Archinect - News 2017-08-18T20:18:34-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150022908/a-self-taught-designer-builds-a-secret-work-studio-on-the-underside-of-a-bridge A self-taught designer builds a secret work studio on the underside of a bridge Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-15T19:54:00-04:00 >2017-08-17T15:00:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tu/tuw39yeb435iacsh.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Abellanas&rsquo; secret cabin replicates the childhood experience of hiding under a table or in a closet &ndash; &lsquo;The feeling kept hidden while still being able to hear and see what happens around us,&rsquo; he says. &lsquo;Observing passing cars and trains with no one seeing me gives me great sense of peace.&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Fernando Abellanas, a self-taught designer from Valencia has created a pop-up studio into the underside of a traffic bridge. Its metal base is moved from one side of the&nbsp;bridge&nbsp;to the other by a hand crank along rails, where a shelf, chair, and desk have been bolted to the bridge&rsquo;s concrete wall. Though a practical space, the tiny moveable workspace has whimsical origins&mdash;the secret urban refuge aims to replicate the childhood experience of hiding under a table or in a closet. "The feeling kept hidden while still being able to hear and see what happens around us," explains Abellanas. "Observing passing cars and trains with no one seeing me gives me great sense of peace."</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/yi/yi6l9r50ftkvqnss.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/yi/yi6l9r50ftkvqnss.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photography: Jose Manuel Pedrajas</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/2q/2qcxjcm8nuv6ys33.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/2q/2qcxjcm8nuv6ys33.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photography: Jose Manuel Pedrajas</figcaption></figure><p><em>The cabin&rsquo;s exact location is a secret, and is part of a collection of spaces Abellanas is creating. &lsquo;The project is an ephemeral intervention, [it will remain] until someone finds it and decides to steal the materials, or the authorities remove it,&rsquo; h...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150022317/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-furniture-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Furniture" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-08-11T14:34:00-04:00 >2017-08-11T14:40:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kc/kcljd6iitqipf0fg.jpg" width="650" height="975" 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> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/as/astoni5mwpzgzvnb.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/as/astoni5mwpzgzvnb.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/anxoffice/project/ozu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OZU</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/anxoffice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Neubert Architects</a>; Photo: Alen Lin<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/a3/a388woddfh2d6ovp.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/a3/a388woddfh2d6ovp.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/erothermel/project/cnc-furniture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CNC Furniture</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/erothermel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ethan Rothermel</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/vw/vwdqw3thtvqps0zf.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/vw/vwdqw3thtvqps0zf.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/synecdoche/project/ash-conference-table2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ash Conference Table</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/synecdoche" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Synecdoche Design Studio</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/f3/f37rmj2gsoxupkfb.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/f3/f37rmj2gsoxupkfb.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/formationassociation/project/crawlspace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crawlspace</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/formationassociation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Formation Association</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/6s/6s7kupegdrqukgdr.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/6s/6s7kupegdrqukgdr.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/25848623/m-v/149984010" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">M&#362;V</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/25848623/radlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Radlab</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/go/gozw1v70mhlgekxy.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/go/gozw1v70mhlgekxy.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/floatstudio/project/food52" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Food52</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/floatstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FLOAT STUDIO</a>; Photo: Mark Weinberg<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ww/wwr4za6nhge9t0eo.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ww/wwr4za6nhge9t0eo.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/designcollaborative/project/turnstone-bench" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turnstone Bench</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/designcollaborative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Collaborative</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/od/od7sio0stjv9hl7v.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/od/od7sio0stjv9hl7v.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/150019284/caroline-s-place/150019286" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Caroline's Place</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/150019284/amin-taha-groupwork" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amin Taha Groupwork</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/bx/bxlrww9t95swzm5x.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/bx/bxlrww9t95swzm5x.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/RyszardManczak/project/tango-pouf-mattress-chaise-longue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TANGO Pouf / mattress / chaise longue</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/RyszardManczak" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryszard Manczak</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117299/archinect-pinterest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pinterest Boards" posts.</p> <p><strong>Wanna be included in one of the next roundups?</strong></p> <p>Simply upload your work as a <em>Project </em>post to your Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> or <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">F...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150020566/with-a-span-of-494-meters-the-charles-kuonen-suspension-bridge-is-officially-world-s-longest With a span of 494 meters, the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge is officially world's longest Julia Ingalls 2017-08-01T17:51:00-04:00 >2017-08-01T17:51:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4i/4ikjbyw3jzs94vx5.