pilotis, or piers, are ground-level pillars, columns or stilts that lift a structure above ground or water. the engle house (pictured below) is a residential building that has become one of the symbols of modernist architecture. designed by architect zeev rechter, it’s the first building in the white city of tel aviv to be built on pilotis in 1933.
this pilotis concept has been used by the team at metrica for cor to create tables and a sofa that rises above the rest giving way to a new level of comfort.
check out the pilotis and other cor products at our cor-centric website here > corinmiami.com.
the engle house/tel aviv | by zeev rechter : a residential building that has become one of the symbols of modernist architecture. the first building in tel aviv to be built on pilotis.
available now > sitting in state: not here. pilotis wants to be lived in. that is the reason for the deep seat and reclining elements – angled or straight – which are more than open to a playful connection with tables and shelves. the optional extension increases the height of the back and armrest and enhances one of the best features of pilotis.
bio > metrica was founded in 2009 with robin rizzini as chief designer and lucio quinzio leonelli as managing partner. the team is passionate about their belief that the creative process can not be separated from the production process. metrica has won several awards internationally, including with the interior innovation award 2012 from the german design council, the compasso d’oro 2014 among other prestigious awards.
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#necessory of the week/hadid: the complete works from 1979 – 2013
by philip jodidio
available now > we’ve just received a limited number of this incredible new book (from taschen) that visually documents the extraordinary works by international architect zaha hadid.