Illy Cafe in Push Button House by Adam Kalkin

The Push Button House by Adam Kalkin is a shipping container until you push a button that turns the container into a house. The container has motorized walls that unfolds like a flower, revealing a fully functional house, complete with refined, understated furnishing. Until December 29 at the Time Warner Center in New York, you can rest, relax and sip a perfect cup of illy espresso in the temporary Push Button House illy cafe. Via NotCot Read more [...]
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Bar Nestle by Fulguro

For the 40th Montreux Jazz Festival, Nestlé had the opportunity to have a bar on the lake side serving food and beverages. Fulguro designed a platform that would go from the edge of the lake onto the lake itself. The platform was shaped like steps allowing a maximum number of people to enjoy the view of the landscape. The bar was a kind of a beach house that landed on the platform. One side of the roof opened to let people order at the bar. At the same time it provided a shelter when the Read more [...]
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NYU Department of Philosophy by Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects has completed renovation of the interiors of an 1890 building for the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts & Science at New York University. The new interior is organized around a concept of the phenomenal properties of light and materials, given the Department of Philosophy a luminous image. A new porous stair, changing its direction at each floor, vertically connects the six-level building through shifting light and shadow. Read more [...]
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Kid’s Republic Bookstore by SKSK Architects

Kid’s Republic is a colorful kids bookstore in Beijing, designed by SKSK Architects to create and cultivate the curiosity of children. Kid’s Republic has an activity room on the first floor and a children’s bookstore on the second floor. The activity room is a rainbow-like space created with 12 colorful ribbons of different perimeters. Activities like story-telling and animation shows are periodically held here. Carpets are lain in the room for children to freely sit and lie down on the floor. The Read more [...]
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Camouflage by Iikka Airas & Markus Wikar

Camouflage by Iikka Airas and Markus Wikas, was originally designed to cover construction site fences and scaffoldings with artificial foliage, to make these environments aesthetically more pleasant. The design of Camouflage was based on the idea of developing a simple solution with maximum visual impact. It is made out of sheets of tarpaulin, in such a way that it opens up and becomes three-dimensional once hanged. Via pan dan Read more [...]
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