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Light and thin like a wing, gentle as moonlight: light house in Athens

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The romance of Paris is a drop of the quaintness of the Athens style, like the old songs of ancient Greek architecture. Located in the suburbs of Athens, Glyfada, every night, you can see the silhouette of the plant on the wall of the building, like an ancient Greek relief sculpture; this is the architectural team 314 Architecture Studio named "H102 Romance Contemporaine's architectural plan, which was hailed as "the place where the Greek rich gathered," created a romantic and innovative roof house, like a piece of white jade, adding a few French feelings to the tranquil atmosphere. An Athens apartment originally built in the 1970s, the appearance of the building team's clever hands, gradually germinated and formed by a monotonous and boring white rectangle, growing into a pair of light-colored wings. The 314 Architecture Studio team, which specializes in white geometrical and warm light, explains: "With a continuous engraving, the whole building is like a transparent body with a lot of light and shadow imprints." The wall, as well as the transparent material selection that changes with the light and shadow, makes the roof have both the ancient Greek memories and the sleek curved shape of the ancient women's gauze. The ironing is the mural poetry carefully crafted by the architectural studio, and a touch of the pair. The future of the city. The interior of the apartment was transformed into a four-story, perpetual building through romantic brushstrokes. The indoor space replaces the wall with tropical plants, constructs a private atrium, and has a second living room to allow internal and external space to circulate, achieve a good air circulation, and reduce energy waste. The second floor and above have a good view, which can be used as a formal gathering space; the top floor is equipped with slidable metal woven curtains, and the master bedroom is boldly set here. It looks like a piece of ancient Greek-style traditional draping, romantic and modern. While retaining privacy, it also frames the ups and downs of the remote Immitos Mountain and the wide blue sky of the Aegean Sea. It is like a magnificent view of the ancient Athens period. Nowadays, the Greek economy is facing difficulties. The rich areas of the capital still pursue the ultimate aesthetics without being affected. It may seem that they are somewhat out of touch, but looking at history, most of the cultural assets we see today are from the past and life. The exquisite pursuit of beauty. Perhaps the reform is not a phenomenon of "richness", but an uneven distribution of wealth and the concept of people's money. If one day people's basic wealth needs can be guaranteed, and the rich people are willing to embrace the hearts of the world, then many artists in the world can create a piece of art in the world like 314 Architecture Studio in Glyfada. Self-occupation. All Images via designboom. Join Polysh Facebook to read the latest and interesting architectural and design articles.

I have written a few decades of words, how can Chinese characters play: Japanese fun Chinese character design

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Can Chinese characters play like this? At the end of last year, the two posters of Japan’s Saga "The GI All-Japan King decided to fight" were completely on the social network. In the middle of the poster, two bright yellow calligraphy characters are unremarkable at first glance, but if you turn your mind over, you will find amazing things - "challenge" will become "victory" and "strongest" will become "battlefield". The two posters are interpreted into four pieces through a clever "word game". This set of designs allows us to see the unlimited potential of the text. In addition to the ups and downs, in fact, designers have long split, deformed, interpreted, and recreated the text, not only full of visual tension, but also played new tricks that you absolutely can't think of. The magic of positive and negative reversal | Nomura One 晟 Have you seen this group of posters? Now you can reverse your phone. (But we have already helped you to turn around.) "The strongest" is the "battlefield", and the "challenge" turns into "victory." In addition to reversing this form, it is amazing that as a propaganda poster for rowing competitions, it is only necessary to swear by words, and to concisely express the true meaning of competitive sports: the battle for the strongest is the battlefield, and the continuous challenge will eventually win. This kind of "positive and positive" text has a proper noun: Ambigrams. A design that has a fairly symmetrical shape and can read its meaning after the text is rotated 180 degrees or projected with a mirror is called a bidirectional word. Nomura, who designed this font, is actually a high school art teacher. In addition to fame, this post-80s teacher is a master of creating "two-way words." The two-way design is not only applicable to Chinese characters, but also to hiragana. With the meaning of the text, changing the design and composition of the picture, each piece is magical and interesting. Use words to draw a picture|森泽Fontpark 2.0 Do you believe that the above works are all "painted" by words? On the Fontpark website launched by the font company Senze, you can also try to draw a picture with words. This is a simple black and white Flash platform that delivers amazing results. They use technology to make word games more participatory, simple, fun, inspiring, and ever-changing. Here, you can input any Chinese characters, select fonts, disassemble them into parts, or separate strokes, and combine them by zooming in, zooming out, shifting, twisting, flipping, etc., as long as there is unlimited imagination, painting What kind of work will look at you. A word etiquette on the subway|2016 Tokyo Metro poster "When the door is closed, please do not force the car into the car", "first go up and down", "friends give way"... These common subway etiquettes are designed by Tokyo Metro. A poster of "a Chinese character". Maybe you already think that the Japanese have enough rules on the subway. Do you still need to emphasize the etiquette of the ride? In fact, good habits are derived from long-term cultivation. Since 1974, the Tokyo Metro has launched a set of highly-designed posters from April to March of the following year. In recent years, it has also cooperated with popular illustrators such as Wenping Ginza and Okamura Yuta, which have reduced the preaching of posters and the style is more warm and interesting. The theme for 2016 is "Chinese characters." The Tokyo Metro has invited the illustrator, who is very popular in recent years, to draw a simple icon for each etiquette, so that people can understand the meaning of the poster at a glance. Among them, there are a few posters that promote "ceremonies", which also makes us very resonate. For example: English and Chinese words | Guozhongyoumei...

