Wednesday, July 28, 2010

PLASTIKI meets plastic house

we attended an inspirational breakfast discussion this morning with David Rothschild.
David sailed accross the pacific in his catamaran made form recycled plastic bottles in order to raise awareness for the huge amount of discarded plastic in the oceans.
check out the website
The ship is amazing and very Buckminster Fuller inspired, who is also LAVA s inspiration for designing 

on this occasion we want to republish the plastic house, which was designed a couple of years a go, but never got up. (until now)
This may be the time to revive the ideas for a more resource-conscious design approach on any scale from product, to house, to city.

Monday, July 26, 2010

re-LAVA ed: Geometries beyond the blob

LAVA`s Chris Bosse  has sliced up the 1967 Panton chair as part of the Re-loved: designer stories at the Powerhouse Museum 31 July – 30 September.
Bosse, director of innovative architectural firm LAVA, is one of several designers commissioned by the Powerhouse to use a pre-loved chair to tell a story about a piece of furniture they love.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


What impact is climate change having on building design? And: How do you go about planning a zero-carbon city in the desert of Abu Dhabi? Masdar City, an urban development supplied exclusively with renewable energy, inspired the cover design for this issue. It shows the shading over the city’s central plaza, in a complex to be built in the coming years to designs by LAVA Architects.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Architektur: Vorbild Natur Tobias Wallisser studio at AKA stuttgart

Das Wüstenkäferprinzip
Erik Raidt, veröffentlicht am 17.07.2010

Modell aus Pasta: Boris Rüther und sein erster Entwurf Foto: Zweygarth
Stuttgart - Er balanciert mit seinen langen Beinen auf dem Dünenkamm wie ein Artist. Plötzlich reckt er sein Hinterteil gen Himmel, senkt seinen Kopf und wartet auf die Nebelschwaden, die vom Atlantik aus in die Namibwüste ziehen. An diesem Ort, an dem es niemals regnet, ist der schwarze Käfer ein Überlebenskünstler: Feine Tröpfchen verfangen sich in winzigen Furchen auf seinem Rücken, sie vereinigen sich zu immer größeren Wassertropfen, die schließlich hinabrinnen in seinen Mund. Der Käfer trinkt aus dem Nebel und gräbt sich in der Glut der Mittagsstunden in den Sand ein, um sich zu kühlen.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Water Cube set to reopen soon with a big splash

 (China Daily) 2010-07-19
Water Cube set to reopen soon with a big splash
A worker toils near the Water Cube on Sunday. [Wang Jing / China Daily]
The Water Cube will reopen to the public at the end of this month after reconstruction and Asia's biggest indoor water park will open inside on Aug 8.

DIGITAL ORIGAMI TIGERS on the prowl for the WWF

The giant digital origami tigers are on the prowl again. After having been adopted by the WWF, the World Wildlife Foundation, for their Year of the Tiger program, they created a roar in KL for the KL Design Week they’re have just arrived in Europe, where they will roam Berlin and Moscow before going back to Asia to Singapore for the Smart Lights Festival in September .

Laboratory for Visionary Architecture Asia Pacific
Chris Bosse Alexander Rieck Tobias Wallisser

with Niklas Muhlich
and Jarrod Lamshed


LAVA judges at World Architecture Festival Barcelona

Chris Bosse Asia Pacific Director of LAVA has again been invited to be a judge at the World Architecture Festival Barcelona 3-5 November 2010. Super Jury Chair is Arata Isozaki and other judges include Barry Bergdoll, John Patkau, Daniel Bonilla, Isay Weinfeld, and James McAdam.

LAVA nominated for the Iakov Chernikhov International Prize 2010

LAVA has been nominated for the 2010 Iakov Chernikhov International Prize.
Established in 2006, the biennial 50,000 Euro Prize is given to an architect/s aged less than 44 years for an original and innovative architectural concept that both responds to our time and offers a professional challenge to the future.