Knobs, levers, locks, and handsets: Providing both security and the all-important initial aesthetic impression, decorative door hardware is a key design detail.
While streamlined at first glance, this hardware features unexpected details upon further inspection. A squared-off lever, inconspicuously curved on the reverse, is a perfect companion to a square rose that has been added to the line. The wedge-shaped lever features subtly rounded edges. Reminiscent of a puck, a circular knob is punctuated by a long shaft. Coordinating auxiliary deadbolt designs are also available.
Offering design flexibility and longevity with a patented limited lifetime finish warranty, this pocket door lock is available in four collections and 18 finishes.
Clean, simple, and modern, the industrial-grade aluminum pulls fit flush with the door surface when mounted. Available in six finishes.
Adding a touch of color to a contemporary design, this set includes latch and strike plate. The inserts are available in seven colors.
Combining minimalism and classicism, the Crystal handle is half brass and half glass. The crystal is offered in smooth and faceted designs, and the metallic finishes include chrome, super gold, and super anthracite. Designed by Marcel Wanders.
Made of stainless steel AISI 316L, the ergonomic grip has a 30 mm diameter that allows the use of the full hand, to make it feel secure. Designed by Studio ECDM (Emmanuel Combarel and Dominique Marrec).
Time and its degenerating aspect came under scrutiny in a public installation by Los Angeles–based artist Sam Falls. Light Over Time casts everyday outdoor objects such as benches, scales, and seesaws in an experiment of the long-term effects of sunlight, rain, and temperature on diverse materials including painted aluminum, heat-sensitive tiles, and colored glass.
In the insane race to build more and more luxury condos in New York City, the High Line is staking its claim as the scrappy younger sibling of Billionaire’s Row on 57th Street. The latest addition will be an 8-unit, 47,000 square-foot building by “the leather daddy of luxury,” Peter Marino.
We’ve all heard a lot about “smart cities” and “responsive architecture,” by what about architecture that tells secrets? Murmur Wall, designed by Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno of the experimental design practice Future Cities Lab, does just that. The pair describes their site-specific installation at the main entrance to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco in as “artificially intelligent architecture.”
Tokyo-based architecture firm SANAA has won an international competition to design a new modern wing for the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. The firm beat out the likes of David Chipperfield, Renzo Piano, and Herzog & de Meuron for the commission, know as the “Sydney Modern Project.”
Qatari officials considering an underwater TV station, among other outlandish pitches, as its $200 billion 2022 World Cup approaches
Seven years away and already commanding a reported $200 billion budget in preparations, the FIFA World Cup 2022 has Qatari officials deliberating over proposals for an underwater TV station. Los Angeles–based artificial reef and aquarium design firm Reef Worlds is pushing designs for a $30 million underwater broadcast studio which, post–World Cup, will be turned into a public aquarium.
Detroit florist Lisa Waud wants to give abandoned homes in her city a chance to bloom once more before they are demolished. Her project, The Flower House, had its trial run this month, when the Huffington Post reported she leaned out the second-story window of an abandoned house overlooking a Detroit freeway, and sprinkled white flower petals on spectators gathered below.
Zaha Hadid, the starchitect behind this sand-dune inspired headquarters in the United Arab Emirates, a high-design billboard in London, a parametric casino in China, and these uncomfortable-looking high heels, has introduced a new line of lighting fixtures for the Italian lighting company SLAMP.
As founding principal of Muñoz Albin, Jorge Muñoz has a unique global perspective on high performance facade design. Based in Houston, the firm’s earliest projects were located overseas. “In the last 20 plus years, we have worked and continue to work on projects in Western Europe, where there is a tradition of more generous budgets on building envelopes as well as more flexible user and developer demands on efficiency,” said Muñoz.