If you let the film director design your bedroom: "The Lord of the Rings", "Versailles Golden Lady", "Yamao's Maze"... HomeAdvisor makes the movie scene reappear in the room

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"Fashion is easy to die, only style still exists." This is the most famous saying of fashion master Yves Saint Laurent, with style, as if the life has been circulated. Style is one of the ways to shape memory and is synonymous with creators. Iris Apfel, a 96-year-old fashion aunt, has also been said: "It's not a beauty, it can never be beautiful. But it doesn't matter. There are better qualities on the body, and they have their own unique style." The film director with a clear style is often the tribute to art creation, and the image decoration of the American decoration expert brand HomeAdvisor last season "If 7 Film Directors Designed Your Bedroom" echoes this spirit, and the level of sophistication is amazing! From this series of advertisements, HomeAdvisor found NeoMam Studios to create a space with gorgeous and different images to create a fairy-tale unreal space, yes! This is a movie-style scene room created by HomeAdvisor. Do you correspond to which director they pay tribute to? Looking at the first room like a tree house, guess right? A wooden house like the "The Lord of the Rings" elves, full of exquisite wood carvings and green plants, plus the use of round window frames and door frames to reproduce the atmosphere in the film, through the shape of the stove, kerosene lamp and small dining car Let the bedroom vividly echo the art of director Peter Jackson. Look at the gorgeous red metal bedroom, recognize it? Guillermo del Toro, the Mexican director who created the Maze of the Sheep, is a psychedelic and bloody style that is leading you. The length and elegance of the mattress and the curtain are like the figure of the character in the play, and the director recently released a new work, "The Deep Feelings", and the film art is also well received! In the following two consecutive rooms of different styles, belonging to two strong European styles, telling the French mary of the broken guillotine. The Queen of Anthony's "Versailles Golden Lady", director Sofia Coppola elegantly used the rococo complex art makeup style that was prevailing at that time, full of luxurious flower totem wall decorations, highlighting the palace's splendor. The dark and slender high-profile of the animated film "Hell Bride" reveals the gothic style of the director Tim Burton, the black and white checkered floor, the vine spiral staircase like the medieval castle, low chroma and lightness. Like a lifelike movie scene. The last 3 colorful rooms also convey a completely different atmosphere. The scarlet retro flying machine with the blue sky and the sea image accurately reproduces the "Red Pig" by the Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki, and the dream journey of childlike innocence is officially launched. The symmetry aesthetics of Wes Anderson, the director of "Welcome to the Budapest Hotel", and the retro tonality and vivid colors in the film are also fully reflected in the room. In the present year...

