Pulling the drawer out of the red brick wall: London apartment Barrett's Grove

London, with many Victorian red-brick buildings, returned to the industrial revolution when it first took off, with white embossed windows in the rustic brick walls; built a new house from this place, just like it used to be It is there. London's construction team Amin Taha Architects recently completed a new project, Barrett's Grove, in a distant community alley, with modern vocabulary and little humor to create a new red brick building. Amin Taha Architects excels in the use of staggered geometric configurations. Large long rows and square windows create a fun look in the building's exterior. The internal structure is accompanied by such a configuration that produces spatial variations in size; the daylight cut with the windows is geometrically spread over the space. Inside, create a home-based, perceptive architectural plan. Their architectural works are more common in Europe, and they have also completed large-scale shop installations in Shanghai. In 2014, they also won the RIBA London Awards. Barrett's Grove has a red brick building that talks to the entire neighborhood, but draws a wicker box-shaped drawer in the red brick wall to make it a large, visually appealing balcony. The building structure is based on a cement basement and provides the basis for the change in space above. The balcony, like a drawer and wicker, was awkward, but it brought a sense of simplicity and made the city streets more gentle. The red bricks are not equipped with white windows decorated with vaults. The combination of rustic balconies and metal black windows has a simple sense of degeneration in the complex lines of red brick weaving. In addition to red bricks, the overall structure uses CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber) to support six-story apartments. CLT is a sturdy and durable material with a specific angle of wood structure, even comparable to traditional building materials such as cement or steel, so CLT can be applied to multi-storey building structures. The interior of the space is consistent with the wood tones, with simple furniture, the sun rises and the sun shines, and life begins. All Images via Amin Taha Architects. Join Polysh Facebook to read the latest and interesting architectural and design articles.

Press the seal and open the sesame! Not just the seal shop, Mrs. Pound Mrs. Pound

Open the iron door, display all kinds of seals in the glass window, press one of the seals, slide the window on the right side, and open the door with sesame seeds. "This is not a stamp shop", the doorway is written like this. Although it is not the surreal painter René Magritte's pipe to discuss the signifier and the sign, Mrs. Pound is indeed not a seal shop. Mrs. Pound was originally a red card dancer from Shanghai in the 1950s. It was flown between celebrities, but when she disappeared. Some people say that time is a red card, the spotlight will flow, and there are always younger girls who are eager. Perhaps the bigger factor is that she went to love. In the 1960s, she left Shanghai and came to Hong Kong to find lovers in her youth, Mr. Ming. Mr. Ming collects his seal and owns a seal shop. All kinds of printed stone displays are displayed. Shoushan, Furong, Qingtian and Tailai are intricate and delicate but also fragile. They need to be carefully collected. Mr. Ming gave the seal shop to Mrs. Pound, and since then, the letter has become a proof of their love. The seal shop is now a restaurant, bar, offering Asian creative cuisine, and the facade remains, like the necessary camouflage in the city of Hong Kong. Created by the design firm NC Design & Architecture, the restaurant features a pink leather chair, cherry pink, naughty pink, mirrored light bulbs and gold-framed mirror reflections for a feminine look. On the other side are green stiletto chairs, twill cement counters, color staggered tiles and entertaining neon lights. At the intersection of these two colors, there is a row of shiny gymnastics rings, walking inward, and the photo frames show the young photos and ornaments of Mrs. Mrs. Pound is still so beautiful, and it is so beautiful. Inspired by the love story of Mrs. Pound and Mr. Ming, NC Design & Architecture adds some Wang Jiawei's film aesthetics, which are highly contrasted in color, but form an elusive blur in this gap – about Hong Kong and the future in the past. Prophecy and love. Mrs. Pound 6 Pound Lane, Hong Kong Opening Hours: 12:00 pm -2:30 pm, 5:00 pm-11:00...

