After having cooperated together in landmark F&B projects, VOL and Kokaistudios re-joined to work on a challenging new project of conceiving an innovative Cantonese Fine Dining restaurant in Shanghai, a new product where the contemporary and trendy environment that is the signature of the VOL Group meets the pure essence of the traditional Cantonese cuisine. […]
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Understanding the Passivhaus When we think of something which is airtight, a modern, comfortable living space is not usually the first thing which springs to mind. However the future of sustainable building would beg to differ. And with the introduction of the Passivhaus, this dream became something more of a reality. Since then architects and […]
While designers and architects alike are touted for their bold ideas and forages into new and different as a refreshing change with the emphasis placed on the big changes of sightlines and first impressions it is the small details that make a project really work. It is the sum total of all the details that […]
With a nod to urban design finding its roots in the masculinity of the Industrial Revolution, Riven Oak is the latest design range from Indigo Furniture. As you might expect from a brand that has found its way onto the album cover for Muse’s epic “Black Holes and Revelations”, Riven Oak is something out of […]
Estudi Ribaudí offers a reflection on Led technology and the new pathways opening up in the world of lighting. An unfinished reflection on the light element and the way in which technology and industry offer it to people. Estudi Ribaudí works with ideas, it makes them grow and transform them. Directed by Jordi Ribaudí, the […]
NC-office was one of ten Miami-based architects, designers, and artists invited by the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach to utlize a thirty foot LED strip into an illumination source. The design intent was to subvert the linear nature of the LED strip by embedding it into a dense mass of petrified liquid. The ‘Lamp’ is […]
In days gone by, the kitchen was considered to be little more than a functional room where food was prepared and distributed. It was essentially a place of industry, while its floor and work surfaces would often be cluttered with accessories. It was certainly not a place where you would consider entertaining people, as it […]
While the British economy can scarcely be described as buoyant, it is beginning to showcase genuine signs of recovery. After recently avoiding a triple-dip recession, the coalition government have also announced a fall in the amount of national borrowing and improved sentiment in the employment, new car sales and housing markets. Although it is fair […]
BRAND VAN EGMOND shared with us their recent lighting design installed in both private and public projects. BRAND VAN EGMOND (http://www.brandvanegmond.com/) is a Dutch design label and an international trendsetter in exclusive handcrafted lighting and interior objects. The company was founded by William Brand and Annet van Egmond, two pioneer artists.
Spanish architectural firm sanzpont [arquitectura] has completed the Real Madrid Official Store Gran Via 31 located in Madrid, Spain. Proposal: Concept Design, Brand Image, Graphic Design, Store Packaging After winning a Restricted International Competition, sanzpont [arquitectura] was selected for the design of the Real Madrid Official Store. The project includes Concept Design and Commercial Implementation, […]