• Archive for: March, 2017

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    It’s 4pm at Manchester’s newest rugby stadium. The pitch is empty, but inside, a group of city planners, architects, local government officials and IT nerds have spent the day imagining a world where street lights turn off when no one is around, public services as branding opportunities, park benches as charging...

    What transforms the run-of-the-mill bathroom into a calm, soothing retreat? As this arena of daily life continues to leap beyond basic function to sensory experience, relaxation is an emotion companies and designers continue to explore. To Christina Biasi-von Berg, principal of Biquadra Interior Architecture, bath...

    “Coffee without milk is not the same as coffee without cream,” says Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek. It’s the opening session of the Future Architecture Platform’s Matchmaking Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The FA platform, according to Matevž Čelik, director of the Museum of Architecture and Design in...

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    The recent Interior Design Show (IDS), held last January in Toronto, unveiled one of the most important collaborations between two of the design industry’s best-known names: Caesarstone, providers of prime quality natural quartz surfaces, and world-famous, award-winning Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon. Called...

    Oberholz’s alpine hut, Obereggen, is a new skier haven at Latemar ski center in the Dolomites that offers eco-friendly shelter, a roof deck and mountain views. The restaurant and bar, which opened in November 2016, are located next to the Oberholz cable station that connects directly to the ski slope.  Architects...

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    The tunnel-shaped entrance to Hikari Yakitori Bar in Valencia, Spain is a portal that transports diners to Tokyo’s streets. After the success of their sushi bar Nozomi, founders José Miguel and Nuria, along with their protégé Clara, delve deeper into their passion for Japanese food with this yakitori...

    You’ve probably noticed the heat your computer produces while processing tasks, becoming a wasted byproduct of other activity. But what if it could be transferred and reused? The Q-rad heater by Qarnot is designed to do just that. According to Qarnot, “the heat generated by all the data centers in the world could...

    As consumers turn towards local economies, crowdsharing and collective economies, hand-crafted objects are exploding on the design scene. Thanks to platforms like Etsy, today’s creators are able to find success via homespun items. Still, if these designers want to branch out and produce a series of objects at a low...

    A few months prior to the Maison&Objet in Singapore, on November 15, 2016, its organizer SAFI announced the suspension of Asian and American editions to focus on Paris-based events and the promising launch of the digital platform MAISON&OBJET and MORE (MOM). While it has been a challenge to find international success,...

    One of Netflix’s stars in its upcoming series Abstract: The Art of Design, Bjarke Ingels finds the door to architecture projects now open to him in France after the completion of his Meca building in Bordeaux, where he gave a speech on February 1, 2017. A theatre full of eager listeners, Ingels went beyond the Meca and...

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