Beautiful concrete work in the stunning Tama Art University Library, Tokyo, by Toyo Ito.
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Photographic evidence that having a taste for modernism doesn’t necessarily make you a cold and stuffy anal retentive geek.
The Ciussai radiator, from Ad Hoc, demolishes traditional perceptions of heating and becomes an aesthetic object of design playing with the classic function of irradiating heat.
The great thing about this radiator is the possibility of absolute personalisation and its ability to adapt itself to different situations. It can be lengthened, bent, stretched, rolled up, it can be transported and moved about. It can be hung from a nail and wound up on the wall, just like a watering hose; it can be wound around a steel bar fixed to the wall in a spiral and act as a clothes dryer; it can be rolled up on the ground and moved throughout the house at your discretion, according to where you wish to locate the source of heat. It could even be placed on top of the bedclothes to heat your bed!
Whilst possibly a bit spartan for some people’s taste, this compact bedroom with it’s simple furnishing, naturally textured surfaces, neutral colour scheme and abundance of natural light, represents, for me at least, the perfect sleeping quarters.
Via Apartment Therapy.
Ryuji Nakamura works on the “design of architecture, landscape, interior, furniture, and so on”.