Archinect - News 2014-04-19T16:22:41-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/87160814/poczekalnia-a-restaurant-design-inspired-by-prison "Poczekalnia", a restaurant design inspired by prison Archinect 2013-11-22T19:07:00-05:00 >2013-11-22T19:07:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6m/6m4u8nfhi4qevv2r.jpg" width="514" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "Poczekalnia", Polish for "Waiting Room",&nbsp; is the eleventh project of the collection "XII", by designer Karina Wiciak.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n9/n9ezg6wa6sa6d075.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The designer has shared with us photos of the project and the following description...</p> <p> Not only the interior but also the name of the restaurant itself is a kind of metaphor, because the prison itself can be euphemistically described as a kind of waiting room.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cg/cgvewjtffwgr4dc1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The entire interior was done in white and black pop-art colours, with the addition of orange fabric - as a characteristic element of clothing of convicts in prison.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lt/lta5nngpkoduj26a.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Prison bars, and even the cells in which paradoxically the VIP rooms are located, are the main element of the design. The bar is also behind the prison bars, and the toilets are designed in the form of iron cages, enclosed with orange curtains and glass wall (outside).</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cv/cvp7xd9pintb4g2h.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Hanging lamps in the shape of handcuffs and a chandelier in the form of a key chain are another prison motives. Interiors are complemented by tables and chair...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87147145/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-furniture-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Furniture" Pinterest Board Archinect 2013-11-22T15:23:00-05:00 >2013-11-22T15:26:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g5/g5uufd2olx7bd0nt.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p> <p> (<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p> <p> Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/furniture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Furniture</em></a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zu/zugzhj71fdbzjqv6.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/sonja.tonev/project/flank-lamp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flank Lamp</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/sonja.tonev" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sonja Tonev</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zu/zuuo39d730wlrzkm.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab/project/blue-marlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blue Marlin</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sz/szntw02hpbuclac6.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/36571395/spore-lamps/84378055" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spore Lamps</a> in Oakland, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/36571395/andrew-kudless" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Kudless</a>, Mariko Kobayashi (Schematic Design), Seth Barnard (Assembly)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y1a7jjcnszw5qt21.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/rzlbd/project/r-01" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">R-01</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/rzlbd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rzlbd</a>; Photo: Lynsie Roberts</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/75cpgu1ciatgfzj2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/74092282/uhrwerk-shop/74093687" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uhrwerk (shop)</a> in Vienna, Austria by <a href="http://archinect.com/smartvoll" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">smartvoll Architekten ZT KG</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uf/ufwydf71o6n25prh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/joshlewandowski/project/nordeast-industries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nordeast Industries</a> in Minneapolis, MN by <a href="http://archinect.com/joshlewandowski" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Josh Lewandowski</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fm/fmllhoy8x7qh39l5.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/78188373/mobile-urban-square/78189980" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mobile Urban Square</a> in Turin, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/izmo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Izmo</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z5/z5rf3xdwdeqko8ta.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/adrianwu/project/pivo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PIVO</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/adrianwu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yen Feng Adrian Wu</a>, Greg Papove, Darcy Greindar working with the architecture company Stantec</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m4d8jh79sg8yo1ey.