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Mexican design studio Pentagono has just released Nodo, a brand new line of fiberglass furniture that takes a simple, rectangular form and increases its strength and stability by adding thread-like fiberglass connections. The placement doesn’t matter as much as the quantity of them, so the more random points of connection the stronger the bookcase (or other piece of furniture) becomes.
According to Pentagono, the collection is inspired by the idea that “the entire universe is shaped from multiple connections that are arranged according to their capacity to give structure.” We like how an empty bookcase, when viewed from a distance, has no clear shape – you can’t tell which of the fiberglass threads are in the foreground or background, but once you add a couple of books it takes shape. Still, we agree with Design Milk that this collection looks like a pain to dust.
about perrin drumm
zamel house is two-story house with a beautiful vista of the beach.
Homes are designed so that all the main rooms have direct views towards the sea. The public area generally open-air taking advantage of the cool evening sea breezes during tropical days in Huatulco. The first floor is equipped with a den / guest bedroom. There’s also a full bath, with polished concrete counter tops, glass tile and a large bathroom. A large master bath offers an outdoor bath.
location: bahías de huatulco, oaxaca, mexico
architects: kontrast arquitectura
project architects: jorge herrera martinez
land area: 193.75 sqm ( 2,085 sqft )
project area: 272.25 sqm ( 2,930 sqft )
budget: USD$ 290,000.00
project Year: 2007-2008
Photographs: fabian lasala guevara
Only destination in Mexico that has Green Globe 21 Certification, one out of seven in the world. This area is known as Mexico’s Costa Chica. With no roads to the outside world, this region remained virtually uninhabited and undeveloped until 1982, which is around the time the coastal highway 200 was pushed through (as part of Fontur’s tourism development plan). This is one of North America’s last ecologically pristine tourist locales and one of the only accessible destinations where you’ll feel as though you have literally stepped off the plane into a seemingly untouched tropical paradise. high rises, welcoming town to all travelers and families, exquisite beach, international restaurants,
if you are both super minimalist and art collector you probably gravitate towards the residence better known as the white cube.
you tell your architect to bunch up the windows, the passage-ways, because you want immense uncluttered / neutral wall space to hang your art. on the other hand if you don’t have a ton of art you can tell the architect you wish your home to be the art statement. the armella house is such a house.
one wonders what one wears in a house like this. all white, black, or grey ? and one also wonders if after a time the color palette needs to be changed. that said, this is indeed a beautifully conceived and festive home built in mexico, rich in local colors.
Designer: bosco gutierrez cortina
Another logo contest. Mexico City. Till February 15. via Hermenautic Circle blog [PR]
Some water fountains are really people magnets. Observing human interaction, the kinetic creativity of the Jaume Plensas fountain in Chicago the past three years has inspired this post.
( above ) designer, jaume plensas, chicago, USA. water and digital video.
( above ) designer, armand vallancourt, san francisco USA. concrete tubing.
( above ) fountain clock, kanazawa JP. fountain clock.
( above ) designer, unknown, location unknown. the waterboard, not exactly a fountain.
( above ) designer, lotta hannerz, paris, FR. water mobile venus.
( above ) designer, unknown, seattle US. variable pressure fountain.
( above ) designer, unknown, zacatecas MX. a fountain inside a silver mine.
( above ) designer, william pye, sunderland UK. water vortex.
Is there a difference between an older, more traditional fountain vs modern? Do you have a favorite you frequent or fond memories of one?