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Daniel Rohr
Colander


Idea I tried to delete in an optical way material and space, by creating empty spaces between the materials and parts. Due to the form of the bowl with the 909 holes and the on top placed glass plate I created an empty space between the two different materials, intensified by the additional 909 empty spaces in the […]


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MoNo / Fumiaki Nagashima + Mami Maruoka Nagashima
Wave of Daylight


MoNo designed the art work “Wave of Daylight” which was exhibited in Yamate 111 Ban-Kan, one of old western-style houses authorized as a historical architectures by Yokohama city government, as a formal program of the 6th Yamate Art Festival. It was the second time for MoNo to attend this art festival following the last work […]


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SAQ
Belair


The RAC site, the former National Administrative Centre looking over downtown Brussels has been left vacant since 2003. For this Modernistic complex from the 50’s situated in the heart of the city, SAQ is asked to develop a master plan that restores the site’s identity and in so doing regains a significant role in Brussels. […]


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fox & freeze
Felt chair


fox and freeze is a creative cooperation between 2 belgian designers, James van  Vossel and Tom de Vrieze. Vos is dutch for fox and vriezen means freeze [belgium has 3 official languages: dutch, french and german] we started our cooperation in october 2009. ff1 or fox & freeze1 is an indoor lounge chair made out of 1 square sheet of synthetic […]


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Frank Gehry
The French Cinematheque


A park in Paris, in the twelfth “arrondissement” (the administrative districts), to 51 of the Rue de Bercy (48°50’13.20″N – 2°22’55.88″E), familiarly shortened already by the Parisians “Le 51″, embraces the new center of the Cinémathèque Française http://www.cinematheque.fr/ that has officially opened in 2005 and planned by Frank Owen Gehry http://www.gehrypartners.com/. The center can count […]


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Renzo Piano
Chiesa di Padre PIO


The newly inaugurated church, will serve the large number of pilgrims visiting the place where Saint Padre Pio used to live. Visitors are guided up the slope, along a long straight pedestrian path with garden terrace zones extending along its sides. The path is aligned with the entryway arch to the church and to the […]


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Alvar Aalto
Riola Parish Church


The Riola Parish Center, or Church of Santa Maria Assunta, is a synthesis of the Aalto’s reasons in the field of religious architecture. It was conceived as the request of Cardinal Giacomo Lercaro of a church, the first, that it was architecturally complying with the ‘Reformed’ Roman Catholic liturgy post reconcile. The aim (the first […]


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Thomas Schielke
Urban branding: Media facades and their luminous tweets


Brands strive worldwide for distinctive visual identities in the urban landscape. At night they rely on luminous messages ranging from conventionally illuminated signs and billboards up to dynamic luminous architecture for story telling. Therefore, media facades have turned into a fascinating medium to create an architectural image in the nocturnal city. Some brands use guerrilla […]


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Frank Gehry
The Dancing House


The Dancing House or Dancing Building or Ginger & Fred is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building in downtown Prague, Czech Republic at Rašínovo Nábřeží 80, Praha 2. It was designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry in co-operation with Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić on a vacant riverfront plot (where the previous building had been […]


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SAQ
Jaga Experience Truck


The instant success of the Jaga Experience Truck, multimedia showroom for the brand conceived beforehand by SAQ triggered the idea at JAGA to bring the same experience and  motions on a moving platform or medium to be exposed anywhere in the world. This led to the proposal of an Experience Truck. On the base of […]


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Sergio Mannino Studio
The Non-Flying Carpet


The Non-Flying Carpet, handmade in Nepal by professional artisans, is the first modular carpet of its kind. With uniquely shaped pieces that fit together like a puzzle, it recreates a courtyard indoors. Designer: Sergio Mannino Studio    


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mab architects
Plinthos pavilion


Concept: Clay brick has been one of the most commonly used building materials, which exists for thousands of years. It has always been a symbol for solidity and reliability, for human scale, and in many cases it has also been admired for its sensual qualities. With plinthos pavilion we want to explore these same characteristics […]


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Le Corbusier
The Chapel Notre-Dame du Haut


The simplicity is again evident at a spatial level. Two key spaces correspond to two principal liturgical choir areas, the one outside, the other inside, and both part of the east wall. These two liturgical areas are accompanied by traditional elements: the altar, a very thick flagstone supporting the two columns, the lectern, the choir […]


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Antoni Gaudi
Casa Batllo’


The first thing that catches the attention of passers are mighty columns that suggest the legs of an elephant. The roof instead brings to mind a completely different animal: its contours, consisting of a zig-zag line, reminiscent of the backbone of a dinosaur. In the middle stands a façade including small elegant and rounded balconies […]


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Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Eolica


A landmark which modifies its proportions depending on the viewpoint and the effect of the sunlight; revealing an element in a constant evolution. An engraved tower devoted to the wind. The building combines renewable energy which feeds the city and its facilities with electricity, without needing other resources. Taking advantage of the possibilities that it […]


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SAQ
Bikini Berlin


In the Summer 2008 SAQ was approached by Design Hotels to aid in the creation of a proposal for an 80,000 sm site comprised of 4 existing buildings and the addition of a 5th unifying building that could run throughout the complex composed of retail, hotel, cinema and office space.  The project could not be […]


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Mateo Arquitectura
Masterplan for Nice Grand Arénas


“The nature around us: the Mediterranean, my culture, too, the river, the mountains … data in the base. The interaction of flows: planes, trains, trams, buses… expression of interchange, of mobility and of the centrality of the place. With all of this, plus the spaces that protect human activities, constructing a piece of contemporary city, […]


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Han Koning
Static Plastic L


Static Plastic is a series of pendant, wall and floor lamps, made out of thermo forced PET-G plastic. Each lamp is given a unique height by means of the production method. The horizontal contour is emphasized by a black trim. Static plastic comes in four sizes, so you’ll always find the perfect lamp for your […]


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Tovdesign
Sand Chair


Join this open source project.  Sew & saw your sand chair, improve it, share it. Plug your sand chair in the beach sand and instagram, flickr, facebook it or send us an email. What needed ? A cloth, a rag, a towel, and broom sticks. How to ? Stitch a pattern on your rag, insert […]


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Aphidoidea
Carto Re


As today’s fast trend of mobility and social interaction escalate, we have culturally grown more connected to one another with the use of the internet. But we have also grown more timid and less sociable in the real world. While this new culture of networks have created amazing worlds and endless possibilities, we find it […]


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