|—||R. Buckminster Fuller (via inthenoosphere)|
The 33 Mackenzie Tower, Melbourne
This is a photo of the best and worst purchase I have ever made in my life. It is a kotatsu. For those of you unfamiliar, a kotatsu is a Japanese heated table. The top of the table comes off, you put a blanket on in the cold seasons, and then put the table top back on. There are small space heaters underneath the whole table and when you stick your feet under there, it’s a toasty oven of pure bliss. It’s great on heating bills because I don’t turn on my heat, just my kotatsu. It’s the best and the worst purchase because it’s fucking awesome yet it’s so awesome I never want to leave the thing and end up missing school because who the fuck wants to get out from under a toasty oven of pure bliss? Not this bitch. My advice to you, is that you should totally get a kotatsu but only if you have the will power and self control to not get trapped under there. It’s so addicting, I even sleep under it sometimes…
‘Grow ’ by Apollo Architects & Associates
Edogawa Garage Club Renovation by Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates.
Ribbons of wave-like perforated steel form a mask, the second façade of this old warehouse. Colour variations highlighted by light changes produce unexpected chequered patterns as well as silver and gold toning enhancing the façade’s versatile nature.
It is a repair plan of the old warehouse in Tokyo.
A theme is the following.
1. Environment : avoid CO2 discharge called demolition and new building, and reuse the existing building.
2. Place nature : produce the design used as the core of the scene formation based on regionality.
The following things were done in order to attain it. In order to secure the available light and natural ventilation from a window at the same time it prevents the invader from the outside, the building was covered by the steel plate panel which made the hole and which carried out special processing. Strength of structure was secured by attaching checkered unevenness to a panel.
Moreover, the building is kept from becoming dirty from one-sheet one panel also inserting in a corner portion, and cutting rain. This design acts sensitively in union natural environment which changes every moment, such as light, air, empty, and begins to make a beautiful expression just like the ripples of a surface of a river.
For his sculpture Untitled (Skyline), 2007, the artist Kader Attia used refrigerators clad in mirrored tiles to create the illusion of a dense, glittering metropolis.
Hotel Room Plan perspective
edge room with garden