House S

Located in Mechelen, Belgium, dmvA Architecten realized an addition that needed a subtle yet practical solution that allowed not only the spatial requirements requested to accommodate the family, but also an experience full of comfort, well being and connectivity. Due to the light problem on the ground floor, a central void was created, cutting three floors, so light could enter the house via a huge dormer window. In order to lose space, the void was filled in with glass floors. This light-shaft Read more [...]
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Café Germain

The Café Germain, projected by India Mahdavi, offers an alternative to the traditional Parisian brasserie. A mix of different elements and influences, both in terms of its atmosphere and cuisine, is spread into two floors whereas each of them server a different function. Each of the restaurant’s rooms are different from each other in their moods yet very consistent. Principal elements of its decoration include check board patterns, leopard prints, bit leather sofas, stool bishops and various Read more [...]
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Weekend Links January 15

via edgargonzalez.com Corbusier’s Classic in the Tate’s Cake Tasting. Muse Louvre-Lens breaks ground in Northern France. The New York Korea Center by SAMOO Architects. Mapungubwe International Centre by Peter Rich Architects. Studio Jop Opens New Gallery in Antwerp. Photos of Tom Rossau Making an ST 903 Lamp. Clip from the Journeyman Architect: The Life and Work of Donald Wexler. Softseating that offers endless possibilities. A Shipping Crate Kitchen. Small Read more [...]
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ROOMS

Ghost Wallpaper ROOMS intends to create inventive, catchy, playful, ironic, distinctive designs. They are not followers of any particular style, their designs come about though the situation, product and consumer-oriented design process which exists somewhere between the method and the magic. During the ICFF NY and 100% London 2009 they presented some of their original products like the Ghost Wallpaper, the Dressed Chairs with TATA-NAKA, the Commode Upside-down and the TV Table Soviet, here Read more [...]
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+x Bar

Designer Dimitris Naoumis cooperated with tattoo artist Mike to redesign the +x, a well known bar int he area of Kolonaki, one of the oldest and much frequented areas in the center of Athens. This creative collaboration gave a unique character to +x, considering that each one of them has already important creative routes in the contemporary art and design life of Greece. +x is based on elegant-underground design forms, and this uncommon combination gives the place its own special aesthetic Read more [...]
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North Beach Residence

Heliotrope Architects projected this residence located on a beautiful waterfront property in Orcas Islands comprised of a sandy beach as well as both meadow ad forest. The home is situated between the beach and meadow, offering both distant water views and private territorial meadow views. The expression of the home is the synthesis of two primary interests of the owners: exceptional modern architecture and environmental sustainability. The house uses a garden roof to retain storm-water Read more [...]
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Townhouse in Landskrona

Swedish architect firm Elding Oscarson projected the house in a narrow site sandwiched between very old neighboring buildings. Three thin slabs are projected into the open volume, softly dividing its functions. The continuous interior space is opening up to the street, to an intimate garden, and to the sky. Photos by ke E:son Lindman Via Elding Oscarson Read more [...]
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Red Diamond

Chiasmus Partners converted an old factory complex into a dance center with a performance hall, a practice hall and a saloon, located in the historic DongCheng district of Beijing. With the intention to emphasize the public character of the new dance center, the concept was to make the courtyard an outdoor theater that would revitalize the complex, the hutong and its neighborhood. By wrapping the old factory building with evenly-spaced-out steel tubing, the faade of the performance hall Read more [...]
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Weekend Links January 11

This time it is going to be a long link list. Hope you find it all really interesting! Viktor & Rolf design the Bijenkorf’s Christmas Window Display. The lightweight LYTA Chair by Ronen Kadushin. MAD created an installation of Two Large Monter’s Footprints. 2 (or 3) questions for Emiliano Godoy, Jarrod Beglinger and Liam Hopkins. Bike Locker Concept created by Dani Miras for folding bikes. Atomic Spa Suisse by Simone Micheli. Sopra il Sotto open air exhibition in Milan. Studio Read more [...]
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The Panton Chair Turns 50!

The Panton Chair by Verner Panton celebrated the 50th anniversary in 2009 as it reached the half century mark, remaining faithful to its original design. Lets explore the production history of the Panton Chair: 1959: the concept of Panton chair is born 1967 – 1968: Initial series production from cold-molded, fiber-glass reinforced polyester resin, painted in various colors. Manufacturer: Herman Miller / Vitra 1968 – 1971: Second series model made of polyurethane rigid foam, painted Read more [...]
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