Designer Choice Architecture
Like a zeppelin airship crash-landed in the Australian forest, Bellemo & Cat's 'Cocoon' is nestled artfully on a steeply sloping site.
The weekender is located in a dense, bushy, holiday hot-spot along Victoria's famous Great Ocean Road. The architects designed the house as an object; an ovaloid form floating high above the challenging site to capture the dramatic views.
Bellemo & Cat have a sculptural and evocative style that combines their passions of architecture and public art, and Cocoon is no exception. A development of their previous public artworks, Cocoon seems completely at home in its bushy hideaway - a rustic artwork by the beach. More...
The Gaudi Stool by Bram Geenen, inspired by work of architect Antoní Gaudi, bears similar surrealist qualities to many of Gaudi's gothic-esque works. The stool appears to defy gravity, but is surprisingly strong due to the beam-grid sub structures that Guadi often employed. By using modern rapid prototyping technology the stool can be made of thin carbon fibre. This technology also makes the product surprisingly affordable to manufacture.
Keep an eye out for this at designer stores, the Gaudi-chair is being develepoded as we speak as part of a collaboration with Dutch research institute, TNO.
Ashton Raggatt McDougal's recently completed Melbourne Recital Centre and Mebourne Theatre Company buildings set a theatrical tone to the growing Southbank Arts Precinct. The two combined buildings have distinct but complimentary treatments. The firm cleaned up at the recent Victorian Institute of Architecture Awards, receiving accolades in the public architecture, interior design and urban design categories, and it's easy to see why.
This old industrial laneway in Melbourne's inner suburb of Northcote is green with envy over their new residential neighbour, Bellemo & Cat's Polygreen house.