Their product does not just look good, it also forms both a critical and a constructive response to the flexible and open office revolution. Its designers, Key Portilla-Kawamura and Ali Ganjavian, state that current popular open plan principles in offices jeopardize individual space and dilute group dynamics. They explain that Giraffe “creates a visual enclosure for those who are sitting behind it but does not interfere in the general openness of a room. It is also a pin board and a hub for wired connections (Ethernet, electrical). The perfect office companion”. Click here for more pictures of this fresh and appealing piece of flexible office furniture.
Some days ago, the Spanish collective Luzinterruptus decided to say goodbye to 2011 with an original installation. With the artwork entitled ‘Lo que hemos perdidos en 2011′ (‘What we’ve lost in 2011′) they asked their friends to write down the most important thing they lost in the last year on a piece of paper. All messages…Read more →
The next hotel is modular. In 2012 people want to sleep in the middle of the woods, float in the sea or relax in a snowy landscape. Good ol’ hotels that consist of one solid piece of concrete with rooms in it connected by a central hall just don’t do it any more. Over the…Read more →
It is estimated that about 938,000 copies of free newspapers are distributed daily in Madrid, out of which a large ends up in the trash. Under the name ‘Recycled Shadow’, the Spanish architecture collective Meva transforms wasted newspapers into precious shades for the madrileños.Read more →
Are there any urban objects left that do not have an urban garden on their roof? I thought about the city buses before I stumbled upon this 2010 project. New York-based designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio came up with a graduation project at the NYU, that claims to increase the amount of green spaces in…Read more →