Posts Tagged ‘utility’

Peter Zumthor chosen for 2011 Serpentine Pavilion

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Peter Zumthor has been named the architect for the 2010 Serpentine Pavilion in London, having just won the Pritzker Prize in 2009 and Japan’s Praemium Imperiale in 2008. I was reminded of his work recently during a discussion about who’d be chosen to build the new Vancouver Art Gallery (which is becoming a perennial topic around here), and a friend said Zumthor was his favourite architect.

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Aquaovo water filters from Quebec

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Aquaovo‘s Ovopur is a Quebec-designed water filter that won an Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year Award in 2009. Apart from the oddity of water pouring out of an egg, especially a black one, it seems interesting. I became interested in water filter/coolers after being reminded of the traditional Indian water cooler, the matka, by a post on Indian By Design.

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