AAVS_GREECE - FOLDED FORCE :: Projections - University of Patras
AAVS_GREECE - FOLDED FORCE :: Projections - University of Patras
AAVS_GREECE - FOLDED FORCE :: Projections - University of Patras
AAVS_GREECE - FOLDED FORCE :: Projections - University of Patras
AAVS_GREECE - FOLDED FORCE :: Projections - University of Patras
AAVS_GREECE - FOLDED FORCE :: Projections - University of Patras
AAVS_GREECE - FOLDED FORCE :: Projections - University of Patras
AAVS_GREECE - FOLDED FORCE :: Projections - University of Patras
AAVS_GREECE - FOLDED FORCE :: Projections - University of Patras
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ARCHITECTURE
TRANSPARENT AND COMMUNICATIVE NEW TRIANEL HEADQUARTERS COMPLETED IN AACHEN BY GMP ARCHITECTS
After a construction period of almost two years, Trianel GmbH this summer moved into its company headquarters in Aachen, which had been designed by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners. The utility company now has over 300 employees in the new building who previously were spread out over three locations in Aachen. The office block has a floor area of 6,300 square metres and can accommodate up to 430 members of staff. 
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ARCHITECTURE
TRANSLATED GEOMETRIES / INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE OF CATALONIA
We propose an architecture of transition. A series of transitions between forces, (material) phases, people, spaces, and functions. Form does not always follow the functions that we cannot predict but rather the phases that our new built environments can go through in their relationship with humans, nature, and existing buildings.
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ARCHITECTURE
AMSTERDAMS STEDELIJK MUSEUM BY BENTHEM CROUWEL ARCHITECTS
Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum is renovated and enlarged. Designed by A.W. Weissman, the building is celebrated for its majestic staircase, grand rooms and natural lighting. These strong points have been retained in the design along with the colour white introduced throughout the museum by former director Willem Sandberg. The existing building is left almost entirely intact and in full view by lifting part of the new volume into space and sinking the rest underground. 
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DESIGN
USABILITY AWARDS / GOOD DESIGN & A HIGH LEVEL OF USABILITY
The Usability Award is a competition by International Design Center Berlin that awards products’ outstanding design quality and convincing user orientation and presents them to the public during IFA, the global consumer electronics show. User centered design is of key importance in particular for technical devices and interactive user interfaces because the success of these products lies in the hands of the real people who use them. Devices that can be used in an intuitive and user-friendly manner end up being more successful and will last longer on the global market. A high level of usability is a key feature of successful quality products of tomorrow.
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INTERIORS
BIOT INTERIOR DESIGN BY SUPPOSE DESIGN OFFICE FOUNDED BY MAKOTO TANIJIRI
Makoto Tanijiri thinks that it is important to keep looking for something new as an architect. He defined his work as a chance to realize fresh ideas about buildings and relationships of all interactive elements. It is a pleasure for Tanijiri to detect new potential of architecture. The possibility could be recognized only in a situation facing to himself with mind of equivalency to all buildings in different scale and cost, such as a dog houses and skyscrapers.
 
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DESIGN
BULBO LIGHTS FOR FOOD AT THE PARIS DESIGN WEEK 2014
Bulbo is an Italian start-up born from the confidence that food revolution starts from our homes, turning them into places of knowledge and protection of nature.
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PHOTOGRAPHY
PORSCHE MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPHY BY PYGMALION KARATZAS PART OF HIS NEW CAR MUSEUMS SERIES
Porsche is both the smallest independent German automaker and the world’s most profitable automaker. It’s history of sports cars begins in 1948 with the legendary Type 356 “No.1”, but the conceptual basis of the brand is the result of the lifelong work of Professor Ferdinand Porsche (1875 – 1951) which was continued by his son Ferry (1909 – 1998).  The first Porsche museum opened in 1976 in a side road near the factory. It was a small building to hold 20 exhibits in rotation. Porsche built it to showcase their stock of 300 restored cars, many of which in pristine condition and still in full driving order. Planning for the new Porsche Museum began in 2003 in the northern district of Zuffenhausen Stuttgart next to the company headquarters. Construction took place between 2005-08. The official opening ceremony was on 29 January 2009 and cost around 100 million euros. The display area covers 5600 sq.m. featuring around 80 exhibits, many rare cars and a variety of historical models. The museum was designed by Austrian based architects Delugan Meissl. The exhibition spaces were designed by HG Merz.
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DESIGN
MUUTO INTRODUCES NEW RUGS WITH UNDERSTATED MOVEMENT
THE VARJO RUGS are designed by the Danish designer Tina Ratzer. The VARJO rugs are hand-woven from 100% New Zealand lambswool and come in two different sizes and four appealing tone-in-tone colors of grey, blue, sand or tangerine. VARJO masters the fine balance between being a subtle rug for every kind of interior and at the same time very detailed and unique.
 