"We want to make wooden furniture with details": Taiwan's new generation of woodworking craftsmen, Luli home appliances Lo Lat

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From the designer to become a wood furniture staff and pottery artist, for the establishment of Lu Lijia appliances, Chen Yufu and Xu Jiaxuan, it is a mistake to listen to their own voice. If and after five or six years ago, Chen Yufu said, "A few years later, you will quit the design of 3C technology companies with stable income, establish an independent brand for making wooden furniture, and launch a line-up on the fundraising platform for 7 hours. Achieved the standard, a total of more than 3 million raised single chair." I am afraid he will open his eyes, and then ridiculously said: "How is it possible!" But at this moment in the Taichung woodworking plant busy making a swallow chair, this Everything is a completed implementation. Originally, I was sitting in front of the computer and drawing 3C product design drawings. From 2012, Chen Yufu took a class at the Huaideju Woodworking Experimental School in the weekend. The first two or three lessons, even the wood will not touch, is to learn how to sharpen the knife; this is for beginners who have never been exposed to woodworking, both to cultivate tacit understanding with the work partner (knife), but also to practice themselves Heart and concentration. Learn to raise the knife and repair the heart, then the basic concept of woodworking and woodwork. The happiest thing is to make something "entity". "The most happy thing for carpentry is that you can make "concrete" things," Chen said. "Because it is very similar to the way I think about things. There is a benchmark. Then draw the design drawing, and then implement it step by step. And when designing the product, it is to ask others, but to do the woodwork, you still have to go back and ask yourself." Although I like woodwork, it is a mistake to leave the company to create the brand. Hit, "I knew that the ancestors of the woodworking creation had to let the studio go. I just wanted to say curiosity. I didn't expect to see it very carefully. I slipped my hand (laugh)." Since the hands are slippery, I can't let the equipment Empty, Chen Qifu recalled that when he visited the famous woodworking workshop "PP Møbler" in Denmark, the work attitude of the craftsmen and masters made him yearn for him, and his girlfriend Xu Jialu, who was in the plastic processing industry at that time, continued to study. The pottery creation, the two began the Luli home appliance, officially transferred to the wood and pottery industry. However, leaving the white-collar job with stable salary has become a "woodworking in the factory." The family will inevitably have doubts at first. "Parents are very difficult to accept! I don't know what we are doing." Coward and family Almost in unison, in order to reassure the family, as long as there is an exhibition, both the Designer Week and the Cultural Fair will invite the family to the scene; then there will be media reports, or the Yancheon International Furniture Design Competition (IFDA) will be affirmed. The good news is also shared immediately, that is, I hope to use the actual results to reverse the family's established impression. 3D printing, crowdfunding and entity trials, the full-time independent staff has a background in the design of the college and the industry, plus the solid wood craftsmanship from the Huaideju Woodworking Experimental School, which makes Chen Yufu's wood furniture both The contemporary fallen lines have more attention to detail. Compared with the traditional woodworker's process, Chen Yufu has a lot of time and cost by using new tools, such as 3D printing proofing models. In addition to the continuous improvement of craftsmanship like the senior woodworkers, the new generation of craftsmen need to think more broadly. They reflect on how to strike a balance between manual and small quantities of production, so that more people can use the wood of the best quality and price. Furniture. Choosing to publish the "Swallow Chair" on the 啧啧 fundraising platform is a decision of complete thinking. Chen Yufu added, "Before the work of the swallow chair is made by hand, the price is not so easy to start. But after the award of the swallow chair, We started to think if we could let more people know about road power because of it, so we chose to launch a chair (not a table or bookcase), raise funds, price range, or match with physical space during the fundraising period. I tried to sit down and thought about it beforehand." For this interview, I went straight to Taichung to follow the work of the coward and the family, and feel the day of the carpentry. On the day of the visit, the newly moved factory was filled with semi-finished products from the factory. As mentioned above, this fundraising has been extremely successful. The 200 swallow chairs are waiting for the follow-up work to be shipped. The sponsors who participated in the fundraising are mostly young people aged 30 to 40 who have bought Nordic furniture. The widower laughed and said, "We are fortunate enough to come out and do it at this time. There are already a group of consumers who understand the details and agree with this value." A professional with a good craft cannot exist independently, but also needs a knowledgeable person who knows how to appreciate it. From the appearance of supporters of road and swallow chair, perhaps this also represents a tacit understanding of the new generation of hand-made people and users. Being formed. Text / Fang Xujie Photo / Zhang Yilin picture provided / Lu Li home appliances [this article for Polysh...

