Wed 27.8.

Alston Bar & Beef Restaurant by Jestico + Whiles (UK)

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Alston Bar & Beef Restaurant by Jestico + Whiles

Alston Bar & Beef Restaurant by Jestico + Whiles

Interior design practice Jestico + Whiles has completed a new steak and gin restaurant located in the catacombs of Glasgow’s Central Station for food and drink group Glendola Leisure. The Alston Bar & Beef restaurant is the first to open up under Glasgow’s busiest railway station and boasts a dramatic wall mural visible to passers-by.

 

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Architonic Guide: London 2014

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For the first time, Architonic has created its time-saving guide to help navigate show floors for the London Design Festival: 100% Design, Designjunction, Superbrands | Tent as well as various city events. Architonic’s indispensable show guides always feature a selection of the best manufacturers along with detailed hall plans and stand numbers. In addition to the downloadable PDF, printed copies of the guide will also be available in select stands on the show floors.

 

download the Architonic Guide: London 2014 here (PDF)

Tue 26.8.

Special Newsletter MAISON&OBJET September 2014

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Created to meet the needs of architects, interior designers and discerning clients, September 2014’s M&O | projets | at the entrance to Hall 7, with its more than with over 3,200 m² of stands, is an absolute must

Created to meet the needs of architects, interior designers and discerning clients, September 2014’s M&O | projets | at the entrance to Hall 7, with its more than with over 3,200 m² of stands, is an absolute must

MAISON&OBJET Paris occupies a unique place among Europe’s major trade fairs in that it takes place twice a year, in January and now in September. However, a closer look at this late-summer fireworks display of thematically related exhibitions, events and activities indicates that ʻtrade fairʼ is not really an adequate term to describe it.

 

From 5 to 9 September an exhibition area measuring a quarter of a million square metres will be bustling with life at the Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte. In addition to the established trade fair focal points in Halls 1 to 6, Halls 7 and 8 will – under the ʻLuxury & Designʼ label – feature scènes d’intérieur, M&O | projets | and now! design à vivre.

 

The fact that the Paris Design Week is intelligently timed to coincide with the fair means that at the beginning of September the French capital will become a single superlative design experience offering countless opportunities to get to know the very latest trends and visions, and not only an exciting creative scene, but also its main protagonists.

 

Architonic’s Special Newsletter MAISON&OBJET September 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

The Gorgeous Kitchen by Blacksheep (UK)

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The Gorgeous Kitchen by Blacksheep

The Gorgeous Kitchen by Blacksheep

London based Blacksheep has unveiled The Gorgeous Kitchen, an all-day dining concept launched as part of a regeneration project at T2, Heathrow Airport, operated by HMSHost International.

 

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Mon 25.8.

London – Generator of Architectural Impulses for the Modern World?

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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) opened its renovated gallery with ‘The Brits who Built the Modern World’ (exhibition poster)

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) opened its renovated gallery with ‘The Brits who Built the Modern World’ (exhibition poster)

London is not only the capital of Great Britain, it’s also the largest city in Europe and one of the strongest economical powerhouses worldwide, attracting more than 30 million visitors annually (2008). Many of them no doubt visit Tate Modern (Herzog & de Meuron) – some probably by crossing the Thames via the Millennium Bridge (Foster + Partners). Considering all the first-class tourist attractions it has to offer, one wonders if visitors will remember London as a future-oriented city, or if most of them identify it primarily with the glory days of a bygone empire – with Queen Victoria and Victorian buildings, or Harrods and Selfridges. They may, with some irony, reach the conclusion that while they’re grateful for the wonderful time they’ve had thanks to intelligent and long-term investments made in architecture 150 years ago, it remains to be seen, when looking at some of the newer buildings, whether their grandchildren will still want to visit London. (by Klaus Leuschel)

 

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Hotel Hotel lighting design by PointOfView, photo: Peter Bennetts

Hotel Hotel lighting design by PointOfView, photo: Peter Bennetts

Australia’s PointOfView has completed the lighting design for Hotel Hotel, a hotel by architects Fender Katselidis located in NewActon, the cultural center of Canberra.

 

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Sun 24.8.

Ring II Installation by Arnaud Lapierre (FR)

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Ring II Installation by Arnaud Lapierre, photo: ©Ghislain Coumes

Ring II Installation by Arnaud Lapierre, photo: ©Ghislain Coumes

French designer Arnaud Lapierre has updated his cubic mirror Ring installation that “breaks the perception of the place”.

 

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Fri 22.8.

Finefood Kärlek och Mat by Note Design Studio (SE)

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Finefood Kärlek och Mat by Note Design Studio, photo: Note

Finefood Kärlek och Mat by Note Design Studio, photo: Note

For a restaurant and coffee shop south of Stockholm, Note Design Studio took inspiration from the subtle variation and soft color changes of daylight in a photo series by Jordan Sullivan titled Death Valley, “that turns the harsh landscape into a poetic, inspiring place”.

 

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