Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.02.2014 - Tagged as: Japan, Tadao Ando
Palazzo Grassi Teatrino. Concrete and natural light, two elements that are omnipresent in the works of Tadao Ando; photo ORCH orsenigo chemollo
Since establishing his design studio in 1969, Tadao Andō has surprised with raw concrete constructions and clean geometric forms, that have become symbols of his success. The Japanese architect has left his mark on the global landscape, from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Texas to the Armani Teatro in Milan, and Shanghai Opera House, scheduled for spring 2014. (Interview by Keiko Sumino-Leblanc and Silvano Mendes)
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Catalan Economists Institute Headquarters by Roldán + Berengué, arqts., photo: Jordi Surroca
The façade of the new Catalan Economists Institute Headquarters in Barcelona by Roldán + Berengué is a “vertical square” with the foyers of each floor superimposed.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.02.2014 - Tagged as: archi5, library
Mediatheque Mont de Marsan by archi5, photo: courtesy Communauté d’agglomération du Marsan
Montreuil, France based architects archi5 have created a modern library, la Mediatheque Mont de Marsan, for the Marsan urban community in southwestern France. A large square with a transparent facade and a planted roof, the Mediatheque features a unique open patio at its centre, “the volumes of which recall Alvar Aalto’s vases” – the first patio used by a Media Library as an open reading room.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.02.2014 - Tagged as: newsletter
MAISON&OBJET ASIA Designer of the Year: Kenneth Cobonpue ; © KennethCobonpue
After having established itself over the last couple of decades as almost synonymous with design in Paris, Maison&Objet is now expanding into Asia, setting up its stall in the design capital that is Singapore. The first Asian edition will take place this March and already features a promising programme.
Here’s what you’ll find in our Maison&Objet Asia Special Newsletter:
Maison&Objet goes east: Welcome to Singapore!
They Are Coming to Singapore…
Talents at Their Peak: Kenneth Cobonpue
Rising Asian Talents
Maison&Objet Asia Presents the First ‘Interior Design & Lifestyle Summit’
Singapore Architecture & Design Projects on Architonic
Architonic’s Special Newsletter MAISON&OBJET ASIA 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.
‘S1′ pendant light by Thibaut Sld
‘S1′ by Thibaut Sld is a one meter long interactive pendant light that is aware of human activity nearby.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.02.2014 - Tagged as: Gensler, London
TechHub at 207 Old Street by Gensler
With just 90 days to contract, design, build and move into a new space, Gensler London in collaboration with contractors TPS Interiors made it happen for TechHub, home to some of the fastest-growing tech businesses in London.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.02.2014 - Tagged as: LaSelva studio, tiles
‘Atlas’ ceramic module by LaSelva studio
Designers David Galvañ and Manuel Bañó of LaSelva studio have created a modular ceramic tile design that provides a frame with six positions that, when placed together, create a pattern similar to a maze.
‘Krampon’ by Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates, photo: Yutaka Kinumaki
‘Krampon’ by Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates is a house on a rocky slope in Hyogo, Japan. A residential area where vestiges of nature still remain, the site is situated on sloped land amid a natural forest.