Archive for award-winning

A ‘Curled Up’ Bridge…..

Posted in architecture, design with tags , , , , on September 22, 2008 by anonimiss

Am truly awe-struck with the design of the Rolling Bridge, a project by Heatherwick Studio, located in London near GrandUnion Canal…..Rather than a conventional opening bridge mechanism, consisting of a single rigid element that lifts to let boats pass, the Rolling Bridge gets out of the way by curling up until its two ends touch. While in its horizontal position, the bridge is a normal, inconspicuous steel and timber footbridge; fully open, it forms a circle on one bank of the water that bears little resemblance to its former self.

No wonder it won the 2005 British Structural Steel Award! Here is a video of the Rolling Bridge in action….I see it and my heart goes – WoW!

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I’d Bank in this Piece of Wood!

Posted in design, product design with tags , , , , on September 16, 2008 by anonimiss

KOIN Bank, designed by Bruno Limberger way back in 1960 is still so contemporary. And it fits the ‘minimalism’ bill too. It was an award-winning design back then, and I’m sure it would win one today too…..

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PINCHed!

Posted in furniture design, interior design with tags , , , , on August 25, 2008 by anonimiss

I liked this simple yet different armoire designed by Russel Pinch of PINCH. The piece draws inspiration form the mid-century relief plasterwork to give it a sculptural effect. It won him the 2008 H&G Furniture Award. Following the success of the armoire, PINCH has also designed a console to match…..would make a nice package.