Wood Architecture Now!: Volume 2 will be released August 1st.
Comprised of plywood plates, the ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion in Stuttgart, Germany, is a study in the implementation of biological principles in architecture (hence the dome’s resemblance to a sea urchin). Institute for Computational Design (ICD) / Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE). Photo by Roland Halbe.
The Li Yuan Library’s coffered walls provide a built-in storage solutions for all those books. Li Xiaodong, Li Yuan Library, Jiaojiehe Village, Huirou, Beijing, China. Photo by Li Xiaodong Atelier.
Situated between two forest, the 23.2 House by Omer Arbel offers a buffer between the distinct woodlands. White Rock, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Photo by Omer Arbel Office.
WMR Arquitectos didn’t just build with wood – they incorporated trees on the grounds of the Surazo Hotel into the design. Matanzas, Chile. Photo by Sergio Pirrone.
Skaters seeking refuge from strong winds and temperatures feeling as low as minus fifty degrees Celsius can thank Patkau Architects for the Winnipeg Skating Shelters. The structures are formed from two layers of plywood and a timber frame. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Candada. Photo by James Dow.
Go Hasegaway’s house in Komazawa is wrapped in eucalyptus planks and covered with a cedar-tiled roof. Slatted floors in the interior create a palpable connection between the two levels. Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Iwan Baan.
Bernhardt Design traveled to El Salvador to present The Carrot Concept, works from a design collective in El Salvador. Their products from a variety of designers all use bright color.
Effeti stood alone in representing kitchen design, and held their own with the showing of the BK1 and BK2 systems. Realizing that the kitchen is often integrated into living spaces, brothers Gabriele and Oscar Buratti created the systems to attractively conceal kitchen appliances. Photo by Stephen Smith, Imaginaire Co.
The Helix Table by Chris Hardy for DWR is a perfect triumvirate of glass, wood, and brass.
The Botón side tables by Guatemala and Florida-based Labrica make a subtle nod to their namesake with tops resembling buttons.
Made from hand-blown glass and wood, the Industrial Pendant Lamp from Kaschkasch Cologne for DWR, can hang alone or as a trio.
Also from DWR, the Ø chair by designer Asher Israelow. A cantilevered seat encourages relaxation by creating a floating feeling for its occupant.
Brad Ascalon teamed up with Juniper to create a table designed from off-the-shelf stock materials. The Peasant Table’s solid brass tubes are available in a range of finishes including oxidized and polished brass, powder coat, and satin nickel.
From Joe Doucet, the Fetish Ashtray is looking sinfully good in 24 carat gold.
The Stokk chandelier by Urbancase from Standard Socket’s first collection consists of one to five walnut arms, all adjustable by the user.
To celebrate 40 years of Michel Ducharoy’s iconic Togo sofa, Ligne Roset is releasing the collection in two new upholstery patterns, including the black and white houndstooth seen here.
A detail of Midas, a textural wool and bamboo silk rug from Tsar. The pattern was inspired by the play of light on cracked lines of ancient porcelain mosaic.
Philippe Starck’s eco-conscious faucet design for Axor took cues from nature for its organic form.
From media storage gurus Atocha Design, a covetable record cabinet for design-minded music lovers.
Distinguished crystal manufacturer Saint-Louis charged three female designers (Paola Navone, Kiki Van Eijk, and Ioanna Vautrin) to design a lighting collection. The designers visited the Saint Louis archives to draw inspiration. Here, Kiki Van Eijk used a former mold to develop an interactive light that opens and closes to your desired brightness.
Puerto Rican design collective Design in Puerto Rico brought the color for their WantedDesign debut with the Quince Rocker by Doel Fresse.
New cast-brass bottle openers from Brooklyn duo Fort Standard were used to crack open the cold ones at the Noho Design District’s opening night party at The Bowery Hotel.
New lighting from Lindsey Adelman—the Spike Chandelier—calls for some bubbly! The public can stop by her showroom through Tuesday to check out the lighting in person while sipping champagne.
Andrew O. Hughes hand-blown glass mixing bowls stood out in the cellar kitchen of the American Merchant Museum. The museum (an intact 19th century home) provided a historical backdrop for modern pieces from designers including Hughes, Meg Callahan and Fort Makers.
Bare Bones, a reinvented set of concrete dominoes by The Principals, were put to use during a Domino Tournament at Billy Reid on Saturday.
Chen Chen + Kai Williams shared the process behind their new fruit planters in a master class at the Bowery Hotel hosted by Sight Unseen. Attendees cast molds of their own and left with the next best thing to a Chen and Kai original—one they’d made themselves.
Inventory magazine’s recently opened location showcased their Kyle Garner designed interiors. Also on display, Garner’s Sling Chair—a glimpse of what’s to come from his newly launched Sit and Read furniture line.
Vitsoe teamed up with subterranean neighbors Dashwood Books to host the 620 Reading Room in celebration of the re-engineered Dieter Rams’s classic 620 Chair Programme. The modular chair system was launched by Vitsoe in the early 1960’s and has been updated with a coconut husk and rubber filling.
Louie Rigano’s Glittering Urn explores the theme of Trophy for the American Design Club’s juried exhibition at the Standard East.
Sight Unseen chose 12 up and coming designers to exhibit their work at Noho Next, a showcase of emerging American talent. The milky glass on the South Side of the Sky chandelier seen here is hand-blown by John Hogan of Seattle’s Professional Associates.
Environment launched the Cleat Series by design studio Commune (you may have spied their handiwork at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs). The studio’s first collection is full of brass-tinged beauties, but the dining table is what really caught our eye.
The window at The Future Perfect was filled with a special installation of a slew of Bec Brittain’s new Axial Light, seen here.