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Constructed by Swissrope/Lauber Seilbahnen AG, Frutigen, this suspension bridge in Switzerland is now the globe's longest (and arguably, most scenic, as it hovers above one of the deepest valleys in the country). The two-foot-wide bridge, which helps connect two mountain towns, has cut the time it takes to traverse the valley down from 3 to 4 hours to 10 minutes. The downside is the incredible elevation:&nbsp;the tourism board, which issued a <a href="https://www.zermatt.ch/en/Media/Media-corner/Press-releases/The-Longest-Suspension-Bridge-in-the-World-is-Open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">press release</a>&nbsp;announcing the bridge's opening, warned tourists with a fear of heights to keep taking the long way.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150019810/nyc-s-super-skinny-skyscraper-is-fat-with-cost-overruns-prompting-a-lawsuit NYC's super skinny skyscraper is fat with cost overruns, prompting a lawsuit Julia Ingalls 2017-07-27T17:09:00-04:00 >2017-07-27T17:10:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pw/pwsfxmgasqogaysz.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The best things in life are free, but construction cranes still cost money, which has prompted an investor to sue the developers behind SHoP's 111 West 57th Street for failing to budget appropriately for the cost of cranes (among other things) for the super skinny tower, which is already way over budget and only approximately 25% assembled. According to <a href="https://ny.curbed.com/2017/7/26/16041394/111-west-57-construction-cost-overrun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curbed NY</a>:</p> <p><em>One of the investors on the project is suing the developers and the lender over alleged construction cost overruns.</em></p> <p><em>The lawsuit, filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court, alleges that the project is already $50 million over budget when it hasn&rsquo;t even reached 20-stories yet.&nbsp;Eventually the building is proposed to rise to 1,421 feet with 82 stories.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150019409/rethinking-furniture-as-symbiotic-objects Rethinking furniture as 'symbiotic objects' Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-26T00:41:00-04:00 >2017-07-26T00:42:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3u/3utquenny6jyudzz.jpg" width="650" height="438" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Xiang Guan, a recent graduate of Central Saint Martin's Industrial Design program, made a collection of furniture that can only function in the presence of its users&mdash;featuring a desk&nbsp;and chair that can't stand without support, and a lamp that only turns on when worn as a hat, his work re-imagines&nbsp;the relationship between people and objects.&nbsp;</p> <p>Watch the hypnotizing video of the designer working, communicating and playing with the furniture below!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150019394/roombas-have-been-mapping-out-our-houses-and-big-tech-is-eager-to-buy-that-data Roombas have been mapping out our houses, and big tech is eager to buy that data Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-25T17:46:00-04:00 >2017-07-26T00:26:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q0/q04rwstpygnxc33p.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Roomba robotic vacuum has been whizzing across floors for years, but its future may lie more in collecting data than dirt. That data is of the spatial variety: the dimensions of a room as well as distances between sofas, tables, lamps and other home furnishings. To a tech industry eager to push &ldquo;smart&rdquo; homes controlled by a variety of Internet-enabled devices, that space is the next frontier.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Most of the available on the market 'smart home' devices, including lighting, thermostats and security cameras are still quite primitive&nbsp;when it comes to understanding their physical environment.&nbsp;<em>All robovacs use short-range infrared or laser sensors to detect and avoid obstacles, but iRobot in 2015 added a camera, new sensors and software to its flagship 900-series Roomba that gave it the ability to build a map while keeping track of their own location within it.</em></p> <p><em>Colin Angle, chief executive of Roomba maker iRobot Corp, said iRobot would not sell data without its customers&rsquo; permission, but he expressed confidence most would give their consent in order to access the smart home functions.</em></p> <p>Apple, Google and Amazon have already heavily invested in iRobot.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150019331/quartz-digs-into-the-trillion-dollar-global-black-market-for-fake-designer-chairs Quartz digs into the trillion-dollar global black market for fake “designer” chairs Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-25T14:19:00-04:00 >2017-07-25T14:19:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zr/zrc3oq1mo4ngaar3.jpg" width="650" height="521" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Labeled with nice-sounding terms like &ldquo;reproduction,&rdquo;replica,&rdquo; or &ldquo;homage,&rdquo; many designer chairs in offices, hotel lobbies, airports, restaurants and even big furniture stores are actually unauthorized copies. And while a knock-off Eames or Barcelona chair might seem like a harmless, budget-friendly addition to your living room, these illegal knockoffs threaten the economy and the environment, and erode the very meaning of design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For furniture designers, protecting intellectual property is challenging&mdash;IP laws for furniture in the US don&rsquo;t protect function, so designers have to prove a unique element in their design to qualify for a patent. And even when a patent is obtained, its protections often do not apply in different regions&mdash;not very useful in a global marketplace.&nbsp;<em>Companies who rip off classics benefit because they can skip the years-long product development phase and often have an easier time selling their versions because consumers are already familiar with the look.&nbsp;</em></p><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/qw/qwbovwxiuftunv9c.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/qw/qwbovwxiuftunv9c.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>The Eames took out a full page ad warning customers about fakes. The ad on the back cover of Arts and Architecture magazine instructed buyers to look for Herman Miller&rsquo;s logo, the only authorized manufacturer of their chairs at the time.</figcaption></figure><p>To combat the spread of cheap knock-offs&nbsp;a five-year-old consortium of furniture manufacturers and design firms called&nbsp;<a href="http://www.beoriginalamericas.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BeOriginal Americas</a>&nbsp;has been training US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers to ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150018376/inventor-of-the-one-and-only-self-cleaning-home-frances-gabe-has-passed-away-at-101 Inventor of the one and only self-cleaning home, Frances Gabe, has passed away at 101 Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-19T13:55:00-04:00 >2017-07-20T13:56:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zj/zjgygv8rae9meord.jpg" width="650" height="521" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In each room, Ms. Gabe, tucked safely under an umbrella, could press a button that activated a sprinkler in the ceiling. The first spray sent a mist of sudsy water over walls and floor. A second spray rinsed everything. Jets of warm air blew it all dry. The full cycle took less than an hour. Runoff escaped through drains in Ms. Gabe&rsquo;s almost imperceptibly sloping floors. It was channeled outside and straight through her doghouse, where the dog was washed in the bargain.