Two aluminium composite wings, mirror on one side and timber grain on the other, simply slotted together around a 250mm diameter opal ball light. Can be built with almost any combination of materials and finishes. Dimensions are 1000mm x 1000mm x 500mm.
Silver spaceships descending. Straight out of an Ed Wood movie, almost too retro. Built from mirror polished aluminium, glossy black acrylic and a circular fluoro mounted on an opal reflector. Dimension; 1200mm diameter.
Part of the Houses at Sagaponac development in the Hamptons of New York, this 3-bedroom house by architect Stan Allen is currently for sale at $2.6 million.
From the architect:
The Sagaponac House is a prototype weekend house designed without a specific client for a wooded lot in Eastern Long Island. One of a number of houses commissioned for an innovative residential development, our project is characterized by the flexibility of the interior spaces (many of which permit multiple uses) the use of natural materials, and references to the local vernacular architecture.
Visit Stan Allen’s website – here. Visit the home’s listing – here.
Thanks to Brigitte for sending us photos of the LUDUS modular sofa from the German furniture manufacturer Mobilia Collection.
LUDUS consists of only three cushion parts: a seat cushion, a back cushion and a corner back cushion (optional) – and a lacquered MDF back part (library). LUDUS affords one a lot of opportunities to sit, lie, play, work or recline. It is up to you. If necessary you can transform it back into a classical club class suite for more serious purposes or, with the arrangement of seat cushions, you can make it into a bed, if your friends really don’t want to leave.
The back part incorporates a library shelf, which can serve as a practical storage space for books or all other items you need. It all makes for a delightful cosy corner in your home.
RMJM Architects have submitted an application to the Guinness Book of Records to recognise the Capital Gate tower as the “most inclined in the world”. Currently under construction in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the iconic tower will lean 4 times as far as Leaning Tower of Pisa. Capital Gate leans westward an astonishing 18 degrees; by comparison the Leaning Tower of Pisa leans less than 4 degrees.
Besides being believed to be the ‘world’s most inclined’ building, Capital Gate also features 728 unique custom-made diamond-shaped glazing panels. Due to the structure’s curving shape, each pane of glass is different and each will be fitted at a slightly different angle.
Capital Gate will accommodate the 5-star ‘Hyatt at Capital Centre’ hotel and will provide the most exclusive office space in Abu Dhabi. The tower forms a major part of the Capital Centre development, an AED8 billion (US$2.2 billion) business and residential micro city being constructed around the thriving Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Milano is part of the most recent collection from Tubes Radiatori. The steel tube radiators are designed to meet a balance between function and aesthetics. They can be made for a variety of heights up to 7.5 feet, can be free-standing or wall mounted, and are available in 60 colours.
J. MAYER H. Architects and Sebastian Finckh have completed the Home.Haus – Home for Children and Adolescents in Hamburg-Bergedorf, Germany.
From the architects:
Located near the edge of the forest in Hamburg, a new residential building is now finished as a home for children and adolescents. The characteristics of the building are based on a two colour relief facade embracing a compact house volume. A central staircase penetrates the division between floors in favour of communication to create a central open space for the community.
Visit the website of J. MAYER H. Architects – here.