Heading to summer with beautiful ideas for a relaxing spot at the back of our yard. Get your drink and enjoy!
design by Gabriel Schama
The hortus conclusus unites within itself a marvellous assemblage of disparate aspects. It seeks to understand the landscape it denies, explain the world it excludes, bring in the nature it fears and summarise all this in an architectural composition.
The language and logic of the building are located in three primary architectural moves. The first is the creation of two distinct blocks, varying in width by a foot, separated by the stone-paved courtyard on the ground, and united by the cupric roof plane at the upper level. The two blocks function as discrete personal spaces on the upper level, one is a singular space of bedroom and bath, the other has an additional study.
At the ground level, an indoor family room becomes an adjunct to the main living space which does not have the containment that the other more private spaces exhibit. This main space functions literally as the deck of the house, overlooking the landscape and the courtyard, creating a simultaneity of vistas, each of a different scale and access. The copper-covered private spaces at the upper level are positioned in mutual tension, with the guarantee of simultaneous intimacy and isolation, so essential to the domestic interior.
Via Arch Daily
Face is a series of three coat hooks (or fixed door knobs). The hooks are cast in solid brass and fine polished to create a mirror-like surface. The main feature – beside the mass and presence of the brass – is the irregular shaped faces of the three slightly different units. When screwed into a wall they are always ‘wrong’, always right.
Design by CLAESSON KOIVISTO RUNE
Project Pij! gives a new life to this very interesting traditional object. Its new use is envisioned for the three essential rituals of a modern man — enjoyment of coffee, tea or wine. The jugs retained all of their traditional characteristics except of the size, which was adjusted according to new uses. They are ergonomic and pleasant for drinking coffee, tea or wine, either through their beaks or sideways.
The bukaleta (greek bokalion, italian boccale) is a glazed jug made of baked clay. It has roots in Italy and Austria. In northern Adriatic and Istria it appeared in the 20th century. Traditionally, it was used for joint wine sipping after a busy day and today it is primarily a symbol of socializing and community gatherings. Unfortunately, the bukaleta is rarely used and it is most often a commemorative souvenir or a decorative element in many taverns in northern Adriatic and Istria.
Designed by Mario Depicolzuane , Zagreb, Croatia