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Wed 19.11.

Architonic Newsletter 11.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.11.2014 - Tagged as:

Richard Lindvall’s interior for a restaurant in Stockholm uses copper for a fireplace hood

Richard Lindvall’s interior for a restaurant in Stockholm uses copper for a fireplace hood

As citizens of the 21st century, we are entranced by the achievements of our civilisation and the technical possibilities they offer. We appreciate top-quality industrial products as well as the artefacts created by manual craftsmanship. We surround ourselves with design and are inspired by its perfection in terms of function and appearance.

 

However, parallel to this public side of our life and lifestyle is another element, one that is shaped by age-old desires, anxieties and preferences. In these regions of our human nature, fire takes a central position, representing warmth, protection, light, community and culture.

 

It is therefore no surprise that we always wish to integrate living fire into our lives, even if we have to domesticate its intrinsic properties for this purpose. The fireplace may be subject to the same approach and treatment as other objects within the home, but at the same time, the powerful appeal it has on us operates at a higher level. Accordingly, our lead article, ‘Hearth and Home: Why Architects Are Warming Once Again to the Age-old Hearth’, places our love of the open fire in a cultural and interior-design context.

 

Contents in brief:

 

Architonic Photo Tours: Kortrijk 2014 and Orgatec 2014
Hearth and Home: Why Architects Are Warming Once Again to the Age-old Hearth
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 35: Wood-burning Stoves
Inspiring Spaces N° 27: Living Areas
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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

Haugen Zohar’s tent-like structure enclosing a fireplace. Its porous walls – made of recycled wood pieces arranged in ever-diminishing, concentric circles as they rise up the roof — glow at night; photo: Jason Havneraas

Haugen Zohar’s tent-like structure enclosing a fireplace. Its porous walls – made of recycled wood pieces arranged in ever-diminishing, concentric circles as they rise up the roof — glow at night; photo: Jason Havneraas

Fireplaces were once essential: from prehistoric times to the 19th-century, a home’s hearth provided light, heat and a means with which to cook. Today, you might think they were superfluous, obsolete in this age of centrally heated buildings. Yet our desire for fireplaces has never been entirely extinguished. Ironically, if they were once primarily functional, they’re now widely considered an unnecessary yet romantic luxury. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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Mon 10.11.

‘House of Mirrors’ by Studio Neon (UK)

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'House of Mirrors' by Studio Neon, photo: Clyde Yee

‘House of Mirrors’ by Studio Neon, photo: Clyde Yee

Created for Sculpture by the Sea 2014, a public art exhibition held along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk in Australia, ‘House of Mirrors’ is an architectural sculpture by design studio Neon.

 

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Heimtextil is the leading and largest trade fair specialising in home furnishing and contract textiles

Heimtextil is the leading and largest trade fair specialising in home furnishing and contract textiles

Heimtextil, the leading and largest trade fair specialising in home furnishing and contract textiles, will once again open its doors in Frankfurt am Main for four days from 14 to 17 January 2015. Around 70,000 trade visitors, including many architects and interior designers, will take advantage of the early date in the year to put themselves in the picture as regards product innovations and trends for the coming season. One especially exciting feature is sure to be the newly installed Theme Park in Hall 4.0. It picks up on the intentions of the previous trend show and now continues it as an event highlight in the heart of the exhibition site. Here, everything revolves around topics of design and the future, around concepts and visions. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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Wed 29.10.

‘Milano Study’ light by Politecnico di Milano students for Nikari (FI)

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'Milano Study' light by Politecnico di Milano students for Nikari

‘Milano Study’ light by Politecnico di Milano students for Nikari

The LED lamp in ‘Milano Study’ is directed to its wooden surface giving it a warm, atmospheric glow.

 

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Tue 28.10.

Architonic Newsletter 10.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.10.2014 - Tagged as:

Cisco by Studio O+A; photograph: Jasper Sanidad

Cisco by Studio O+A; photograph: Jasper Sanidad

As a major focal point in the lives of an incredibly large number of people, the office is already constantly in their thoughts, but in the months before and after Orgatec, interest in all aspects of this work environment reaches even greater heights – and brands and producer companies experience an excited buzz as special attention is paid to every new idea. Our lead article is devoted to the office worlds of large internet companies. What do they look like, and how do people go about their work in environments where ideas are generated and decisions are taken that, in one way or another, could soon impact the lives of millions of users worldwide?

 

Contents in brief:

 

Agenda November–December 2014
Architonic Photo Tours: Cersaie 2014 and London 2014
Where the Future Happens: the Interiors of Internet Companies
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 34: Management chairs with headrest adjustable
Inspiring Spaces N° 26: Office Facilities
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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

Mon 27.10.

Shylights by Studio Drift at the Rijksmuseum

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.10.2014 - Tagged as:

Shylights by Studio Drift at the Rijksmuseum, photos: Erik and Petra Hesmerg

Shylights by Studio Drift at the Rijksmuseum, photos: Erik and Petra Hesmerg

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands national museum dedicated to arts and history, has acquired an installation with five Shylights by Dutch designers Studio Drift, marking the first time that a work by Studio Drift can be permanently seen by the public in a Dutch museum.

 

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100 Colors by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design, photo: Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners

100 Colors by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design, photo: Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners

Tokyo-based designer Emmanuelle Moureaux’s first outdoor installation is in Shinjuku Central Park, Tokyo using a full spectrum of floating colours, 100 to be exact, and 1,875 strands of textile hand-dyed one by one.

 

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