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USEFUL LIVING - SANGHYEOK LEE EXHIBITION WITH DMY BERLIN
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).
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DESIGN FROM BERLIN / MINIMUM
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. 
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ARCHITECTURE
WOODING VILLA DESIGNED BY K-STUDIO, VOIS
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. 
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ARCHITECTURE
A-VOID RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT IN DASHILAR BEIJING BY REMIX STUDIO / INSTALLATION AT THE BEIJING DESIGN WEEK 2014
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. 
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STUDENT WORKS
Inhabiting fragile territories > a little story for a little house.Psaltis Stelios
Nature in its entirety, as a wider site of action, is seen both as an imaginary creation and at the same as an “other” and “strange” territory, upon which the material existence and life are depending. Following this bipo­lar interpretations, nature conceived either through its peculiar, bizarre and wild development, or through its vulnerable, delicate, fragile and gentle fertility. From this perspective the sublime, the mystical, the emotional, even the irrational, the experiential or the subconscious, and how these notions “filter” a natural interpreta­tion, are sought. Within this “manufactured” personal environment, the importance of architecture is evident in its participation as a means of emergence of a new relation between knowledge-technique and imagination-natural indeterminacy, raising challenges for possible ways of inhabitation within its cumbersome and even pathologically inevitable materiality. An architectural construction constitutes an organism, which performs a specific number of basic functions. An organic composition, a kind of an artificial parasite, sensitive to the dynamic changes of the surrounding territory, humbly adapted and “floating” with tenacity within a fragment of the earthly crust, mobilizing architectural elements to succeed to “survive”. As the moral architectural issues are surpassed by default, the architectural construction is treated as the main survival apparatus, “demoted” in its absolutely natural utilitarian role (that of survival instinct), complied with the brutality of the surround­ing territory’s survival instinct. Thus, the value of such an architectural “creature” lies in its ability to assimilate the dynamic mutations and processes of the surrounding territory, creating a new context of a heterotopian symbiosis (co-existence) and aiming to the mutual improvement within the territory in which it exists.
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DESIGN
TAKT PROJECT DESIGNS "FES WATCH" FOR START UP PROJECT "FASHION ENTERTAINMENT"
The FES Watch is a revolutionary new watch created using electronic paper for the faceplate and strap. The watch itself normally looks just plain and blank. It only activates and displays the time or other information by the user doing ‘look at the watch’ action. Also, user can select its display pattern for faceplate and strap from 24 different choices.
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ARCHITECTURE
THEATRE DE STOEP BY UNSTUDIO IS COMPLETED IN THE NETHERLANDS
The design for the Theatre Spijkenisse focuses on the placement and orientation of the building in the urban location, whilst simultaneously providing architectural solutions for programming needs and public access. The placing of the programmes within the building aims for efficient routing through the theatre, coupled with a logical relationship to the surroundings, whilst the design and placement of the various volumes make use of the natural variations in the levels of the site. 
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DESIGN
MORE PARAMETRIC, LESS DIGITAL POTTERY BY GREAT THINGS TO PEOPLE
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.
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DESIGN
BALLOON BOWLS BY MAARTEN DE CEULAER
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.
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ARCHITECTURE
BROOKLYN POWERHOUSE: DESIGNS FOR AN ART AND CULTURAL CENTER IN NEW YORK / NEW WORKSHOP FOR THE ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURAL CULTURE
At its next workshop the Academy for Architectural Culture (aac) in Hamburg will focus on the subject of ‘gen- trification’ and ‘working with existing buildings’. Scholarship students from Europe, America and Asia will work on concepts for a centre for artists and culturally active individuals, providing studios and workshops as well as space for exhibitions, events and performances; the building is to be built on old foundations on a site in the New York borough of Brooklyn, which has already been partially developed.
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DESIGN
BB SUIT BYBORRE
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.
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DESIGN
LACOSTE POP-UP STORY
A playful and 100% handmade pop-up story created to celebrate the launch of the new Lacoste L!VE fragrance, and to explore, page after page, the universe, assets and ingredients of this unique new pillar. They put their design skills and creativity at the service of their clients since 2006. At Ink studio, they try to define and search images that specifically define each company analysing their needs and searching for visual solutions.
