Weekend Links February 27

For the first time Claesson Koivisto Rune designed smaller objects. A Dome of Umbrellas around a lamp post to held a party. Kieran Timberlake wins the New London Embassy Design Competition. More beautiful images of the VitraHaus. Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Contemporary Designer Chairs for kids. The Atilla Set designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Some images of the New Headquarters for Schweizer Fernsehen by MVRDV. Priestmangoode Read more [...]
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Residential Building in Cesena

Tisselli Studio Architetti aim to revitalize a dismissed industrial area of Cesana, Italy, with this stylish residential building. The challenge was to work within the parameters of good design and a low budget to provide the city with quality architecture while respecting the commercial space requirements of the client. The resulting project provides a substantial architectural impact with respect to the smaller buildings of the area that are characterized by a broad range of building styles. The Read more [...]
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Orco Germany

Iris Steinbeck Architekten relied on the dissolution of segmented usage areas to projected the interior for Orco Germany, a company representation in Berlin. The entrée is dominated by an organically shaped reception desk. This element corresponds with a media wall in the waiting area. This wall simultaneously acts as frame for the blue backlit company logo as well as two integrated plasma screens, which can be concealed behind a sliding door if required. The reception area is connected Read more [...]
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V2K Nisantasi Store

Turkish design studio Autoban projected the retail store in the Nisantasi neighborhood of Istanbul for the fashion brand V2K Designers. A striking angular entrance welcomes visitors to browse designer pieces by top brands from all over the world. A large angular column reaches up and past a mezzanine floor, creating an impressive space at the entrance to the store, while a grid-like wall of lightbulbs down the side of the store provides a powerful banner for slogans which can be modified as Read more [...]
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House in Madrid

A-cero kindly sent us this beautiful house they have designed in Madrid to share with all of you. Hope you like it! Here is the project description: The house is located on a 3.500 m2 plot presenting a light slope that is used by the access ramp to the garage. The floor plan has the form of a greek cross, and is delimited by the access pathway and the other properties on both of its sides. The design of this 1.200 m2 compact single-family house is guided by two main concepts: a great Read more [...]
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Weekend Links February 19

Cartoon by arch.Maaik Mike Perry meets the Eames Eiffel. Decorative Sound Absorbing Wall Panels. A tour of Ron Arad’s Studio in Chalk Farm, London. Vulcan Stove is a cleverly designed wood stove. The John Lewis Department Store looks like a big box wrapped in fancy tights. Functional and Poetic Products that tell a story by Asshoff & Brogard. The History of the Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer. Read more [...]
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Osteria Ciceri e Tria

Giannone Petricone Associates Inc. Architects projected the Osteria Ciceria e Tria restaurant based on an age-old model of italian hospitality: the family-run tavern. The restaurant seats 60 and promises an intimate experience, a perpetual “dinner party” where gastronomic specialties and exquisite wines change daily, according to the food in season as well as the “whine” of the host. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the atmosphere is at once intimate and sociable, a dinner party Read more [...]
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Nafi Salon by ZMIK & SÜDQUAI patente.unikate.

Swiss design studio ZMIK in collaboration with SÜDQUAI patente.unikate. have refurbished a hair salon in Basel, wallpapering the entrance with photocopies from Vogue magazine. The Nafi Salon is divided into two distinct areas by the change in wall and floor coverings, from vintage prints and timber flooring in the reception area to the minimal white salon. Via CubeMe Read more [...]
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Kimber Modern Hotel

Burton Baldridge Architects designed the Kimber Modern Hotel in Austin, Texas. The hotel comprises five immaculately appointed bedrooms and a luxury suite, a generous deck-space, common room and kitchen along with offices for a successful accounting practice. The building shape derives directly form the sloped site while its low slung profile acts as a buffer between the buzz of the adjacent entertainment district and the residential neighborhood to the east. A cementitious rainscreen shields Read more [...]
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