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/workstead/project/lighting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3 Arm Chandelier</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/workstead" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Workstead</a></p> <p> (Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/synecdoche/project/dip-desk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dip Desk</a> in Ann A...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87007332/winners-of-the-workplace-of-the-future-competition Winners of the Workplace of the Future Competition Justine Testado 2013-11-20T19:26:00-05:00 >2013-11-21T13:32:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6g/6gbpn620kgcxa364.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The results are in for the Workplace of the Future Design Competition, presented by Metropolis and Business Interiors by Staples. The design competition questions the blurred definition of the workplace and the present-day possibility that work can be done just about anywhere now, with wireless and cloud technology readily available. With this in mind, entrants were challenged to design an ideal workspace fit for the mobile work environment.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The jury, which featured Tom Krizmanic &mdash; a principal at STUDIOS Architecture &mdash; and other esteemed members in leading corporations, selected three winning projects:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a01wmuo5ai8wrob2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; First place: Vertical Flux: The Office Tower as Fluctuating Atmospheres by Joseph Filippelli</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n3/n37b8sbu8uyh5h7s.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Runner-up (Second place): CoLAB by Eckhart, team: Teun van den Dries, Frank van Haalen, Britt Brijder, Sander Mulders, Pauline Quast</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ig/igac6yz42bpd5iz7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Honorable mention (Third place): NEXUS: The locomotion of business by Sara Willhoite, Angie Tjisnoyo, Matthew Ford, Mina Lee</p> <p> All images courtesy of <em>Metropolis</em>.</p> <p> For a more in-depth look into the competition, check out <a href="http://www.metropolismag.com/November-2013/Office-Upgrades/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this recent article</a> from <em>Metropolis</em>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83688681/david-kohn-architects-carrer-aviny-awarded-inside-world-interior-of-the-year-2013 David Kohn Architects’ Carrer Avinyó awarded INSIDE World Interior of the Year 2013 Justine Testado 2013-10-08T17:24:00-04:00 >2013-10-10T21:01:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g3/g3intdbnf59wzqgj.jpg" width="514" height="516" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>David Kohn Architects won the World Interior of the Year 2013 title at the INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors awards ceremony in the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore on Oct. 4. The INSIDE festival occured within the same week of its parent event, the World Architecture Festival 2013. David Kohn Architects won the top interior design award for their refurbishing of the Carrer Aviny&oacute; apartment in Barcelona.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83293369/inside-world-festival-of-interiors-2013-award-category-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INSIDE World Festival of Interiors 2013 - Award Category Winners</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82141011/winners-of-the-2013-restaurant-bar-design-awards Winners of the 2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards Justine Testado 2013-09-18T15:14:00-04:00 >2013-09-19T09:33:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5eu2v856bjtxjtw1.jpg" width="514" height="527" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the 5th annual UK and International Restaurant and Bar Design Awards were announced during the London awards ceremony on Sept. 12. Every year, the competition receives entries from the best architects, designers and hospitality operators in the UK and worldwide. The judges also usually consist of several influential figures including designers, creative and hotel directors, editors, and food critics.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Overall Winners:</p> <ul><li> Best Bar: Atrium Champagne Bar (London) by Foster + Partners</li> <li> Best Restaurant: H&ouml;st (Denmark) by NORM Architects</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/79854198/architecture-student-converts-school-bus-into-cozy-home Architecture Student Converts School Bus Into Cozy Home Archinect 2013-08-19T19:36:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T20:15:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/4346e0698d99e54da9132d8304aca7f4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>School buses are so much fun. The springy seats, the awkward-to-open windows [..]&mdash;it all hearkens back to a time in your life when you were younger, happier and worry-free. But did you ever imagine living in one? Hank Butitta did. By his last semester at architecture school, Butitta had grown weary of doing projects that only existed on paper, ones that were destined to be filed away and forgotten. He got sick of making things that nobody cared about. So what did he do? He bought a school bus.