Johnston Marklee & Associates' Sale House in Venice, California at Arkinetia, "the Sale House replaces a 1920's bungalow destroyed by fire. The fire left behind an annex building at the rear of the lot. Commonly known as the 2-4-6-8 House, the annex is a two story studio and garage designed by Morphosis in 1978. Taking 2-4-6-8 as a starting point for a new host structure, the Sale House acknowledges the historical pedigree of its esteemed neighbor while reversing the process by which it was generated. The new design repeats and integrates the historical structure, simultaneously preserving the original function of 2-4-6-8 and producing new variations on a Los Angeles classic." Photo: Eric Staudenmaier.
This week's MoCo picks.
+ Lund University Industrial Design students Jacob von Matern and Fredrik Hylten-Cavallius' NIM bike, "comprised of a carbon fiber twill shell and a foam core, making it super light but extra strong.". Another notable feature, where the chain should be there's a belt... Via Core77.
+ Indesit's Moon washing machine, "you can see from a glance if your washing is ready - the front, extremely clean with central coloured and semi-transparent porthole, is illuminated by LEDs from the main interface that indicate the stage of the programme.". Via Trendoffice.
+ VernissageTV's MyHome (Home Stories) / Vitra Design Museum video, "leading designers and architects of the younger generation turn the Vitra Design Museum into a visionary living space".
+ Joris Laarman's Ivy climbing wall/stairs, "An adventurous decoration that works as a free-climbing wall to see your 'over designed' interior from a different perspective or find alternative routes to go upstairs.". Via labour of heart*.
+ Guy Michael Davis' Canopy are "easy to install porcelain sculptures [that] can be mounted anywhere. The branch like textures bring the outside inside with an unusual resemblance to familiar natural structures.". Via Bloesem.
+ DesignNotes by Michael Surtees interviews Ilkka Terho, CEO of Valvomo, "just a bunch of guys in their twenty's trying everything.".