martes, 19 de agosto de 2014

Wilkinson Residence / House of the week 03

There’s the tree house your Dad built for you in the backyard, and then there’s the tree house Robert Harvey Oshatz built in the forests of Portland, Oregon. Designed in 1997 and completed in 2004, the Wilkinson Residence is in perfect harmony with its surroundings. Built on a steep sloping lot, the living space resides amongst the forest canopy, making your morning coffee most enjoyable. With more curves than Lombard Street, the Wilkinson Residence is a property you have to see to believe.
A lover of music, the client wanted a house that not only became part of the natural landscape but also addressed the flow of music. This house evades the mechanics of the camera; it is difficult to capture the way the interior space flows seamlessly through to the exterior. One must actually stroll through the house to grasp its complexities and its connection to the exterior. One example is a natural wood ceiling, floating on curved laminated wood beams, passing through a generous glass wall which wraps around the main living room.

viernes, 15 de agosto de 2014


From Ville Radieuse to Bucky Fuller’s Dymaxion world, architecture has never been short on grand utopian ideas. But unlike most, which live on in only notebook pages, renderings and speculative writings, Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti is a living, growing city unto itself.
At the end of an unassuming, washboarded dirt road off I-17 halfway between Flagstaff and Phoenix, the complex has been under construction now for nearly 45 years. And while it’s singular and visionary architect sadly passed away in 2012, the complex continues to be built according to his noble and lofty concept of “arcology”—a portmanteau of architecture and ecology—in which structures and their users have a symbiotic relationship with surrounding nature.
Photographer Laure Joliet invited us along on her recent trip, where she shot the complex under crystal clear desert light. via needsupply

lunes, 4 de agosto de 2014

#01 Arola

We are very happy to show #01 AROLA. LIGHT & DESIGN, our first collaboration with director Jordi Cussó.

It is the first film of a serie we are producing about art and design.
Toni Arola is a designer whose 'professional career is divided between teaching, workshops, artistic experimentation and research into light […] He has undertaken artistic projects in a wide variety of fields, including lighting for Santa & Cole, Viabizzuno and Metalarte, pieces of furniture and perfume bottles, as well as interior design projects and exhibitions.'

We had a great time chating about light and design among many other things.