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Sun 31.1.

Sandwich by atelier st (DE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 31.01.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Sandwich by atelier st, photo: Bertram Bölkow

Sandwich by atelier st, photo: Bertram Bölkow

The location and the characteristics of the site could not be more beautiful. The steep hillside plot with its old, protected pine trees arises from the waterside of the Groß Glienicke Lake and offers a divine view. Due to the topographical hillside of the property with the lake situated in the northwest, the architecture deduces its primary functional and design attributes from this special situation. (text by atelier st)

 

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Fri 29.1.

Wood in the sky by group8 (CH)

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Wood in the sky by group8, photo: Régis Golay

Wood in the sky by group8, photo: Régis Golay

The project, located in a district listed by the Loi sur les Surélévations (Law on Raised Buildings) as being capable of being raised, aims to create an additional level on an existing attic. Its major challenge was to raise the three stairwells of the building while maintaining the existing part in operation throughout the duration of the works, all in the midst of an urban area. (text by group8)

 

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Thu 28.1.

Material Tendencies: Eugeni Quitllet

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.01.2016 - Tagged as: , ,

Eugeni Quitllet - Photo © Architonic

Eugeni Quitllet – Photo © Architonic

Describing himself as a ‘Disoñador’, a combination of the Spanish words designer and dreamer, Eugeni Quitllet likes to enter another dimension when designing objects and furniture. He believes that there should always be something magical in the object.

 

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Maison&Objet 2016

Maison&Objet 2016

Our final four Facebook photo galleries from Paris round out our coverage of Maison&Objet 2016. Here below, Architonic’s intrepid team has captured the best designs from the show floor for you to enjoy.

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Maison&Objet 2016, Part 3
Manufacturers shown include: SkLO, bosa, Ercol, designheure, De Castelli, Blackcork, addinterior, Normann Copenhagen, Functionals, Prostoria, Glas Italia, &TRADITION, martinelli luce, Original BTC Limited, Rex Kralj, Venetia Studium, FÜRSTENBERG

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Maison&Objet 2016, Part 4
Manufacturers shown include: molo, ENNE, TABISSO, BULO, Vondom, PEDRALI, Alki, Shibui, BIEGERT&FUNK, Lintex, enea, tala, Fast, Northern Lighting, Glamora, ONDARRETA, Jo-a, BOSC, Vij5, Expormim, Made In Ratio, Lina

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Maison&Objet 2016, Part 5
Manufacturers shown include: MUNNA, GINGER&JAGGER, Wiener Silber Manufactur, cc-tapis, HANDVÄRK, Utopia and Utility, Kalmar, Dante-Goods And Bads, Martin Huxford Studio, Meridiani, Wall&decò, Wildspirit, Porada, Fendi Casa, TUUCI

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Maison&Objet 2016, Part 6
Manufacturers shown include: Letti&Co., Gervasoni, Scab Design, Guaxs, Ethnicraft, TRADEWINDS, Deknudt Mirrors, 10deka, GlammFire, Domani, Eleanor Home

Wed 27.1.

Architecture Iran – geometry, light, space

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.01.2016 - Tagged as: ,

The decorative, polychrome exterior of industrial glass company Kaveh’s Tehran office, which was completed in 2015, also broadcasts what the firm manufactures

The decorative, polychrome exterior of industrial glass company Kaveh’s Tehran office, which was completed in 2015, also broadcasts what the firm manufactures

With Iran coming in from the cold, as it were, the heat is definitely on in terms of its architectural scene. Then again, many argue that the straitened era of sanctions has itself provided fertile creative ground for young Iranian architects. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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Architonic Newsletter 01.2016

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.01.2016 - Tagged as:

A Beveled Building by Ayeneh Office; Photo: Ayeneh Office

A Beveled Building by Ayeneh Office; Photo: Ayeneh Office

As geopolitical isolation gives way to international rapprochement for Iran, all eyes are on how this highly educated, culturally rich, as well as commodity rich, nation is going to develop. While certain sectors have undoubtedly been affected by decades of sanctions, the Iranian architecture scene – bereft of Western starchitectural interventions – has managed to flourish.

 

Our ‘Architecture Iran’ series looks at a range of projects completed recently in the Islamic Republic from a number of angles, with its second installment focusing on how the old Persian concerns of geometry and light are enjoying a renaissance in contemporary architectural praxis.

 

Contents in brief:

 

Event Agenda February 2016
Architonic Photo Tours: Heimtextil 2016 and imm cologne 2016
Architecture Iran – geometry, light, space
Material Tendencies N° 12: Eugeni Quitllet
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
WorkOf x Architonic | Greenpoint Studio Tours
Inspiring Search Results N° 49: Break-out furniture
Inspiring Spaces N° 41: Offices / workrooms
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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

Maison&Objet 2016

Maison&Objet 2016

Architonic was in Paris, France last weekend and early this week for Maison&Objet, the trade fair dedicated to lifestyle, decoration and design. Here’s our first two Facebook galleries of what we saw on the show floor.

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Maison&Objet 2016, Part 1
Manufacturers shown include: Muuto, EMKO, Petite Friture, Secto Design, Internoitaliano, Formagenda, Tom Dixon, Menu, Universo Positivo, Red Edition, Toulemonde Bochart, Softline, Kristalia, Innermost

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Maison&Objet 2016, Part 2
Manufacturers shown include: Amini, Brokis, EO, Anna Torfs, Il laboratorio dell’imperfetto, WIENER GTV DESIGN, by Lassen, Kenneth Cobonpue, antoniolupi, GUBI, Stellar Works

imm cologne 2016

imm cologne 2016

imm cologne 2016 has come to a close and here below are our final three photo galleries from Architonic’s extensive coverage of this international furnishing show. In parts 9 through 11 of our photo tours, we focus as always on the novelties from the best brands on the show floor. Enjoy!

 

> to Architonic in Cologne: imm 2016, Part 9
Manufacturers shown here include: Glatz, Jess Design, Scab Design, Bench, Ethnicraft, FREIFRAU, Janua, GANDIABLASCO, Frigerio, Gallotti&Radice, mox, jankurtz, Swiss Plus, Müller Möbelwerkstätten, Schulte Design, Houe, Tojo Möbel, Contardi Lighting

 

> to Architonic in Cologne: imm 2016, Part 10
Manufacturers shown here include: WOGG, Röshults, EMU Group, string furniture, TREKU, ONDARRETA, Label, Conmoto, adeco, böwer, Red Edition, Billiani, NEO/CRAFT, System 180, Karimoku New Standard, cc-tapis, PEDRALI, extremis, KriskaDECOR®, Cappellini, Zeitraum, Menu, Tom Dixon, Muuto

 

> to Architonic in Cologne: imm 2016, Part 11
Manufacturers shown here include: Muuto, e15, Capo d’Opera, Desalto, Petite Friture, GUBI, KETTAL, Alias, Crassevig, La Cividina, Kalmar, Nikari, Prostoria, Case Furniture, Ethimo, horgenglarus, Zanat, Ercol, Lampert, Contardi Lighting