Tuesday 29 July, 2014

AD Interviews: Andrew Maynard / Andrew Maynard Architects



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At the World Architecture Festival, we sat down with Andrew Maynard, co-director of Australian architecture firm Andrew Maynard Architects.

Maynard is known for his polemical projects, like CV08 robot, which wanders through the suburbs, consuming houses and replacing them with trees and other natural vegetation. “It’s got nothing to do with trying to achieve a built outcome, it’s about actually reacting against the economic machine,” Maynard said, regarding his polemical work.

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Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Peppercorn Apartments Stage 1 / Bower Architecture



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Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Add Flair with the Canasta Sofa Collection by B&B Italia



Patricia Urquiola brings the outdoors in with this beautiful sofa collection inspired by nature. She uses woven patterns to revive and personalize the concept. Traditional yet contemporary, the Canasta Sofa Collection by B&B Italia is a perfect blend of old and new. It has a defined contemporary look that is devoid of nostalgic influence. It is made from Vienna straw which boasts a lovely geometric shape. Urquiola reinterprets the regular Viennese Thonet straw/cane weave by enlarging its ever-present repetitive pattern to form Canasta’s structure. A variety of low and dining-height tables with gorgeous graphic surfaces in ceramic tile brilliantly enrich the collection.

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Tuesday 29 July, 2014

A Touch of Class: Sidus Desk by B&B Italia



Sidus is an elegant, luxurious desk with curvaceous edges. It is supported by 2 wooden legs on each side which form a unique “X” pattern. It was designed by Antonio Citterio in 2004 for B&B Italia’s Maxalto Collection. The designer made it a conscious declaration of individuality. The small writing desk is a classic piece that does not look dated. It is ideal for cozy, luxurious study rooms and also looks good in the lounge areas of large master bedrooms. No matter where it’s placed, it will quietly steal the show.

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Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Grupo Precisión Building / Guillermo Acuña Arquitectos Asociados



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Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Video: Artist Animates 5 Iconic Modern Homes



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Five of history’s most iconic modern houses are re-created as illustrations in this two-minute video created by Matteo Muci. Set to the tune of cleverly timed, light-hearted music, the animation constructs the houses piece-by-piece on playful pastel backgrounds. The five homes featured in the short but sweet video are Le Courbusier’s Villa Savoye, Gerrit Rietveld’s Rietveld Schröder House, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, Philip Johnson’s Glass House and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.

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Tuesday 29 July, 2014

The Dogtrot House / Dunn & Hillam Architects



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Tuesday 29 July, 2014

When Architects Try Their Hand at Industrial Design



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Tuesday 29 July, 2014

House in Gokurakuji / Kawabe Naoya Architects



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Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Contemporary Home Illuminated with Natural Light Redefines Luxury Coastal Lifestyle 



Many Australian residential lots hold the potential to offer their owners a luxury coastal lifestyle. What you’re about to see is a modern home in Derby, Western Australia, that has been designed with quality and comfort in mind. A brainchild of Daniel Lomma Design, this two-storey home infuses its neighborhood with a modern, elegant feel. Spacious living areas presented in a cool and limited palette bring the promise of a modern lifestyle extended outdoors.  Imagined as easily customizable for the owner’s wishes and needs, this home showcases a blend of coastal colors to hint towards its theme, but it also displays clear signs that the beach was always on the designer’s mind. Seamlessly connected to the outdoors, the home is illuminated with natural light throughout the day and acts like a beacon of modern architecture at night. Can you imagine living a luxury coastal lifestyle here?

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