31 OCT 2014 | 0 comments
In collaboration with scent provocateur Sissel Tolaas, Mickaël Wiesengrün uncovers the past smell of the Witte Dame building in Eindhoven. Former home to the 1930's Philips light bulb factory, it houses today the Design Academy Eindhoven, where the graduation show visitors are able to smell tones of sweat, metal and grease, samples of the industrial past smell. This fragile excavation of the past will enrich the visitors and their moments spent in the Academy, adding a valuable layer of information to their present awareness.
31 OCT 2014 | 0 comments
explores the evolving nature of the contemporary design methodologies and their various conceptual and material connotations. The exhibition brings together for the first time a range of architects and designers pushing the boundaries of their fields using the revolutionary possibilities offered by creative coding, digital simulations of natural phenomena or various other iterative techniques.
27 OCT 2014 | 0 comments
The exhibition describes through common objects, the way in which Israeli designers cope with the passion to create in the face of the necessity to exist. Survival, as is commonly stated, is the mother of all inventions. It seems that in the fields of design, the artists are required to do even more. They are required to think out of the box, to develop a unique point of view, a fresh and unexpected way to observe problems, as well as construct solutions.
29 OCT 2014 | 0 comments
St Albert’s Catholic Chaplaincy serves the students and staff of the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University. It is situated in the Old Twon at 23-24 George Square. The new chapel is placed in the garden of one of the townhouses, replacing the old chapel which was located on the upper floor of the adjoining houses in order to provide ground floor and disabled access from Middle Meadow Walk. The material and building form were chosen to achieve a peaceful space and to connect it to its natural setting.
28 OCT 2014 | 0 comments
As society understands that the world is structured fundamentally on complex phenomena, the architects are called to implement more effectively in design and fabrication of systems, models of complexity found in nature and mathematics. Architects need to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to explore both the physical world and the digital data environment that evolve with immense accelerating rate. The current research work studies the convergence point between the architecture of the conventional computation and the computational architecture, focusing on the cooperative relation between the architect and the digital medium, the computer.
22 OCT 2014 | 0 comments
POOL realized the graphic identity, interior design and most of the furniture of Craft. This is the first 360-degree project for the studio founded in 2010. Dominated by the contrast of black and white, their project graphically highlights the architectural lines and plays on alternating floors to signify the various spaces, without hurting the depth of vision.
24 OCT 2014 | 0 comments
Traditionally considered the “living room” of a campus, student centers serve as the hub for both formal and informal interaction among students, faculty and stuff. The Hamad Bin Khalifa University Student Centre’s services include health care, counselling, housing and recreational facilities interlinked by communal spaces.
23 OCT 2014 | 0 comments
The exhibition ‘A People’s Palace‘ presents recent projects by the Netherlands-based office Mecanoo architecten. Over the past three decades, Mecanoo’s highly multidisciplinary approach has resulted in a wide-ranging portfolio of designs that are realized with technical expertise and great attention to detail.
22 OCT 2014 | 0 comments
Useful Exhibition presents the series Useful Furniture by Sanghyeok Lee, focusing on the individual use and potential of furniture items in our living spaces. The designer takes inspiration from scaffolding structures, simultaneously focusing on functionality and an easy installation for people whose life is constantly in motion.
Sanghyeok Lee is the founder of STUDIO LEE SANGHYEOK. His career began at the Design Academy Eindhoven.
Since then he has won several awards, including the IMM D3 Contest (Cologne, Germany) and Time To Design(Copenhagen, Denmark).
21 OCT 2014 | 0 comments
What is new from the Berlin design scene? Minimum has been asked lately by furniture and accessories designed in Berlin. There is a great potential and great products that they can now offer an appropriate forum as a core issue in the context of Designmeile Berlin 2014. Since October 9th they aim to present and sell an exciting selection of compelling work.
16 OCT 2014 | 0 comments
Woodwing Villa is a private residence situated in Ekali, in the northern suburbs of Athens. We believe that the private residence – through its architectural language, materials and furniture – should tell the story of the aspirations and character of those that inhabit it.
