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  • UNStudio’s design for Theatre responds to the current cultural invigoration of the city by merging the archetypal function of a theatre – that of creating a world of illusion and enchantment – with the specific requirements of a regional theatre and its requisite to cater to the varied needs of the local community. The theatre […]


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  • Contest winner, without further action, to create a building iconic spectacle, seaside, in an African country. Location: Libreville, Gabon Architect: Olivier Chabaud Program: Room 7000 seats, seat TV channel, shopping center, creative space, parking, 15000 gauge outer seats Project management: state of Gabon Project management: Marc Alie, Chabaud + Lévêque, rsi (m), + this adc, […]


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Matisse, Picasso, Miró, Pollock and Brancusi have already moved into their new home and can be admired there. Shigeru Ban says that in designing the idiosyncratic new construction, he was inspired by the “architecture” of traditional Chinese hats woven from rice straw – albeit on a considerably distorted floor plan. Situated in the angular volume […]


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Upholstery as absorption, envelopment. Carnevale Studio presents ‘Puffy’ – hand-made, voluminously upholstered neon furniture. Puffy is a collection of voluminously upholstered furniture, which takes the much-loved puffy jacket, as its inspiration. Filled with the softest, warmest down and pulled in at the waist, Puffy jackets somehow flatter the figure despite their voluminous nature. This collection is an […]


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The designers have styled the office in what they consider the “hottest design trend for the future” – ‘up-cycling’ waste material and‘re-cycling’ old furniture after giving them a facelift. The sustainable theme of their design house in Quarry Bay extends from cement walls and flooring to leftover fabrics and recycled designer pieces. Plastic blue wrapping […]


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NORD’s aim was to increase the accommodation in a typical inter-war, converted bungalow in a manner befitting the site, street (a conservation area), family-client and strict planning regulations. Previous, ad-hoc additions had left a legacy of inefficient plot use, a complex and vulnerable roof form and a building whose history of development was illegible. An […]


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