Otherworld, the multisensory arcade bar designed by Red Deer

Otherworld, the multisensory arcade bar designed by Red Deer

Collater.al Contributors · 5 months ago · Design

The Red Deer collective of architects designed Otherworld. Created under a railway arch, the perception of reality will be quickly destabilized for total immersion, all thanks to the maxi screens and the light effects they create inside the place.

It is a new generation bar, an “arcade bar” that offers an incredible experience, allowing the user to live in virtual reality in a truly original environment. Each player will have their own room to dive and have fun with their friends. Travelling in parallel dimensions, between one game and the next customers can enjoy a homemade beer, a cocktail or a coffee in a futuristic atmosphere.

Otherworld l’arcade bar multisensoriale progettato da Red Deer | Collater.al

The multi-sensory rooms mix, along with the visual effects, those olfactory and not only – you can also feel the warmth of the wind and the scents related to the worlds to explore. With minimalist interiors, light will dominate the decorations. The gradient colours of the neon lights subtly break up the corners and shapes of the space. With this system, Red Deer wanted to open up the space to a wider audience than those associated with the stereotypical arcade games of the 80s.

“You feel the sun falling on your face as you leave the cave. You feel the wind in your hair as you slide down a vast mountain. Feel the thud under the feet of a new land to explore. “Come in and leave it all behind…”

The place is in Haggerstone, London. What are you waiting for?

Text by Elisa Scotti

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Frank L. Wright and the UNESCO World Heritage buildings

Frank L. Wright and the UNESCO World Heritage buildings

Collater.al Contributors · 5 months ago · Design

Eight architectural projects by Frank Lloyd Wright have been selected for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List

“The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright” is the name under which these projects were brought together. It had already been applied for in 2015, but for some reason, the decision was postponed until yesterday, July 7, when the final verdict was issued. 2019 World Heritage Meeting, is the venue where the eight buildings were proclaimed, underway in Baku in Azerbaijan. 

Wright is considered one of the pioneers, along with Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, etc. … of the modern movement of architecture.

Here is a list of the eight buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in six different American states – Arizona, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York and Wisconsin – in chronological order:

Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois (built 1906-1909) 

A building built on the theme of reflection on space and materials. Wright uses and repeats the same form: square plan and cubic volume formed not by walls but by equivalent forms obtained with formworks. The second volume proposes the scheme of the first, changing the general dimension and the ratio of openings.

Frederick C. Robie House, Chicago, Illinois (built 1910)

Conceived as two large rectangles that seem to slide side by side, the long horizontal residence that Wright created for Frederick Robie has boldly established a new form of domestic design: the Prairie style.

Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin (construction 1911-1959)

The house is built with local materials. Local farmers helped Wright move the stone from the nearby yellow limestone quarry, which he then mixed with the sand from the river to create the walls of Taliesin. The plaster for the interior walls was mixed with the Siena, providing a golden hue that reflects the pastoral setting. Taliesin has many architectural elements that have become Wright’s trademark: the cantilevered roofs, the large windows, and the open plan. The architect worked there for the whole time he lived there, about 50 years.

Hollyhock House, Los Angeles, California (built 1918-1921)

Leaning on a 36-acre hill in East Hollywood, the first and best-known West Coast design challenges stylistic categorization. Barnsdall, the client, wanted a residence halfway between home and garden, and inspired the numerous terraces, colonnades and pergolas that unite the interior and exterior spaces of the Hollyhock House. 

Fallingwater, Mill Run, Pennsylvania (built 1936-1939)

It is the flagship of organic architecture of Wright and is considered the best for the architecture of this style, by the American Institute of Architects. Its owners, Edgar and Liliane Kaufmann, were a prominent couple from Pittsburgh, renowned for their characteristic sense of style and taste. A series of “trays” in concrete reinforced with natural rock. The cantilevered terraces of local sandstone blend harmoniously with the rock formations and seem to float above the stream below. Wright has designed an additional guesthouse located on the hill directly above the main house and connected by a covered walkway. 

Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House, Madison, Wisconsin (built 1936-1937)

It is a modest one-storey structure, with the exterior finished in a combination of bricks, horizontal panels and glass doors, the latter open from the back of the house. It is covered by a flat roof and rests on a reinforced concrete foundation. 

Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona (construction commenced in 1938)

The current building includes the winter house, office and school of architecture, all designed by Wright. Acclaimed as one of his masterpieces, this complex expresses Wright’s educational theories and his vision of society, as well as his architectural concepts. The walls are made of rocks and local wood, while he used concrete as a binder. Natural light plays an important role in design. Wright liked natural light and, in this way, the built environment where he found himself with his students, maintained contact with the surrounding nature.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York (construction 1956-1959).

Inside the circle, there is the uphill and downhill route. The trapezoidal septa narrow from top to bottom until they approach the minimum resistance section, then giving way to a circular drum that runs along the outer perimeter of the spiral. On the roof, the partitions are extended so as to form the ribs of the dome that dominates the large empty space.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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RUBIO, the bookstore designed by Masquespacio that looks to the future.

RUBIO, the bookstore designed by Masquespacio that looks to the future.

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Design

The Spanish publishing house RUBIO has been specializing for years in the production and distribution of notebooks and educational books with exercises to stimulate the brain, both for adults and children. For this reason, its flagship store in Valencia could not be a bookshop like any other but had to offer something more to customers, a 360-degree experience. 

Spanish design studio Masquespacio managed to transform all the wishes of RUBIO’s CEO, Enrique Rubio, into an interactive and futuristic store. 

Like the books published, the RUBIO store also offers activities related to reading, mathematics, and logic, thanks to interactive rooms and corners dedicated to each subject. To arrive at these spaces you must first let yourself be fascinated by the entrance, characterized by neon lights and surfaces made of materials that simulate paper and then go through a tunnel, a sort of journey in the history of the publishing house. 

The Masquespacio design team managed to take the concepts and history of the Spanish publishing house and make it fun and accessible to everyone.

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Garden Hotpot Restaurant, the restaurant that hides in the forest.

Garden Hotpot Restaurant, the restaurant that hides in the forest.

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Design

In the Chinese province of Sichuan is one of the most characteristic parts of the country, where cities with ancient history are framed by forests and breathtaking landscapes, almost untouched. One of these is the one near the city of Chengdu, where one of the most ambitious projects by MUDA Architects has found its home. It’s called the Garden Hotpot Restaurant and it’s a magical place, where you can dine surrounded by nature, almost hidden among the trees. 

The aim of the studio was to create a unique place, offering a memorable experience, but at the same time preserving the surrounding environment, with the least possible impact. 

The Garden Hotpot Restaurant is made of an anti-corrosion wooden platform, covered by another shelf that rests on 88 mm diameter columns, blending in with the branches of the trees. The peculiarity of the structure is that it has no walls or glass, remaining completely open. 

Discover more in our gallery. 

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The pop and colorful art of Andrea Zonzini aka Perry Colante

The pop and colorful art of Andrea Zonzini aka Perry Colante

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Design

With the right tools and the necessary creativity, illustration and graphics can be combined to create something unique, as in the case of Andrea Zonzini

Born in 1981, Andrea was born in Rimini and decided to start studying advertising graphics. Today he works in San Marino as a graphic designer and illustrator, but in addition to that, he submits his work to the general public of Instagram, where he is known by the name of Perry Colante

They are artworks that perfectly combine illustration and graphics, with a minimal construction of the image, without superfluous and misleading elements. A recurring feature, almost like a signature, are the colored backgrounds that create a strong and original contrast with the subjects, creating a pop and cheeky world. 

Andrea Zonzini will be able to snatch a smile from you with images that will hardly come out of your mind.  

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