QUIET HOUSE FRANCE BY ARTELABO

QUIET HOUSE FRANCE BY ARTELABO

Quiet House France by Artelabo
Artelabo : Located in a village in the south of France, the project of “quiet villa” meets a very particular context.
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
The land on which it fits, of very small size, is located between a vineyard shed in operation to the West, the parking of a neighbour to the East, surrounded by their access road, a main street to the south. Oriented to the North, it is also subject to a regime of prevailing winds. But it enjoys an exceptional and breathtaking view on the valley.
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
The aim of the project is therefore to create the conditions for an intimacy, an introverted house, hidden from the sight, entirely turned towards the landscape. Its architecture is characterized by a regular, simple and systematic composition, using a banal constructive language and an obvious formal register, which, by disrupting the codes of the usual, gives a singular aesthetic to be seen.
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Using regular measures, the project is based on a grid of 3m in width and 4m in depth. Two units of space correspond to a built volume, the third forms an outer space. The overall geometry of the house is based on a repeated sequence of four volumes, inscribed in a regular pattern, enclosed within a peripheral wall, and organizing four courtyards within the dwelling. Their form, with two slopes of roof, evokes a small house.
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
One the one side, the expression of the project refers directly to the question of domesticity and traditional individual habitat, as well as the constructive means employed, banal and typical of the south of France (masonry, plaster, roof tile) create a contextual, cultural and landscape link between the construction and its site. One the other side, its compositional play and its lack of lateral opening make it a strange architectural object.
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
A large fixed frame opens wide the house on the landscape. Its powerful contrast between its opaque and closed external appearance and the intensity of the light provided by courtyards, gives strength to its interior space. All rooms open on one, two or three courtyards and the panorama, through a single system of aligned glass doors. The same flooring is used throughout the project, which creates confusion between the spaces of the house and those of the courtyards, which are real living rooms and extensions of the interior spaces, allowing to be inside while being outside
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Some signs make its mediterranean lifestyle tangible : a steel grid with reminiscent motifs of « moucharabieh », an entrance opening on a courtyard , a very white coating reflecting light and summer heat … With its great brightness in all seasons, its an animated picture on the landscape in the background, or its changing looks on the sky, the home offers a serene poetic, and intimate living environment. The quiet villa, thus creating its context, its way of life, shows by very simple means, the possible offered by the architecture.
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Quiet House France by Artelabo
Photo Courtesy : Marie-Caroline Lucat

 

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A SCENIC GARDEN BEHIND THE REINFORCED CONCRETE WALLS IN CHINA

A Scenic Garden Behind the Reinforced Concrete Walls in China
Muxin Design : This project is to reconstruct an office in a high-rise building, the original space is in inadequate streamlined layout with multiple irregular shapes and dead space, and the overall utilization rate is low. The client wants the designers transform his office into a place where his staff can take a breath of nature behind the reinforced concrete walls. To this end, the designers abandoned the idea of traditional cubicles, and instead, they lined desks and bookshelves in curved shape alongside the walls and ceiling and moved the “forest” into the office, making it an open space with natural vitality.
A Scenic Garden Behind the Reinforced Concrete Walls in China
The client specifically requires the designers to spare the space at the office entrance for meetings and negotiations, which makes the rest of the work area an irregular triangular space. In order to maximize the utilization of space, the designers creatively converts the disadvantage into the highlight of the project by using irregular curves in such an irregular space. The three sides are designed to naturally spread around the center of the area, thereby making the entire space in a streamlined layout without any dead space. In addition, the designers have made full use of sunny windows, making the area by the windows into a free space for exchange and sharing. The introduction of green plants has also brought rhythm and cadence to the office.
A Scenic Garden Behind the Reinforced Concrete Walls in China
Streamlined space with winding entrance makes people feel like straying into the Peach Blossom Garden when entering the office. Finally, an injection of fresh blood has been brought to the traditional office building. For the interior space, the designers have designed a peaceful and pleasant office garden without changing the original structure of the building, connecting the indoor and outdoor areas naturally and thus creating a new form of boundary.
A Scenic Garden Behind the Reinforced Concrete Walls in China
Here, people can escape the urban fog and haze, feel like working in a tranquil garden, which allows them to relax during intense work and thereby increases work efficiency. Curvilinear workspace contrasts with the rectilinear corridor, continuous curve divides the office into different spaces, providing people a completely different transition experience.
The plants interspersed between tables enable the employees to feel the atmosphere of nature, and at the same time can effectively improve the indoor micro-climate and working environment. Plants are mainly those suitable for growing indoors, such as happy tree (Radermachera hainanensis Merr), with relatively low ferns and other small plants among them, making every corner full of green.
A Scenic Garden Behind the Reinforced Concrete Walls in China
Glass partition in the conference room blurs the boundaries of space, which alters the stiff impression of conventional partitions. Natural and lightsome are the themes of this project. Abundant plants bring an attractive highlight to the office.
Traditional office is usually a semi-open space. Now, in this project, the office space is divided into various areas in picturesque disorder interspersed with trees and rocks, which makes the office more interesting and provides employees with a better experience.
A Scenic Garden Behind the Reinforced Concrete Walls in China
The intensive use of wood conveys a sense of intimacy. Wood tables and decorations, together with white walls, form rich textural levels. With bookshelves and sofa as transitional spaces, the office becomes even more comfortable and pleasant by placing adequate plants. Graphic design elements in each functional area enrich the visual experience.
A SCENIC GARDEN BEHIND THE REINFORCED CONCRETE WALLS IN CHINA
Photo Courtesy : ZHANG Da-Qi

