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Posts filed under 'Inspirations'

Wed 22.7.

A Bigger Splash: The public outdoor pools currently making waves

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.07.2015 - Tagged as:

Basalt Architects’ design in Hofsós, Iceland exemplifies the current vogue for outdoor pools that strive to blend with their natural surroundings — in this case the Atlantic Ocean and nearby island of Drangey; photo: Gudmundur Benediktsson

Basalt Architects’ design in Hofsós, Iceland exemplifies the current vogue for outdoor pools that strive to blend with their natural surroundings — in this case the Atlantic Ocean and nearby island of Drangey; photo: Gudmundur Benediktsson

Outdoor swimming is experiencing a watery renaissance, with a raft of noteworthy projects allowing bathers to do it the natural way, even in the most urban of contexts. Come on in. The water’s great. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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Tue 21.7.

Architonic Newsletter 07.2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.07.2015 - Tagged as:

Basalt Architects’ design in Hofsós, Iceland exemplifies the current vogue for outdoor pools that strive to blend with their natural surroundings — in this case the Atlantic Ocean and nearby island of Drangey; photo: Gudmundur Benediktsson

Basalt Architects’ design in Hofsós, Iceland exemplifies the current vogue for outdoor pools that strive to blend with their natural surroundings — in this case the Atlantic Ocean and nearby island of Drangey; photo: Gudmundur Benediktsson

Move over, infinity pool. There’s a new watery kid on the bathing block. A more natural take on outdoor swimming is developing as an international trend, one which allows bathing in even the most urban of contexts. What’s more, some of these new public pools are low on chemical agents, or even chemical-free, using plant life to clean them. Last one in’s a rotten egg!

 

Contents in brief:

 

A Bigger Splash: the public outdoor pools currently making waves
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Material Tendencies Part 2: Philippe Starck
Inspiring Search Results No. 43: Outdoor kitchens
Inspiring Spaces No. 35: Swimming pools / outdoor pools
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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

Sun 28.6.

The Right Stuff: Sylvain Willenz

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.06.2015 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

Standard suspended light by Sylvain Willenz for Menu

Standard suspended light by Sylvain Willenz for Menu

His raft of enviable collaborations with the likes of Cappellini and Established & Sons, and, more recently, Retegui, Menu and Objekten, are testimony to the fact that Brussels-based designer Sylvain Willenz creates Things That People Actually Want. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Wed 24.6.

Material Tendencies: Philippe Starck

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.06.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

Philippe Starck - Photo © Architonic

Philippe Starck – Photo © Architonic

Rather than trying to create beautiful objects, the French designer and architect considers it his duty to invent things that make life better for the largest number of people possible. He believes that the existence of an object is only justified when it serves others – or in the best case – when it ends up leaving behind something for others to develop further.

 

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Tue 23.6.

Architonic Newsletter 06.2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.06.2015 - Tagged as:

Small is beautiful: Renzo Piano's Diogene house prototype at the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany

Small is beautiful: Renzo Piano’s Diogene house prototype at the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany

He may have beaten records with his 310-metre-high Shard in London, the EU’s tallest skyscraper, but celebrated architect Renzo Piano’s diminutive Diogene house testifies to the merits of micro-architecture: space-saving, cost-efficient and sustainable. Find out more in our latest feature on pocket-sized architecture…

 

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

 

ARCHITONIC SPEAKEASY New York 2014
Architonic Photo Tours: Brooklyn Brands
Less is More: bigging up micro-architecture

Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Architonic Trend Analysis: Material Tendencies: Ross Lovegrove

Inspiring Search Results No. 42: Shoe cabinets/racks

Inspiring Spaces No. 34: Design of outside space

Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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

Tue 2.6.

‘In 20 Steps’ by Studio Drift (NL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.06.2015 - Tagged as:

'In 20 Steps' by Studio Drift

‘In 20 Steps’ by Studio Drift

Intrigued by the mysterious and mathematical qualities of nature and technology, Studio Drift artists Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta have created a 12 meter long kinetic spatial sculpture that uses refined robotics to recreate the complex movements and structures of a bird in flight.

 

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Wed 27.5.

Material Tendencies: Ross Lovegrove

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.05.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

Ross Lovegrove

Ross Lovegrove

The design works of Ross Lovegrove maintain a trinity between technology, materials science and intelligent organic forms and structures that nature has evolved. Lovegrove likes to push the boundaries of rapidly developing technologies and enjoys the digital age of the 21st century. His passion for form in motion and the embodiment of lightness is clearly reflected in his visionary work.

 

Architonic met the British Designer in Milan and asked him what first comes to mind when confronted with the decision to work with ONE material only for the next three years. What would it be?

 

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Sun 24.5.

Getting High (on Wood)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.05.2015 - Tagged as: ,

The nine-storey Stadthaus in East London, designed by Waugh Thistleton, took four people only 27 days to build. From demolition of the previous structure to people moving in, 11 months elapsed; photo Will Pryce

The nine-storey Stadthaus in East London, designed by Waugh Thistleton, took four people only 27 days to build. From demolition of the previous structure to people moving in, 11 months elapsed; photo Will Pryce

Could wood be the new concrete? If a number of recently completed, high-rise timber projects internationally are anything to go by, the only way might indeed be up for this most enduring and trusty of building materials. (by Giovanna Dunmall)

 

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