HENN Architects have completed the Porsche Pavilion at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany. “The organically shaped building is sitting – in mirrored location to the Volkswagen Pavilion- at the central axis of the theme park and offers 400 m² of space for exhibitions and presentations. Its characteristic silhouette will become a distinctive icon amid the lagoon landscape of the Autostadt. Curving lines and exciting bends make the Pavilion a dynamic yet reduced sculpture with its characteristics derived from the Porsche brand image.
As designed by HENN, the structure captures the dynamic flow of driving with a seamless building skin. Its lines pick up speed and slow down just to plunge forward in large curves with ever-changing radii. A matte-finished stainless steel cladding forms the flush envelope of this vibrant structure, creating the impression of a homogeneous unity, whilst creating a continuously changing appearance depending on light and weather conditions. At the entrance the pavilion cantilevers 25m over the lagoon’s water surface in front. Below the cantilever of the large asymmetrical roof, a sheltered external space opens up. This space is visually connected to the surrounding landscape, but forms its own acoustic enclosure, providing seating for a few hundred guests. Architecture and landscape, interior and exterior as well as roof and facade are brought together by HENN in their architectural concept of a coherent, flowing continuum. The external area around the pavilion was designed by landscape architects WES and integrated into the overall concept of the theme park. This is how the new piazzetta creates a connection between the Porsche Pavilion and the adjacent Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Pavilion by means of water features and trees. By walking around the sculptural Porsche Pavilion, further highlights of the Autostadt can be discovered.”
Today we want to show you creative chair created by young Austrian designer Philipp Aduatz. It looks like spoon and it’s called "Spoon Chair".
If you love beer or even obsess about it then this new concept of the bottle is for you. French industrial designer Petit Romain recently conceived of a way to take beer outside the bottle. Tired of round bottles in six-packs that clink together and are difficult to stack, Romain imagined enjoying Heineken out of a square bottle instead. Back in the early 1960s, Heineken debuted a rectangular beer bottle that doubled as a glass brick. Similar to that design, the Heineken Cube concept delivers optimal storage for manufacture, transport, and ultimately consumer use. Take a look!
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- 2012-08-20 15:11:59
Beautiful and creative paper art by talented Australian artist Lisa Rodden.
Unique patterns and designs were hand cut into layers of stacked paper.
Today we want to show you collection of beautiful photos of Bulgarian photographer Nikola Borissov. Nikola’s regular clients lists includes Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Madame Figaro, Grazia, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, Playboy, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy & Mather, etc. Without having a fixed base city, in his personal work he keeps alive his initial passion for reportage and street photography. Below you can see great examples of fashion and advertising photography. Have fun!
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- 2012-08-13 15:12:57
Uplifting images created by Paul Cocken show us what would happen if cute animals were allowed to compete in the Olympic Gates.
Photo manipulations were commissioned by Maverick Arts Publishing.
No animals were harmed in the making of Guinea Pig Games calendar.
Today we want to show you creative concept car created by designer Sean Seongjun Ko. Called “Inner City Vehicle” this car resembles an urban cocoon. ” A vehicle in which people can relax and enjoy a comfortable ride, in a ‘classic yet modern’ design that romanticizes the future. The compact 4-seater vehicle fits into the sustainable environment of the future city by using hydrogen fuel cell technology. The designing use autonomous technology, and the interior space is very flexible; the seating layout also differs from the usual norm where every passenger faces single direction.” Take a look!