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Mon 20.6.

Blairgowrie 2 by InForm (AU)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.06.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Blairgowrie 2 by InForm, photo: Hilary Bradford & Derek Swalwell

Blairgowrie 2 by InForm, photo: Hilary Bradford & Derek Swalwell

Inform Architect designed a long linear roof plane that caps the entire building, protecting the loggia and deck. A full height vertical timber screen protects the loggia from the west and creates a dynamic front façade.

 

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Sun 19.6.

Skinning Up: Old Buildings, New Facades – Part I

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.06.2016 - Tagged as: ,

The new Corten-steel box within which the old Saarhaus sits affords the building two additional storeys. Photo: sop architekten, krischerfotografie

The new Corten-steel box within which the old Saarhaus sits affords the building two additional storeys. Photo: sop architekten, krischerfotografie

Be it for functional, aesthetic or energy-saving reasons, architects internationally are getting superficial and wrapping up existing structures or reworking facades. (text by Bettina Krause)

 

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House in Leiria by Aires Mateus e Associados, photo: SG+FG

House in Leiria by Aires Mateus e Associados, photo: SG+FG

The house is a recognisable archetype emptied of its centre by the light designed by a three height courtyard that opens horizontally at the garden level. Scale and volume are controlled in a chaotic context, with a clear identity that from its core relates with the historical legacy far away: the Leiria Castle. (text by Aires Mateus e Associados)

 

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Thu 16.6.

Nimbus: Never without my Roxxane Fly

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A high-performance LED luminaire for many different uses – easy to take along wherever you go. Photo: Mirjam Fruscella & Daniele Manduzio

A high-performance LED luminaire for many different uses – easy to take along wherever you go. Photo: Mirjam Fruscella & Daniele Manduzio

Instead of going to all the trouble of carrying a luminaire and extension cable out onto the terrace or balcony for example, this cableless, battery-powered luminaire by the name of “Roxxane Fly” gives you the unprecedented possibility of taking light where none was previously, or where it was too much effort to install permanent lighting.

 

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Landmark by Monadnock (NL)

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Landmark by Monadnock

Landmark by Monadnock

Monadnock has created a cladding structure with a combination of green and red bricks. The intention of the design is to be optimistic and approachable: it aims to be accessible and touchable. The building is conceived as a small object: abstract from a distance and intimate upon closer inspection.

 

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Wed 15.6.

Caimi Brevetti at XXI Triennale

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.06.2016 - Tagged as: ,

“Snowsound by Caimi. Design as you never heard it”.

“Snowsound by Caimi. Design as you never heard it”, photo: Raoul Iacometti, Interno20

Caimi Brevetti, founded in 1949, has built its identity relying on research and design. Ten years after the big exhibition “Today is already tomorrow”, Caimi Brevetti is back in Triennale. The company, one of the main manufacturers in the furniture and furniture complements markets, presents at the 21st Triennale in Milano the show “Snowsound by Caimi. Design as you never heard it” with main topic the sound and the importance of a correct acoustic design in public and domestic spaces.

 

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On The Tiles: FAP Ceramiche’s Roma Collection

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Leading Italian brand FAP Ceramiche's Roma collection – a total design programme of porcelain stoneware floor and wall tiling for both contract and residential projects

Leading Italian brand FAP Ceramiche’s Roma collection – a total design programme of porcelain stoneware floor and wall tiling for both contract and residential projects

The past meets the present in leading Italian porcelain-tile manufacturer FAP CERAMICHE’s new Roma collection, which marries classical design elegance with contemporary technology. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Tue 14.6.

Création Baumann: Calm And Serene

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.06.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Photo courtesy Création Baumann

Photo courtesy Création Baumann

Création Baumann offers the world’s largest range of acoustic fabrics, with around 100 designs and 2000 colours, including transparent and dense fabric weaves, and consequently a wide range of design possibilities for consciously managing room acoustics and rendering the room atmosphere more pleasant and comfortable. (text by Detail)

 

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