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Wed 2.3.

Material Tendencies: Front

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.03.2016 - Tagged as: , ,

Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren of Front - Photo © Architonic

Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren of Front – Photo © Architonic

Swedish design duo Front realise their fantasies by creating design objects that are often surprising and somewhat irritating at first sight. Architonic met Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2016 to find out more about their passion for experimenting with different materials and discovering new technologies.

 

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Chimney by pS Arkitektur (SE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.03.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Chimney by pS Arkitektur, photo: Jason Strong Photography

Chimney by pS Arkitektur, photo: Jason Strong Photography

The challenge was to fit this friendly, open minded, top-of-the-art technical and busy company into an 18th century classified building in Stockholms old town. The entrance level houses a great lobby under the vaults. This is where you meet colleagues, have lunch or work over a cup of coffee. Foreign visitors from the film industry enjoy the cool atmosphere and the professionalism from staff and studios. The design concept is the Chimney Family – welcoming, professional and sporting gifts and souvenirs from all over the world. The interior is a mix of second hand and new furniture. (text by pS Arkitektur)

 

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Tue 1.3.

Newsletter Architonic Special Light and Building 2016

Posted by Walter Phillips on 01.03.2016 - Tagged as:

Light and Building

Light and Building

This March sees the international trade fair for lighting, design and networked building-services technology – with its clear professional orientation – welcome a global audience of over 200,000 to its eighth edition in Frankfurt.

 

Architects and technical planners in particular will find what Light + Building has to offer, with its developments in lighting design and technology, of immense value – a genuinely unmissable insight into a highly innovative and complex field, and one which is changing rapidly. In addition, visitors will be treated to the latest in smart homes, smart powered buildings and security technology.

 

But think smart and start your research before you arrive in Bankfurt (as the locals sometimes like to call it). Make your fair visit as productive as possible by downloading our trusty Architonic Guide Light + Building 2016 now.

 

Architonic’s newsletter for Light and Building 2016 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Architonic TOP 20 Lighting Brands 2015

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10 of the Architonic TOP 20 Lighting Brands 2015

10 of the Architonic TOP 20 Lighting Brands 2015

On the occasion of the Light+Building 2016 in Frankfurt, taking place from March 13-18th, we are following up with Architonic’s ranking of the Top Brands – this time drawing special attention to the big hitters when it comes to Lighting Brands.

 

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Mon 29.2.

The Revenant

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.02.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Respected German manufacturer VS completes the circle by introducing a considered edit of Richard Neutra's classic furniture designs into the architect's 1964 Haus Rang (Königstein im Taunus, Germany) for the first time

Respected German manufacturer VS completes the circle by introducing a considered edit of Richard Neutra’s classic furniture designs into the architect’s 1964 Haus Rang (Königstein im Taunus, Germany) for the first time

Hear the name RICHARD NEUTRA and you’d be forgiven for thinking first and foremost of the legendary Austrian-American architect’s sun-kissed Californian villas. But, as premium German furniture manufacturer VS highlights through a unique staging, Europe provided fertile creative ground for his pioneering work, too. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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House in Kosai by Shuhei Goto Architects, photo: Shuhei Goto Architects

House in Kosai by Shuhei Goto Architects, photo: Shuhei Goto Architects

This small house was planned for a long site extending north to south. The clients were a young couple with children. Their request was for a “bright indoor” and “privacy protection from west and south streets”. In order to get light to the back of the house from various parts, the roof and walls have an uneven shape. As a result, it became a characteristic shape, that of four buildings.

 

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Sun 28.2.

Stranded House by WHALE! (CL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.02.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Stranded House by WHALE!, photo: Hugo Bertolotto

Stranded House by WHALE!, photo: Hugo Bertolotto

The house is located in Tunquén, 122 km away from Santiago, in an area with gullies and ravines that steer the water into the valley. The site overlooks a landscape where the boxed estuary opens to the Tunquén wetland, before merging with the main beach and the Pacific Ocean. (text by WHALE!)

 

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Headquarters for Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) by Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH, photo: Helmut Pierer

Headquarters for Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) by Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH, photo: Helmut Pierer

The aim of the concept was to find an outstanding architectural object for the corporate headquarters, which was to provide optimal working and communication conditions for the approx. 1,600 employees from various different ÖBB companies. The 88m high office tower acts as a landmark for the new district south of the new main train station. An S-shaped curve of the building and the recess at the site‘s northern border opens the structure to the forecourt. The dynamically curved main form and the smooth rounded surface are reminiscent of modern high-speed trains. (text by Zechner & Zechner)

 

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