Posts filed under 'Inspirations'

Wed 27.5.

Material Tendencies: Ross Lovegrove

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.05.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

Ross Lovegrove

Ross Lovegrove

The design works of Ross Lovegrove maintain a trinity between technology, materials science and intelligent organic forms and structures that nature has evolved. Lovegrove likes to push the boundaries of rapidly developing technologies and enjoys the digital age of the 21st century. His passion for form in motion and the embodiment of lightness is clearly reflected in his visionary work.

 

Architonic met the British Designer in Milan and asked him what first comes to mind when confronted with the decision to work with ONE material only for the next three years. What would it be?

 

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Sun 24.5.

Getting High (on Wood)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.05.2015 - Tagged as: ,

The nine-storey Stadthaus in East London, designed by Waugh Thistleton, took four people only 27 days to build. From demolition of the previous structure to people moving in, 11 months elapsed; photo Will Pryce

The nine-storey Stadthaus in East London, designed by Waugh Thistleton, took four people only 27 days to build. From demolition of the previous structure to people moving in, 11 months elapsed; photo Will Pryce

Could wood be the new concrete? If a number of recently completed, high-rise timber projects internationally are anything to go by, the only way might indeed be up for this most enduring and trusty of building materials. (by Giovanna Dunmall)

 

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Thu 21.5.

Architonic Newsletter 05.2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.05.2015 - Tagged as:

MGA’s eight-storey Wood and Innovation Design Centre in British Columbia

MGA’s eight-storey Wood and Innovation Design Centre in British Columbia

A raft of new high-rise timber projects internationally are exploiting the potential that wood – an age-old, natural and robust building material – has to change the face of our cities. Wood is not only cost-effective to use, but, when compared to conventional reinforced concrete, environmentally friendly, emission-free and eminently sustainable.

 

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

 

Event Agenda June–July 2015
Architonic Photo Tours: Milano Design Week 2015
Getting High (on Wood)
Architonic Trend Analysis: Material Tendencies
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results No. 41: Dining tables with top in solid wood
Inspiring Spaces No. 33: Stairwells
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for May 2015 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Mon 18.5.

Architexture: textiles go constructional

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.05.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Constructed in just eight months, GMP Architekten and Nüssli International’s show-stopping 25,000-seater Baku Crystal Hall in Azerbaijan features an angular facade made of reflective PVC-PES mesh fabric and PVC-coated polyester

Constructed in just eight months, GMP Architekten and Nüssli International’s show-stopping 25,000-seater Baku Crystal Hall in Azerbaijan features an angular facade made of reflective PVC-PES mesh fabric and PVC-coated polyester

Its roots may lie in transient structures, but contemporary textile architecture, with all its creative, functional and ecological possibilities, is definitely here to stay. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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Architonic Trend Analysis: North American Design Brands 2014–2015

Architonic Trend Analysis: North American Design Brands 2014–2015

North America. It may be the new world to some but Architonic’s latest installment in its ongoing Architonic Trend Analysis series – North American Design Brands 2014–2015 – reveals a ranking headed up by a number of manufacturers with longevity. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Thu 14.5.

Architonic Trend Analysis: Material Tendencies

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.05.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

At this year's Milan Design Week we used the opportunity to question prominent designers directly

At Milan Design Week 2015 we used the opportunity to question prominent designers

Being up to date on the latest materials and trends in architecture and design in an international context is definitely a benefit. In the creative sector, this can even play a decisive role in daily design operations.

 

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Delhi III table lamp by Pletz

Delhi III table lamp by Pletz

Brooklyn is only a short distance from Manhattan yet it has its own, highly distinctive identity. Talk to Brooklyn’s tight-knit but burgeoning community of designer-makers and you get the impression that this New York borough is widely seen as more romantic, bohemian, less overtly worldly than the more commerce-focused Manhattan. Yet it’s also easy to exaggerate the differences between these two creative hubs. After all, Brooklyn’s new generation of designers are, in their own way, highly ambitious and entrepreneurial. Even so, the ethos of their businesses is more leftfield, possibly more laid-back than those of Manhattan. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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Wed 13.5.

Introducing the Architonic Best Brooklyn NY Brands App

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.05.2015 - Tagged as:

Architonic Best Brooklyn NY Brands app

Architonic Best Brooklyn NY Brands app

Just in time for NYCxDesign Week 2015, the Architonic Best Brooklyn NY Brands app presents more than 1500 design products made in New York, from furnishings via lamps, wall coverings and fabrics across to accessories and contract furnishing. The app displays products from more than 50 premium segment brands including Asher Israelow, AVO, Bellboy, David Gaynor Design, David Weeks Studio, DLV Design, Farrah Sit, Fort Standard, Naula, Niche Modern, Pelle, Pletz, Roll & Hill, Token, Uhuru, Workstead and many more.

 

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