Shinjuen Nursing Home by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design. photo: Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners

Shinjuen Nursing Home by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design. photo: Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners

The refurbishment of a nursing home for the elderly by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design in Kawagoe-City near Tokyo features colourful dancing bubbles that evoke the “essence of nature”.

 

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Special Newsletter London Design Festival 2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.09.2014 - Tagged as:

This year our Guide London 2014 (PDF download) will help you discover more possibilities with the minimum of effort.

This year our Guide London 2014 (PDF download) will help you discover more possibilities with the minimum of effort.

In September the subject of design will once more dominate public life in a number of major European cities – including the British capital, as the London Design Festival comes to town. The Thameside city is already home to some of the world’s leading designers and architects, which will naturally have a positive impact on the festival.

 

From 17 to 21 September leading protagonists in the field of design will be actively participating in the festival, benefitting not only the exhibitors but also attending professionals, visitors and consumers. Newcomers will feel equally at home in London, as will the craftsmanship-oriented specialists at Decorex International, which this year will take place in a new and impressive venue in Syon Park.

 

In all its facets – even well beyond the mainstream – the London Design Festival spreads right across the city, establishing local focal points (Tent London & Super Brands London) and individual centres (designjunction). Visitors with an instinct for exploring the design world will find the ideal opportunity for this in the twentieth 100% Design show. What began as a rather unpretentious exhibition in a tent in the Kings Road in 1995 has since developed into a widely respected centre for top British and international design.

 

Architonic’s Special Newsletter London Design Festival 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

'Tribu' coffee tables by Michela & Paolo Baldessari for De Castelli

‘Tribu’ coffee tables by Michela & Paolo Baldessari for De Castelli

Architects Michela and Paolo Baldessari have designed a metal coffee table collection, ‘Tribù’ for Italian design brand De Castelli, which, in spite of its material, has an ethereal appearance bordering on transparency.

 

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'Burnt' chopping boards by Alban Le Henry & Noé Borst

‘Burnt’ chopping boards by Alban Le Henry & Noé Borst

Designers Alban Le Henry and Noé Borst used pyrography, the art of decorating wood by burning designs into its surface, to make ‘Burnt’, a series of hand made chopping boards for Great Design Gallery in Paris.

 

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Mon 1.9.

Social-housing and Offices Le Marais by Atelier du Pont (FR)

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Social-housing and Offices Le Marais by Atelier du Pont, photo: Frédéric Delangle

Social-housing and Offices Le Marais by Atelier du Pont, photo: Frédéric Delangle

Atelier du Pont has reconstructed a building within the perimeter of the Plan to Protect and Restore the Marais (PSMV), a social-housing and offices complex not far from the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

 

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Beef & Liberty Restaurant by Spinoff (JP)

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Beef & Liberty Restaurant by Spinoff, photo: Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Beef & Liberty Restaurant by Spinoff, photo: Jonathan Leijonhufvud

Tokyo’s Spinoff has designed Beef & Liberty, the gourmet burger restaurant’s second Hong Kong shop in a popular retail area near Pacific Place.

 

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Sun 31.8.

Thermal versatility

Posted by Walter Phillips on 31.08.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

R-House in Tokyo blends privacy and transparency

R-House in Tokyo blends privacy and transparency

New architect-designed homes in Tokyo are often impenetrable from the street. However, this house, in an exclusive enclave, takes the opposite approach. Designed by Riccardo Tossani Architecture, the house is almost entirely glazed, with fine aluminium blades creating just a veil of privacy. “We wanted to capitalise on the views over a nearby park, as well as maximising light,” says architect, Riccardo Tossani, who worked closely with his partner, Interior architect, Atsuko Itoda. Arup Engineers also formed part of the team. “Many new homes turn their back on neighbours,” says Tossani. “The density in Tokyo often favours this approach.” (Text by Stephen Crafti)

 

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Fri 29.8.

BuzziSpace relaunches Ernest Race’s classic designs

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Rocker by Ernest Race for BuzziSpace

The Rocker by Ernest Race for BuzziSpace

British designer Ernest Race’s iconic 1950s designs, including classics like the Antelope, the Rocker and the BA3, are being relaunched by Belgian design brand BuzziSpace in homage to the celebrated designer.

 

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