chicken point cabin
Olson Kundig Architects
” ..And i choose to declare war on gravity and proclaim it an enemy who, though possessed of a certain nobility, arrogantly claims control over my existence. i reject gravity’s arrogance and claims, and assert a counterclaim - i am a free spirit, autonomous and self-determining, a being and an architect of antigravity.”
- Lebbeus Woods [Aerial Paris from his book Anarchitecture”
that is incredibly smart.
seems pretty cool, though i wonder how effective it would be at higher speeds? i’d hate to just get tunnel vision staring at the grid instead of, you know, looking around me.
Beautiful Bicycle Monday
La Boriosa: Based in Treviso, Italy, Biascagne Cicli makes custom, mostly single-speed and fixed-gear bikes from used and vintage new-on-stock components.
Shape Field Bike: San Francisco–based studio Shape Field Office partnered with Nicholas Riddle, a framebuilder and founder of the Urban Mobility Lab at California College of the Arts, to create this handsome porteur-style conveyance.
Bough Bike: Dutch designer Jan Gunneweg sculpts bespoke wooden bikes from his workshop in Alkmaar. He’s planning to introduce a lower-priced wooden bicycle line.
Thonet Bentwood Concept: Legendary furniture maker Thonet commissioned Andy Martin and his London-based studio to design this limited-edition roadster, marrying the low-tech methods that Michael Thonet used to build his 1830s chairs with 21st-century technology. Martin didn’t rely entirely on traditional steam-bending techniques but employed a CNC machine to cut and join the wood frame, which sits on off-the-shelf carbon wheels. Such craftsmanship doesn’t come cheap; you can get yours for $70,000.
In conceiving the ‘centro de informacao do romanico’, designers space workers wanted to reserve the identity of the site and the characteristics of the building concerned, so they decided to create an intervention rather than interrupt the existing architecture. The proposed space is a house-shaped cultural center inserted inside a nineteenth-century schoolhouse in paredes, portugal, positioned as if a solid volume has landed within that perfectly reacts to the geometry of the structure’s interior shape. the two programs—a shop and service area and auditorium—are divided by a small square. a monolithic construction with a central door is the auditorium which can be opened or closed, while the opposing fabrication is exposed with no moving walls.