28 March 2008

Intriguing Earth Architecture 45

Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland - Steven Holl Architects
via flickr: blond avenger

26 March 2008

Modern Furnishings No. 02

Featured in this post are the Swedish architects Fredrik Kjellgren, Joakim Kaminsky (formerly of UNStudio) who are in the preliminary design stages of producing a line of chairs they haved dubbed "Pirate". Here is a description in the artists own words:
"Pirate chair defines the need for change within the same concept. The seat is simply shaped out of one line, cushioned with an ocean blue fabric. The legs are made of coated turn wood and takes inspiration from whatever style it comes over such as bobbin, bowback, rococo, renaissance and so on.
We have also noticed that there aren't any good locking stackable restaurant chairs on the market, so we simply made this one."
Feel free to leave a comment or two.

KjellgrenKaminsky Architecture Site
dezeen article on KKA's Passive Houses

02 March 2008

Intriguing Earth Architecture 44

Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, USA - Louis Kahn
via flickr: Osbornb

Moshe Safdie Speaks At TED

Here is a description of the lecture given by Safdie from the TED website:
Looking back over a long career, architect Moshe Safdie digs deep into four extraordinary projects to talk about the unique choices he made on each building -- choosing where to build, pulling information from the client, and balancing the needs and the vision behind each project. Sketches, plans and models show how these grand public buildings, museums and memorials, slowly take form.
Safdie, who once apprenticed under Louis Kahn, is the architect of the Vancouver Public Library, the United States Institute of Peace and the Kaufmann Center for the Performing Arts among others.

Moshe Safdie Wiki
Moshe Safdie Associates Link