Bert, the modular tree-shaped house

Bert, the modular tree-shaped house

Giulia Guido · 9 months ago · Design

Chris Precht and his wife Fei are the founders of the architecture firm Precht, which follows a countercurrent philosophy, trying to propose alternative projects to modern architecture that has made the world’s cities all the same and that aims to amaze with huge skyscrapers of glass, concrete, and steel. The project that best represents their thinking is that of Bert, a modular house that more than being a treehouse is a tree-shaped house. 

Yes, thanks to the collaboration with Baumbam, a start-up specialized in the construction of small houses and tree houses, it has been possible to create a wooden structure with a circular plan covered with light brown leaf tiles that resemble a tree trunk. 

Being composed of different modules built individually and assembled only on-site, Bert, in addition to being built anywhere in the world and in any condition, can become from a single-family home to a condominium, to become real residential complexes. 

At the base of this type of house, there is a playful aspect that is often missing in many projects and instead of being inspired by the forms of classical art, Chris and Fei have taken as a point of reference cartoons like Sesame Open. 

“We know that buildings like Bert are not the path forward on a big scale, but I think as an industry, we need to dare more, try more and experiment more towards a more diverse future of our cities.”

Precht Bert | Collater.al
Precht Bert | Collater.al
Precht Bert | Collater.al
Precht Bert | Collater.al
Precht Bert | Collater.al
Precht Bert | Collater.al
Precht Bert | Collater.al
Precht Bert | Collater.al
Precht Bert | Collater.al
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Gyu Han Lee transforms shoe boxes into furniture

Gyu Han Lee transforms shoe boxes into furniture

Giulia Guido · 9 months ago · Design

At 003archive in Seoul, until October 6, will be exhibited the works created by artist Gyu Han Lee that combine product design with the world of streetwear. The exhibition is entitled ON MY SEAT and will show the public a collection of furniture consisting of different types of seats, a table, and a bench, all built entirely by assembling boxes from shoes.

Although all the pieces seem to be built only with the boxes, under them hides a plywood structure, allowing these pieces of furniture to be actually used.  

But the eye also wants its share, so the boxes chosen by Gyu Han Lee are from Nike shoes. The end result may seem like a real line signed by the Swoosh brand, but it is only the result of the idea of a furniture design enthusiast. 

Discover the works of Gyu Han Lee in our gallery! 

Gyu Han Lee | Collater.al
Gyu Han Lee | Collater.al
Gyu Han Lee | Collater.al
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Gyu Han Lee | Collater.al
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Alchemist, the restaurant where dinner becomes a show

Alchemist, the restaurant where dinner becomes a show

Giulia Guido · 9 months ago · Design

If it doesn’t take first place, Copenhagen’s Alchemist is definitely one of the top ten most beautiful restaurants in the world. Designed by interior designers at Studio Duncalf, the Alchemist is not just a place to eat on a Saturday night, but a place that offers a real dining and living experience. Just know that dinner consists of 50 courses and lasts 6 hours. 

From the outside, a building that once housed a nautical laboratory welcomes diners, while as soon as they enter through the mighty bronze door, they will find themselves in a corridor decorated with works by different artists, creating a colorful and engaging place. 

Once past this gallery, you will find yourself in the central and most spectacular area of the Alchemist, the room covered by a dome of 18 meters in diameter on which are projected images that create a calm and intimate atmosphere, like a starry sky or jellyfish swimming in the sea.

Alchemist Studio Duncalf | Collater.al

On one side of the room, there is an open kitchen, which allows customers sitting at the table to admire the chefs at work. While an entire side of the other 3-storey restaurant is completely covered by a glass cellar, which connects the three levels of the structure. 

The gastronomic experience does not end here, because above the dome has been created a bar area. 

Discover the beauty of Alchemist in our gallery and in the video below. 

Alchemist Studio Duncalf | Collater.al
Alchemist Studio Duncalf | Collater.al
Alchemist Studio Duncalf | Collater.al
Alchemist Studio Duncalf | Collater.al
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Twine, when sculpture meets architecture

Twine, when sculpture meets architecture

Giulia Guido · 9 months ago · Design

Twine is the latest project by architect and designer Antony Gibbon in which sculpture serves architecture and vice versa. It is a type of dwelling whose whole and external spaces are created by two huge parallel stone surfaces that, resting on the ground, twist on themselves. When these two strips of stone touch each other, they inevitably form covered spaces.

Two of them have been closed with glass: one designed for the living area, which houses a lounge area and a kitchen, the other used as a sleeping area with a bedroom and a bathroom. 

The third, on the other hand, remains open and in the middle of the other two, and houses a circular seat recessed in the rock with a space in the middle designed for a bonfire. 

Twine is an enormous inhabitable sculpture that, despite its monumental and solid appearance, does not ruin the landscape, years follows its forms. 

Discover Antony Gibbon’s other projects on his website and in our gallery the images of Twine. 

antony gibbon twine | Collater.al
antony gibbon twine | Collater.al
antony gibbon twine | Collater.al
antony gibbon twine | Collater.al
antony gibbon twine | Collater.al
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Cocoon Cottage, a dream home in the Hamptons

Cocoon Cottage, a dream home in the Hamptons

Giulia Guido · 9 months ago · Design

Nina Edwards Anker is an architect, writer, professor, designer, and director of Nea Studio. Her projects include her private house in the Hamptons, the Cocoon Cottage, a house where two souls and two styles coexist. 

The house has an L-shaped plan with rounded corners and the concave part, i.e. the external part faces north, while the convex part, i.e. the internal part faces south, as well as the garden. 

The external facade is entirely covered with cedar stands, giving the house an intimate and private look, unlike the internal facade, which is formed entirely by a window that allows you to take full advantage of all the hours of light. In addition, the rays of the sun also enter through a skylight formed by the stained glass ranging from yellow, above the living room, to red, above the bedroom. The nuances chosen are based on Goethe’s theory of color, also adopted by the painter William Turner in his paintings. 

Inside, the rounded walls and ceiling give the impression of enveloping the people inside, and the furnishings and colors have all been chosen in light tones, to open up space even more optically. 

nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
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nina edwards anker cocoon cottage nea studio | Collater.al
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