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Posts tagged as 'interior design'

Multifunctional, auditorium-style steps in New York’s co-working space Neuehouse, designed by Rockwell Group, are used for meetings, lectures and concerts; photo Eric Laignel

Multifunctional, auditorium-style steps in New York’s co-working space Neuehouse, designed by Rockwell Group, are used for meetings, lectures and concerts; photo Eric Laignel

Staircases are overdetermined things. A highly functional element in the internal circulation of a building, they are also laden with cultural and psychological symbolism. We may live in the age of the lift and escalator, but this hasn’t stopped architects using the staircase as a means of adding value to spaces, be it through their aesthetic or engineering virtuosity. It’s not the destination that counts but the getting there. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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Mon 2.12.

Lakeside apartment by studio dotdotdot (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.12.2013 - Tagged as: ,

Lakeside apartment by studio dotdotdot, photo: Mauro Angelantoni

Lakeside apartment by studio dotdotdot, photo: Mauro Angelantoni

A lakeside apartment designed for a young couple in a residential district along the banks of Lake Ceresio in Lugano, Switzerland is “a harmonious combination of textures and atmospheres” says studio dotdotdot “with all of the furnishings made to measure for the interior design and décor”.

 

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Sun 1.9.

‘Constant Motion’ apartment by Alex Bykov (UA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 01.09.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

Constant Motion apartment by Alex Bykov

Constant Motion apartment by Alex Bykov

An uninterrupted circle and movement were the conceptual foundation for Ukrainian architect Alex Bykov’s remodelled interior design of a compact apartment located in the heart of Kiev’s historical district.

 

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Thu 22.8.

Vattenfall Arenastaden interior by Tengbom (SE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.08.2013 - Tagged as: ,

Vattenfall Arenastaden interior by Tengbom. On the ground floor of the building's atrium there is a common cafe and 'living rooms' on either side of the stairs, designed as bleachers with cushions and tables.

Vattenfall Arenastaden interior by Tengbom. On the ground floor of the building’s atrium there is a cafe and ‘living rooms’ on either side of the stairs, designed as bleachers with cushions and tables.

Architectural firm Tengbom recently designed the interiors of Swedish power company Vattenfall’s new head office in the Arena City (Arenastaden) neighbourhood of Solna just north of Stockholm. Located in one of Sweden’s most energy efficient office buildings, the new premises gathers all 2,000+ Stockholm-based employees, previously based at three different locations, under one roof.

 

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Thu 1.8.

Private Loft by Hangar Design Group (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 01.08.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

Private Loft by Hangar Design Group

Private Loft by Hangar Design Group

For a private client, Italy’s Hangar Design Group (HDG) has applied a distinct Italian aesthetic to the interior of a loft in New York’s lower Manhattan SoHo neighbourhood.

 

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Mon 18.2.

Frame Moooi Award 2013 Finalists Revealed

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.02.2013 - Tagged as: ,

Lightweeds/UMNH Salt Lake City – Wall display by Studio Simon Heijdens Ltd

Lightweeds/UMNH Salt Lake City – Wall display by Studio Simon Heijdens Ltd

Publisher Frame and design brand Moooi have announced the 10 finalists for 2013’s Frame Moooi Interior Design Award. This year, the organizers received 861 submissions from a total of 71 countries. Finalists were selected by juror Jana Scholze, Curator of Contemporary Furniture and Product Design at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The selection process was anonymous: Scholze did not know the names or nationalities of the designs she reviewed.

 

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Torafu Architects’ design for the Nike 1Love store in Tokyo; photo by Daici Ano

Torafu Architects’ design for the Nike 1Love store in Tokyo; photo by Daici Ano

In spite of the rise of e-commerce, the physical point of sale is still with us. That said, the traditional store is having to up its game in terms of the experience and brand relevance it offers consumers – not only to compete with online shopping but also to support it. Architonic goes all secret shopper to investigate… (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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The interior of Manish Restaurant by ODVO and Mínima; photo by Demian Golovaty

Named after the traditional Lebanese flatbread, this cosy, 82-cover restaurant has been realised earlier this year in Brazil’s largest city, São Paulo by two Brazilian architectural practices, ODVO and Mínima. Featuring light-filtering, concrete Arabesque, Manish enables its diners to ‘see without being seen’ during the day while ‘during the night, the concept of artificial lighting promotes the opposite: for those who are out muxarabi is in the negative and all the internal atmosphere, created by diverse and customised lighting solutions, is revealed, inviting customers to come and experience the sensations offered by several different angles of the house.’ (more…)

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