Wednesday, March 27, 2013

atrium house

 by editorial office Detail Daily on
Spanish minimalist Fran Silvestre Architects takes advantage of the strong Spanish sunlight to define bold, sculptural cubic forms and a sloping topography that unexpectedly allows daylight to enter the basement of this striking house.
The plan has an “L” shaped configuration that part encloses a pool on two sides leaving open a view over the Sierra Calderona mountains.
The building is pulled away from the site boundary at its back edge allowing light to penetrate deep in to the basement level and setting-up a linear courtyard that will be shady at certain times of the day. Full height glazing around the pool elevations can be drawn back creating a seamless transition from inside to out.
The architecture is disciplined, controlled, cool yet exciting! But who can manage the Zen like lifestyle the architecture proposes?
This is a house where a used teacup left hanging around for too long threatens to blemish the prospect of a perfect existence.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

changsha mexihu

by editorial office Detail Daily on
Zaha Hadid Architects has released images of the Changsha Mexihu International Cultural & Art Centre. We are told that it embodies a unique variety of Civic nodes and spaces. Changsha is the capital of Hunan province, and this is the latest in series of amazing buildings that will set that country apart as a cultural superpower.
Other accommodation includes a grand theatre, a contemporary art museum, and supporting facilities.
The project is the centrepiece of a cultural development that will see the province become a regional powerhouse in the arts.

Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre Changsha, China Changsha Meixihu Industry Co., Ltd. 115,000m2 The International Culture & Arts Centre embodies a unique variety of civic nodes and spaces: A Grand Theatre, a Contemporary Art Museum, a Multipurpose Hall and supporting facilities. The central plaza is generated by the relative position of these separate buildings and offers a strong urban experience whereby the flow of pedestrian visitors that come from all sides of the site intersect and meet. In parallel it also stretches outwards to the neighboring streets with unfettered and phenomenal views across Meixi lake with access towards Festival Island.

happy birthday lambo

Lambo cycle: bike made for Lamborghini by BMC.
by editorial office Detail Daily on 03.11.13
Happy birthday Lamborghini.
Lamborghini is apparently 50 years old, far younger than many of the drivers of their cars! To celebrate their birthday they have commissioned this slick road bike from BMC. Only 50 of the machines will be made and will sell for 25,000 Euros, around 32,500 USD.
The frame is made of carbon fibre by Impec, a Swiss manufacturer, with components from other Italian firms.


In the beginning there was a vision
Race cars and race bikes have a lot in common. Beyond the obvious similarities in shapes and colors, the cutting-edge technology, high-performance handling characteristics, and complete integration of engineering, research, and design all combine to deliver world-class performances on road and track. Lamborghini and BMC are two companies known for forging their own identities and breaking new ground, often times with disregard for trends and conventions. They're known for turning novel ideas into functional designs, never hesitating to try innovative technical solutions by thinking outside the design box. And both companies continually search for perfection in their respective industries. In the 1960s, Ferruccio Lamborghini strove to build the ultimate race car. Fifty years later, Swiss entrepreneur, Andy Rihs, turned his vision of the impeccable race bike into reality. For both companies, progress in carbon composite manufacturing has been at the center of their projects and their successes. Lamborghini produces carbon bodywork just next to its headquarters in Sant'Agata, Bologna, while BMC replaced traditional carbon frame laminate processes with a ground-breaking, fully-automatized production process at its headquarters in Grenchen, Switzerland. Both companies simultaneously unveiled their newest facilities and technologies in 2010.
Italian Heritage
The 50th Anniversary Lamborghini Edition impec combines Italian flair and tradition with modern technology. An exclusive set of Italian made components equips the impec frame, which is then painstakingly painted to highlight the precise carbon assembly while at the same time linking the complete work to Lamborghini's Aventador dream car. Additional details have been incorporated from the Aventador, including the same leather used by Lamborghini for their seats. This hide makes its way to the impec's cockpit for bar tape and saddle. The color, the feel, and the look are all authentic and exclusive to the Lamborghini Edition impec.
More information and order
The Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Edition impec is limited to 50 pieces worldwide, and will be produced on a made-to-order basis. Retail price is set at 25,000 Euros. The impec Lamborghini can be ordered exclusively through the either the international BMC or Lamborghini dealer network. The bikes will be delivered by the dealer. Please address product specific questions to:
  • Frame Frame: impec LSW
  • Tubing Tubing: Carbon LSW
  • Size Size: 50 / 53 / 55 / 57 60
  • Fork Fork: impec, Carbon
  • Rear Shock Rear Shock:  
  • Gears Gears: 22
  • Crankset Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record Ti Ultra Torque, 50-34
  • Cassette Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record 12-27
  • Front Derailleur Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
  • Rear Derailleur Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
  • Shifter Shifter: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
  • Brakes Brakes: Campagnolo Super record Skeleton
  • Handlebar Handlebar: 3T Ergonova LTD Lamborghini Edition
  • Stem Stem: 3T ARX LTD Lamborghini Edition
  • Seatpost Seatpost: impec integrated, Carbon
  • Saddle Saddle: Fizik Arione 00 Lamborghini Edition
  • Hubs Hubs: Campagnolo Bora Carbon / Ceramic Ultra Two
  • Rims Rims: Campagnolo Bora Carbon Ultra Two Tubular
  • Tyres Tyres: Continental Competition 22 Tubular
  • Colour Colour: Lamborghini 50th Anniversary
  • weight weight: 6.85 kg