Copenhague Table is a minimalist design created by Paris-based designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. HAY invited Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec to design a new collection of furniture for the redesigned University of Copenhagen. The collection includes a wooden chair, a bar stool, and several tables. More here.
Photos of structures common along the northwestern shores of Illinois where hunters can hide as they shoot ducks.
What I found interesting was how each blind possessed a style and character all its own, distinctly different and unique, but each hunter having to adhere to the same basic construction principles, while using similar building materials. The end results, while utilitarian in purpose, are always playfully creative and original. These photographs are a homage to their individuality.
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A translucent glass bridge connects this 1,820 square foot pavilion to a mid-century modern house designed by Bay Area architect Ernest Born. Gently placed among existing trees, the addition, though physically simple, is phenomenally complex. A private cypress grove in the rear and the Pacific Ocean in front are experientially connected through a strategic layering of space, view, reflection, acoustics, and nature. More here.
The primary goal was to design an addition to a mid-century modern house designed by the renowned architect Ernest Born, without compromising the existing home in any way. The second goal was to respond to the physical environment responsibly and sensitively.
The client is a single father of two teenage sons as well as an avid surfer. The site is on the western edge of San Francisco, facing the Pacific Ocean. The existing home is unique within the neighborhood in that it adjoins a large garden to the rear as well as to the side of the house.
The primary diagram nestles a three-story pavilion 10′ away from the existing home, within a grove of existing cypress trees. The only alteration to the existing house, and the only interior connection, is a 9′ x 5′ incision in the side of the house on the second floor, where a translucent glass bridge connects the two structures. While both structures maintain their autonomy, their connection to both the surrounding landscape and to each other is complimentary and mutually enriching.