The window and wood art of light and shadow dance: Changhua "Zhengli Woodware", the real effort of modern science and technology

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In the 1970s, Huasha was once an industry that Lukang was proud of. In addition to domestic housing demand, more orders came from Japan, and Zhengli Woodware grew up under the trend. After a long period of time, Taiwan’s flower-and-wood art has turned from bad to bad. When the old factory chose to transform or go out of business, the second generation of Zhengli Wood’s two brothers, Chen Zhengzhong and Chen Jianli, chose to inherit and inherit the wood art of their father’s painstaking research and development. The method of construction extends to the objects of life, so that the beauty of the window can be seen continuously. Since childhood, the two brothers have followed the father Chen Huanghui to learn the window and wood art; in addition to inheriting the traditional technology, they have actively expanded the traditional crafts to overseas markets, and actively applied the window and wood art to modern life. Japanese-style window mosaics show that the beauty of wooden windows has come to Haipu Li, a suburb of Lukang. Since the establishment of the Zhengli woodware, it has only focused on the window painting process since its establishment. Chen Huanghui, the founder of Zhengli Wood, is 81 years old. He studied furniture carving and door and window projects in Lukang from adolescence, and was inspired by the wooden building dormitory in the Japanese era. In the 1970s, when the window was fine, the wood was still in business; the two sons went home to inherit the clothes more than 30 years ago, and his brother Chen Zhengzhong was responsible for overseas marketing promotion. His brother Chen Jianli was responsible for factory production management, and his father. Chen Huanghui is old and strong, and continues to research and develop new styles, so that the window and wood art excellence. Standing in front of the flower window, how exactly this meticulous totem is completed is often puzzling. Chen Zhengzhong said that many people think that the hollowing on the flower window is mechanically pressed, but in fact these patterns are completely made of wood strips. There is no high-tech full of real wood to pick up a few wooden strips, the components seem to have no connection, but under the master's assembly, the window is gradually forming, it is magic. Chen Zhengzhong said: "At the beginning of the design, the master must disassemble the pattern into several continuous lines, and then cut the wood into components, and these are the key points for the window." The wood factory is divided into several In the processing area, the wood must be leveled, cut, washed, and typed. The finished components must be uniform in size to be accurately aligned, showing square, diamond, round, and even more complex totems. Under the machine operated by the master, all the tools used were traditional knives. These equipments were made by Chen and his father and son who bought steel knives and saws. Here, you can't see any high-tech equipment, and the technology you rely on relies on the masters to practice for years. In addition to the production of Japanese-style flower windows, Zhengli Wood has also researched and developed Chinese-style flower windows, and put Chinese blessing images into the creation, so that a seemingly simple window is enriched with many auspicious meanings. In the proud "Heavenly Blessed" window paintings, the pattern consisting of circles, wishful and gourd contains four gourds in the circle, which symbolizes "the blessing of the heavenly officials"; The money pattern symbolizes "blessing in front of the eyes": If you look at it from another angle, you can also find that there are four meanings hidden in it, which is the meaning of "everything goes well". The technique of turning the wood without the aid of computer graphics, the masters can use the hand-painted drafts to turn the blueprint into a solid, and use the ditch as a card, the wood strip and the wooden strip are precisely inlaid, there is no gap. It is like a one-piece molding, which is the unique skill of Zhengli wood. Chen Zhengzhong showed out the unique technique of curved wood developed by Zhengli Wood. The fine wood strips were marked with numerous knife marks, and the depth and density of each knife controlled the turning degree of the wooden strip from 90 degrees, 180 degrees to 360 degrees. And even knotted. Zhengli woodware challenges the various windows of the flower window, turning the hardwood into a soft finger. "What tricks can be done!" Chen Jia and his son have three words with pride. Who said that there is no new trick in old wood art? Zhengli Wood Changer No.6, Lane 139, Section 1, Changbin 5th Road, Lukang, Changhua T: 04-776-2970 [This article is a collaboration article of Polysh x La Vie activist, published by La Vie, "Handicraft." Good Life Proposal】 Join Polysh Facebook to read the latest and interesting craftsmanship and creator stories.

