O-Lithas is a collection of outdoor/indoor furniture based on the idea of creating a new and consistent language to integrate steel and Cement. The concept is achieved by casting a ribbed wavy pattern on the backside of a concrete slab, and using recyclable aluminum or stainless steel bars to complete as base.
Collaboration between HDR and Nurture by Steelcase to develop new system furniture for Nurse Stations.
I was part of the HDR Team. Thanks HDR for the opportunity!
‘Tertulia’ is the Spanish word for gathering, a conversational get together in which people simply
sit and exchange their ideas freely. Tertulias can happen in a moments notice. They can happen
anytime or anyplace, and for that reason a folding chair was simply the most natural departing
point typology for this project.
A ghost is a ghost because it’s not really there. Or is it?
‘KRANK’ the handle for a minute, get 20 to 30 minutes of bright light. This manual L.E.D fixture uses the
principle of magnetic induction.
Vertical planes are walls that divide, and never connect.
Horizontal ones reach out, BRIDGE, and CONNECT.
It is better to CONNECT than to CLASH.
PLANES that CLASH might as well be TECTONIC PLATES
(I hear those cause earthquakes)
I think it is more FUN to CONNECT, than to CLASH…
Why not CONNECT and GLIDE!
Glide through the floor, float on a plane, meet and connect.
Calamari tables are planes that REACH OUT, GLIDE,FLOAT, and CONNECT.
The rest is just technical stuff on how to put together a table…
(exerpt from sketchbook notes: 2004)
National Competition Entry for The yearly Urban Land Institute’s competition. Sited in St. Louis, MI
Team members: Kelly Weger, Devin Culbertson, Andy Karvonen, Efrain E. Velez, Kevin Boston
Casa Marco is a small residence specifically designed to meet Dalla’s Urban Reserve’s lot #25. Urban Reserve is a developer’s project that seeks to integrate High-end design with sound environmental practice. Driving concepts behind the house derive from ideas about FRAMING the landscape, TYING the house to the site and its surroundings, and FUSING both the urban and suburban conditions that characterize it. For more information about the site visit URBANRESERVE.NET
International Competition Entry for Guadalajara’s New Public Library, in the State of Jalisco, Mexico.
(2005) Collaboration with with Gerardo Perez & Amelia Martinez, in Paris, France.