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Panter & Tourron combines religion and technology for collection of holy objects

3 hours 58 min ago

Panter & Tourron combine religion and technology for collection of holy objects

Lausanne-based design studio Panter & Tourron have explored the link between ancient religious symbols and cutting-edge technology to create five spiritual objects. Read more

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Loft São Paulo / treszerosete

6 hours 59 min ago
© Ana Mello © Ana Mello
  • Architects: treszerosete
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects In Charge: André Britto, Caio Ferraz, Kamal Yazbek
  • Area: 80.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Ana Mello
  • Collaborator: Acier Metálica
© Ana Mello © Ana Mello

Text description provided by the architects. The 80m2 loft should fit perfectly with the way of life of the client who is young and single. Another issue to be addressed was the fact that the property was rented. Considering these facts, we decided to design most of the furniture in the apartment, so that they could be reused in different ways elsewhere.

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8 Dwellings in Gracia / Raimon Farré Moretó

7 hours 59 min ago
© José Hévia © José Hévia
  • Architect: Raimon Farré Moretó
  • Location: Carrer de Taxdirt, 19, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
  • Design Team: Marta Besora, Anna Comas, Octavio Puente, Sergio Carrás.
  • Area: 672.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographer: José Hévia

A-Hole Design: Subreddit Highlights Intentionally Frustrating Products & Ads

8 hours 59 min ago
[ By SA Rogers in Design & Products & Packaging. ]

There’s design that’s just plain crappy, and then there’s design that’s maliciously terrible because the creator just wanted you to suffer. They’re related, yet distinct, which explains the existence of two separate subreddits collecting all the worst design the internet has to offer, r/crappydesign and its highly specific offshoot, r/assholedesign.

Whether we’re talking about user experience, packaging or entire buildings, poor design is a whole lot more frustrating when we realize someone’s trying to trick us, shame us, cheat us or just delight in being a giant a-hole for reason.

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Kamikatz Public House / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

9 hours 59 min ago
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners Inc.

Vil·la Urània. SUMO Arquitectes

11 hours 48 min ago

Fotografías: Aitor Estévez
Vil·la Urània es una pequeña residencia de finales del siglo XIX que fue hogar del reconocido astrónomo Josep Comas y Solà. La villa es uno de los últimos ejemplos urbanísticos que persisten de lo que fuera en su día la ciudad jardín del Farró, en el distrito de Sarrià-Sant Gervasi en Barcelona. La re-densificación del barrio dejó el edificio y el pequeño jardín circundante encajonado entre dos grandes medianeras.
El nuevo complejo de equipamientos asume el reto de dar una nueva vida al edificio y a los jardines existentes incorporándolo a un edificio de nueva construcción.
Un centro cívico, un casal infantil, una sala polivalente y una sala de exposiciones forman el programa del nuevo complejo de equipamientos.
La villa rehabilitada se convierte en un lugar de encuentro, un espacio diáfano polivalente equipado para realizar todo tipo de actividades propias de un equipamiento de este tipo.

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Villa Cortaillod by Keller | Manufacturer references

11 hours 59 min ago

Spatial openness Located on the Lac de Neuchâtel, this single-family home was designed by the architectural office Andrea Pelati with a building volume of 1090 m³ and a usable area of 208 m². Nestled under the garden of the neighbouring building, the interior of the new building shows a view of an impressive landscape. Near-natural far-sightedness The new house lies halfway between the village and the vineyard of Cortaillod. It appears to grow out of the ground below the garden of a building from the 1950s. The new building is barely noticeable from the road. The design blends in with the surroundings, but marks its presence with the stairs set into the roof and arouses the observer's curiosity. Flowing room sequence In the interior a flowing room sequence takes one from the entrance hall through the house. The passageway to the bedrooms is inconspicuous, while the stairs down to the living room appear spacious and inviting. From the living area the view opens out onto the vin… continue

White Box / Ayutt and Associates Design

11 hours 59 min ago
© Soopakorn Srisakul and Ayutt Mahasom © Soopakorn Srisakul and Ayutt Mahasom

Stacking Planter with tiered volumes conceals built-in water saucer

18 April, 2018 - 23:00

Stacking Planter by Chen Chen & Kai Williams

New York designers Chen Chen and Kai Williams have created a pair of plant pots made entirely from porcelain, with hidden saucers at their bases. Read more

L-House / Alexander Symes Architect

18 April, 2018 - 22:00
© Barton Taylor © Barton Taylor © Barton Taylor © Barton Taylor

Text description provided by the architects. Perched on the eastern spur of Linden in the lower Blue Mountains, sat a project home partially completed in 2003. The new owners, a young couple, decided after suffering through several cold winters that it was time to renovate the house into a thermally comfortable family home.

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18 April, 2018 - 21:14
The Stadium, the Pavilion and the Palace . 2018 photos: © Anna Mas . + Fundació Mies van der Rohe His intervention gives us an image that is opposed to the one most people nowadays have on the Montjuïc mountain in the context of the International Exposition of 1929: the social reality little explained of … Continue reading Domènec

Annex Building of Korean Embassy in India / AA Studio Consulting

18 April, 2018 - 21:00
© Anwita + Arun © Anwita + Arun
  • Architects: AA Studio Consulting
  • Location: Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India
  • Lead Architect: Chang-Hyun Kim
  • Design Team: Seung-Hun Ham, Navendu Rode
  • Area: 18175.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Anwita + Arun

Building Blocks of Innovation: 11 Cutting Edge Materials Set to Shape the Future

18 April, 2018 - 19:00
[ By SA Rogers in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ]

Architecture has looked much the same since early humans first began constructing their own shelter, but that could change soon with the introduction of new materials and technologies producing almost alien-like forms. Woven carbon fiber, ultra-strong but amazingly thin concrete, transparent wood and 3D-printed sandstone are among the innovations that could break free of the traditional constraints and result in a new era of lightweight, durable, versatile forms in all sorts of organic and mathematical shapes.

Super Wood, Nano Wood & Transparent Wood

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The Carlton House / Tom Robertson Architects

18 April, 2018 - 19:00
© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell

Text description provided by the architects. Tom Robertson Architects have reconfigured a small heritage workers cottage in the back streets of Melbourne to bring light and volume into the once dark spaces of this site. The resulting forms create a sense of spaciousness and adapt to a more contemporary living style.

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