Архив | Апрель, 2012

A Building in the Hand…

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Casino Valencia, VLC, Student Project, Vicente Ortuno, Escuela de diseno Barreira, collabcubedCasino with large hand sculpture, Student Project, Vicente Ortuno, Escuela de diseno Barreira, collabcubedCasino Valencia, VLC, Student Project, Vicente Ortuno, Escuela de diseno BarreiraHand House by Andreas Angelidakis, Proposal, Case Study House, Los Angeles, Hollywood, collabcubedHand House by Andreas Angelidakis, Proposal, Case Study House, Los Angeles, Hollywood, collabcubedClick to enlarge

Awhile back I came across a student project for a redesign of the Casino VLC in Valencia Spain, by interior design student Vicente Ortuño at Escuela de diseño Barreira. The design features a large sculpture of a hand wrapping around the building as if grabbing it. Ortuño’s design is meant to break with the traditional Roman architecture approach to casino design. He opted for a surrealist vision, with a dreamlike quality in a place where people hope for dreams of winning and wealth to come true. The hand was specifically chosen for its presence in such game-playing phrases as “a good hand” or “sleight of hand” as well as for its strength, not to mention making a clear indicator as the main entrance.

Shortly after, I came across a case study for a house in Los Angeles by Greek architect Andreas Angelidakis who maintains an experimental…

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