Posts filed under 'Inspirations'

Thu 26.3.

Architonic Newsletter 03.2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.03.2015 - Tagged as:

Wonderwall, a house in Thailand by architects SO, is designed to be as open-plan as possible and to meld together indoor and outdoor spaces

Wonderwall, a house in Thailand by architects SO, is designed to be as open-plan as possible and to meld together indoor and outdoor spaces

The trend towards breaking down the walls surrounding bathrooms and opening up this space – not just to other areas of the home, but to the outside world as well – was not only observable at ISH, but is also confirmed by a series of projects. Our feature article ‘Wild and wet: the new bathrooms getting in touch with nature’ provides more details.

 

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

 

Event Agenda April–May 2015
Architonic Photo Tours: ISH Frankfurt 2015
‘Building the Expo’ at MADE Expo 2015
Wild and wet: the new bathrooms getting in touch with nature
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results No. 39: Vanity units
Inspiring Spaces No. 31: Universities
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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

The entrance of 'Building the Expo' at MADE Expo 2015

The entrance at Expo 2015

Last week MADE Expo, Italy’s premier building trade fair, took place in Milan. For this edition of MADE, an entirely logical development was to link this year’s fair with Expo 2015, one of the biggest events to take place in the city, which will be opening its doors in one month’s time.

 

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Mon 23.3.

Gray Area Collection by David Taylor for S/K/E/K/K/ (IS)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.03.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

Considered Objects #3 by David Taylor

Considered Objects #3 by David Taylor

For a commission from Icelandic design house S/K/E/K/K/, sculptor-designer David Taylor created a group of objects for an exhibition titled ‘Gray Area’, a play with materiality and context that has become Taylor’s hallmark.

 

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Thu 5.3.

Architonic Guide ISH Frankfurt 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.03.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

Architonic Guide ISH Frankfurt 2015

Architonic Guide ISH Frankfurt 2015

ISH Frankfurt 2015, the world’s biggest showcase for innovative bathroom design, energy efficient heating and air-conditioning technology and renewable energies, opens next Tuesday March 10, 2015, and our Architonic Guide is your indispensable trade fair companion. The Architonic Guide allows you to find the best exhibitors quickly. New to the guide this year, our Architonic Trend Analysis, an overview of what architects search for most and who’s on top! To help you prepare your visit to ISH our Architonic guide is now available for you to download as a PDF file using the link below.

 

download the 2015 ISH Frankfurt Architonic Guide here (PDF)

Tue 3.3.

Special Newsletter MADE expo 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.03.2015 - Tagged as:

Curving reinforced concrete panels that resemble the pages of a book shield the windows of Capella Garcia Arquitectura’s Eurostars Book Hotel in Munich

Curving reinforced concrete panels that resemble the pages of a book shield the windows of Capella Garcia Arquitectura’s Eurostars Book Hotel in Munich

If Germany has BAU, Spain Construmat and France Batimat, Italy has the MADE expo. This year’s edition of the leading Italian building fair takes place from 18 to 21 March. Here, we take a look at its most important themes.

 

An overview of what you’ll find in this newsletter:

 

Naturally cool: why passive shading and ventilation will change the future of facades
Preview of MADE expo 2015
Free Download: Die Architonic “Best Surface Design Finishes” App
Inspiring Search Results: Facades

 

Architonic’s Special Newsletter MADE expo 2015 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Wed 25.2.

Special Newsletter ISH Frankfurt 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.02.2015 - Tagged as:

Canadian office Partisans’ Grotto sauna on the shores of Lake Huron

Canadian office Partisans’ Grotto sauna on the shores of Lake Huron

We mark the forthcoming edition of ISH Frankfurt – which runs from 10 to 14 March – with a lead article that surveys the best of recent spa and wellness destinations internationally – ‘In Rude Health: New Wellness Projects’.

 

In the course of its 50-year history, ISH has continuously enlarged its focus, becoming a showcase for water and energy in combined applications. Apart from innovative bathroom design, the fair covers building utilities engineering as well as energy and climate technology, which enables it to bring together a host of pioneering technological solutions for buildings. One of the most exciting focal points of the fair is without a doubt the ‘smart home’, which, thanks to the latest technology, adapts itself to the lifestyle of its occupants.

 

To help you find your way through the diversity of topics and wealth of materials, products and systems at the fair, we have, as ever, compiled for you our Architonic Guide to ISH (PDF download), which will lead you to the most interesting exhibitors in a fast and targeted way.

 

An overview of what you’ll find in this newsletter:

 

Architonic Guide: ISH Frankfurt 2015
Architonic Trend Analysis: Sanitary Ware 2014
In Rude Health: New Wellness Projects
Architonic Photo Tours: Maison&Objet 2015 and Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2015
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results No. 38: Vanity units
Inspiring Spaces No. 30: Therapy centres / spas

 

Architonic’s Special Newsletter ISH Frankfurt 2015 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Wed 4.2.

Trend Report: Cologne 2015, Part 2

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.02.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

‘Foldwork’ clothing rack, by Friederike Delius at the UDK Berlin Design Graduates stand, at the imm’s Pure Talents Hall. Photo © Le Vin Chin

‘Foldwork’ clothing rack, by Friederike Delius at the UDK Berlin Design Graduates stand, at the imm’s Pure Talents Hall. Photo © Le Vin Chin

This is part two of a two-part Trend Report from Cologne 2015 by Le Vin Chin. See Part 1 here.

 

Going knotty

 

Here we have no one particular materials trend, but a constellation of directions, relating to wool, to weaving, to knots, and to cords and ropes.

 

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Tue 3.2.

Trend Report: Cologne 2015, Part 1

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.02.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

Furniture from Oskar Zieta’s PAKIET range of modular wooden furniture. Photos © Le Vin Chin

Furniture from Oskar Zieta’s PAKIET range of modular wooden furniture. Photo © Le Vin Chin

This is the first of a two-part Trend Report from Cologne 2015 by Le Vin Chin. As ever, the mood and the buffet of design offers in Cologne reflect the location and the Zeitgeist. The imm cologne and the attending Passagen are shows with an European scope and we saw the sombre mood of Europe, and of Germany itself, in the presentations during Cologne’s design week. With economic, social and political worries spilling in from all around, it’s a time of contraction and therefore conservatism, a retreat to the safety of known quantities and values.

 

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