made this transparent my favorite chair
Red Blue Chair
The Café L’Aubette, Theo van Doesburg, Strasbourg, 1926-28
- van Doesburg founded ‘De Stijl’, a group of artists and architects who worked in the Netherlands between 1917 and 1931.
- Principle objective = to develop a new aesthetic that was appropriate for the modern world.
- Adopted the style ‘neoplasticism’
- Helped to found the aesthetics of modernism
- Primary colours
- Neat and precise
- No evidence of a personal style
- This is present in the decoration of the Café L’Aubette.
- Primary shapes and colours on the walls
De Stijl, Kinetic Art, Fauvism and Abstract Expressionism minimalist art posters.
Pouring Lamp by Yeong Woo Kim
Living facade by designer Luis Rebelo de Andrade. Nearly five thousand total plants now thrive along the multiple vertical surfaces of the building, creating a dynamic, slowly-evolving facade as the species vie for water, sunlight and space.
NYC Redesigns its Streets for Safety, Vitality and Diverse Use
New York City measures what it wants to improve: more pedestrians, more cyclists, fewer injuries, less speeding, better business. Hamilton measures service level for drivers and calls it a day.
CUBE TUBE in Jinhua by SAKO Architects.
‘CUBE TUBE’ consists of an office building and a restaurant building in the new Economic Development Zone in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province. As the entrance of the EDZ, there was a strong requirement for the buildings to act as the landmark in this area. Most buildings around this place are based on [Tei Kanmuri] style. To make a contrast, we wanted to design something as simple as two blocks. ‘CUBE TUBE’ came from this simple idea. One is 32 meters square office Building, named ‘CUBE’. And the other is 55 meters square restaurant building named ‘TUBE’. They are placed in a grid area with hundreds of trees.
PIXEL in Beijing by SAKO Architects.
This complex is composed of 10,000 units of commercial units, residential units, and office units placed on an area of about 210,000 square meters. 19 residential towers are placed uniquely on the site in order to meet the demand for its privacy and hours of sunlight as the residential units.
Twelve numbers of plate-shaped buildings are placed along the outline of the site. The other eight numbers of plate-shaped buildings are placed along the lines in which were led by a slant line running along Chaoyang North Road and the two right-angled lines of the slant line. Therefore, each building has a certain distance to the others by virtue of its “windmill-shaped master plan”.
The elevation design of the buildings is another unique part of this project. Each tower is composed of piled-up units with eight different tones of color of gray. This strategy gives one continuous flowing pattern for the facade of the twelve buildings along the outline of the site. In addition, different tones of one additional color for each building create ten different gradient colors for the buildings, and this gives the sense of coherence to the whole site.