Archive: Sep 2014

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Seeing the Positive in Negative Space

    >Positive and negative – in the spatial sense – are very intriguing concepts. And when you pair this unique visual phenomenon with the human brain, you can get some pretty interesting interpretations! What your mind sees compared to what is actually there can be two completely different entities. We’re all familiar with the famed “inkblot […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Designing Illusions

    “Inception” as a noun is defined as a start or a beginning. In science fiction, it is instilling an idea into someone’s mind by entering their dreams. In architecture, it is designing spaces that have a suggestion of familiarity, and letting the mind create the rest of the framework. Although the film Inception has been […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Waves of Grain

    Layers are inherent in our creation process at GPI. We meticulously study rippling veins in our naturally formed onyx materials. We artfully craft walls from combinations of structure, lighting, and surface. We stack lighting diffusers to bend light within slim cavities. Much like architecture itself, our perception of layers is linked to ideas of solidity, […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: Hair Today, Chair Tomorrow?

    Finish selection can be the best and worst part of a project. Finding a material that balances performance and durability while still meeting aesthetic criteria, can be extremely challenging, especially since there are nearly endless options to consider. (It’s difficult for our clients to select the perfect onyx for their backlit features, and that’s only […]

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