Stacking the life of obsession: Teddy Bear and object collection fanaticism, New York New Museum exhibition "The Keeper"

Life always leaves something, traces, obsessions and memories. When the days are long, more and more things are left behind. After screening, migrating, and cleaning up again and again, some things were left behind. Or to say that something is doomed to stay. What kind of shape and size of the mesh of this screen, what kind of mechanism and system is formed, varies from person to person. Perhaps it is a family photo of a birthday, a few books that have been read many times, old books, a note left by lovers, some key documents and images of life journeys, graffiti, paintings or works from a young age. The New Museum of New York's New Museum Summer Show "The Keeper" (owner) exhibited more than 4,000 items and refreshed the museum's 39-year single exhibition. The holders of these objects are artists, collectors, scholars, and stolen goods. They possess things that are precious objects of economic value, contemporary works of art, or things that are not for the public. These objects form an interface: an unclear, unpredictable, extremely personal collection system. The things that go through these interfaces are Ozwischen Sketchbook, a large number of paintings stacked into towers, Howard Fried's "Decomposing My Mother's Wardrobe", teddy bears, photos, and more. The core focus of the exhibition is the artist: The Teddy Bear Project by artist Ydessa Hendeles (Teddy Bear Project, 2002). Among the 3,000 family photos collected by the artists, you can see the teddy bears; in the transparent display box of the glass, these fluffy children with their own color sit in it. Teddy bears connect memories and emotions of different families and become a comforting metaphor. Whether it is a gentle and lovely image, a soft, soft body, or a black, translucent plastic eye, it occupies a position in memory, and survives through the camera and technology; a large number of photos together show people's objects. Emotional dependence. In addition to the emotional touch, The Keeper (the owner) also discusses the blurring lines between artists and non-artists, professional and amateur, art and collectibles in the field of art galleries, and points out the collections. Issues such as value and object collection. This is not just a story of many teddy bears and families, but also a connection between objects and individuals. The Keeper New Museum, 235 Bowery, NY Opening Hours: Wed/ 11:00 am -06:00 pm Thu/ 11:00 am- 09:00 pm Fri-Sat/ 11:00 am...

Red Brick Triangle Windows in East London, vibrant mix of bars, restaurants, and homestays: The Culpeper

The Thames under the London Bridge used to be the transportation hub of the region, linking goods, transportation, economy, manpower and identity. The central business of London is prosperous. The West Bank is a royal family and a land of power. The east coast is a city and an immigrant. The culture of East London is flowing, and in various corners, maybe it is a kind of site, or that is the site. The law and order problem that followed led to a reduction in house prices and rents. On the other hand, it attracted a large number of art and literature people to look for work here, and gave birth to another glory. The East London of Shihua is already a gentleman, like a settlement of a hipster. Hipster, Oxford Dictionary says: They are at the cutting edge of fashion and fashion, especially as they are outside the mainstream of culture; Chinese may not have properly translated the words, let us continue to call hipster. Their presence marks a certain taste and attitude; and The Culpeper, which is very distinctive to attract nomadic people in the city, is also destined to enter, this is the pub where they will haunt. The 19th-century Victorian red brick building in the triangular window, The Culpeper is a pub on the first floor, the restaurant on the second floor, the hotel on the third floor and the garden on the top floor. The pub has a wall of the building itself, a spacious open environment, they are built according to their ideal pub (public house), everyone enjoys meals, drinks, and chats. The restaurant on the second floor is more formal than the pub on the first floor. There is a complete set menu consisting of three starters, main dishes and desserts. The menu changes daily, while the vegetables are partly taken from the garden on the top floor. Stepping up to the third floor, the original The Culpeper is not just a noisy restaurant bar. The upper half of the building contains five rooms with complete home facilities. Just like the small apartment in London, with the low everyday style of the building, it is suitable for a week of business trip or a small weekend. In the top floor garden, the plants grow in the canopy of the foggy London, with plenty of water, and fresh vegetables are served in the restaurants and pubs downstairs. Gherkin, which has the same name as Big Ben and the London Eye Ferris wheel, is a distant city. Some corners of the city are circulated from the mouth of the hipster. That is where their shelters correspond to spiritual culture, making the original corner a different kind of prosperity. The Culpeper 40 Commercial Street, London E1 6LP Opening...

