Posted by the editors on Friday, 31 May 2013
Residential Architecture: Tred Avon River House by Robert M. Gurney Architect: “..Easton, Maryland (USA), located in Talbot County on Maryland’s eastern shore, was established in 1710. Easton remains largely agrarian, with numerous farms interspersed among the area’s many waterways..Diverging from several acres of cornfields, a one-quarter mile road lined with pine trees terminates at a diamond-shaped tract of land with breathtaking views of the Tred Avon River. Arising from the gravel drive and hedge-lined parking court, this new house is unveiled as three solid volumes, linked together with glass bridges, suspended above the landscape. The central, 36-foot high volume is mostly devoid of fenestration, punctuated only by the recessed 10-foot high entry door and narrow sidelights. The contrasting 12-foot high western volume contains a garage and additional service space, while the eastern volume, floating above grade, contains the primary living spaces..After entering the house and passing through one of the glass bridges, the transformation begins. Initially presented as solid and austere, the house unfolds into a 124-foot long living volume, light-filled and wrapped in glass with panoramic views of the river. A grid of steel columns modulates the space. Covered terraces extend the interior spaces, providing an abundance of outdoor living space with varying exposures and views. A screened porch provides an additional forum to experience views of the river, overlooking a swimming pool, located on axis to the main seating group..Along with a geothermal mechanical system, solar tubes, hydronic floor heating and a concrete floor slab to provide thermal mass, large overhangs above the terraces prevent heat gain and minimize dependence on fossil fuel. The entire house is elevated four feet above grade to protect against anticipated future flooding..The house is crisply detailed and minimally furnished to allow views of the picturesque site to provide the primary sensory experience. The house was designed as a vehicle to experience and enjoy the incredibly beautiful landscape, known as Diamond Point, seamlessly blending the river’s expansive vista with the space..” Lovely site; extensive glazing, natural light, river views; interesting fenestration and framing, materiality (as always with Robert M. Gurney Architect), contextuality, volume sensibility, detailing..
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image: © Maxwell MacKenzie; article: “Tred Avon River House / Robert M. Gurney Architect” 29 May 2013. ArchDaily
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Posted by the editors on Sunday, 7 April 2013
Design: Milan Design Week 2013 Map: “..Milan 2013: the design world descends on Milan next week. To help you navigate the hundreds of events around the city we’ve compiled a map with our pick of the best exhibitions, parties and talks..” Once again the excellent Dezeen helps guide us through the events of, perhaps, the most important design event of the year..
image: Dezeen, Google; article: Dezeen
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Posted in Architecture + Design, contemporary design, Design, Design & Decoration, Designalog, Dinnerware, Exhibitions, Furniture, Galleries, Glassware, Graphic Design, Green Design, Humanitarian Design, Interior Decoration, Interior Design, Interiors, Interviews, lighting, Links, Product Design, Sustainable Design, Tableware, Technology, Textiles, Typography | Tagged: Brera, Decoration, Design, Designalog, Dezeen, Exhibitions, Expositions, Furniture, Google, Google Maps, interior decoration, interior design, interiors, Interviews, Italy, lighting, Maps of Milan Design Week 2013, Milan, Milan Design Week 2013, Salone del Mobile 2013, Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2013, Tortona, Ventura Lambrate, Ventura Lambrate 2013 map and guide | Leave a Comment »
Posted by the editors on Friday, 20 April 2012
Design: Salone del Mobile Milan 2012: Dezeen Studio: Friday at MOST: From Michelle Ogundehin, editor in chief of Elle Decoration UK on dynamic Japanese design and manufacturing to architect and Pecha Kucha founder Mark Dytham on the design scene in Tokyo, to the new French design brand La Chance and their Jekyll and Hyde collection..and more..
image, article + video: Dezeen
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Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Design: Happy Pills Vases for Venini by Fabio Novembre: “..italian designer fabio novembre has created stacked vases for renowned italian glass manufacturer venini. made of world-famous murano glass, the containers are in the form of pharmaceutical drugs, with faint chemical compositions written on each. each color combination represents a different hormone, testosterone, adrenaline, oxytocin, phenethylamine and estrogen. the placebo is meant to take the place of medication, with the philosophy that playful design has the same hormonal effects as ‘happy pills’..” Wonderfully coloured placebos..
image + article: Designboom
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