In Warsaw, Poland in the district of Wola lies a small crack of space between the buildings on 22 Chłodna Street and 74 Żelazna Street. Jakub Szczęsny of Centrala, recognized the potential to create something unique within this narrow area, and derived a design of an art installation entitled Keret House. The house upon completion shall become the narrowest house in Warsaw, measuring an interior that will vary between 122 centimeters and 72 centimeters in its narrowest spot.
Located on a corner block bound by Scott St and Main St in Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, this site has a river side location directly opposite the Brisbane CBD. Previously occupied by a late 1950’s motel, purchasers Waterford Properties commissioned Jackson Teece to design a new iconic apartment building to provide single plate luxury accommodation.
The new building, compromising 10 apartments over 15 stories utilises an asymmetric planning device to create a building form with a sinuous lack of 90degree corners. An iconic public face for the building, in the form of a 400 tonne concrete screen to the Eastern facade, presents a dramatic sculptural landmark to the busy traffic passing across the Story Bridge. This element creates an identity for the project with a pattern derived from the naturally found riverside Mimosa trees.
designed by mumbai-based firm sameep padora and associates, the ‘indigo deli’, a delicatessen and dine-in restaurant transforms a mundane retail space within the palladium mall in mumbai, india. denying the rigid geometries of the mall context, an undulatingand interlocking structure swoops above the tables within the dining area. combining the qualities of a dome and surface, the hybrid formemploys the structural strengths of both applications. the wooden armature is formed with rough textured plywood, contrasting thesleek copper lighting fixtures and built in details.
easteading – the concept of creating autonomous communities at sea – offers a sustainable solution to dealing with abandoned oil rigs and other redundant offshore platforms. In theory, seasteads would be established beyond the territories claimed by national governments, and some would even be mobile. As eccentric as it sounds, there’s a substantial movement to make this form of oceanic dwelling a reality by 2014.