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The structure’s outer concrete shell protects the interior’s wooden core, while solar cells built into the large, south-facing window provide all the energy the facility needs; photo L J B AS, E Marchesi, Statens Vegvesen

We’d like to talk to you about a delicate matter. The toilet. The WC. The lavatory. However you choose to refer to it, we all require regular access to this most prosaic of environments. Which is why it’s refreshing to see a number of recent public conveniences receive a greater degree of design consideration than has historically been the case. So, sit down, relax and don’t forget to flush…

(by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Tue 23.10.

Carpet Concept Acoustic System

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 23.10.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Carpet Concept Acoustic System, Photo: Werner Huthmacher, Berlin

The Carpet Concept Acoustic System, CAS, has become a comprehensive aesthetic and functional spatial concept. CAS Carpets transform floors into acoustic performers for outstanding spatial comfort. CAS Objects consolidate that acoustic effectiveness with three-dimensional designs for walls, ceilings and spaces. Their tested quality and textile expressiveness set new standards in furnishings.

 

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Both the bath and the ‘Menhir’ wash basin are free-standing, highly sculptural pieces that provide an arresting focal point within any bathroom space

When it came to launching their latest family of products, high-end Swiss bathroom manufacturer decided to buck the trend for the ultra-rational and focus on building on the softer, timeless design language of its earlier Palomba collection. The result: the striking Palomba Collection 2012. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Before Vignelli there was Matter: Herbert Matter’s old logotype for Knoll in the window of their West End showroom during the London Design Festival 2012

While the London Design Festival’s big-top design destinations, such as Super Brands London, Tent, designjunction and 100% Design pulled large crowds, a number of design brands used their city showrooms as spaces for serving up fascinating slices of design-historical culture. Here’s some of what was on the menu. (by Simon Keane-Cowell …yes, he’s back!)

 

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view Architonic’s photo tour of 100% Design, London Design Festival 2012

Materials Council launches at the London Design Festival 2012

Architonic is proud to announce the launch of Materials Council – a new partner company in which it has a significant participation – at the London Design Festival, September 2012.The forces behind Materials Council are its founders, Ian Hunter and Brad Turner, former materials researchers at the renowned international architectural practice Foster + Partners, together with Architonic as founding partner.As a result, Materials Council combines the skills of design, materials applications and sustainability in architecture with expertise in digital technology in the fields of the internet, databases and mobile applications.

 

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Temporary music hall by Zaha Hadid Architects; photo by Joel Chester Fildes

From huge temporary stadia to tiny transitory event spaces, pop-up architecture fulfils many roles and comes in many guises. In some cases the very latest technologies are used to engineer complex structures, while in others a readymade approach using scavenged materials is more appropriate. Architonic examines some key pop-up projects that are designed to make the most of their short lifespans. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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Tue 24.7.

Prefabricated Architecture

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 24.07.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

A pile of prefabricated concrete beams form the structure of Antón García- Abril’s Hemeroscopium house Antón García- Abril 2008 Photo: courtesy Ensamble Studio

When architects such as Jean Prouvé and Charles Eames began experimenting with buildings made using off-the-shelf components following the second World War, little did they know that technology would one day allow buildings to be created from kits cut by a computer anywhere in the world. Architonic looks at some of the more radical examples of contemporary prefabricated architecture, and the materials and technologies making these possible. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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Ventura SPARC px, 2002

Ventura, the avant-garde brand of Swiss watches, is back. The first “manufacture électronique” for high quality digital watches has recently presented, in the shape of the SPARC MGS, a timepiece which once more sets a new benchmark in chronometer design. The watch represents a revival of the legendary designs created by Hannes Wettstein, the designer who gave Ventura watches their individual identity. This tradition is now being carried on by a new generation of ”Studio Hannes Wettstein” designers. (by Susanne Fritz)

 

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