As the ‘hub’ of the London Design Festival, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum hosted not only the Wishlist project, but also a series of specially commissioned installations. Perhaps the most impressive of which was Double Space by Jay Osgerby and Edward Barber for BMW.
With the aim of changing the way visitors experience Raphael’s Cartoons, two vast polished aluminum structures, suspended from the ceiling, slowly rotate creating an ever changing reflection of the artwork around them. Each one measures 15 metres by 9 metres (~49′x30′) and weighs just 15 kilograms (~33lbs) per square metre. “We generally design objects that have a shape, that are to do with how you hold them, or how you use them, so this was a real a departure for us, because we wanted to create an experience, something which is constantly changing which changes the way you perceive the space,” said Jay Osgerby.
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Alfonso Architects were hired to design a home in Tampa, Florida that would answer the needs of a typical family (two adults, two kids), giving them all separate spaces for their individual needs and activities. The lakefront home overlooks White Trout Lake to the west with a string of mature oak trees on the other edges of the site.
With the canopy of trees surrounding it on three sides, the home was fit into a pocket of space. On those three sides, they used a low line of windows that wrap the house maximizing the amount of light that enters the interior.