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/78758467/ikea-s-new-ar-app-superimposes-furniture-into-your-empty-room Ikea's new AR app superimposes furniture into your empty room Archinect 2013-08-05T14:57:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T14:57:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29de7262ab551a2f8c82d7dc9fed021f.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In addition to last year&rsquo;s unveil of an augmented reality-capable catalog, Ikea now boasts a new app feature that can turn that little book into a virtual piece of furniture. The new AR can now help shoppers envision what the furniture might look like in their apartment by adding the illusion of the product on top of the live view through a smartphone camera.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/76316608/ns-stations-by-nl-architects NS Stations by NL Architects Alexander Walter 2013-07-02T18:06:00-04:00 >2013-07-02T18:10:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wg/wg0snw7yvxkjr38y.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>NL Architects recently completed the project NS Station, a major office interior revamp over 9 stories right on top of Central Station in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The project resulted from a 2011 competition win where NL Architects made the Thick Walls&trade; system the conceptual core: big shelves absorb the clutter that normally spreads trough the office - wardrobes, bookshelves, flip boards, archive, bulletin boards. And sometimes even the stairs.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/75735540/interview-the-principals-part-i Interview: The Principals (Part I.) Gravitas 2013-06-21T20:35:00-04:00 >2013-06-21T20:35:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sn/snrpmo32yky96ouz.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Can we start by exploring your process of developing an initial idea for a project? You all have very different backgrounds, specialising in metalwork, industrial design and architecture. How do these backgrounds integrate? Can this culmination of different abilities become challenging? It is extremely challenging integrating our different perspectives &ndash; based on our specialties, you can encounter all phases and scales of project development simultaneously</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/72703600/archeology-of-the-digital Archeology of the Digital Orhan Ayyüce 2013-05-08T12:41:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T20:58:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ly/lyxyptr1jl629akh.jpg" width="514" height="193" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now is the time stop starting with "in the future" in relationship to digital technology. This show will tell, "in the past digital technology did this." It is time to write its history.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Greg Lynn aims to pull the curtain on the digital positioning of sci-fi and other camps and record the history of the subject for what it really is or was. This could help the recent debates of what is what, and,&nbsp;depending on the curation,&nbsp;place certain legacies in place.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72203093/editor-s-picks-313 Editor's Picks #313 Nam Henderson 2013-04-30T11:21:00-04:00 >2013-05-03T15:14:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kb/kbyq4qn890cyuemr.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SDR complained "The Saratoga Community Center is &lsquo;traditional&rsquo; ? Really ? Brickwork with masonry or ceramic trim is no longer a viable architectural material ? What'll be declared dead, next -- the rectangle ?...I don't defend the example above as a work of architecture. I know nothing about it. But it's a surprising contender for 'traditional'--- isn't it ?)".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71569308/buildings-that-lie-about-their-age" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Gray reviewed</a> John Hill&rsquo;s book <em>A Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture</em>, reflected on the current revival of traditional architecture in the United States, and asked Mr. Hill if he has "<em>a bias against the neo-traditional movement?</em>&rdquo;.</p> <p> <strong>SDR</strong> complained "<em>The Saratoga Community Center is &lsquo;traditional&rsquo; ?&nbsp; Really ?&nbsp; Brickwork with masonry or ceramic trim is no longer a viable architectural material ?&nbsp; What'll be declared dead, next -- the rectangle ?...I don't defend the example above as&nbsp; a work of architecture.&nbsp; I know nothing about it.&nbsp; But it's a surprising contender for 'traditional'--- isn't it ?)</em>".</p> <p> <strong>observant</strong> summarized Mr. Gray&rsquo;s argument "<em>Ok, so the world is getting tired of peeling Gehry's buildings and the odd cowlicks in Morphosis's buildings, and we're headed back to another swat at post-modern, except that this one is Prairie School revival.&nbsp; I would not have been able to deduce that very easily.&nbsp; It's really watered down.&nbsp; And if the people in the...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71140680/rem-koolhaas-and-tools-for-life-called-into-the-principals-office Rem Koolhaas and "Tools for Life" called into The Principals Office Gravitas 2013-04-12T20:19:00-04:00 >2013-04-15T18:07:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y0/y0izj2xwij7p1udw.jpg" width="500" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...even for a big gun like Koolhaas, the global depression has had an impact. Thus his new furniture line for Knoll called &ldquo;Tools for Life.