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Tue 31.3.

Home Cinema for 8SEC. by Barefoot Design (DE)

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Home Cinema for 8SEC. by Barefoot Design, photo: © Michael Tewes

Home Cinema for 8SEC. by Barefoot Design, photo: © Michael Tewes

Barefoot Design has combined concrete, rust, and light to create a custom home cinema for Berlin home theatre store 8SEC.

 

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i’BAR by Annvil (LV)

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i'BAR by Annvil, photo: Ingus Bajārs

i’BAR by Annvil, photo: Ingus Bajārs

i’BAR is a unique combination of cafe, bar and Apple computer store in Riga, Latvia designed by local interior architecture office Annvil.

 

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Mon 30.3.

Wild and wet: the new bathrooms getting in touch with nature

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Studio Ton Ton’s Light+Light house in Indonesia is designed to be filled with light and to welcome nature indoors, as is driven home by a guava tree growing in the centre of the bathroom

Studio Ton Ton’s Light+Light house in Indonesia is designed to be filled with light and to welcome nature indoors, as is driven home by a guava tree growing in the centre of the bathroom

It’s a long time since bathrooms were regarded as purely functionalist, private spaces for performing perfunctory, daily ablutions. For the past 20 years or so, they’ve been elevated to a potentially communal space people choose to linger in. Take clean-lined, open-plan wet rooms — redolent of hammams and, free of clunky shower screens and trays, appealingly spacious —which are still in vogue today. Or the freestanding bath positioned mid-bedroom, though this looks dated now. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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St-Philippe Residence by Atelier Général, photo: Atelier Général

St-Philippe Residence by Atelier Général, photo: Atelier Général

Atelier Général have transformed the small, dark and enclosed rooms of a 150-year-old Montreal, Quebec home into a bright and fluid space.

 

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‘Buddy’ lamp by Mads Sætter-Lassen

‘Buddy’ lamp by Mads Sætter-Lassen

The winner of the Northern Lighting Student Design Award for 2015 is ‘Buddy’, a table lamp by Mads Sætter-Lassen with an extra feature, a small functional storage unit as its base.

 

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Fri 27.3.

BbyB. Chocolate Shop, Tokyo by Nendo (JP)

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BbyB. Chocolate Shop Tokyo by Nendo, photo: Daici Ano

BbyB. Chocolate Shop Tokyo by Nendo, photo: Daici Ano

BbyB., the chocolate shop by Antwerp-based, two-Michelin star chef Bart Desmidt has opened its first overseas shop in Tokyo designed by studio Nendo.

 

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Thu 26.3.

Dropbox Offices by Geremia Design (US)

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Dropbox Offices by Geremia Design, photo: Bruce Damonte Photography

Dropbox Offices by Geremia Design, photo: Bruce Damonte Photography

When Dropbox expanded into new offices in San Francisco, Geremia Design worked to bring a light filled, creative look and feel to their new space.

 

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Architonic Newsletter 03.2015

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Wonderwall, a house in Thailand by architects SO, is designed to be as open-plan as possible and to meld together indoor and outdoor spaces

Wonderwall, a house in Thailand by architects SO, is designed to be as open-plan as possible and to meld together indoor and outdoor spaces

The trend towards breaking down the walls surrounding bathrooms and opening up this space – not just to other areas of the home, but to the outside world as well – was not only observable at ISH, but is also confirmed by a series of projects. Our feature article ‘Wild and wet: the new bathrooms getting in touch with nature’ provides more details.

 

Here’s what you’ll find in our March Newsletter:

 

Event Agenda April–May 2015
Architonic Photo Tours: ISH Frankfurt 2015
‘Building the Expo’ at MADE Expo 2015
Wild and wet: the new bathrooms getting in touch with nature
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results No. 39: Vanity units
Inspiring Spaces No. 31: Universities
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for March 2015 can be read (and subscribed to) here.