Archive for August, 2009

Chen House | Marco Casagrande

Chen House | Marco Casagrande

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• August 21, 2009 • Comments (0)

Chen House by Finnish architect Marco Casagrande and Frank Chen. It was built as a shelter for farmers on an old japanese cherry farm in the Datun mountains of North-Taiwan. + Project description courtesy of Marco Casagrande The house is realized on an old Japanese cherry-farm in the Datun – mountains of North-Taiwan. It is […]

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Plof Lamp | Yonoh

Plof Lamp | Yonoh

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• August 16, 2009 • Comments (0)

A modern floor light – Plof Lamp designed by Spanish design studio Yonoh has received  the award in the industrial projects DELTA SELECTION 09 which is organized by ADI-FAD. + Design description courtesy of Yonoh Plof is characterized by the use of cold cathode tubes light. The lamp is conceived from a continuous tube of […]

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Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University | Aedas

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University | Aedas

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• August 16, 2009 • Comments (0)

International architectural firm Aedas has designed an Administration & Information Centre for Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University located in Suzhou Industrial Park, China. This is the Architecture Award winning project awarded by the Asia Pacific Commercial Property Awards 2009. With the environmental concern, the void on facade is not only creating the impressive architectural perspective but also inviting […]

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Archeology Museum of Vitoria| Francisco Mangado

Archeology Museum of Vitoria| Francisco Mangado

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• August 15, 2009 • Comments (1)

Museum of Archeology in Vitoria is a competition-winning project designed by Spanish architect Francisco Mangado. We like to think of an archaeology museum as a compact jewel box concealing the treasure that history has entrusted to us piece by piece. But not any kind of history, or at least not the scientific history of experts, […]

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Barcelona New Church | Jon Tugores

Barcelona New Church | Jon Tugores

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• August 14, 2009 • Comments (2)

Spanish architect Jon Tugores recently has designed a new contemporary church located in Barcelona, Spain. 2 distinct glass boxes designed to symbolize between the city and the sky. + Project description courtesy of Jon Tugores Designing the project of a church without using traditional and rhetorical arguments that are easily understood by the public, was […]

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Eco-friendly Modern Furniture | Gursan Ergil Design Studio

Eco-friendly Modern Furniture | Gursan Ergil Design Studio

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• August 12, 2009 • Comments (3)

Istanbul based Gursan Ergil Design Studio has designed an eco-friendly modern furniture, with traditional craftsmanship of wood shaping and joinery. Each furniture carefully retreated, handcrafted and finished with environmentally friendly methods. The furniture is made of reclaimed materials. + About Gursan Ergil Design Studio ‘ENVIRONMENTAL MODERNISM’ Gursan Ergil Design Studio is an Istanbul based Design […]

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New Retro-Futurism design | Samal Design

New Retro-Futurism design | Samal Design

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• August 12, 2009 • Comments (2)

Paris-based design studio Samal design recently has designed three contemporary products – Sphery chair lounge, Alien lamp and Human table. The style of which combines both: the futuristic and retro vision on design. I call it “New Retro-Futurism”, mix of retro design with futuristic and advanced elements. I think that the future of design is […]

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Houses on the Shelf | Ryszard Rychlicki of H3AR

Houses on the Shelf | Ryszard Rychlicki of H3AR

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• August 10, 2009 • Comments (0)

Ryszard Rychlicki of H3AR has won the 3rd prize of London Bridge 800 Competition organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects & Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects. + Project description courtesy of H3AR If we treat a house as a product with a programmed product life, which after the expiry of the guarantee period […]

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The ‘Alley-way’ House | Formwerkz Architects

The ‘Alley-way’ House | Formwerkz Architects

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• August 9, 2009 • Comments (0)

The ‘Alley-way’ House, is an intermediate terrace house designed by Singapore-based Formwerkz Architects for a family of four and their pets in Singapore. The transparency of the alleyway spaces is only fleetingly noticeable from the street when the dwelling is viewed head-on, blurring the boundary between the street and the “alleyway’. Formwerkz Architects + Architect’s […]

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i:wing | Bionic Motion GmbH

i:wing | Bionic Motion GmbH

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• August 8, 2009 • Comments (0)

The Germany-based Bionic Motion GmbH has developed a new and innovative ventilation system that is based on the principles of ‘bionic air circulation’. The i:wing was shaped on nature’s example: it was derived from the beat of a bird’s wing. Its movements are silent – for comfortably smooth ventilation without draught. That makes the i:wing […]

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