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INTERIORS
MAGNUS CELESTII BY JOSEPH WALSH STUDIO
Magnus Celestii is the first work of this scale to be realised by Joseph Walsh’s studio. The title of the pieces derives from the Latin words Magnus (‘Large' / ‘Great') and Celesti (‘Heavenly’). Here, Joseph is conscious of the viewers' experience in the gallery while adhering to the creative language of collaboration between man and material. The large, free form sculpture is made from layers of ash, spiralling upwards from floor to ceiling. Emerging out of a desk form, the sculptural work expands outwards to wrap the entire one-roomed space of the Artists’ House, coming to rest with a large shelf hanging on the side wall of the gallery.
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ARCHITECTURE
TEACHER TRAINING AWARDED CENTER. ARCHBISHOP OF GRANADA, SPAIN BY RAMÓN FERNÁNDEZ-ALONSO ARCHITECT
The initial idea is to provide a closer architecture, almost family, in the composition of spaces as well as in the treatment of light and texture that provides the ceramic skin. The materiality of this building is linked from the beginning to the argument of the project process. Ground floor is projected as a threshold space compressed by the building itself in its upper floors. We can say that the building’s project is the ceramic enclosure of their classrooms that hangs over the city map. This basic approach results from the structural solution adopted by this project based on the study of the section: a roof truss, containing the two upper floors of classrooms and departments, supported by two lines of brackets, saving a long distance, under which common areas are developed in continuity with the outside landscaped terraces and protected by a powerful cantilever.
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STUDENT WORKS
NEW GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION PROPOSAL FOR BARCELONA'S PUBLIC TRANSPORT BY ERIC CODINA
This project is a proposal for a new branding to improve the identity and the communication of TMB (Transports Municipals de Barcelona) which is the public transportation corporation of the city of Barcelona. The main feature of a transportation corporation like TMB is motion. We can say that motion involves a change in position that draws a path in the space. This resulting path becomes the identity. The most important goal of this design was to offer a dynamic branding that changes and transforms itself according to the message being delivered. The idea was that the identity of TMB became recognizable in every different space where was found without being repetitive or boring. It communicates "motion".
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ARCHITECTURE
SCHOOL OF GAFANHA DA BOA HORA, VAGOS BY ANTÓNIO PORTUGAL & MANUEL REIS ARCHITECTS
The School Centre is inserted in an area of transition between the agricultural plan that is developed in the edges of the South branch of the Aveiro "ria" and the extensive pine forest that fixes all this area of ancient sea dunes. The building defines three parallel bodies separated by exterior areas of recreation or leisure, in which the program is clearly distributed from a central distribution element with teaching spaces to the East and common areas to the West; the classrooms are distributed along the two main volumes, the 3rd one including the gymnasium.
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ARCHITECTURE
SONG QI GOURMET CHINESE RESTAURANT IN MONACO BY HUMBERT AND POYET ARCHITECTS
To reflect the Chinese gastronomy spirit, a magnificent combination of refined materials has been selected by the architects. With a predominance of black and white, the subtle touches of brass in the lightings and frames, as well as the silky green banquettes and chairs, bring warmth to SONG QI. The softness of velvet counterbalances the black marble of walls and tables. A tiled star stands out on the floor with its points undulating out across the room in tides of black and white. This intimate restaurant with its magnificent brass bar is the perfect combination between modernity, luxury and timelessness. All designed by Humbert & Poyet.
 
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DESIGN
NOMINATED PROJECTS FOR 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 German award within the field of design. The aim of the award is to high- light the economic role of design and be conducive to the stan- ding of design in smaller and medium-sized companies. 
 
