Loving the mix of stripped back raw surfaces with clean modern elements, in this restoration of a London terraced house, by architects Studio Octopi.
Rather than masking the history of the building behind a contemporary surface, the practice opted to make a set of new insertions to engage with the existing fabric of the house and allow its story to be revealed. In certain areas, layers of plaster have been stripped back to reveal the structural skeleton of the house. All of the revealed structural details, have been wire-brushed but otherwise left untreated and in their raw original state.
Engineered and crafted by hand in the UK, the Nogg is a modern chicken coop that looks more like sculpture.
Designed to encourage domestic farming, the coop is made from strong cedar wood, which is fresh scented and naturally antibacterial, and features stainless steel trimming, locks & fasteners together with an elevated glass dome.
Via this isn’t happiness.
The Cricket trailer is a compact and lightweight travel camper designed by architect/designer Garrett Finney, who worked with NASA on development of the habitation module for the International Space Station.
With mission accomplished working as a ‘space architect’ for NASA, designing areas for astronauts to do home activities such as eat, sleep, clean up, etc, Garrett has applied this experience to creating an innovative and flexible small environment in which to travel and explore planet Earth.
The bread is displayed on an old wooden sleeper behind a single curtain wall of glazing, with the kitchen sat behind a long concrete counter. Lack of noisy signage, subtle branding and gaily coloured flag flapping at the doorway make this bakery a far cry from the gaudy bakery chain shopfronts you usually find in our high-streets.
It really is worth checking out the Fun with Software exhibition at Bristol’s Arnolfini, which looks looks at the history of software and its relation to humour and fun.
My favourite of the exhibits is LoveLetters_1.0 by David Link. Read on for more details of the exhibit and it’s fascinating backstory.
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