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Posts filed under 'Inspirations'

Wed 16.12.

Material Tendencies: Michael Young

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.12.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

Michael Young - Photo © Architonic

Michael Young – Photo © Architonic

Looking for a new journey, Michael Young moved to Hong Kong in 2006 where he was quickly intrigued by the highly evolved engineering skills and manufacturing opportunities. With a spirit of industrial adventure, the British designer likes to explore the facilities of the local factories and pushes its traditional techniques to new limits.

 

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Architonic Newsletter 12.2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.12.2015 - Tagged as:

Dishoom occupies the former Western Transit Shed — once a warehouse for goods arriving and departing via rail, road and canal — next to Granary Square, near London’s King’s Cross; photo: John Carey

Dishoom occupies the former Western Transit Shed — once a warehouse for goods arriving and departing via rail, road and canal — next to Granary Square, near London’s King’s Cross; photo: John Carey

Who doesn’t like Christmas? The hospitality industry certainly does. The festive period sees high levels of guests, diners and, of course, tippers. As we approach The Big Day, we survey the restaurant as project type, identifying an international trend for converted spaces that retain aspects of their original interior-architectural fabric, giving them new resonance. Bon appetit!

 

Contents in brief:

 

Event Agenda January 2016
2015’s TOP 200 Brands on Architonic
Feeding off the Past: new restaurants with a slice of architectural history
Architonic Interviews: 2015 Market Developments From the Industry’s Perspective
Material Tendencies N° 11: Michael Young
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 48: Desk accessories
Inspiring Spaces N° 40: Hotel interiors
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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

Mon 14.12.

Architonic TOP 200 Brands 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.12.2015 - Tagged as: ,

10 of the Architonic TOP 200 Brands 2015

10 of the Architonic TOP 200 Brands 2015

The end of the year is a good time to look back and reflect on important trends and developments. Our ongoing Architonic Trend Analysis series has collected traffic information over the course of 2015 in order to offer you valuable insights into the architecture and design markets.

 

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Thu 10.12.

The Jane, Restaurant lighting by .PSLAB (LB)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.12.2015 - Tagged as: ,

The Jane, Restaurant lighting by .PSLAB

The Jane, Restaurant lighting by .PSLAB

Housed in a red brick structure that used to be a chapel for a military hospital in the Groen Kwartier in Antwerp, ‘The Jane’ is the brainchild of Michelin Star Chef Sergio Herman and Nick Bril conceived with the collaboration of Piet Boon architects. With Piet Boon’s intent on investing in the artisanal feel of the existing historic chapel, propelling it forward with a contemporary underground atmosphere, .PSLAB was a natural choice as a collaborator. (text by .PSLAB)

 

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Wed 9.12.

Light + Building 2016: perfectly joined-up

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.12.2015 - Tagged as: ,

For architects and interior designers, modern luminaires and perfect lighting are the perennial focus of the fair

For architects and interior designers, modern luminaires and perfect lighting are the perennial focus of the fair

The eighth edition of Light + Building, from 13 to 18 March 2016, invites visitors to experience the worlds of lighting, design and networked building-services technology. The top-level themes are lighting-design trends, human-centric lighting, smart homes, smart powered buildings and security technology. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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Tue 8.12.

Architonic Special Swissbau 2016

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.12.2015 - Tagged as:

Photo: MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG

Photo: MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG

Where do you stand on technology? Are you a technophile or slower on the uptake, so to speak, when it comes to technological innovation? Is it a source of inspiration or perspiration for you? (At Architonic, naturally, we’re a little bit biased.)

 

For architects, along came a piece of software decades ago and performed a creative and constructional sea-change in the industry of design and building. CAD is now almost universal, an indispensable tool for architectural professionals. But where does it all stop? Or should it stop? Does embracing technology mean a less human, less humane built environment?

 

‘Technology to the rescue?’ is the central question being thrashed out at the 2016 edition of the architecture, building and energy trade fair Swissbau in Basel. With it a raft of opinion-formers and decision-makers providing in-depth debate and analysis across a range of events, we think it’s going to offer architects and other professionals some serious for thought.

 

So, bring your iPad. Or just a pad. You decide.

 

(And don’t forget to pick up a copy of our Architonic Guide Swissbau Basel 2016 at the fair. Or download it from www.architonic.com from next week…)

 

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

Fri 4.12.

Lucent light sculpture by Wolfgang Buttress (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.12.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Lucent light sculpture by Wolfgang Buttress

Lucent light sculpture by Wolfgang Buttress

Lucent is a 4 meter-diameter hemisphere perforated with 3,115 holes representing stars visible with the naked eye from Earth’s Northern hemisphere. Fiber-optic cables emerge from each point, emitting a glowing ambient light. Affixed to these points are hand-blown glass orbs that diffuse the light. These points are triangulated, creating delicate stainless steel filigree. The Southern hemisphere is suggested in the ceiling reflection and a sense of infinity is implied by a double reflection set-up between the reflecting pool bellow and mirrored polished steel above. (text by Wolfgang Buttress)

 

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Residential architectural lighting by Rada Markovic Lighting, photo: © Domus Vitali Klein

Residential architectural lighting by Rada Markovic Lighting, photo: © Domus Vitali Klein

For fine art photographer Massimo Vitali’s new private home in Lucca, Italy – a 14th-century deconsecrated church converted into an open space villa – Rada Markovic Lighting Design Studio developed a project offering a balance between lighting efficiency and energy cost-effectiveness using LED technology driven by a smart lighting control system.

 

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