 

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AN INTERVIEW WITH BETHAN GRAY : WINNER OF PRESTIGIOUS BEST BRITISH DESIGNER AWARD

AN INTERVIEW WITH BETHAN GRAY : WINNER OF PRESTIGIOUS BEST BRITISH DESIGNER AWARD

An Interview With Bethan Gray : Winner of Prestigious Best British Designer Award
Index Design Series Dubai 2017 : Bethan Gray,  winner  of  the prestigious Best  British  Designer  award,  has  an  extraordinary  background.  Her family  hails  from  an ancient  Rajasthani  clan  that  over  centuries  migrated  across  Arabia  and  Persia  before  settling  in  the  Celtic  heartland  of  Wales.  It’s  a journey and heritage that weaves a rich pattern of influences and inspirations, which draw on craft traditions of both East and West.
To this  Bethan  adds  an  innate  ability  to  translate  and  transform  a  variety of  cultural  references  into  iconic  contemporary  pieces. “Cultural referencing is at heart of my design philosophy. Through my travels and research I’m inspired to create original contemporary pieces that resonate with global, as well as local, audiences. I’m particularly drawn to the graphic nature of Islamic art and craft, says Bethan.  Her work has been exhibited in New York, Paris, Milan, London and Dubai, and her own boutique collections are available globally from leading retailers such as Harrods, Liberty, Le Bon Marche and Lane Crawford.
An Interview With Bethan Gray : Winner of Prestigious Best British Designer Award
TID : How excited are you to be making your debut appearance at INDEX?
BG: I’m really thrilled! I love the excitement of trade fairs, and am particularly intrigued by this year’s INDEX. It’s going to be fascinating to see for the first time all that is on offer across the show, as well as experience the fully-immersive features – I’m intrigued! We’ll be having elements from our Shamsian Collection on display both in the VIP Oasis, which was designed by our close partners Harrods Interiors, as well as on our stand in the Luxury Pavilion. I can’t wait to hear the feedback.  It’s going to be a busy show!
TID : You describe your signature style as incorporating “a love of detail, tactile textures, and luxurious materials such as semi-precious stones, marble, wood, and hand-tooled leather”. INDEX 2017 is all about design for the senses. Do you consider that kind of sensory stimulation a vital part of design and, if so, why?
BG: Being a designer I am of course a very visual person. In my designs I focus on the use of graphic pattern and colour palette, as I think in combination these can have a powerful effect on one’s mood – we all have a very visceral reaction to colour and pattern. Recently I’ve designed a café. The brief was to evoke an emotion of my choice – and I chose “calm”. We created cosy inviting areas, using pink and jade veneer fretwork, with inlayed brass. The result was also very textural, which added a sense of belonging and warmth.  Finally wave music was added to really promote a sense of balance and harmony. It’s been very effective.
An Interview With Bethan Gray : Winner of Prestigious Best British Designer Award
TID : What is your own personal mantra when it comes to any product you design?
BG: I focus on creating pieces that are warm, contemporary, timeless and elegant. I love to use high-quality natural materials, with a focus on craftsmanship – pushing the boundaries where possible.
TID : As a first time visitor to INDEX, where we have more than 800 furniture and product exhibitors, what kind of items on show do you think will really pique your interest?
BG: I’ve been working closely with master craftsmen from the GCC for many years now, from founding the Ruby Tree with Islamic Arts and Crafts Scholar M Abdul Karim Crites to working with renowned Iranian artist Mohamed Reza Shamsian in Oman. I’m really looking forward to seeing other elements of master craftsmen’s work on show that I may not have come across before.
bethan gray
TID : What are some of your favourite 2017 design trends?
BG: For me, 2017 colours such as pink, jade and teal will continue to be popular, especially in combination with warm metallics. Rich patterns and textures will be combined in a new contemporary decorative style. This is a big move away from the Scandinavian pared-back style we’ve seen dominate over the last few years.
The pieces you create have “a rich pattern of influences and inspirations, which draw on craft traditions of both East and West”, with you citing your own Arabian heritage as being a key influence on your work. What similarities do you find between the two design styles, despite their obvious differences? What is your secret to combining the two in a way that seems so natural and organic?
BG: In my work, I focus on the similarities between the craft traditions of the East and West. In fact, the East has been very instrumental in inspiring and informing design styles that are now common place in the West – such as monochrome. It’s my own and my ancestor’s journeys that influence and inspire me to look for these similarities.
At the heart of my design process is cultural referencing – through my travels and research I’m inspired to create original contemporary pieces that resonate with global, as well as local, audiences.
An Interview With Bethan Gray : Winner of Prestigious Best British Designer Award
TID : Where, for you, does the balance lie between style and functionality in both design and interiors?
BG: For me, design itself is about finding the right balance. I like to create an atmosphere that is inclusive and comfortable, featuring symmetry, making it easy on the eye and helping balance the senses.  It’s important to me though that this balance is carried through in terms of usage and practicality of the interiors, and with pragmatism and functionality important in the design of the pieces.
TID : What can you tell us about your latest range?
BG: My latest range is the Shamsian Collection, created in collaboration with Mohamed Reza Shamsian, a highly sought after, masterful Iranian artist, and his team of 70 highly skilled craftsmen based in Muscat, Oman. The collection is inspired by regional architecture, and features intricate marquetry, a traditional Islamic craft dating back to the sixteenth century, on Italian stained birds-eye maple, in stunning combination with solid brass or iridescent mother of pearl. Detailing on the beautiful Nizwa cabinet takes inspiration from the rounded architectural castellation patterning of the Nizwa Fort in Oman whereas detailing on the Dhow takes inspiration from the sails of the regional sailing boats.

