Posts from November 2013

Mon 25.11.

Habitus Graphic Prints Exhibition by Okolo (CZ)

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Detail from František Polák's interpretation of Moshe Safdie's Residential complex Habitat 67

Detail from František Polák’s interpretation of Moshe Safdie’s Habitat 67 residential complex

Curator Adam Štěch of Czech design collective Okolo invited a group of ten graphic designers and illustrators to take part in a visual research project focused on experimental architectural projects from the second half of the 20th century.

 

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'Menhir' bathroom collection by estudiHac for Porcelanosa Grupo

‘Menhir’ bathroom collection by estudiHac for Porcelanosa Grupo

A sculptural bathroom fixtures collection by Spanish designers estudiHac for Porcelanosa Grupo’s L’Antic Colonial, is both named for, and inspired by, the menhirs of Stonehenge.

 

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Fri 22.11.

‘Lucid Stead’ light art installation by Phillip K. Smith III (US)

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'Lucid Stead' light art installation by Phillip K. Smith III, photo: Steve King

‘Lucid Stead’ light art installation by Phillip K. Smith III, photo: Steve King

Architect, artist Phillip K Smith III recently revealed his light based project, Lucid Stead, in Joshua Tree, California during what was expected to be a two day event for a handful of viewers – that turned into more than 400 people making the journey over two weekends. People from as far away as New York City and Canada traveled to the California High Desert to experience it.

 

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Thu 21.11.

OMA completes De Rotterdam (NL)

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De Rotterdam by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Image courtesy of OMA; photography by Charlie Koolhaas.

De Rotterdam by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Image courtesy of OMA; photography by Charlie Koolhaas.

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) today marked the completion the largest building in the Netherlands, the De Rotterdam, a mixed-use, 160,000m2 slab-tower conceived as a ‘vertical city’ on the river Maas.

 

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Family of Form

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.11.2013 - Tagged as: ,

CEO Michael Girsberger

CEO Michael Girsberger, photo: courtesy of Girsberger

CEO Michael Girsberger talks about how his family-run office-furniture company tries to stay on top, despite cutthroat competition. (Text: Femke de Wild)

 

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Wed 20.11.

‘Vik’ lounge chair by Arian Brekveld for Spectrum (NL)

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'Vik' lounge chair by Arian Brekveld for Spectrum

‘Vik’ lounge chair by Arian Brekveld for Spectrum

An anonymous vintage armchair seen at a relative’s home and automobile seating inspired Arian Brekveld in the design of his ‘Vik’ lounge chair for the Netherlands’ Spectrum Meubelen.

 

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Architonic Newsletter 11.2013

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Architect Pascal Flammer reinterpreted the region's construction style for this house in Balsthal, Switzerland, made of fir wood. Extensive glazing provides a continuous visual flow between inside and out; photo Ioana Marinescu

Architect Pascal Flammer reinterpreted the region’s construction style for this house in Balsthal, Switzerland, made of fir wood. Extensive glazing provides a continuous visual flow between inside and out; photo Ioana Marinescu

The November issue of the Architonic Newsletter examines the tension between tradition and innovation, with a particular look at Switzerland. And for good reason: in just over a week, the interiors fair ‘neue räume’ opens its doors for the seventh time in our hometown of Zurich. Detailed information can be found in our Special Newsletter. Our team is very much looking forward to welcoming you to the Architonic Concept Space IV at the fair.

 

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

 

Agenda December 2013 – January 2014
Architonic at neue räume 13
Beyond the Cliché: the mountain chalet reinterpreted
The Shapeshifter: material innovation FluidSolids
Inspiring Search Results N° 23: Table lamps in wood
Inspiring Spaces N° 15: Terraces
Swiss Architects on Architonic
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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

Three Cusps Chalet by Tiago do Vale Architects, photo: João Morgado

Three Cusps Chalet by Tiago do Vale Architects, photo: João Morgado

Three Cusps Chalet is a compact house renovation in the historical city center of Braga in Portugal in what was once the spartan kitchen, laundry, larders and personnel quarters of a small palace built by wealthy Brazilian emigrants in the second half of the 19th century.

 

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