Installation in the heart of London in honor of Earth Day

British artist Michael Pinsky devoted his new installation to the fight against environmental pollution by filling four plastic domes with gassed air from New Delhi, Beijing and other cities.

The domed domes were built for a few days in the courtyard of the British Somerset House Museum in honor of Earth Day. Artist Michael Pinsky began work on this environmental project long before its exposure, being in Norway, on the island of Tautra, where the air is very fresh. It is from the pure atmosphere of Tautra as an example for imitation that a journey begins on a greenhouse installation of the artist.

Installation in the heart of London in honor of Earth Day

Artist Michael Pinsky.

In the other four domes is the air of London, the author’s hometown of the project, as well as three other cities with different types of air pollution: Beijing, São Paulo and New Delhi. Air in the ventilated domes of the installation is supported by the Norwegian Air Research Institute. The atmosphere of each of the spaces is almost identical to the natural atmosphere of these cities.

Installation in the heart of London in honor of Earth Day

According to the artist, London is one of those cities where the level of air pollution reaches a high level, whereas the situation can be easily corrected if we look at the problem. “Simple changes in priorities in favor of pedestrians and cyclists could fix the whole situation,” the author says.

Installation in the heart of London in honor of Earth Day

Michael Pinsky created the project to change the attitude of people to consumerism, climate change, and also to show clearly what is really happening in the world. “Many parents bring children to school by car, polluting the air exactly at the moment when the children go out into the street. Children have not yet learned to breathe through the nose when the dirty air has already reached their lungs, “Michael adds.

Installation in the heart of London in honor of Earth Day

Installation in the heart of London in honor of Earth Day

Installation in the heart of London in honor of Earth Day

Installation in the heart of London in honor of Earth Day

Installation in the heart of London in honor of Earth Day

Installation in the heart of London in honor of Earth Day

MAPA Architects: hotel for lovers of Uruguayan beauty

In Uruguay, in the vicinity of Maldonado, the MAPA Architects studio has arranged 13 hotel boxes, which were pre-assembled in Montevideo and delivered on special trailers. Around – hectares of meadows, lakes with springs and vineyards, where ripe red varieties merlot and cabernet sauvignon.

MAPA Architects: hotel for lovers of Uruguayan beauty

MAPA Architects: hotel for lovers of Uruguayan beauty

MAPA Architects: hotel for lovers of Uruguayan beauty

The Sacromonte Landscape Hotel concept is in complete disconnect from city life, contemplating a magnificent landscape in a comfortable and friendly environment. Facades of hotel boxes are lined with smoky mirror glass – simple, but effective camouflage is convenient for guests and preserves the integrity of the landscape. The interior is finished with oak panels. Nearby there is a restaurant with a large selection of meat dishes.

Presentation of the new Promemoria collection

April 18 in Milan Romeo Sozzi, the unchanging guru and head of Promemoria, met friends in the flagship show room on the occasion of the presentation of the new collection of the brand – Indigo Tales. All the evening guests enjoyed in his society cool design, live music, champagne and specialty cocktails according to the favorite recipe of Romeo Sozzi.

Presentation of the new Promemoria collectionRomeo Sozzi, Promemoria.

Presentation of the new Promemoria collectionTo the left is Chiara del Vecchio, Promemoria.

Presentation of the new Promemoria collectionOlesya Kazakova, Davide Sozzi and Ekaterina Egorova, Promemoria.

Presentation of the new Promemoria collectionVadim Yasnogorodsky, Home Concept.

Presentation of the new Promemoria collection

Olesya Kazakova, Promemoria, and the architect Tatiana Mironova.

Presentation of the new Promemoria collectionPolina Pidtsan and Evgeni Chusov, RoomLook.

Presentation of the new Promemoria collectionOn the left is the architect Elliot Barnes.

Presentation of the new Promemoria collection

Architect Elena Kornilova and Ekaterina Egorova, Promemoria.

Presentation of the new Promemoria collectionDesigner Maxim Languev.

Presentation of the new Promemoria collection

Ekaterina Siver, Promemoria, and Daria Talalayeva, Space Four Concept Store.

