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'Genius Loci' kitchen by Gabriele Centazzo for Valcucine

‘Genius Loci’ kitchen by Gabriele Centazzo for Valcucine

Inspired by the secretaire, the traditional writing desk that comes with secret drawers, ‘Genius Loci’ is a wall or island kitchen with clever drawers made with handcrafted details and eye-catching materials.

 

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Barton Restaurant by IsabelLopezVilalta + Asociados, photo: ©Alejo Bagué

Barton Restaurant by IsabelLopezVilalta + Asociados, photo: ©Alejo Bagué

Barton, located on a corner in the Eixample district, represents a new approach to the Barcelona restaurant scene. The relaxed, informal atmosphere is reminiscent of a rustic tavern and showcases a menu of tapas, main courses and Raw Food. (text by IsabelLopezVilalta + Asociados)

 

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Thu 30.4.

Architonic Guide: ICFF 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.04.2015 - Tagged as:

Architonic Guide: ICFF 2015

Architonic Guide: ICFF 2015

Architonic has created a new time-saving guide to help navigate the show floors of ICFF 2015, the 27th International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. Architonic’s indispensable show guides always feature a selection of the best manufacturers along with detailed hall plans and stand numbers. In addition to the downloadable PDF, printed copies of the guide will also be available in select stands on the show floors. At ICFF Architonic will be welcoming visitors in the Architonic Concept Space from May 16 to 19, at Level 1, Stand 1200 – be sure to stop by and visit!

 

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Daylight for Salzburg's main station. Only with transparent films could the construction be realised in the projected shape and with the planned efficiency; photo: CENO Membrane Technology

Daylight for Salzburg’s main station. Only with transparent films could the construction be realised in the projected shape and with the planned efficiency; photo: CENO Membrane Technology

From 4 to 7 May 2015, Techtextil in Frankfurt will once again be throwing open its doors. The international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens will be showing all the relevant applications for these products – not only within the framework of industrial-manufacturing processes. If one looks at the possible applications of fabrics and films in architecture, then, besides classical facade and roof constructions, it is their use in connection with artificial or natural light in particular that is of increasing interest.

 

ETFE films have successfully established themselves as an alternative to glass, especially in outdoor areas, while indoors textiles from a variety of materials help to create different lighting moods. A few projects already document the wide range of uses of these products, whose respective modes of action architects take into careful consideration and which are implemented individually in close cooperation with manufacturers or processors. Textile solutions now make sense in not just very large projects. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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Wed 29.4.

Trend Report: Milan 2015, Part 3

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Layers by Nendo for Glas Italia, photo: © Le Vin Chin

Layers by Nendo for Glas Italia, photo: © Le Vin Chin

This is the third of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015 by Le Vin Chin. The most notable visual design trend in Milan this year was the layering of colour and light; transparency, translucency, and reflection.

 

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'Tyyni' Saana mirror by Maija Puoskari with Tuukka Tujula, photo: Chikako Harada

‘Tyyni’ Saana mirror by Maija Puoskari with Tuukka Tujula, photo: Chikako Harada

You can see the reflection of Finland’s legendary Saana mountain in ‘Tyyni’, a wall hung mirror with shelf by Helsinki-based designer Maija Puoskari.

 

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Tue 28.4.

Trend Report: Milan 2015, Part 2

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Humus and Porcelain Project, photo: © Le Vin Chin

Humus and Porcelain Project, photo: © Le Vin Chin

This is the second of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015 by Le Vin Chin. Playing with the design of the way we eat has launched many experimental restaurants with unconventional dining experiences over the past few decades. This year’s Milan definitely sees a sea-change in how mainstream this idea has become and how rigorously a designer can examine the subject without seeming outré. Quite simply, as we feel our natural resources diminishing, and as our own rate of human expansion continues to grow unabated, how we create and process food – both the macro- and the micro-processes – has never been more urgently in need of innovation.

 

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Cliffs Impasse by Ziegler Antonin Architecte, photo: Antonin Ziegler

Cliffs Impasse by Ziegler Antonin Architecte, photo: Antonin Ziegler

A small, traditional country house near the ocean in the Haute-Normandie region of northern France gains a contemporary light-filled extension for an ever expanding library in Ziegler Antonin’s Cliffs Impasse project.

 

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