We were asked to design a flexible home that could respond and adapt accordingly to the changing seasons whilst maintaining constant visual connection with the surrounding forested landscape.
16 OCT 2014 | 0 comments
As a result of the difficult and time consuming negotiation with the neighbours, the implementation of the project was consistently delayed so the fully renovated residential unit that was supposed to be exhibited in the 2014 Beijing Design Week resulted in an empty skeleton awaiting construction. In such conditions we decided to virtually reconstruct the future configuration of the building through a light installation of wireframe volumes.
14 OCT 2014 | 0 comments
This is part of an exploration on how to create standard machines that generate non-standard results, mixing analog numerical control with traditional material and techniques integrated in one real-time process, suggesting that the parametric design is not necessarily a digital computation methodology.
06 OCT 2014 | 0 comments
The Balloon Bowls are created by casting strong synthetic plaster into a balloon, after which a second balloon is inserted, and inflated. These two balloons act as flexible moulds, ensuring a unique shape for each and every bowl. Once the plaster is set, the balloons are removed, and a bowl appears. The colorants, which are added to the water prior to mixing it with the plaster powder, emerge differently each time again, creating uncontrolled and often spectacular color patterns. The bowls are finished with a special coating (matte or glossy) which reinforces the plaster, makes it waterproof and usable for many purposes, it is also dry food approved.
29 SEP 2014 | 0 comments
Thanks to a great collaboration between ByBorre
, Martijn ten Bhomer from the Eindhoven University of Technology, Eva de Laat, Daan Spangenberg Graphics, StudioFriso and WANT we present you the BB.Suit 0.2. The “BB.Suit: Wearable Clean Air” exhibition showcases the opportunities of future clothing to contribute to the wellbeing of people living in polluted urban environments. It not only presents the problems around the complicated topic of air pollution, but also introduces high-tech materials, new wearable technologies and innovative production processes. We challenge the visitors of the Beijing Design Week 2014 to contribute and develop together with us solutions for the air pollution problem.
29 SEP 2014 | 0 comments
SanctaSanctorum is a new brand that offers a new approach to stories and legends of Christian Saints we have inherited names, festivities and traditions. Characters who are currently being lost but which were once heroes and embedded within Art History. Thanks to its website and the online shop, SanctaSanctorum manages to be a tool of diffusion because of its wide range of products. Among which we find calendars, catalogues, small objects and of course, holy cards.
29 SEP 2014 | 0 comments
SPARK’s ‘pleated’ and ‘woven’ façade for the award-winning mixed-use development Jing Mian Xin Cheng in Beijing demonstrates that depth of experience need not be forgotten despite the speed of the central city’s expansion. ‘Pleats’ of perforated aluminium sheeting and a ‘weave’ of rippling windows resolve a variety of practical issues while referencing a textile market that formerly operated on the site. Jin Mian Xin Cheng, an eye-catching mixed-use development adjacent to Beijing's Fourth Ring Road, was the winner of a ‘Best Office and Business Development’ accolade at the MIPIM Asia Awards 2013. The development consists of two office towers and a retail podium immediately adjacent to the road, with a protected public plaza to their rear. Given that the massing of the blocks was predicated and constrained by the sunlight requirements of a residential development to the north of the site, SPARK’s work focused on the detailed design of the façade and landscape.
14 SEP 2014 | 0 comments
Llatra is an outcome of an investigation and experimentation throughout crafted and traditional techniques historically valuable. In fact, by choosing palmetto, the aim was to look back in time, using the most traditional weaving technique as a starting point in order to create new objects. Caring more for warmth than shapes, being them a result of an evolution in the process, thinking of imperfections as a value and not as a fault, taking them as an expression of the material finally being an important feature of the objects.
11 JUN 2014 | 0 comments
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.
22 MAY 2014 | 0 comments
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.
26 MAY 2014 | 0 comments
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 . In 2012, the practice participated in the 13th Architecture Biennale of Venice with the project ‘PXATHENS’.
05 JUN 2014 | 0 comments
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