Presentation of the new Promemoria collectionEkaterina Siver, Promemoria, and architect Alexei Nikolashin.

Presentation of the new Promemoria collection

Suprematism of the architect Maxim Kashin

Suprematism of the architect Maxim Kashin

Architect Maxim Kashin and his studio Monoloko design created an unusual interior bar area of ​​75 square meters. meters.

“The interior of the bar is monochrome, with a clear geometry of space,” says the architect. – The idea of ​​a monochrome pure bright color is a release from the closed thinking, characteristic for the general mass of people. It is an idea to investigate the influence of color on human perception. Such an interior, as a non-objective canvas of a painting, must show and convey the idea of ​​perception of a pure space of color, balancing the creative power of man and nature.

Suprematism of the architect Maxim Kashin

Suprematism of the architect Maxim Kashin

Suprematism of the architect Maxim Kashin

Suprematism of the architect Maxim Kashin

Suprematism of the architect Maxim Kashin

Suprematism of the architect Maxim Kashin

Suprematism of the architect Maxim Kashin

Suprematism of the architect Maxim Kashin

Suprematism of the architect Maxim Kashin

Suprem, which is translated from Latin as dominance and superiority, embodies the superiority of color over the form and space that everyone limits himself. This theory is vividly reflected in the ideology of Kazimir Malevich, namely in the ideology of Suprematism.

When I created the interior, I relied on this ideology of color superiority over the space of human perception and I wanted to create a space where a person can feel free and that this space influenced his perception of the usual forms. The geometry of the furniture is a three-dimensional Suprematist composition, also in monochrome. The general concept of a bar is precisely the perception of a person through the color and geometry of the world around him.

Suprematism of the architect Maxim Kashin

The interior color is bright blue, the colors himmelblau on the scale RAL 5005, which is translated from German as a color-lazuli. Such a decision should immerse a person in the space of heavenly color and give freedom to his perception and thinking.

Suprematism of the architect Maxim Kashin

For a greater immersion in the ideology of freedom from stereotypes and a better perception of the idea of ​​the interior, we made a volumetric-spatial light insolation from a flexible neon in a polyurethane shell, which should immerse the visitor in an infinite space resembling an open space. The cosmos is infinite and as vividly represents the idea of ​​a non-objective free space, free from the generally accepted notion of time and matter. Thus, in the architecture of our bar’s interior, we tried to combine the ideology of Suprematism and “Russian cosmism” in order to immerse the visitors of the institution in their own world of freedom and give free rein to the imagination. “

Kelly Westler for Gwen Stefanie: home for 29 million

Kelly Westler for Gwen Stefanie: home for 29 million

American designer Kelly Westler can be proud of his stellar customers. One of them was Gwen Stefani and her husband rocker Gavin Rossdale, who entrusted Westler with the design of a villa in Beverly Hills, acquired in 2006. Before, the villa was owned by Jennifer Lopez.

Today the property Gwen Stefani – a spacious house with ten bedrooms, a gym, a cinema, a swimming pool and a private road – was put up for sale for $ 29 million. One of the reasons for the sale is the divorce of a star couple.

Kelly Westler for Gwen Stefanie: home for 29 million

This is really one of the most ambitious projects in the portfolio of Hollywood designer Kelly Westler (as Gwen Stefani, Kelly’s good friend, says), famous for the whole world with her bright interior mixes and cinematographic scenography.

Kelly Westler for Gwen Stefanie: home for 29 million

Kelly Westler and her husband, the developer Brad Korzen, are not only passionate about design, they are co-owners of fashion business, their shops sell decor items, accessories (primarily Kelly’s authorship) and furniture, and among their creative consultants there is even Swedish designer Hampus Bernhoff, author of Acne.

Kelly Westler for Gwen Stefanie: home for 29 million

Kelly Westler for Gwen Stefanie: home for 29 million

Kelly Westler for Gwen Stefanie: home for 29 million

Kelly Westler for Gwen Stefanie: home for 29 millionGwen Stefani, American producer, singer, songwriter and designer.

