Posts from September 2013

Islamic Cemetery by Bernardo Bader Architect

Islamic Cemetery by Bernardo Bader Architect

Bernardo Bader Architect has won an Aga Khan Award for Architecture for Islamic Cemetery, a cemetery that serves Vorarlberg, the industrialised westernmost state of Austria, where more than eight percent of the population is Muslim.

 

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BarentsKrans by Hofman Dujardin Architects, photo: Matthijs van Roon

BarentsKrans by Hofman Dujardin Architects, photo: Matthijs van Roon

Hofman Dujardin Architects have created a new home for renowned law firm BarentsKrants in a remarkable building renovation in The Hague.

 

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Sun 8.9.

Architonic Live in Paris: Maison&Objet 2013, Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.09.2013 - Tagged as:

Architonic Live in Paris: Maison&Objet 2013

Architonic Live in Paris: Maison&Objet 2013

Ten years after our founding and after several editions as visitors over the past few years, Architonic has its very first official appearance in Paris this year. Join us on a photographic tour through the exhibition halls of Maison&Objet in the following three Facebook albums where we feature some of the best manufacturers and the novelties they presented. And, if you are in Paris at the show, come and meet us at C@fé by Architonic, we look forward to seeing you there – Hall 7, Stand C110.

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Maison&Objet 2013, Part 1

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Maison&Objet 2013, Part 2

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Maison&Objet 2013, Part 3

 

> to Architonic’s tour of Maison&Objet 2013, Part 4

Fri 6.9.

Vitra acquires Artek: a new partnership built on affinity

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.09.2013 - Tagged as: ,

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Internationally renowned Swiss design brand Vitra has acquired the Finnish company Artek. Itself a renowned design company founded in 1935 in Finland by architect Alvar Aalto and his wife Aino, art promoter Maire Gullichsen and art historian Nils-Gustav Hahl, Artek was built upon the radical business plan to “sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of habitation by exhibitions and other educational means.”

 

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The ARC - River Culture Multimedia Theater Pavilion by Asymptote Architecture

The ARC – River Culture Multimedia Theater Pavilion by Asymptote Architecture

The architecture of Asymptote’s River Culture Pavilion (ARC) in Daegu, South Korea is a powerful formal statement that combines nature, technology and space. The bold curved form of the ARC, perched on a peninsula that juts into a river surrounded by an awe inspiring natural environment, makes the building a strong focal point set against this panoramic landscape.

 

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'Docks' by Till Grosch and Björn Meier for Ophelis

‘Docks’ by Till Grosch and Björn Meier for Ophelis

According to Till Grosch and Björn Meier, the designers of ‘Docks’, a modular furniture system for Ophelis, “No other place where furnishing is required has undergone so many functional and emotional changes in the past few years as the office.”

 

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Major demographic shifts, including an ageing population and the increase in a younger workforce, present serious challenges for the office landscape. What do the different generations who come together to work want and need from their office environment? How can they collaborate better? And what role does design play in all of this? The ‘Büro. Raum. Trends.’ symposium at the koelnmesse in Cologne on 17 October will shed some light. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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HygroSkin - Meteorosensitive Pavilion, photo: © ICD University of Stuttgart

HygroSkin – Meteorosensitive Pavilion, photo: © ICD University of Stuttgart

The HygroSkin – Meteorosensitive Pavilion, from the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart, explores a novel mode of climate-responsive architecture.

 

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