Thu 21.5.

Architonic Newsletter 05.2015

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MGA’s eight-storey Wood and Innovation Design Centre in British Columbia

MGA’s eight-storey Wood and Innovation Design Centre in British Columbia

A raft of new high-rise timber projects internationally are exploiting the potential that wood – an age-old, natural and robust building material – has to change the face of our cities. Wood is not only cost-effective to use, but, when compared to conventional reinforced concrete, environmentally friendly, emission-free and eminently sustainable.

 

Here’s what you’ll find in our May Newsletter:

 

Event Agenda June–July 2015
Architonic Photo Tours: Milano Design Week 2015
Getting High (on Wood)
Architonic Trend Analysis: Material Tendencies
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results No. 41: Dining tables with top in solid wood
Inspiring Spaces No. 33: Stairwells
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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

Fondazione Prada by OMA*AMO (NL)

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'Fondazione Prada' by OMA*AMO, photo: Bas Princen © Fondazione Prada

Fondazione Prada by OMA*AMO, photo: Bas Princen © Fondazione Prada

The new Milan venue of the Fondazione Prada, seven years in the making and designed by OMA, opened to the press and on May 9 to the public. The project, led by Rem Koolhaas, Chris van Duijn and Federico Pompignoli, is a milestone in OMA’s long-term collaboration with Prada, delivering a 19,000 m2 campus dedicated to art. (text by OMA*AMO)

 

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Wed 20.5.

Bistro Proti Proudu by Mimosa Architekti & Modulora (CZ)

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Bistro Proti Proudu by Mimosa Architekti & Modulora, photo: Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma - BoysPlayNice.com

Bistro Proti Proudu by Mimosa Architekti & Modulora, photo: Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma – BoysPlayNice.com

Electric current and connections are the main themes of the interior design of Proti Proudu Bistro, a cafe in the Prague district of Karlín.

 

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The RUGX configurator helps you find the carpet of your dreams – and, in the process, sets great store by contemporary architecture. The online tool places the carpet in virtual spaces like this lobby, designed by architectural office GRAFT

The RUGX configurator helps you find the carpet of your dreams – and, in the process, sets great store by contemporary architecture. The online tool places the carpet in virtual spaces like this lobby, designed by architectural office GRAFT

Carpet specialist Object Carpet has gained a worldwide reputation with carpets that satisfy even the most demanding of architects, such as Zaha Hadid or Hitoshi Abe. For years now, the company has successfully combined high design standards with supreme suitability for everyday use. (by Johannes Hünig)

 

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Mixed-use Freestanding Units by Sebastián Erazo Fischer, photo: Laure Garcia Castelli

Mixed-use Freestanding Units by Sebastián Erazo Fischer, photo: Laure Garcia Castelli

Made for the entrance hall of a typical Berlin flat, Sebastián Erazo Fischer’s mixed-use units are made to sit, take shoes off, store them, as well as hang coats and store other daily life accessories.

 

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Architonic at NYCxDesign 2015

Architonic at NYCxDesign 2015

Following Architonic’s Brooklyn NYCxDesign selection it’s on to Manhattan and ICFF and Wanted Design. Here is our final Facebook photo gallery with images of the best brands shown at these two influential exhibitions.

 

> to Architonic at NYCxDesign 2015: ICFF & Wanted Design
Manufacturers shown here include: David Gaynor Design, Pelle, Uhuru, Workstead at ICFF and Egg Collective, Token, DLV Designs in the context of Wanted Manhattan.

 

> you can also read more about these brands and more on Architonic

Mon 18.5.

OVD 919 House by SAOTA (ZA)

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OVD 919 House by SAOTA, photo: Adam Letch

OVD 919 House by SAOTA, photo: Adam Letch

The brief for OVD 919, a house by SAOTA, was to create a spectacular home which encapsulated the expansive 360 degree mountain and sea views of the site, the Cape Town mountain ridge below Lions Head with views of Robben Island to the North and Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles to the South.

 

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Constructed in just eight months, GMP Architekten and Nüssli International’s show-stopping 25,000-seater Baku Crystal Hall in Azerbaijan features an angular facade made of reflective PVC-PES mesh fabric and PVC-coated polyester

Constructed in just eight months, GMP Architekten and Nüssli International’s show-stopping 25,000-seater Baku Crystal Hall in Azerbaijan features an angular facade made of reflective PVC-PES mesh fabric and PVC-coated polyester

Its roots may lie in transient structures, but contemporary textile architecture, with all its creative, functional and ecological possibilities, is definitely here to stay. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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