I am always a fan of patterns and prints on buildings. Although it is just external, it makes the building stand out from its surroundings. Take this Companies Incubator at ArchDaily designed by Manuel Craca Dias + Egas Jose Vieira. Who can ever thought that tiles are so in? In this case, it is soooo OUTside. Move over Bisazza! It feels clean and fresh, put a smudge of mud..you have a skid mark then voila! you have a toilet palace! It is clever how the designers alternated the patterns to really veer away from the traditional checkered pattern. Had it been like that, it would have made the building interactive. We can play chess and TIT tac toe.
Monday, February 22, 2010
It's a day of swollen designs. First is Welding wood by CuldeSac posted at Contemporist blog. Which is in my onion is just ordinary but def not ugly. A reader even commented that it is really nice except for the self aggrandizing B.S. . The designers stated that they brought back the antiquated techniques of lathe turning and steam bending.oooooohh Whatever it is, the furneechur just looks like they have adam's apple.
Second is Swollen Wall by Paul Coudamy by the same design blog. Not the first time I see a shelve design like this. What makes this terrible are the insertions of those white boxes, it looks disorienting. So messy, it makes you want to make more mess. Maybe i am just a fan of clean designs because I am clean and sober now. hik!