The Cube by Electrolux


The Cube by Electrolux

Electronics brand Electrolux commissioned Italian architects Park Associati to design the travelling restaurant, called The Cube.

The structure’s white aluminium exterior is made up of jagged forms to accentuate its unnatural position as a parasite on existing landmarks.

The first installation of the restaurant was in April last year in Brussels, over the 19th century Cinquantenaire Arch. The Cube then travelled to Milan where it overlooked the cathedral from a rooftop in Piazza del Duomo.

The Cube will remain on the Royal Festival Hall until September 30. A twin structure will also be sitting on Stockholm’s Royal Opera House until October 21.

 

Photographs are by Andrea Martiradonna.

See a boat-shaped apartment perched on the neighbouring Queen Elizabeth Hall in our earlier story.

 

A Room for London

A Room for London by David Kohn and Fiona Banner

A Room for London by David Kohn and Fiona Banner

A boat-like structure temporarily anchored to the roof of London’s Southbank Centre is in fact a rentable one-bedroom apartment by London architect David Kohn and artist Fiona Banner.

Artangel is producing a programme of writings, readings and live music webcasts created in A Room for London. The programme includes A London Address, a series of urban reflections by writers; Sounds from a Room, a sequence of live webcast performances by musicians from across the globe; and Ideas for London, a competition, in association with the Evening Standard, to discover Londoners’ most remarkable ideas for their city. This extraordinary variety of words, sounds and ideas will be featured on A Room for London’s website. The programme is part of the London 2012 Festival.

ompleted following a design competition instigated by Living Architecture and arts organisation Artangel, A Room for Londonwill remain atop the Queen Elizabeth Hall until the end of the year.

A Room for London by David Kohn and Fiona Banner

The apartment was modelled on a riverboat that travelled to the Congo in the nineteenth century and features a pyramidal steel mast.

A Room for London by David Kohn and Fiona Banner

Magenta and turquoise-stained wood lines the interior, where bespoke furniture includes a bed that slides on rails and a combined sofa and bookshelf.

A Room for London by David Kohn and Fiona Banner

A pull-down ladder leads up to a first-floor library, which contains a logbook where guests can note any observations from their stay.

A Room for London by David Kohn and Fiona Banner

Living Architecture have commissioned a series of holiday homes from renowned architects – you can see more of their projects here, including the early designs for this project.

A Room for London by David Kohn and Fiona Banner

 

 

 

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