Partner & Co-Founder, Works Partnership Architecture, Portland, Ore.
So sad that these were torn down.
“These alien-looking houses in Sanzhi were initially intended to serve as a vacation destination, especially for U.S. military officers returning from their positions in Asia. Lost investments and unfortunate car accidents, however, forced the site to close down in 1980, not long after it had been built. Unfortunately, the buildings were torn down in 2010.”
Catskills, NY, United States, 1997-1999
Delta Shelter / Olson Kundig Architects
designed by architecture studio QC
The Float Table is a matrix of “magnetized” wooden cubes that levitate with respect to one another. The repelling cubes are held in equilibrium by a system of tensile steel cables.
It’s classical physics applied to modern design. Each handcrafted table is precisely tuned to seem rigid and stable, yet a touch reveals the secret to Float’s dynamic character.
(Source: rockpaperrobot.com, via kjrdan)