 

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STE. MARIE DESIGN’S BOTANIST RESTAURANT OPENED IN VANCOUVER CANADA

STE. MARIE DESIGN’S BOTANIST RESTAURANT OPENED IN VANCOUVER CANADA

Ste. Marie Design's Botanist Restaurant Opened in Vancouver Canada
Ste. Marie Design : Botanist, Vancouver’s highly anticipated new restaurant inside Fairmont Pacific Rim, officially opened yesterday on Monday, April 24, 2017, beginning with breakfastservice.
Ste. Marie Design's Botanist Restaurant Opened in Vancouver Canada
Ste. Marie Design's Botanist Restaurant Opened in Vancouver Canada
Ste. Marie Design's Botanist Restaurant Opened in Vancouver Canada
Designed by award-winning Ste. Marie Design with brand and identity developed by Glasfurd & Walker, the collection of venues begins with the Champagne Lounge.  Overlooking The Lobby Lounge on the second floor, it’s surrounded by glass and planters filled with greenery indigenous to British Columbia.  The Champagne Lounge is open daily from 4:00pm and offers global sparkling wines and exclusive and rare offerings from both Champagne and internationally, complemented by a menu of small plates including oysters, caviar, seasonal crudités, and local artisanal cheese platters.
Ste. Marie Design's Botanist Restaurant Opened in Vancouver Canada
Ste. Marie Design's Botanist Restaurant Opened in Vancouver Canada
Ste. Marie Design's Botanist Restaurant Opened in Vancouver Canada
In contrast the Cocktail Bar, with a dark palette of Italian Terrazzo and dramatic curved glass, is dedicated to the creative science of cocktails. Led by Grant Sceney, the hotel’s creative beverage director, and David Wolowidnyk, Botanist head bartender, the international award-winning duo created a list of whimsical yet sophisticated cocktails. The elevated beverage experience is enhanced by the Cocktail Lab with commercial kitchen elements such as a centrifuge, band saw, and roto-vaporizer.  Select libations give a nod to its chemistry inspired roots and botanical background. The Deep Cove for example uses Island Gin, sea buckthorn, and blue algae and is served in a bespoke glass molded onto a log of driftwood.
Ste. Marie Design's Botanist Restaurant Opened in Vancouver Canada
Ste. Marie Design's Botanist Restaurant Opened in Vancouver Canada
Ste. Marie Design's Botanist Restaurant Opened in Vancouver Canada
The adjacent Garden invites guests to linger in a glass-walled space filled with greenery, a trellis and more than 50 different types of plant species that include rare fruit bushes, and edible species such as green tea camellia, cardamom and ginger.
Ste. Marie Design's Botanist Restaurant Opened in Vancouver Canada
Botanist Restaurant
The sensory experience culminates in the Dining Room, a place intended to be active and engaging morning to night. A mixture of various limestone, whitewashed woods and ornate metalwork sets its foundation with pops of plant material found throughout. The layout invites guests to engage with one another, best illustrated by a series of tables that connect via a flowing ‘S’ curve banquette. The private dining room, with seating for 20 maintains interplay with the main room through its glass doors.
Botanist Restaurant
Photo Courtesy : Ian Lanterman

