Monday, June 21, 2010

More Classics in the Archives

We have uploaded more classic projects from the old days in our blog archive.
Browse the Project list and you will see projects like;
Noble Savage, Pit Stop, Picnic City, Coca-Cola Housing, VD Saves the world, Våga, Propyard and more.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fly Feast

When the humans started to settle down and farm the land we also changed our behaviour, becoming less a savage and more of a thinking species. This could also be adaptable on animals. When a bird dedicate less hours on finding food, they will have more time to develop other interests.
A good example is the magpie who has become a smarter bird just by being close to human settlements and taking advantage of the food output that the people provide, thus having more spare time and developed a great taste in jewelery, which shows in their notorious silver thefts.
So as part of visiondivisions ambitious Animal Speed Evolution Program (ASEP) the team has designed a construction to learn the birds to feast in a more intellectual and less time consuming manner. The construction provides a fully nurturing dinner with both protein, carbs and water mixed into a refined gastronomic composition. To not neglect the birds natural hunting instincts the flies are served alive and fresh , all made possible through a genius design. This pre-summer feast will not only invite the birds into the more refined world of restaurant culture and give them a well deserved dinner before the short Swedish summer but most important; more time to think and evolve.

The construction is a simple yet genius one. The constructive elements is made out of hard rye bread. The bread is not only known for its likability among Scandinavians and animals, the bread is also very suitable for building small constructions. The bread is glued together into a pyramidal truss system. The construction is then clad with a thin felt that is easy to land on and is also easy to pick the flies through.
Inside the construction is a fly hatchery hosting around 2000 flies.

Maggots are stored in room temperature until becoming chrysalis

The partners inspecting the Hard Rye bread construction

2000 chrysalis are placed into the small pits in the hard rye bread inside the construction .

The not yet closed hatchery.

The hatchery on its way to Norrland.

The hatchery in Norrland.

Stake out food.

Hatchery at place in the Norrland forest.

Picnic watching the bird feast.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Tall Buildings Cover

Our "Eden Falls" is on the front cover of "Tall Buildings", a highly reputed Russian skyscraper magazine that we warmly can recommend. For those who don't master the elegant Russian language there is also a brief English summary in the end.

The cover and one of the two double spreads

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Peak Series

This is a series of pre-fabricated summer houses that allows a great portion of social life on a relatively small space. While being a comfortable vacation home for a family it can also easily accommodate a large amount of guests thanks to a sleeping mezzanine floor.The house is pyramidal in its shape with a wood façade with a gap between each board allowing climbing.The house is divided into three floors; in the middle is the sleeping mezzanine located, sandwiched between an open social first floor with a kitchen and a living room, and the upper floor with the master bedroom with bathroom.Each guest bed can be reached through a hatch that connects with the outside, thus giving each guest its private entrance, a fire escape and a nice view from each bed. The upper floor has also hatches from the bedroom and the bathroom.The house will be for sale later this summer at Sommarnöjen, an exclusive Swedish summer house manufacturer that sells pre-fabricated houses from the leading contemporary architects in Sweden.The house can firstly be ordered in two different sizes; 45m2 and 90m2 but can also be adaptable upon request, perhaps as a vessel or a larger scale, such as a summer camp.

The 45 m2
The smallest house (45m2) has one master bedroom at the upper level and can hold six guest beds at the mezzanine level.

45 m2 - exterior

45 m2 exterior/interior

Bathroom at the upper floor with open hatches

45m2 - axonometric view of the configurations of spaces
45m2 - axonometric view of different entrance points

45m2 - plans & section

45m2 - perspective section

The 90 m2
When doubled it holds a total of twelve guest beds and comes with a large bathroom between two master bedrooms.

90 m2 - exterior

90 m2 - exterior/interior

90m2 - axonometric view of different entrance points

90m2 - Axonometric view of a custom made vessel
Plans of the 90 m2

Adaptable in any scale and place

The house will at first be launched in the Scandinavian countries but is of course adaptable to other countries and larger scales as well.

The peak as a summer camp edition

As a vinter cabin

As a mediterranean vessel

Carribean vessel

As a desert village

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New Office

Visiondivision has a new office.
When choosing from the various locations that Stockholm can offer we found a perfect spot at Karolinska Institutet, the most prestigious university in northern Europe and the mother of four Nobel Prize Laureates.
We're pleased to be a part of this highly concentrated brain pool and wish to contribute with more prizes.

Feel free to drop by at the office:
Granits väg 2
171 65

The office eagle

Office interior

The office and Karolinska Institutet

The office and Stockholm