Invitation from Dadaoda Dashenggong: Taipei Contemporary Art Center TCAC

In front of the charity palace in the light of the sun, the long stall vendors are openly noisy, people run their lives, the dishes rub against the various sounds of the food steaming, until the afternoon, until the night is quiet, the Cihui Palace is centered with white fluorescent lights. . There are some grocery stores, snack bars, and occasional grandfathers selling tea in the 49th Lane of Baoan Street. There is also an art center set in the past Jinmantang Karaoke. The signboard has been replaced. The floor-to-ceiling glass door is divided into windows, revolving doors and sliding doors. The space and exterior are open. What is the appearance of the Taipei Contemporary Art Center (TCAC)? In the past, TCAC once settled in the East and West District of Ximen City, and moved to Dadaotun Security Street in April 2015. In the first opening exhibition "Security Reproduction, Taiping Project: Production Relations Topography under the Banyan Tree", responded to the local The square thinking of the environment, re-seeking the public power of art for society. As a cultural space for publication, exchange, creation and sharing, TCAC encourages experimentation, innovation, and critical cultural production. Therefore, TCAC continues to hold artist lectures and workshops, such as the art of three-sided mirrors of Gao Junhong Islands ("People", The discussion of "Gyro" and "Fiction", the actual field visit, the discussion of Russian tattoo culture, the re-narrative of Taiwan's new film and contemporary art, and so on. As an independent art space, TCAC reveals a different appearance of the exhibition: "Working Table" is published in a new album of the name of the local banquet, re-discussing the artist Yang Jun's publishing plan and key issues for 18 years; "Life On Space talks about the use of highly developed media and technology, with fictional reproduction and persecution, to create ideal reality, and artists to present cross-disciplinary performances from images and music; Zhang Yunyi’s solo exhibition "In fact, we are nothing", It is the staged result of the artist's stay in the polar circle of the year, and the possibility of sketching the island and other parties. The "TCAC Video Lounge" is a conceptual space embedded in the organization, trying to develop a new vocabulary of videos, artists, audiences, and research. It has hosted the "No Canal in the Canal", "Qian Jiang Yan Pai", " Themes such as dentists, bathroom shelves and night lights. The local art space, in addition to Taiwan's own contemporary art concerns, the institution itself also introduces and develops a way of speaking abroad, which makes the curatorial and spatial execution levels produce many possible cultural productions. “Public/Common Manufacturing” and “Open Curated School” are the special events of the 2015 organization, inviting artists to discuss and share art and curation with art institutions or cultural producers in Indonesia, New York, London, Hong Kong and Vietnam. Experience attempts to open a new artistic blueprint. The attitude of contemporary art is constantly changing and flipping, the gallery shows a look, and the art gallery presents another example. The art center also provides a kind of connection between TCAC as an institution in the complex identity network of curators, artists, audiences, etc. Establish a certain structure - a dynamic, inviting structure, and look forward to your personal visit. Taipei Contemporary Art Center 1st Floor, 11th, Lane 49, Baoan Street, Datong District, Taipei, China Opening Hours: Wed-Sat/ 01:00 pm-07:00 pm...

