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the sculptural structure aims to respect and enhance its prestigious surroundings, while incorporating new public space and greenery. The post this restaurant in south-west london has glass windows that can disappear from sight appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
Each brand and product category always has a niche for high-adrenaline users. You’ve got gaming laptops and accessories, sportscars, monster trucks, action-movies, nitro-brew coffees, energy drinks, it’s high time the scooter got its own version worthy of the ‘hyper’ prefix. Designed and developed by London-based D-Fly group, the Dragonfly is the world’s first and only hyperscooter.
peaking at 26 meters, gharfa draws from local ruins and questions the intimate relationship between man, landscape and architecture.
the curved façade gently leads guests into the patisserie.
the microhabitat allows the urban dweller to live off-the-grid, providing immediate access to ‘landscape’ and sources of food. The post the wearable garden vest grows crops nourished by your own waste appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
Following in the footsteps of Ai Weiwei, Enric MIralles and Ryue Nishizawa, Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis is the latest in a short line of artists with permission to temporarily alter the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. Her exhibition, presented with Side Gallery and titled No Fear of Glass, includes five new works installed at the iconic architectural structure, and is a beautiful update on Mies’ intention for the space as ‘an ideal zone of tranquillity.’ The Barcelona Pavilion embodies the spirit of 20th-century modern architecture and was first built in 1929. Intended as a reception space for the Barcelona International Exhibition, it was designed to be mostly bare: architecture that was a conduit for the views beyond, a continuous space; blurring inside and outside, containing only the famous (specifically designed) Barcelona chairs and a single sculpture .
Berlin has become quite a culinary hub of late: the steady influx of cosmopolitan ‘new Berliners’ to the city has brought with it a broad spectrum of chefs, cuisines and discerning foodies. The young owner and chef of Otto in Prenzlauer Berg is, however, a born Berliner who has travelled the world honing his skills at establishments including Maaemo in Oslo, Lisbon’s Loco, and Noma in Mexico, and bringing them back to his home city to combine with seasonal organic products and wild plants and fruits, all from within close proximity to his test kitchen in nearby northern Brandenburg. Here Vadim Otto Ursus experiments with fermentation and other preservation techniques to create extraordinarily flavourful dishes. As the aim at Otto is to use everything – ‘zero waste’ – the restaurant’s signature dish of charcoal-grilled boned char and wild fresh herbs is, essentially, a fresh brook trout garnished in wild leaves and flowers and bathed in the intense umami delicacy of the house garum- a fermented fish condiment first favoured by the ancient Romans.
From posters and books to paintings, drawings and sculptures, conceptual artist Wade Guyton is fascinated by printed and digital imagery. He continuously explores both their limitations and possibilities, be it on linen or paper or through cast bronze or manipulated metal.
Golden polycarbonate mesh stretches across the canopy of this pavilion in Marsden Park, Sydney , designed by architecture practice CHROFI . Read more