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* Architecture + Design: Strip by J. Mayer H. Architects

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 6 May 2012

Architecture + Design: Strip by J. Mayer H. Architects: “..the custom floor covering is cut into a graphic interpretation of the numbers and letters which form data protection patterns, a prevalent theme in the architects work..lining the first level loggia of the building, the asymmetrical design contrasts the rhythmic geometry of the historic architecture, creating a unique spatial experience. stretching 70 meters in length, the gray and black bands delineate the walking path while intermittent benches in a similar motif..”  Graphic, interesting contextual juxtaposition with respect to the architecture..

See our other posts on projects by J. Mayer H. Architects: Architecture: Rest Stops by J. Mayer H. Architects and Residential Architecture: JOH 3 Apartments Berlin by Jurgen Mayer H. Architects.

image: © designboom; article: Designboom

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* Residential Architecture: JOH 3 Apartments Berlin by Jurgen Mayer H. Architects

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 6 May 2012

Residential Architecture: JOH 3 Apartments Berlin by Jurgen Mayer H. Architects: “..reinterprets the classic berliner wohnhaus with its multi-unit structure and green interior courtyard. a suspended lamella facade not only provides privacy but also draws historical reference to the elaborately decorated facades from the wilhelminian period. plans for the ground floor facing the street also include a number of commercial spaces. the generously sized apartments will face south-west, opening themselves to a view of the calm, carefully designed courtyard garden. spacious, breezy transitions to the outside create an open residential experience in the middle of the city that, thanks to the variable heights of the different building levels, also offers an interesting succession of rooms..”  Interesting facade with lamella detailing repeated elsewhere, interior courtyard, views, terraces..

See our recent post on another project by J. Mayer H. Architects: Architecture: Rest Stops by J. Mayer H. Architects.

image: j. mayer h. architects, buenck + fehse; article: Designboom

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* Architecture: House of Justice + Police Station in Mestia by Jurgen Mayer H. Architects

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 12 April 2012

Architecture: House of Justice + Police Station in Mestia by Jurgen Mayer H. Architects: “..resembling chain-links, the faceted perimeter of the ‘house of justice’ wraps a two-storey civic center dedicated to the people of the city. the concrete structure outlines large windows which have been screened with louvers. The structure joins other public buildings and forms a new plaza with prospects to the surrounding caucasian mountains..”  Another striking work by J. Mayer H. in Mestia..

See our other posts on a wide variety of work by J. Mayer H.: Architecture: Metropol Parasol by J. Mayer H. Architects and Architect & Designer Jurgen Mayer H. – Metropol Parasol, Encryption Patterns, Asymmetrical Sunglasses, Mestia Airport & More.

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Architect & Designer Jurgen Mayer H. – Metropol Parasol, Encryption Patterns, Asymmetrical Sunglasses, Mestia Airport & More

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 6 April 2011

The German architect and designer Jurgen Mayer H. (yes, that’s his middle initial at the end of his name) has recently completed the Metropol Parasol, a 150,000-square-foot mushroom-shaped, mixed-use public plaza in Seville, Spain, made of polyurethane-coated timber, and purported to be the largest architectural structure in the world that is glued together.  Rowan Moore has written an article on the structure entitled “Metropol Parasol, Seville by Jürgen Mayer H – review” in the Architecture section of The Guardian, which includes a number of closer shots of the actual construction.

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The Metropol Parasol – “a stacking up of past, present and future, of ruins, market, performance space and sky deck”

Photograph: Sergio Caro/The Guardian

Looking at a few of the other efforts by J. Mayer H., Felix Burrichter has written a short article for The New York Times, entitled “Jurgen Mayer H. |Pattern Recognition” looking at Mayer’s new book, entitled ““WirrWarr” (which Google translates from the German as confusion, tangle, jumble, chaos, and even promiscuity), which contains a selection of more than 100 encryption patterns, as seen below:

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This encryption pattern found on the inside of an envelope; one of many specimens in Jürgen Mayer H.’s collection

image: Hatje Cantz/The New York Times

The excellent design blog Designboom has published a post entitled, with a flourish, “jurgen mayer h. architects: airport in mestia” looking at Mayer’s Mestia Georgia Airport, a modest, but very interesting example of Mayer’s fascination with asymmetry.

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New Mestia, Georgia Airport Building by Jurgen Mayer H. Architects

image: Jurgen Mayer H. Architects/Designboom

 And, for a futher look at the question of asymmetry, Designboom has a post entitled “jurgen mayer h. architects: sunglasses for IC! berlin” on the asymmetrical sunglasses that Mayer has designed for optical house, IC Berlin.  See the photo below:

Asymmetrical sunglasses designed by Jurgen Mayer H. for IC Berlin, “a subtle answer to the asymmetry of human faces.”

image: Designboom

Here’s a link to the series of 13 articles that Designboom has written on Mayer and his creations.

If you decide that Mayer’s sunglasses are for you, please don’t hesitate to send us a snapshot of you wearing them.

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