We present one of the latest International Projects of the Architectural studio A-cero led by Joaquín Torres and Rafael Llamazares. This project is an Interior Design development in an unique and exclusive hotel in Thailand.
Located in the bucolic coast area of Natai Beach in Phuket, this place is characterized by its calm, the vast sands and the turquoise blue waters. This little luxury hotel resort was conceived to enjoy your stay surrounded by good design.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 10 April, 2014
Swedish firm Note Design Studio created unit to tide the hallway.
“When the same stuff is placed on a podium or a plateau it suddenly has another value,” said Pigazzini. “The function of the plateau is to elevate your belongings from the floor and to create order in chaos.”
Two white steel bars are bent to create rails for hanging garments and accessories. An oak shelf to place footwear on hovers above the ground, punctured by the rails that also form the feet.
The two rails are different heights, offset and sitting one in front of the other. The larger includes a circular tray for storing small items on one side.
The design will be exhibited on Punt’s stand, Hall 6 Stand E22, at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan from 8 to 13 April.(via)
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 10 April, 2014
The Downtown Mexico boutique hotel located near ‘ El Zocalo’, right in the heart of the old city where the Aztecs first settled and afterwards the Spaniards built churches and palaces using the existing stones that were part of the Aztec pyramids. “Downtown” is settled on a magnificent palace, witness of the XVII century architecture.
Known as the “Palacio de los Condes de Miravalle”, the red volcanic rock walls, the multiple doors, window quarry frames and the handmade cement tiles, along with the glorious patios and a spectacular stone-forge staircase provide the building the unique flavor of the Mexican vice regal style.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 9 April, 2014
Situated on a cliff in Algarrobo, Chile, this beautiful modern seaside retreat was designed in 2014 for a single 50 years old mother by architecture firm Masfernandez Arquitectos.
“Thinking about a second home, it is inevitable to imagine a place with special features, much more if it is facing the sea. The Elizabeth House, as we call it for a long time in honor of his owner, who is a single 50 years old mother, reflects very well the clarity, simplicity and honesty with which, in our view, should tackle these projects.
The important thing was the location, to refuge from the wind of Punta de Gallo cliff, and to protect the surrounding vegetation of weeds, thorns and docks. The house is based on a grid of pillars of 3.50 x 3.50 meters, that sorts well modulating beams that ends up embracing the house , leading a terrace and a small central space (where the Jacuzzi barrel is). The structure is left to the view being part of the external expression of the house.
The walls, that are arranged inside of the structure, make enclosures whose dimensions are arranged on the module. The interior partitions are made of white painted pine, the same wood chosen for the structure, a wood of the area and very well known by all carpenter. So, this shelter on a cliff of the coast of the V Region of Chile has been opened for a few months and has already received visitors that are looking for a place to retire and look into the sea.
Outside, the house was treated with graphite gray primers that ensure low maintenance over time and that strengthen the form of a container.”
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 8 April, 2014
Rachel Parker’s work explores digital print and hand embroidery combining the flexibility and immediacy of print with the slow simplicity of stitching by hand. Cross-stitching, grids and symbols are big influences in her work; she paints, draws and photoshops, but most of all she stitches. A graduate of Norwich University of the Arts Rachel describes her creative process as ‘Digital Craft’, combining the handmade with digital technology and describes her designs as “geometrics with a difference”.
This wallpaper created for CAMAC’s 2012 Design Competition. Inspired by the formalised structure found in the work of renowned architect and designer Augustus Pugin, designs for this collection were built from contrasting areas of flat colour, crafted together through a form of digital collage. Pattern is organised into architectural shapes that cut through the wallpaper. I was awarded two work placements; one with prestigious design studio Zoffany, and one with CAMAC Design to assist with the competition in 2013, one year on.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 8 April, 2014
Racchetta by Ivana Mannavola combines design with function in one cool product. Racchetta is hung on a wall, Five hexagonal frames that, thanks to the elastic intersection, can hold umbrellas, magazines, coats and anything can get stuck into it, decorating that’s obvious!
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 7 April, 2014
Situated in Nonthaburi, Thailand, this modern 4,843 square foot residence was designed in 2013 by TA-CHA Design.
“In relation to a lot of research especially interview with the owner, our design intent has been interpreted as a simple but powerful word in Thai ‘Chan’ (Literally means terrace) However, ‘Chan’ back to history of Thailand is incredibly meaningful as connection. As stated, ‘Chan’ connects people with people (Three generation living in the same house) ‘Chan’ links people with nature (Friend of nature) ‘Chan’ joins people with surrounding (Internal space interact with adjacent neighbor while maintaining privacy.)
Space planning has been adapted from traditional Thai residential architecture. The advantages of the spirit of traditional Thai house are to be retained to suit modern lifestyle such as sustainable strategies – the stack effect to move hot air up and out of the home by drawing cool air in through the ground floor (center of the house) – daylighting thru skylight in the middle of the house. This makes an indirect connection with environment.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 7 April, 2014