&rdquo; It&rsquo;s a pretty standard track for any architect when the commissions start to dry up; have some interns fart out designs for a furniture line, ship it off to China for production, then slap a price tag on it with no less that 4 zeros and BOOM! you&rsquo;re back makin&rsquo; Bentley payments and wearing Prada suits in no time.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://theworldsbestever.s3.amazonaws.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/rem-koolhaas.jpg"></p> <p> Every week The Principals call someone new into their office, this week it's Rem Koolhaas and "Tools for Life."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71007790/design-museum-london-announces-the-designs-of-the-year-2013-category-winners Design Museum London Announces the Designs of the Year 2013 Category Winners Alexander Walter 2013-04-10T17:56:00-04:00 >2013-04-10T17:57:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bksatycy8s0v09ar.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in January, we had published the shortlisted nominees in the Architecture category of the sixth annual Designs of the Year Awards, hosted by London's Design Museum. Today now the final winners across the seven categories&mdash;Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product, Transport&mdash;were announced, too.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/70794167/rudy-s-pink-by-stephen-prina-as-he-remembers-it Rudy's pink by Stephen Prina, as he remembers it Orhan Ayyüce 2013-04-07T13:59:00-04:00 >2013-04-09T16:01:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nb/nblqwfa3isbjkzd5.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;brave new color, for a brave new world.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>"It&rsquo;s 1980s Los Angeles. Nighttime. (</em>Freshly graduated Michael Asher students from Cal Arts,)<em> Stephen Prina and fellow artist Christopher Williams walk along La Brea Avenue and a pink shape in a glowing storefront display catches their attention. Unable to identify the object, they approach the store and discover the puzzling unit is a desk designed by Austrian architect R.M. Schindler.&nbsp; Something feels odd about the desk, and the artists soon learn it was once built-in to a Schindler house; but, having been removed from its original architectural context, the desk has been painted pink and is now presented, awkwardly, as a freestanding object.</em></p> <p> <em>Looking back on that noteworthy discovery nearly three decades later, Prina says of the desk, &ldquo;it appeared to us as an amputated limb.&rdquo; Thus the seed was planted for Prina&rsquo;s installation As He Remembered It, opening as part of his solo exhibition in BCAM and in the Pavilion for Japanese Art. The exhibition is open to members starting toda...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67057112/gert-wing-rdh-s-stunning-installation-at-this-week-s-stockholm-furniture-fair Gert Wingårdh's stunning installation at this week's Stockholm Furniture Fair Archinect 2013-02-06T19:49:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:39:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w2/w2g6j0xmpoic4ij3.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Swedish architect Gert Wing&aring;rdh 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.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a1ydw54rmir17yvh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &ldquo;From the very beginning, the idea has been to create a spatiality for communication in which furniture and design have a presence in words and images, as well as a physical presence. To explain the concept behind an item of furniture, what you were thinking and how you arrived at the design, gives a deeper dimension to the object. This is something we&rsquo;ve wanted to focus on more this year and so we&rsquo;re giving furniture companies a chance to introduce themselves, their products and designers by communicating through a new program item we call Show 'n Tell,&rdquo; explains Sanna Gebeyehu, the producer of the project.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/68s2x2q4ruc9egfz.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &#8232;&#8232;The design suggests a church interior, with rows of high tables in front of an &lsquo;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65760133/oma-creates-prada-s-ideal-house OMA Creates Prada’s Ideal House Archinect 2013-01-18T14:45:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T10:41:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yc/ycg45fvwcrnrveci.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The staging was called the Ideal House, and it was a fully furnished modern home, but one with an audience, a runway wrapped around it, and &ldquo;windows&rdquo; projected on the walls with scenes of the outside world. It was the latest in many intricate and avant-garde pairings between Prada and OMA... The 12-piece furniture collection, designed by OMA for Knoll, will debut at the Salon Internazionale del Mobile in Milan in April.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/65221528/cahier-d-exercices-by-saucier-perrotte-architectes Cahier d'Exercices by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes Archinect 2013-01-10T14:58:00-05:00 >2013-01-14T20:18:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cm/cm7589wkf4gki60h.jpg" width="514" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Cahier d&rsquo;Exercices is located at the entrance level of the historic Ross warehouse-store.