Mold It, Cast It
From the first copper frog cast in Mesopotamia, molding and casting has progressed a long way in the realm of architecture and design since 3200 BC. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite recent projects that are redefining the boundaries of materials and formwork, and will hopefully inspire five more millennia of creative fabrication techniques.
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- A trip to Brussels earlier this year included an afternoon visit to Studio With a View, a collective workshop shared by an architect, two photographers, and five designers.
- Fresh this September from the Sydney-based Dinosaur Designs studio famous for its sensuous resin jewels, are the first furniture pieces, a set of two lines of charismatic side tables.
- “Pieces from a Larger Puzzle,” an exhibition at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura—a 1950s building in Westwood designed by Robert Alexander, Richard Neutra’s partner—of…
- Most modern furniture aficionados are loyal to the classic molded shell chairs, cast in brightly colored plastic and formed into a soft, comfortable seat.
- Long before smoke-spouting power plants were relegated to the remote outskirts of the industrial city, large-scale energy generators were common sights in urban landscapes.
- Storeowners Juli Daoust and John Baker scout Scandinavia and Japan for the best designs in each region to bring back the best of their finds to their Toronto shop Mjölk (pronounced…
- In this series, trace the story of lamesadevenn, a green live/work space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, created for two community groups, La Mesita and La Resolana.
- Nothing ruins a potentially fabulous room design like boring blank walls. Wall decor is often the last bit that really brings it all together or adds that extra little touch of personalization.