The Qiankun in the iron box: picking a place for the photographer, tailor-made for the photographer

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Create a dense new landscape in the culture of the whole place. The contrast between ancient and new has stirred up the tension and promoted the richness of modern Japan. As a camera-making country, through the sense of photography driven by caring and curiosity, stories of big and small are brewed in various towns; and the distinctive and specific homes on the streets are just like the coordinates of many stories. So why not let "photography" become the story itself? Classic photography techniques - Chiaroscuro inadvertently lit up the architect's inspiration, and a home designed for photographers was born in Shiga Prefecture. As an inland city that the sea breeze cannot reach, Shiga Prefecture has the largest lagoon in Japan; FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects, which has been established for more than 20 years, has made such a balanced and ingenious talent as The design tenet of "House for a Photographer" - seemingly closed and transparent, small size to accommodate the abundant functions, making the building a natural scene, a private gallery, and a rustic style full of life. . Located in front of the quaint stone-making shrine, facing the solemn torii, the rigid vertical galvanized waves are stacked with solid concrete, which symbolizes the speciality of the photographer's house in a bold, minimalist modernist spirit; the appearance of a metal tin box At first glance, the design is a high-profile design, but in fact it can be used to dispel the dazzling interference of sunlight reflection on the building, so that this house that was completed in 2017 will not be unobtrusive with the traditional Japanese-style bricks that have been around for a long time. The room is side by side, like a fine and smooth bright part of the black and white photo, frank, quiet and dazzling. "There are too many architects who can't think of them from the customer's point of view." - Kimura Hiroshi uses the mystery of natural light and shadow, and reality can be re-created into a richer slice of time by photography; a couple of architects Kimura Hiroshi The desire for design naturally ends up not only by building a striking home, but also from the moving line, building materials and decoration to the needs of the homeowners. The light corridor that converges through the wall steps into the house, and the small window that falls on the side of the window, combined with the floor-to-ceiling windows that lead directly to the garden, is radiantly illuminating the 51-pyeong residence of this floor; warm tones The wooden window sill framed the view from the window and looked up. It was a pleasant picture of a frame that witnessed the illusion of day and night and spring and autumn. Despite being based on modernism, the house is still full of the ingenuity of traditional Japanese architecture with a subtle beauty: with minimal light and decoration, reflecting the proportioned life and work; some of the high ceilings make up the studio The spacious living room with living room, the kitchen and dining room on the side connects the second floor with bedroom and bathroom. In the sound, art works, photographic equipment familiar to the owner, and antique furniture with unique charm, the photographer's house meets the needs of people with plenty of daylight and privacy, not only the plasticity of the exhibition, but also the quality of life. The studio has also made this place an undoubtedly ideal home. The contrast between the dark and the dark in the Renaissance period, through the strong contrast between light and dark to create a three-dimensional effect, which in turn affects the photographic techniques and narrative techniques of later generations. The photographer's house re-deconstructs light and shadow, transforming life and work into a light and comfortable relationship; in the unconstrained space, using the skylight to develop everyday, lead the stars to map dreams. Photography/ Norihito Yamauchi & Yoshihiro Asada. All images via FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects. Join Polysh Facebook to read the latest and interesting architectural and design articles.

Leather, embroidery, ceramics and wooden boxes, replica collection in the grandmother cabinet: Istanbul wooden green crust package GRAV GRAV