Perhaps the style of Kelly Westler will go down in the textbooks as a sample of the American mix&match of the 2010s. “In good design, there’s always something that stimulates intelligence,” Kelly says. Her eclecticism requires courage, and Hollywood cocktail, which promotes the American – the mind and real courage.

Kelly Westler for Gwen Stefanie: home for 29 million

Kelly Westler for Gwen Stefanie: home for 29 million

Kelly Westler for Gwen Stefanie: home for 29 million

Hotel Manapany on the Caribbean island

At one of the corners of the French overseas territory, a paradise was built on the ground: among the banana and orange trees a luxury hotel was built.

Francois Chamspor and Ann Jus recently updated the interiors of the Parisian Hôtel Vernet. Exhaled and engaged in a new project – eco-resort on the island of St. Barthélemy. This island is truly heavenly: the overseas French community, located in the Caribbean. Azure ocean, white sand, palm trees – in general, the situation is idyllic and inspiring for any projects.

Hotel Manapany on the Caribbean island

The theme of environmental friendliness in such a place can not be more appropriate. The designer tried to emphasize the beauty of the surrounding nature and created not one large complex, but 43 small cottages standing at a distance from each other.

Hotel Manapany on the Caribbean island

The houses are scattered along the beach and hills, palm trees grow around them, and they open either to the garden or to the ocean. The entire resort resembles an open-air village – it was so good to fit buildings into nature.

Hotel Manapany on the Caribbean island

By the way, both the lobby, and the bar, and the restaurant are also suitable, the spa, where mostly products from Dr.Hauschka are used, is located generally directly on the beach, and the pool is “level with the horizon line”. And all this is surrounded by lemon, orange, banana, mango and other tropical exotic trees.

Hotel Manapany on the Caribbean island

The design of the designer’s houses was inspired by sheds-yes, the most common sheds. The simplicity of the Creole houses is something that the inhabitants of megacities do not have, it is here, in the opinion of the owners of the resort, they will be able to rest and “recharge” for real. The furniture used for the furnishings was mostly designed by designer François Champsor, but there are also items made by masters of Latin America: for example, rugs were tied in Mexico, and straw lamps were brought from Brazil. On the walls in the cottages are hung the works of Marion Hanania – these are pictures of the island in which the artist sought to pay homage to life in all its manifestations.

Hotel Manapany on the Caribbean island

Hotel Manapany on the Caribbean island

Milan premiere of Scavolini

Milan premiere of Scavolini

What developments will the Italian company Scavolini present in the framework of the Milan Furniture Salon?

The Scavolini Bathroom division offered its version of a home wellness: a project Gym Space combines a bathroom and a gym. Designer – Mattia Paresky. The bathroom of the new generation contains everything that is supposed to be in the premises of this destination, plus it allows you to keep fit without visiting the fitness club.

Milan premiere of ScavoliniThe system of Gym Space, diz. Mattia Paresky.

The base forms a structure resembling a Swedish wall. It is layered with sports equipment, including benches, elastic belts and TRX systems for training all muscle groups. Here are the usual elements for the bathroom: wash basins, lamps, shelves, storage and mirrors. The furniture modules are finished with veneer in two versions – traditional natural and modern “anthracite” – and are available in sizes of 70, 90 or 120 cm. Also in two colors, white and “anthracite”, accessories are available. Mounted on the frame, they create a compact composition. The program assumes a huge number of modifications, adapts to any specific room and individual settings.

Milan premiere of ScavoliniProgram Box Life, diz. studio Rainlight.

Project Box Life designed by Scavolini in conjunction with the design studio Rainlight and its creative director Yorgo Lukoria, as well as architectural and engineering company HOK. Box Life – a smart concept of building an interior. Addressed to the inhabitants of megacities, which are limited in square meters, but do not want to give up comfort. The system allows you to create a compact and elegant modern interior, where the boundaries between the kitchen, living room and bedroom are maximally blurred, provides space flexibility and the possibility of individual settings

Milan premiere of ScavoliniProgram Box Life, diz. studio Rainlight.

