Meta MoCo This Week
by Harry / April 12, 2008

This week's MoCo picks.

+ Another iT House glass prefab gets built, "an incredible little home that was designed by Taalman Koch for a five-acre lot in the high desert. It'll be a model home and completely off-grid.". Via

+ In Sweden Arkitekthus is building and selling houses designed by some well-known Swedish architects; Thomas Sandell, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Gert Wingårdh, and Tham & Videgård Hansson. Via materialicious and the Lamidesign blog.

+ H Arquitectes' 211 sq. m. Casa 101 in Mollet del Valles, Spain at Plataforma Arquitectura.

+ HABITABLE DOCK, a house among trees in Mar Azul designed by Martín Fernández de Lema at Archinect. You can also watch the video.

+ Architect Piotr Kuczia's CO2 SAVER house in Poland, "The design of the project was [dictated] by the twin goals of low lifecycle costs and a reduction in construction costs.". Via Inhabitat.

+ syntax architektur's Haus H guest house makeover at Arkinetia.

+ The Record Houses 2008 are up at Architectural Record, this year they took a new approach; "we looked for built, single-family dwellings that not only were aesthetically striking, but also employed innovative strategies for achieving environmental sustainability.". Via

+ Architect Todd Saunders' addition to a 100 year old Norwegian home, "a box-shaped, flat-roofed addition – a sharp contrast to the original, gable-roofed structure" at Dwell blog. See the slideshow here.

+ Danese Orione lighting by Carlotta de Bevilacqua can switch from opaque to partly transparent when illuminated. Via designboom.

+ Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec's translucent indoor-outdoor Papyrus chair for Kartell. Via designboom.

+ DESIGNWS.COM covers this month's Light+Building show in Frankfurt.

+ Nobody&co.'s Missing, "a collection of seven chairs, each chair different from the other, with which it is also possible to obtain angular compositions and a bench. And an optical illusion around the table.". Via pan-dan.

+ form + volume at Designhuis video at Designguide.TV featuring Czech designer Maxim Velcovsky's "off the rack flatpack furniture" hacks.

+ The Ding3000 Tazi sofa "inspired by an afghan hound. A curtain of white fringes covers substructure and legs. Only the seat remains visible.". Via NOTCOT.

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