July 17, 2017
Fantasy homes require architects with imagination and daring, qualities which French architect Cyril Lancelin clearly has in abundance.
The young architect enjoys blowing up simple motifs such as spheres or arches to comically large proportions before unleashing them to overrun his pavilion-like houses. The "Sphere" house, for example, is a glass structure with giant white balls which resembles a storage facility for retired Pac-Men. Cafe S is an open air pavilion supported by a tangled forest of arches, whilst the "Cabins" house uses pyramids and spheres to great effect as standalone pods for different functions. Those who like tubes will be enchanted by the house of the same name and love the "Cylinder" house, which looks like a bunch of outsized glass test tubes fused together in a laboratory experiment gone wrong.
Practical? Perhaps not always; but fun? Most definitely. Sometimes architecture needs that.
We love the bulbous shape of the Heirloom vase from Moustache and the Belle cake stand from Incipit. The Concrete Nuclear plant holder from Lyon Beton makes a design statement that is sculptural and fun also.
October 17, 2018
Architect Stephane Malka's passion is to renew urban life by making clever use of under-utilised spaces in cities. This remarkable house in the Boulogne Billancourt area of Paris is a great example.
September 12, 2018
Lisbon-based design brand Dooq has steered away from traditional Portuguese furniture design by creating a collection of furniture that thrives on unexpected contrasts in styles, shapes and materials.
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