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Wed 27.8.

Architonic Guide: London 2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.08.2014 - Tagged as:

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For the first time, Architonic has created its time-saving guide to help navigate show floors for the London Design Festival: 100% Design, Designjunction, Superbrands | Tent as well as various city events. Architonic’s indispensable show guides always feature a selection of the best manufacturers along with detailed hall plans and stand numbers. In addition to the downloadable PDF, printed copies of the guide will also be available in select stands on the show floors.

 

download the Architonic Guide: London 2014 here (PDF)

Tue 26.8.

Special Newsletter MAISON&OBJET September 2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.08.2014 - Tagged as:

Created to meet the needs of architects, interior designers and discerning clients, September 2014’s M&O | projets | at the entrance to Hall 7, with its more than with over 3,200 m² of stands, is an absolute must

Created to meet the needs of architects, interior designers and discerning clients, September 2014’s M&O | projets | at the entrance to Hall 7, with its more than with over 3,200 m² of stands, is an absolute must

MAISON&OBJET Paris occupies a unique place among Europe’s major trade fairs in that it takes place twice a year, in January and now in September. However, a closer look at this late-summer fireworks display of thematically related exhibitions, events and activities indicates that ʻtrade fairʼ is not really an adequate term to describe it.

 

From 5 to 9 September an exhibition area measuring a quarter of a million square metres will be bustling with life at the Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte. In addition to the established trade fair focal points in Halls 1 to 6, Halls 7 and 8 will – under the ʻLuxury & Designʼ label – feature scènes d’intérieur, M&O | projets | and now! design à vivre.

 

The fact that the Paris Design Week is intelligently timed to coincide with the fair means that at the beginning of September the French capital will become a single superlative design experience offering countless opportunities to get to know the very latest trends and visions, and not only an exciting creative scene, but also its main protagonists.

 

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

Mon 25.8.

Hotel Hotel lighting design by PointOfView (AU)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Hotel Hotel lighting design by PointOfView, photo: Peter Bennetts

Hotel Hotel lighting design by PointOfView, photo: Peter Bennetts

Australia’s PointOfView has completed the lighting design for Hotel Hotel, a hotel by architects Fender Katselidis located in NewActon, the cultural center of Canberra.

 

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Sun 24.8.

Ring II Installation by Arnaud Lapierre (FR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Ring II Installation by Arnaud Lapierre, photo: ©Ghislain Coumes

Ring II Installation by Arnaud Lapierre, photo: ©Ghislain Coumes

French designer Arnaud Lapierre has updated his cubic mirror Ring installation that “breaks the perception of the place”.

 

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Joho Architecture deployed bricks to create the sculptural, organic form of its Curving House in South Korea. The architects compare it to the shape of a fish

Joho Architecture deployed bricks to create the sculptural, organic form of its Curving House in South Korea. The architects compare it to the shape of a fish

Bricks in contemporary architecture may well be saddled with a reputation for retrograde traditionalism – after all, the oldest discovered bricks date from before 7500 BC. For some, they conhure up images of architecturally unimaginative housing estates, but today, many forward-looking architects can’t get enough of the humble brick. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

read this article in full on Architonic

Wed 20.8.

Architonic Newsletter 08.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.08.2014 - Tagged as:

O’Donnell + Tuomey’s Saw Swee Hock Student Centre demonstrates the flexibility of bricks; photos: Dennis Gilbert/VIEWpictures.co.uk

O’Donnell + Tuomey’s Saw Swee Hock Student Centre demonstrates the flexibility of bricks; photos: Dennis Gilbert/VIEWpictures.co.uk

For almost 10,000 years – whenever natural stone has been unavailable – man has resorted to using brick wherever the aim was to create buildings that would be enduring, monumental and symbolic in character.

 

It is therefore appropriate that we should dedicate a newsletter to this ‘material’, especially as contemporary architecture seems to have rediscovered its enthusiasm for brick. Our leading article itself demonstrates that brick – in all its variations in size, colour and surface finish, as well as in the nature of the craftsmanship with which it is worked – has established a firm place for itself in modern architecture, in each case revealing its superiority over a wide range of younger materials.

 

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

 

Agenda September-October 2014
Piling Them High: Why Architects Are Rediscovering the Humble Brick
More articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 32: Parasols
Inspiring Spaces N° 24: Detached houses
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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

'Breath Box' installation by NAS Architecture, photos: Paul Kozlowski ©photoarchitecture

‘Breath Box’ installation by NAS Architecture, photo: Paul Kozlowski ©photoarchitecture

The main wall of ‘Breath Box’, an ephemeral installation created by NAS Architecture for the 2014 edition of the Festival des Architectures Vives in La Grande Motte, France, is reflective and faces the horizon.

 

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Wed 6.8.

Heading into Virtual Worlds: Audio-visual Technologies

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.08.2014 - Tagged as:

A sequence of pendulum-like elements throughout the 90-m-long Curve Gallery, in London’s Barbican Centre, creates a sensory spectacle with light and sound

A sequence of pendulum-like elements throughout the 90-m-long Curve Gallery, in London’s Barbican Centre, creates a sensory spectacle with light and sound

Without realising it, we’re on autopilot almost all of the time, filtering information aurally, physically and visually at an amazing rate. Our nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 250 miles per hour, faster than a Formula 1 car!

 

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