 

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BUDDY HOLLY HALL USA DESIGNED BY DIAMOND SCHMITT ARCHITECTS BREAKS GROUND

BUDDY HOLLY HALL USA DESIGNED BY DIAMOND SCHMITT ARCHITECTS BREAKS GROUND

Buddy Holly Hall USA
Diamond Schmitt Architects : The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences has broken ground in Lubbock, Texas, setting a milestone for this major arts project in the hometown of the iconic 1950s pop legend Buddy Holly.
The centre features the 2,200-seat Helen DeVitt Jones Theater; a 425-seat studio theatre; a grand hall; a bistro; and the 22,000 sq ft home to Ballet Lubbock with five dance studios. The Christine DeVitt Lobby will be a gathering point and community asset.
Buddy Holly Hall USA designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects Breaks Ground
“The aim for Lubbock is to create a performing arts centre as good acoustically, as welcoming to the public, and as attractive to performers to be among the best halls in North America,” said Jack Diamond, Principal, with Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects.
The Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association (LEPAA) is developing the privately funded, $155m project, which will also provide access to the Lubbock Independent School District as a learning centre. “Buddy Holly Hall will be a beacon for progress and downtown revitalization for Lubbock and the South Plains,” said Tim Collins, LEPAA’s chairman. “The venue is a hub that brings together people of all ages to experience world-class art in a world-class facility.”
Buddy Holly Hall USA designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects Breaks Ground
The multi-purpose nature of the venue will allow for a wide range of activity, from opera, Broadway shows and symphonic music, to rock concerts, conferences and social events. “To achieve this versatility, the floor of the auditorium can have raked seating or be flat for a standing audience, either below or in line with the stage,” said Matthew Lella, Principal, Diamond Schmitt.
Buddy Holly Hall USA designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects Breaks Ground
The central volume of the structure conceals the fly tower and is framed by a roofline of swooping planes with cascading columns that establish a strong visual identity and create a welcoming entrance. A replica of a 200 ft telecommunications tower will be installed on the site as a light sculpture, forming a beacon for the performing arts centre.
Diamond Schmitt is working with development team partners Gareld Public/Private, LLC, Parkhill, Smith, & Cooper, MWM Architects, Hugo Reed & Associates, Jaffe Holden Acoustics, Schuler Shook, and Lee Lewis Construction. The 218,000 sq ft performing arts campus is on track to open in 2020.

 

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MODERN MUSIC CENTRE BY HÉRAULT ARNOD ARCHITECTES IS DENSE, SCULPTURAL AND AUTONOMOUS

MODERN MUSIC CENTRE BY HÉRAULT ARNOD ARCHITECTES IS DENSE, SCULPTURAL AND AUTONOMOUSMODERN MUSIC CENTRE BY HÉRAULT ARNOD ARCHITECTES IS DENSE, SCULPTURAL AND AUTONOMOUS

