Hello again my good friends, Yoshi dog-in-residence at The Copper House Gallery on the beat with some paws for thought. Mark Wilson and all those nice people at fastcompany.com understand the importance of promoting the canine point-of-view in the world of design and architecture.
They posted a fantastic article about Kenya Hara, art director at Muji, who has a pedigree project called Architecture for Dogs, for both dogs and their best friends. Projects on the site take into account all creatures great and small, the Dachshund pictured above can talk to his best friend in comfort and style.
A thoroughly thoroughbred idea!
We at Fire were thrilled to produce Richard Gilligan's incredible images (featured above), as part of a themed series commissioned by the Irish Architecture Foundation for their Open House Dublin Festival.
Architecture Alive is the theme of Open House Dublin and is an exploration of the vitality of the city through its architecture and the people who experience it. Cities are fluid, they have the capacity to live, grow and develop which means they are constantly animated, modified and in transition.
Richard Gilligan has captured the spirit behind Architecture Alive, translating an unconscious and instinctive response to some of Dublin’s buildings. The Architecture Alive exhibition will run at the RHA Gallery, Ely Place, D2 from Thursday 20th September until the 7th October 2012.
What an amazing teaching and learning environment the staff and students of St. Mary's Primary School in Greensborough, Victoria Australia have. Designed by the Australian Architects smith+tracey in 2010 it's colourful, playful and adventurous design definitely beats the beige interiors of my old primary school.
I love this Anamorphic Typography by recent design graduates Joseph Egan and Hunter Thomson from Chelsea School of Art. They came up with this idea for their end of year show. Both wanting to explore the relationship between architecture and design and they did, in spectacular fashion.
We're thrilled to have been given the contract for all the environmental graphics for the new MSD facility out in Sandyford. The offices, by Justin Treacy of HKR Architects are just stunning, full of gorgeous curves, colour and light. We're going to overlay those curves with beautiful, huge acrylic artworks of crystal photomicrographs and other elements of their processes. Bob Calvano, their Director of Media Services is directing us from New Jersey and serving up enormous quantities of images, keeping us very busy indeed. The excitement in here is huge as we can't wait to see our 150 or so Lambda photographic prints up in those drop dead surroundings. We'll keep you updated!
Holidays are on my mind, when I do go this is where a want to stay in the 11 storey Inntel Hotel in Zaandam The Netherlands. Minus the diggers, trucks and rubble of course.