The main idea: to hide everything that is possible, to keep things neat and limited. Inside cabinets Box Life hides storage, kitchen, folding bed, laundry. Modular system makes it possible to create linear, angular or U-shaped compositions.

Milan premiere of ScavoliniProgram Box Life, diz. studio Rainlight.

The key element of the program is the large-format facades. They hide everyday details and provide a stylistic unity of the house. In switch cabinets there are rocking doors, behind which are placed up to four devices, an additional sliding working surface, shelves and boxes. Systems for the living room and sleeping area are also developed.

Milan premiere of ScavoliniDiesel Open Workshop – a joint project of Scavolini and Diesel Living.

Milan premiere of ScavoliniDiesel Open Workshop – a joint project Scavolini and Diesel Living.

Milan premiere of Scavolini

Diesel Open Workshop – a joint project of Scavolini and Diesel Living.

Milan premiere of ScavoliniDiesel Open Workshop – a joint project Scavolini and Diesel Living.

Milan premiere of ScavoliniDiesel Open Workshop – a joint project Scavolini and Diesel Living.

Scavolini and Diesel Living continued their cooperation. The result was a project Diesel Open Workshop, which provides solutions for both kitchens and bathrooms. Developers develop the approach begun in previous works: the high design is organically linked with the informal atmosphere.

Milan premiere of ScavoliniDiesel Open Workshop – a joint project Scavolini and Diesel Living.

The authors presented their interpretation of the industrial style: enriched it with a vintage fleur, created the image of a laboratory-workshop. The tone is set by tubular structures, washing and kitchen tables resemble a workbench. Promstilistics marks a large-scale use of metal: in the furniture bases, in handles, framed by glass doors. Two types of glass are available: Smoky Glass – smoky with black mesh and Ribbed Glass with diamond pattern. There is also a varnish from the Scavolini line and three variants of malamine.

Milan premiere of ScavoliniDiesel Open Workshop – a joint project of Scavolini and Diesel Living.

Milan premiere of Scavolini

Diesel Open Workshop – a joint project of Scavolini and Diesel Living.

Milan premiere of ScavoliniDiesel Open Workshop – a joint project Scavolini and Diesel Living.

Milan premiere of Scavolini

Diesel Open Workshop – a joint project of Scavolini and Diesel Living.

Perhaps the brightest style-building element is the Stock Rack modular shelving from bent tubes. They allow you to mount shelves and volumes for storing different sizes, harmoniously combining blind and open fragments. Stock Rack are available in both the floor and wall versions.

Milan premiere of ScavoliniDiesel Open Workshop – a joint project Scavolini and Diesel Living.

Steel, aluminum, composites, textured glass are the defining materials, but for lovers of luxury there is also marble. Specially for the project were designed round and rectangular washbasins in a white mineralmarmo composite and in marble of various treatments. For the bathroom there are large mirrored panels Stopsol under copper. Complement the collection of mirrors with illumination.

Milan premiere of ScavoliniDiesel Open Workshop – a joint project of Scavolini and Diesel Living.

Floating house for lovers of secluded holidays

For lovers of secluded recreation studio Friday has developed a functional floating house.

Floatwing house is a modular house that can be used not only as a place for a romantic date or parties with friends, but also as a home for permanent residence.

Floating house for lovers of secluded holidays

A floating house from Friday with an area of ​​52.1 m² has only one bedroom, but thanks to the modular design space can easily be remade. In addition to the sleeping area, there is a full kitchen, a bathroom, a convenient storage system and an open veranda. In short, everything you need to stay one or two people.

The design of the house is very simple – it consists of only one floor with a roof terrace. The walls are completely glass, they protect from wind and rain. But in good weather they can be moved apart to feel a light breeze while driving.

Floating house for lovers of secluded holidays

The house has two small motors, so it can move at a speed of three knots. Of course, slowly, but this is enough for a leisurely walk along the river. And yet, unlike a normal hotel, you can wake up every day with a new view from the window.

With a full “load” of the house, you can spend a whole week there, not stopping anywhere. It is quite autonomous, because it is equipped with solar batteries, which produce the energy necessary for its operation.

