Conversion & extension | Innsbruck Congress Centre A by Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten

Conversion & extension | Innsbruck Congress Centre A by Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten

The new building, which adds an exhibition hall, restaurant and function rooms to a restored 1896 hall, is the new centrepiece of Innsbruck Congress Centre, and a key component of the complex’s reorganisation programme. The historical building was restored to its original size and volume, which were then replicated in the new addition. (text by Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten)

 

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Ross Lovegrove

Ross Lovegrove

The design works of Ross Lovegrove maintain a trinity between technology, materials science and intelligent organic forms and structures that nature has evolved. Lovegrove likes to push the boundaries of rapidly developing technologies and enjoys the digital age of the 21st century. His passion for form in motion and the embodiment of lightness is clearly reflected in his visionary work.

 

Architonic met the British Designer in Milan and asked him what first comes to mind when confronted with the decision to work with ONE material only for the next three years. What would it be?

 

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Tue 26.5.

‘Guidoriccio’ mirror by Andrea Tempestini for Tonelli (IT)

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'Guidoriccio' mirror by Andrea Tempestini for Tonelli

‘Guidoriccio’ mirror by Andrea Tempestini for Tonelli

New from Italian design brand Tonelli for 2015 is designer Andrea Tempestini’s ‘Guidoriccio’, a novel 3D design for a mirror inspired by a 13th century Palazzo Pubblico (town hall).

 

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'Addiction’ wallpaper by Paola Navone for NLXL

‘Addiction’ wallpaper by Paola Navone for NLXL

Dutch wallpaper company NLXL has introduced two new collections for 2015; ‘Addiction’ by Paola Navone and ‘Obsession’ by Daniel Rozensztroch, part of a unique collaboration titled ‘Double Face’.

 

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Mon 25.5.

Made in Pedrali: manufacturing tradition meets material innovation

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Pedrali's 2015 product launches demonstrate its competence in working with a wide range of materials. The 'Ara Lounge' chair is designed to optimise the inherent properties of polypropylene

Pedrali’s 2015 product launches demonstrate its competence in working with a wide range of materials. The ‘Ara Lounge’ chair is designed to optimise the inherent properties of polypropylene

Aluminium, concrete, wood and plastic were among a multiplicity of materials seen on the stand of premium Italian furniture brand Pedrali at this year’s Salone del Mobile. The company’s CEO, Giuseppe Pedrali, tells Architonic how decades of manufacturing experience have informed the methods used to produce its new collection. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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Slice by Saunders Architecture, photo: © Bent René Synnevåg

Slice by Saunders Architecture, photo: © Bent René Synnevåg

As a consequence of the global economic recession and increase of centralization, architects worldwide take on the challenge of designing small houses. The design ideas are often proportionally inverted by the sizes. A small building on just 15m2 is just as likely to give the architect a pleasurable task than a ginormous building on 5000 m2. (text by Saunders Architecture)

 

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Sun 24.5.

Getting High (on Wood)

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The nine-storey Stadthaus in East London, designed by Waugh Thistleton, took four people only 27 days to build. From demolition of the previous structure to people moving in, 11 months elapsed; photo Will Pryce

The nine-storey Stadthaus in East London, designed by Waugh Thistleton, took four people only 27 days to build. From demolition of the previous structure to people moving in, 11 months elapsed; photo Will Pryce

Could wood be the new concrete? If a number of recently completed, high-rise timber projects internationally are anything to go by, the only way might indeed be up for this most enduring and trusty of building materials. (by Giovanna Dunmall)

 

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Fri 22.5.

Traveller daybed by GamFratesi for Porro (IT)

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Traveller daybed by GamFratesi for Porro

Traveller daybed by GamFratesi for Porro

Among the 2015 novelties from Italian design brand Porro is Traveller by GamFratesi, a contemporary daybed that elegantly captures the spirit of travelling.

 

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