Pendant lamp / contemporary / glass / ABS LP GRAND by Christian Flindt

Pendant lamp / contemporary / glass / ABS LP GRAND by Christian Flindt Louis Poulsen

Characteristics

  • Type:

    pendant

  • Style:

    contemporary

  • Material:

    glass, ABS

  • Market:

    commercial

Description

The successful partnership between Danish designer Christian Flindt and Louis Poulsen forges ahead with the ambitious LP GRAND system for large rooms.

Asked for big – and got it. Christian Flindt’s illuminated round fixture has a diameter of up to 1.5 metres and bears the prestigious name, LP GRAND. The fixture can be surface mounted on the ceiling or suspended by wires, and has a simple silhouette with soft harmonic lines.

With LP GRAND, Christian Flindt has succeeded in developing an extremely versatile fixture series, with countless combination options. It offers architects, engineers, light designers and installers a light toolbox that can provide general lighting using a single fixture series – while also adding character through a creative approach to the project.

The round ceiling fixtures have the advantage that they can be arranged in any conceivable pattern without disrupting the ceiling surface. They can be placed in rows, formations or patterns, in various sizes and at various heights, only limited by your creativity. LP GRAND can thus be used to provide light that fulfils functional requirements while also creating a unique atmosphere.

The fixture is ideal for hotels, restaurants, schools and offices – locations that require comfortable and energy efficient lighting while also calling for an appealing design. LP GRAND works well in rooms with high or low ceilings, and the fixture family encourages the creation of innovative and inspiring lighting environments.

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SOM’s Iconic 270 Park Avenue At Risk of Becoming the Tallest Building Ever to Be Demolished

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Just months after plans were announced for a major transformation of Philip Johnson’s AT&T Building at 550 Madison, another iconic midtown Manhattan skyscraper is at risk – and this time, it would mean the demolition of the entire building.

Designed by Natalie de Blois and Gordon Bunshaft of SOM and completed in 1961, 270 Park Avenue (formerly known as the Union Carbide Building) is considered a key example of the International Style in New York City that extended and even improved upon the precedent set by Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building.

But after new zoning legislation for the neighborhood was passed last year, the building’s current owner, JPMorgan Chase, has announced plans to raze the 707-foot-tall building in favor of a new, hi-tech supertall replacement. If plans go through, it would be the world’s largest and tallest building ever to be intentionally demolished.

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The building, identifiable by its black metal and silver rib facade, sits above the Metro-North railway, and is notable for its second floor lobby and large urban plaza. The building underwent one of the largest office renovations in history in 2012, when it was brought up to LEED-Platinum standards.

But Chase claims that the location is no longer large enough to house their growing workforce, and that in current conditions, 6,000 employees are housed in a building only intended for 3,500. The new building would be reach as tall as 70 stories and would provide an addition 1 million square feet of space, improving company efficiency and allowing for future growth.

Despite being held in high regard by the architecture community, 270 Park was passed up for landmark status in a review of the district prior to the rezoning that saw 12 other buildings in the area added to the list. The neighborhood now contains 50 landmarked structures, including the Seagram Building.

If plans are to go forward, demolition could begin as early as next year, with completion anticipated for 2023.

News via New York Times, Curbed, New York Yimby

Nuvola Acoustical Free Hanging Clouds | Decoustics

 

  • Use

    Interior ceilings
  • Applications

    Airports, arenas, hospitals, restaurants, universities, offices, lobbies, auditoriums, hotels
  • Characteristics

    Panels are finished on all faces, can be installed individually to identify a space or grouped together to create unique configurations, they use a unique anchor hanger and spiral spring to ease installation, shapes and clouds can be custom color matched to any paint chip

Contemporary ceiling light / round / acrylic / LED LP CIRCLE SEMI by Mikkel Beedholm/KHR arkitekter

Contemporary ceiling light / round / acrylic / LED LP CIRCLE SEMI by Mikkel Beedholm/KHR arkitekter Louis Poulsen

Characteristics

  • Style:

    contemporary

  • Shape:

    round

  • Material:

    acrylic

  • Light source:

    LED

  • Color:

    blue, red, black, white

Description

Design:

Mikkel Beedholm/KHR arkitekter

Concept:

The fixture emits diffuse light via a high-efficiency acrylic diffuser. The diffuser, which is encircled by a voluminous coloured or white ring, is hidden when viewed from low angles. Angling the inner side of the ring 5° creates a comfortable and decorative graduation of the light from the diffuser. With two diameters and four different installation options, the lights series can be used for a wide range of applications.

Finish:

White, Blue, Red or Black. Powder coated.

Material:

Reflector: Extruded aluminium. Diffuser: Acrylic, frosted. Installation lock: Polyamide.

Mounting:

Ceiling thickness: 1–40 mm. Driver is a separate unit (supplied with fixture). Cut-out dimensions: Ø 260: Ø 248mm, Ø 450: Ø 438mm. Looping: Approved, max 5×1.5mm2. For further information, visit http://www.louispoulsen.com.

Weight:

Max 3kg. (Ø 260). Max5 kg. (Ø 450).

Class:

Ingress protection IP20. Electric shock protection I.