Floating house for lovers of secluded holidays

It is also absolutely environmentally friendly and is made of materials that do not harm the environment. For example, the interior decoration is mainly made of plywood. In addition, the house has a wastewater treatment system.

Floating house for lovers of secluded holidays

Floating house for lovers of secluded holidays

Floating house for lovers of secluded holidays

Floating house for lovers of secluded holidays

Floating house for lovers of secluded holidays

How it was

How it was

“Everything is new – a well-forgotten old” – once again confirm the architects of the Italian bureau Arkham Project, who undertook to remodel a villa on Lake Como, built back in the 1970s.

How it wasMarco Longatti, architect

How it wasLuca Ambrosini, architect

At first glance, an unprepared viewer, this interior may seem too ascetic and devoid of the home comfort of a country mansion, but that was his concept

One of the most picturesque places in the north of Italy – Lake Como – has long been chosen by the world’s creative and business beau monde. To spend a weekend in local luxury hotels is revered for the joy of the richest and famous, and to have your own villa on Lake Como – and at all the lot of the elite, among which, for example, the favorite of women is the Hollywood star George Clooney. It is worth saying that the happiness to have a house on Lake Como falls on the share and less famous people, in particular, the Italian family, whose head owns its own business. It was by their order that the Italian bureau Arkham Project undertook to remodel the villa, built in the 1970s.

How it was

How it was

How it was

How it was

How it was

The choice of furniture was dictated by the same aspirations – simply, functionally and only as necessary

The two-level mansion is located more than successfully – at the very edge of the shore, opening picturesque panoramas to the lake, so the conclusion of the architects was unambiguous: the first level of the house should have a surrounding panoramic glazing. The design of the facades is as simple as possible: the lower floor, as already mentioned above, is a glazed space around the perimeter, and the second floor has been decided to leave in the most pristine state. But the interior decoration has undergone much more changes to the tastes and needs of its new owners. A significant redevelopment of the space was made, and the perimeter of the first floor was enlarged by a glass veranda. The interior design is distinguished by the maximum asceticism, neutral colors used in the decoration of walls and ceilings, no complex textures and solutions – laconic monophonic gloss, natural wood and tiles.

How it was

How it was

How it was

How it was

How it was

The choice of furniture was dictated by the same aspirations – simply, functionally and only as necessary. The house does not even have curtains. At first glance, the unprepared viewer, this interior may seem too ascetic and devoid of the home comfort of the country house, but that was his original concept, which implied the maximum emphasis on the magnificent landscapes of Lake Como. The house for its owners is just an auxiliary means by which they can freely enjoy them at any time of the day and from any of its points.

How it was

6 new museums that must be visited

Today, museums are rapidly turning from boring storages of exhibits to places where you want to spend a weekend with your family, meet friends or quietly stroll alone. We tell about the recently opened museums, where everything is fine: both the idea, and the exhibitions, and, of course, the architecture.

The recently opened art space Lafayette Anticipations in Paris belongs to the French trading giant Groupe Galeries Lafayette, in the department stores which are bought clothes, shoes and household items, almost half of the French and millions of tourists coming to France. The space opened in March, but has already become one of the main places for admirers of modern art.

Lost in the bohemian district of Mare, a 19th-century industrial building was restored by Rem Koolhaas himself, along with his own OMA bureau. A specially constructed mobile tower made of steel and glass changes its configuration, adapting itself to the exhibition held in space. In addition to the exhibition halls, the building houses the offices of the Groupe Galeries Lafayette, as well as a souvenir shop and a cafe with organic gluten-free food. In the basement of space, a creative laboratory will soon open, where artists who won a grant for an artist-in-residence program will work.

6 new museums that must be visited

6 new museums that must be visited

6 new museums that must be visited

6 new museums that must be visited

The world’s largest museum dedicated to contemporary African art has recently opened in Cape Town. The famous London architectural bureau Heatherwick Studio has transformed the historical silo granary into a large 9-storey museum building on the picturesque Victoria and Alfred waterfront.

