Posts Tagged ‘ Stuttgart ’

OLS House by J. Mayer H. Architects


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This is the hillside OLS House by J. Mayer H. Architects. With a composition of filleted corners and sweeping curves it is intended to maximize landscape views in an otherwise suburban area. A deep, recessed balcony characterizes the sinuous concrete form and protects the home from solar heat gain thereby continuing an environmentally friendly building system that includes weathered zinc and solar panels. Intended to house a family of four the building’s elevated ground floor is buried into the hillside. The open plan first level contains the gathering spaces: living, dining and kitchen areas are enveloped by floor to ceiling glazing, allowing natural light to bounce off the curved walls. The full-height windows provide unobstructed views of the valley and garden. Upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms are connected to the lower storeys by a large central staircase, its steps surrounded by folded, curved planes. Slats and anti-glare sheeting combine with industrial materials like screed to create an environmentally conscious architecture that at once invites the landscape to its abstracted interior.

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Porsche Celebrates 50th Anniversary of The 911


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originally presented as the ‘Porsche 901 classic’ at the 1963 Frankfurt motor show – eventually renamed to the ‘911’, as french car maker Peugeot objected to Porsche using any three digit number where the middle number was 0 – marks its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the ‘2013 Porsche Carrera 911 4S’. To commemorate ‘the most successful sports car ever produced – of which over 820,000 were sold’, the official Porsche museum in Stuttgart will host four special exhibitions, including an early model 911 turbo coupe, 1981 911 cabriolet concept, a 1997 GT1 version supercar and a pre-series type 754 T7  – leading to the final ’50 years of the Porsche 911 exhibition which will be hosted from june 4th until september 29th 2013. When the ‘911’ was officially launched to the market in 1964, it boasted an air-cooled, six-cylinder boxer engine that developed 128 hp capable of reaching a top speed of 131 mph (211 km/h).

The Flight Simulation Center In Stuttgart, Germany.


Even those who are afraid of flying might enjoy the experience of piloting a Boeing 737 at the simmINN Flight Simulation Center in Stuttgart, Germany.  The reason confidence is two-fold.  One: The aircraft does not leave the ground as the full-size replica of Boeing 737 with its Learjet 45x cockpit are firmly indoors.  Two: The outside of the plane looks so cool that you will forget your phobias and just want to hop in and fly.  Frankfurt-based architect Boris Banozic is responsible for the concept, interior and graphic design of this center that is open to the general public. Yes, you, too can book a two-hour flight, piloted by Captain You and no crew.  Now, if only an airline company picked up this concept as their head-office design, then I would be really impressed.