Contemporary craftsmanship in the ancient city of Taipei: mad L cultural space

The old neighborhood of Dadao Village, a few lanes, dozens of old houses in rows, a few corners, white light box signboard reads "mad L cultural space." A long time ago, this building was also part of the entire Dadao industrial chain: the ironing board factory. The time and space of the transfer, the transfer of the Taipei City political center, the industry, the factory moved, the Taipei West District is still alive, but a lot of low-key, so many buildings are preserved. In 2011, mad L set foot in this area to create a new soul with contemporary craftsmanship, illustration exhibitions and creative workshops. Artists Zhan Zhihong and Qiu Zifang used the old house as their target when searching for space. The old buildings and historical and cultural areas along the Dadaotun area can also support this space with the help of the local environment. In the alleys of Dihua Street, they found an old house with a stone pillar to support the building, and a house with a beech window. Of course, tidying up the old house is another hard story. It is like a gold rush. The charm and charm of the old house gradually emerged, becoming an open blank and talking to various art. The mad L cultural space is an art-integrated space that is expected to focus on the art networks and contemporary crafts of the Dadao District and the Southern District. Many exhibitions have been held since 2012. Li Yanhua, an artist with a traditional ink background, collects old books in his creations, narrates with images and dialogues with the texts on the books; sees the performance of the troupe collaboration artists Lin Guiru, Wang Zhongyu (reviewed by Wang Zhongyu), Dong Yifen and the former artist Kai John Cage's tribute to cross-domain performances challenges the different possibilities of sound performances and visual presentations. Xu Tingrui uses iron sheets to make interesting origami animals, so that the cold metal material overflows with the joy and temperature of childhood. Ou Junyou's contemporary goldsmith jewellery uses delicate techniques to make the metal fragile and meticulous, and the layers of the wrapped structure form a gentle and restrained jewellery. Gu Shangyu tried different aspects of pottery to make a seemingly light and thin fiber product, but it was able to distinguish the medium itself from the structure and appearance to form a visual and cognitive conflict. Li Yanhua's "Circumstances" See the body of the troupe "Keiki one year old" Xu Tingrui "Let me think about it" Gu Shangyu "The two ends" As a show space, mad L also invested in many different types of workshops: leather, pottery, embroidery, weather bottle. By leading the audience to practice, inject personal emotions and life perception into the media objects, let the art implement life. Contemporary craftsmanship is slowly growing and shaping in the ancient city of Taipei. The mad L cultural space does not draw the gap between the present and the past through the gap of time dimension; on the contrary, using such contrasts, trying to use the material material of the craft to slow down the sense of time in the current generation. Mad L Cultural Space Opening Hours, No. 4, Lane 18, Lane 46, Section 1, Dihua Street, Taipei City: Tue-Sun/ 01:00 pm-08:00 pm (one week off) T: (02)...

Metropolitan Yaya new base: Paris VBS men's grooming store

With the dream of a store, it will grow into a variety of looks. Perhaps it will be a bookstore, coffee shop, hair salon, restaurant, independent studio, clothing store, flower shop, filled with the ideal of freedom and work. The tenth district of Paris, adjacent to the Canal of St. Martin, has a diverse ethnic group and new and old shops. A group of people in the tenth district is called Bobo, like the bohemian style of the middle class, the mixed breed of yuppie and hippie, the objects of life, clothing, looks, and accessories. Every choice is expressed. Their expectation and practice of self-ideal. Three childhood playmates opened a men's grooming and selection complex store VBS (V Barber and Shop) on Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière to create a new look for men in the area. . VBS introduces natural light sources with large floor-to-ceiling windows. The mix of wooden, metal and leather products attempts to convey a sleek, bright male spirit. The space is divided into a barber shop and a selection store, and they hope to create a space worthy of a good time. Combining the men's barbershop with the store, except for the idea that the three shopkeepers like it, is also a desire for a different look at the Paris store. "In fact, we can't find a similar concept store in Paris. And we hope to have a friendly space in Paris, where strangers can spend some time, just chatting or having some intersection. At the same time, this space is not only available. The need to manage the look of men also makes the visitor's experience very special,” explains Nadia, one of the shopkeepers. Sitting in the Koch seat from New York, enjoy the designer's care style, and then stay to choose the right boutique. The selection of objects is based on the excellent quality of the objects and their brand concept, mostly based on men's clothing and toiletries. Among them, there are many familiar canvas shoes brand Converse, art publishing Taschen, fun and humorous KIKKERLAND, cowboy tannin brand 3sixteen, outdoor style leisure brand Topo Design, etc., and then pick up their chosen Paris-based emerging independent brand products. Create a men's lifestyle. I look forward to providing answers to the lives of men. From the appearance of a fashion item that suits one's own hairstyle and that can match its own personality and appearance, purely pursuing the appearance of appearance, it is the details and attitude of life. For each choice, give your own answer, and make the Parisian Bobo who can't be copied. VBS(V Barber and Shop) 96 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, Paris Opening Hour: Monday -Sunday/ 10:00 am -07:00 pm Images Source: VBS & VBS Facebook. Join...

