La Plassohla by ESPLUGA+ASSOCIATES


AUTHOR:

espluga+associates

YEAR:

2015

PHOTOGRAPHS:

images ©espluga+associates

SOURCE:

espluga

TYPOLOGICAL CATEGORIES:

GRAPHIC DESIGN

SOCIOLOGICAL CATEGORIES:

COMMUNITY

EVOCATIVE CATEGORIES:

STYLE

TXT:

Michelin starred chef Xavi Franco´s new restaurant reflects his passion for fresh products and fusion in the elaboration of his recipes. Based on this concept we have created a bestiary full of references from Franco’s recipe book as the central element of the restaurant´s identity.

from: espluga+associates

RECENT GRAPHIC DESIGN

Pieces of Pi by Dik Scheepers


AUTHOR:

Dik Scheepers

YEAR:

2011

PHOTOGRAPHS:

images ©Kristof Vrancken

SOURCE: 

dikscheepers 

TYPOLOGICAL CATEGORIES:

DESIGN

SOCIOLOGICAL CATEGORIES:

IDENTITY

EVOCATIVE CATEGORIES:

COMPOSITIONSTYLE

DETAILS:

TABLEWARESELF-PRODUCTION

TXT:

I do not think it is necessary to make the perfect mold. I accept the mistakes, which are normally not wanted.These mistakes become a characteristic of the product and tell a lot about it’s processing. They make the product even more beautiful.

txt: Dik Scheepers

RECENT DESIGN

Thierry Carrier

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AUTHOR:

Thierry Carrier

YEAR:

2012 - 2014

PHOTOGRAPHS:

images ©Thierry Carrier

SOURCE: 

boumbang

TYPOLOGICAL CATEGORIES:

ART

SOCIOLOGICAL CATEGORIES:

IDENTITY

EVOCATIVE CATEGORIES:

ABSENCE

RECENT ART

4 Springs Lane by Robert M. Gurney Architect


AUTHOR:

Robert M. Gurney Architect

YEAR:

2013

LOCATION:

 Rappahannock County, VA, USA

PHOTOGRAPHS:

images ©Maxwell MacKenzie

SOURCE: 

archdaily

TYPOLOGICAL CATEGORIES:

ARCHITECTURE

SOCIOLOGICAL CATEGORIES:

FAMILY

EVOCATIVE CATEGORIES:

COMPOSITION

DETAILS:

MAP_USA

TXT:

Rolling topography, open fields and woodlands comprise a 24 acre site in Rappahannock County, Virginia where this new house is located. Extensive site investigation, including erecting scaffolding at various locations, resulted in the placement of the house high on one of the hills, overlooking a meadow at the base of woodlands. The house is organized as a series of volumes, arranged linearly and positioned to optimize distant views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The structure itself becomes a threshold and defines a more intimate, manicured outdoor environment between the house and the edge of the forest. The linear organization allows the majority of spaces to maintain mountain views while providing accessibility to a terrace with the swimming pool and the manicured area. The two-story living / dining space has floor-to-ceiling glass at each end, providing a lens through which to view the mountains from the terrace.
The rigorous, refined and geometric forms of the building are designed in sharp contrast to the undulating, natural landscape. The contrast is intended to magnify the beauty of the site while allowing the house to provide a framework to view the landscape. These views become the orienting device. Simple volumes comprised of glass, wood, stone and fiber cement panels are combined to render a more complex composition while garnering a serene unity.
Interior spaces are active and intricate, tranquil and minimal. With vistas in all directions, large expanses of glass allow the landscape views to provide the primary sensory experience.
A geothermal HVAC system, energy efficient appliances, wall and ceiling infrastructure with maximum insulation, a rain-screen cladding system, extensive daylighting and solar-sensored shades are employed with the expectation of reducing fossil fuel consumption. Large operable windows and doors are placed to provide natural ventilation.
This house is pragmatic and pristine. Proportion, texture and light organize and animate the project. The composition is simultaneously complex and distilled. Most importantly, the house provides a framework to experience an inherently beautiful landscape.

txt: Robert M. Gurney Architect

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