Thu 30.4.

Architonic Guide: ICFF 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.04.2015 - Tagged as:

Architonic Guide: ICFF 2015

Architonic Guide: ICFF 2015

Architonic has created a new time-saving guide to help navigate the show floors of ICFF 2015, the 27th International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. 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. At ICFF Architonic will be welcoming visitors in the Architonic Concept Space from May 16 to 19, at Level 1, Stand 1200 – be sure to stop by and visit!

 

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Daylight for Salzburg's main station. Only with transparent films could the construction be realised in the projected shape and with the planned efficiency; photo: CENO Membrane Technology

Daylight for Salzburg’s main station. Only with transparent films could the construction be realised in the projected shape and with the planned efficiency; photo: CENO Membrane Technology

From 4 to 7 May 2015, Techtextil in Frankfurt will once again be throwing open its doors. The international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens will be showing all the relevant applications for these products – not only within the framework of industrial-manufacturing processes. If one looks at the possible applications of fabrics and films in architecture, then, besides classical facade and roof constructions, it is their use in connection with artificial or natural light in particular that is of increasing interest.

 

ETFE films have successfully established themselves as an alternative to glass, especially in outdoor areas, while indoors textiles from a variety of materials help to create different lighting moods. A few projects already document the wide range of uses of these products, whose respective modes of action architects take into careful consideration and which are implemented individually in close cooperation with manufacturers or processors. Textile solutions now make sense in not just very large projects. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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Wed 29.4.

Trend Report: Milan 2015, Part 3

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Layers by Nendo for Glas Italia, photo: © Le Vin Chin

Layers by Nendo for Glas Italia, photo: © Le Vin Chin

This is the third of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015 by Le Vin Chin. The most notable visual design trend in Milan this year was the layering of colour and light; transparency, translucency, and reflection.

 

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'Tyyni' Saana mirror by Maija Puoskari with Tuukka Tujula, photo: Chikako Harada

‘Tyyni’ Saana mirror by Maija Puoskari with Tuukka Tujula, photo: Chikako Harada

You can see the reflection of Finland’s legendary Saana mountain in ‘Tyyni’, a wall hung mirror with shelf by Helsinki-based designer Maija Puoskari.

 

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Tue 28.4.

Trend Report: Milan 2015, Part 2

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Humus and Porcelain Project, photo: © Le Vin Chin

Humus and Porcelain Project, photo: © Le Vin Chin

This is the second of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015 by Le Vin Chin. Playing with the design of the way we eat has launched many experimental restaurants with unconventional dining experiences over the past few decades. This year’s Milan definitely sees a sea-change in how mainstream this idea has become and how rigorously a designer can examine the subject without seeming outré. Quite simply, as we feel our natural resources diminishing, and as our own rate of human expansion continues to grow unabated, how we create and process food – both the macro- and the micro-processes – has never been more urgently in need of innovation.

 

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Cliffs Impasse by Ziegler Antonin Architecte, photo: Antonin Ziegler

Cliffs Impasse by Ziegler Antonin Architecte, photo: Antonin Ziegler

A small, traditional country house near the ocean in the Haute-Normandie region of northern France gains a contemporary light-filled extension for an ever expanding library in Ziegler Antonin’s Cliffs Impasse project.

 

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Mon 27.4.

Trend Report: Milan 2015, Part 1

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

The Open Making Platform by OpenDesk, photo: © Le Vin Chin

The Open Making Platform by OpenDesk, photo: © Le Vin Chin

This is the first of a three-part Trend Report from Milan 2015 by Le Vin Chin. Halfway through my visit to the Milan design week, this year, I posted a cri de coeur on Facebook: “Major FOMO. No time! No time!” The brevity only emphasised the point. Facebook had already blown up in preparation for the fair the previous week, Instagram was relating all the incredible stuff other people were seeing right then, in real time. Milan’s design week, in the digital age, gives you an incredible overview: you get to see the coolest installations and the most interesting pieces online before you’ve even set foot out of your AirBNB door. And doesn’t that show up the social trend and the design trend of the moment, our constant, continuous need for content, information and entertainment as enabled and encouraged by our new technological capabilities?

 

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MP apartment by Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti, photo: Carlo Baroni

MP apartment by Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti, photo: Carlo Baroni

The MP apartment was originally built in order to enjoy the landscape of Caldonazzo lake, near the village of S. Cristoforo, traditionally considered “Trento’s beach”. The apartment is surrounded by gardens and orchards and has a beautiful view on the lake. It is developed on three levels, beyond the basement: on the ground floor is the living area, the first floor hosts the bedrooms, and the attic is dedicated to study and relaxation activities. The main façade faces south, maximizing the benefits of the winter sunshine. (text by Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti)

 

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