Posts filed under 'Inspirations'
Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.11.2013 - Tagged as: Bonhams, Cars, Scotland
Ecurie Ecosse Racing Team
The world’s most comprehensive collection of competition cars from Scotland’s flagship team that won two consecutive Le Mans 24-Hour races in the 1950s is to be sold at auction at Bonhams in London. Among the highlights are two sports-racing Jaguars – a 1953 C-Type and a 1956 D-Type.
‘Atsushi Kitagawara Architects’ (2013) from Jovis Publishers
Thanks to our friends at Jovis Publishers, we’re giving away three copies of ‘Atsushi Kitagawara Architects’. This beautiful and richly illustrated book is the first monograph outside of Japan to present prominent projects by Atsushi Kitagawara.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.11.2013 - Tagged as: Downtown Design Dubai, Dubai
The inaugural edition of Downtown Design pitched its tent – quite literally – next to the soaring heights of Dubai’s now iconic Burj Khalifa
The first-ever design show in the Middle East to unite on a single platform some of the best global design brands with award-winning design from the region, Dubai’s new Downtown Design fair, like the soaring Burj Khalifa, has its sights set high. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)
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Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.11.2013 - Tagged as: flat pack, Jorge Penadés
‘Nomadic Chair’ by Jorge Penadés
“Reducing comfort to the minimum in order to enlarge mobility to the maximum”, Jorge Penadés has created the ‘Nomadic Chair’, a collapsible, portable chair made of wood – a flatpack chair that can be carried like a backpack.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.11.2013 - Tagged as: amphitheatre, Amsterdam, Tjep
Nieuw Waterlandplein Podium by Tjep
Nieuw Waterlandplein Podium by Tjep is both a communal space and a stage for the local inhabitants of Nieuw Waterlandplein in Amsterdam-North. The stage has two uses, aesthetic installation during the day and with “a flick of a switch”, a central performance stage flanked by an amphitheatre of surrounding seating. Hidden platforms in the ground elevate to form the central podium.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 01.11.2013 - Tagged as: Rotterdam
The Las Palmas restaurant is a convivial place to eat and drink, where you can watch the chefs prepare the dishes. © Las Palmas
A new city that witnessed the birth of Erasmus in the 15th century. An anarchic city where everything is in its place. A market city where human relationships are more important than negociations. An industrial city where life is good. Rotterdam was destroyed during the Second World War, but almost simultaneously rose from its ashes, with the force and vitality that makes it one of the most surprising and attractive cities of the early 21st century. (Report by Jean-Philippe Peynot)
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Posted by Walter Phillips on 31.10.2013 - Tagged as: newsletter
With Ireland long known for its craft tradition, contemporary Irish product design – shown here at the ‘Vernacular’ group show at Tent – displays a striking virtuosity of technique; photo Sophie Mutevelian
In previous years it was always possible to identify a clear leader, but this time the four main shows of the London Design Festival managed to focus on their own individual strengths, which turned the event into a real neck-and-neck race. We were there on your behalf and among other aspects took a look at the astonishingly numerous ‘designer-makers’ among the exhibitors.
Here’s what you’ll find in our October Newsletter:
Making/Do: designer-makers exhibit in London
Supersize Me: Materials Council’s ‘In the Scale of Carbon’ exhibition
Architonic Photo Tour London Design Festival 2013
Inspiring Search Results N° 22: Coffee tables with free form top
Inspiring Spaces N° 14: Stairwells
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic
Architonic’s newsletter for October 2013 can be read (and subscribed to) here.
‘Stephan Maria Lang. Architecture – A Journey to the Soul’ (2012) from Hirmer Publishers
Thanks to our friends at Hirmer Publishers, we’re giving away three copies of the extremely covetable ‘Stephan Maria Lang. Architecture – A Journey to the Soul’. This richly illustrated book is an impressive introduction to the work of architect Stephan Maria Lang. The volume presents six selected projects which Lang has built between 2004 and 2011. Lang’s work is, among others, inspired by Japanese thought and the Californian modernism. The quality of his state-of-the-art houses lies in the surprising views, the play of light and shadow, and in the integration of landscape, garden, and interior into a gesamtkunstwerk.