5 Uppermosts #Architectures in 2014 ft. @matsushimaJP, MDS, Tamás Dobrosi, Yukio Hashimoto, Pierre Antoine Compain

Here are some creative projects that inspire me in 2014. You can see other projects on my Pinterest or on my #GoodToKnow.

 

Le Mistral – Tokyo, Japan 2014
Matsushima JP

Designed by japanese practice JP Architects, this tokyo-based gift shop selling european sundries is defined by its white gridded pattern that delineates the store’s shelving units, furniture and door frames. The base color of ‘le mistral’ is navy blue, the signature tone of the company that also provides a stark and refined backdrop. At the center of the volume, products can be placed on a table that features markings designed to accommodate each size of display tray. The nature of the plan means that items can be presented in a variety of formats, with the possibility to rearrange the objects daily. via designboom.com

Le Mistral - Tokyo, Japan 2014 Matsushima JP

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Shirokane House – Tokyo, Japan 2014
Kiyotoshi Mori, Natsuko Kawamura

Kiyotoshi Mori and Natsuko Kawamura of Tokyo-based MDS wanted Shirokane House to make the most of its small site, so they designed a three-storey volume that angles outwards and upwards to create extra space and bring in more light. via dezeen.com

Shirokane House - Tokyo, Japan 2014 Kiyotoshi Mori, Natsuko Kawamura

“There are basic requirements for a house, where people live, such as privacy protection and ample daylight and ventilation,” they said. “It, however, takes a little ingenuity to satisfy such requirements under a given condition that a site is surrounded by the neighbouring buildings.”

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Pancho Arena – Hungary, 2014
Tamás Dobrosi

The first building of the complex to be finished was the dormitory. Centered on the reconstruction of a former noble residence, the work was based on plans by Imre Makovecz, the central figure of Hungarian organic architecture. This was followed by the inauguration of the professional and medical center and later the canteen of the Academy, executed by the Master’s disciple at the itinerant school, . via archdaily.com

Pancho Arena - Hungary, 2014 Tamás Dobrosi

The idea of a roofed arena was born after the successful construction of approximately 8 grass and arti-ficial practice pitches. Daring to dream even bigger, the management of the Academy decided to build a UEFA category III football stadium suitable for hosting Hungarian league matches and junior tournaments as well as any kind of international competition up to the second qualifying round of the Europa League and the Champions League.

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As opposed to the gigantic complexes preferred in the first half of the last century, some of which were capable of hosting more than a hundred thousand enthusiasts, current trends point towards smaller, but more efficient and complex recreation facilities.

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F-House -Kyoto, Japan, 2014
Yukio Hashimoto

The front wall of this small white house in Japan appears to have been folded down like the corner of a piece of paper. Designed by Japanese architect Yukio Hashimoto, F-House is a two-storey residence in Gion, a part of Kyoto best known as an exclusive geisha district. Hashimoto gave the building a folded corner to evoke an association with the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. via dezeen.com

F-House -Kyoto, Japan, 2014 Yukio Hashimoto

“Like pure white paper, this building’s facade has a small crease which brings forth images of origami,” said Hashimoto. “The simple fold is intended to provide buoyance to the simple wall surface which would otherwise seem closed and weighty.”

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White House – La Rochelle, France, 2014
Pierre Antoine Compain

As part of the renovation of a residential townhouse, this project aims to create a flow diagram, both singular and practice.
For this, four levels are built around a central axis, it corresponds to a vertical greenhouse full height.
Corridors around the heart, the image of devices balconies, and views on all areas.
By this bias architecture, the deregulation of space allows its occupants to enjoy open on 4 levels circulation, and get a panoramic view, on both a horizontal and vertical axis. via contemporist.com

White House - La Rochelle, France, 2014 Pierre Antoine Compain

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#GoodToKnow: October 2014 ft. @matsushimaJP @GrowlerWerks @Eliza_Porodina @HungerMagazine @lernert_sander @isartdigital @okgo @saatchi_sisomo

Here are some creative projects that inspire me in October 2014. You can see other projects on my Pinterest or on my #GoodToKnow.

