Thu 23.7.

Material Tendencies: Richard Hutten

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.07.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

Richard Hutten - Photo © Architonic

Richard Hutten – Photo © Architonic

Richard Hutten is known for his playful approach to design. Always wondering how he might add something fresh and unusual, his aim is to create new possibilities to the already existing. His works reflect his personal signature, which might be described as optimistic, fun, friendly and surprising.

 

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Park House by A-cero (ES)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.07.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Park House by A-cero, photo: Roi Alonso

Park House by A-cero, photo: Roi Alonso

Located in Madrid, A-cero’s Park House is an imposing single family residence with a stone and glass facade, 1,250 sqm built on a 1,700 sqm plot.

 

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Wed 22.7.

A Bigger Splash: The public outdoor pools currently making waves

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.07.2015 - Tagged as:

Basalt Architects’ design in Hofsós, Iceland exemplifies the current vogue for outdoor pools that strive to blend with their natural surroundings — in this case the Atlantic Ocean and nearby island of Drangey; photo: Gudmundur Benediktsson

Basalt Architects’ design in Hofsós, Iceland exemplifies the current vogue for outdoor pools that strive to blend with their natural surroundings — in this case the Atlantic Ocean and nearby island of Drangey; photo: Gudmundur Benediktsson

Outdoor swimming is experiencing a watery renaissance, with a raft of noteworthy projects allowing bathers to do it the natural way, even in the most urban of contexts. Come on in. The water’s great. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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HAN Social Club by TAFF Arquitectos (MX)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.07.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

HAN Social Club by TAFF Arquitectos, photo: Wacho Espinosa

HAN Social Club by TAFF Arquitectos, photo: Wacho Espinosa

TAFF Arquitectos have designed a bar in Cancún, Mexico using a combination of materials that together create an inviting and seductive atmosphere.

 

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Tue 21.7.

Architonic Newsletter 07.2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.07.2015 - Tagged as:

Basalt Architects’ design in Hofsós, Iceland exemplifies the current vogue for outdoor pools that strive to blend with their natural surroundings — in this case the Atlantic Ocean and nearby island of Drangey; photo: Gudmundur Benediktsson

Basalt Architects’ design in Hofsós, Iceland exemplifies the current vogue for outdoor pools that strive to blend with their natural surroundings — in this case the Atlantic Ocean and nearby island of Drangey; photo: Gudmundur Benediktsson

Move over, infinity pool. There’s a new watery kid on the bathing block. A more natural take on outdoor swimming is developing as an international trend, one which allows bathing in even the most urban of contexts. What’s more, some of these new public pools are low on chemical agents, or even chemical-free, using plant life to clean them. Last one in’s a rotten egg!

 

Contents in brief:

 

A Bigger Splash: the public outdoor pools currently making waves
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Material Tendencies Part 2: Philippe Starck
Inspiring Search Results No. 43: Outdoor kitchens
Inspiring Spaces No. 35: Swimming pools / outdoor pools
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for July 2015 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Casa Xixim by Specht Harpman (US)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.07.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Casa Xixim by Specht Hartman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

Casa Xixim by Specht Harpman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

Casa Xixim by Specht Harpman, is a residence on a narrow lot fronting a protected bay in Tulum, Mexico, designed to be fully self-sufficient and to immerse the occupants in the range of environments that the site offers.

 

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Mon 20.7.

Kristalia New Headquarters by d-recta Srl Urban Management (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.07.2015 - Tagged as:

Kristalia New Headquarters by d-recta Srl Urban Management, photo: Paolo Contratti – Contratticompany Srl

Kristalia New Headquarters by d-recta Srl Urban Management, photo: Paolo Contratti – Contratticompany Srl

Italian furniture brand Kristalia has a new minimalist headquarters designed by Sandro Burigana of d-recta Srl Urban Management.

 

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Podolyan Store Project by FILD (UA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.07.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Podolyan Store Project by FILD, photo: Roman Pashkovskiy

Podolyan Store Project by FILD, photo: Roman Pashkovskiy

A rebranding collaboration by FILD with fashion designer Podolyan in 2014 has led to the design of a monobrand store in the heart of Kiev.

 

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