Monday, September 30, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
For having won the RIBA Stirling Prize 2013 "for the greatest contribution to British architecture in the last year," we wanted to congratulate London's Witherford Watson Mann. The project that won them the gold was their renovation of Astley Castle, a 12th century ruin in Warwickshire, creating a contemporary vacation home within the remnants of the original structure. In doing so, the designers left much of the original untouched, seemingly filling in the gaps to revive an architectural relic. For more, visit Witherford Watson Mann. Via dezeen.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Always with our finger on the pulse of UK-based furniture brand Another Country, we were predictably pleased to learn of their recent release of the Sleep Series. Five elements of iconically generic brilliance make up the series, designed and built with a hearty nod toward utility. For more, visit Another Country. Via Remodelista.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
Cabanas no Rio, or Cabins on the River, is a pair of modest wooden buildings planted on the in the town of Grândola, Portugal. Created by Lisbon's Aires Mateus, and built using exclusively salvaged timber, the mini-compound is intended as a weekend retreat for its lucky, if modest, owners. One hut is designated for sleeping while the other, outfitted with a simple countertop, is suited as a cooking and living area. It is difficult to resist comparison with a backyard clubhouse, though perhaps with a little better scenery. For more, visit dezeen.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
We can't get enough of the new Georg series from designer Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm for Skagerak. Striking a tone of charming simplicity, Georg embodies the humble cleverness for which Danish design is so well known. And with the table and mirror elements designed to lean against a wall, the series has a notably dynamic effect within a space. For more, visit Remodelista.