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In recent years, the retro trend has prevailed. For classic objects such as vintage and old things, no matter whether the clothing or industrial designers try to reinterpret it, the silhouette that can withstand the test of the age is still enduring; whether it is improved cutting or new materials. Mix and match, you can express a wonderful new taste, and then create a trend of wear and tear. There is no shortage of storefront windows filled with leather hard shells, but it may not meet the needs of enthusiasts. The work of GRAV GRAV from the wood craft studio in Istanbul, Turkey, is a general square bag. When you look closely, you will find that the body is combined with wood and various interesting materials, which is amazing! Embroidered square bags, ceramic square bags, leather backpacks... The series of GRAV GRAV works in a series of elegant contours combined with different materials, in addition to the visual sense of playfulness, more than a sense of contemporary degeneration. The three-dimensional body is hand-made from walnut, oak or eucalyptus and pinholes, supplemented by seasonal elements or themes; or pure wood, or with leather, or with porcelain, or with embroidery needles, let hard The shell bag has a lot of surprise expressions. Designer Merve Burma loves the harmony between wood and leather, and she thinks the combination is perfect. Open the wooden shell bag to find out, inside is the leather storage compartment, the nature of the hard shell of the wood makes the contents of the bag free from the compressed environment, the bronze metal switch makes the bag also like a wooden box worth collecting, like Take out the surprise collection in the old grandmother's cabinet and make a transformation. From the combination of leather and wood quality to the combination of embroidery, Merve Burma does not change the mastery of design style; if it is a combination of leather, it has a contemporary minimalist charm; the series made of pure wood emphasizes Elegant and full-bodied body contours; combined with different materials such as embroidery and ceramics, the concept of nature is used to express vitality with a Chinese-style pattern – she hopes to use the existing fashion expression techniques to modernize Classical connections have inspired the integration of nostalgic cross-stitch craftsmanship and ceramic art. Blooming flowers and plants, lovable succulent cactus, squid in the pond, flying cranes, and even brightly erected parrots are the inspiration for Merve Burma and will be yours with a unique wood tattoo. Life is carefully stored. Text/ 汤侑宸 Image Source: GRAV GRAV. [This is a Polysh x La Vie Actionist Collaboration Article] Join Polysh Facebook to read the latest, interesting design and hand-crafted articles.

Geometric origami flower buds to be bloomed, Huashan ridgeline for life contour: Seoul Flower House Blooming House

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In a city where there is always a new atmosphere, it seems that there is never a time when flowers bloom. The winding streets and the historic sites and new buildings are the fields of fashion week, design exhibition and independent art sprouting. In the suburbs of Seoul, between the northern foothills of Hanshan, between the orthodox and modern, a white geometric building巍峨Blooming, a beautiful daily home experience for the entire city. Large geometric walls are connected by layers of fine angles, gentle transitions such as heavy refraction mirrors, and finally a three-dimensional "Blooming House" (Hua Xuan). In 2014, the Korean architectural firm IROJE KHM (Lulu Zhai Architects) built a two-storey building on the ground and underground in the Pingcang Cave, the northernmost part of Seoul's Jongno-gu. Due to the location of the foot of the Northern Han Dynasty, the small valleys and small hills are surrounded by the Blooming House. The designer Jin Xiao’s late hand brings the greenery to the distant North Hanshan, nourishing the inspiration and imagination of the owner. The overall color is blended with pure white and clear water concrete, which hides the clever design vocabulary into the fallen lines, releasing the goodwill that is symbiotic with a lot of natural forest green. Not so much a flower-shaped house, the Blooming House is more like a castle that the flower elves have lost their memories of the city. We adhere to the tradition and purity of architecture and hope to restore the subjectivity of Korean urban architectural culture in the era of blind worship. Rooted in the purpose of the company, Blooming House not only has a Korean-style atmosphere named “Hua Xuan”, but also fits into the natural environment and reinterprets the belief of tradition and modernity as artificial and natural symbiosis. practice. Under the height limit of the building, in order to give the area of ​​353.92 square meters, the maximum land utilization rate of the undulating ground, like the irregular polyhedron appearance of diamond crystal, it is the answer of the designer's inner light - the geographical state is The architectural style is self-proclaimed as an intersection between the mountain ridgeline and the neighborhood; the hand-picked concept of origami, the plastic white house that is not rigid and rigid, the Blooming House looks at the rugged imagery of the flower garden, showing not only art The meaning is more full of the human value of the city and the relatives of nature. At the beginning of the design, the homeowner put forward a seemingly simple and challenging appeal: "Please realize a life that can be integrated into nature and build a single-family house for three generations." From the low-lying main entrance Departing, walking along the road straight up to the sky garden of the roof, clearly distinguishing between the steep slope and the height drop, there is no extra cost. Originally, the designer turned the burden of vertical movement on the ramp into a leisurely garden and a daily fun. From the main entrance to the roof, all kinds of gentle slopes are looped along the road, making good use of the planes that are easy to use, digesting the relatively narrow vertical path; stepping through a visual, spatially intertwined feast, an inevitable climb process, Blooming House is a micro-trip experience that happens every moment. As you step into the house, the surface of each space and the interior and exterior are covered by just the right green; as if the lens is open to the big aperture, let the green leaves melt into thin and green in the sunlight, two small atriums, The vestibule, the waterfall courtyard and more lawns infiltrate the building in a native position, blurring the definition of the subjectivity and natural environment of the house, and quietly breathing in harmony with the family growing up. Fasten the key theme of "Blooming House" "geometry", looking through the work table along the irregular wall, the bed and bathtub embedded in the wall and floor, the Nakajima and dining table echoing the kitchen utensils, and investing in spacious and colorful living room. Sitting on a complete window view, especially the high-profile design, it also frees up the substantial space for the lamps to hang, and expands the invisible margin of freedom. Living in a room with the beloved family in the Blooming House, the wide-faced windows and the soft green areas that are close at hand can eliminate the linearity of time, work and geography. You can smell the comfortable smell of tea and fendo, and fall into the universe created by a collection of poems under the garden tree. The corners of your eyes see the children lining up the blocks on the indoor stairs. The beautiful light and shadow is imaginary, but the architecture is real. The design of Blooming House is convincing that happiness can be as follows: in a flower-like building, harmony is as true and vivid as the seasons. "We also explore and study the traditional Korean characteristics of the past, as well as the contemporary Korean characteristics of the present and the future. The goal is to establish a subject that is different from foreign culture, independent and contains the inherent urban architectural culture." Announced: "And our creative meaning is to let the world know the existence of Korean architectural culture." The steep slope at the foot of the Bukhansan Mountain is like the rapidly modernizing Seoul in recent years, and Blooming House sits in the valley and the times. With a unique aesthetic care to protect the traditional value; through the delicate and precise design language, when the flower blooms, it will open a daily greeting that the whole city can hear. All Images Courtesy of IROJE KHM Architects. Join Polysh Facebook to read the latest and interesting architectural and design articles.

