Victor Boëda
Lighting Cache-cache


Light intensity varies according to size of opening. A zipper that can be opened or closed can hide the light behind a flexible material and thereby create the amount of lighting that you want. Design: Victor Boëda  Maker : Steiner Materials: Two-way stretch textile with zip


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Malafor
Blow sofa


The sofa is made from 100% recycled paper dunnage bags with a metal rack and rubber straps. It is easy to transport when flat and simple to inflate. Each section canbe personalized with a pen and if the cushion gets dirty, it is inexpensive to replace. When inflated the sofa material: dunnage bags + air […]


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Paul Coudamy
Clamp Desk


Modular desktop The challenge was to create a working desk, adaptable to the ever changing needs of busy worker. The concept is based on a system of trestle and tray insert in a board. A  translucent honeycomb PMMA sheet offers an exceptionally light and rigid worktop. Holes drilled in the panel allow to run cables […]


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Innovation Living
Underbar sofa bed


This stylish sofa with an organically shaped chrome frame can be split in two to create more space for sitting or sleeping. Just lift off the upper part to turn one sofa into two. Underbar can also be transformed into one double or two single beds, depending on your visitors. A simple but surprising design […]


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Matali Crasset Productions
La maison des Petits


The Maison des Petits is located in the 104 CENT QUATRE in Paris, the centre for artistic creation and production. This is a place opening to the outside to welcome the district’s children aged from 0 to 5 years accompanied by their parents. The Maison des Petits is a place for meeting and mediation where […]


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Mount Fuji Architects Studio
Sakura House


A home office for a couple planned in a residential neighborhood in Meguro. The site is situated in an area where land costs are among the highest in Tokyo.The area is typically cluttered, like most residential areas in downtown Tokyo.It is hard to say that quality of living environment deserves the price of land. I […]


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GLR arquitectos – Gilberto L. Rodríguez
BC House


Our project is in a privileged topographic situation, due to its visual condition of greater height in relation to the surrounding neighbors. This allows the house to enjoy excellent vistas towards the National Park of Chipinque in the south, as well as towards all of the east, which is dominated in the horizon by the […]


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Archoffice
Birkenhead Library and Civic Centre


The new Birkenhead Library and Civic Centre is a purpose-built new generation 2,600m2 library  situated on a reserve site in Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand. The architectural concept for the library is based around a simple narrative of looking through ancient trees that existed on the site to the view – thus notions of solid and […]


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Olson Kundig Architects
The Lightcatcher at the Whatcom Museum


The basic concept for this new $12.8 million museum is that of a museum turned inside out—to make the building as active on the outside as it will be on the inside. An iconic 36-foot-tall, 180-foot-long translucent wall, “the lightcatcher,” is conceived as the focal point and backdrop to a central courtyard that will become […]


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Andrés Remy Arquitectos
The Waterfall House


The waterfall house was conceived by the request of a young business man in a closed neighborhood. The particularities and requisites of the client, among with the lot’s characteristics, established the path to follow in the design process. The borders of the small lot we are referring to, seem to disappear in the predominant visuals: […]


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Shun Hirayama Architecture
Les Aventuriers


The site is located in Kanagawa Prefecture on a mountainside that overviews a sea and a city. The client couple, who are friends of mine, and I visited there, when the project was initiated. Walking around in the pre-project site, where too many tall trees stand on, views changed variously, because of the slanted land’s […]


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b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
Refurbishment of an office building


The project consists of transforming an administrative building between party walls, which had significant structural problems, into an office building. The work presents two basic concepts: on one side,  the training of obtaining, from a very determining pre-existence, the flexibility and services level that this typology demands. On the other side, a new façade had […]


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Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture
A Forest For a Moon Dazzler


She wakes up when the moon is going down. The loud noise of the crickets reminds her that she is surrounded by the forest. The warmth of the rising sun fi lters through the leaves and warms the rough wood fl oors. She knows its time to make bread. The chirping has changes to bird […]


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Iroje Khm Architects
Island House


Floating site on the river: This site, where is floating on river and confronted the graceful landscape, was strongly recognized to me as a part of nature, from the first time that I met. From then, I started to visualize “the architectural nature” as a place of recreation. Form of site = Form of architecture […]


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G.Lab* by Gansam Partners
Gimpo Art Hall


DESIGN CONCEPT: The proposal for the Gimpo Art Hall embraces the city’s status as an emerging regional hub while reflecting upon history and local environment.  This Art Hall aims to become a signature destination in the city.   The image of a tree was chosen to reflect  the culture of Gimpo’s agrarian past and also as […]


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Andrés Remy Arquitectos
Get & Go Deli Express


The challenge presented for the business is based, basically, on a programmed restructuring of space, keeping the architectural existing elements and giving them, at the same time, a special character, where the new fuses with the existing, through interventions that define these new elements as part of a renewed architectural environment. The restaurant functionality required […]


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Itai Palti
The Case for Curiosity


“I believe that curiosity is a moral virtue. Being curious means imagining the other, and imagining the other is to see through someone else’s eyes. It is the most powerful antidote to fanaticism.” – Amos Oz Architect: Itai Palti Location: Tel Aviv – Jaffa Project type:  Film studios and public square The Case for Curiosity […]


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Parsonson Architects Ltd.
Paetawa House


The Paetawa House design by Parsonson Architects has finished in 2004. This small one bedroom house is located at Pekapeka Beach, a small seaside settlement an hours drive north of Wellington City. It rests on gently undulating dune lands, facing northwest, looking across the road and lower dunes out to the Tasman Sea and Kapiti […]


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Giuseppe Bavuso for Alivar
The Wavy Bookcase


WAVY is a bookshelf system that rigorously combines design and function. It is a minimalistic product in which the thin structure and the wavy design, both vertical and horizontal, gives the ensemble an image of great solidity and lightness. With its extremely characteristic accuracy of detail and use of materials, Wavy is made entirely of […]


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Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos
Athikia Building


The basic challenge was how to develop a project that maximised the small lot, optimizing the number of units and other areas, while generating an architectural language that was unique within its sector. The key design ideas were to obtain flexibility and cost effectiveness, within a contemporary and unique building (thus mitigating the disadvantage of […]


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