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Thu 30.4.

Architonic Guide: ICFF 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.04.2015 - Tagged as:

Architonic Guide: ICFF 2015

Architonic Guide: ICFF 2015

Architonic has created a new time-saving guide to help navigate the show floors of ICFF 2015, the 27th International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. 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. At ICFF Architonic will be welcoming visitors in the Architonic Concept Space from May 16 to 19, at Level 1, Stand 1200 – be sure to stop by and visit!

 

download the ICFF 2015 Architonic Guide here (PDF)

Daylight for Salzburg's main station. Only with transparent films could the construction be realised in the projected shape and with the planned efficiency; photo: CENO Membrane Technology

Daylight for Salzburg’s main station. Only with transparent films could the construction be realised in the projected shape and with the planned efficiency; photo: CENO Membrane Technology

From 4 to 7 May 2015, Techtextil in Frankfurt will once again be throwing open its doors. The international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens will be showing all the relevant applications for these products – not only within the framework of industrial-manufacturing processes. If one looks at the possible applications of fabrics and films in architecture, then, besides classical facade and roof constructions, it is their use in connection with artificial or natural light in particular that is of increasing interest.

 

ETFE films have successfully established themselves as an alternative to glass, especially in outdoor areas, while indoors textiles from a variety of materials help to create different lighting moods. A few projects already document the wide range of uses of these products, whose respective modes of action architects take into careful consideration and which are implemented individually in close cooperation with manufacturers or processors. Textile solutions now make sense in not just very large projects. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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Wed 29.4.

Trend Report: Milan 2015, Part 3

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Layers by Nendo for Glas Italia, photo: © Le Vin Chin

Layers by Nendo for Glas Italia, photo: © Le Vin Chin

This is the third of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015 by Le Vin Chin. The most notable visual design trend in Milan this year was the layering of colour and light; transparency, translucency, and reflection.

 

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Tue 28.4.

Trend Report: Milan 2015, Part 2

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Humus and Porcelain Project, photo: © Le Vin Chin

Humus and Porcelain Project, photo: © Le Vin Chin

This is the second of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015 by Le Vin Chin. Playing with the design of the way we eat has launched many experimental restaurants with unconventional dining experiences over the past few decades. This year’s Milan definitely sees a sea-change in how mainstream this idea has become and how rigorously a designer can examine the subject without seeming outré. Quite simply, as we feel our natural resources diminishing, and as our own rate of human expansion continues to grow unabated, how we create and process food – both the macro- and the micro-processes – has never been more urgently in need of innovation.

 

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Mon 27.4.

Trend Report: Milan 2015, Part 1

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

The Open Making Platform by OpenDesk, photo: © Le Vin Chin

The Open Making Platform by OpenDesk, photo: © Le Vin Chin

This is the first of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015 by Le Vin Chin. Halfway through my visit to the Milan design week, this year, I posted a cri de coeur on Facebook: “Major FOMO. No time! No time!” The brevity only emphasised the point. Facebook had already blown up in preparation for the fair the previous week, Instagram was relating all the incredible stuff other people were seeing right then, in real time. Milan’s design week, in the digital age, gives you an incredible overview: you get to see the coolest installations and the most interesting pieces online before you’ve even set foot out of your AirBNB door. And doesn’t that show up the social trend and the design trend of the moment, our constant, continuous need for content, information and entertainment as enabled and encouraged by our new technological capabilities?

 

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Fri 24.4.

Architonic Trend Analysis: Space Typologies

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.04.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

As part of our ongoing Architonic Trend Analysis series, we've taken a look at space typologies, creating a top-ten ranking of different types of interior space, calculated by number of page views on architonic.com between 1 January and 30 November 2014.

As part of our ongoing Architonic Trend Analysis series, we’ve taken a look at space typologies, creating a top-ten ranking of different types of interior space, calculated by number of page views on architonic.com between 1 January and 30 November 2014.

It might be the final frontier, but it’s also close to our hearts. Space. On Architonic, we present a considered edit of the most notable reference projects out there, intelligently cross-linking these with products and profiles to give you the best joined-up briefing possible when it comes to the architecture and design scenes internationally. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Wed 22.4.

Architonic Newsletter 04.2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.04.2015 - Tagged as:

The Baku Crystal Hall’s facade consists of mesh-fabric and coated-polyester diamond and triangular-shaped panels across an aluminium frame, together with 9,500 LED lights that illuminate the stadium at night

The Baku Crystal Hall’s facade consists of mesh-fabric and coated-polyester diamond and triangular-shaped panels across an aluminium frame, together with 9,500 LED lights that illuminate the stadium at night

Architexture

 

‘Frei stands for freedom, as free and as liberating as a bird in flight, swooping and soaring in elegant and joyful arcs, (…) and as compelling in its economy of line and in the improbability of its engineering as it is possible to imagine, giving the marriage of form and function the invisibility of the air we breathe, and the beauty we see in nature.’ The words of the Pritzker Prize jury on this year’s laureate, Frei Otto.

 

The highest accolade for architecture internationally will be awarded posthumously on 15 May to the German architect who made his name with the tented-roof construction of the Munich Olympic Stadium and can be regarded as the father of textile architecture. Which is why we’re exploring in our main feature the creative, functional and ecological possibilities of textiles use in contemporary projects.

 

And Architonic is developing its competence in textiles, too. Designtextiles.com, the portal that we’ve developed with seven high-end brands (currently all from the German-speaking countries), shows you the space-shaping and functional advantages of textiles in architecture, as well as their variety in terms of design. What’s more, Architonic has curated the exhibition ‘Textiled Spaces – Photography by Deidi von Schaewen’, which runs from 4 to 7 May at Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and non-wovens.

 

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

 

Architonic Photo Tours: Milano Design Week 2015
Architexture: textiles go constructional
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Eight projects are singled out in the Techtextil competition ‘Textile structures for new building’
Inspiring Search Results No. 40: Screen fabrics
Inspiring Spaces No. 32: Infrastructure buildings
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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

Tue 14.4.

Noises Off: Das Kranzbach’s unique retreat experience

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

At the foot of the Zugspitze mountain, Das Kranzbach's historic main house, completed in 1915 and commissioned by young English aristocrat Lady Mary Portman, employs a series of Arts and Crafts architectural idioms, including crow-stepped gables

At the foot of the Zugspitze mountain, Das Kranzbach’s historic main house, completed in 1915 and commissioned by young English aristocrat Lady Mary Portman, employs a series of Arts and Crafts architectural idioms, including crow-stepped gables

When young English aristocrat Lady Mary Isabel Portman commissioned an Arts-and-Crafts-style mountain hideaway near Garmisch-Partenkirchen on the eve of the First World War, little did she know that it would, a century later, become a one-off, design-led hotel destination. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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