Posts Tagged ‘Charles Renfro’

Sample floor plans

Posted:  April 27th 2011

Homeowners could adapt their existing homes to incorporate a service that is open to the public. Here are some examples which were presented by Charles Renfro at the Open house symposium on Saturday, April 23rd.


Extended living and dining rooms.


An art gallery.


A public library.


An extension for bed time stories.


A love hotel.


Dog sitting and backyard walking.

For more information, visit www.openhouse2011.com

 

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The symposium

Posted:  April 27th 2011

Studio-X New York hosted the Open house symposium on Saturday, April 23rd, which was fully booked.



Co-founder and director of Droog, Renny Ramakers presented the goals of Droog Lab’s series of projects, each inspired by a different location.


Charles Renfro of Diller Scofidio + Renfro presented an overview of the design process and potential outcomes for Open house.


Mark Wasiuta presented an overview of suburban developments.


Economist Heleen Mees talked about the benefits of a service economy, comparing the situation in New York to that of Amsterdam.


Author Roo Rogers discussed the rising trend in collaborative consumption.


Artist Mary Ellen Carroll discussed her experience in working in suburban areas, including her project prototype 180.




 

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