by Heidi Mergl at Portsmouth Architecture School Society
At WilkinsonEyre, Heidi has developed and coordinated the tower and envelope detailing of the first phase of CIBC Square in Toronto. And also led the design team on 18 Blackfriars, London, which was granted planning permission in July this year. During this lecture Heidi will explore both projects in more detail. .... read on ...
Thursday - 19th October 2017 - 5.00pm - 1.10 Lecture Theatre Eldon Building
It is September and feels like autumn already.
I am not sure how this happened so fast but I guess time flies by when you work non stop. Well, I have to admit this summer was not all about exciting commissions and new projects as planned but also about family. As I am sure all of you know, when family calls you run or in my case you fly. I was flying back and forth for July and August but that is what you do, right and as there are smiles all around now, it is worth it. On the downside I had to cut some corners, one was my blog and social media posts and even though this is no good the artist inside me is angry at not having finished or even started planned projects. Don't get me wrong I don't wanna sound ungrateful, .... read on ...
Tillandsias or Air Plants are tropical plants that usually live for several years however will bloom and produce flowers only one time during their lifetime.
The flowers are striking and brilliantly colored, and the bloom period will last from several days to many months, depending on the species. Take the Rubra on the left for example, we are about 2 months in and the blue flower is not fully grown yet.....
Love your desk. Etsy UK put together the most beautiful collection of journals, notebooks, pencil cases and many more trendy desk supplies for stationery lovers.
Nothing brings joy to a dull day in the office like a little desk candy. All items are exquisitely designed ...
Let's dive right in - part 1 and 2 showed that the connectivity of spaces and their arrangement in plan is key to the user experience. When Wright got the opportunity to work on a museum for Guggenheim he proposed a fluid flow of exhibition spaces. These were arranged along one ascending spiral ramp around a central atrium. Visitors would take a lift to the top floor and experience the exhibits along a continuous journey without the need to retrace their steps to find the exit. read on ...
Greens, stone, wood and copper an unbeatable beautiful combination.
I love how each material ages, on its own or together. The rustic charm and the interesting textures are wonderfully warm, industrial as well as natural and inviting. I am the kind of girl who likes aged copper ... ... read on ...
Yes, it's time for some family time and - oi - is my studio a mess. My baby sister is coming for a visit soon and it will be the first time for the kiddos, so I hope to create a little indoor as well as outdoor area.
So many ideas are out there ... read on ...
You have done the basics - water, air and love. You are ready for the next step and your Air Plant/s too?
Well ok, let's do this!
11 - and a little somethin' somethin' - simple ideas to decorate this Easter.
I always feel drawn to natural earthy tones and enjoy the light of pale shades of grey and whites. So here are some ideas I will draw inspiration from for my table setting this Easter.
The son of a minister and teacher Wright was brought up with literature by Emerson and Goethe and music by Bach and Beethoven. As a result he placed man in the centre of his buildings with human values always being the first consideration in his design process and the industrial revolution gave him the tools to realize his imaginations.
Besides his well-known domestic architecture Wright had a great impact on building typologies for other uses including offices, factories, worship and exhibitions. ... read on ...
If you are little like me you will feel happier with pops of green around you. I am a huge fan of Air Plants and prefer succulents and cacti to most plants but I think it doesn't matter which type of plant you are into - we all like to nicely display our beauties, right?! Here is a collection of display options I have recently been inspired by.
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It is always good to wear a smile - let's make todays smile contagious! Happy Happiness Day!
Since I visited some of his buildings in and around Chicago a couple of years ago I am especially touched by the Robie House in Chicago’s Oak Park. It’s horizontal emphasis, use of materials and custom design ‘from tip to toe’ make it something very special. The main space is one open plan living area which was revolutionary at the time and Wright applied his previously established principle of using screens. Rather than creating a space as a box with walls all partitions are architectural features like the large fire place in the centre of the space. This way Wright achieved the "destruction of the box" and noted "now architecture could be free". ... read on ...
7- maybe 8 - spaces that are looking pretty good with a touch of blush. Soft or dusty pinks as well as copper tones are on trend but no wonder look at these places how welcoming and fresh they are. read on ...
It is no secret that I simply love
- no green thump needed - Air Plants and who says we have to wait for spring when we can enjoy these living beauties and their beautiful white green and orange pink red shades right now. Pimp your room, bookshelf, desk or wall, get your indoor gardening started ... read on ...
From Dark Grey To Black ...
Loving the contrast and how easily eye-catching highlights are being created. I think it doesn't matter which style of artwork you add, it always looks elegant, calm and sophisticated. Personally I am preferring a chalkboard
The end of January is approaching and it is about time to catch up. Shame on me, that I did not find the time to post more regularly last year and even more so during the thankfully busy Christmas period. So here we go, highlights of the wonderful little things from the end of October 2016 until today.
So calm and so inviting to relax and breathe - cozy greys.
It doesn't matter which shade is for you as the calmness of grey always compliments your lifestyle. To me a dark grey is the best fit for spaces to rest and cuddle up and a lighter shade works better for a living or dining room. Mmhhhh well, I am in love with everything grey scale, it's timeless, elegant, simply beautiful but I guess, and since you know my work, you knew that already.
Thank you all for your love and support over the last year, I had an amazing time to craft and create for and with you, meeting you at art markets and the
London Design Fair stand and I hope you have enjoyed them too.
I will be on a Holiday break as well and all your wonderful kind orders placed from today until the 1st of January will be crafted and finished fresh and bright during the first week of January of 2017.
Hello, I am Antje the artist, designer maker, founder and 'blogger' of PASiNGA. From time to time guest blogger Heidi is writing a post for us. PASiNGA is my artist name which describes best what I love, do and of course will be blogging about: photography, art, design and modern structures and architecture. More info about me and my work is over here.
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