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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Thu 25.6.

GDC_KreativLAB by Schöne Räume (DE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.06.2015 - Tagged as: ,

GDC_KreativLAB by Schöne Räume

GDC_KreativLAB by Schöne Räume, photo: Oliver Tamagnini © schöne räume architektur innenarchitektur

German designers Schöne Räume matched the functional skeleton construction, made of reinforced concrete, of a former logistics centre with modern and individualistic design elements for the offices of their client Gries Deco Company GmbH.

 

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'Circus Poufs' by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen

‘Circus Pouf’ by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen

Danish designer Simon Legald’s Circus is a pouf that has an exclusive, nordic feel with clean, graphic lines characteristic of Scandinavian design.

 

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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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Canterbury Road Residence by B.E Architecture (AU)

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Canterbury Road Residence by B.E Architecture

Canterbury Road Residence by B.E Architecture

A traditional Victorian home in Middle Park, Melbourne, B.E Architecture’s Canterbury Road Residence was an opportunity to rethink a series of custom details to suit the context of the original house, and the clients’ strong appreciation for the element of decoration from that era.

 

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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.

Ali Chocolate Boutique by a01 architektai, photo: Darius Petrulaitis

Ali Chocolate Boutique by a01 architektai, photo: Darius Petrulaitis

For the Ali Chocolate Boutique at the Panorama shopping mall in Vilnius, Lithuania a01 architektai created a stark white interior with a gold light fixture that guides shoppers to the main event, the chocolate showcase below it.

 

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Wrap House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Wrap House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

The client for the Wrap House by Apollo Architects & Associates, a graphic designer working in an advertising agency, acquired a piece of land on a hilltop with a good view and requested Apollo design a residence “with airiness and openness”.

 

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