The giant pipe organ that flows on the corner! Ghost Hezevik joins Foster + Partners to build the Shanghai Bund Financial Center

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The two major construction giants from the UK work together and can be said to be the big news in the construction industry! Since 2013, Thomas Heatherwick and the architectural firm Foster + Partners have announced the joint venture to build the Bund Finance Centre (BFC) Hope. Now, after four years of completion, it has opened a new architectural stage for the magic city of Shanghai. The old city of Shanghai Bund, known as the “Tenli Ocean Field” because of the colonial rental background, has also been highly visible since then. Modern new landmarks. BFC is at the cross entrance, next to the old town and the popular upper beach, which is used to swallow the banks of ships from all over the world. Hezevik said that the lot has been idle for many years when it was announced. The BFC is located here as a compound. The use of space not only links the remains of Shanghai's old city and the 19th century rental history, but also activates the land, and opens up a new dialogue between modern and past. Covering an area of ​​420,000 square meters, BFC consists of two 180-meter high-rise landmarks. There are corporate offices, boutique hotels, luxury brand store spaces and art and cultural centers. The architects also retain the highly transparent pedestrian square. To create opportunities for people from all walks of life to exchange and enjoy entertainment. The overall architectural distribution of the BFC is planned according to the veins of the Shanghai metropolis. Two towers are located on the south side of the central space, and the side of the waterfront (upward to the beach) echoes the adjacent historical sites with high and low staggered buildings. One of the most distinctive features is the art and culture center like the organ. The three-layered tubular design is impressive at first glance. What is even more surprising is that the tubular appearance surrounding the building is a hidden organ. They can all revolve around the body of the art and culture center, so that the building can be transformed into different appearances with time. From the time-lapse photography record, you can feel its amazing creative ingenuity. The tubular device is actually inspired by the architect's curtain curtain on the stage of Chinese traditional opera. With the function of the center of art and culture, it is in an excellent landscape orientation. This building faces the Oriental Pearl Tower in Pudong District. In the Chinese cultural heritage, open arms to the world-class art show came to Shanghai. Text / Diane Tang All Images via dezeen. [This article is...

