PRES Constitución por Alejandro Aravena.

En el contexto del premio Zumtobel 2014 en la categoría ’Urban Delevopments & Initiatives’, Alejandro Aravena explica el plan PRES Constitución.

Revisa proyectos ligados al PRES Constitución en ARQ 81 | Espacios para la cultura y ARQ 84 | Estructuras de madera


more picks for our art collectors followers, is this outstanding lighting THE STARBRICK, designed by the established designer OLAFUR ELIASSON, as part of the masterpieces presented by ZUMTOBEL.

for me i have always find that geometry plays the master role in our life, and when it comes to design and functionality it rules it. any design based or inspired by geometry hardly fails to inspire, and that what this above lighting is all about. a modular light, which can be assembled differently giving us stand-up, table, or pendant source of light, each of them to the perfect stage of design.




Viennese Model Rooms - Can art create a livable space?

The history of Viennese model rooms goes back several centuries. The beginnings of example-setting ideal spaces were already emerging in the second half of the seventeenth century. The first attempts focused on the careful selection of materials, then furnishings were added gradually, such as furniture and lighting. Industrial development, economic progress, and improved quality of living cleared the way for individual expression. At this point, not only could wardrobe demonstrate social status and taste, living spaces also emerged as a means of expression and distinction. The demand for creative guidance towards this purpose rose and was promptly met. In the nineteenth century, furniture and exhibition catalogs were already providing advice on the development of style. It was in this period that the term “model room” came into being.

Gilbert Bretterbauer, Peter Kogler, Florian Pumhösl, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Lisa Ruyter, and Esther Stocker, as well as the companies Backhausen, Wittmann, and Zumtobel, developed six individual contemporary model rooms. They were on display at the Orangerie, Lower Belvedere.