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>More than half a century ago, incensed by the housecleaning that was a woman&rsquo;s chronic lot, Ms. Gabe began to dream of a house that would see to its own hygiene: tenderly washing, rinsing and drying itself at the touch of a button.</em></p> Ms. Gabe&nbsp;built the self-cleaning house with her own hands and money, receiving <a title="See it here." href="http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?Docid=04428085&amp;homeurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpatft.uspto.gov%2Fnetacgi%2Fnph-Parser%3FSect1%3DPTO1%2526Sect2%3DHITOFF%2526d%3DPALL%2526p%3D1%2526u%3D%25252Fnetahtml%25252FPTO%25252Fsrchnum.htm%2526r%3D1%2526f%3DG%2526l%3D50%2526s1%3D4,428,085.PN.%2526OS%3DPN%2F4,428,085%2526RS%3DPN%2F4,428,085&amp;PageNum=&amp;Rtype=&amp;SectionNum=&amp;idkey=NONE&amp;Input=View+first+page" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>United States patent 4,428,085</u></a> in 1984. After more than 10 years of work and decades of planning, the house of about a thousand square feet was completed in the 1980s, at a cost of $15,000.<figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/xh/xhn669g1id6ka32v.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/xh/xhn669g1id6ka32v.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Floor plan</figcaption></figure><em>The house, whose patent consisted of 68 individual inventions, also included a cupboard in which dirty dishes, set on mesh shelves, were washed and dried in situ.</em><em></em><em><br></em>A&nbsp;tightly sealed cabinet was designed to deal with laundry. Soiled clothing was placed inside on hangers, washed and dried there with jets of water and air, and then, still on hangers, pulled neatly by a chain into the clothes closet. Her sink, toilet and bathtub were also self-cleaning.<br>In order to withstand their washing t... http://archinect.com/news/article/150017942/data-collecting-benches-are-making-their-way-into-cities Data-collecting benches are making their way into cities Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-17T16:47:00-04:00 >2017-07-17T16:47:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sb/sbozz6pbylczbz3j.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A pair of USB ports on a console on the front of the bench provides juice from the solar panel mounted at lap level between the seats. Who wouldn&rsquo;t want to hang out at a bench like this? It certainly catches the eye of passersby. What these kids might not realize, however, is that this bench is watching them back.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Smart" benches are spreading&mdash;recently a series of them, manufactured by Soofa, was installed in a tiny neighborhood park next to I-77 on the north end of Charlotte, North Carolina with the intent of the neighborhood's analysis and redevelopment.&nbsp;</p> <p>Soofa, founded in 2014 by three graduates of MIT Media Lab, is one of a handful of companies designing data-collecting street furniture. Their solar-powered benches register Wi-Fi enabled devices within 150 feet of them, sending data back to an office building in East Cambridge, Massachusetts. While the sensors can't access personal information from your phone, they pick up and remember your devices' MAC address. The technology allows cities and urban planners to count users of various public spaces, identifying when and for how long they're visited, and potentially optimizing their design.&nbsp;</p> <p>"The line between collecting data for a valid public purpose and the unreasonable surveillance of private citizens can be tough to tease out. Beyond c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150015505/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-bedroom-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Bedroom Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-06-30T14:56:00-04:00 >2017-06-30T14:56:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zp/zp0854enpw91p2v8.jpg" width="650" height="520" 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="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/bedroom-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Bedroom Spaces</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/t5/t5h8nqvp76b35jku.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/t5/t5h8nqvp76b35jku.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bird-works/project/4th-street-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">4th Street Residence</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/bird-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bird Works</a> in collaboration with Peter Himmelstein Architect<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/9l/9le4qc5a252uxkuv.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/9l/9le4qc5a252uxkuv.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/kirkwoodmccarthy/project/winkley-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winkley Workshop</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/kirkwoodmccarthy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kirkwood McCarthy</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dk/dk1678td7t3qfh4d.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dk/dk1678td7t3qfh4d.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/molearchitects/project/dune-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dune House</a> in Leiston, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/molearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mole Architects</a>; Photo: Chris Wright, Ivar Kwaal, Nils Petter Dale<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/nz/nz9k5hwsb5lk81t0.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/nz/nz9k5hwsb5lk81t0.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/atelier.tho.A/project/small-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Small House</a> in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by <a href="http://archinect.com/atelier.tho.A" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">atelier tho.A</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fj/fjwkt28gkp8nz19q.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fj/fjwkt28gkp8nz19q.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149993092/modern-mews/149993122" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modern Mews</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149993092/coffey-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coffey Architects</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/bk/bkdkwnj4m1ofstzn.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/bk/bkdkwnj4m1ofstzn.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia/project/lm-guest-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LM Guest House</a> in Dutchess County, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desai Chia Architecture</a>; Photo: Paul Warchol<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/uy/uy3i0ldl7i89y9te.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/uy/uy3i0ldl7i89y9te.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/Alchemy/project/sonoma-weehouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sonoma weeHouse</a> in Santa Rosa, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/Alchemy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alchemy</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/gp/gpt5v08k0tmx5uwd.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/gp/gpt5v08k0tmx5uwd.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/the-house-of-prajna/149999210" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The House of Prajna</a> in Kwachon, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54428815/studio_gaon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a>; Photo: Yong Kwan Kim<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/0y/0y7cqhjzbl6yi2ww.