Info notes:

LED technology is constantly developing. The specifications given are based on existing technology. Please find updated info on products on our website http://www.louispoulsen.com. For LED replacement kit please do contact Louis Poulsen. Please contact Louis Poulsen for the following versions: LP Circle Ø 450 HO: High output for projects with high ceilings or where high illumination is required. LP Circle Ø 450 with microprismatic diffuser for UGR <19 (CIE 117). If you have special requirements concerning colour temperature, IP class, emergency lighting solutions or other modifications to the LP Circle model, please contact Louis Poulsen.

Original design wall light / Opalflex® / LED / round VELI COUTURE by Adriano Rachele

Original design wall light / Opalflex® / LED / round VELI COUTURE by Adriano Rachele Slamp

Characteristics

  • Style:

    original design

  • Material:

    Opalflex®

  • Light source:

    LED

  • Shape:

    round

  • Protection class:

    IP20

  • Other characteristics:

    handmade

Description

The ample Veli family has already received its accolades, including the Red Dot Design Award. The latest member features a soft finish that was inspired by modern textiles, and is available in 2 suspensions, 3 ceiling applique, and an adorable table lamp. Veli Couture fills and envelops any space, setting it apart with its aesthetics and lush decorative characteristics. The suspension’s red, wrapped cable increases the handmade lamps’ modernity, taking a cue from the world of haute couture.

Submit Your Project for the 2018 World Architecture Festival Award

Submit Your Project for the 2018 World Architecture Festival Awards

It’s time to get your applications ready! Now in its 11th year, the World Architecture Festival will take place in Amsterdam from  November 28 to 30. Organizers expect nearly 500 architectural practices to compete for prizes in over 30 categories. The event moves to the historic Dutch city following two years in Berlin.

The Festival is the world’s largest live architecture awards event–all shortlisted architecture projects are presented in person by the architects to an esteemed panel of judges. And this year, nearly half of the 120 judges are expected to be women.

This year’s Completed Buildings final super-jury will be chaired by MVRDV’s Nathalie de Vries, and will also include Sir David Adjadye, Li Xiadong and Harvard GSD dean, Mohsen Mostafavi.

The WAF also presents a series of prizes for small projects, best use of color, best use of timber, photography, drawing, and student work. The WAFX awards will also be given to future projects that address specific issues likely to affect architects over the next few years. This year also marks the first presentation of the WAF Research Prize for an initiative addressing issues related to water and the built environment. The £10,000 prize is supported by Grohe, WAF’s founder sponsor.

Applicants who submit before April 20, 2018 can take advantage of an early bird rate. And stay tuned for updates on the 2018 World Architecture Festival!

Modular Eco-Housing Pushing Boundaries With Cardboard

Modular Eco-Housing Pushing Boundaries With Cardboard, Wikkelhouse Dordrech. Photo Courtesy of Yvonne Witte
Wikkelhouse Dordrech. Photo Courtesy of Yvonne Witte

Designed and developed by Fiction Factory, a company of creative makers from Amsterdam, Wikkelhouse loosely translates to ‘wrapped house.’ This sustainable modular house is uniquely created with cardboard as its main building material and is customizable in its size and function.

Wikkelhouse Dordrech. Photo Courtesy of Yvonne WitteLiving Room. Photo Courtesy of Yvonne WitteUnder Construction. Photo Courtesy of Yvonne WitteUnder Construction. Photo Courtesy of Yvonne Witte+ 12

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Diagram of Modular System. Image Courtesy of Fiction Factory

Diagram of Modular System. Image Courtesy of Fiction Factory

The Wikkelhouse is built from 24 layers of top-quality cardboard wound around a rotating house-shaped mould. These layers are then bonded with an eco-friendly superglue to create durability and optimal insulation. This is where the name Wikkelhouse comes from, as ‘wikkelen’ is the Dutch word for ‘wrapping.’ The house is then finished with waterproof foil and wood-paneling to protect it from the elements.

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House Mould Machine. Photo Courtesy of Yvonne Witte

House Mould Machine. Photo Courtesy of Yvonne Witte
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Layers of Cardboard. Photo Courtesy of Yvonne Witte

Layers of Cardboard. Photo Courtesy of Yvonne Witte

The materials used in the Wikkelhouse have a low impact on the environment, being 3 times more environmentally sustainable and eco-friendly than a traditional house. The Wikkelhouse is also 100% recyclable, with each part able to be deconstructed and recycled infinitely. It does not require a foundation as each segment weighs only 500 kilograms.

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Wikkelhouse Dordrech. Photo Courtesy of Yvonne Witte

Wikkelhouse Dordrech. Photo Courtesy of Yvonne Witte
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Wikkelhouse. Photo Courtesy of Yvonne Witte

Wikkelhouse. Photo Courtesy of Yvonne Witte

Made from 4.6m long x 1.2m wide x 3.5m high segments, the modular house can be extended and added to as needed. With their smart ‘Home’-segments, the Wikkelhouse can also include a kitchen, bathroom, and shower, as well as customizable window placement and finishing.

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Living Room. Photo Courtesy of Yvonne Witte

Living Room. Photo Courtesy of Yvonne Witte

Built in a workshop in Amsterdam, the Wikkelhouse can be transported and connected on site in a day. At the moment, they are only available for construction in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, the U.K., and Denmark.

More information on the Wikkelhouse can be found on their website and in their video below: