The Hongkund Art Gallery is a project developed by Penda architects located in Beijing. The interior of the gallery use the arch as a main architectural element for walls, partitions and ceilings transforming the minimalist space into a beautiful curved sculpture.
From Penda: “The white exterior of the Hongkun Art Gallery works a sculptural focal point for the area. Entering the gallery through an opening in the monolithic facade, the arch-like curves continue to the interior and gently merge into a clean white space for exhibiting the artworks. The open areas in the gallery offer a wide space for themed exhibition, while the gently curved entrance part draws people into the space and guides them naturally further into the gallery. The solid expression of the exterior countinually merges with a carved out interior and increases the sculptural appearance of the gallery. Multiple arches altering in size and orientation create a continuous, gentle curve which becomes a sculptural interpretation of the landscape paintings, that are exhibited in the gallery. Within the arches, the entrance sculpture inhabites an information desk, a coatroom and the main circulation staircase, which guides visitors to the basement with a special exbition hall and employees to the office area located on the mezzanin level.”
The Evolution Door by Austrian artist Klemmens Torggler is an invention based on rotating squares, The special construction makes it possible to move the door sideways without the use of tracks. This technical trick opens up new applications for the door. To understand how it looks is best to look at the video.
Spanish architecture firm Selgas Cano developed this amzing office space in the middle of a forest near Madrid. The estructure is half buried in the ground. Photography by Iwan Baan.
Ipv Delft designed the first suspended bicycle roundabout in the world. Located between Eindhoven, Veldhoven and Meerhoven in the Netherlands, the project promotes a healthier and eco friendly life. The roundabout consists of 70 metre tall central pylon, 24 steel cables and a circular bridge deck made out of approximately 1,000 tons of steel.
According to the Architects, The project was resembled to “a flying saucer which hoovers above the Heerbaan-Meerenakkerweg intersection, its impressive pylon marking the entrance way to the cities of Eindhoven and Veldhoven“.
Netatmo, a company that develops products that monitor weather & environment, creators of the Urban Weather Station system has worked with designer Philippe Stark to create the Netatmo Thermostat a beautiful product that combines great design and functionality to control heating remotely using your smarthphone, tablet or computer to reduce energy consumption.
Netatmo Thermostat also learn your habits and adjust your environment accordingly, it knows when you go to sleep, arrive home from work or when the day starts and ends giving you the ideal temperature for all your activities.