10 diverse designs made from machine-cut aluminium

Salt and pepper shakers and an ice-cube tray are among the objects that Canadian designers have made from machined aluminium for an exhibition at this year’s Toronto design week. Designer Jamie Wolfond and local studio MSDS Studio curated the Aluminum Group, which brings together work by 15 homegrown designers. “Designers from across Canada have come […]

Gerda is the latest collaboration from Skagerak and Included Middle

Danish design company Skagerak has partnered with design duo Included Middle on an outdoor furniture collection called Gerda, inspired by traditional red and white tablecloths. The collection includes a bench, a stool, and a table that comes in two sizes. Each of the pieces are produced in powder-coated aluminium, and come in two colourways, cream […]

Aluminium screens shield the interiors of Pitsou Kedem’s MA House

Pitsou Kedem Architects used patterned aluminium screens to create a ventilated outer skin for this house arranged around a courtyard in Bnei Ziom, Israel. Called MA House, the structure behind this perforated metal facade has been divided into three wings and sits on a site surrounded by greenery. Pitsou Kedem Architects borrowed a horse from […]

Earth To Sky is a range of sculpted aluminium lights by Doshi Levien

London studio Doshi Levien has self-produced a collection of lights with organic forms, including one that resembles flowers and another that looks like a fried egg. Earth To Sky is a range of seven lamps made using automotive aluminium, designed to bridge the gap between sculptural and functional objects. The collection includes two table lamps, […]

Young designers are making aluminium “more desirable” for collectors

A new generation of designers is reinventing aluminium, a material that is cheap, abundant and relatively easy to work with, for experimental one-off furniture designs. One of the world’s most common materials, aluminium emerged as a new focus for young designers at the Collectible art and design fair in Brussels back in March. London-based MDR […]

San Joaquin Student Housing complex by LOHA makes the most of coastal climate

Open-air walkways and staircases overlook landscaped gardens at this dormitory by US studio LOHA at a central California university, which was built using durable and economical materials. The UCSB San Joaquin Student Housing complex is located on the northern edge of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) campus. The residential buildings were designed to […]

Aluminium louvres and a membrane roof shade Wuyuanhe Stadium by GMP Architekten

A crescent-shaped membrane roof and aluminium louvres shelter the grandstand of the new 41,000-seat Wuyuanhe Stadium by GMP Architekten on the island of Hainan, China. Designed by German practice Gerkan, Marg and Partners (GMP Architekten), the stadium is the island’s first major sports venue. Photograph is by Marcus Bredt Wuyuanhe Stadium’s visor-like roof, which has […]

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