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Located outside the village of Sutton, in Quebec’s eastern townships, the Roy-Lawrence Residence is set in a vast estate very much impregnated with the legacy of a Swiss immigrant family that came to Canada in the 1930’s. To this date, the surroundings of the residence are still defined by bucolic landscapes, iconic Swiss chalets and other buildings of similar nature that were erected along the years, always with a consistent touch of nostalgia.
Olson Kundig Architects worked closely with their client, Shinsegae, to create Secret Garden, a rooftop playground and cultural center for families. Situated on the ninth floor terrace of a twelve-story department store in Uijeongbu, South Korea, this 20,000 square foot active play area and lush garden is an oasis of trees, plants and flowers composed exclusively of native species and includes a sculptural installation by artist Do-Ho Suh.
The Barisieur is an alarm clock and coffee brewer. It eases the user into the day with the subtle movement of stainless steel ballbearings that boil the water through induction heating, accompanied by the smell of freshly brewed coffee. It encourages a ritual before going to sleep, signalling to the body and mind that it is time to unwind and relax. Living slow even when times are fast.