ARCHITECTURE
MATTER AND LIGHT IN BERLIN EXHIBITION ABOUT JOSEP FERRANDO'S ARCHITECTURAL WORK
The exhibition presents for the first time in Germany the work of the architect Josep Ferrando from Barcelona. His buildings distinguish themselves through the reduction of the principal materials used. The selected materiality of lighting and the sensitive use open up subtle spatial connections that are made visible and perceptible through the dialogue between “Matter and Light”. Place, light and space are also the main elements of the exhibition design itself. The projects on show include a golf club in Rio de Janeiro / Brazil, a police station in Salt / Spain, the campus in Tortosa / Spain as well as a crematorium in Basel / Switzerland and a house in Llerona / Spain.
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ARCHITECTURE
OTO ARCHITECTS WIN THE 1RST PRICE WITH THE PNF HEAD OFFICE BUILDING IN ILHA DO FOGO NATURAL PARK IN CAPE VERDE
"Architects, painters, and sculptors must recognize anew and learn to grasp the composite character of a building both as an entity and in its separate parts. Only then will their work be imbued with the architectonic spirit which it has lost as ''salon art.'' Together let us desire, conceive, and create the new structure of the future, which will embrace architecture and sculpture and painting in one unity and which will one day rise toward heaven from the hands of a million workers like the crystal symbol of a new faith."
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ARCHITECTURE
SPARK COMPLETES THE DESIGN OF PRINCE’S BUILDING IN SHEKOU, SHENZHEN, CHINA
SPARK has completed the design of Prince’s Building a 71,600-square-metre mixed-use  development and transportation hub for China Merchants. Located in Shenzhen South China the 110-metre-high, 27-storey office tower and five retail pavilions are connected by landscaped terraces that combine to create a unique naturally ventilated retail and business destination for the lively Skekou district of the city. The buildings sit over and adjacent to a new transportion hub that includes a bus terminal and the Seaworld subway station. 
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DESIGN
SUNDAY BENCH BY EMILIANA DESIGN
Sunday bench is a seat that can be used in different ways and furthermore invites people to get together in public spaces.We conceived Sunday bench as a “relaxing and seating platform” more than a traditional bench. Sunday is a versatile seat with a direct and honest design. As it has different heights and can be approached by any side, Sunday bench invites people to use it in a casual way. Depending on situations it can be used for waiting, seating, laying, relaxing or having occasional meetings.In public spaces, thanks to its “open” feature, Sunday allows architects creating many configurations, always forming a dynamic and flexible landscape of seating islands.
 
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BOOKS
DAVID TORRENTS DESIGNS THE SPECIALIZED MAGAZINE IN URBAN BICYCLES 20km/h FOR BIKE TECH
The Barcelona based graphic designer David Torrent designs a bright and resourceful magazine for Bike Tech. David Torrents is a multidisciplinary graphic designer based in Barcelona. Specialised in posters, environmental design, books, websites and graphic identities, he works on commercial and non-commercial projects that are often linked to art. David Torrents graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and the Fine Arts College of the University of Barcelona, and also trained at Barcelona's ELISAVA School of Design. Before founding his own studio he worked in Amsterdam, Budapest and in several design studios and agencies in Barcelona.
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DESIGN
ATLAS IN MY HANDS BY NOUR TABET
Nour Tabet is trilingual, multicultural, postgeographic, and metadisciplinary. She is part of the vast Lebanese diaspora, and her work often reflects membership in this global community. She designs beautiful, contemporary work but that is not enough: to Nour, any successful project must begin with a thought-provoking concept. 
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INTERIORS
JERRY HOUSE BY ONION IN THAILAND
An architects firm named after a vegatable. Not the most expected name, but definetly unique and memorable. And that's how ONION aims to do things. They define their creations as unique and memorable designs. Specialized in arhchitecture and interior design with a modern touch. from commercial projects to hospitality and residential projects. Blessed with many visianry clients they found themselves addicted to this work. That's how Arisara Chaktranon and Siriyot Chaiamnuay, both design directors from Onion, design themselves and their Bankog based studio. 
 
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DESIGN
LAUS SILVER AWARD FOR 'EL XIXAREL·LO' WINE BOTTLE GRAPHICS DESIGN BY ALBERT VIRGILI HILL
The Laus Awards are organized by the Association of Graphic Designers and Art Directors of the FAD (ADG-FAD). ADG is a national, private, non-profit association. For the past 50 years, the goal has been to promote graphic design and visual communication in the cultural and economic life of this country. The Laus Awards are the best representation of this ambition, a real working thermometer for design and communication.
