This subterranean lair, designed by Albert France Lanord Architects, looks like the perfect location from which to plan world domination.
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I was happy to hear that Porthmeor Studios in St Ives has just won £900,000 in government funding for much needed renovation to the crumbling listed buildings on Back Lane West that have been home to internationally-renowned artists and local fishermen for more than a century. The image above shows the view inside Ralph Freeman‘s beautiful studio.
I have been a regular visitor to St Ives since childhood, usually staying in my auntie’s beachfront apartment (next door to the one that potter Bernard Leach used to live in) in the Barnaloft block just a hundred yards or so down the beach from these much-loved buildings that have formed the backdrop to many great days of sun, sea ‘n’ surf on Porthmeor Beach.
Japanese designers Nendo have designed an exhibition of 62 craft objects by 50 artisans at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan, a pre-event to next year’s World Craft Triennial.
“The objects’ materials range widely, including glass, wood, ceramics, metal and cloth. A variety of techniques were used in their creation, and they range widely in size. For the exhibition design, then, we chose the opposite strategy. Small mass-produced home-use greenhouses give a sense of order to the space and provide visitors with a flat perspective from which to view the exhibition, allowing the rich variety of the objects to stand out.”
“The greenhouses are made completely of glass, and each comes with its own shelving and pre-installed wiring for lighting. They are inexpensive, perfect for small budgets, and are easily assembled with only a screwdriver. They can be broken down and stored after the exhibition. This not only eliminates nearly all waste from the exhibition fixtures, but also allows for possible reuse during the the Kanazawa World Craft Triennale 2010.”
Maemo is the name for this neat viral for the new Nokia N900.
The appearance of the interior of the control room at Hong Kong international airport, by Hong Kong studio Design Systems, is no accident or mere aesthetic flight of fancy.
The special functions of the centre require extremely high technical performance and specification for lightings and sound insulation, hence the scheme, christened Functional Aesthetic, is rooted in function first, eventually making it it become architectural features of the space.