‘Counting the Rice’ table by Daniel Libeskind for Moroso

‘Counting the Rice’ table by Daniel Libeskind for Moroso

Italian design brand Moroso has released a limited edition of 30 ‘Counting the Rice’ tables, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, which accommodates and gives shape to the Counting the Rice exercise conceived by artist Marina Abramovic.

 

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Fri 17.10.

MAPFRE Complex by TSM Asociados (PE)

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MAPFRE Complex by TSM Asociados, photo: Gonzalo Cáceres

MAPFRE Complex by TSM Asociados, photo: Gonzalo Cáceres

TSM Asociados’ MAPFRE Complex in Lima, Peru, for Spanish transnational insurance company Mapfre, is composed of a two story commercial office and medical center, a chapel, a six storey columbarium building, a wake area and two basements.

 

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Thu 16.10.

Stormy Castle, Wales Wins 2014 RIBA Manser Medal (UK)

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Stormy Castle, Wales by Loyn & Co. Architects, photo: courtesy RIBA

Stormy Castle, Wales by Loyn & Co. Architects, photo: courtesy RIBA

Loyn & Co. Architects’ Stormy Castle, a contemporary private house atop a hillside on the Gower peninsula in Wales, has won the UK’s most prestigious housing design award, the 2014 RIBA Manser Medal.

 

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Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito / UAO (JP)

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Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito / UAO, photo: DAICI ANO

Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito / UAO, photo: DAICI ANO

On the former site of the Komatsu construction and mining equipment factory in Komatsu city, Ishikawa, Japan, Mari Ito / UAO has created the Science Hills science museum and communication center, a complex of four “low-rise waves”.

 

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Wed 15.10.

Volet Hook by Dimitri Bähler for Hay (DK)

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Volet Hook by Dimitri Bähler for Hay

Volet Hook by Dimitri Bähler for Hay

Swiss designer Dimitri Bähler has created a series of anodized aluminium hooks that are laser cut and folded in a way to hide the fixation system – a simple screw.

 

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Fortress Brick House by Wise Architecture, photo: Noh Kyoung

Fortress Brick House by Wise Architecture, photo: Noh Kyoung

Houses in Sindang-dong, a neighbourhood in Seoul, Korea, are built right up against each other at the foot of Hanyang City Wall which straddles a very narrow, steep hill overlooking the neighbourhood and the city.

 

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The side view of CHANGE’S T-foot model gives no indication that its height is adjustable

The side view of CHANGE’S T-foot model gives no indication that its height is adjustable

CHANGE represents a new generation of adjustable-height office desks and conference tables whose development has emphasized exemplary functionality, versatility and, most notably, a focus on design. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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object05: Some of the shelves become a staircase. Sitting on them transforms them into benches, and when accessed from behind they’re a closed desk. A thought experiment into the relationship between dynamic and static space, and the different functions of front and back. Photo: Hiroshi Iwasaki

‘Shelf + Desk + Chair = Office’ installation by Nendo for Kokuyo, photo: Hiroshi Iwasaki

Tokyo-based design studio Nendo has created an installation for Kokuyo Furniture for Orgatec 2014, the international trade fair for office and facility.

 

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