Tikari Works completes its first project

Feb 05, 2019

A half subterranean home behind a timber screen has been reportedly built by Tikari Works. Before construction, a garage was located on the site. The Pocket House is designed by Nicola and Ty Tikari and is the first project that has been completed by the studio Tikari Works. Spread across 80 sq m, it is a two-BHK house and over half of the house is located underground. The bedroom, bathroom and lightwell is located underground. Above ground, the house is stepped back from the street and set back behind the lightwell, to align with the other houses on the street. The facade is covered with a timber screen and has a large floor to height window.

 

For more: www.tikari.co.uk

Espen Surnevik designs treetop cabins

Feb 05, 2019

Espen Surnevik has reportedly designed the PAN Treetop Cabins on slender stilts among the treetops of Finnskogen. The cabins were originally created to create a tourist retreat in eastern Norway. The cabins are designed in contract to the surrounding with black metal structures and black cladding. The cabins resemble a tent-shape with gable ends. The cabin measures 40 sq m and is expected to accommodate nearly six people. Spiral staircase leads the way to the cabins, which is connected to an elevated walkway into sheltered entrances. The cabins have a small kitchen, bathroom and bedroom with double beds. Extra beds arr hidden within the pine-wood walls.

ACDF Architecture designs La Barque lake house

Feb 04, 2019

ACDF Architecture has reportedly designed a lake house in Quebec. The La Barque Residence is build on a slopping site with wood and both levels can be accessed from the grassy earth. The full-height windows at the end highlights the lake view and surrounding mountains. The two-storey house has a patio on the back with glass railings and is sheltered by overhanging roofs that extends the length of the house. The upper level of the house has an open-plan kitchen, dinning room and a lounge with a fireplace. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms complete the top floor, while a family room, a sauna, two bathrooms and three children's rooms can be found downstairs.

Kengo Kuma designs terracotta tiles shelves for Camper store

Feb 04, 2019

Kengo Kuma has reportedly designed a concave terracotta tiles form for footwear brand Camper. These tiles line the peripheral walls and the front elevation of an upper volume that extends out from the end of the store. Some of the elevations are wider in order to accommodate tall boots or large accessories. Pale resin has been applied to the store’s floor with blocky plinths and ceiling. The tiles are produced by a local company Ceràmica Cumella. This is the second Camper retail store that has been reportedly designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates. 

Luciano Kruk creates concrete and glass house Casa BLQ

Feb 04, 2019

Following Mies van Der Rohe's conception of architecture as the expression of structure, Luciano Kruk has reportedly created a family home in Nuevo Quilmes, Buenos Aires. The Casa BLQ is situated on a small plot and hosts a master suite with a dressing room, two secondary bedrooms and a work studio. The larger outdoor terrace is equipped with barbecue grill while the front site is largely opaque. To overlook the verdant yard, a glass wall is incorporated. A upper level cantilever over the lower portion shades the terrace. The kitchen occupies one end of the house, while the studio occupies the other. The bedroom and master suites is situated on the second floor and on both the ground and upper level, two parallel concrete beams stretch the length of the building and support the floor slabs. 

Signature Spring Collection 2019 for Tisva by Gauri Khan unveiled

Feb 01, 2019

At the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai, interior designer Gauri Khan has reportedly launched her Signature Spring Collection 2019 for Tisva. The collection features hand-crafted pieces that are designed to go with intense and tinted hues. The luminaires assemble a vintage design as the Italian chandeliers are reportedly made with ancient Murano glass, using the ancient glass blowing technique. The Spanish chandeliers are made from bohemian glass. Other than chandeliers, the collection also offers a range of lighting solutions such as ambient lighting concepts, LED designer range, table and floor lamps, wall lights, pendants, and utility lighting products.

 

For more: www.lightsbytisva.com

 

IKEA pays tribute to India by launching ÄNGLATÅRAR

Feb 01, 2019

ÄNGLATÅRAR, a textile collection has been launched by IKEA in order to pay a tribute to India. The collection marks the celebration of design aesthetics from Sweden and India and is designed by two designers from two countries. The collection, which uses diverse materials and textures, bold patterns, striking colours, and optimistic spirit, is developed in Panipat. The collection carries earthy and cool colours such a indigo and read, against a neutral base of white, thus carrying the rich heritage and history of the two countries.

Goa hosts biggest interiors, exteriors exhibition

Feb 01, 2019

Goa’s biggest art, furniture, interior design, lifestyle, building and construction products exhibition has been reportedly inaugurated by Victor Albuquerque, Managing Director and Chairman, Alcon Victor Group. Over 1,000 national and international products and services will be showcased at Interiors & Exteriors. The exhibition hosts products and services that are of interest to architects, interior designers, builders, engineers, hoteliers, consultants and general consumers. The four-day exhibition is supported by Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) Goa Chapter and CREDAI-Goa.

Ageing buildings turned into library by SOM

Jan 31, 2019

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has reportedly converted buildings in a former industrial district into a public library in Chicago. Spread across 16,500 sq ft, SOM’s library occupies two conjoined structures, while on the front facade, the lower portion is clad in pre-rusted steel. On the other hand, the upper portion hosts original stucco and is overlaid with circular graphics that allude to sound waves. Surrounded by programmatic areas, the building contains flexible meeting rooms and digital learning space for teens with a recording studio. Along with a reading space, there is also a Tinkering Lab for young children.

Schemata Architects designs pop-up store for Hay

Jan 31, 2019

Schemata Architects has reportedly designed a pop-up store for Danish homeware brand Hay. The store, which is temporarily set within a basement in Tokyo’s Omotesando district, features a series of easily-demountable display fixtures. Beneath the exposed pipework in the ceiling, metal tracks have been installed and vertical poles are screwed in to form gridded partitions. Tall storage units and cash register counters have been constructed by using timber. Besides, a concrete cafe with slate-grey stool seats is set up.