Best of #metal

Steel, copper, aluminium and brass used in shiny design pieces, as self standing structures, in architectural facades or in art sculptures: metal is the protagonist of this 10 stories for the weekend.

Bessards’ Studio and JAJA Architects, Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse, Hjørring, 2016
A perforated steel facade in Slovenia, diamond-shaped metal sheet by MVRDV, a floating reflective sculpture by Ron Arad in London and zinc clad saw-toothed profile for a residential housing. Vintage mirrors and suspended corten staircases: metal is the protagonist of this 10 stories for the weekend, selected by Domus. 

– LIGA space for architecture in Mexico City and Argentinian architecture gallery Monoambiente teamed up to create a cross-country installation by S-AR architects.

– Last spring the Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse, in Denmark, was reopened with an architectural installation giving the chance to enjoy the unique vistas from its top.

– Thought of Train of Thought is an installation by Ron Arad for Terrace Wires, the St Pancras station’s public commissioning programme for new artwork by leading international artists.

– First created fifty years ago in 1966 for the 33rd Venice Biennale, the installation by Yayoi Kusama at the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, is made of 1,300 floating steel spheres.

– In a war against its own weight, the stairway tower designed by studio Close to Bone, was the response for a vandal-proof structure that overlooked the fairy tale forest of Kabouterbos.

– Designed by Edgley Design, Godson Street is a new-build 1,015 sqm mixed-use development in Islington, London, awarded a RIBA London Award in 2016.

– Hoping to inspire a new generation of musicians, artists and creative professionals, MVRDV and COBE designed a new rock museum in Denmark that stands as an architectural embodiment of rock music.

– Designed by the Ljubljana-based office OFIS Architects, Villa Criss Cross Envelope aims to make an abstract interpretation of the texture of classical villas in the historical suburb.

– Conceived by Richard Yasmine for the Sursock museum store, Ashkal is a contemporary design object inspired by the early Sixties when the museum opened its door.

– Inspired by the analogue pleasures of manual processes, the Ink stationery range is Tom Dixon’s tribute to the written word and the hand‑drawn image.

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