Working progress: NL House, Carlton
The builder is now putting the final touches on new Malaysian Hawker food restaurant NL House (Nasi Lemak House) in Grattan Street Carlton.
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Marmomacc highlights Part 1: Budri Ft. Patricia Urquiola
Here is part 1 of Studio Equator's coverage on the Marmoacc International Exhibition of Natural Stone Design & Technology.
The above pictures show the results of a collaboration between Italian natural stone company Budri, and talented Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola.
The exhibition in Verona, Italy included a painstakingly designed stand screen, carpet, two coffee tables, canyon benches, circle partition system, semicircular benches and stool, a table and some exquisite vases.
Budri are an Italian natural stone company with 50+ years of experience in the industry.
Their projects are executed on a customized basis, from simplest to the most complex and large-scale and from the most classical to the absolutely modern.
In addition to marble, onyx, slabs and natural stone products, Budri also boasts a vast selection of "ready-to-lay" floor coverings.
Results of their extensive research and commitment to developing groundbreaking processing techniques can be seen in the superior quality of their marble, whose surfaces convey volumes, colours and tactile sensations that inspire pure, unsullied emotion.
Partnering with acclaimed Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola for their 2011 Marmomacc exhibition, Budri presented project NAT(F)USE.
NAT(F)USE is a synergy and fusion involving different natural materials, offering the world a glimpse into the creative possibilities of natural stone products using the latest technological innovations. The project explores the concept of marble as a 'mutable spirit', and challenges the way we see and use stone.
“The properties of glass (low weight and transparency) are transferred to marble - that in turn mutates its essence. Translucent walls on which three-dimensional and irregular objects - offcuts and residues of pre-cut slabs of colourful marbles inlaid in modular frames - create the perimeter of the stand.
The marble acquires an unusual relationship with the surrounding setting by integrating with amorphous materials such as glass or organic materials such as wood and resins.
An evident Japanese connotation can be seen in the use of modular panels and partitions screens, tables and low-level objects” (Budri, Project Concept)