4site architecture's Camelia cottage renovation+extension project for a terrace house in Melbourne. "Whilst respecting the quality of space in the existing terrace house, I aimed to give a clear indication that this is a dramatic insertion at the back of the property at this point in time.". Via [pushpullbar]2 and Judit Bellostes.
This week's MoCo picks.
+ Diary of a Vermont Eco Builder, the story of a 2,000 sq. ft. green home being built in Vermont. "They were able to secure an in-town lot and decided to design and build something that was affordable, sustainable, and stylish.". Via materialicious and Jetson Green.
+ NYTimes slideshow of the building of the "Prefab Five", five prefab houses in Midtown Manhattan for the Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling show at MoMA. In a related piece, read about the construction, especially "Chunking" and NextGen SmartWrap, at TreeHugger.
+ Rapid manufacturers meet, Ponoko visits Unto this Last in London. "Unto This Last say that the process that they have developed allows them "to manufacture your order to measure, within a week, at the price of mass-production.". Via TreeHugger.
+ New Designers 2008 award winners featured New Designer of the Year award winner Max Frommeld.
+ Ramei Keum's Universe Watch, "based on the solar system revolving around the sun. The centre of the clock (the sun) remains still whilst jewels rotate to display the hours and minutes.". Via designboom.
+ Designguide.TV's The little wild garden of love, a walk through of Moroso's exhibit during Milan Design Week. Tord Boontje explains: "Along the way you can experience different emotions by choosing different directions and visions: the peace and calmness of the serene and romantic white garden, the powerful stimuli of the psychedelic and symmetrical garden or the vibrant energy of the colourful and revitalising garden.".
+ Bastoni lighting by Jaime Hayon for metalarte, "Combining humor with functionality, Hayon designed the Bastoni collection so that it could be comfortably dragged around the house for reading.". Via designklub.
+ AEG's Competence induction wok, "features 4 induction zones including 2 powerful boosters, supremely easy to use and clean touch sensitive control buttons, 9 stage digital power level display, electronic timer and minute minder, and safety control lock.". Via Appliancist.