Posts from July 2013

Bretteljause by Florian Reiche; two chopping boards that wrap around a bottle of wine with two wooden cups made of oak, the same wood used to make wine barrels. Created to enjoy the "cured meats and good bread [that] are some of the excellent products from around Rovereto".

Bretteljause by Florian Reiche; two chopping boards that wrap around a bottle of wine with two wooden cups made of oak, the same wood used to make wine barrels. Created to enjoy the “cured meats and good bread [that] are some of the excellent products from around Rovereto”.

A small group of young graduates from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano have explored the theme of site-specfic souvenirs in a workshop creating a series of souvenirs dedicated to the Mart, a local modern art museum, and the town of Rovereto, Italy.

 

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'Littlefork' restaurant by Sean Knibb for Knibb Design

‘Littlefork’ restaurant by Sean Knibb for Knibb Design

Sean Knibb has designed a new restaurant for well-known Los Angeles chef Jason Travi called ‘Littlefork’, featuring a seafood-focused concept that “celebrates the flavors of the Atlantic Northeast” (the name Littlefork references the cocktail fork used with shellfish).

 

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Tue 30.7.

‘Garmoshka’ micro-architecture by Mariana Stefanet (FR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.07.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'Garmoshka' micro-architecture by Mariana Stefanet

‘Garmoshka’ micro-architecture by Mariana Stefanet

Designed to host two people in an open space, second-year Reims School of Art and Design Masters student Mariana Stefanet’s ‘Garmoshka’ is elegant and minimalist micro-architecture.

 

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'The Universe of Mats Theselius' runs at the Vandalorum museum in Smaland from 15 June to 22 September, 2013

‘The Universe of Mats Theselius’ runs at the Vandalorum museum in Smaland from 15 June to 22 September, 2013; photo: John Nelander

One of Scandinavia’s most celebrated designers, Mats Theselius is a true master – and a magpie. His work can be situated in the fields of both art and design, ‘moving effortlessly…between utopia and practice, between exclusivity and popular expressions’, as Elna Svenle, director at Vandalorum, puts it.

 

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Mon 29.7.

Castle Green Bridge by Moxon Architects (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.07.2013 - Tagged as: ,

Castle Green Bridge by Moxon Architects (UK)

Castle Green Bridge by Moxon Architects, Architectural photography by Simon Kennedy

Located on the grounds of a scheduled ancient monument in the market town of Taunton, UK, Moxon Architects’ Castle Green Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that links the listed medieval castle and river with nearby retail and redevelopment.

 

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'3D Sherwood' texture by Alessio Bassan for Capo D'opera

’3D Sherwood’ texture by Alessio Bassan for Capo D’Opera

Italian custom-made contemporary furniture brand Capo d’Opera, known for its finishing, has introduced ’3D Sherwood’, one of several painstaking handmade finishes offered by the company.

 

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European & Mediterranean Civilisations Museum by Rudy Ricciotti, photo: Lisa Ricciotti, Charles Plumey, courtesy American Hardwood Export Council

European & Mediterranean Civilisations Museum by Rudy Ricciotti, photo: Lisa Ricciotti, courtesy American Hardwood Export Council

MUCEM, the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, is the flagship project in Marseille’s ongoing architectural and cultural renaissance, a monolithic marriage of glass and reinforced concrete by Algerian-born French architect Rudy Ricciotti.

 

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Fri 26.7.

Architonic Newsletter 07.2013

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.07.2013 - Tagged as: ,

Xi’an Western Museum Hotel by Neri & Hu, Xi’an , China, People's Republic of; photo Pegenaute

Xi’an Western Museum Hotel by Neri & Hu, Xi’an , China, People’s Republic of; photo Pegenaute

It’s summer! Temperatures are on the rise and so are the growth forecasts for the tourism sector globally. Allow us, therefore, to present you with a selection of exemplary hotel projects, which – each in its own way – stand out from the crowd in terms of architecture and design. We’d also like to share our impressions from Belgrade Design Week 2013 with you. Once again, Jovan Jelovac and his team put together an engaging programme of events for their international guests.

 

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

 

Agenda August – September 2013
Sleeping Around: contemporary hotel design checks in
Innovation Station: Belgrade Design Week 2013
Inspiring Search Results N° 19: Restaurant tables with base in aluminium
Inspiring Spaces N° 11: Restaurants
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for July 2013 can be read (and subscribed to) here.