Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lasca tables by Marco Sousa Santos

Many designers tried to think out of the box, tried to make a new form or new idea. Not all of them succeeded. But here we have one simple form transformed in one simple furniture but the combination is fantastic. This is the Marco Sousa Santos Lasca tables. The designer were inspired for the form from the rooks sitting at the bottom of the river and there shape formed by the moving water. This is unusual form for a table design but that's what we liked.

The table is created from agglomerated dark cork, he finished the product with lacquered MDF placed on the sides of the table. This helps the table to be more stable and looks finished with highlighting the core of cork at the same time. The table is suitable for all kind of spaces from your living room or in the office. The top surface is even and is suitable for all the items you can think. The tables come in different shapes and sizes as each is peace is very important for the designer and he put big effort in each one.

ArtScinece Museum at Singapore

One of the most expensive casinos in the World Marina Bay Sands located at Singapore will open very soon ArtScinece Museum at its premises. Marina Bay Sands invested more than $5.5 billion and it is not surprising that all the buildings are exceptional and the AtrScience Museum makes no exception. The designer created this marvelous building is Moshie Safadie. Inside the museum there are 21 gallery spaces and the total space available for expeditions is around 6000 square meters. The building is also known as “Welcoming Hand of Singapore”.

 The shape of the building is like a hand with spread fingers. The fingers are ten and every finger is presenting different gallery. The tips of the fingers are openings to the sky that create very specific effect inside the ArtScinece Museum. The base of the building is round and is position in the center of the fingers. One great idea of Moshie Safadie is the dish shaped roof. With its form the rainwater is collected and forms a little flow that is collected at the bottom of the building 30 meters down creating a waterfall dropping in a little pool. What's more the idea isn't only esthetical but also ecological every drop of this rainwater is collected at the end and is used in the building restrooms.  The gallery will held all types of expeditions like media and technology, art, design and science.

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