Wed 29.4.

Trend Report: Milan 2015, Part 3

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Layers by Nendo for Glas Italia, photo: © Le Vin Chin

Layers by Nendo for Glas Italia, photo: © Le Vin Chin

This is the third of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015 by Le Vin Chin. The most notable visual design trend in Milan this year was the layering of colour and light; transparency, translucency, and reflection.

 

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'Tyyni' Saana mirror by Maija Puoskari with Tuukka Tujula, photo: Chikako Harada

‘Tyyni’ Saana mirror by Maija Puoskari with Tuukka Tujula, photo: Chikako Harada

You can see the reflection of Finland’s legendary Saana mountain in ‘Tyyni’, a wall hung mirror with shelf by Helsinki-based designer Maija Puoskari.

 

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Tue 28.4.

Trend Report: Milan 2015, Part 2

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Humus and Porcelain Project, photo: © Le Vin Chin

Humus and Porcelain Project, photo: © Le Vin Chin

This is the second of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015 by Le Vin Chin. Playing with the design of the way we eat has launched many experimental restaurants with unconventional dining experiences over the past few decades. This year’s Milan definitely sees a sea-change in how mainstream this idea has become and how rigorously a designer can examine the subject without seeming outré. Quite simply, as we feel our natural resources diminishing, and as our own rate of human expansion continues to grow unabated, how we create and process food – both the macro- and the micro-processes – has never been more urgently in need of innovation.

 

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Cliffs Impasse by Ziegler Antonin Architecte, photo: Antonin Ziegler

Cliffs Impasse by Ziegler Antonin Architecte, photo: Antonin Ziegler

A small, traditional country house near the ocean in the Haute-Normandie region of northern France gains a contemporary light-filled extension for an ever expanding library in Ziegler Antonin’s Cliffs Impasse project.

 

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Mon 27.4.

Trend Report: Milan 2015, Part 1

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

The Open Making Platform by OpenDesk, photo: © Le Vin Chin

The Open Making Platform by OpenDesk, photo: © Le Vin Chin

This is the first of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015 by Le Vin Chin. Halfway through my visit to the Milan design week, this year, I posted a cri de coeur on Facebook: “Major FOMO. No time! No time!” The brevity only emphasised the point. Facebook had already blown up in preparation for the fair the previous week, Instagram was relating all the incredible stuff other people were seeing right then, in real time. Milan’s design week, in the digital age, gives you an incredible overview: you get to see the coolest installations and the most interesting pieces online before you’ve even set foot out of your AirBNB door. And doesn’t that show up the social trend and the design trend of the moment, our constant, continuous need for content, information and entertainment as enabled and encouraged by our new technological capabilities?

 

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MP apartment by Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti, photo: Carlo Baroni

MP apartment by Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti, photo: Carlo Baroni

The MP apartment was originally built in order to enjoy the landscape of Caldonazzo lake, near the village of S. Cristoforo, traditionally considered “Trento’s beach”. The apartment is surrounded by gardens and orchards and has a beautiful view on the lake. It is developed on three levels, beyond the basement: on the ground floor is the living area, the first floor hosts the bedrooms, and the attic is dedicated to study and relaxation activities. The main façade faces south, maximizing the benefits of the winter sunshine. (text by Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti)

 

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Sun 26.4.

Die Grüne Welle by SUPERBLOCK (AT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Die Grüne Welle terraced houses by SUPERBLOCK, photo: © SUPERBLOCK

Die Grüne Welle terraced houses by SUPERBLOCK, photo: © SUPERBLOCK

Our cities are growing, and their limits are increasingly expanding. The project “Grüne Welle” (“Green Wave”) by architects SUPERBLOCK and housing developer WBV GÖD is now completed, featuring an exemplary residential complex on the periphery of Vienna – between the city and the countryside – in which it could gain the first prize in the developer competition 2010. (text by SUPERBLOCK)

 

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Fri 24.4.

Architonic Trend Analysis: Space Typologies

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.04.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

As part of our ongoing Architonic Trend Analysis series, we've taken a look at space typologies, creating a top-ten ranking of different types of interior space, calculated by number of page views on architonic.com between 1 January and 30 November 2014.

As part of our ongoing Architonic Trend Analysis series, we’ve taken a look at space typologies, creating a top-ten ranking of different types of interior space, calculated by number of page views on architonic.com between 1 January and 30 November 2014.

It might be the final frontier, but it’s also close to our hearts. Space. On Architonic, we present a considered edit of the most notable reference projects out there, intelligently cross-linking these with products and profiles to give you the best joined-up briefing possible when it comes to the architecture and design scenes internationally. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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