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(LAND)SCAPE
BREATH BOX BY NAS ARCHITECTS
The main wall of "Breath Box" is reflective, facing the horizon. It does not only recreate the image of the sea, it transforms by its own attributes. The wind comes lift the many reflective modules, providing a duality between visual experience and reflection ripple. "Breath Box" allows to distinguish, to see the wind passage, not only feel but apprehend physically. 
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INTERIORS
HORTET LAB BY NUTCREATIVES
A store that is not just a store. An urban space in which fruits and vegetables have an essential role. A meeting place about local agriculture. The Hortet Lab is a space where purchasing is important, but not the only thing. We have set up a place where the user experience is full and technology is smartly integrated. There is room for exhibitions and events, workshops, shopping and tasting. And enhancing the crops’ feelings: the aroma of fruits, the contact with moist soil or the emotion of watching vegetables growing.
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DESIGN
ART PAPER WORK ON THE 47TH TAKEO PAPER SHOW BY NOIZ ARCHITECTS / JAPAN
New forms of music in their infancy were often mistaken as noise. The name of noiz / architecture, design and planning takes cue from developments in music history, as an everyday reminder of the firm’s commitment to creative and unique design solutions. Keisuke Toyoda and Jia-Shuan Tsai founded noiz / architecture, design and planning in the beginning of 2007. Both founding principals have significant work experience in Institutional, Commercial, and Residential Design in Japan, Taiwan, China, and the United States.
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ARCHITECTURE
BE-AND-BEE BY ACHILLES
Now there is a way to attend festivals and sleep comfortably and safely as well. Introducing B-AND-BEE, a mobile, modular, and stackable sleeping cell that contains an experience like no other! Only one year ago this concept, imagined by Compaan and Labeur vzw, won a creative competition in Antwerp. Compaan and Labeur then decided to join forces with One Small Step and Achilles Design to apply for the prestigious innovation scholarship CICI 2014, powered by Flanders DC and IWT. The concept of our Honeycomb Hotel was selected as one of the 16 projects and began a full year of development, prototyping, and testing. 
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ARCHITECTURE
SO–IL, IDEA-DRIVEN DESIGN OFFICE
SO–IL is an idea-driven design office that brings together extensive experience from the fields of architecture, academia, and the arts. A creative catalyst involved in all scales and stages of the architectural process, SO–IL approaches projects with an intellectual and artistic rigor fueled by a strong commitment to realizing ideas in the world. SO–IL is lead by partners Florian Idenburg, Jing Liu and Ilias Papageorgiou
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INTERVIEWS
TONY ZAGORAIOS ON PATHFINDER TV | VIDEO INTERVIEW ON MOTION DESIGN
Tony Zagoraios is an award winning motion designer.
He was born in 1982 and in 2004 he finished his bachelor degree in Media & Advertising at the London Metropolitan College. He is active in the Motion design area in the last four years in Athens. He has developed his own personal style in an industry which is especially demanding and competitive. His works have won awards and have been showcased in serious magazines and participated in festivals in Greece and abroad. In this video he talks about his work to Harry Tzannis. This is a PATHFINDER.GR production in collaboration with ARCHISEARCH.gr
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ARCHITECTURE
HOUSE OF THE INFINITE VT HOUSE BY ESTUDIO ARQUITECTURA CAMPO BAEZA 2014 IN CADIZ, SPAIN
On a marvelous place like a piece of earthly paradise, at Cádiz, we have built an infinite plane facing the infinite sea, the most radical house we have ever made. At the very edge of the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where the sea unites the new and the old continent, emerges a stone platform. At the place where all the ships from the Mediterranean used to pass and still pass by as they head off into the Atlantic.
There we have erected a house as if it were a jetty facing out to sea. A house that is a podium crowned by an upper horizontal plane. On this resoundingly horizontal plane, bare and denuded, we face out to the distant horizon traced by the sea where the sun goes down. A horizontal plane on high built in stone, Roman travertine, as if it were sand, an infinite plane facing the infinite sea. Nothing more and nothing less.
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EVENTS
KAM17 WORKSHOP - MOCKUPS - Aug. 17-23, Chania, Greece
The laboratory in situ 2014, MOCKUPS, focuses on the possibilities of architecture to produce 1:1 scale
models; spaces that even if  proposed in the correct size are still models, they are not organized as
final productions but as test environments or as non-sufficient places; they are programmatically built in order
to realize a time rupture or to lead to distant or non-existing environments.
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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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