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12,000 pink-painted wooden sticks by Ideo Arquitectura, photo: Miguel de Guzmán

12,000 pink-painted wooden sticks by Ideo Arquitectura, photo: Miguel de Guzmán

In order to achieve a contemporary design, which was our initial objective, we had to find an element with a strong character that would compete with the consistency of the 150-year-old-framed walls without eclipsing them. Therefore we created an artistic installation: more than 12.000 wooden magenta sticks that are hanging from the ceiling. (text by Ideo Arquitectura)

 

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Balmain Houses by Benn + Penna Architects, photo: Tom Ferguson

Balmain Houses by Benn + Penna Architects, photo: Tom Ferguson

Benn + Penna Architects’s material choice is quiet and refined, and the spaces are united through a variety of different timber selections. Balmain Houses double height volumes and seamless connections to external spaces create a surprising spaciousness within a relatively compact building envelope.

 

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Paddington Project by cm studio (AU)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.06.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Paddington Project by cm studio, photo: Caroline McCredie

Paddington Project by cm studio, photo: Caroline McCredie

Cm Studio designed the house to be light filled and reflect the simplicity of the original terrace, sympathetic to the heritage neighbourhood. This was achieved by creating highly flexible spaces, and maximising the functionality of every square mm of space.

 

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Tue 28.6.

Koch Membranen: A passionate problem solver

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.06.2016 - Tagged as: , ,

Photo: (c) Casino Bregenz (by Marcel A. Mayer)

Photo: (c) Casino Bregenz (by Marcel A. Mayer)

Koch Membranen, a company based in Rimsting near Chiemsee, in large parts resembles a laboratory. Already in its third generation, this pioneer in textile architecture develops tailor-made solutions for indoors and outdoors in cooperation with architects and planners. (text by Detail)

 

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Baan Kanom Chan by Anonym (TH)

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Baan Kanom Chan by Anonym, photo: Chaovarith Poonphol

Baan Kanom Chan by Anonym, photo: Chaovarith Poonphol

Baan Kanom Chan’s design allows the natural light to penetrate the inner space. Natural light plays a leading role in this area when it cast a shadow through the glass louvers. At the front of the house, the architect designed a double volume balcony that creates an inviting main entrance. It is a multifunction area where the owners and office staffs can use for any special events.

 

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Mon 27.6.

Jan Kath: Haute couture for the floor

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.06.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Photo: (c) Jan Kath

Photo: (c) Jan Kath

The current revival in textile floor coverings is not least thanks to Jan Kath, who with his creativity has set new standards for this traditional product. (text by Detail)

 

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The Tate Modern by Herzog & de Meuron (CH)

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The Tate Modern by Herzog & de Meuron, photo: Iwan Baan

The Tate Modern by Herzog & de Meuron, photo: Iwan Baan

Tate Modern’s new building brickwork reacts to the inclined faces of the form by stepping to approximate a pure geometry. With both of these simple actions, texture and perforation, the brickwork is transformed from a solid and massive material to a veil that covers the concrete skeleton of the new building.

 

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Sun 26.6.

Have a coffee at Starbucks in Manhattan with Marset lighting

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.06.2016 - Tagged as:

Photo courtesy Marset

Photo courtesy Marset

When you savor a good coffee in Starbucks, the environment, the company and the memories have a lot to do with the final experience. Good interior design is essential for the creation of the perfect coffee-drinking atmosphere, and Starbucks is dedicated to creating the best environment in their cafes.

 

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