Another great season for the RAMSA HHA softball team! Every year we compete with other architecture firms in a fun but competitive game of softball. Our team was doing great with a big lead over the other firms which lead us to the finals to play against SOM (Skidmore, Owings &Merrill). We headed to the finals starting off with a big win, but unfortunately lost our edge after 3 games. Though we didn’t win the big title we played our hearts out, and worked hard as a team. No matter how far behind we were, we never gave up! Good job Team!
What’s your memory for summer? Lazy afternoons, golden sand beaches, lounge chairs, white sails over blue water… Do you ever wonder where the used sails go?
As architectural designers who is always looking for new way to use material, we would love to introduce this contract furniture brand – DVELAS.
“DVELAS started as a creative reaction to reuse the huge quantity of material thrown away by the sailing industry. Material, which is not apt for sailing but which possesses excellent qualities in terms of durability and resistance. The models in the contemporary furniture collection reclaim the sculptural form of the sail and they use as inspiration, the rigging techniques, technology and the making of the professional sailing makers. DVELAS avoids using the material as a lining or upholstery, on the contrary, the idea is that the material stays in tension, working the same way as when it was used for sailing, giving back this way its dignity even though the sail has been taken into parts.”
If you love the idea that your furniture is “one of a kind” or “have a story behind it”, you will love this “upcycling concept” furniture brand. “Each sail is used to produce a limited series of products, and all of them are tagged with an inscription that provides information regarding the sail ́s origins: the port it comes from, the ship, the type o sail, the original manufacturer and its numbering edition.”
Silver Mirror is a facial bar in the heart of New York City introducing a new skincare lifestyle-highly-specialized, results-driven facial treatments using skincare technologies, products and estheticians.
To achieve Silver Mirror’s mission of creating a unique facial experience that is enjoyable and more suited to today’s modern beauty lifestyle, HHA developed a procession through a series of indiviual curtained pods that can be modulated to create varying levels of privacy and social interaction.
Part of the Silver Mirror design challenge was to create a space that provided a high level of client comfort while simultaneously meeting all of the pragmatic, technical and lighting needs of the technicians. In addition, there was a bring a modern convenient and simple feel to a normally stuffy and time-consuming process while also maintaining the necessary perception of a professional, medical and sterile environment. Custom treatment pods were designed to seamlessly accommodate and conceal places for tools, products, trash and disposables. The post treatment vanity provides many of the same details in a more public setting.
Partnering with silver mirror on their first venture presented a unique opportunity to develop an interior design concept in parallel with the birth of the overall project brand and graphic identity. Core elements of Silver Mirror’s graphic identity which are featured in their print, web, and signage programs inspired elements of the store interior design logo walls, materials, fixtures, and other brand specific architectural details. Overall, this careful integration of branding, marketing, and interior design creates a client experience which is coordinated through every detail.