Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.11.2016
Photographer: Adrien Williams
Having bought a beautiful plot of wooded land in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, the client dreamt of building a country house that would be in perfect symbiosis with its natural environment. This rugged, sloped site came to a natural plateau just below its highest point, becoming the perfect location to erect the house.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.11.2016 - Tagged as: TLmag
© Courtesy of Atelier Mendini
A mixture of poetry and know-how, technical expertise and feeling, research and instinct. The skills transferred from pen to paper, ending in the hands of a skilled craftsman who will mould the next icon. That is what as known as timeless and internationally renowned Italian design. (text by TLmag)
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Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.11.2016 - Tagged as: Dauphin
Dauphin HumanDesign Group produces furniture that responds to the varying needs of contemporary workplaces, from ergonomic task chairs to storage and seating for breakout areas
In its staging of inspiring work environments, premium office-furniture manufacturer DAUPHIN HumanDesign Group’s new London office speaks directly to architects, designers and other professionals.
Dauphin has been pioneering the design and production of innovative office furniture since 1969, under the stewardship of the Dauphin family. Steady growth, and the acquisition of several other brands specialising in design-led products and systems, have helped to affirm the Dauphin HumanDesign Group’s status as a European design powerhouse with a global reach. (text by Alyn Griffiths)
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Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.11.2016 - Tagged as: Mario Botta
Photographer: Enrico Cano
In 1986 an avalanche overwhelmed the small village of Mogno, Maggia Valley. The church San Giovanni Battista rises up on the site of the small 17th-century homonymous chapel and, though it preserves the relatively modest dimensions, it introduces a new image and a new language.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.11.2016
Photographer: Moreno Maggi
“Architects usually creates borders by defining spaces – what is inside and outside, what is nature and the artificial – but today’s society already has too many invisible borders. As architects we should instead focus on how can we blur those borders and encourage interaction across them” – Ma Yansong
Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.11.2016
Photographer: Scott Frances
The master plan for this four-acre hillside site outside of the Upstate New York town of Hudson includes a new guesthouse and pool adjacent to an existing contemporary home. The 20-foot-by-45-foot pool takes advantage of the property’s Hudson Valley views, while the guesthouse, nearly surrounded by a new meadow, forms an entry court with the main structure.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.11.2016 - Tagged as: viena design week
The city as showroom: Vienna Design Week’s tenth edition continued to adhere to the founding principle of being ‘a culture festival, not a fair'; photo: Kollektiv Fischka
Austria’s empire might be long gone, but its former imperial might is still writ large in its capital’s grandiose imperial architecture. In the contemporary, global scheme of things, of course, Vienna isn’t that big. And certainly for the author of this piece, who made an almost direct passage at the end of September from the London Design Festival to Vienna Design Week, there was less ground to cover in the city of coffee houses and prancing horses than on the island. (text by Simon Keane-Cowell )
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Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.11.2016 - Tagged as: Marset
Mercer Hotel Barcelona
The Mercer Hotel Barcelona—an exclusive, five star “Grand Luxe” hotel that’s listed as a historical monument in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic neighborhood—protects a piece of Barcelona’s valuable historical heritage, as it includes sections of the Roman walls of the ancient city of Barcino, parts of which date back to the 1st century A.D.
Hotel guests have exclusive access to the medieval frescoes of the 28th bastion, discovered during a four-year renovation by architect Rafael Moneo.
Moneo’s vision integrates these items of great historical value with modern design pieces, such as Marset’s Ginger floor lamp in the hotel lounge and Cala outdoor lamp on the rooftop terrace.