Archive for September 2010
Em’s submission for the FontStruct “Handmade” competition is inspired by the Ziti pasta, long hollow rods that you break in shorter pieces before cooking, very popular in some areas of southern Italy.
We looked for months for a wall-mounted bookshelf, and when we saw this model on the Alias catalogue where the shelf supports served also as bookends, we thought we found the one.
Two basic volumes, a cylinder and a parallelepiped, covered in steel meshes and sinked in a low-raised plateau, is all that can be seen from outside of this complex extending several floors underground.
The always enlightening Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture, and our nerdish interest in popular science, drove us in visiting this science museum secluded in the middle of a vulcanic area in the Auvergne region, in France.