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PHOTOGRAPHY
ASEA LOUNGE RESTAURANT PHOTOGRAPH BY GEORGE FAKAROS
ASEA Lounge Restaurant is the new Japanese restaurant of the Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel which is known as one of the most emblematic hideaways in Santorini.Its name was born out of the island's unique sea and the word Asia.An immediate association between the view you encounter before you and what you are tasting.The menu is inspired by the precision and discipline which is characteristic of Japanese cuisine and it is presented with a simplicity in order to accentuate the exquisite quality of the fresh local sea-food.The design is developed on various ascending levels,offering diverse seating areas.This aesthetic proposal is inspired by the geomorphological terraces found in the landscapes of the islands of the Aegean.The renowned and traditional curves of the island are re-created and shape the restaurant's boundaries while in their interior,they eliminate any traditional form and create the ultimate design result. 
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ART
MOSCA INSTALLATION BY PAU SARQUELLA FÀBREGAS AND CARMEN TORRES
58 springs have passed, with May bringing colour to the Jewish district in Girona. The flowers blossom atop the old stones, refreshing the city. This year, our proposal lies within the yard of the house Sambola, its floral history dripping from the stones of its boundary walls. The intervention is an implementation of the traditional elements that are part of Girona’s collective imagination: The flies, narcissistic saviours of the French siege of Girona;  The curtains that flank many doors, unforgiving barriers for the flies, their musical chimes welcoming us; The lavender that has scented the Mediterranean lands since humans first dwelt there.
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DESIGN
RESTORE BASKET BY MIKA TOLVANEN FOR MUUTO
The material is PET fibers. A percentage of the product comes from recycled plastic bottles, which are granulated, heated and blown like little fibers that are subsequently dyed. The fibers are worked together like mats, which can be pressed over heat-influenced forms that enables the mate- rial to maintain it’s shape.
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EVENTS
SEOUL: TOWARDS A META-CITY RECENT URBAN PROJECTS SYMPOSIUM AT ANCB BERLIN
When Seoul was established as the capital of the Chosun dynasty in the 14th century, its cityscape reflected an ethical understanding between humans and nature. Today, Seoul is seeking a dedicated balance between restoration and change. Therefore the city has determined three key objectives: revival of history, restoration of nature, and renewal of people’s lives. 
 
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INTERIORS
GOSHO JAPANESE RESTAURANT IN PORTO BY ANC ARCHITECTS
For the space of a restaurant, architecture is designed to cherish 'being' in public. The restaurant Gosho ('Imperial Place') is located in a five star hotel and serves Japanese food, brief that, on its own, sends us off to a collection of obvious references. But one requires a more complex experience when eating out, so much so because we all try extreme sports and we observe western etiquette while drinking green tea. The relatively long-lasting scenery that is put together crosses different effects.
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THEORY
VIDEO / THOMAS DOXIADIS / ESW [eso ] CONFERENCE / POST ASPHALT
Video of Thomas Doxiadis talk at ESW Conference for Interior Design and Architecture, on February the 11th  2014. Τhe title of his speech is Post Asphalt. The outdoor space of the Greek city is an asset and by reexamining it we can change the city. Through the lens of ecology and landscape doxiadis+ are presenting proposals and realized projects. The project 5-15-50 is based on the principles of landscape ecology and thus reconfigures the road network of the city. For Salaminos Street, which belongs to a shady yet beautiful neighborhood, they envision a street bridging the past and the future. A park was developed within a week of design and a week of construction at the Dimosio Sima. They also collaborate with students in Thessaloniki to make a parking lot in Toumpa blossom.
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THEORY
VIDEO / MINAS KOSMIDIS TALK AT ESW CONFERENCE, FEBRUARY 11 2014, AT ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE
VIDEO of Minas Kosmidis presentation at the Onassis Cultural Centre during ESW Conference
 
«… an architect is called to enact the role of a director in a play where the script is written by the heroes-clients, and which takes place in a particular space and time scene».
 
Studio Minas Kosmidis [Architecture In Concept], establishes his first architectural studio in the town of Komotini in 1993, and his second in the town of Thessaloniki in 1998, with operations around Greece. The studio undertakes private projects, both housing and professional, with a specialization in Hotels, Shops, and mainly in the area of dining and entertainment establishments. Architect Minas Kosmidis graduated from the School of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1988 and in 1991 he completed his postgraduate studies in “Industrial Design” with a state scholarship from “EOMMEX”, at the École d’ Architecture de Paris-Conflans in the department of “Étude et Creation de Mobilier” in Paris, France.  Using the abstraction, the neatness of lines, the clarity, the transparency, the symmetry, the flow, the balance of volumes, the elements of nature and the light as tools, he is inspired to create unique projects, which combine full functionality and unique aesthetics.
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THEORY
VIDEO / STEPHAN BUERGER AND DEMETRA KATSOTA TALK AT ESW CONFERENCE, AT ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE
Stephan Buerger and Demetra Katsota established buerger katsota architects in 2005 with offices in Ath- ens and Vienna. The practice is currently involved in a wide range of international projects, as well as aca- demic research on architecture. buerger katsota archi- tects’ work has been awarded prizes in several archi- tectural competitions, widely published in reviews and publications and exhibited internationally. ‘House A+B’ was shortlisted for the 2013 Mies van den Rohe Award European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. ‘Patras Student Studios’ has been awarded by the Hellenic Institute of Architecture in the ‘public and common use’ category [2012 Awards], while ‘Villa S’ in Vienna - AT was awarded by the Union of Greek Archi- tects in the ‘architecture beyond borders’ category [2011]. In 2012, the practice participated in the 13th Architecture Biennale of Venice with the project ‘PXATHENS’.
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THEORY
VIDEO / ESW [eso ] CONFERENCE / BEETROOT DESIGN GROUP / ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHICS
Video from Esw conference of Beetroot Design Group about Environmental Graphics. Esw [eso] Conference is one of the largest Conferences in Europe about Architeture & Design organized annually by ARCHISEARCH.gr & DESIGNMAG.gr
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