Building Jewelry

août 26, 2008

Art in Public Spaces by Inges Idee

In collaboration with the Vitra Design Museum and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the C.I.R.E.C.A. organises every year a series of interdisciplinary summer workshops at Domaine du BoisBuchet.

Participants from all over the world live and work for one week with renowned architects, designers and artists at the Domaine de Boisbuchet, an idyllic country estate in the Southwest of France. The aim of these courses is not to produce a « perfect » product, but to offer insights into design processes and the challenges involved – challenges to think rationally, work imaginatively and display manual dexterity. The courses on offer focus on the practical, creative work and range from very concrete topics to questions which have purposely been left open. In the evenings a versatile accompanying programme is offered with lectures, discussions and general leisure activities. The extensive park-like estate of the Domaine de Boisbuchet is perfect for jogging and rambling, and a private lake invites for swimming and fishing.


août 21, 2008

Javaloca, graphiste indonésien.

Kinetic Sculpture (sculpture cinétique) filmée au Musée BMW de Munich est réalisée à partir de 714 billes d’acier. BMW Kinetic Sculpture by ART+COM 

Sebastian Lemm

août 20, 2008

Sebastian Lemm a native of Germany, relocated to New York City in 2000.

OR Project

août 12, 2008

OR is the boldest installation at the Milan International Furniture Fair 2008, a vortex-shaped surface which reacts to sunlight.

The polygonal segments of the surface react to ultra-violet light, mapping the position and intensity of solar rays. When in the shade, the segments of OR are translucent white. However, when hit by sunlight they become coloured, flooding the space below with different hues of light. At night, OR transforms into an enormous ‘chandelier’, disseminating light into the surrounding courtyard, an atmospheric space for events and gatherings.

The hues generated by the photoreactive surface are therefore indicators of changes in weather and daylight, a dynamic architectural tool that can be used on building exteriors. OR is skin, OR is shining, OR is the light OR the shade.

OR is the first time that photoreactive technology has been used on an architectural scale. The ecological structure is a step in exploring the possibilities of photoreactive materials in the fields of furniture and design. The beauty of OR is its constant interaction with the elements. Each moment of the day is unique. Special software components have been developed in order to create the shapes and to generate the cutting schedules.

The project was developed by the architects and designers Ran Ankori, Francesco Brenta, Maya Carni, Christoph Klemmt, Laura Micalizzi and Elisa Oddone. Projects by the London-based team have been featured in key architectural magazines such as “Domus” and “Blueprint” and in international newspapers such as the “Financial Times”.

Global Warming

août 12, 2008

Mexican design collective NEL have designed Global Warming Rug for Spanish textiles brand Nanimarquina.

Cubatron by Mark Lottor

août 12, 2008

The Cubatron, is one of the world’s largest true 3D color graphics display.

Rhino by Carsten Höller

août 11, 2008

Rhinoceros, 2005
polyvinyl, polyurethane foam and polyester resin.
glass eyes, horns 120 x 80 x 50cm 

Carsten Höller was born 1961 in Brussels. He lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden

by Patrick Messina