'5MM' taps by Ocostudio and ing.Castagnoli for Treemme

’5MM’ taps by Ocostudio and ing.Castagnoli for Treemme

It wears its name well ’5MM’ by Ocostudio and ing.Castagnoli for Italian tap brand Treemme Rubinetterie, constructed with a constant thickness of five millimetres and a 5mm outflow of water from its spout.

 

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Wed 19.11.

Architonic Newsletter 11.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.11.2014 - Tagged as:

Richard Lindvall’s interior for a restaurant in Stockholm uses copper for a fireplace hood

Richard Lindvall’s interior for a restaurant in Stockholm uses copper for a fireplace hood

As citizens of the 21st century, we are entranced by the achievements of our civilisation and the technical possibilities they offer. We appreciate top-quality industrial products as well as the artefacts created by manual craftsmanship. We surround ourselves with design and are inspired by its perfection in terms of function and appearance.

 

However, parallel to this public side of our life and lifestyle is another element, one that is shaped by age-old desires, anxieties and preferences. In these regions of our human nature, fire takes a central position, representing warmth, protection, light, community and culture.

 

It is therefore no surprise that we always wish to integrate living fire into our lives, even if we have to domesticate its intrinsic properties for this purpose. The fireplace may be subject to the same approach and treatment as other objects within the home, but at the same time, the powerful appeal it has on us operates at a higher level. Accordingly, our lead article, ‘Hearth and Home: Why Architects Are Warming Once Again to the Age-old Hearth’, places our love of the open fire in a cultural and interior-design context.

 

Contents in brief:

 

Architonic Photo Tours: Kortrijk 2014 and Orgatec 2014
Hearth and Home: Why Architects Are Warming Once Again to the Age-old Hearth
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 35: Wood-burning Stoves
Inspiring Spaces N° 27: Living Areas
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for November 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Long Live Craftsmanship!

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.11.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Sumptuous and round: “Bao” – a swivel armchair with elegant curves, design: EOOS

Sumptuous and round: “Bao” – a swivel armchair with elegant curves, design: EOOS

If Markus Benz were ever to write a book about his furniture company Walter Knoll, he would already have a fitting title up his sleeve. It would be called “True Values Never Die” – because preserving genuine values is the guiding philosophy behind the Walter Knoll brand. “We want to develop furniture with design-based values that will be understood anywhere in the world,” says the CEO. (by Atrium)

 

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Haugen Zohar’s tent-like structure enclosing a fireplace. Its porous walls – made of recycled wood pieces arranged in ever-diminishing, concentric circles as they rise up the roof — glow at night; photo: Jason Havneraas

Haugen Zohar’s tent-like structure enclosing a fireplace. Its porous walls – made of recycled wood pieces arranged in ever-diminishing, concentric circles as they rise up the roof — glow at night; photo: Jason Havneraas

Fireplaces were once essential: from prehistoric times to the 19th-century, a home’s hearth provided light, heat and a means with which to cook. Today, you might think they were superfluous, obsolete in this age of centrally heated buildings. Yet our desire for fireplaces has never been entirely extinguished. Ironically, if they were once primarily functional, they’re now widely considered an unnecessary yet romantic luxury. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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Shop 03 Frame store by i29 interior architects (NL)

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Shop 03 Frame store by i29 interior architects, photo: Ewout Huibers

Shop 03 Frame store by i29 interior architects, photo: Ewout Huibers

A successful temporary store earlier this year has led to a new location for Frame Magazine’s Shop 03, at Herengracht 178, Amsterdam, a serene completely white space offering a unique three-dimensional experience by i29 interior architects.

 

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Mon 17.11.

Ssense Head Office by Humà Design (CA)

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Ssense Head Office by Humà Design, photo: Adrien Williams

Ssense Head Office by Humà Design, photo: Adrien Williams

Situated at the top of a former textile factory in Montreal, the office of digital retailer Ssense takes an entire floor and transforms the space into a modern office space, studio and warehouse.

 

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Coop HK by Koncept Stockholm (SE)

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Coop HK by Koncept Stockholm

Coop HK by Koncept Stockholm

Koncept Stockholm’s interior design for retailer Coop Sverige AB’s headquarters echoes the interiors of their Coop stores with an added touch of playfulness.

 

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Sun 16.11.

Backyard by | n for Seibu Sogo department stores by Nendo (JP)

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Backyard by | n for Seibu Sogo department stores by Nendo, photo: Masaya Yoshimura

Backyard by | n for Seibu Sogo department stores by Nendo, photo: Masaya Yoshimura

Located in Seibu Sogo department stores in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro and Shibuya, Nendo Studio’s shop design for by | n features plinths with a plywood texture that appears gradually towards the base.

 

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