Posts tagged nature
Amazonia
studio-mk27-jungle-house.jpg
 

The scenic landscape amid the mountainous topography and dense vegetation of the Amazon rain forest in São Paulo – is the backdrop for the Jungle House – designed by Brazilian Studio MK27 to optimize the connection between nature and the architectural elements.

 
 
mk27-jungle-house.jpg
mk27-jungle-house.jpg
 
Studio MK27 Jungle House
 
 
Favela Chair by Fernando and Humberto Campana. Pin (Brazilian pinus wood). Produced by Edra for the Salone del Mobile, Milan, 2003

Fernando & Humberto Campana

Favela Chair
Natural Brazilian Pinus Wood
Produced by Edra, Italy (2003)

The Campana brothers are among Brazil’s foremost contemporary furniture designers. Inspired by their country’s vernacular culture, they combine everyday objects in unexpected ways, often waste materials like rope, cardboard, plastic tubing, and aluminum wire, to make their singular creations.

 
mk27-jungle-house.jpg
 
studio-mk27-jungle-house.jpg
 
studio-mk27-jungle-house.jpg
 
studio-mk27-jungle-house.jpg
 
 
José Zanine Caldas | Wood | Brazil, circa 1970

José Zanine Caldas

Sculpted Solid Wood Chair, Brazil, (ca. 1970)

A self­-taught artist, designer and architect, best known for his signature style transforming wood into organic, sculptural pieces.

 
studio-mk27-jungle-house.jpg
 
studio-mk27-jungle-house.jpg
 
studio-mk27-jungle-house.jpg
 
 
Geatano Pesce | Resin Vase

Gaetano Pesce
Spaghetti Vase in Resin
New York/Italy, (1995) for Fish Design

Known for his imaginative use of shape and color, Pesce's exuberant work is characterized by its individuality and experiment with industrial materials like polyurethane foam, resin, and plastics.

 
studio-mk27-jungle-house.jpg

An artwork by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson illuminates the concrete stairwell.

studio-mk27-jungle-house.jpg
 
 
Joaquim Tenreiro | Cane and Rosewood Armchair | Brazil, circa 1958

Joaquim Tenreiro
Cane and Rosewood Armchair, Brazil (ca. 1958)

Referred to often as the father of Brazilian Modernism, Tenreiro championed furniture that was “formally light” working in wicker and tropical hardwoods to suit the hot climate of Brazil.

 
mk27-jungle-house.jpg
 
studio-mk27-jungle-house.jpg
 
 

Photography is by Fernando Guerra

Studio MK27

Land of The Long White Cloud
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
 

This residential farmhouse is set as the centre piece of a remote, symmetrical and thundering surf beach. It is sited on one of New Zealand’s iconic coastal sheep and cattle stations on the South Island – accessed only by helicopter or by farm track. Designed for an expatriate owner by Patterson Associates.

This week also features Toni Brogan, a New Zealand artist based in New York with a studio in the Catskills, where she creates soft, sculptural works in the woven medium.

Aotearoa is the Maori name for the country of New Zealand. The literal translation of Aotearoa is Land of The Long White Cloud.

 
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
Soft Sculpture Woven Art by Toni Brogan
 

Soft Sculpture Woven Art by Toni Brogan

 
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
Soft Sculpture Woven Art by Toni Brogan
 

Soft Sculpture Woven Art by Toni Brogan

 
A 19th Century Maori Woven Flax & Feather Kete

A 19th Century Maori Woven Flax & Feather Kete

Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
 
sans-ceuticals.jpg
Sans [ceuticals] Without Harmful Ingredients by New Zealand Hair & Beauty Icon Lucy Vincent
 

Sans [ceuticals] Without Harmful Ingredients by New Zealand Hair & Beauty Icon Lucy Vincent

 
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
Soft Sculpture Woven Art by Toni Brogan

Soft Sculpture Woven Art by Toni Brogan

 
Scrubby Bay House | Residential Farmhouse Design by Patterson Associates
 

Photos courtesy of Simon DeVitt & Stephen Goodenough via Pattersson Associates
Soft Sculpture Woven Art by
Toni Brogan