Stripy glass screens obscure views between rooms at this dental clinic in Torres Vedras, Portugal, by MMVArquitecto (+ slideshow).
Patterned with vertical stripes of green and black, the semi-transparent walls surround the reception and waiting area of the clinic and are made from recycled glass panels of different thicknesses.
"The inspiration came from a block of ice," architect Miguel Marques Venâncio told Dezeen, and explained how he wanted to "potentiate the reflections and the vibrations of the light, creating a perception of space that is con...
Narrow recesses fold around the walls and ceilings, and are illuminated from behind to provide channels of light.
Apart from the colourful screens, the clinic has an all-white interior that is only interrupted by a handful of red and blue chairs within the three surgery rooms.
The challenge is based on the re-interpretation of a Dental Clinic, in the search of a new clarity and spatial character.
The site is located on a first floor of a common building in the centre of Torres Vedras. The space requires a new image to provoke new atmospheres, new sensations.
The desire of creating a distinguished space in the city, more paused, contemplative, a space of reflection, leading to the discovery of the importance of silence and of spaces apparently empty yet full of drive.
An experimentation where the selection of materials is sustained by the nobleness of the materials. That experimentation is essentially realised with the immaterial architectural element, which is space.
Working with space, is determined by perception, paths, light, reflections, transparencies, fluidity.
The mass composed by a summary of recycled glasses, potentiates the reflections and the vibrations of the light, by creating a perception of space that is constantly mutating.
The search of a timeless space, with a plentitude of senses, where light is filtered in different ways, gives poetry to spaces, dignifying them.
Location: Torees Vedras, Portugal
Client: R. Leal
Architect: Migues Marques Venâncio
Collaborators: B. Pedrosa (project, digital images), V. Vázquez (project), M. Álvarez (project), T. Palos (models, drawings)
Construction supervision: MMVArquitecto
Construction company: António Manuel Nogueira Cesário
COBE worked with architecture studio Dissing+Weitling and engineer COWI on the competition-winning proposal for Køge North Station, beating Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, French firm Arep Ville and fellow Danish studio Gottlieb Paludan Arch
News: a team led by Danish architecture firm COBE has seen off competition from three firms to land the commission for a new railway interchange in Køge, a town 28 miles south of Copenhagen.
The team envisions a transport hub for the 90,000 people passing through the area daily – bringing together high-speed trains, local railway and the motorway leading into Copenhagen from the south.
The scheme centres around a 225-metre-long pedestrian bridge that will stretch east to west across the existing motorway, as well as over the double-tracked rail line. There will also be an all-new station and an accompanying park and ride
"We have designed a symbol of the development that the City of Køge is currently undergoing – a development characterised by innovation, pioneering spirit and audacity," said COBE founder and creative director Dan Stubbergaard.
"This development will be reflected and materialised in the bridge and the surrounding park and ride facility that besides being the traffic junction of the region, also will be a distinctive landmark for the area and a symbol of Denma...
Externally, the structure will be clad with perforated steel plates. The south facade will be covered, but the north facade will offer views out over the road and landscape beyond.欢迎来群348160672和我们一起进步一起讨论
"Megalomaniacal ambition was the main driver," Wilkinson told Dezeen. "Actually, it was very simple: people don't need separate tables to work on – they need to cohere as a community, so we believe one table strongly comm...
Clive Wilkinson made the resin-coated desk for digital advertising agency The Barbarian Group to fill their offices in Chelsea, New York. The office-refit won Wilkinson the prize for best office design at the Inside World Festival of Interi
Employees at the digital company work mainly on portable screens, meaning that set desk spaces were not necessary.
The continuous table is made out of plywood, with an egg-box style construction engineered to withstand the stress of different activities.
"Megalomaniacal ambition" inspired the design for this huge, glossy table by Clive Wilkinson Architects, which rises and falls in a loop around a New York office, framing wood-lined nooks and corridors beneath its surface (+ slide...
The Los-Angeles-based architect designed the 330-metre-long "super-table", which has an area of 400 square metres, to foster a greater sense of community among staff.
The table forms part of a new office for the company, who were previously working in a fragmented space over two storeys.
There are no private offices in the new single-floor space, with the founder and senior staff sitting alongside more junior members of the team.
"We believe that the surface itself was almost like an electrical wire connecting the everyone together," said Wilkinson, who also designed Google's Silicon Valley headquarters.
"That meant that desks, and all the paraphernalia could be thrown out the window," said Wilkinson.
CNC machines were used to cut to the curving shape which is made up of 870 unique components. The pieces were bonded together on site, coated in white paint with metallic flecks and finished with a resin poured over a period of 30 hours to
The surface of the table rises into arches and wraps around pre-existing columns in the space to form pathways, seating areas and storage.
"We had to look at the natural movement paths through the space, almost like what we call cow-paths – the paths that people would take if there was nothing in their way," said the architect.
The result is series of "grottos" where the desk lifts up to accommodate circulation paths, informal meeting spaces and book shelves that make use of the table's egg-box structure.
"We wanted the table to become an architecture in itself," he said.
On either side of the co-working table there are more private, enclosed conference rooms, editing suites and a bar.
"We think that the workforce is changing and it's changing very dramatically. We believe that by the year 2030 this kind of thing is going to be completely normal," added Wilkinson.
Inside Festival 2014: architect Joyce Wang explains how she used styles from throughout Hong Kong's history to design the restaurant that was named World Interior of the Year 2014 in this exclusive video interview.
"Hong Kong's past is a patchwork of imperial Chinese and colonial British influences," says Wang. "It was important for us that the restaurant had a very Hong Kong feel to it and was true to Hong Kong's past."
Located in the basement of an office building, the Mott 32 restaurant is divided up into different themed areas.
"The bar area is modelled on a traditional Chinese apothecary," says Wang. "There's the 'tangerine room' with an alcoved ceiling, which is very much suited for gossiping and there's [also] the Mahjong private ...
Throughout the interior Wang used chain and rope, which are references to Hong Kong's fishing history.
"Hong Kong originated as a fishing village and there are subtle references that people might not pick up on," she explains. "But if people start engaging with the space that it is something they can be quite proud of, because...
With no natural light entering the basement, Wang introduced artificial "skylights", which mimic daylight.
This introduction of light is enhanced by the extensive use of mirrors.欢迎来群348160672和我们一起进步一起讨论
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