06 December 2007

[TEN] Buildings + my comments

Nestle Building, Mexico
The new Nestle chocolate factory building was designed by Michel Rojkind. He intended to create somewhat of a museum environment. Both the inside and outside are very interesting. I love the geometric lines and all the angles. I also think the bright red outside is really cool.

The Illycafe is the most unique cafe i have ever seen. Alnog with being portable, it folds out into a very cool modern eatery. When folded it looks like a freight car storage box, but when unfolded it becomes a wonderful place to grab a bite to eat! It was designed by Adam Kalkin for Illy.

Loft Cube
The Loft Cube is designed by Werner Aisslinger. I think it is a very visually appealing way to create a living environment in a compact way, but I am not sure that it is very functional. It is also very modern, but you would have to be a very clean and tidy person that did not have very many belongings to live in a Loft Cube.

Single Hauz
This is a very interesting idea! Front Architects from Poland have created a single person housing unit inspired by a billboard. It is suitable for almost any place you could ever want to have a home, in the water, in the middle of a city, or even in the middle of nowhere. I think this is a genius idea!

Leonardo Glass Cube
This building was designed by 3Deluxe. I think it is very very cool. I love the way the design from the grass and sidewalk is continued on the walls of the building. I think it looks like a net or some kind of web has engulfed it. Very very neat!

[TEN] Interior Environments to comment on...

Anne Fontaine Spa, Paris
I absolutely LOVE this spa. It looks incredibly relaxing. The design is so modern and sleek. It looks very clean, which I would want and expect from a spa.

Guerrilla Restaurant, New York City
This restaurant was designed by the Rockwell Group. It looks very modern and it is kinda different for a restaurant. There is a big contrast between the white lights and the blue shapes hanging above them. I love the simplicity and cleanliness of the all white tables.

Vikkii Church, Helsinki, Finland
This is the most unique church I have ever seen. It was designed by JKMM Architects after they won a competition for the design of the building. I love how the entire church is made of beautiful woods, and the large window make if appear that you are outdoors, like in a pavilion.

Painted Staircase
This staircase it so cool! I have never seen anything like it. The vertical lines are really amazing to look at. I love the vibrant colors against the white walls. It makes them stand out that much more.

Chelsea Duplex Penthouse
This penthouse was designed by Paul Cha Architect. The whole area is very modern, and think it is a great use of space. I absolutely love the stairs and I want them in my house!