Posts from February 2014

Mon 24.2.

TechHub at 207 Old Street by Gensler (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.02.2014 - Tagged as: ,

TechHub at 207 Old Street by Gensler

TechHub at 207 Old Street by Gensler

With just 90 days to contract, design, build and move into a new space, Gensler London in collaboration with contractors TPS Interiors made it happen for TechHub, home to some of the fastest-growing tech businesses in London.

 

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Sun 23.2.

‘Atlas’ ceramic module by LaSelva studio (ES)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.02.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'Atlas' ceramic module by LaSelva studio

‘Atlas’ ceramic module by LaSelva studio

Designers David Galvañ and Manuel Bañó of LaSelva studio have created a modular ceramic tile design that provides a frame with six positions that, when placed together, create a pattern similar to a maze.

 

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'Krampon' by Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates, photo: Yutaka Kinumaki

‘Krampon’ by Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates, photo: Yutaka Kinumaki

‘Krampon’ by Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates is a house on a rocky slope in Hyogo, Japan. A residential area where vestiges of nature still remain, the site is situated on sloped land amid a natural forest.

 

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Thu 20.2.

Behind the green door: Oslo Architecture Triennial by Rotor

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.02.2014 - Tagged as:

ENDESA Pavilion a self-sufficient solar prototype installed at the Marina Dock, for International BCN Smart City Congress; photo Adria Goula

ENDESA Pavilion a self-sufficient solar prototype installed at the Marina Dock, for International BCN Smart City Congress; photo Adria Goula

“Sustainability” is a deflated term that includes everything and nothing. Its repeated use, almost ad nauseam, does not seem to have served it well. What is left behind is an empty shell, which is difficult to take seriously. (by Valentina Ciuffi)

 

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Architonic Newsletter 02.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.02.2014 - Tagged as:

Christoph Goechnahts’s prize-winning, multifunctional ‘Ordnungshalber’ storage system pays homage to the 19th-century Shaker custom of wall-mounted peg rails

Christoph Goechnahts’s prize-winning, multifunctional ‘Ordnungshalber’ storage system pays homage to the 19th-century Shaker custom of wall-mounted peg rails

During recent years more and more products and concepts have been appearing which interact with walls and accordingly permit a more flexible and efficient approach to the distribution of space. We’ve taken a closer look at these products and concepts, and now report on a range of ideas for merging furniture with walls and their sources of inspiration.

 

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

 

Lean On Me: wall-supported furniture and lighting
Architonic Photo Tours: Maison&Objet Paris and Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2014
More Articles from Architonic ‘News &Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 26: Freestanding wardrobes
Inspiring Spaces N° 18: Drawings
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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

'Arkki' lights by Johan Kauppi for Blond Belysning

‘Arkki’ lights by Johan Kauppi for Blond Belysning

Johan Kauppi’s ‘Arkki’, the Finnish word for ark, was derived from the fixtures ability to balance technique with soft shapes while somewhat resembling a craft or capsule.

 

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'Swell' armchair & sofa by Jonas Wagell for Normann Copenhagen

‘Swell’ sofa by Jonas Wagell for Normann Copenhagen

Designer Jonas Wagell has created a minimalistic furniture collection with a playful, light-hearted feel called ‘Swell’ for Normann Copenhagen. The name is a reference to rising bread; with its full shape Swell consists of a robust padded back and seat and two curvy armrests. The stitching on the back and the seats divides the sofas into sections and completes the feel.

 

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Tue 18.2.

‘Petit Comitè’ restaurant by lagranja design (ES)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.02.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'Petit Comitè' restaurant by lagranja design, photo: Miquel Coll

‘Petit Comitè’ restaurant by lagranja design, photo: Miquel Coll

Spanish design studio lagranja has created a relaxed contemporary atmosphere for Michelin starred chef Nandu Jubany’s new restaurant ‘Petit Comitè’, located in the heart of Barcelona between Paseo de Gracia and Rambla de Catalunya, known as the city’s Gastronomy Alley.

 

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