Posts filed under 'Inspirations'

Fri 11.4.

The Obsidian Project: Revaluation by Studio Drift (NL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.04.2014 - Tagged as: ,

The Obsidian Project: Revaluation by Studio Drift

The Obsidian Project: Revaluation mirror by Studio Drift

Dutch artists Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta of Studio Drift have created an eloquent, seemingly alchemical response to the world’s excessive chemical waste problem with The Obsidian Project: Revaluation, a series of highly polished and reflective black mirrors made from synthetic obsidian.

 

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Wed 26.3.

Special Newsletter Milano 2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.03.2014 - Tagged as:

There’s much ground to cover during Milan Design Week, which is why you’ll find our trusty Architonic Guide (download) to Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone indispensible for navigating you through the melee.

There’s much ground to cover during Milan Design Week, which is why you’ll find our trusty Architonic Guide to Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone (download) indispensible for navigating you through the melee.

Oh, Milano!

 

Milan is bit a like a family relative. You love them, but they also have the capability to be incredibly frustrating.

 

Milan Design Week has long been a victim of its own success. With an estimated half a million visitors pouring into the Italian city for one week in April, something’s got to give. Whether it’s the infrastructure (think subway systems breaking down, traffic jams and packed pavements), one’s schedule (how late can you feasibly turn up for a meeting?), or the inability to visit everything you planned, stress levels can often head skywards…

 

Read (and subscribe to) Architonic’s Special Milano 2014 Newsletter here.

Thu 20.3.

Foster + Partners: The Art of Architecture

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.03.2014 - Tagged as:

Foster + Partners: The Art of Architecture, photo: Globe Creative

Great Court at the British Museum by Foster + Partners, photo: Globe Creative

‘Foster + Partners: The Art of Architecture’ is a touring exhibition of the practice’s work arranged around the themes of infrastructure, high-rise, urban design, history and culture.

 

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Tue 18.3.

Architonic Newsletter 03.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.03.2014 - Tagged as:

The clean lines of Santa & Cole’s Rama LED street lights complement the surrounding contemporary architecture of the new Design HUB Barcelona. Individual refractor lenses direct light from a grid of LEDs downwards to reduce light pollution

The clean lines of Santa & Cole’s Rama LED street lights complement the surrounding contemporary architecture of the new Design HUB Barcelona. Individual refractor lenses direct light from a grid of LEDs downwards to reduce light pollution

With Light+Building – the world’s foremost trade fair for architecture and technology – about to open its doors in Frankfurt to an eager international audience, Architonic takes a look recent urban-lighting projects that throw a spotlight on innovative design and technology.

 

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

 

Bright Lights, Big City: urban-lighting projects that dazzle
More articles from Architonic ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 27: Bollard lights
Inspiring Spaces N° 19: Public squares
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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

Architonic Guide: Salone del Mobile

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.03.2014 - Tagged as:

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Architonic has created a new time-saving guide to help navigate the show floors of Salone del Mobile, Bagno & Eurocucina and Fuorisalone this April. 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 Salone del Mobile Architonic will be welcoming visitors in Hall 24, Stand C10 from April 8 to 13 – be sure to stop by and visit!

 

download the 2014 Salone del Mobile Architonic Guide here (PDF)

Fri 14.3.

Special Newsletter LIGHT+BUILDING 2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.03.2014 - Tagged as:

In preparation for your visit to Paris for MAISON&OBJET we recommend the indispensable Architonic Guide (download) in which we – as usual – compile in an accessible way the most notable presentations at the fair and in the city.

In preparation for your visit to Frankfurt for LIGHT+BUILDING we recommend the indispensable Architonic Guide (download) in which we – as usual – compile in an accessible way the most notable presentations at the fair and in the city.

Let there be light! (And building) at Light+Building, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture and technology. For six days from 30 March, you’ll find 2,300 international exhibitors presenting the latest innovations in lighting and building-services technology at Messe Frankfurt, with light and health, and of course energy efficiency, as key themes. This year, Hall 6.2 joins the overall exhibition space, in response to the ever-growing demand for LED solutions. Architonic will, as always, be there. Come and visit us at our Concept Space – Hall 1.2, H20.

 

Here’s what you’ll find in our Special LIGHT+BUILDING 2014 Newsletter:

 

Architonic Guide Light+Building 2014
Light+Building’s Main Theme: light and health
Complementary Programme at Light+Building
New EU regulation on declaring the energy efficiency of light products
The Light Fantastic: Architonic Disco in Frankfurt
Lighten up!

 

Architonic’s Special LIGHT+BUILDING 2014 Newsletter can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Thu 13.3.

Caramel: Yasmin Müller at Cruise & Callas

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.03.2014 - Tagged as:

Caramel: Yasmin Müller at Cruise & Callas

Caramel: Yasmin Müller at Cruise & Callas

The form of artist Yasmin Müller’s works reminds of furniture, more precisely objects to sit on, like chairs, armchairs or a chaise longue, but they’ve been stripped of their function.

 

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Paul & Hilde Robbrecht with their son Johannes / Robbrecht & Daem, Ligeti, bench with pattern obtained using different species of plywood created for the Concertgebouw in Bruges, 2002; photo: Kristien Daem

Paul & Hilde Robbrecht with their son Johannes / Robbrecht & Daem, Ligeti, bench with pattern obtained using different species of plywood created for the Concertgebouw in Bruges, 2002; photo: Kristien Daem

The forthcoming exhibition MOBILIA, at the Atomium in Brussels, that runs from February 12 until June 15 2014, focuses on the talent of architects whose work, since the late nineteenth century, has evolved beyond the design of buildings, to the creation of furniture and objects. Belgium hasn’t bucked this trend. Some emblematic movements of modernist architecture were initiated, among others, by Belgian architects Victor Bourgeois (photo n°1) and Huib Hoste with Le Corbusier. They were particularly active during the first International Congress of Modern Architecture (CIAM) in 1928. Yet the story remains relatively unknown to the general public. (by TLmag)

 

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