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The stone fa&ccedil;ade, its cast iron columns, and an expansive brick wall (punctuated with pieces of wood and metal) that runs the length of the store recall the 19th Century building&rsquo;s industrial past as a retailer of large tissues, leathers and furs.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bq/bqlesyzvvg3g6axh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Crossing the threshold, the visitor is invited to explore the boutique by the clever use of a &ldquo;degrad&eacute;&rdquo; &mdash; or gradient effect &mdash; on the ceiling.&nbsp; The colour changes gradually from a reflective, latex-like black to a pure diaphanous white, drawing visitors toward a reflective, opalescent mirror that extends the perspective of the space.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rp/rpe7xoqdtcrh0pe9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Placed at distinct intervals and delicately suspended from the ceiling, the racking system was custom designed by the architect to permit the clothing displayed to be perceived as a changing and evolving building material.&nbsp; Slightly reminiscent of the sculptural work of artist Fred Sandback, the straight, c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63148599/pharrell-talks-jean-prouv-gio-ponti-zaha-hadid-and-other-super-genius-guys-at-design-miami Pharrell Talks Jean Prouvé, Gio Ponti, Zaha Hadid, And “Other Super Genius Guys” at Design Miami/ Archinect 2012-12-10T18:19:00-05:00 >2013-01-04T16:44:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aabc02e3963e26da649444beb0d4a5bc.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The budding industrial designer also gave his top picks from the fair, which unsurprisingly all feature bright swaths of primary colors: a Charlotte Perriand bookshelf from Galerie Downtown accented with yellow squares; a Pierre Guariche chair from Demisch Danant, a Riteveld chair from Galerie Vivid; and a desk from Galleria Rossella Colombari by Gio Ponti, whom he was so delighted to have discovered: &ldquo;He tried to make the office fun!&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/389ca4414eee833423b7b75d823208ce.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62662599/board-wins-the-second-prize-in-the-krajicek-playground-competition BOARD wins the Second Prize in the "Krajicek Playground Competition" BOARD 2012-12-03T13:40:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T13:40:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z2/z22b3az9ll13xa9s.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Rotterdam-based Bureau of Architecture, Research, and Design (BOARD) won the Second Prize with its entry entitled &ldquo;Het hergebruikte appartement&rdquo; (&ldquo;The Recycled Apartment&rdquo;) in the open competition for &ldquo;Sustainable Krajicek Playgrounds&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p> We took the wish of the competition&rsquo;s organizers, the Richard Krajicek Foundation (RKF) &ndash; to involve the surrounding buildings as closely as possible in the design of the playground - literally and picked a typical apartment from a building in the neighborhood, enlarged it five times, and used it as the ground plan for the new playground. This proposal was based on the conviction that reproducing an apartment from the neighbourhood would make it easier for the inhabitants of the area to identify with the new playground, which would eventually lead to a socially sustainable place and a strong sense of belonging among people.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62150879/new-office-trends-boost-productivity-through-flexibility New Office Trends Boost Productivity Through Flexibility Anna Johnson 2012-11-26T11:34:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T15:05:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ko/koytsfxwg5dtmc4c.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With a growing understanding between the correlation between space and productivity, designers and major companies are now working together to maximise the potential of office spaces and make the daily grind a little more palatable to workers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/61242590/symposium-sheds-light-on-nelson Symposium sheds light on Nelson Archinect 2012-11-12T11:36:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T11:36:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5e3afe1009d13fcce25bc6fa90784bb9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the lecture series &ldquo;Context and Collaboration&rdquo; given by Paul Makovsky of Metropolis Magazine, Pullman and architect Jane Thompson of the Thompson Design Group, Nelson was described as rejecting the Howard Roark paradigm of the &ldquo;hero architect&rdquo; due to his socially conscious approach and his choice to work on interiors during the mid-20th century when furniture design was considered &ldquo;feminine.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60989757/architects-artists-create-lights-for-mak-center-auction Architects, artists create lights for MAK Center auction Archinect 2012-11-08T17:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T03:29:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8z/8z815znjyvgwmtt6.jpg" width="338" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some of L.A.