history is basically a register of crucial architects since it began, featuring the work of Libeskind, Ito, Siza, Koolhaas, Zaha, Zumthor, SANAA, and H&dM. This year its Sou Fujimoto, the youngest designer to win it. The structure is a 3D grid of pipes, suspending small glass panels resulting in a cloud structure that surrounds and floats above the visitors. Love this project. For more photos check out the article on designboom.
Ibride: Hidden Chairs
It's a chair. (Actually there are three of them.) It looks like a chair. Just not the kind of chair you're expecting. Tones of the axonometric house and op-art haunt this project. Watch the video to see what we're talking about. Check out the other chairs and more info on Homebuildlife.
Eske Rex: Drawing Machine
This guy has attached a ball point pen to two different moving pendulums, and the result is massive drawings that index the density of angles/movements (or combined angles/movements of the two). Really nice to look at. For more info, and some photos of the set up, check out his website . (via Jealous Curator.)
Humans Since 1982: A Million Times
This firm has built this 10 foot installation of clocks (that don't actually tell time) in Dubai (shocking, I know). Each clock (there are 300) has two arms, each attached to separate arms so the designers can make the arms move according to designed patterns. Nevertheless, the ideas it invokes are pretty cool, and the video is really fun to watch. (via Co.DESIGN)
Louis Kahn talks to a brick
For all you archies out there, here's something to make you smile this week. You've heard this conversation mentioned time and time again, i'm sure, by prof after prof, now hear it from the man himself: "Brick, what do you want to be?"
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