Shape and Function modular furniture design is a set of multi-purpose furniture which can be broken down into different furniture set such as a table, a chair, or a couch. This is an ingenious design for small spaces as you probably notice how the future seems moving to smaller modern living spaces. This furniture design offers many combination possibilities for its users depending on their needs.
Designer : Sanjin Halilovic
Sanjin says :
One of the key things in the shape and function modular furniture concept is the word (term) multi-functionality and universality. The aim of this project is to come up with modular furniture system as a functional unit (a shelf), which can be separated and in such a way to provide a set, a table, a chair, a couch.
In the phase of shaping and searching for the ideal form of modular system furniture (where every side and every angle would be compatible with one another) I came back to the term of a grid in design which was ever present in the circles of Ulm school of design, Olt Aicher, Max Bill, Thomas Maldonado, and frequent in the graphic design of Karl Gerstner who belongs to the Swiss school of graphic design. Because of its practicability grid as such is very practical for further shaping development of this kind of design. As a final product of the research I came to the product, which in modular system looks like a shelf, and by separating it one can make a set (a table, a chair, elements of the table, a couch).
The result of the final research of Shape and Function modular furniture is the set composed of four different elements, which all together make one whole product (shelves), and when separated one can get a table, a chair, reclining chair for legs. A user of this product can create the formation of the elements as he/she wants, and it is exactly the fact that shows the advantage of modular design, because it offers more possibilities. The final product is a set of furniture for different purposes which can be transformed from one used object to another. The set is made of wooden plaques which are combined and additionally fixed with dyofix (special glue for wood). The elements are painted with acryl mat paint on a water basis.
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The new housing design by U.S. based student Craig Mackiewicz is known as the Transportable Emergency Dwelling. It is simply a house built within the footprint of a shipping container and is a unique solution to low cost housing. Each container can easily accommodate two families with scope for extending the space by pulling the compartments and tents. Also each unit has basic utilities required for a normal family daily needs like kitchen, bathroom, storage space etc.The designer has also kept in mind the rain water harvesting by keeping a slant roof having a capacity to conserve 350 gallons of water; even the solar energy is conserved to provide electricity. So all in all, it’s a unique solution for tomorrow’s housing needs.
T.E.D. (Transportable Emergency Dwelling) is a product which takes advantage of two systems to solve a global problem. The world has an incredibly advanced transportation infrastructure which allows product to move from country to country with relative speed and efficiency. Emergency housing is needed globally so why not use that infrastructure to our advantage. To optimize the shipping of these housing units they must fit within the footprint of the most widely used shipping containers. Each housing unit is self sustaining in the correct conditions, meaning it can collect water and create energy through solar panels. One shipping container can house two families of 4 people comfortably. It can be expanded to fit more. Once these units are done being used, they may be shipped back to their origin for restoration and refurbishment for their next adventure.
Be it New York or Beijing, today luxury residences are on the upswing, the stylistic cues offered by W Hotels across the world has made it a regular as far as luxury accommodation is concerned soon, a new W-styled apartment is coming up at the south of the World Trade Center in New York City.
W Residents would be sharing the building with the hotel guests in the lower portion of Manhattan, but some of the luxury facilities like the rooftop terrace, fitness center and spa in the sky, will solely be for the permanently residents staying in the upper floors of the luxury tower.
The building’s façade is not merely about aesthetics, as the bands will also create shading from the daylight, deflect heat, guarantee every residence will have the highest degree of privacy, and simultaneously frame unparalleled views out across Manhattan.
The Loft Residences on the lower levels have a double-height living area that maximizes the light entering the space. The height of the great room continues on through a gallery where a white lacquered library wall ascends up into the second level.
The upper-tier City Residences feature integrated terraces off the main living areas, and all units are custom-fitted with B&B Italia kitchens and built-ins throughout. The master bathrooms feature a circular sliding wall that allows the bathroom to become part of the bedroom and share its spectacular city views.
And for those at the top, the five ultra-luxurious Sky Penthouses are unmatched in practically every aspect. Again, B&B Italia has masterfully crafted the space, including the kitchen. Sweeping views from every room, even the master bathroom, automatically heighten the occupants’ awareness of their place in the cityscape and the surrounding environment.