Material for Architectural Design and Furniture

Material for Architectural Design and Furniture

Industrial Material for Architectural Design

 

Perceiving the basic metal structure as an empty tent, an envelope, a sheltering roof–all open to interpretation–is at the core of this kind of design. “The twist is to both control the space and make it beautiful to look at,” says Ceglic. The idea, Satoh adds, was to “work with traditional configurations but make them our own.” Choosing an industrial material for its functionality and durability, he and Ceglic looked at the multitude of barns, sheds, and storage buildings dotting the surrounding countryside and conducted research on manufacturers of prefab corrugated metal.

Wood materials have been used for the longest time. Whether if it is Teak, Redwood, Mahogany or even Composite Wood, they are one of the most popular kinds of materials used in furniture manufacturing. It is also one of the highest demanded material anywhere in the world and it’s still is up to today. The lifespan of wood also beats many other types of material and it’s also very simple to maintain.
Wood materials have been used for the longest time. Whether if it is Teak, Redwood, Mahogany or even Composite Wood, they are one of the most popular kinds of materials used in furniture manufacturing. It is also one of the highest demanded material anywhere in the world and it’s still is up to today. The lifespan of wood also beats many other types of material and it’s also very simple to maintain.

A tall central tower, buttressed by lower, shedlike structures, appeared the most inexpensive way to proceed. Besides, Ceglic explains, “The volumes look good when clustered.” Having noted that the tallest shapes can cast shadows to create depth and dimension, Ceglic and Satoh spent considerable time thinking about angles, constructing a model to study how light would play off the different segments of the building.

 

With Furniture and Interior Design

 

Windows and doors were also ordered off-the-shelf–but from unlikely sources for a residential application. For example, the windows at either end of Dean’s soaring main living area came from a retail supplier. Ceglic and Satoh placed these and other windows so that they not only bathe the interior in dramatic light but frame the views as well. “We’ll think about where the bed is placed and what you’ll see,” says Ceglic.

Furniture material at home: Stainless Steel does not easily corrode, rust or even stained by water which normal steel does. Most of the outdoor tables and chairs that you see today are made of Stainless steel
Furniture material at home: Stainless Steel does not easily corrode, rust or even stained by water which normal steel does. Most of the outdoor tables and chairs that you see today are made of Stainless steel

The designers bought stock elements as a way to simplify and speed up the construction process. “We could have modified the elements but decided to work within the systems. Otherwise there would have been too many variables,” says Satoh. That might mean taking advantage of a system of trusses that span 65 feet–and being excited by the prospect. “Air and space have so much to offer for a feeling of luxury,” says Ceglic. “Every designer wants to live in a big barn or an airport hangar.”

 

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Especially if it’s outfitted and furnished like Dean’s. Think of a hospital bathtub, a trough sink, a bed floating serenely on a tatami mat. High design (a Philippe Starck chair, a Joe D’Urso table)mixes with everyday comfort (a well worn leather club chair, recliner, sleeper sofa,  futonlike seating piled high with pillows). And everything cohabits in rooms that open effortlessly into one another. “We’re not architects of fame, but we’ve learned from the plan and flow of Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion,” Ceglic says. He and Satoh brought art and nature into the design as well. An orchid in a copper pot at one end of the long dining table recalls a tree in a flat landscape; the cast-iron stove set unpretentiously amid a rhythm of black steel columns looks like part of an intriguing art installation.

As a whole, Dean’s house represents the culmination of Ceglic’s years of experimentation, and Satoh is unabashedly enthusiastic. “Jack put together all his experiences and thoughts to create his masterpiece,” he says. Surely it won’t be the last.

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