• Posts Tagged ‘materials’

    Traces of time shine through fallen plaster and sunken mortar and bricks, according to the three architects at Gabinete de Arquitectura who took inspiration from the old stable at the Castillo Monserrat exhibition venue and conceived the brick-less brick wall project. Firm founders Solano Benitez, Gloria Cabral and...

    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...

    Your home is your castle—the place where you feel most safe and secure, cozy and warm. Here, my thinking is reasoned and rational, my emotions engaged and balance restored. At home, my well-being is central. To an increasing extent, we are taking this premise of well-being at home and seeking it in different areas of...

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    In early September, a mass of camping tents cluttered Place Stalingrad in Paris, providing shoddy shelter for hundreds of newly arrived refugees with nowhere else to go. In this urgent situation, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo called for construction of two refugee centers. The city commissioned architect Julien Beller to...

    Dutch designer Lizan Freijsen photographs the fungi patches and water leak stains others usually find ugly and turns them into pattern sources for her tapestry and textile creations. After seven years of collaboration with Hester Onijs & Karen Zeedijk of the Textile Museum in Tilburg (2009-2016), Freijsen saw her...

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    In our last issue, we began discussing our discoveries at Orgatec’s materials exhibition. Beautiful espresso cups made of ground coffee beans, which would normally end up in the trash, got our attention, and from there we gathered information on several products to stir up some inspiration. With nearly 9 million bags...

    One of the highlights of Big5 at Dubai World Trade Centre in November 2016 was an array of product demonstrations taking place through the halls of the exhibition. These demonstrations attracted huge crowds as visitors got the opportunity to understand the benefits of using the product as well as try their hand at...

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    Tired of crowded city living, a client commissioned FMX Interior Design founder Xu Fu-Min to create a countryside home that embraces the tranquility of nature. The resulting 390 sq. meter residence, “returning hut” uses materials that reflect the composition and color of rocks and trees on its hillside location...

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    Among the many delights this international trade fair for the working world has to offer, in the far back of Hall 8 we spotted an amazing materials exhibition with a number of impressive and intelligent designs. During a speech in Milan last April, Tom Dixon said that designers LOVE materials, and it might come as no...

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