Posts filed under 'Inspirations'

Wed 18.5.

Designing Detroit: How Motown rediscovered its Mojo

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.05.2016 - Tagged as:

Burn, baby, burn: the four architects and designers that make up Detroit-based studio Thing Thing (above) have one thing in common – a passion for collaboration, experimentation, and the occasional bout of combusiton

Burn, baby, burn: the four architects and designers that make up Detroit-based studio Thing Thing have one thing in common – a passion for collaboration, experimentation, and the occasional bout of combustion

Long the poster boy for industrial collapse and urban decay, Detroit is back on its feet, using design as one of the main drivers of its new self-imagining. (text by Shonquis Moreno)

 

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Thu 12.5.

Material Tendencies: Karim Rashid

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.05.2016 - Tagged as: , ,

Karim Rashid - Photo © Architonic

Karim Rashid – Photo © Architonic

Whether it is a space, product, fashion item or an ornamentation, Karim Rashid’s work is very distinctive: an ultra-bright empire of colour and organic shapes.

 

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Mon 2.5.

Architonic Guide: ICFF 2016

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.05.2016 - Tagged as:

Architonic Guide: ICFF 2016

Architonic Guide: ICFF 2016

Architonic has created a time-saving guide to help navigate the show floors of ICFF 2016, the 28th International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. In addition, the guide also includes the Wanted Design, Designjunction, and Dwell on Design exhibitions and various city events. Architonic show guides always feature a selection of the best manufacturers along with detailed hall plans and stand numbers. At ICFF Architonic will be welcoming visitors in the Architonic Concept Space from May 13 to 17, at Level 1, Stand 1200 – be sure to stop by and visit!

 

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Thu 28.4.

Material Tendencies: Jasper Morrison

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.04.2016 - Tagged as: , ,

Jasper Morrison - Photo © Architonic

Jasper Morrison – Photo © Architonic

Fresh back from Milan Design Week, with pockets full of news and valuable insights, we start off with this exclusive interview with Jasper Morrison. Continuing our series of articles on Material Tendencies, we spoke to the British designer who has worked across a wide range of materials during his contributions to the design industry over the past 30 years.

 

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Tue 26.4.

Architonic Newsletter 04.2016

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.04.2016 - Tagged as:

The Spaceship Home by NOEM, Madrid 2012

The Spaceship Home by NOEM, Madrid 2012

Concept is becoming reality as advances in smart-home technology mean an ever greater application to real-world architectural projects. With safety, sustainability and comfort among its watchwords and key benefits, the door is open to joined-up digital networks that help define space and how it’s used. Come on in.

 

Contents in brief:

 

Architonic Photo Tour: Salone del Mobile Milano 2016
Event Agenda May 2016
Smart Homes: futuristic dreams and invisible technology
Material Tendencies N°17: Jasper Morrison
Further articles from the Architonic Magazine
Inspiring Search Results N°52: KNX-Systems
Inspiring Spaces N°44: Detached Houses
Architecture and design projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s Special Milano 2016 newsletter can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Mon 25.4.

Smart Homes

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.04.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Nico van der Meulen Architects gave the Kloof Road House a sculptural appearance. The idea of the flowing transitions is also found in the intentionally unobtrusive integration of the smart-home technology

Nico van der Meulen Architects gave the Kloof Road House a sculptural appearance. The idea of the flowing transitions is also found in the intentionally unobtrusive integration of the smart-home technology

Digital technology is becoming increasingly embedded in the architectural fabric of the home. Sometimes foregrounded, occasionally centre-stage, but mostly taking an almost invisible back-seat. (by Katharina Sommer)

 

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Wed 6.4.

Material Tendencies: Michele de Lucchi

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.04.2016 - Tagged as: , ,

Michele de Lucchi - Photo © Architonic

Michele de Lucchi – Photo © Architonic

The work of Italian architect and designer Michele de Lucchi reflects his enquiring mind and breadth of interest. His portfolio includes a number of private and public projects in the fields of architecture, technology, design and crafts. Architonic spoke with Michele de Lucchi at the recent Light + Building fair in Frankfurt to gain an insight into his architectural thinking and artistic sensibility for materials.

 

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Tue 5.4.

Newsletter Architonic Special Milano 2016

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.04.2016 - Tagged as:

Architonic Special Milano 2016

Architonic Special Milano 2016

Love it or hate it, you can’t ignore it. If it’s April, it’s Milan and the Salone del Mobile. Indisputably the world’s biggest and most-attended design fair – and that’s before you’ve factored in the various design districts and events of the Fuorisalone.

 

Impossible to cover in its entirety, groaning infrastructurally under the weight of the hundreds of thousands of international visitors who pour into the city, it offers business and creative reward to A&D professionals who are prepared to keep two different, and on the fact of it contradictory, strategies in place.

 

Number one: Plan. And then plan some more. Get yourself a copy of our indispensable Architonic Guide Salone del Mobile Milano 2016 (download it here!), and work out in advance of your trip how to navigate your way through Milan Design Week, efficiently and effectively. Don’t forget to stop off at the Brera Design District, the SuperDesign Show and Ventura Lambrate. Architects in particular will want to make for the inaugural space&interiors exhibition from MADEexpo, which will showcase the best in architectural materials. And for pure inspiration, catch Sou Fujimoto’s light-as-architecture installation for COS, ‘Only Light’.

 

Number two: Go with the flow. Embrace the chance encounter and the spontaneous invitation. Go off-piste and you might just meet someone who shifts your creative paradigm or changes your business thinking.

 

And here’s some breaking news: as part of our Architonic Trend Analysis series, we’ve just published our Top 200 Designers list, an unmissable ranking of the great and the good, based exclusively on our insider information – the results generated by our users’ active text searches on architonic.com.

 

Contents in brief:

 

Event Agenda April 2016
Architonic Guide: Milano 2016
Trend Analysis: Top 200 Designers on Architonic
Material Tendencies N°16: Michele de Lucchi
SuperDesign Show 2016
Brera Design District
Ventura Lambrate
MADEexpo: Architecture connects with the Salone del Mobile.Milano

 

Architonic’s Special Milano 2016 newsletter can be read (and subscribed to) here.