Wed 1.10.

Markthal Rotterdam by MVRDV (NL)

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Markthal Rotterdam by MVRDV, photo: Ossip van Duivenbode

Markthal Rotterdam by MVRDV, photo: Ossip van Duivenbode

MVRDV’s Markthal, officially opened today, is the first covered food market in the Netherlands and draws inspiration from food markets in Stockholm, Barcelona and Valencia.

 

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Special Newsletter Kortrijk 2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 01.10.2014 - Tagged as:

Architonic totem by Samuel Schumacher

Architonic totem by Samuel Schumacher

This year’s Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium, will be taking place for the 24th time. From 17 to 26 October, more than 250 selected international brands with memorably designed stands will be presenting their products in the halls of Kortrijk Xpo, where they will be joined by about 100 newcomers. However, Interieur is more than just a trade fair. This painstakingly curated and always top-class design event, not satisfied with occupying just the Xpo site, will also enliven the city’s Buda Island.

 

British architect and publicist Joseph Grima will be responsible for the ambitious cultural programme. Five installations with SQM (Square Metre) labelling will spread across the Biennale locations, illustrating his slogan that “The Home Does Not Exist”. With excellent timing, Lars Müller Publishers has simultaneously brought out a publication in several volumes entitled “SQM: The Quantified Home”.

 

Marina Bautier, winner of the “Designer of the Year 2014″ award, will be presenting her work for the MA brand in Hall 3, where all prizewinners from 2006 onwards will be showing their latest designs for individual companies.

 

Architonic, too, will be present on the Xpo site with three striking totems, and we will be distributing not only our highly coveted bags but also invitations to the Architonic Disco.

 

Architonic’s Special Newsletter Kortrijk 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Tue 30.9.

Architonic in Bologna: Cersaie 2014, Parts 3 & 4

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.09.2014 - Tagged as:

Architonic in Bologna: Cersaie 2014

Architonic in Bologna: Cersaie 2014

Last week the Architonic team and more than 100,000 visitors attended CERSAIE in Bologna, Italy, the world’s largest exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings. Here below are the final two Facebook photo galleries from the show where more than 945 exhibitors presented their products.

 

> to Architonic in Bologna: Cersaie 2014, Part 3
Manufacturers shown include: Porcelanosa, Mirage, Villeroy & Boch, Porcelaingres, Catalano, Cordivari, Rubinetterie Treemme, Nobili

 

> to Architonic in Bologna: Cersaie 2014, Part 4
Manufacturers shown include: Stella, Kerasan, Casalgrande Padana, Atlas Concorde, Lea Ceramiche, Glass Design, DECOR WALTHER, Ceramica Flaminia, DURAVIT, VitrA Bad, Refin, AGROB BUCHTAL, NEOLITH, Nobili

Saraiva Bookstore by Studio Arthur Casas (BR)

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Saraiva Bookstore by Studio Arthur Casas, Photo: Fernando Guerra

Saraiva Bookstore by Studio Arthur Casas, Photo: Fernando Guerra

Located inside a mall in Rio de Janeiro, Saraiva Bookstore was conceived as a hybrid between a public square and a library, “a place for conviviality, leisure, concentration and rest at the same time” says its architect Studio Arthur Casas.

 

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Mon 29.9.

Architonic in Bologna: Cersaie 2014, Parts 1 & 2

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Architonic in Bologna: Cersaie 2014

Architonic in Bologna: Cersaie 2014

Last week the Architonic team made its way to Bologna, Italy for CERSAIE, the “International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings”. Here’s a look at the novelties from the best brands on the show floor in the first two of a series of Facebook photo galleries.

 

> to Architonic in Bologna: Cersaie 2014, Part 1
Manufacturers shown include: antoniolupi, Bisazza, XILO1934, Wall&decò, Ridea, Oset, Marazzi

 

> to Architonic in Bologna: Cersaie 2014, Part 2
Manufacturers shown include: Fap Ceramiche, Caesar, INALCO, VIVES Cerámica, Keope, Ceramiche Supergres, Porcelanosa

TwoRuba Bar by Studio AfroditiKrassa (UK)

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TwoRuba Bar by Studio AfroditiKrassa

TwoRuba Bar by Studio AfroditiKrassa

Studio AfroditiKrassa pushes the boundaries of the traditional curtain with a modern interpretation of the room divider using ‘metal mesh drapery’, an innovative, eco friendly and hardwearing bronze metal material.

 

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Sun 28.9.

Danish Meat Research Institute by C.F. Møller (DK)

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Danish Meat Research Institute by C.F. Møller

Danish Meat Research Institute by C.F. Møller

The Danish Meat Research Institute by C.F. Møller has a design based on the simple design idiom of its surrounding buildings, built in the 1970s, but with modern twists such as using pre-fabricated brick reliefs and incorporating bay windows.

 

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Fri 26.9.

Gloriously Glossy: The Versatile Tile Adorns the Coolest Interiors

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Tiles in a calming green – suggestive of being underwater – were chosen to line the interior of skincare brand Aesop’s Berlin store, designed by Weiss-Heiten

Tiles in a calming green – suggestive of being underwater – were chosen to line the interior of skincare brand Aesop’s Berlin store, designed by Weiss-Heiten

Given the huge vogue for cladding buildings in ceramic tiles, we shouldn’t be surprised to hear that they are now fast infiltrating interiors too. It’s not hard to see why. People find glazed ceramic tiles appealing because of their seductive qualities – their lusciously lustrous surfaces and, if patterned, their potential for being stunningly decorative. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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