Floating

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Project • By MUN ArchitectsOffices

Baksters Office

MUN Architects transforms a 4 story shophouse into a tech office.Located in the middle of the hectic city of Bangkok, Thailand. The typical low ceiling shophouse building has been reprogrammed and refurbished for Baksters. Started by emptying the building, removing some unwanted floor slabs, and keeping the original reinforced concrete post and beam structure. The timber walls are introduced as a buffer from the brick walls being used in the whole alley to create a sense of being enclosed by natural material. Soopakorn Srisakul The sequence of going into the building has been reorganized.The first floor is the main dining area for staff. It can also be used for parties or events. at the mezzanine floor, a meeting room and desks are li... More

Project • By MO | MAYES OFFICEHousing

Milwood Residence

Located in heart of the Venice neighborhood, the Milwood Residence is a 3,800 square foot single-family home created to connect its occupants and their surroundings. Sensible programmatic adjacency and an open floor plan define the spaces at ground level. Occupants can move freely between common spaces which extend to exterior spaces as well as vertically via a central circulation 'void' to the roof deck. The 'void' was achieved via a custom operable skylight which fills the space of the circulation core for the home and allows access to the roof deck. This solved an architectural problem common to homes in the area. Many homes in Venice have roof decks, however, the code only allows a small amount of space to extend above the bui... More

Product • By TRONATRONA ARMCHAIR

TRONA ARMCHAIR

Trona is the only design armchair that can be easily put inside and out- side water. Trona armchair includes 5 products in 1: from elegant seat out of water, it becomes a luxury floating mattress inside water thanks to its original Plexi base. Trona armchair changes style and shape as you prefer. opened, it is a luxury, comfortable and safe Design Floating armchair. closed on its plexi-base, it’s an elegant piece of furniture customizable for indoor and outdoor spaces. You can personalize your Trona armchair on demand.Trona armchair (closed) details:Width 80 cmlength 95 cmheight 80 cmSitting-height 35 cmTrona armchair (opened) details:Width 80 cmlength 190 cmheight 17 cm> Base Version: chair Back + lumbar> Luxury Versio... More

Product • By MR BLUE SKYJackie

Jackie

‘Jackie’ by Mr Blue Sky is the epitome of innovation combined with flawless design. It is the answer to a clear market demand and furthermore entirely manufactured in Belgium. Powered by an inspiring passion, Mr Blue Sky created the first floating lounger ever, combining a lightweight closed cell foam with a quick dry foam for unparalleled comfort. The design is pure, honest and in style, with the possibility to customize color and to have your own name printed on the handle at the back. The Jackie lounger can be put out onto the sea, behind a yacht, in the lake at your country club or it can float in your swimming pool, as a stylish replacement for an inflatable mattress. Jackie has undergone a wide range of tests making the lounger high... More

Project • By Forbo Flooring SystemsUniversities

UCD School of Architecutre

Special ceiling for centenary year It was decided to use Forbo’s Desktop for the panels. Each name is laser cut on an individual panel. The panels are made in 10 colours and are arranged in a way to make a floating coloured carpet of names. As the floor space need to be kept free it was decided that the installation should be hung from a ceiling. The new ceiling is installed in The Red Room, named for its timber walls and Forbo Walton red linoleum floor. At a special event the ceiling was unveiled by Minister for Education and Skills and graduate of the school, Ruairi Quinn TD. Flooring material: Desktop More

Project • By Ronan & Erwan BouroullecArt Galleries

The Floating House

The Floating House is a studio for resident artists and authors invited by the Cneai, national contemporary art center for publication. Initiated in 2002 by a public commission and finished in 2006, this habitable barge was realized in collaboration with the architects Jean-Marie Finot and Denis Daversin. The simple lines of the structure are a pragmatic and poetic answer to the thin budget dedicated to this challenging project. An aluminum skin enveloped by a wooden trellis delimits the long alcove laid onto the rectangular platform of the boat (23mx5m). In a global surface of 110m2 (with 23m2 of terraces), life and work are articulated around different spaces, neither defined nor definitive. Large flower pots placed on the terraces are... More