Zaha Hadid architects has won a competition for the port house – headquarters of Antwerp Port Authorit (APA), Antwerp, Belgium. The new port house design consists of two entities: the existing fire station and a new crystalline volume lifted above the retained building. Together they form a new landmark as the headquarters of the Antwerp […]
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Munich-based Henn Architekten has won the competition proposal for the China Life Insurance Research & Development Center on the rural outskirts of Beijing. The design concept was developed from a traditional Chinese courtyard architecture and translated into highly technologically developed, forward-looking design. The complex for China’s biggest insurance company consists of a main building, a […]
USA based Ligne Roset designer Francois Azambourg has designed a chaotic ceiling light, Brindilles. The ceiling light is consisted of 108 LED’s with fibre optic cables. Just imagine, it is really a spectacular ceiling light when hanging in a empty room.
Comes to 2009, our first post is the AR1 Chaise longue by Arthur Rottier which will be presented at the IMM2009 in Cologne, Germany. The chair is made of EPS and Polyether foam, finished in a rock hard coating for the white base, and a very soft leather-like coating for the cushon-colored parts. [ AR1 […]
A Italian lighting design specialist, Lumen Center Italia, has been around for over 30 years since it was first formed in France in 1976, moved to Milan in 1987. The lighting designs by Lumen Center Italia are contemporary, creative and innovative, which has established a strong identity in the interior lighting sector. Here are the […]
Sewn chair and Cut chair, both designed by Italy based designer Filippo Ghezzani, originated from the concept of fragmentation, the idea is abandoning the traditional concept of stability that the chair is seen as represented in its unity and composite simplicity. Cut horizontally or vertically, the chair is composed of individual parts that seem to […]
Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, designed by Gareth Hoskins Architects, is a result of wining competition which was held by the National Trust for Scotland in 2004. This project is to memorize the last land battle within the UK where King George II’s troops defeated Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite supporters in 1746. The landscape-hugging […]
Inspired by Parisian graffiti, the Graffititek bookshelf is created by French designer Charles Kalpakian. This bookshelf design challenges the conventional standard bookshelf that eschews the straight line, as a result all the books get askew. Due to its imploded geometry, it gives a new life to the books. You might say its like a mess, […]