Archinect - News 2017-08-17T23:21:43-04:00 B+P Architects, based in Taiwan, design mirrored art-annex Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-25T17:20:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T17:20:28-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="483" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mirrored facades have become a popular architectural styling. From <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Doug Atiken's recent installation work for Desert X</a> in Palm Springs to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta's 7th Room treehouse</a>, mirrored architecture effectively blends the building into its surroundings while reflecting the world back upon the viewer. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B+P Architects</a>, a firm based in Taiwan, are the latest studio to break out this feature with their art-annex. After all, art is said to be a mirror!</p><p><strong>From the architects:</strong>&nbsp;<em>Fickle realties are the roots of art, and the only thing never-changing when it comes to art is our constant pursuit of that intangible moment.&nbsp; The way a mirror faithfully reflects is one form of an eternal fantasy land. When we climb along the trunk of reality through the mirror, virtual images extend between reality and fantasy through latching onto our feelings.&nbsp;A multitude of thoughts have interwoven in the pursuit process as branches and leaves, allowing a moment to instantaneously freeze according to the situation.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>What ha...</em></p> A closer look at AR-MA’s “Trifolium” digital pre-fab pavilion in Sydney Justine Testado 2014-08-07T17:33:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:46:04-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="974" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Trifolium" by AR-MA (Architectural Research &ndash; Material Applications) from Australia recently won the commission to design a new event pavilion for the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) in Sydney, Australia. Hosted annually by SCAF, the Fugitive Structures invite-only competition promotes emerging architects from Australia, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. The 2014 edition had entrants explore the potential of digital pre-fabrication in their designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The pavilion dons a Corian shell and a vaulted reflective steel interior speckled with optic lights that glow at night. Trifolium will be exhibited at SCAF until December 13, 2014.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Dalston House Andrew Davis 2013-06-28T11:53:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T18:54:07-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wainwright - "So Leandro we are sitting on a window ledge in Dalston. Can you tell us why we're here? Erlich - "The idea is to create a facade that will resemble the architecture of the . . . neighborhood and um - that has always been part of my interest to bring the ordinary architecture as a stage for the public to participate in a kind of fiction that would be built through the experience."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Though edging on the sphere of art, Erlich's <em>Dalston House</em> provides a publicly accessible perversion of what would otherwise be banal architecture. This project uses that unexpected architectural content to foster rich narratives both as unique experiences and serendipitous performances. As Erlich says "Reality is what we build; it is not something given."</p> David Adjaye reflects Archinect 2012-06-12T17:44:00-04:00 >2012-11-02T12:19:21-04:00 <img src="" width="592" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Adjaye first designed a free-standing floor mirror, then added a wall version after Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, the owner of Salon 94, said clients would want them. There are options &mdash; fully or semi-reflective, or &mdash; Adjaye&rsquo;s personal preference &mdash; a black mirror, which he said is &ldquo;more about silhouette and profile, not showing every detail of a person.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>