Wed 8.3.

Optimist Shop by 314 Architecture Studio

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Optimist Shop by 314 Architecture Studio

Photographer: Panagiotis Voumvakis

The optical shop C_29 / ’Optimist’, is an interwar listed building of a total surface 90m2 and is located in the centre of Chalkida. The space is airy and expands along the central market and the back courtyard / patio which is formed in the core of the building. The building itself is a composite construction with the ground floor being made of bearing masonry and the two floors of reinforced concrete bearer and filling brickwork. The main design aspect was the creation of a gradient technique in the texture of materiality in order to emphasize the reflection and the absorbance of light. (more…)

Tue 7.3.

Yangzhou Zhongshuge by Li Xiang / X+Living

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Yangzhou Zhongshuge by Li Xiang  X+Living

Photographer: Shao Feng

Water, the cradle of everything, and the breeding ground of culture. Yangzhou was born near water. In the past,guiding by water, many literati and poets visited and gathered here. Also, this was a place loved by wits and beauties. In the book “A Dream of Red Mansions”, when Lin Dai-Yu is missing her hometown, the verses“Spring flower and autumn moon, green hills and clear water; twenty-four bridges, relics of the Six Dynasties”will come to her mind; this verses had raised so many people’s imagination about twenty-four bridges. In 2016, Zhongshuge was attracted by this beautiful and ethereality place, and hoped to enrich the beauty of Yangzhou with its own charm! (more…)

Mon 6.3.

Andreu World’s Raglan sofa – Sleek. Sustainable. Versatile.

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Andreu World's Raglan sofa - Sleek. Sustainable. Versatile.

 
The family of modular lounge chairs, sofas and benches incorporates durable upholstery and meticulous stitching detail that delivers impressive flexibility reminiscent of its namesake sleeve. Andreu World and Piergiorgio Cazzaniga designed Raglan to withstand the round-the-clock energy of collaborative spaces while offering a seemingly limitless range of fabric, color, and finish combinations—giving designers the leeway to specify Raglan as they see fit. Considering that Andreu World uses exclusively FSC®-certified wood and has received a Best of NeoCon recognition, Raglan demands a second look. Reinvent your collaborative space with Raglan.

 

https://www.andreuworld.com/product/Raglan

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Mineral Springs by superkül

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Mineral Springs by superkül

Photographer: Shai Gil

Mineral Springs is a story of a farmhouse saved from demolition and bolstered by a very different addition. Built on 16 acres of land in the Niagara Escarpment – a working countryside and UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve –this house extension makes a strong connection to its natural environment and the existing century farmhouse on the site. (more…)

Fri 3.3.

Villa Z by Mohamed Amine Siana

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Villa Z by Mohamed Amine Siana

Photographer: Doublespace

This striking structure draws its inspiration from Moroccan cultural roots, while opening up to new horizons. The intention was – working closely with the client’s lifestyle in mind – to build a house with discretion and introversion. The design centers on the opacity of the main facade, combining the principles of traditional architecture with a strong contemporary identity. (more…)

Thu 2.3.

Villa MM by Felix Held Architekt

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Villa MM by Felix Held Architekt

Photographer: Ralph Feiner

The client asked for a house that blends into the landscape, with outstanding rooms and a sophisticated interior design. We studied historical residential architecture, to understand the idiosyncrasies of long–lasting structures. (more…)

Wed 1.3.

Suunto by Rune & Berg Design

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Suunto by Rune & Berg Design

Photographer: P Meeri Utti

Suunto’s headquarters and production lines are situated in Vantaa, the capital region of Finland. A decision was made to renew the buildings office and social spaces to improve the user experience of both employees and visitors. Suunto holds in great value the time and effort spent on designing a good user experience for their own products. The same quality of design and research was taken into account by Rune & Berg Design as they explored the world of Suunto employees and brand. Through interviews and workshops, the designers were able to form a picture of what the renewed space should offer its users.

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Tue 28.2.

DOCKS by Romero Vallejo

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DOCKS by Romero Vallejo

 

“While industrial manufacturing processes and their architecture are a source of inspiration to generate a construction detail that the aluminum base structure is developed from, an analysis of the different manners in which people sit down, including both improvised and informal ways, helps to define the collection´s overall geometry. Docks is a modular, open and flexible furniture collection that takes into account the links between the pieces and interaction with the human body, resulting in an unequivocal sense of balance. Cushions and supports are placed over a light, stackable and easily transportable aluminum structure to create more complex sofas, beds and rest areas. Lights, shadows and rhythm generate abstract forms that take us back to the roots of the Mediterranean. Docks is the essence of GANDIABLASCO.” (more…)