+++ ART

Dandelion, 2014 
Isabelle Chapuis

Dandelion, 2014 Isabelle Chapuis

Represented by the same studio of Lara Kiosses, vegetal artist Duy Anh Nhan Duc has collaborated with photographer Isabelle Chapuis for two poetical series : “Etamine” and “Dandelion”. The first series of portraits focuses on a man dressed up and masked by carnations’, anemones’, iris’ and chrysanthemum’s petals. The second one pays tribute to dandelions through women’s portraits, full of finesse. via fubiz.net

 

+++ ARCHITECTURE

Le Mistral – Tokyo, Japan 2014
Matsushima JP

Le Mistral - Tokyo, Japan 2014 Matsushima JP

Designed by japanese practice JP Architects, this tokyo-based gift shop selling european sundries is defined by its white gridded pattern that delineates the store’s shelving units, furniture and door frames. The base color of ‘le mistral’ is navy blue, the signature tone of the company that also provides a stark and refined backdrop. At the center of the volume, products can be placed on a table that features markings designed to accommodate each size of display tray. The nature of the plan means that items can be presented in a variety of formats, with the possibility to rearrange the objects daily. via designboom.com

 

+++ DESIGN

Uiliuili Bench, 2014 
Piotr Zuraw

Uiliuili Bench, 2014 Piotr Zuraw

Uiliuili bench, designed by the architect Piotr Zuraw, is a piece of city furniture of an intriguing aesthetic form. Its curious shape encourages unconventional behaviors – on the uiliuili bench users can sit, lie down, stretch, curl up, sit a bit higher, climb, jump… Possibilities are endless, and new ones will surely be discovered by the users according to their own preferences and creativity. via contemporist.com

 

+++ KICKSTARTER

The uKeg Pressurized Growler for Fresh Beer by GrowlerWerks

The uKeg™ growler keeps beer fresh and cold on the go. Vacuum insulated stainless steel with carbonation cap, pressure gauge and tap.

 

+++ FASHION

Frau im MondSchön! Magazine 2014
Photographer : Elizaveta Porodina
Stylist : Susanne Marx
Hair : Susan Voss Redfern
Makeup : Heiko Palach
Model : Lena Gehrmann

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+++ FASHION COVER

Neelam Gill by Rankin for Hunger Magazine #7, 2014

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+++ FASHION FILM

The Sound of COS
Director : Lernert Engelberts, Sander Plug
Stylist : Hannes Hetta

The Sound of COS. COS, a brand under H&M, wants you to not only see their designs but hear them as well. Dutch duo Lernert & Sander arrive on the scene with oven mitts, umbrellas, and more

 

+++ MOTION

FILM_FX L3.0, 2014
Alexis Decelle, Cyril Declercq, Vincent Defour, Pierre Jury

Leo, a Hi-Tech ‘pet’ robot, wanders alone in Paris following the mysterious disappearance of nearly all living species. He spends his days trying to entertain himself but to no avail. Then one day he meets a new living being…
Alexis Decelle, Cyril Declercq, Vincent Defour and Pierre Jury (all students at the animation school Isart Digital), have directed the short animated movie “L3.0″. The movie tells the story of a “pet” robot named Leo who wanders alone in a post-apocalyptic and boring Paris until the day he meets a new human being.
Effets Spéciaux 3D : Alexis Decelle, Cyril Declercq, Vincent Defour, Pierre Jury
Music & Sound Design : Victor Battaglia, Nicolas De Ferran, Rémi Haentjens, Maxime Ferrieu

 

+++ MUSIC VIDEO

OK Go – I Won’t Let You Down
Kazuaki Seki, Damian Kulash

The foursome group OK Go are accustomed to put their music in pictures with videos out of the ordinary and always Including creative and technical innovations. The last release is no exception to the rule. Directed by Morihiro Harano with the help of drones, it shows dancers and theirs umbrellas looking like pixels. This beautiful wink to Busby Berkeley
Creative Director: Morihiro Harano
Art Director: Jun Nishida
Choreographer: furitsukekagyou air:man
Cameraman: Makoto Okuguchi
Lighting: Akiyoshi Irio
GRIP: Takashi Taniguchi
DIT: Taito Oyama
Multi-Copter Pilot: Kenji Yasuda
Stylist: Kazuki Yunoki
Hair Make: Asuka Fujio
Sound Operator: Isao Yoshida
Location Coordinator: Kyohei Kitamura
Online Editor: Shunsuke Kakuuchi, Takashi Tanaka
Colorist: Shigeyuki Toriumi
Translator: Aiko Ishikawa, Ryuzo Tsutsui, Sumire Matsumura

 

+++ ADVERTISING 

Toyota AYGO : Crazy
Director: Lewi
Creative Director: Alexander Reiss, Claus Lieck
Art Director: Nathaly Neusser
Copywriter: Tanja Dringenberg

In a new prank film for Toyota AYGO, Saatchi & Saatchi Dusseldorf shows the car’s playful side by launching ‘Aygo Crazy’ to appeal to young people who meet the littleimperfections of life with humour. The main character of the prank is an extensively remodelled AYGO-Low-Rider, which cruises through the streets of Berlin and draws attention to itself by humorously marking it’s territory.
Client: Toyota
Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Dusseldorf
Country: Germany