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Thu 10.11.

Church San Giovanni Battista by Mario Botta

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.11.2016 - Tagged as:

Church San Giovanni Battista by Mario Botta

Photographer: Enrico Cano

In 1986 an avalanche overwhelmed the small village of Mogno, Maggia Valley. The church San Giovanni Battista rises up on the site of the small 17th-century homonymous chapel and, though it preserves the relatively modest dimensions, it introduces a new image and a new language.

 

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Wed 9.11.

Invisible Border by Mad Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.11.2016

Invisible Border

Photographer: Moreno Maggi

“Architects usually creates borders by defining spaces – what is inside and outside, what is nature and the artificial – but today’s society already has too many invisible borders. As architects we should instead focus on how can we blur those borders and encourage interaction across them” – Ma Yansong

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Tue 8.11.

Hudson Guesthouse

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.11.2016

Hudson Guesthouse

Photographer: Scott Frances

The master plan for this four-acre hillside site outside of the Upstate New York town of Hudson includes a new guesthouse and pool adjacent to an existing contemporary home. The 20-foot-by-45-foot pool takes advantage of the property’s Hudson Valley views, while the guesthouse, nearly surrounded by a new meadow, forms an entry court with the main structure.

 

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Fri 4.11.

The Empire Strikes Back: Vienna Design Week

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.11.2016 - Tagged as:

The Empire Strikes Back: Vienna Design Week

The city as showroom: Vienna Design Week’s tenth edition continued to adhere to the founding principle of being ‘a culture festival, not a fair'; photo: Kollektiv Fischka

Austria’s empire might be long gone, but its former imperial might is still writ large in its capital’s grandiose imperial architecture. In the contemporary, global scheme of things, of course, Vienna isn’t that big. And certainly for the author of this piece, who made an almost direct passage at the end of September from the London Design Festival to Vienna Design Week, there was less ground to cover in the city of coffee houses and prancing horses than on the island. (text by Simon Keane-Cowell )

 

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Thu 3.11.

MARSET: When History and Design go hand in hand

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.11.2016 - Tagged as:

When History and Design go hand in hand

Mercer Hotel Barcelona

 

The Mercer Hotel Barcelona—an exclusive, five star “Grand Luxe” hotel that’s listed as a historical monument in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic neighborhood—protects a piece of Barcelona’s valuable historical heritage, as it includes sections of the Roman walls of the ancient city of Barcino, parts of which date back to the 1st century A.D.
Hotel guests have exclusive access to the medieval frescoes of the 28th bastion, discovered during a four-year renovation by architect Rafael Moneo.
Moneo’s vision integrates these items of great historical value with modern design pieces, such as Marset’s Ginger floor lamp in the hotel lounge and Cala outdoor lamp on the rooftop terrace.

 

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Fri 28.10.

No Interruptions: Bette

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No Interruptions: Bette

With the flush-mounted BetteFloor shower base the shower becomes part of the floor, while a wide range of different shapes and sizes means it can be integrated harmoniously into any kind of flooring or design

A new, highly considered colour collection marks the tenth anniversary of the launch of bathroom specialists Bette’s game-changing BetteFloor shower-area. (text by Katharina Sommer )

 

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Cell Division: Brunner

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Cell Division: Brunner

Relaxed sitting or focused work? Both are possible with the “cellular” modular workspaces from Brunner

With its modular CELLULAR workspaces, the German contract furniture brand BRUNNER adapts the classical work cell to the demands of the modern open-space office. (text by Katharina Sommer )

 

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Wed 26.10.

MIX&MATCH by Flavia del Pra for GAN

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.10.2016 - Tagged as:

 
This product by GAN is as fresh, sophisticated and cheerful as Brazil, its country of origin. The collection adds a new twist to classic concepts with innovative shapes, copper and ceramics. Bowls, side tables for serving and presenting food, pedestals that give pride of place to a work of art or a lovely plant… Find the perfect spot and add a little everyday pleasure to your home.
 
http://www.gan-rugs.com/en/products/accesories/mix-match/
 
https://www.architonic.com/es/product/gan-mix-match-bandeja-40×40-pink/1401816
 

MIX&MATCH by Flavia del Pra for GAN

MIX&MATCH by Flavia del Pra for GAN

 

MIX&MATCH by Flavia del Pra for GAN

MIX&MATCH by Flavia del Pra for GAN

 

MIX&MATCH by Flavia del Pra for GAN

MIX&MATCH by Flavia del Pra for GAN

 

MIX&MATCH by Flavia del Pra for GAN

MIX&MATCH by Flavia del Pra for GAN

 

MIX&MATCH by Flavia del Pra for GAN

MIX&MATCH by Flavia del Pra for GAN

 

MIX&MATCH by Flavia del Pra for GAN

MIX&MATCH by Flavia del Pra for GAN

 

MIX&MATCH by Flavia del Pra for GAN

MIX&MATCH by Flavia del Pra for GAN

 

MIX&MATCH by Flavia del Pra for GAN

MIX&MATCH by Flavia del Pra for GAN