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Thu 14.1.

Architonic Special Maison et Objet 01.2016

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.01.2016 - Tagged as:

Photo: Fillioux & Fillioux

Photo: Fillioux & Fillioux

Specification is the name of the game at this January’s edition of MAISON&OBJET in Paris.

 

With interior architects and designers Philippe Boisselier and Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance tasked with delivering an engaging scenography, the fair – held once again at the city’s Parc des Expositions in Paris Nord Villepinte – has been given an overhaul in terms of organisational logic. Visitors will be invited to get up close and personal with high-end products and materials across three new hubs – Maison, Objet and Luxury, Design and Interior Decoration.

 

Of particular interest to architects, interior architects, designers and planners will be Luxury, Design and Interior Decoration, and the ACTUEL Contract exhibition, which brings together textile producers, materials experts, as well as specialists in bespoke furniture, coverings and lighting. Also of interest: the DESIGNERS’ STUDIO in Hall 8, which, open to specifiers and labelled SpecialArchiDesigners exhibitors only, offers a comfortable and practical workspace and hospitality area in which you can get down to business.

 

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Wed 13.1.

Architonic Live at Heimtextil 2016

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.01.2016 - Tagged as:

Heimtextil Theme Park at Heimtextil 2016

Heimtextil Theme Park at Heimtextil 2016

Architonic is in Frankfurt this week for the 2016 edition of Heimtextil, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles. Here below is a link to our Facebook photo tour of the Heimtextil Theme Park, a design concept developed by the WGSN Group, which is a presentation of the ‘Well-Being 4.0’ trend theme prepared by the International Trend Table.

 

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Alejandro Aravena, photo: Cristobal Palma

Alejandro Aravena, photo: Cristobal Palma

The Pritzker Architecture Prize honors a living architect or architects whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision, and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture. This year Chilean Architect Alejandro Aravena has been selected as the 2016 Laureate. Watch the announcement video below for a selection of his work and his perspective on architecture in is his own words.

 

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Tue 12.1.

Airwell House by ADX Architects (SG)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.01.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Airwell House by ADX Architects. photo: Edward Hendricks

Airwell House by ADX Architects. photo: Edward Hendricks

The house is an inter terrace house in the lush verdant surrounds of Thomson suburbs, facing the fields of James Cook University. Our clients were a couple who had bought the old single storey house as their matrimonial home. The intention was to demolish and rebuild a new house. (text by ADX Architects)

 

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Aimer Lingerie Factory by Crossboundaries, photo: Yang Chao Ying

Aimer Lingerie Factory by Crossboundaries, photo: Yang Chao Ying

When Aimer first approached Crossboundaries in 2004, it requested a factory compound of 14000 sqm gross floor area that could house conventional storage, manufacturing, and a 300-people dormitory by individual functions. However, as Aimer grew rapidly in China, the leadership quickly foresaw the importance to upgrade its operation shifting from a production-focused business to a genuine fashion brand. In order to reinforce its brand image and adapt to a maturing economy, Crossboundaries was asked to add a Research and Development office, a 23000sqm distribution center as well as spaces to showcase its products. The realized facility of 53000sqm in 2014 represents a successful collaboration between Aimer and the designers in rethinking the future of the Chinese brand that integrates production, brand building with the well-being of employees. (text by Crossboundaries)

 

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Mon 11.1.

Stitched Up: tailor-made design from Presotto

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.01.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Presotto’s furniture enables the open spaces popular in modern homes to be reorganised to satisfy all requirements without compromising style and elegance

Presotto’s furniture enables the open spaces popular in modern homes to be reorganised to satisfy all requirements without compromising style and elegance

If you’re the owner of an Italian, tailor-made suit, you need no convincing of the value of bespoke quality. Premium Italian brand PRESOTTO sees design in exactly the same light, their new ‘Tailor Made Project’ of supremely customisable furniture systems testifying to this. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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Dentsu London by align (UK)

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Dentsu London by align

Dentsu London by align

Japanese minimalism meets Star Trek. The relocation of Dentsu (now McgarrryBowen) to new offices in London’s west end – a total of 11,000 sq feet over four floors. The brief included: combining multiple divisions for the first time under one roof in the west end; bringing all the various business and geographical cultures together; creating a high-impact space with a real sense of arrival. (text by align)

 

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Sun 10.1.

Architonic Guide: imm cologne 2016

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Architonic Guide: imm cologne 2016

Architonic Guide: imm cologne 2016

From January 18 to 24 the 2016 edition of imm cologne will have more than 1,200 exhibitors from over 50 countries, plus emerging young design talent, a ‘Smart Home’ installation showing the latest in intelligent networking, and Sebastian Herkner’s ‘Das Haus’ which offers visitors the chance to investigate a total, concept-led living environment. To help you navigate the expanse of this year’s imm, Architonic has created an imm cologne 2016 Architonic Guide, an indispensable trade-fair companion with a selection of the best manufacturers along with detailed hall plans and stand numbers.

 

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