LAURA BURKHALTER DESIGN STUDIO INC

/ we are an LA based, highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary, international design studio / this is our digital notebook for the things that inspire us / and a place to share visuals of projects + ideas /

Lina Bo Bardi, Sao Paulo, 1957-1968
MASP Museo de Arte de Sao Paulo View high resolution

Lina Bo BardiSao Paulo, 1957-1968

MASP Museo de Arte de Sao Paulo

Lina Bo Bardi’s Casa Cirell, Brazil, completed in 1957

Lina Bo Bardi’s Casa Cirell, Brazil, completed in 1957

Lina Bo Bardi, in her “Casa do Vidro”, I believe in 1944

Lina Bo Bardi, in her “Casa do Vidro”, I believe in 1944

SESC Pompéia Cultural Center, Sao Paolo, Brazil - a factory complex turned into a cultural complex in 1977 by one of the hottest female modernist architects, Lina Bo Bardi. (And inevitably one of the most undervalued). Anyway, time to celebrate her! View high resolution

SESC Pompéia Cultural Center, Sao Paolo, Brazil - a factory complex turned into a cultural complex in 1977 by one of the hottest female modernist architects, Lina Bo Bardi. (And inevitably one of the most undervalued). Anyway, time to celebrate her!

Lina Bo Bardi - drawing of her unrealized IV Centenario de São Paulo project.
Not only was she an amazing architect, she was an incredible painter as well!

Lina Bo Bardi - drawing of her unrealized IV Centenario de São Paulo project.

Not only was she an amazing architect, she was an incredible painter as well!

Walter Jack Studio did the exact wall my collaborator and friend Christine Forster had made a model of for her thesis project last year. Well, at least we can see that it was a great idea and translates beautifully into full size… 
We would love to know more about the technicalities of creating the forms in full scale…  View high resolution

Walter Jack Studio did the exact wall my collaborator and friend Christine Forster had made a model of for her thesis project last year. Well, at least we can see that it was a great idea and translates beautifully into full size… 

We would love to know more about the technicalities of creating the forms in full scale… 

The Flying Pig Cafe (a Laura Burkhalter Design Studio project completed in 2011) just got published on a super popular Korean blog :)

The Flying Pig Cafe (a Laura Burkhalter Design Studio project completed in 2011) just got published on a super popular Korean blog :)

Here a picture of the just completed studio bathroom on our property…

designed by Laura Burkhalter Design Studio View high resolution

Here a picture of the just completed studio bathroom on our property…

designed by Laura Burkhalter Design Studio

Details of LBDS’s latest fabric formwork tests… 

Fabric sewn by Christine Forster

Our own first few fabric formwork tests…

Image 1: test for a sink bottom

Image 2: test for a garden faucet

Concrete upholstery - warm and fuzzy or not?

(Source: google.com)

Concrete pillows - the perfect usable sculpture for your backyard View high resolution

Concrete pillows - the perfect usable sculpture for your backyard

"Soft concrete" - hard as concrete but soft in appearance due to it’s fabric formwork…

(Source: richardbush.wordpress.com)

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