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/0y/0y7cqhjzbl6yi2ww.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/danweberarchitecture/project/autocamp-russian-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Autocamp Russian River</a> in Russian River...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150015514/factory-and-office-headquarter-annex-by-subdv-architecture Factory and Office Headquarter Annex by SUBdV Architecture Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-30T14:53:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T11:51:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/iq/iqnxe6eceumbwvs5.jpg" width="650" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Designed by a Brazilian architecture firm SUBdV Architecture, this Factory and Office Annex in S&atilde;o Paulo, fuses high-tech architectural design strategies with local low-tech construction methodologies. <br></p> <p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/34080/facade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fa&ccedil;ade</a> system references the traditional <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2939/brazil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brazilian</a> &lsquo;cobogo&rsquo; shading screen, which controls the filtration of indirect sunlight through the operable windows on the south and west facades, while also creating a thermal mass which prevents the penetration of hot air in the interior spaces.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/b5/b5fdinrwlakximbw.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/b5/b5fdinrwlakximbw.jpg"></a></p> <figcaption>Photos by Rodrigo Chust</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ht/htawbcevv22kkxgu.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ht/htawbcevv22kkxgu.jpg"></a></p> <figcaption>Photos by Rodrigo Chust</figcaption></figure><p>Generated through <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/141646/parametric-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">parametric</a> scripts, the various geometric configurations of blocks produce&nbsp;different sized openings and differently-angled light reflection planes, allowing for the optimal combination of both shading and illumination.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/3a/3a9h4j9uer6iczxj.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/3a/3a9h4j9uer6iczxj.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>The building's double-height ground floor contains a material storage facility, first and second floors are dedicated to administrative office space for the factory and a showroom of the factory's products.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/2g/2gv3g8vhnjo933c7.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/2g/2gv3g8vhnjo933c7.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>De...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150014154/of-home-and-hearth-a-brief-history-of-the-fireplace Of Home and Hearth: A Brief History of the Fireplace Sponsor 2017-06-28T12:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-28T13:35:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s9/s9icenoc1vspb0cg.jpg" width="650" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.ortalheat.com/%3Futm_source%3Darchinect%26amp%3Butm_medium%3Dinfluencer%26amp%3Butm_campaign%3Dinfluencer%2520-%2520history%2520of%2520fireplace&amp;ust=1498687500000000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHcHlOr7WmV_0wxPQrTgBYtwpX2Kg&amp;hl=en&amp;source=gmail" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/hl/hlfh4snh735apryo.jpg"></a><br><strong><em><br>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.ortalheat.com/%3Futm_source%3Darchinect%26amp%3Butm_medium%3Dinfluencer%26amp%3Butm_campaign%3Dinfluencer%2520-%2520history%2520of%2520fireplace&amp;ust=1498687500000000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHcHlOr7WmV_0wxPQrTgBYtwpX2Kg&amp;hl=en&amp;source=gmail" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ortal</a>.</em></strong><br></p> <p>Modern fireplaces are first and foremost decorative elements&mdash;gorgeous architectural details, beautiful centerpieces, conversation openers, symbols of home and hearth. &ldquo;For a lot of people they are almost like shrines or alters, in that the fireplace will be very special-made of beautiful materials, very carefully detailed,&rdquo; says <a href="http://mgaarchitects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architect Marcus Greysteen</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>That wasn&rsquo;t always so.&nbsp;</p> <figure rel="cursor: pointer; max-width: 100%; height: auto; vertical-align: middle; width: 486px; background: none !important;"><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/gg/ggqyg0dc7sovgpwx.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/gg/ggqyg0dc7sovgpwx.jpg"></a><figcaption>Photo courtesy of Nati Ziv</figcaption></figure>From Useful Appliance to Beautiful Symbol <p>Once upon a time, the fireplace was a mere appliance, a functional piece of equipment used for cooking meals, heating homes, and even drying clothes during long, frigid winters. To do their job, fireplaces of yesteryear featured large, cavernous recesses surrounded by the barest hint of a mantel.<a href="https://www.oldhouseonline.com/articles/history-of-the-fireplace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1</a></p> <p>Over the years, hearths became smaller. Fireboxes became taller yet narrower. The fireplace itself moved from the middle of the room, where it had remained for centuries, to the outside wall, where it typical...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013838/ikea-designers-are-learning-about-compact-storage-from-nasa-s-space-architect IKEA designers are learning about compact storage from NASA's space architect Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-21T19:55:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T04:17:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/we/wetujs3n70pxbbnm.jpg" width="650" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Confined in Utah&rsquo;s Mars Desert Research habitat for three days&mdash;habitat diameter: 33 feet&mdash;the five-person team experienced the cramped living quarters and zero-waste living necessary to survive a journey to outer space.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Designers from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/67774/ikea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IKEA</a> are exploring space-saving solutions for tiny homes by living in an actual Mars research station. During the immersion workshop led&nbsp;by Constance Adams, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/58983/nasa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NASA</a> architect behind the habitat for the first human mission to Mars, the team examines the ways in which astronauts' insight could be translated to innovative furniture solutions for dense urban environments.</p> <p><em>&ldquo;My dream outcome will be to solve the biggest problem on earth&hellip;storage,&rdquo; said IKEA&rsquo;s head of design, Marcus Engman. &ldquo;How could you design storage in a completely new way?&rdquo;</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013405/ikea-is-developing-an-augmented-reality-app Ikea is developing an Augmented Reality app Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-19T20:30:00-04:00 >2017-06-19T20:31:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b9/b94pzv2hvv8a1imm.jpg" width="650" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Valdsgaard believes Apple&rsquo;s know-how and recent progress within AR will be a crucial complement to Ikea&rsquo;s in-house competencies. Another major benefit of working with Apple is the company&rsquo;s gigantic ecosystem of users.