Aesthetic Research Institute | Depicting the minimalist landscape in life with the desktop square

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We use a variety of ways to define life, but it is inevitable to recognize that everyday is full of all kinds of ridiculous "little things." Those trivial and annoying plots are always going on from time to time: after work, I want to open a bottle of ice beer to relieve my body's depression, but when I open the cupboard, I have to go to the bottle opener to hide the hidden detective game; I will be satisfied with the new book. Putting on the bookshelf, the book file is falling off like a face, the messy desktop makes people just want to sigh; or on weekends, I want to have a romantic candlelight dinner with my lover, but the candle is often weightless, and the tenderness is sweet. It became an urgent need. When minimalism enters daily life, the ideal situation is close at hand, but there are still so many "compromises" in life. Founded in 2014, the Brooklyn Art Design Studio Richard Clarkson Studio is inspired by the production of experimental products in the past (magnetic floating clouds, refracting lamps), and has recently moved closer to the "art of living" field. At the beginning of 2017, the studio created a new normal design project - "Executive Objects", which is based on the boundaries between the desktop and the target, which is aimed at common tableware, with simplicity and elegance. Design concepts such as geometry, sculpture, etc., show extraordinary design in the ordinary life process. Bloc|The opener is made of brass. The square "Bloc" is a rectangular sculpture at first glance, but it is actually an invisible bottle opener. Take a closer look, one side of the square has a hand-cut opening, which can perfectly grasp the bottle cap and open it; it can be used as a golden yellow embellishment on the tabletop, and the weight of some sediment can also be used as paper. Town, with a modern style stamp on the desk, bar or window sill. Interestingly, the design team's logo is stamped on the flat opening and forms a vivid and cute face with the four-corner screws. The size of the Bloc can also be used as a coaster. In order to maintain the consistent simplicity of the metal, the surface is discarded with extra carvings, and it can be compared with a variety of plates and mugs to create a low-key luxury home style. The 15 oz bottle opener may be a little difficult to hold on the hand, but the design team selects the most ergonomic shape and angle based on its weight, allowing the user to enjoy the rectangular opening bottle once they master the opening tips. The convenience and practicality brought by the device. Poise|When the candlestick burns, the candlestick is most afraid of falling due to an inadvertent collision; then, if the candle is embedded in a dish like a tumbler? The Richard Clarkson Studio team draws on the studio's past experience of combining water and electricity conflicts, trying to rebalance the "quiet" and "sloping" pulls and creating a challenge to the existing concept candlestick - "Poise" . We are committed to making life's design a carrier of kinetic energy, rather than always through "sports." The studio went through a series of experiments on size, shape and material, and then decided to use a 6-inch diameter concrete hemisphere as the base and a brass socket in the center to secure the candle. Poise candlesticks balance in a tiny area like a needle through a tangent to the surface. Looking at the visual effect between the candlestick and the candle, it is like a ballet dancer, standing on the stage with his fingertips, showing the ingenious stance of "en pointe", reflecting the balance of elegant art atmosphere. Lean|The booklet "Lean" was inspired by the hanging table legs designed by Italian designer Luis Arrivillaga (assembled by the weight of the tabletop and the angle of the table legs), this functional device method for furniture The need for screws and glue is eliminated, and the diversity of home furnishings is enhanced. The bookend with the name LEAN also embodies the same principle. It only uses a slim bracket as the body, but it can be easily inserted into a 12mm - 18mm thick shelf or tabletop, compared to the common two ends. Book files, LEAN only need one end to support the weight of the book. Usually placed on the table, watching it lie down in a slight angle, like a pleasant and interesting decoration; only when the book leans on it, will it be firmly locked into a perfect office partner. Node|The hook that hooks a golden dot is named "Node". As an important structural element in the transportation system, a node usually represents the starting point or the ending point in the path, and sometimes it may be a transit point. According to this concept, the studio regards the hook as a node between the connected item and the item, minus the complicated disposable hook, and also uses the solid brass as the material to "place" the item on the wall; Place any item, divergence a little like the art of decoration, irregularly scattered and don't have a style. With a simple and elegant appearance and a highly movable installation method, users can be creative and make the wall a private art space, planning a miniature exhibition called “Life” and full of personal style. Spoke|What can you imagine for a dish that can be seen everywhere? The studio was inspired by New Zealand's modern furniture designer David Trubridge to create a stunning flat dish, "Spoke", inspired by the "flat" material on the lighting. The whole is made of brass and consists of a solid disc and 20 long sticks; the side of the disc has 20...