Maccaroni Club (Tuesday, January 30, 2007)
"The terrorist attack on Bali, on 12th October 2001, destroyed the original Caruso Maccaroni Club that we had designed. That first project spoke of modernity in the local tradition; the new project speaks of a comfortable and non-aggressive space -- a space which will give people the 'joie de vivre' in a country full of sad memories." Says the designer Giovanni D'Ambrosio.
Giovanni D'Ambrosio (Tuesday, January 30, 2007)
Profile of Giovanni D'Ambrosio, Rome, Italy
KONE Vacuum System (Friday, January 26, 2007)
Described as 'a non-traditional solution to a traditional cleaning issue', the KONE appears more like a home accent than a regular appliance, providing for a storage solution that is both trendy and functional.
Asis Range (Thursday, January 25, 2007)
The Asis range of modular products helps visually de-clutter the bathroom by providing functionally viable and aesthetically humble storage solutions.
Nexus Product Design (Thursday, January 25, 2007)
Profile of Nexus Product Design, Finkeldey + Uetrecht, Germany.
Korzina (Wednesday, January 24, 2007)
Designer Karim Rashid belts out another signature design that merges sinuous lines with contemporary materials to serve the most mundane of functions in the most enthusiastic manner.
Karim Rashid Inc. (Wednesday, January 24, 2007)
Born in Cairo and working out of New York, Karim Rashid is best known for bringing his democratic design sensibility to the masses.
CCIS Panoramic Garden (Saturday, January 20, 2007)
The Panoramic Garden in Ljubljana, Slovenia frames its landscape into a spatial organizer, accentuating hence not only the aesthetic qualities of the space, but also its flexibility of use.
Multipurpose Centre, Bologna (Thursday, January 18, 2007)
Employing his characteristic design sensibilities, Italian architect Massimo Iosa Ghini redefines an existing complex to create a subtle yet intense shift in the context it presents.
Review: Construction Materials Manual (Wednesday, January 17, 2007)
What sets this book apart, as the introduction clearly states, is the attempt to, for once, combine the three formats that dominate building materials-related publication today -- the technical, the sensual as well as the ignored but increasingly important aspect of the ecological.
Hof van Leende (Tuesday, January 16, 2007)
Designer Joost van Santen skilfully manipulates natural light in his designs for an integrated installation at the Hof van Leende, translating it into surreal graphics that adorn its ceilings.
Joost van Santen Light Art (Tuesday, January 16, 2007)
Profile of Joost van Santen Light Art, Netherlands
Lamarthe Opera Store (Sunday, January 14, 2007)
Inventive lighting and a complimentary material palette enable the Lamarthe Store in Paris to not only establish its presence within its quick paced urban context but also its identity as an inventive retail brand.
Michele de Lucchi (Sunday, January 14, 2007)
This book provides a comprehensive overview of architect and product designer Michele de Lucchi's (b.1951) career and documents all of his many projects to date. Also included are reprints of de Lucchi's key critical writings.
Cenere Store (Saturday, January 13, 2007)
Architectural and communication design research laboratory -- Andrea Tognon Architecture -- explore the material qualities of glass and aluminum to lend a stroke of style to an inventively conceived retail space for the Cenere fashion house.
Andrea Tognon Architecture (Saturday, January 13, 2007)
"Ours is an architectural and communication design research laboratory, with the aim of understanding and developing strategies of communication and branding..." says Andrea Tognon of Andrea Tognon Architecture.
Chasse Park (Friday, January 12, 2007)
An innovative use of material, within a constrained colour palette, complimented by playful geometries lends the Chasse Park its distinct identity, binding in its wake the varied context into a coherent urban space.
New York Palace Hotel (Wednesday, January 10, 2007)
The design for the enlargement of the impressive New York Palace Hotel in Budapest brings together a variety of materials and finishes to add an extra dash of inventiveness to it.
New Boscolo Building (Monday, January 08, 2007)
Italian architect Massimo Iosa Ghini splits the external facade into varied elements and layers, spelling out the functional profile of the building and adding in its wake, not just visual interest to the structure but commercial value as well.
BAD - Public Bath Equipment (Saturday, January 06, 2007)
Architects Sabine Mueller and Andreas Quednau explore an innovative formal vocabulary within a sustainable framework to create not just a functional bathing unit, but a public landmark within the site.
SMAQ - architecture urbanism research (Saturday, January 06, 2007)
Profile of SMAQ - architecture urbanism research, Germany and Netherlands.
Review: iF yearbook communication 2006 (Friday, January 05, 2007)
iF Communication Design Award 2006 showcases the works of iF award winners in four main categories -- digital media, print media, architecture & public spaces, and crossmedia (multimedia). And a separate category dedicated to concepts in communication.
Autonomous Transportation System (Thursday, January 04, 2007)
The R&D wing of Serrano Pecorari & Associates explores options in a seemingly 4-dimensional transportation system to meet the challenges of congestion posed by the 21st century mega-city.
Serrano Pecorari & Asociados (Thursday, January 04, 2007)
Serrano Pecorari & Asociados is a Multi-disciplinary Group, in activity since 1968. Founded by its General Director Architect Jorge Serrano, it initially served as an Architectural Studio.
Children's Playground, Takino Hillside Park (Tuesday, January 02, 2007)
The Children's Playground in the Takino Hillside Park in Japan borrows ideas and images from nature to unite a rich formal landscape with an indulgent sensory experience.
Takano Landscape Planning (Tuesday, January 02, 2007)
Working out of Hokkaido -- the land of farming -- Takano Landscape planning has its philosophy rooted in allowing for slow progress, re-familiarizing oneself with the local environment, and a sustainable work ethic.
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