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INTERIORS
MAGNUS CELESTII BY JOSEPH WALSH STUDIO
Magnus Celestii is the first work of this scale to be realised by Joseph Walsh’s studio. The title of the pieces derives from the Latin words Magnus (‘Large' / ‘Great') and Celesti (‘Heavenly’). Here, Joseph is conscious of the viewers' experience in the gallery while adhering to the creative language of collaboration between man and material. The large, free form sculpture is made from layers of ash, spiralling upwards from floor to ceiling. Emerging out of a desk form, the sculptural work expands outwards to wrap the entire one-roomed space of the Artists’ House, coming to rest with a large shelf hanging on the side wall of the gallery.
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DESIGN
VERSATILE LAMP WINS FIRST PLACE IN MUUTO TALENT AWARD
FOR THE SIXT TIME MUUTO HAS HOSTED THE ANNUAL DESIGN COMPETITION where talents from the Nordic design schools are encouraged to submit an entry where they express their own story while providing a perspective on a Muuto product. 2013 was yet another successful year for the competition with over 400 design entries submitted. The Muuto design board ended up selecting a third place in furniture, a second place in accessories and a first place in lightning.
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INTERIORS
KINZO ARCHITECTS DESIGN THE NEW SOUNDCLOUD HEADQUARTER IN BERLIN
The new headquarters of internationally renowned online platform SoundCloud cover three levels and  approx. 4,000 square metres of an old brewery building close to the former Berlin Wall. The complex, designed to serve as a future incubator for up-and-coming start-ups, will become the one-stop office for all 180 Berlin employees of the foremost hub for musical exchange on the net. Anticipating future expansion of the rapidly growing SoundCloud platform, the spacious offices could potentially accommodate up to 350 desks. To provide the company and its new HQ with a matching spatial identity and the right architectural framework for the platform’s novel business and working structures, SoundCloud asked KINZO to turn its new hub into a space that exudes and encourages innovation and creativity. The platform envisaged a welcome beaconin Berlin’s office landscape that both shapes the company and evolves with SoundCloud over the years.
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ARCHITECTURE
PENDA PROPOSAL FOR THE AUSTRIAN EXPO PAVILION IN MILAN 2015
The Proposal won the 1st runner-up prize at the 2013 held international comeptition for the Austrian Pavilion for the Expo 2015 in Mailand.The design for the austrian pavilion ‘naturally yours’ us in collaboration with alex daxböck has won 1st runner up for the milan expo 2015, themed ‘feeding the planet’. the idea provides visitors with the opportunity to plant seeds and then directly eat the food grown on the pavilion. based on austria’s high quality, locally grown produce the concept for the pavilion lies within its structural framework – at the end of the expo it will be fully taken over by organic food
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ARCHITECTURE
BIG MAZE IN THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
The Museum, in partnership with BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, will create a never-before-seen large-scale maze for the Museum's historic home. Soaring approximately 18 feet high and measuring 60 feet by 60 feet, the maple plywood structure will boast a series of twists and turns for visitors to weave through and explore. The "BIG Maze" will be open July 4 to September 1, 2014. Inspired by ancient labyrinths, garden and hedge mazes of 17th and 18th-century Europe, and modern American corn mazes, this contemporary maze will be located in the West Court of the Museum's historic Great Hall. In addition to viewing the maze from the ground floor, visitors will also be able to get an unexpected aerial perspective from the Museum’s second- and third-floor balconies.
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(LAND)SCAPE
SPARK ENVISIONS A SUSTAINABLE FLOATING HAWKER CENTRE FOR SINGAPORE
In the tradition of conceptual and visionary architecture proposals, SPARK Architects reveal their design for a floating hawker centre – the Solar Orchid. This concept for self-contained, solar-powered, floating hawker pods suggests a way to mend the now distant relationship 
between Singapore and its waterscapes, while celebrating and reinvigorating a favoured local pass time. Singapore was built on an intimate relationship with the water, which has historically been an artery of culture, commerce and recreation. However, the recent decades of urban development, industrialisation and land reclamation have largely severed this relationship,  deleting most of the traditional kampungs and kelongs from the coast, inland water bodies, and sea. 
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DESIGN
HERMAN MILLER - FORMWORK 2014 BY GRAPHIC THOUGHT FACILITY
Formwork is a new stackable desktop storage system designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin for Herman Miller. Sold internationally, the packaging needed to communicate the breadth and versatility of the range without text. Using pared-back props, softly-focused environments and decisive colour the carefully art-directed photography emphasises Formwork’s precision as well as its considered and playful functionality. A supporting short film, art-directed by GTF, brings the still images to life as it explores Formwork’s enormous flexibility.
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ARCHITECTURE
SINGAPORE SPORTS HUB BY DP ARCHITECTS
The new Singapore Sports Hub will be Singapore’s premier sports, entertainment and lifestyle complex. The development is the world’s largest sports-related Public Private Partnership project, designed as a destination for events at the international, national, and community scales to attract a wide spectrum of potential users. The site is located at the water’s edge along Marina Channel to the northeast of the city’s downtown, and will become an integral element of the urban fabric within walking distance of civic and business districts and connected to the city’s Mass Rapid Transit system. 
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ARCHITECTURE
SMILJA RADIC DESIGNS THE SERPENTINE GALLERIE PAVILION 2014
Radić is the fourteenth architect to accept the invitation to design a temporary Pavilion outside the entrance to the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens. His design follows Sou Fujimoto’s cloud-like structure which was visited by almost 200,000 people in 2013 and was one of the most visited Pavilions to-date. Occupying a footprint of some 514 square metres on the lawn of the Serpentine Gallery, plans depict a semi-translucent, cylindrical structure, designed to resemble a shell, which rests on large quarry stones. This work has its roots in the architect’s earlier work, particularly The Castle of the Selfish Giant, inspired by the Oscar Wilde story and the Restaurant Mestizo - part of which is supported by large boulders. The 2014 Pavilion is designed as a flexible, multi-purpose social space with a café sited inside. Visitors will be encouraged to enter and interact with the Pavilion in different ways throughout its four month tenure in the Park. On selected Friday nights, between July and September, the Pavilion will become the stage for the Galleries’ Park Nights series, sponsored by COS: eight site-specific events bringing together art, poetry, music, film, literature and theory and including three new commissions by emerging artists Lina Lapelyte, Hannah Perry and Heather Phillipson.
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DESIGN
ATIPO DESIGNS PAPERS FOR CHARACTERS AS A PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE GALLERY OF PAPERS
Papers for Characters is the Promotional campaign to announce the launch "Gallery of papers" a new website of Minke. Atipo Studio is a Studio of designers Raúl García del Pomar and Ismael González. They work in the fields of graphic communication, editorial design, corporate identity, web, motion, typography and illustration. 
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EVENTS
THIS SHOW IS ABOUT DIVERCITY: EXHIBITION REVIEW BY STAVROS MARTINOS
It is by now safe to say that the exhibition This Show is About Divercity, ongoing at the Benaki Museum in Athens since May 29th, merits being called the architecture event of the year; and this, because its design will be remembered as a game-changer, at least in this city. It is one of the few times we have seen an architecture exhibition with a clear curatorial argument, which is as playful, interactive, multi-layered and innovative as Divercity's own work. Most importantly, all this is articulated in space.
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ARCHITECTURE
ZAHA HADID'S HEYDAR ALIYEV CENTER WINS THE DESIGN OF THE YEAR 2014 BY DESIGN MUSEUM
Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan - Designed by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher winner of Design of the Year 2014.
 "Elaborate undulations, bifurcations, folds and inflections modify this plaza surface into an architectural landscape that performs a multitude of functions. The building blurs the conventional distinctions between architectural object and urban landscape, building envelope and urban plaza, interior and exterior."
 