&rsquo;s best known architecture firms and artists have designed one-of-a-kind lamps to be auctioned Nov. 2 at a fund-raiser for the MAK Center in West Hollywood. Among those who designed, produced and donated their work for the event, dubbed &ldquo;Light My Way, Stranger&rdquo;: Ball-Nogues Studio, Cory Buckner, Ehrlich Architects, Hodgetts &amp; Fung, Eric Owen Moss, Barbara Bestor, Dewey Ambrosino, Liz Larner and Sam Durant.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60787876/brad-pitt-is-now-a-furniture-designer Brad Pitt is now a furniture designer Archinect 2012-11-05T17:55:00-05:00 >2012-11-29T12:55:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/79/79hemaa9z9d857b5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The unveiling, which will take place November 13 through 15 in New York, has been years in the making. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve been doodling ideas for buildings and furniture since the early 1990s, when I first discovered [Charles Rennie] Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright,&rdquo; says Pitt. &ldquo;Actually, I found Wright in college, when looking for a lazy two-point credit to get out of French. It forever changed my life.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60333635/rich-x-rich Rich X Rich Orhan Ayyüce 2012-10-30T00:09:00-04:00 >2012-11-05T19:51:18-05:00 <p> Double happiness by Zaha Hadid and Philippe Starck&nbsp;.</p> <p> A house for Russian billionaire and his gf Naomi Campbell. And a Steve Job design directed yacht called Venus.&nbsp;</p> <p> Architects +&nbsp;Architecture + the power of money.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r9/r9s6lkvp34k8levz.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>"Taking over the galaxy? Naomi Campbell's Russian billionaire boyfriend builds her a house that looks like a spaceship by Zaha Hadid</em><em>, who&nbsp;specializes&nbsp;in ecostyle buildings and was also the brains behind famous buildings including the opera house in Guangzhou and the Olympics Aquatics Center in London."</em><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2223241/Naomi-Campbells-Russian-billionaire-boyfriend-builds-house-looks-like-spaceship.html?ito=feeds-newsxml" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Mail</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5y/5y7rbmtrwjf43ojv.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>&ldquo;I know that it&rsquo;s possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built boat. But I have to keep going on it. If I don&rsquo;t, it&rsquo;s an admission that I&rsquo;m about to die.&rdquo; </em><a href="http://mashable.com/2012/10/28/steve-jobs-yacht-revealed/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mashable</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/57198241/the-classics-circa-2050 The Classics, Circa 2050 Archinect 2012-09-13T13:30:00-04:00 >2012-09-17T18:13:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/ba90f457d2475565c91ff5d7b2b4b010.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I asked a dozen contemporary furniture experts for their opinions on which objects produced in the last decade or so would occupy the design-conscious home of 2050, just as, say, the Eames lounge chair, a mid-20th-century creation, resides in ours. The result is a showroom&rsquo;s worth of potential design classics, against which I offer my own list of five. But first, what makes a classic?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/56164475/robert-peck-ousted-head-of-public-buildings-commission-at-the-general-services-administration-is-hired-by-gensler Robert Peck, ousted head of Public Buildings Commission at the General Services Administration, is hired by Gensler Archinect 2012-08-28T17:02:00-04:00 >2012-09-03T18:45:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1z/1zovdethjdspdjgd.jpg" width="300" height="230" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What constitutes a modern professional workplace is changing rapidly, and Gensler, the San Francisco design and architecture firm, is betting those changes will factor more heavily not only into clients&rsquo; interior design decisions, but every single real estate decision they make. That bet led Gensler to hire a well-known name locally in both design and real estate circles: Robert A. Peck.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/56082798/ikea-s-new-catalogs-less-pine-more-pixels IKEA's New Catalogs: Less Pine, More Pixels Archinect 2012-08-27T12:14:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T12:36:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e46bac685fa6dfd4d826e0ad1c492acc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"It's a clever way to save money," Anneli Sjogren, head of photography at IKEA, said during a recent interview at the company's sprawling photo studio in this sleepy southern town. "We don't have to throw away kitchens in the Dumpster after the photo shoot." Instead, sets for entire rooms&mdash;spanning kitchens to bathrooms to porches&mdash;can be mocked up and created on a computer screen without the help of a single camera.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/55403896/an-ever-expanding-house-of-architectural-salvage An Ever-Expanding House of Architectural Salvage Archinect 2012-08-16T14:22:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T20:55:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/8336604d03f8d7805278fba817f728f0.