More wine related inspiration for The Vineyard challengers today. Located in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico’s Wine Country, Baja California, a set of twenty independent rooms of twenty square meters each are nestled in the landscape as part of the Endémico Resguardo Silvestre project. Operated by Grupo Habita, a Design Hotels member, it includes a winery and a residential area as well. Very much open world style, and inline with the challenge programmatic brief!
A sketch, well done, is powerful still! Today’s inspiration piece, by Foster + Partners, is related to The Vineyard Challenge. A new addition to Chateau Margaux Winery since completed two hundred years ago. Check out the new canopied addition on organic shaped pillars with beautiful vines landscape around it.
Somehow, I just stumbled upon this incredible looking building by Paolo Soleri that he built for the Ceramica Artistica Solimene factory, in Vietri sul Mare. A town in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy very popular as being a convenient place to start the Amalfi Coast drive. I was looking into Thomas Heatherwick‘s works following the post on the new Google HQ and one thing led to another and this gem came up… Lovely! Reminds me a lot of Gaudi, Inside as well with the tree like structure which is amazing just as the exterior.
It was reported earlier this week that BIG and Heatherwick Studio are collaborating on a new headquarters building for Google in Mountain View, California. Yesterday Google unveiled the new design… It’s not a building, not in the usual sense. It’s good that it isn’t. Google Glass is back in a series of canopy-like structures. This would be the first time Google attempts to build their HQ from scratch, and an amazing achievement for Ingels and Heatherwick being singled out as best in class by Google for this project. Both in their 40’s. Google released 10 images (aerial by DBOX for sure. some of the others too but not sure which yet) as well as a video you should see to fully understand the concept, being presented by the designers themselves.
I’ve rounded up all of the 52 Weekly Best Visualizations, Selected the best in each month to form the 12 Best Visualizations of 2014 and now I’m happy to announce that the BEST Visualization of YEAR 2014 is “Caribbean Tongue” by Tamas Medve! Far from easy, but it had to be one in the end, and Tamas excelled in each category you choose to explore.
It doesn’t take much more than implementing a single material in a bold way on simple geometry like you see above. Obviously, we also have here a clear case of LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!