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The silo that was abandoned since 1990 stood on the waterfront, like a monument to the industrial past of Cape Town, once the tallest building in South Africa, but has now gained new significance through transformation into a museum. The galleries and atrium in the center of the museum are located in a space cut from forty-two concrete pipes, of which the building consists. On the roof there is a sculpture garden, in the cellars there are vaults, and on the floors there are exhibition spaces, a bookstore, a restaurant, a bar and reading rooms. In the museum there will also be educational centers and institutes of costume, photography, curatorial skill and performance.

6 new museums that must be visited

6 new museums that must be visited

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens opened for more than 10 years, moving from place to place. Recently, the doors of the museum’s permanent residence finally opened, having overcome all financial and bureaucratic difficulties. The EMST building used to be a huge brewery Fix. However, in 2014, several architectural bureaus, who won the tender of the Greek Ministry of Culture, engaged in its reconstruction. Studios 3SK Stylianidis Architects, I. Mouzakis & Associate Architects, Tim Ronalds Architects and Kalliope Kantanzaglou upgraded the building and turned it into a modern museum.

6 new museums that must be visited

Two historical facades overlooking the streets of Singra and Frantsi, the architects left unchanged, slightly restoring the other two sides of the building. Inside the whole interior is made in calm white color. On the first floor of the museum there is a café with panoramic windows, and on the roof there is a large observation deck overlooking the whole city. While there are only temporary exhibitions, but very soon two floors with a permanent collection of the museum will open to the public.

6 new museums that must be visited

6 new museums that must be visited

6 new museums that must be visited

6 new museums that must be visited

The Paris Museum of Yves Saint Laurent opened almost simultaneously with the museum in Marrakech. Unfortunately, the main inspirer and implementer of both projects, the beloved and close friend of designer Pierre Berge died shortly before the opening of both museums, not having seen the fruits of his work.

The premises for the Parisian museum quite logically chose the headquarters of the brand Yves Saint Laurent on Avenue Marceau. The interiors were answered by the famous Parisian architect and designer Jacques Grange, and Natalie Krigner, who worked, inter alia, to reconstruct and reform various museum spaces, was engaged in the scenography. Designers also restored the studio of Yves Saint Laurent, where the designer worked for many years. In the museum’s exposition there are more than 5000 costumes created by the great couturier, his sketches, memories and personal belongings.

6 new museums that must be visited

6 new museums that must be visited

6 new museums that must be visited

With Marrakech at the great couturier Yves Saint-Laurent is connected a lot, he often came here with his partner Pierre Berger. In 1980 they together bought out the abandoned, once beautiful Majorelle garden and returned it to the former well-groomed state. Today it houses the Berber Museum.

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The building of the museum Yves Saint Laurent built the architectural bureau Studio Ko. Combining the smooth and sharp forms, they built a brick, rough exterior palace. “As a lining in the case with a jacket, the interior is completely different – velvety, smooth and shining,” – noted the architects. In the courtyard of the museum there is a cafe Le Studio, reminiscent of the designer’s workshop. There is also a small swimming pool, where you can relax under the hot Moroccan sun.

6 new museums that must be visited

It would seem that the great Jean Nouvel has gone out of sight, but no: he recently completed the project of the Louvre on the island of Saadiyat Abu Dhabi in the Persian Gulf. Saadiyat Island, the size of a quarter of Paris, has become a real cultural and architectural oasis of the emirate. Here are also the National Museum of Zayed, built by the Norman Foster Bureau, the Guggenheim-Abu Dhabi work of Frank Gehry, the Tadao Ando Maritime Museum, and the Zaha Center for the Arts Hadid Architects. The main idea of ​​the new creation of Jean Nouvel is a combination of geometry and light. Through the dome of the museum with a diameter of 180 m, light enters the building. The weight of this structure of aluminum, stainless steel and iron – 7,500 tons – is held by four inconspicuous pillars of the average person’s eyes. Under the dome is a whole museum city with many galleries and spaces designed for permanent collection and temporary exhibitions organized in conjunction with world art museums.

6 new museums that must be visited