Small space reconstruction enlargement: Manhattan's miniature Loft

The number of flats in the house is too small to know how to arrange the space? Maybe Loft would be a good choice. Loft, originally referred to as the empty space under the roof, mostly used as storage. Later, in the space design, it was transformed into a composite structure of upper and lower double layers, which reduced the space gap, achieved visual flow and met the space requirements of urban development. In the 1990s, the Soho (Solo) in New York was very popular. Focusing on Manhattan in the high-rise forests of New York, the top floor of the sixth floor of the old building hides a miniature Loft: the floor area is only about 12 ping (425 square feet), but there is a height of about 7 meters. The architectural studio Specht Harpman Architects was recreated with the concept of a living platform, reducing the barriers of the compartment into an open living area, and allowing the external light source to be introduced into the room unimpeded. One door is a small kitchen with a simple living room, with white and dark wood as the home's visual theme. The first floor of the stairs is up to the bedroom and is suspended above the living room at a steel price, which saves space. There is a complete storage cabinet under the stairs, inspired by the Japanese-style ladder (kaidan-dansu). The ladder was originally built by the Japanese for the tax avoidance to stack the boxes under the stairs. Nowadays, it is integrated into the building with high storage and space. The bathroom is inlaid behind the stairs, offering a low profile and full use of space. Since the entire space is nearly two meters high, the second floor of the bedroom does not feel oppressive, and the suspended wire supports the building structure, which is also visually part of the space. The stairs then open up to the roof, and the stairs below are also used as wardrobes and bed cabinets. Looking out from the window, the Manhattan buildings left in the 18th and 19th centuries reveal the long history of the city. In the world's most densely populated city, every small space is calculated and utilized, and Loft's architectural style provides a space design choice in today's life. With the use of up-and-down vertical space, there is a new space for the small flat space. Ideas. All Images via Specht Harpman Architects. Join Polysh Facebook to read the latest and interesting design and architectural articles.

