Posts from February 2014

Fri 28.2.

Watergraafsmeer Town House Apartment by Chris Collaris (NL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.02.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Watergraafsmeer Town House Apartment by Chris Collaris, photo: Tim van de Velde

Watergraafsmeer Town House Apartment by Chris Collaris, photo: Tim van de Velde

Dutch architect Chris Collaris has completely renovated a two-storey apartment with a small basement and garden in Amsterdam’s residential Watergraafsmeer, a polder reclaimed in 1629.

 

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Thu 27.2.

Grand-Hornu Images: Alvar Aalto Lightings Exhibition

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.02.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

Grand-Hornu: Alvar Aalto Lightings Exhibition, photo: (c)Maija Holma Alvar Aalto Museum

Grand-Hornu: Alvar Aalto Lightings Exhibition, photo: (c)Maija Holma Alvar Aalto Museum

Belgium’s Grand-Hornu Images is dedicating its next exhibition to Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), one of the pioneers in the quest for solutions to perfect the lighting inside buildings.

 

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The new Heidi.com flagship store in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, embodies the first outing of the 'Retail of Tomorrow' total design and customer-communications programme

The new Heidi.com flagship store in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, embodies the first outing of the ‘Retail of Tomorrow’ total design and customer-communications programme

We love to shop. This we know. But the way in which we purchase goods and services and the kind of brand experience we expect this to deliver is changing now more than ever. Enter the cutting-edge ‘Retail of Tomorrow’ total store-design and customer-communications programme. (Psst. It’s here today.) (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Wed 26.2.

Tadao Andō: Journey from the islands of Naoshima to Venice

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.02.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Palazzo Grassi Teatrino. Concrete and natural light, two elements that are omnipresent in the works of Tadao Ando; photo ORCH orsenigo chemollo

Palazzo Grassi Teatrino. Concrete and natural light, two elements that are omnipresent in the works of Tadao Ando; photo ORCH orsenigo chemollo

Since establishing his design studio in 1969, Tadao Andō has surprised with raw concrete constructions and clean geometric forms, that have become symbols of his success. The Japanese architect has left his mark on the global landscape, from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Texas to the Armani Teatro in Milan, and Shanghai Opera House, scheduled for spring 2014. (Interview by Keiko Sumino-Leblanc and Silvano Mendes)

 

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Catalan Economists Institute Headquarters by Roldán + Berengué, arqts., photo: Jordi Surroca

Catalan Economists Institute Headquarters by Roldán + Berengué, arqts., photo: Jordi Surroca

The façade of the new Catalan Economists Institute Headquarters in Barcelona by Roldán + Berengué is a “vertical square” with the foyers of each floor superimposed.

 

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Tue 25.2.

Mediatheque Mont de Marsan by archi5 (FR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.02.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Mediatheque Mont de Marsan by archi5, photo: courtesy Communauté d’agglomération du Marsan

Mediatheque Mont de Marsan by archi5, photo: courtesy Communauté d’agglomération du Marsan

Montreuil, France based architects archi5 have created a modern library, la Mediatheque Mont de Marsan, for the Marsan urban community in southwestern France. A large square with a transparent facade and a planted roof, the Mediatheque features a unique open patio at its centre, “the volumes of which recall Alvar Aalto’s vases” – the first patio used by a Media Library as an open reading room.

 

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Special Newsletter MAISON&OBJET ASIA 2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.02.2014 - Tagged as:

MAISON&OBJET ASIA Designer of the Year: Kenneth Cobonpue ; © KennethCobonpue

MAISON&OBJET ASIA Designer of the Year: Kenneth Cobonpue ; © KennethCobonpue

After having established itself over the last couple of decades as almost synonymous with design in Paris, Maison&Objet is now expanding into Asia, setting up its stall in the design capital that is Singapore. The first Asian edition will take place this March and already features a promising programme.

 

Here’s what you’ll find in our Maison&Objet Asia Special Newsletter:

 

Maison&Objet goes east: Welcome to Singapore!
They Are Coming to Singapore…
Talents at Their Peak: Kenneth Cobonpue
Rising Asian Talents
Maison&Objet Asia Presents the First ‘Interior Design & Lifestyle Summit’
Singapore Architecture & Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s Special Newsletter MAISON&OBJET ASIA 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Mon 24.2.

‘S1′ pendant light by Thibaut Sld (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.02.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

'S1' pendant light by Thibaut Sld

‘S1′ pendant light by Thibaut Sld

‘S1′ by Thibaut Sld is a one meter long interactive pendant light that is aware of human activity nearby.

 

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