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/67774/ikea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ikea</a> will partner with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7997/apple" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple</a> to co-build an <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/8401/augmented-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AR</a>-based shopping <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/54020/apps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">app</a> that will enable its users to try out virtual furniture at&nbsp;home before making buying decisions. Michael Valdsgaard, Leader of Digital Transformation at Inter Ikea, noted that the app is intended not to replace the company's&nbsp;physical stores&nbsp;but to compliment them. <br></p> <p>Upon its launch in the Fall of 2017, the new AR app will have 500-600 products available.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007008/the-experimental-nature-of-murray-music-house-a-single-family-home-designed-by-carazo-arquitectura The experimental nature of Murray Music House, a single family home designed by Carazo Arquitectura Julia Ingalls 2017-05-11T14:03:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T14:10:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bn/bnhq6pukvemddb6n.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Blending elements of brutalism and pronounced geometric framing, the Murray Music House designed by Carazo Arquitectura is technically a single family home, designed for two parents and three children. The fundamental concept underlying its design is "Living Through the Experimentation," which helps to explain the use of changeable elements like ceiling-suspended fabric chairs and mesh netting in the hallways. By placing malleable objects into the solid frame of the home, the architects hope to constantly engage the occupants in creating new uses for spaces such as the bedroom, kitchen, and the hallway. &nbsp;"Experiencing a home like Murray Music includes exploration, giving another meaning and other use to spaces that normally have specific functions," as the architects explain.&nbsp;But these elements are not the only method of inspiring experimentation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d3/d3e3v5v5z9sgbwq4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7x/7xxwji3b6ghp4ap4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z6/z688cnkkvhftmhvl.jpg"></p><p>The rather severe geometry, which includes a black rectilinear frame hovering over the kitchen and a vertical slanted skylight with unabas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002881/jose-oubrerie-s-legendary-and-innovative-miller-house-on-the-market-for-550k Jose Oubrerie's legendary and innovative Miller House on the market for $550K Julia Ingalls 2017-04-13T14:34:00-04:00 >2017-04-13T14:38:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r8/r802ljamoqcjlara.jpg" width="650" height="263" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to a listing on <a href="https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/832-Lochmere-Pl-Lexington-KY-40509/84437815_zpid/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zillow</a>, Jose Oubrerie's&nbsp;visually complex, materially innovative Miller House is now on the market for $550,000. Each room is a study in unusual and exactingly executed detail; cabinets transition seamlessly into L-shaped shelving, while doors become hosts for asymmetrically placed conduits latched with what appears to be matte-finished silver nickel. Vivid bursts of color abruptly appear among otherwise natural-toned wood, from an electric blue wall to a wild red kitchen cabinet.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1a/1alncr6gm1elif8y.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kz/kzltc5052gffx89h.jpg"></p><p>The effect is something akin to traveling through an architect's unbridled imagination; although the house does possess its own internal logic, the constant visual stimulus delivers perpetual surprise.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yy/yynosqndj7ns5eek.jpg"></p><p>The Zillow listing possess a link to a <a href="https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=7Jn6dSiMtvV&amp;mls=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D photographic tour</a> of the house, which allows one to get a fuller sense of how the elements interlock, and just how dizzying it is to stride from one floor to another.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149995405/minimalism-another-boring-product-wealthy-people-can-buy Minimalism: another boring product wealthy people can buy Orhan Ayyüce 2017-03-05T15:09:00-05:00 >2017-03-06T14:52:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qi/qiom5rssa9p43x3m.jpg" width="620" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Minimalism is just another form of conspicuous consumption, a way of saying to the world: &lsquo;Look at me! Look at all of the things I have refused to buy!&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>I always thought domestic minimalism requires maximum household&nbsp;help, made of mostly immigrant domestic workers. So, whenever&nbsp;I see those shelter magazine pictures, I whisper "sonsofbitches, they are hiding something."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149973146/bliss-out-to-this-tranquil-video-of-an-eames-lounge-chair-being-assembled-by-hand Bliss out to this tranquil video of an Eames Lounge Chair being assembled by hand Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-11T14:16:00-04:00 >2016-10-14T00:03:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/6w/6w6exkmfon2qerlh.gif" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's like the furniture version of ASMR. This short video from Vitra shows the materials of an Eames Lounge Chair coming together:</p><p></p><p>Mores Eames on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="A &ldquo;terrible, enjoyable bloody business&rdquo;: the influential films of Charles and Ray Eames" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139113943/a-terrible-enjoyable-bloody-business-the-influential-films-of-charles-and-ray-eames" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A &ldquo;terrible, enjoyable bloody business&rdquo;: the influential films of Charles and Ray Eames</a></li><li><a title="Charles and Ray Eames Explain the Computer Revolution" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/31711700/charles-and-ray-eames-explain-the-computer-revolution" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Charles and Ray Eames Explain the Computer Revolution</a></li><li><a title="Ice Cube Celebrates The Eames" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/30134649/ice-cube-celebrates-the-eames" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ice Cube Celebrates The Eames</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/42000529/an-eames-chair-makeover-for-charity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An Eames Chair Makeover for Charity</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967050/designjunction-brings-immersive-design-experiences-and-its-first-open-air-party-to-king-s-cross designjunction brings immersive design experiences and its first open-air party to King's Cross Sponsor 2016-09-13T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T14:22:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/37/37b41gwpcaefs3ei.jpg" width="650" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/fx/fxixoae09afuuwuf.