Sun 24.8.

Ring II Installation by Arnaud Lapierre (FR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Ring II Installation by Arnaud Lapierre, photo: ©Ghislain Coumes

Ring II Installation by Arnaud Lapierre, photo: ©Ghislain Coumes

French designer Arnaud Lapierre has updated his cubic mirror Ring installation that “breaks the perception of the place”.

 

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Fri 22.8.

Finefood Kärlek och Mat by Note Design Studio (SE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.08.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

Finefood Kärlek och Mat by Note Design Studio, photo: Note

Finefood Kärlek och Mat by Note Design Studio, photo: Note

For a restaurant and coffee shop south of Stockholm, Note Design Studio took inspiration from the subtle variation and soft color changes of daylight in a photo series by Jordan Sullivan titled Death Valley, “that turns the harsh landscape into a poetic, inspiring place”.

 

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Joho Architecture deployed bricks to create the sculptural, organic form of its Curving House in South Korea. The architects compare it to the shape of a fish

Joho Architecture deployed bricks to create the sculptural, organic form of its Curving House in South Korea. The architects compare it to the shape of a fish

Bricks in contemporary architecture may well be saddled with a reputation for retrograde traditionalism – after all, the oldest discovered bricks date from before 7500 BC. For some, they conhure up images of architecturally unimaginative housing estates, but today, many forward-looking architects can’t get enough of the humble brick. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

read this article in full on Architonic

'Chassis' mirrors by MaDe for Reflect+ by Deknudt

‘Chassis’ mirrors by MaDe for Reflect+ by Deknudt

‘Chassis’ mirrors by Belgian design studio MaDe add volume to what is typically a flat object, the mirror.

 

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Wed 20.8.

Au Pain Doré Bakery by Naturehumaine (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Au Pain Doré Bakery by Naturehumaine, photo: Adrien Williams

Au Pain Doré Bakery by Naturehumaine, photo: Adrien Williams

A bakery in Montreal, Canada inspired by the European concept of ‘bakery/café’, has made some major renovations to give the chain a contemporary look with help from local architects Naturehumaine.

 

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Architonic Newsletter 08.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.08.2014 - Tagged as:

O’Donnell + Tuomey’s Saw Swee Hock Student Centre demonstrates the flexibility of bricks; photos: Dennis Gilbert/VIEWpictures.co.uk

O’Donnell + Tuomey’s Saw Swee Hock Student Centre demonstrates the flexibility of bricks; photos: Dennis Gilbert/VIEWpictures.co.uk

For almost 10,000 years – whenever natural stone has been unavailable – man has resorted to using brick wherever the aim was to create buildings that would be enduring, monumental and symbolic in character.

 

It is therefore appropriate that we should dedicate a newsletter to this ‘material’, especially as contemporary architecture seems to have rediscovered its enthusiasm for brick. Our leading article itself demonstrates that brick – in all its variations in size, colour and surface finish, as well as in the nature of the craftsmanship with which it is worked – has established a firm place for itself in modern architecture, in each case revealing its superiority over a wide range of younger materials.

 

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

 

Agenda September-October 2014
Piling Them High: Why Architects Are Rediscovering the Humble Brick
More articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 32: Parasols
Inspiring Spaces N° 24: Detached houses
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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

Tue 19.8.

250 Bowery by AA Studio with MA Architects (US)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.08.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

250 Bowery by AA Studio with MA Architects, photo: Razummedia

250 Bowery by AA Studio with MA Architects, photo: Razummedia

The design of 250 Bowery, a 40,000 square foot condominium building in the Bowery, New York’s newest hub of art, fashion, restaurants, and design, reflects the industrial character of the neighbourhood.

 

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‘Acme’ chair by Geckeler Michels (DE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Acme Chair by Geckeler Michels

Acme Chair by Geckeler Michels

The strong graphical silhouette of the Geckeler Michels ‘Acme’ chair, a contract market inclined design of a shell chair, is made by decomposing and reducing the body of a frustum.

 

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