Archinect - News 2015-07-31T23:40:46-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/124217768/detroit-s-p-funk-inspired-mothership-is-ready-to-get-the-party-started Detroit's P. Funk-inspired Mothership is ready to get the party started Justine Testado 2015-03-31T20:24:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:32:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3bphae9z441291pg.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Most people would probably be envious of the lucky DJs that got to spin tunes in The Mothership (I know I am). Ann Arbor-based practice <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/75903361/anya-sirota-akoaki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anya Sirota + AKOAKI</a> looked to legendary funk collective <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-Funk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">P-Funk</a> and their iconic album <em><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothership_Connection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mothership Connection</a></em> to design the swanky modular DJ and broadcast booth for Detroit's North End neighborhood and its local music scene.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xs/xs8dnig2qobrucou.jpg"></p><p>Akoaki created The Mothership to mark the start of the collaborative <a href="http://www.onemile.us/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">O.N.E. Mile</a> initiative, which brings together architects, designers, and artists to revive the public spaces along historic Oakland Avenue for a series of experimental cultural events all year long. The Mothership made its debut during O.N.E. Mile's free (and unprecedented) Mothership Launch event this past October, where 12 honorary members of Parliament-Funkadelic did a special live performance in an empty garage on Oakland Avenue. The mobile unit is still stationed there but has more future public appearances in tow.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nh/nhmcnrf946qmrqzl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3s/3sp1jr0h95wuzh23.jpg"></p><p>The Mothership is constructed by an aluminu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/4521421/marmol-radziner-prefab-designed-pop-up-showroom-helps-bring-glamour-to-kohler-s-new-advanced-toilet-numi Marmol Radziner Prefab-designed Pop-Up Showroom Helps Bring Glamour to Kohler's New Advanced Toilet, Numi eichlergirl 2011-04-28T21:16:00-04:00 >2012-09-19T19:44:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/62/629pax38zbnk3g6p.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"To complement the minimal styling of the Kohler Numi toilet, Marmol Radziner created an urban, sleek environment to convey the brand image of Numi as one that reinforces the leadership position of Kohler in the luxury living space. Marmol Radziner designed a modular prefab gallery to showcase a series of Numi display models, utilizing a dark color palette of gray lacquer, ipe decking and gray carpeting to capture a mood of mystique and desire"</p></em><br /><br /><p> Architecture can help sell a $6,400 Kohler Numi advanced toilet. Visit kohler.com/numi</p> <p> Moments in the day of the life of a young, successful couple are captured cinematically in Kohler' Co's latest marketing campaign stateside, for the company's new and most advanced toilet, Numi. The premium product, launched April 26th at the Kitchen and Bathroom Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, is offering a host of new technology-driven comfort and water-saving features with an original industrial design approach. Numi is available immediately nationwide at a retail price of $6,400, and end 2011 in Europe.</p> <p> Led by Kohler&rsquo;s Executive Creative Director Tristan Butterfield and Ammunition Partners Brett Wickens and Matt Rolandson, the creative approach of the Numi marketing campaign was inspired by Kohler's rich history of bold and audacious print ads from the 1970s, updated for the 21st century. The Numi positioning was developed to associate Kohler&rsquo;s leadership position with gracious techno...</p>