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Mr. Archer, 62, finds something intriguing (and it&rsquo;s usually a very large something), he often builds a new wing around it. His house, which he bought 30 years ago for $135,000, was once a 3,000-square-foot, two-story box. Now it is somewhere between 11,000 and 13,000 square feet, with wings flying every which way, a pterodactyl of architectural detritus.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/53475980/ikea-home-away-from-home-comes-to-paris-airport Ikea home away from home comes to Paris airport Archinect 2012-07-13T17:43:00-04:00 >2012-07-13T17:44:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e7d2d6cee8af31f5cde28fae388acc20.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ikea has opened a pop-up lounge at Paris's Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport for passengers to relax in between flights during the busy summer travel season. The lounge, situated in the airport's terminal 3, is open from July 13 to August 5, and includes various spaces laid out like bedrooms, a living room and a play area for children. Covering a total of 220 square meters, the Ikea space is open to all passengers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/53464429/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-furniture-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Furniture" Pinterest Board Archinect 2012-07-13T13:29:00-04:00 >2012-10-18T12:27:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nq/nqr2l2vut2l5wuue.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p> Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/furniture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Furniture</em></a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cq/cqgujq8vz0utouui.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/52544563/b-k-furniture-design/52659146" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B+K Furniture Design</a> inside <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/52544563/union-park/53225576" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Union Park</a> townhouse in Boston, MA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/52544563/butz-klug-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Butz Klug Architecture</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bv/bvbgb6v1mimz1w1g.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/15625839/auditoriums-a-b-c-at-silesian-university-of-technology-in-gliwice/48522957" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Auditoriums A, B, C at Silesian University of Technology</a> in Gliwice, Poland by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/15625839/zalewski-architecture-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZALEWSKI ARCHITECTURE GROUP</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/at/at1hjzwihm09ub6y.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Box construction by Droog Design through Moss inside <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/1649/loft-of-frank-and-amy/52895330" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loft of Frank and Amy</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1649/resolution-4-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Resolution: 4 Architecture</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ok/okzrbgxw5fer85qy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/48105709/furniture/48105711" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Furniture</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/48105709/oehm-design-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oehm Design Inc</a></p> <p> [UPDATE: project Scenography l'hallali&nbsp;removed by editor]</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ha/haix077ec4sae7dh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/35524200/max-mara-soho/49306114" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Max Mara Soho</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/35524200/fzad-architecture-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FZAD Architecture &amp; Design</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bxwuz106houreqto.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/16564377/sooshi-seat/41414869" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sooshi seat</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/16564377/david-mcdermott" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David McDermott</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xd/xdq7datcilzf974z.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/14366692/chelsea-workspace/37524060" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chelsea Workspace</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/14366692/synthesis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SYNTHESIS</a> (Photo: Peter Guenzel)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mj/mjhe6yc3tq9cuglw.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/53265470/amorfurniture/53266075" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amorfurniture</a> in Novi Sad, Serbia by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/53265470/alter-ego-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alter Ego Architects</a></p> <p> (Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1138/unstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MYchair, Walter Knoll, 2008</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/1138/mychair-walter-knoll-2008/21875684" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ben v...</a></p>