Sunday, June 21, 2009
British designer Holly Palmer has designed the Book Porcupine for your favourite bookshelf storage solution.
With 18 compartments in various sizes for storing your favourite books, the Book Porcupine is a product that is based on the idea of negative spaces. The compartments are the books negative representations made permanent in the structure of the unit. Designed to sit beside a standard chair, the name of the piece is given in reference to its silhouette – the short, stout legs against the books sticking out at various angles and degrees. Good for flats or smaller homes as an alternative book shelf.
Visit Holly Palmer’s website - here.
Designed by The Danish architects Lundgaard & Tranberg. The residential project of Harbour Isle apartment occupies a unique location on a harbour island in a former industrial area, close to both park areas and the centre of Copenhagen. To make best of the exceptional location, the project is divided into smaller building volumes, relating to views, solar exposure, and harbour.
In addition to providing unobstructed view sight lines for each unit, the design creates a variation in apartment types and the corresponding balconies. Staggered projecting bays with corner windows provide panoramas of harbour and city, while also screening views from neighbours, insuring the privacy of each apartment.
The project consists of 236 exclusive apartments with an average area of 101 m2/1.087 ft2, consisting primarily of two and three bedroom apartments, a small portion of which are two levels. The entire project, including the projecting bays, is rendered in warm white stucco, while the fenestration has teak profiles.