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Arrest Hotel: A Correctional Facility Turned Beautiful Hotel by Hunter Douglas

Arrest Hotel: A Correctional Facility Turned Beautiful Hotel by Hunter Douglas

• February 16, 2013 • Comments (1)

Opened in 1863, the Arrest Hotel in the city of Roermond, the Netherlands, was a former correctional facility containing 150 holding cells. Now, it is one of the country’s most intriguing new luxury hotels. As part of the complete renovation of the prison, the RB 500 roller shade operating system from Hunter Douglas Contract, was […]

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SAIC Leroy Neiman Student Center & Legacy Classrooms \ Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

SAIC Leroy Neiman Student Center & Legacy Classrooms \ Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

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• February 12, 2013 • Comments (0)

Like most urban schools, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) does not have a main campus. Instead, housed in several buildings in a three-block area of Chicago’s Loop, it has long lacked a central focus point for the school and its students. This 19,000-square-foot renovation provides a student center for the institute’s […]

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Kino Nowe Horyzonty, New Horizons Cinema in Wroclaw \ BUCK ARCHITEKCI

Kino Nowe Horyzonty, New Horizons Cinema in Wroclaw \ BUCK ARCHITEKCI

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• February 10, 2013 • Comments (0)

Foyer of one of the largest art house cinemas in Europe. New Horizons Cinema is a 9-screening rooms independent movie theatre, which connects all kinds of activities related to the film and its promotion – so not only the regular movie screenings, but also festivals, reviews, exhibitions and educational programs. Project included renovation and reorganization […]

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Typographic Bookshelf \ Meb Rure Studio

Typographic Bookshelf \ Meb Rure Studio

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• February 10, 2013 • Comments (4)

Turkish designer Mebrure Oral designed the Typographic Bookshelf. + Design statement “Simple way to organize books.” Designed to simplify organizing books and encourage to read more. Separating books into sections “has been read” and will be read” serves as reminder. Typographic elements and perpendicular lines act like bookends. Modern and stimulating appearance. Made by craftsmanship […]

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Molocko \ Leonardo Criolani

Molocko \ Leonardo Criolani

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• February 9, 2013 • Comments (0)

Molocko, the light that accompanies the sunset, which penetrates through the forms, which intersects with lines dictated by the contrast. The linearity of a shape such as a cube, interrupted and displaced from its geometric nature, accentuated by a light source that tries to expand, as if to break the perfection of a geometric shape, […]

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Installation by Gert Wingardh at the Furniture Fair in Stockholm

Installation by Gert Wingardh at the Furniture Fair in Stockholm

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• February 8, 2013 • Comments (1)

Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh and Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi have joined creative forces to design the installation that will set the stage for talks on design and architecture at the fair. They have each started out from their own perspective while adhering to a shared vision. From the very beginning, the idea has been to […]

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The Cathay Carpark \ Manic Design

The Cathay Carpark \ Manic Design

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• February 5, 2013 • Comments (0)

For our very first large-scale wayfinding project, we were tasked to revamp a cinema + shopping mall’s carpark. A total of 6 parking floors — out of which only 4 had direct access to the shopping mall — presented us with a unique set of problems. We solved this by carefully tweaking the language on […]

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A Garda Lake Hotel with Ayurvedic Style \ Alberto Apostoli

A Garda Lake Hotel with Ayurvedic Style \ Alberto Apostoli

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• February 5, 2013 • Comments (0)

In Brenzone, on the Venetian side of Lake Garda, the Consolini Group decided to give the Belfiore Park Hotel a decidedly ayurvedic dimension by opening a new wellness centre spread along an entire floor of the hotel and named the Dhara Wellness. The project aimed to create a balance between the classical elements of the […]

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FOLDONE \ NOVAE Architecture

FOLDONE \ NOVAE Architecture

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• February 2, 2013 • Comments (0)

FOLDONE expresses a new dynamic position, with a strong conceptual abstraction. It evolves in a continuum of folding surfaces, giving a contemporary spirit to space. Dynamism and transformation are concepts which describe this design generated by research into the perception of movement: surfaces are folded, creating continuity, into functional spaces able to accommodate objects. A […]

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Roof membrane by formTL

Roof membrane by formTL

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• February 2, 2013 • Comments (1)

In the new spa area of the Palais Thermal, a roof made by formTL consisting of a thin white membrane protects bathers from the elements and from prying eyes. Radolfzell / Tübingen, October 2012. For 165 years, the old Graf-Eberhard Baths in Bad Wildbad, situated in the northern part of the Black Forest, have been […]

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