Category Archives: Cool Architects

Cutting edge architects and architectural projects.

LeEco experience showroom

Via Retail Design Blog, a very elegant project that nicely demonstrates the concept of “embedded lighting,” distinctly showcasing Richard Kelly’s three types of lighting:  Ambient Luminescence, Focal Glow, and Play of Brilliants in a clean, modern fashion.  

LeEco experience showroom

Via Retail Design Blog, a very elegant project that nicely demonstrates the concept of “embedded lighting,” distinctly showcasing Richard Kelly’s three types of lighting:  Ambient Luminescence, Focal Glow, and Play of Brilliants in a clean, modern fashion.  

jenny sabin – lumen installation

Jenny Sabin and her team have proposed an architectural canopy  constructed from robotic-knitted, photoluminescent tubular textile structures that absorb sunlight in the day and emit light at night. Looks like an evolution from her work with Nike and their Flyknit

jenny sabin – lumen installation

Jenny Sabin and her team have proposed an architectural canopy  constructed from robotic-knitted, photoluminescent tubular textile structures that absorb sunlight in the day and emit light at night. Looks like an evolution from her work with Nike and their Flyknit

layers and lighting

A great piece in Arch Daily by Thomas Schielke reviewing graphic illustrations by Portuguese architect and illustrator André Chiote.  Chiote diagrammatically explores the various graphic treatments and uses of opacity, translucency and transparency of flagship luxury retail stores.  Check it

layers and lighting

A great piece in Arch Daily by Thomas Schielke reviewing graphic illustrations by Portuguese architect and illustrator André Chiote.  Chiote diagrammatically explores the various graphic treatments and uses of opacity, translucency and transparency of flagship luxury retail stores.  Check it

plein sport retail store in amsterdam

Last night I was walking down the fashionable PC Hoofstraat retail “high street” in Amsterdam and discovered the new Plein Sport retail store.  Nearly the entire floor is an animated LED screen.  It is quite a striking effect and really

plein sport retail store in amsterdam

Last night I was walking down the fashionable PC Hoofstraat retail “high street” in Amsterdam and discovered the new Plein Sport retail store.  Nearly the entire floor is an animated LED screen.  It is quite a striking effect and really

translucent wood and light installation brightens children’s hospital in australia

Via ArchDaily:  A nicely executed example of embedded lighting.  Another example of how thin plies of wood veneer can be used for translucent back lighting. For children especially, hospitals can be anxiety-inducing and overwhelming space. New media studio ENESS aims

translucent wood and light installation brightens children’s hospital in australia

Via ArchDaily:  A nicely executed example of embedded lighting.  Another example of how thin plies of wood veneer can be used for translucent back lighting. For children especially, hospitals can be anxiety-inducing and overwhelming space. New media studio ENESS aims

connexion burbank lobbies

Via Interior Design:  A nice example of “embedded lighting” by LA-based Patrick Tighe Architecture and e² Lighting Design.  Apparently the lighting engines behind the scenes are by LEDCONN.

connexion burbank lobbies

Via Interior Design:  A nice example of “embedded lighting” by LA-based Patrick Tighe Architecture and e² Lighting Design.  Apparently the lighting engines behind the scenes are by LEDCONN.

versace store berlin

Last week I had a few free hours to explore Berlin and Versace’s new store in the Kurfürstendamm high-street area really caught my eye.  They make use of decorative surface-mount track lighting that becomes a very brand-appropriate addition to the architecture, while

versace store berlin

Last week I had a few free hours to explore Berlin and Versace’s new store in the Kurfürstendamm high-street area really caught my eye.  They make use of decorative surface-mount track lighting that becomes a very brand-appropriate addition to the architecture, while