Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Yallingup Residence by Wright Feldhusen Architects

Wright Feldhusen Architects designed the Yallingup Residence in Western Australia.








Project description

The site is a rural location with spectacular valley views to the east. The house is a holiday residence for the client and their extended adult family, and their children. The client is involved in steel fabrication, and therefore steel structure was part of the construction basis.

The main living area is a large glassed pavilion that sits over a massive stone bedroom suit which is nestled into the hill. This provides perfect sound and privacy separation from the activities above. The main bedroom suite is a wing that penetrates and pokes through this pavilion. This is a continuation of the garage and laundry areas which creates a western courtyard. The entry is at the intersection of these elements.

The transparency of the main living area is critical to swallowing the view. The steel roof structure ensured the roof floats over with butt jointed glass. The main external living areas are to the north and are protected by large roof overhang. The materials are selected to weather with time and also contrast with the predominantly modernist architecture.

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Architect: Wright Feldhusen Architects

Photography by Patrick Bingham-Hall

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Top 29 Worst Album Covers of All Time

What the f*ck…

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Vector Watch Boasts Industrial Styling with Castellated Bezel

Vector Watch boasts industrial styling with chunky edges. Designed by Peter Fletcher, this concept watch is the new variation of previous watch that he designed called Supernova. For this watch, Fletcher has integrated an LCD display framed by a castellated bezel that separates the watch face into 4 hour zones. The center area becomes the mode indicators.

Time is displayed in 15-minute increment, arranged in groups of four where the hour is positioned as an analogue clock face. When at 12 o’clock position, there’s a group of 15 single minutes (+ 3 x 15 minute blocks). These blocks are framed and divided by the castellated bezel. The center area is prepared to display different modes this watch has to offer, such as am/pm, alarms, chine, date, etc. It’s a bit confusing, yes, we admit, it’s not as easy as other watches to read, but hey, it does look pretty cool.

Designer : Peter Fletcher for Tokyoflash

Vector Watch by Peter Fletcher

Vector Watch by Peter Fletcher

The technical and industrial style appearance would likely attract guys, from the look of watch face, it can be pretty huge watch. However, if Tokyoflash could update the design, it might look appealing to the ladies as well.

Vector Watch by Peter Fletcher

Vector Watch by Peter Fletcher

Vector Watch by Peter Fletcher

Vector Watch by Peter Fletcher

Vector Watch by Peter Fletcher

Vector Watch Boasts Industrial Styling with Castellated Bezel is originally posted on Tuvie - Modern Industrial Design

Starbucks Flagship Store opens at Downtown Disney Orlando

Starbucks senior designer David Daniels has sent us photos of their recently completed contemporary designed location in Downtown Disney, Orlando, Florida.














From Starbucks

It begins with a blank piece of white paper.

When Starbucks senior designer David Daniels is challenged with creating a new store, he starts sketching chairs or a table setting and thinks about all the meaningful moments that will happen in the space.

“My imagination runs wild, and as I draw I think about how somebody might meet the girl of their dreams there. All sorts of things could happen there, if only the walls could speak,” said Daniels, as he looked at the original drawings for Starbucks new store in Downtown Disney West Side at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida.

The nearly 4,000 square foot store is a new page in the collaboration between two iconic brands. In March of this year, Starbucks and Disney teamed up to open the first company-operated Starbucks location at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California.

Daniels, the lead designer of the Orlando store, says both locations are the result of the “magic” that can happen when two storytelling companies work together to design distinctive, memorable experiences for customers.

The two Disney Orlando and Anaheim Starbucks locations share another special bond. For the first time, Starbucks is connecting customers through in-store interactive touchscreens. The 70-inch digital display panels – one in each Starbucks store – use built-in cameras to create chalk sketches of guests and their surroundings. Customers in the Disney World Starbucks will be able to interact with those in the Disneyland location.

“We know the value of having that moment of connection over coffee,” said Daniels. “This is the beginning of connecting our stores globally through technology so you could share a cup of coffee from coast-to-coast.”

Starbucks at Downtown Disney in Orlando has several other features that make the store “extraordinary,” he said.

While the space includes stunning artwork of metallic Venetian plaster that depicts the Starbucks coffee origin story, Daniels is most pleased with the store’s environmental features.

The new site is Starbucks 500th LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) store. The standard, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, is a rating system for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings. LEED certification is just one component of energy and environmental design for the Starbucks. With 18 in-house design studios, Starbucks integrates local relevancy and sustainability into store design and operations around the globe.

Among the elements of sustainable design at the new store at Walt Disney World Resort: 100 percent energy-efficient LED lighting; reclaimed oak, maple and other materials used throughout the store; community tables made from salvaged trees; a green roof consisting of hundreds of lemon grass plants.

“We had all the grass grown in a nursery and we fed it with compost from our coffee grounds from a nearby Starbucks store. This gesture is one of the many ways we’re able to tell our story,” said Daniels.

Soft clumps of moss might tell the grandest tale of all on a living wall at the Walt Disney World Resort Starbucks. Industrial designer and artist Paloma Teppa, based in Miami, created a replica of the Starbucks Siren logo out of moss. The moss art installation is a touch of Disney-like whimsy that brings a piece of the tranquility from a forest to a Starbucks store, inviting customers to enjoy the serenity of the natural world for a moment.

The location is also the first Starbucks Reserve® Store at the resort, offering rare and exquisite small-batch coffees from around the world. The store is equipped with the Clover® Brewing System and four Mistrena espresso machines. Elegant bar seating encourages interaction between Starbucks baristas and customers. The store also has a more expansive food case than most cafes, and 30 Starbucks partners (employees) per shift serving customers.

Daniels, who has spent the past few days getting the store ready to open, said his favorite part of designing a Starbucks is when partners arrive to stock the store.

“They have this great energy and they’re like the actors on the stage, if you will. They’re so important in creating a space that people want to be in,” he said. “That’s what this is all about for me.”

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Design: Starbucks

Photography by Matthew Glac for Starbucks