The true color of the silent era: Chaplin's World, Chaplin World, Switzerland

The era of black and white silent films may now look a bit out of place, and Charlie Chaplin (1889.4.16- 1977.12.25) has become a classic of film, crossing the barriers of time. Many people say that Chaplin’s film is a farce. He is indeed, in the midst of laughter, he has the most potential for everyday humor. The early works are the gaze of the bottom of society. With the sufficiency of resources and the course of life, his focus shifts to the economic structure, the description of social phenomena, and even the entry of political language. He said very little, but everyone knows that Harper's Weekly once said that Chaplin is a common language of all countries. Born in London, he tried various performances. In 1913, he got a chance to develop in the United States. He began to imagine the role. He wrote in his autobiography: "He wants everything to be contradictory: too big loose suit pants. I have a mustache suit, a small hat and a big shoe. I have a mustache for myself, it looks mature, but it doesn't cover my expression. I started to understand "he", when I walked "He" was born when he came to power." Chaplin's original shape was formed in Mabel's Strange Predicament until 1915, The Tramp, dressed as him. The representative symbol; this film also changed his role personality, from the original cruel, rude to sad, romantic. With the transformation of character personality, "The Wanderer" also created a new comedy method: ending with a sad event. Chaplin began to get the attention and trend of the film review. He became the first international superstar in the film industry, only 26 years old. His films were not only popular in the United States, but also popular in the European market in the 1950s, which led to his chance to live in Europe and later settled in Switzerland. Manoir de Ban was built in 1840 by Philippe Franel, the most famous architect of the time. Neoclassical architecture, large greenery and Geneva Lake – Chaplin spent his life here. The last twenty-five years of life, and then the estate was incorporated into the cultural assets of Switzerland. The founders of Chaplin's World, Philippe Meylan and Yves Durand, converted the past private space of Chaplin into a museum, and led the audience to reunite with the classic film masters with a life experience. The Chaplin world is divided into three major spaces: The Manoir, The Studio and The Park. The manor is based on the daily life objects, depicting the life appearance of Chaplin and the family. The living room still displays photos of the twentieth century celebrities visiting the party and party. The constant temperature air-conditioned space in the basement is used by Chaplin to preserve his old film film, and today's media conversion, these images greet the audience through different platforms. The studio used a large amount of multimedia audio and video information and cooperated with the Grevin Wax Museum (Grévin) to display 30 wax figures. Reconcile the image with the entity of the movie scene, shuttle time and reality. The quiet clown and the audience returned to the era of the film industry's flourishing, the era of rotation, the childhood of London in the industrial age, Chaplin's comedy, outside the laughter, also actively face the world's appearance, trying to be tiny The power changes. Bookstores and cafes are also planned in the Chaplin world, with a variety of publications writing legends in film history. The small gentleman's hat, funny eyes and moustache become his distinctive and irreplaceable mark, and gears are also a large number of objects - perhaps that is the imprint of the industrial age, or perhaps an individual metaphor. There are four hectares of parks outside the building that surround the manor, surrounded by trees and snow on the hills. Chaplin loves nature very much, and likes to have lunch with his granddaughter Oona in the leisure time, enjoying the happy moments in the latter part of life. What should Chaplin’s world look like? The black and white silent film is just a form. He has got some answers from his film and life through the context and life experience that the character faces. Chaplin's World Route...

Pink Stardust in the Green Field: French Children's Castle Hug by Nature

On the idyllic path, the dim daylight falls on the grass, and a pink building is surrounded by brown-grey concrete. In the suburbs of Buhl in Alsace, east of France, the architectural design studio Dominque Coupon & Associés built this minimalist pink kindergarten, leaning against the mountains and looking out at the 14th century old castle. The mountains seem to be naturally gentle. The ancient castle built in the 14th century is on the mountainside, and this kindergarten is another castle dedicated to children. As if the building is made up of different color geometric squares, it is a huge building block game, with varying shades of pink on each side, reflecting the changes of the four seasons. The cement wall of the outer ring is the moat of the castle, and the hollowed-out circles of different sizes are scattered to become a small window for children to look at nature. Centered on the high-pitched lobby, the classrooms form a large square around them; the windows blend in with the rising and falling rhythms of the sun, introducing a lot of warm natural light. Daylight is cut into geometric shapes, falling in colorful colors like a kaleidoscope, with different spatial depths and visual layers stacked in each square room. The space in the classroom is white, decorated with pink tables and chairs, small decorations, open to children's imagination and possibilities; children in the castle are stacked with castles, homes and ideal life. Story fables, mountain myths, historical legends, and changes or collections of various life experiences. The teachers and children share the challenges of helping children through the challenges of growing up and understanding the world and nature. They will also learn how to get along, share, tolerate and love here – not just the relationship between people, but the environment that is gently embraced by the mother of the earth, and inspires the reconciliation between children and self-contradictions, the connection between human architecture and nature, and Return to nature, the way to live with the various kinds of life. The grassland outside the cement wall is planted with a plant of apple trees, reflecting the natural beauty of the suburbs, surrounded by the fortress of the young child. When the season is ripe, the apples are red for several rounds. The children are familiar with the rules and beauty of natural operation, leaving the kindergarten and going to the wider world. The pink castle will be the sweet base of their lives, a pink stardust in the green memory. All Images via Dominque Coupon & Associés. Join Polysh Facebook to read the latest and interesting design and travel articles.