09 Hadi Teherani

Architect Designed Furniture

Architects do more than just design great buildings and spaces. Many have designed all sorts of other things too, with chairs being the most popular. Here is a selection of 15 interesting pieces, designed by some famous names.

 

15. Rem Koolhaas

15 Rem Koolhaas

 

14. Norman Foster

14 Norman Foster

 

13. Mies van Der Rohe

13 Mies van Der Rohe

 

12. Kruger Schuberth Vandreike

12 Kruger Schuberth Vandreike

 

11. Daniel Libeskind

11 Daniel Libeskind

 

10. Shigeru Ban

10 Shigeru Ban

 

09. Hadi Teherani

09 Hadi Teherani

 

08. Gae Aulenti

08 Gae Aulenti

 

07. Arne Jacobsen

07 Arne Jacobsen

 

06. Alvar Aalto

06 Alvar Aalto

 

05. Gerrit Rietveld

05 Gerrit Rietveld

 

04. Walter Gropius

04 Walter Gropius

 

03. Frank Lloyd Wright

03 Frank Lloyd Wright

 

02. Otto Wagner

02 Otto Wagner

 

01. Marc Held

01 Marc Held

 

Which is your favourite? Leave a comment below!

 


If you liked this, perhaps you would be interested in some Infiniti pools or my visit to the SkyGarden?

 

04 Park Avenue, NYC

10 of the most expensive properties for sale

Property prices are constantly climbing upwards, and these ten properties are some of the most expensive on the market today! Number 4 is my personal favourite.

10. Mayfair, London – £27m

10 Mayfair, London

 

09. Knightsbridge, London – £32.5m

09 Knightsbridge, London

 

08. Oxfordshire – £35m

08 Oxfordshire

 

07. St. John’s Wood, London – £37.5m

07 St. John's Wood, London

 

06. Mallorca – £41m

06 Mallorca

 

05. Marrakech – £45.9m

05 Marrakech

 

04. Park Avenue, NYC – £57m

04 Park Avenue, NYC

 

03. Switzerland – £58m

03 Switzerland

 

02. Kensington, London – £68m

02 Kensington, London

 

01. Beverly Hills, California – £68m

01 Beverly Hills, California

 

Which one is your favourite? Leave a comment below with your thoughts. If none of these take your fancy, perhaps you would rather a private tower block?

 


If you enjoyed this, perhaps you would enjoy some of my other posts:

The Largest Airports in the World

10 Great Gyms

The Worlds Largest Shopping Centres

 

Free Software for Students

Some of you may not be aware, that students in full (or part time) education can receive free FULL downloads of many Autodesk products including:

The licenses cover your full period of study. Simply head to the education section of the Autodesk website, and sign up using your academic email address.

Graphisoft also offer free software for students available from MyArchiCad.com, including:

For Mac users Rhino OS X is available for free however, the program is still very much WORK IN PROGRESS. So there are a few major features missing, bugs and fortnightly updates. Save and back up regularly!

This is a great opportunity to gain some experience using these programs, taking advantage of the many tutorials available online, and adding some extra skills to your CV.

Tower Strength/Ratio Test (Technology) [Y1 S1]

During our engineering and technology studies we were given the task to construct a bridge or a tower that would demonstrate our understanding of load distributions and strength to weight ratios. I opted to go for a tower based on the designs of the John Hancock Centre and the Willis Tower. I wanted to use the cross bracing on the outer walls of the structure for effective load distribution, with the stepped roof climbing up to the centre of the tower. These two elements combined created an elegant and structurally sound tower. I used lightweight balsa wood, laser cut to ensure consistency, and ultra strong balsa cement for bonding. The towers were tested until destruction to calculate the strength to weight ratio.