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ARCHITECTURE
CHINA PAVILION, EXPO MILANO 2015 BY STUDIO LINK-ARC
Rejecting the typical notion of a pavilion as an object in a plaza, Studio Link-Arc’s winning proposal for the China Pavilion is conceived as a field of spaces. Designed as a cloud floating over a “field of hope”, this roof creates a sheltered public space that incorporates the building’s exhibition program and creates an iconic image for the project. The theme for the Chinese Pavilion is “The Land of Hope.” The project embodies this theme in part through its undulating roof, derived by merging the profile of a city (on the northern side) with the profile of a landscape (on the southern side), expressing the idea that “hope” can be realized when nature and city exist in harmony.
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DESIGN
BULBING - LED OPTICAL ILUSION 2D LAMP

BULBING is a versatile LED lamp optical illusion that tricks your eye and challenges your mind. Where 2D and 3D design unite!

Product designer, Nir Chehanoswki of Studio Cheha, works to preserve the old and the familiar and translate it into the “New World.” Taking everyday objects like a light bulb, a candlestick, and a lamp; he forces people to rethink their everyday objects and look at them in another (flat) light.

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ARCHITECTURE
TENSE ARCHITECTURE NETWORK_EUROPEAN COMPETITION FOR A MUSEUM FOR ARGO_2ND PRIZE(SHARED)
The mythical Argo in a Museum: a defined space, simple but concise, distinct but symbolic, intelligible but mystagogical, where the mythical ship constitutes the center of attention, the main exhibit, the point of reference.
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ARCHITECTURE
MUSEUM OF UNDERWATER ANTIQUITIES BY SPARCH AND ASSOCIATES
Museum of Underwater Antiquities in Piraeus, Greece by SPARCH (Sakellaridou / Papanikolaou Architects) and Chrysokona Mavrou. 

4th Prize, International Architectural Competition, 2012

2013 Iconic Award, Concept, Visionary Architecture.
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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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