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>designjunction</strong></a> (22 &ndash; 25 September) is set to transform its new home in King&rsquo;s Cross into one destination full of immersive design concepts and stimulating experiences.</p><p>On Wednesday 21 September designjunction will host its first open-air party on Granary Square alongside headline partner Dezeen, and sponsored by EIZO. Expect street food from Real Food Festival, pop-up bars and live DJ sets from Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip and Adventures in Paradise.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/54/54qvy8fu694fk1s5.jpg"></p><p>Throughout the show, the centrally located Granary Square will be home to eight giant Monopoly-style houses, filled with conceptual installations, creative projects and live activities.</p><p>Presenting its SmartHouzz concept, Houzz will demonstrate how to maximise urban living space through smart design, smart use of space and smart technology. Leading high-end kitchen and bathroom manufacturer, Dornbracht, will create an immersive installation &ndash; the Dornbracht Water Experience.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/do/doq28ospidh1e74p.jpg"></p><p>Specialising in visuall...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967304/preview-100-design-this-year-s-highlights-include-asif-khan-and-ron-arad Preview 100% Design: This year’s highlights include Asif Khan and Ron Arad Sponsor 2016-09-09T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T00:50:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9c/9cal58wzpvyws0xi.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.mediatenextras2.co.uk/click.php?site=100percent&amp;id=208" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/zh/zhhrvx8i3a4uyqav.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.mediatenextras2.co.uk/click.php?site=100percent&amp;id=208" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100% Design</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>100% Design, the UK&rsquo;s largest trade fair for architects and designers, returns once more to London Olympia. The show, with over 26,000 international visitors spending exceeding &pound;3.4 <em>billion</em> has a deserved reputation as the commercial heart of London Design Festival.</p><p>Over the past few years under show director William Knight, also responsible for Clerkenwell Design Week, the show has maintained a consistent focus on quality, driving 100% Design&rsquo;s&nbsp;wider role of delivering international trade for London and the UK&rsquo;s design sector. Along with a much appreciated move to the spectacular London Olympia, this has seen its unrivalled talks programme increase its reputation as the place to hear industry leaders and current trends as well as take part in the best professional development seminars.</p><p>This year is no exception, with an impressive talks line-up, which has been curated by the Design Museum as part of its &lsquo;on loan&rsquo; campaign. The programme com...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966502/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-bedroom-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Bedroom Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-09-02T15:16:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T00:16:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yk/ykqlbw1fg44ck9ek.jpg" width="650" height="439" 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="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/bedroom-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Bedroom Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kv/kv8epruvuetjjt4x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/arkham/project/apartment-t" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apartment T</a> in Como, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/arkham" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arkham Project</a>; Photo: Marcello Mariana</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fg/fga6hrhbyz6bn522.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/m3architecture/project/cape-tribulation-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cape Tribulation House</a> in Daintree, Australia by <a href="http://archinect.com/m3architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">m3architecture</a>; Photo: Peter Bennetts</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yt/ytnyircxx7b4fc11.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bdphoto/project/binocular-house-by-michael-bell-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Binocular House</a> in Ghent, NY by Michael Bell Architect; Photo: <a href="http://archinect.com/bdphoto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bilyana Dimitrova Photography</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r8/r8kd7z58cqsb9acc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY/project/vinegar-hill" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vinegar Hill</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">General Assembly</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nn/nnp95eh22dt029ol.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/89067168/san-francisco-loft/89067975" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loft</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/lineoffice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LINEOFFICE Architecture</a>; Photo: Joe Fletcher Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eg/egvjc1x6yttlbyv5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/112259968/grand-street-loft-1/149966127" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grand Street Loft 1</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/112259968/space4architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Space4Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f5/f50xv7j3j9enexb9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/danweberarchitecture/project/riviera" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Riviera</a> in Santa Barbara, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/danweberarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Weber Architecture</a>; Photo: Erin Feinblatt</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w3/w39ijy75tcawpsm0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/NvdmArchitects/project/concrete-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete House</a> in Johannesburg, South Africa by <a href="http://archinect.com/NvdmArchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nico van der Meulen Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8t/8t2b0aku62c34681.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/133595838/laurentian-ski-chalet/149963173" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laurentian Ski C...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962710/designjunction-has-always-been-a-place-for-visitors-to-discover-the-latest-trends-managing-director-deborah-spencer-tells-us-what-to-expect-at-this-year-s-designjunction "designjunction has always been a place for visitors to discover the latest trends" - Managing Director Deborah Spencer tells us what to expect at this year's designjunction Ellen Hancock 2016-08-11T11:51:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T01:12:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ll/llbm30sxfzkmi38l.jpg" width="650" height="641" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>designjunction is now in its sixth year &ndash; what did you originally set out to achieve with the exhibition? Has that changed?</strong></p><p>At the time (back in 2011) when we launched designjunction, we felt London was missing a commercial show with more creative energy and a greater relevance to the A&amp;D community.