Posts from January 2014

The windows of Room Room, a house in Tokyo designed by Takeshi Hosaka, allow its owners, a deaf couple, to sign to their children through them – and give the building a feeling of permeability; photos Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners

The windows of Room Room, a house in Tokyo designed by Takeshi Hosaka, allow its owners, a deaf couple, to sign to their children through them – and give the building a feeling of permeability; photos Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners

Beyond their utilitarian function, windows and doors set up an emotional expectation on the part of visitors as to what they’ll encounter within a building, while, at the same time, negotiating the relation that users inside have with the exterior world. Little wonder that so many architects are engaged in a perennial experimentation with these fundamental structural elements. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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Thu 30.1.

‘Wireflow’ lighting collection by Arik Levy for Vibia (ES)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.01.2014 - Tagged as:

'Wireflow' lighting collection by Arik Levy for Vibia

‘Wireflow’ lighting collection by Arik Levy for Vibia

Arik Levy’s ‘Wireflow’ is lighting that plays with viewer perspective, materializing as a two dimensional line drawing suspended in mid-air and giving life to an innovative and thoroughly modern version of the pendant light.

 

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‘Bowl Chair’ by Lina Bo Bardi by Arper (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.01.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'Bowl Chair' by Lina Bo Bardi by Arper

‘Bowl Chair’ by Lina Bo Bardi by Arper

Italian design brand Arper has put a limited edition of Lina Bo Bardi’s ‘Bowl Chair’, designed in 1951 by the Italian-Brazilian architect, into serial production for the first time.

 

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Individual House by Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion Architectes, photo: Paul Kozlowski

Individual House by Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion Architectes, photo: Paul Kozlowski ©photoarchitecture

A multi-storey house that cantilevers over the side of a slope in Montferrier sur Lez, France is the latest creation of architects Elodie Nourrigat and Jacques Brion of NBJ Architectes.

 

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Architonic in Basel: Swissbau 2014, Parts 1 & 2

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.01.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Swissbau 2014

Swissbau 2014

Earlier this month Architonic attended the biennial Swissbau in Basel, one of the largest construction and real estate tradeshows in Europe with more than 100,000 professional visitors. Here below are two Facebook photo galleries from the show with a selection of the best designs for you to enjoy. Of note, the event took place in the newly completed Messe Basel hall designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron, the impressive exterior of which can also be seen in the galleries.

 

> to Architonic in Basel: Swissbau 2014, Part 1

 

> to Architonic in Basel: Swissbau 2014, Part 2

Tue 28.1.

Architonic Newsletter 01.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.01.2014 - Tagged as:

In preparation for your visit to Paris for MAISON&OBJET we recommend the indispensable Architonic Guide (download) in which we – as usual – compile in an accessible way the most notable presentations at the fair and in the city.

In preparation for your visit to the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair we recommend the indispensable Architonic Guide (download) in which we – as usual – compile in an accessible way the most notable presentations at the fair and in the city.

Hot on the heels of Maison&Objet in Paris, which is just drawing to a close, is the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, which runs from 4 to 8 February. The Architonic Team is looking forward, as always, to you dropping by our Concept Space, situated in the Stockholmsmässan’s Entrance Hall (EH:04). Don’t forget to pick up your invitation on the opening day of the fair to our Architonic Disco Stockholm on 4 February!

 

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

 

Agenda February – March 2014
An Open and Shut Case: architecturally creative windows and doors
Architonic Photo Tour imm cologne 2014
Architonic Disco and Form PechaKucha Night Stockholm
More Articles from Architonic ‘News & Trends
Inspiring Search Results N° 25: Internal glass doors
Inspiring Spaces N° 17: Balconies / loggias

 

Architonic’s newsletter for January 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Maison&Objet 2014

Maison&Objet 2014

Our final two Facebook photo galleries from the Maison&Objet international interior design show in Paris round out our coverage from the City of Light. This year 3,000 brands, 45% of which international, presented their products in more than 130 000 m² of stands. Here below Architonic’s intrepid team has captured the best designs from the show floor for you to enjoy.

 

> to Architonic Live in Paris: Maison&Objet 2014, Part 4

 

> to Architonic Live in Paris: Maison&Objet 2014, Part 5

Mon 27.1.

‘Playwall’ by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Offecct (SE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.01.2014 - Tagged as:

'Playwall' by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Offecct

‘Playwall’ by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Offecct

Sweden’s Offecct will be presenting a number of novelties at this year’s edition of the Stockholm Furniture Fair, among them is Playwall, a free standing, buildable office system by architects Claesson Koivisto Rune.

 

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