Archive for September 2010

Ziti – FontStruct Font


Ziti - FontStruct Font

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.

Alphamuro – Shelving System


Alphamuro - Shelving System

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.

Velodrome and Olympic Swimming Pool – Berlin


Olympic Cycle Stadium and Swimming Pool - Berlin

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.

Vulcania Science Museum – St-Ours-les-Roches


Vulcania Science Museum - St-Ours-les-Roches

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.

Neverending Stairs – Desktop Wallpaper


Neverending Stairs - Desktop Wallpaper

The September desktop wallpaper is a view of the podium surrounding the north-east side of the French National Library by Dominique Perrault.