&nbsp; A place where you could business but in a more relaxed environment.</p><p>Our mission was simple, we wanted to break the mould of the traditional trade show by taking over ambitious locations on the brink of transformation in central London.</p><p>We wanted to present the best cutting-edge design within a carefully curated space, striking the perfect balance between creative and commercial.</p><p>Over the course of six years, we have built up a reputation for occupying some of the most ambitious and challenging spaces in London from a 40,000 sq ft disused sorting office to a derelict design school last year.</p><p>The move to King&rsquo;s Cross is an important step in our nomadic evolution, as we continue to raise the ba...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962039/adopt-an-object-campaign-announced-by-london-s-design-museum 'Adopt an Object' campaign announced by London's Design Museum Ellen Hancock 2016-08-08T13:37:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:17:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bi/bidsk0gwh6bgpfbu.jpg" width="515" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In an attempt to help raise the final &pound;1 million needed to cover construction costs of their new Kensington High&nbsp;Street home, the Design Museum in London have launched a fundraising campaign, Adopt an Object.&nbsp;</p><p>For &pound;5, each adopter will receive&nbsp;a personalised thank you film showing an iconic&nbsp;object from the Design Museum's permanent collection making it's way from Shad Thames to the new site in Kensington. Twelve films have been commissioned for the project including a pair of Louboutin heels riding a tube and a Dyson Vacuum crossing the road.&nbsp;</p><p>The new museum is due to open on 24 November and will include a free permanent collection as well as two temporary&nbsp;spaces.&nbsp;</p><p>Terence Conran, founder of the Design Museum commented:&nbsp; 'We are about to move from Shad Thames to new, bigger premises in Kensington, where all our dreams and ambitions to create the best and most important design museum in the world will become a step closer to reality. It will make my long lifetime in design absolutely wo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957892/unique-seating-for-the-philharmonie-de-paris-how-to-create-a-seat-with-low-acoustic-absorption-for-a-perfect-symphony-hall Unique seating for the Philharmonie de Paris: How to create a seat with low acoustic absorption for a perfect symphony hall Sponsor 2016-07-20T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T17:27:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xf/xfm5dw2hm71hnrfg.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/?utm_source=Archinet%20Newsletter%201%20USA%202016%20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/e9/e98zt4b7q8a4ynl0.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/?utm_source=Archinet%20Newsletter%201%20USA%202016%20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Figueras International Seating</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><em>The building of the <strong>Philharmonie de Paris</strong>, designed by Jean Nouvel, is a unique architectural work in the Parc de La Villette in the French capital. The seating installed inside was specifically created for the hall by Jean Nouvel in partnership with <a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/?utm_source=Archinet%20Newsletter%201%20USA%202016%20%20%20&amp;utm_medium=Newsletter%20Archinet%20728x90&amp;utm_campaign=000007000596" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Figueras</a>. Up to 10 acoustic tests, in laboratories in Paris and Barcelona, were needed to achieve the desired product.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0v/0vlp6pjx2kf9hb42.jpg"></p><p>Jean Nouvel gave the Philharmonie concert hall a unique shape, as it is an adjustable space that surrounds the spectator. The Grande Salle of the <a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/projects/concert-halls-and-auditoriums/1476_philharmonie-de-paris.html?utm_source=Archinet%20Newsletter%201%20USA%202016%20%20&amp;utm_medium=Newsletter%20Archinet%20728x90&amp;utm_campaign=000007000596" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Philharmonie</em></a> is not designed in a &ldquo;vineyard&rdquo; or &ldquo;shoebox&rdquo; shape like traditionally. The Grande Salle starts a new model, enveloping and moveable. Jean Nouvel chose a unique solution to offer a total and enveloping experience, placing the spectators in hanging balconies at different heights. In this way, they are immersed in the hall with the feeling of heading toward the orchestra. The sound literally wraps each of ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957646/iconic-furniture-art-tableware-and-even-a-sausage-grinder-hundreds-of-lots-from-philip-johnson-s-four-seasons-head-to-auction Iconic furniture, art, tableware and even a sausage grinder: hundreds of lots from Philip Johnson's Four Seasons head to auction Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-13T13:33:00-04:00 >2016-07-18T13:38:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qa/qaof0djzmqnj6t5h.jpg" width="650" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you've got a few thousand dollars lying around and want to grab a piece of lunchroom history, now's your chance.</p><p>Perfectly summed up by <em>Vanity Fair</em>&nbsp;as &ldquo;Absolute ground zero for power lunching&rdquo;, Philip Johnson and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's iconic Four Seasons restaurant will end its lease in Mies' Seagram building this summer.&nbsp;While the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127715909/landmarked-four-seasons-restaurant-must-not-be-changed-nyc-landmarks-commission-rules" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designation from the The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission</a> protects the interior of the restaurant from any structural changes, the Four Seasons <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951806/modernist-treasures-from-philip-johnson-s-iconic-four-seasons-restaurant-headed-for-auction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">still has to unload</a> an awful lot of bespoke furniture and tableware&mdash;everything from salt cellars to wine glasses to barstools and serving carts.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p9/p9quopflhzblmc2d.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sr/sreckcygc7hhtwq3.jpg"></p><p>Over 800 pieces and sets from the Four Seasons kitchen and dining areas will be auctioned off on July 26 in New York. Rifling off just a few of the items and estimated values, there are:&nbsp;Garth and Ada Louise Huxtable flatware and serving carts ($1,000-1,500 for a set for 12, same estimate for 1 cart),&nbsp;Hans J. Wegner chairs ($2,000-3,000 for a set of t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957435/why-modern-furniture-is-here-to-stay Why Modern Furniture Is Here to Stay Sponsor 2016-07-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-15T17:37:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5e/5ei7k7wfkkgsyn8z.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cc/cclh6rkwq08hew66.jpg"><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.modani.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modani Furniture</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Modern furniture has progressed into a timeless and valuable interior design staple. When people think of modern, they normally associate sky-high prices. But huge furniture names developed the concept of affordability in the modern furniture world, and smaller brands like <a href="http://www.modani.