KBcenter

Waltritsch a+u designed the KBcenter, a new space for cultural and social interaction dedicated to the Slovenian community in Gorizia, Italy. It is located in the heart of the 19th century development of the city, on the main street of the town. The center gathers 13 organizations, dedicated to different cultural interest and age groups. Among others, a Library, two Educational Institutions, The Slovenian cultural and economical Association and The Music school. The main goal is the promotion Read more [...]
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Insidehouse & Outsidehouse

Takeshi Hosaka Architects designed the Insidehouse & Outsidehouse, a private residence located in Tokyo, Japan. The two story wooden structure consists of two independent units which complete the home. The house is constructed in a way which allows fluid movement from indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as between the two structures. The smaller structure is considered the “outdoorhouse”, while the “indoorhouse” is the larger unit of the two. The outsidehouse has a small study which opens Read more [...]
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Qubik Bar

Waltritsch a+u designate the Qubik Bar located in the smallest part, but socially very important, of the Slovenian cultural and educational KBcenter in Gorizia, Italy. All over the world, cafes are today public spaces for rituals that belong to the urban world. Like having a cup of coffee or meet some friends or dedicating time to the private sphere. Places which stimulates individual curiosity and stages for urban human behavior. Laid out within only 25 square meter the bar has two entrances: Read more [...]
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Weekend Links November 20

Podcast interview to Alberto Alessi at the Design Museum. A list on Who is Worth to Follow on Twitter. Video interviews of Czech Republic’s designers and curators like Daniel Pirsc of Studio Pirsc Porcelain, Maxim Velcovsky of Qubus Studio, Jana Zielinski & Jiri Macek and Michal Fronek of Studio Olgoj Chorchoj. Designing to Entertain during the holiday season. Video of the Temppeliaukio Church by Timo & Tuomo Suomalainen. The PNC Living Wall by Mingo Design. Curbed’s Best Read more [...]
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Aesop Store in Singapore

March Studio have hung 30 km of coconut-husk string from the ceiling of a new shop in Singapore for Australian skincare brand Aesop. The interior was inspired by the twine used to tie the company’s gift boxes. The entire store is framed with meticulously detailed grids that suspend twine from the ceiling. The idea is to work with a sombre material palette in an unexpected way. Via dezeen Read more [...]
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Elephant Magazine

In November of this year Frame Publishers will launch a new magazine on contemporary art and visual culture called Elephant. Marc Valli, owner of the Magma design book stores, is the editor in chief. With Elephant he is hoping to generate renewal and excitement in an oversaturated and often uncreative magazine market. More now than ever, he believes, a certain group of highly critical people, always in search of the moment, the trend, the age, the Zeitgeist, will look for a medium that reflects Read more [...]
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Tooth Tales Pediatric Dental Office

Daren Chen from Evoke Design kindly send us this playful pediatric dental office located in the city of Miramar, Florida. Here is the full description from Evoke Design: Parents and kids alike are always in fear of the dentist. Traditionally, most dental offices are cold, sterile spaces, maybe with walls painted yellow, crown molding and a small colorful space in the corner for the kids, in an attempt to create a ‘comforting and inviting’ space… At Tooth Tales, the Dental Space typology Read more [...]
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Social Housing for Miners

Zon-e Architects projected a new social housing for miners located in a mining town in the heart of the Cantabrian Mountain in Spain. The project, which is state-funded, is the first new residential development in the region for 25 years. The form of the building comprises two masses perpendicular to each other. The concept for the building form takes precedent from the jagged mountains, which at times become geometric. The colors and materials, such as the local slate, keep the building Read more [...]
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Nike Sportswear Store

Sportswear brand Nike have opened a store in a former bookstore in Paris, France. Designed by the brand’s in-house team, the project involved restoring tiles, ornaments and handles from the original interior. The design incorporates furniture and display fittings inspired by gymnastics equipment. Illustrations inspired by items of sports clothing and the surrounding Parisian landscape decorate the walls. Via dezeen Read more [...]
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