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DESIGN
PORCELAIN VASES AT THE LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014 BY JOMI EVERS SOLHEIM
This ongoing project is an experiment in how to use the elements of air and water in a design process. Containing these elements within a balloon, the natural elasticity of latex combined with the laws of gravity makes it possible to create a wide range of individual transitory forms. Through a casting process the shapes are made into solid porcelain objects.
 
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PHOTOGRAPHY
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS ANNUAL COMPETITION FOR PROFESSIONAL, NON-PROFESSIONAL AND STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHERS
The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. There are 11 categories: advertising, architecture, book (self-published), deeper perspective, editorial, event, fine art, moving images, nature, people, special. In the category of Architecture there are 7 subcategories: bridges, buildings, cityscapes, historic, industrial, interior, other.
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DESIGN
SANCTASANCTORUM NEW CHRISTIAN SAINTS LEGEND BRAND BY MAR DE LA LLAVE
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.
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ARCHITECTURE
JING MIAN XIN CHENG BY SPARK ARCHITETS IN BEIJING, CHINA
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.
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EVENTS
BARCELONA RESET EXHIBITION / THE WORK OF ENRIC MIRALLES FOUNDATION AT AEDES BERLIN
The exhibition documents the work of the Enric Miralles Foundation with the focus on the urban intervention project BCN RE.SET which has been created for the occasion of the 300 anniversary of the siege and conquest of the city of Barcelona by the monarchy. Architect Benedetta Tagliabue (EMBT) together with the Miralles Foundation and the stage director Àlex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus) invited six international architects to create ephemeral installations, as significant interventions in the city of Barcelona this year. Each associating different themes linked to the commemoration of Tricentenari BCN, organized by the City Council and curated by Toni Soler: Identity, Diversity, Freedom, Democracy, Memory and Europe.
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DESIGN
GOLD AND SILVER WINNERS OF THE DESIGN AWARD OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY 2014
The Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany (Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is the most prestigious official German design award. The award is endowed by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. At the ceremonial award show which took place last night, on September 25, 2014 at the assembly hall at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, the ten awardees of 2014 were announced.
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PHOTOGRAPHY
GEORGE MESSARITAKIS ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER
George Messaritakis was born in Crete, Greece in 1976. He holds a Bsc in Computer Science and an Msc in Software Engineering. He began to photograph as an amateur in 2003. In 2012 he had a solo exhibition in Athens and in the same year he started to work as a professional architectural photographer. He has collaborated with the preeminent architects of Greece and his work is regularly published in printed architectural periodicals in Europe and the Far East. He is a contributor to the Arcaid Images photographic agency. Since 2014 he is based in Berlin, Germany.
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DESIGN
LLATRA LAMPS BY MARIO MARTÍNEZ
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.
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PHOTOGRAPHY
CASA ENZO FERRARI PHOTOGRAPHY BY PYGMALION KARATZAS / MUSEUM SERIES II
The Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena Italy is designed by Jan Kaplicky of Future Systems, after winning the competition in 2004. After the passing of Jan Kaplicky in 2009, Andrea Morgante, a former associate of Future Systems and now director of Shiro Studio, was appointed to complete the interiors and oversee the construction, which began in April 2009. 
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DESIGN
FIBER CHAIR BY ISKOS-BERLIN AND AIRY TABLE BY CECILIE MANZ FOR MUUTO
“One of the most difficult and noble disciplines is to design without eccentricity. To create simple, well-functioning, almost ordinary objects that nevertheless have strong identities. We designed FIBER CHAIR to do just that with a clear sculptural language that refuses to compromise on comfort. It’s a chair stripped of all unnecessary layers leaving the chair with a seat, back and armrests that is integrated in one harmonious shell, perfect for nesting yourself into. The iconic form marries soft, embracing curves with an environmentally friendly wood fiber composite, giving FIBER CHAIR a distinctive tactile texture while also keeping it 100% recyclable.”


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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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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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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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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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