Modern Music Centre by Hérault Arnod Architectes is Dense, Sculptural and Autonomous
Hérault Arnod architectes : This Contemporary Music Centre (SMAC) is a musical complex consisting of two auditoriums of very different kinds and recording studios, linked by a public space called the deck, running from one side of the building to the other.  It is designed on the principle that, instead of being mere consumers of entertainment, people can construct their own evening by moving from one place to the other.
Modern Music Centre by Hérault Arnod Architectes is Dense, Sculptural and Autonomous
Modern Music Centre by Hérault Arnod Architectes is Dense, Sculptural and Autonomous
The site is a corner of the Bel Ebat fairground, on the edge of the historic town centre of Evreux. The difficulty lies in the size relation between the new building, rather small and non-central, and the fairground, a huge empty esplanade. One of the challenges of the architecture is to create a synergy with the fairground activities – fetes, flea markets, circuses, etc.
Modern Music Centre by Hérault Arnod Architectes is Dense, Sculptural and Autonomous
Modern Music Centre by Hérault Arnod Architectes is Dense, Sculptural and Autonomous
To resist and exist in relation to the vast expanse of the fairground, the structure is dense, sculptural and autonomous. The main concert hall is on the first floor and sticks out, overhanging the entrance on the northern side.
Modern Music Centre by Hérault Arnod Architectes is Dense, Sculptural and Autonomous
Modern Music Centre by Hérault Arnod Architectes is Dense, Sculptural and Autonomous
For acoustic reasons, the concert rooms and recording studios are separate concrete boxes.The whole structure is enveloped in a light metal skin, a double wall or over-roof that acts as an additional acoustic feature. From the outside, the volume is opaque, composed of triangular facets, some of them made of polished stainless steel that reflects the surrounding trees.
Modern Music Centre by Hérault Arnod Architectes is Dense, Sculptural and Autonomous
Modern Music Centre by Hérault Arnod Architectes is Dense, Sculptural and Autonomous
It is imbued with a dual internal motion, the movement of the deck that crosses it and the movement of the roof which rises gradually to envelop the main auditorium. The deck operates like an immense interior/exterior hall stretching from the street to the esplanade.
Modern Music Centre by Hérault Arnod Architectes is Dense, Sculptural and Autonomous
Modern Music Centre by Hérault Arnod Architectes is Dense, Sculptural and Autonomous
This course distributes and shows the different entities: main auditorium hall, local radio station studio, recording studios and the club, live-music café with its glass double façade fan folded for acoustic reasons. The deck opens southwards to become a wide porch, an urban theatre that acts both as a terrace for the club, and as a stage for outdoor concerts or shows.
Modern Music Centre by Hérault Arnod Architectes is Dense, Sculptural and Autonomous
Modern Music Centre by Hérault Arnod Architectes is Dense, Sculptural and Autonomous
Modern Music Centre by Hérault Arnod Architectes is Dense, Sculptural and Autonomous
Modern Music Centre by Hérault Arnod Architectes is Dense, Sculptural and Autonomous
Photo Courtesy : André Morin

 

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PIERRE-PERRET SCHOOL’S EXTERIOR IN FRANCE IS DESIGNED LIKE AN UFO

PIERRE-PERRET SCHOOL’S EXTERIOR IN FRANCE IS DESIGNED LIKE AN UFO

Ameller, Dubois & Associés  : The early childhood school complex designed by Philippe Ameller and Jacques Dubois in the suburban town of Serris, east of Paris, does not seem to be particularly alien or extravagant. But the urban context makes the new building a real UFO, as the Pierre-Perret school is located near Disneyland Paris.
Pierre-Perret School's Exterior in France is Designed Like an UFO
Pierre-Perret School's Exterior in France is Designed Like an UFO
Since its inauguration in 1992, the notorious amusement park has been a true engine of economic development. But it also provides its peculiar aesthetic direction, somewhere between The Truman Show and an impersonation of Parisian late XIXth century style. In this artificial area, the architects challenged the local mainstream tastes with their new school.
Pierre-Perret School's Exterior in France is Designed Like an UFO
Pierre-Perret School's Exterior in France is Designed Like an UFO
“We did think of this school project as an opportunity – and almost a duty – to place there a hint, a clue about what a pleasant life may be away from the Disneyland influences. A humble piece of genuine architecture of the early XXIst century seemed to be what the inhabitants of Serris needed most, for their youngest children to grow aware of their time.”
Pierre-Perret School's Exterior in France is Designed Like an UFO
Pierre-Perret School's Exterior in France is Designed Like an UFO
Fortunately, a recent awards jury shared this point of view, and liked the wooden touch of the design (totally alien to Serris until then). “No one felt insulted”, says Jacques Dubois, “as we certainly did not make fun of the existing town. We just felt it deserved to switch to something a little more genuine, step by step. This is the first step, and the population seems to appreciate it.”
Pierre-Perret School's Exterior in France is Designed Like an UFO

 

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