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modani Furniture</a> have kept the concept thriving. As most trends come and go, modern has taken a permanent seat as a design classic whose style, materials, and colors are meant to last.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o3/o31lbnvh76kh4snq.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l4/l484rx8hdjcu6d8f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l6/l6wmulc2x2un7bdw.jpg"></p><p>Easy to identify due to its clean aesthetic and versatility, modern furniture stays away from the ornate, making it uncomplicated and functional. In turn, modest or minimalist pieces hold a high value because &ldquo;simple&rdquo; never goes out of style. Modern design is infamous for grounding rooms by using neutral colors and creating an interior that can constantly be added to. Because these staples are so versatile, adding trendy ornamentation can easily accentuate modern d&eacute;cor.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7v/7vvoeffzxd5bu7gw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6f/6fehunhe7vto5kjf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rf/rfxjb9dgrtd8bfg0.jpg"></p><p>Essentially, inv...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955313/ikea-recalls-over-35-million-malm-and-other-dressers-and-chests-due-to-child-fatalities IKEA recalls over 35 million MALM and other dressers and chests due to child fatalities Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-30T18:30:00-04:00 >2016-07-03T18:19:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wa/wa2oqmeoz02gzki1.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Well that's a downer. In response to multiple child deaths resulting from their distinctive particleboard units tipping over,&nbsp;IKEA is offering a full refund or a free wall-mounting kit for any MALM dresser or chest, and additional&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/about_ikea/newsitem/062816-recall-chest-and-dressers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">models</a>, made between January 2002 and June 2016. In total, that affects more than 35 million pieces of furniture sold in the U.S. and Canada.&nbsp;</p><p>According to the&nbsp;U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the unstable units pose&nbsp;"a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or serious injuries to children." Last year, after two reported child deaths in 2014, IKEA announced that it would offer wall-anchoring repair kits to owners for free. Two additional deaths after the 2015 announcement prompted IKEA to go full-recall, asking consumers to stop using the units entirely, and keep them away from children.</p><p>According to the CPSC, one child dies every two weeks from furniture or TVs tipping over, and one is injured every 24 minutes. More i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954316/architecture-in-the-age-of-transparent-hostility Architecture in the age of transparent hostility Alexander Walter 2016-06-27T15:14:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T15:49:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1y/1y2j686oafnkohdy.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With the growing trend towards hostile architecture now openly admitting its political incentives, are we in an age of transparent hostility? [...] Whereas other instances of hostile architecture are marked by their deliberate obscurity, the Camden Bench was developed, constructed and deployed in plain sight, making it an all too visible reminder of persistent negligence, raising the question: will hostile architecture become an accepted feature of the built environment?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144961813/amid-london-s-austerity-measures-defensive-design-becomes-even-more-hostile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amid London's austerity measures, "defensive design" becomes even more hostile</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953244/lapd-directs-officers-to-treat-homeless-people-with-compassion-in-new-vague-policy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAPD directs officers to treat homeless people &ldquo;with compassion&rdquo; in new vague policy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125922478/architecture-of-paranoia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture of paranoia</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951806/modernist-treasures-from-philip-johnson-s-iconic-four-seasons-restaurant-headed-for-auction Modernist treasures from Philip Johnson's iconic Four Seasons Restaurant headed for auction Alyssa Alimurung 2016-06-15T15:48:00-04:00 >2016-06-15T15:48:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ei/eiqyj445jcmqnjgp.jpg" width="650" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now that the iconic restaurant&rsquo;s impending demise is only weeks away, its furniture, tableware, and custom-made Knoll furniture will be included in the 500 lots headed for auction next month on July 26. News had surfaced last summer when Seagram Building owner Aby Rosen did not renew the lease for the quintessential Midtown &ldquo;power lunch&rdquo; spot for the last decades of the 20th century since it opened in 1959.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Additional background on this news can be found here:&nbsp;<a title="Landmarked Four Seasons restaurant must not be changed, NYC landmarks commission rules" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127715909/landmarked-four-seasons-restaurant-must-not-be-changed-nyc-landmarks-commission-rules" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Landmarked Four Seasons restaurant must not be changed, NYC landmarks commission rules</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950793/inside-barkow-leibinger-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house Inside Barkow Leibinger's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House Ellen Hancock 2016-06-10T15:06:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T01:21:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qi/qiphsyypkuninqzx.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"For us it's a prototype. For us, a prototype means it will have another life,&rdquo; &ldquo;Right now, our summer house operates at a scale of something maybe like furniture or something like a small building, but a prototype is something that has a resonance, it's something that lives beyond its four months here, that will occur on a different scale, in a different place.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Barkow Leibinger's &nbsp;Summer House is constructed with four structural bands made from plywood and timber. The piece is grounded by a bench, then strengthened by three central curves with a double layered free flowing cantilevered roof.&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v9/v9677l4456ta7012.jpg"></p><p>The duo known for their research-led process and playful style pay tribute to the similarly playful William Kent structure that once stood on a nearby manmade hill. When in use the small structure provided panoramic views of the park while at the same time mechanically rotating 360 degrees.&nbsp;</p><p>The Summer House equally provides innumerable views and is particularly expressive in the changing light; continually offering new lines and shapes with the recast shadows. The surging curves are expressively fluid and trace the movements of something reminiscent of an initial sketch. An idea paused in time.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7v/7v37ys3ixhfvw5fa.jpg"></p><p>Sitting within the structure you feel part of the architectural process; a structure Frank Barlow described as, &ldquo;a dialogue and a continuation&rdquo;.</p><p>Archinect's U.K ...</p>