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Kvadrat HQ Refurbished by Sevil Peach | Office facilities

18 January, 2018 - 01:00

London-based architects SevilPeach have transformed Kvadrat’s head offce in Ebeltoft, Denmark, creating visual connections with the surrounding landscape throughout the complex. A spectacular new 320 square metre showroom allows clients to explore the company’s full range of textiles and products on site. Freshly opened up offce spaces encourage collaborative working practice between departments. A new welcome area, social spaces and an inviting library extend Kvadrat’s familial ethos. Above all, SevilPeach have made textile the hero of the site. High curtains are used as flexible boundaries for meeting rooms, as temporary dividers or to soften large open spaces. Loose families of colours and textures delineate fve zones within the site – Welcome, Management, Product, Social Space and Studio – all linked by a street-like corridor running through the building. A unifying family of light fttings by Viabizzuno is used throughout. Together with the welcome scents of coffee and woodsmo… continue

Hotel Ambassadori by Roberti Rattan reference projects | Manufacturer references

18 January, 2018 - 01:00

An oasis of relaxation in the historical centre of a lively capital: the SPA of the Hotel Ambassadori in Tiblisi, Georgia. The renovation and expansion of the Hotel Ambassadori, a 5* hotel in the centre of Tblisi, has been planned by the Design Studio D73 Arch. Marco Vismara & Arch. Andrea Viganò and includes a classic and tasteful SPA where the "Made in Italy" is the most important player. The Chaise longue Caribe performs perfectly elegance and comfort in the poolside. Studio D73 Architetti Marco Vismara e Andrea Vigano continue

Sou Fujimoto

17 January, 2018 - 22:07
Sou Fujimoto
Destination Merida . Nice Sou Fujimoto Architects Sou Fujimoto Architects won the competition “Destination Merida” in Nice, France, under coordination of Lambert Lenack Studio, together with Cino Zucchi Architetti, Anouk Matecki Architectes, Carta Associés, Chartier Dalix and Laisnè Roussel. _

Portable Walk-In Closets & 14 Other Ways to Make a Studio Feel Like a Mansion

17 January, 2018 - 20:08
[ By SA Rogers in Design & Furniture & Decor. ]

A lot of the most impressive space-saving ideas really only work for wealthier urbanite apartment owners who can simply hire a contractor to design a bunch of customized built-ins. The results – like beds that lower from the ceiling at the push of a button – are often undeniably cool and effective, but not exactly accessible to most of us. For the renter with an average income, tiny space hacks need to be cheaper and way more portable. Here are 15 ideas that are either commercially available for less than the price of your first-born child, or could serve as inspiration for something to build yourself.

Fold-Up Walk-In Wardrobe

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Arenas Basabe Palacios

17 January, 2018 - 19:19
Arenas Basabe Palacios
Casa Ninette. Las Rozas Arenas Basabe Palacios arquitectos . photos: © Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero | Imagen Subliminal A project which entails a dramatic change in the lifestyle of the owners: moving from an apartment block to a private house with a garden. The project aims to maximise the feeling of living close … Continue reading Arenas Basabe Palacios

Heritage Trails NY, 20 Years Later

17 January, 2018 - 19:12
As an extension of its exhibition, MILLENNIUM: Lower Manhattan in the 1990s, the Skyscraper Museum has launched an update of Heritage Trails New York, a "digital reconstruction [of] a landmark public history project focused on lower Manhattan of the mid-1990s."

[All images via Skyscraper Museum]

The "Digital Trail" uses the original Van Dam Heritage Trails map (above) and then places the original entries (below left) and updated entries (below right) next to the map. The interactive page illustrates the changes that happened in Lower Manhattan in a relatively short amount of time – a period marked by the destruction of September 11 and the area's subsequent recovery, as well as more and more people moving into the area.

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Muuto launches mirror to match those used by Parisian barbers

17 January, 2018 - 17:44

The plastic mirrors typically found in Parisian barber shops provided the cues for this design by French duo Normal Studio, for Scandinavian brand Muuto. Read more

Vázquez Consuegra

17 January, 2018 - 13:06
Vázquez Consuegra
Mansfeld Building Renovation. LUXEMBOURG Guillermo Vazquez Consuegra . A+T Architecture . Kaell Architecte . + divisare The Mansfeld building is the oldest administrative seat in the city of Luxembourg, public duties has been carried out in this location since the 16th century. Pierre-Ernest of Mansfeld was the first local governor on behalf of Philip II … Continue reading Vázquez Consuegra


17 January, 2018 - 12:02
SOULAGES MUSEUM . bad ragaz . RODEZ RCR Arquitectes . Passelac & Roques Architectes . photos: © Kevin Dolmaire . + divisare Soulages Museum shot by Kevin Dolmaire. _

Herdla Birdwatching Tower by L J B AS

17 January, 2018 - 10:48
L J B AS: The landscapes of western Norway is not only characterized by precipitous mountain slopes, glaciers, deep valleys and fjords, but also by industrial areas and fertile agricultural land along the rough coastline. Located on the very tip of Askøy, an island north of Bergen, you find Herdla, an area representing these typical […]