Saturday, April 28, 2007
Winners of a design competition to rethink traditional British beach huts have been announced.
Top image: Jabba by i-am associates, London. Above: A Hut for Gazing and Canoodling by We Made That, London. Below: Halcyon Beach Hut by Atelier NU, Montreal.
Organised by artist Michael Trainor, the Bathing Beauties competition attracted 240 international entries.
Four initial winners have been selected, and their designs will be built this summer on the coast between Mablethorpe and Chapel St. Leonards in Lincolnshire, UK. The huts will be available to hire.
The winners are: Atelier NU, Montreal (Quebec) Canada for Halcyon Beach Hut; Feix&Merlin, London, UK for Eyes Wide sHut; i-am associates, London, UK for Jabba (detail above); We Made That, London, UK for A Hut for Gazing and Canoodling (detail below).
Models of 100 selected entries will be shown at an exhibition at The Hub: National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford, UK, from Friday 15 June.
A second, parallel competition to design a beachfront restaurant/boathous e has been won by Robert Cody of Amoia Cody Architects, New York, USA (above and below).
More information and images of all the entries here
Here are some more of the entries:
Habitat Hut by Suzanne Brewer, Barr Gazetas, UK
Above: Alien Drum Sensorium by Alasdair Tooze, Gareth Hoskins Architects, UK
Hnt by Koen Kraging Louise Jalilian, Sweden
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Warm Temperate Biome
23/04/01 Plants waiting to go in to Warm 08/05/01 taken from the Arena
07/01/01 Warm steamed up with the heat inside. More trees planted along the bank.
30/12/00 The warm biome looking like three igloos in the Artic 10.45 am
21/12/00 Pathways being laid for access to the biomes.
The new Guggenheim Museum Bilbao by Frank Gehry was probably the most often mentioned new building of 1998 and 1999 in architecture circles. The composition continues a curvaceous, free-form sculptural style that has become a Gehry signature. The abstract, free-form components of this style were present in the early Gehry House, and a similarly sleek curvaceous cladding was displayed in the sculptural fish of the Fishdance Restaurant.
Associated with the Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, building by Frank Lloyd Wright.