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Posts filed under 'Inspirations'

Fri 19.12.

‘Charity Tree’ by Hello Wood (HU)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.12.2014 - Tagged as:

'Charity Tree' by Hello Wood, photo: Daniel Domolky, Miklos Vargha

‘Charity Tree’ by Hello Wood, photo: Daniel Domolky, Miklos Vargha

Made of 5000 stacked pieces of firewood, Hello Wood’s ‘Charity Tree’ installation will be dismantled and given to families in need to heat their homes at the end of the Christmas season.

 

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Wed 17.12.

Architonic Newsletter 12.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.12.2014 - Tagged as:

Issey Miyake’s new London flagship store, designed by Tokujin Yoshioka

Issey Miyake’s new London flagship store, designed by Tokujin Yoshioka

It is in the run-up to the Christmas holidays that the changes in our shopping habits become especially clear. In addition to bricks-and-mortar stores, people tend to visit online shops, which offer extended possibilities for browsing. Accordingly, eighty per cent of all purchases today begin on the Internet. E-commerce and purchases made in real shops are already perceived as elements of a single process, and in future they will be integrated even more closely. Customers benefit from the respective advantages of both shopping alternatives: they can obtain initial information online and then actually view and experience the product at a local store, from where it might be purchased online. As our leading article reveals, the offline store has not lost its significance as a result – its function has simply changed to one of supporting the profiles of specific brands and enhancing the shopping experience with event character.

 

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

 

Shelf-life: Why Bookshop Interiors Are Turning Over a New Leaf
Flagship Enterprise: The Future of Corporate Store Architecture Emphasizes Individuality
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 36: Retail Display Lights
Inspiring Spaces N° 28: Shopping Centres
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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

Heimtextil

Heimtextil

As a leading international fair for home and contract textiles, Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main will, from 14 to 17 January 2015, again welcome architects, interior architects, interior designers and related professions to take advantage of this first trade fair of the year to catch up with the latest developments in the field of textiles. Although products developed specifically for contract furnishing are the main reason for their annual visit to the fair, the impressive and ambitious accompanying programme is just as attractive, especially as it can be regarded as a form of advanced training that enhances the professional skills of participants. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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With its apertures connecting different floors, Isay Weinfeld’s Livraria da Vila bookstore in São Paulo anticipated the trend for more transparent interiors in bookshops that’s now increasingly common

With its apertures connecting different floors, Isay Weinfeld’s Livraria da Vila bookstore in São Paulo anticipated the trend for more transparent interiors in bookshops that’s now increasingly common

In the retail world, bookstore interiors are arguably changing more radically than in any other sector. Time was when bookshops appealed for being old-world and fusty, with their labyrinthine layouts, faintly musty smells and eccentrically bookish proprietors. One example might be Paris’s Shakespeare and Company bookshop, founded by Sylvia Beach in 1919. Fast-forward to the 1990s, and bookshops had become megastores incorporating cafés and comfortable leather armchairs where customers could browse for hours and sip cappuccinos. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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Wed 10.12.

Special Newsletter BAU 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.12.2014 - Tagged as:

Bodega Antión, La Rioja, Spain: exposed concrete coloured with pigments

Bodega Antión, La Rioja, Spain: exposed concrete coloured with pigments

Compared with other European building fairs, BAU München is by far the most international. This applies both to the companies exhibiting their products and the 50,000 or so trade visitors from all over the world who are expected to attend. One reason for this is the wide range of thematic areas covered at the fair, including building materials, processing technologies, facade finishes and interior decoration and fittings. All of this creates an attractive information mix that is of interest not just to skilled craftsmen, but also to the building trade in general. And BAU has succeeded better than any other trade fair in dragging architects and interior designers away from their computer screens. It is this combination that represents the real potential of the fair.

 

Given this wealth of materials, products, systems and concepts, it is essential for visitors to be able to find their way around quickly and reliably. We have therefore prepared our usual Architonic Guide to the fair, which, as always, focuses on the requirements of architects in particular. The guide can be downloaded from Architonic.com starting 22 December 2014. It will also be available at BAU itself from 19 to 24 January 2015.

 

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

Wed 3.12.

Special Newsletter Heimtextil 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.12.2014 - Tagged as: ,

© Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

© Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

For eight years now, Heimtextil – the biggest international trade fair for home textiles – has been using the Contract Creations section to present its target-group product spectrum to architects and interior designers in particular, and to reinforce its profile as a major forum within this field.

 

There is special focus on the hotel business, with dedicated guided tours geared specifically to architects and hotel specialists to provide preferential coverage of the companies listed in the Contract Guide. And making a strong impact as the industry’s definitive trend show is the newly installed Theme Park, offering further specialised events such as presentations, round-table discussions and competitions.

 

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

Thu 27.11.

Campus Collective Party by Laufen at Art Basel / Design Miami 2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.11.2014 - Tagged as:

Laufen presents the first US presentation of the SaphirKeramik project by designers Konstantin Grcic and Toan Nguyen

Laufen presents the first US presentation of the SaphirKeramik project by designers Konstantin Grcic and Toan Nguyen

Miami Ironside’s creative community together with Laufen North America and the the Museum of Contemporary of Art North Miami will be opening their showrooms and studios for a night of music and performances, a night celebrating art and design for the Campus Collective Party on December 3, 2014.

 

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Mon 24.11.

Vortex Bordeaux by 1024 Architecture (FR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.11.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Vortex Bordeaux by 1024 Architecture, photo: ©1024 Architecture - Emmanuel Gabily

Vortex Bordeaux by 1024 Architecture, photo: ©1024 Architecture – Emmanuel Gabily

An architectural fragment made from scaffolding, Vortex is a light sculpture by Paris-based 1024 Architecture built into the unique architecture of the Darwin Ecosystem Project’s green building in Bordeaux, France.

 

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