Le Corbusier’s Plan Voison, or City for Three Million, introduced a new order to embody what he thought were the spirit and needs of the Machine Age. His towers in a park sought to provide open space to the modern city, though in the end it destroyed the dense urban fabric necessary for vibrant urbanism. This Evolo Skyscraper competition submission by Chris Lee and Marcus Carter inverts the building-park relationship by pulling the park into the building thus creating a new typology of the skyscraper: Parks in a Tower.Read More
Here are a couple of renders I created to visualize new concepts for inner city, low income housing utilizing shipping containers. The design is a mixture of current architectural styles, projects and design theories on low income housing.Read More
Leather samples...check! Paint samples...check! Chair...check! Let the remix begin!
Finally, I have the chair needed to bring this vision to a reality. The throne is on its way! Check out Making of The Throne Part I to get caught up on my documentation of the journey to rescue an old piece of furniture and turn it into an one of a kind piece art work! Stay tuned for Part III. In the meantime, check out the photos above for the chair which is now sitting in my garage, and see below for the range of possibilities to come.
Here is an example of material reuse which I always admired, since I first laid eyes on it. You remember the most popular clothing style for the unlucky second, third and even worst for the fourth child, "hand me downs"? "The Rag Chair is designed by Dutch designer Tejo Remy for Droog. Remy creates these one of a kind furniture pieces as individuals send in their old clothes which he then crafts a chair which is held together by black metal straps. Although the "hand me down" clothing line was free to anyone with an older brother or sister and a financially strapped family, the Rag Chair is not for anyone with financial woes nor is it for the frugal at heart. The Rag Chair has a price tag of $3,500 and has a manufacturing time of 8 to 12 weeks.Read More
“The essence of hip hop truly is the transformation of existing objects and forms.” - KRS-One
This series of blogs will chronicle the design and production process of turning an old furniture piece into a work of art.
A number of different materials schemes were reviewed, including leather upholstery, Louis Vuitton prints, and cow hides, combined with various car paints with metallic flakes for the intricate chair frame.