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Spring/Summer Dining Table by Valentin Löllmann

Spring/Summer dining table detail by Valentin Löllmann

Created for a solo exhibition at Design Miami/Basel 2014, Valentin Löllmann’s ‘Spring/Summer, Fall/Winter’ collections explore the boundaries of materials, texture and form for a series of works that “get as close as possible to authenticity”.

 

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Tue 1.7.

‘Best Friends Chair’ by Martin Mostböck (AT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 01.07.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

'Best Friends Chair' by Martin Mostböck

‘Best Friends Chair’ by Martin Mostböck

The ‘Best Friends Chair’, designed by Austrian architect and designer Martin Mostböck, arose from a reaction to a colourful expression used in his native Vienna.

 

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Mon 30.6.

‘Tarab Sculptures’ by Siba Sahabi (NL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.06.2014 - Tagged as:

'Tarab Sculptures' by Siba Sahabi, photo: Lisa Klappe

‘Tarab Sculptures’ by Siba Sahabi, photo: Lisa Klappe

Using 3D modelling, Siba Sahabi translates dance into design with a series of five abstract sculptures based on oriental dance costumes in motion.

 

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Fri 27.6.

Vitra Slide Tower by Carsten Höller for Vitra (CH)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.06.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Vitra Slide Tower by Carsten Höller

Vitra Slide Tower by Carsten Höller, photo: Julien Lanoo / Attilio Maranzano

Swiss design brand Vitra has opened a 30-metre high slide, the Vitra Slide Tower by German object and installation artist Carsten Höller, at their sprawling Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein in Germany.

 

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Thu 26.6.

‘Patch of Sky’ ambient lights by Fabrica (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.06.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'Patch of Sky' ambient lights by Fabrica, photo: Shek Po Kwan

‘Patch of Sky’ ambient lights by Fabrica, photo: Shek Po Kwan

The idea behind ‘Patch of Sky’, a project from communication research centre Fabrica, is the ability to share the sky above in real-time with loved ones wherever they are.

 

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Tue 17.6.

Architonic Newsletter 06.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.06.2014 - Tagged as:

The facade of the Wanda Reign Hotel by Make Architects

The facade of the Wanda Reign Hotel by Make Architects, photo: ©Make Architects

Hot enough for you? The rising temperatures of the last week or so (in Europe, at least) throw a spotlight on a perennial architectural problem – how to square our love of glazed facades in high-rise architecture with the huge amount of energy required to keep interiors cool and bearable.

 

We’ve taken this opportunity to examine some alternative and smart solutions for facade design. A selection of international projects show how the deployment of passive ventilation and shade systems can decrease our dependence on traditional air-conditioning.

 

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

 

Agenda July–August 2014
Naturally cool: why passive shading and ventilation will change the future of facades
More articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 29: Outdoor showers
Inspiring Spaces N° 21: Museums
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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

Monumental by Massimo Gardone for Foscarini

Monumental by Massimo Gardone for Foscarini

For the 2014 International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Massimo Gardone’s imagery delivers Monumental, a collection of photographic images that offer an original reinterpretation of some classics by lighting brand Foscarini.

 

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1991 Stool by Studio Formafantasma, photo: Luisa Zanzani, courtesy Gallery Libby Sellers, London

1991 Stool by Studio Formafantasma, photo: Luisa Zanzani, courtesy Gallery Libby Sellers, London

Dutch Studio Formafantasma explores the culture of lava in Mount Etna and Stromboli, two of the last active volcanoes in Europe, with a new body of work titled ‘De Natura Fossilium’.

 

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