Archinect - News 2014-09-23T12:34:47-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/100228770/big-kilo-launch-big-cities-tableware-for-rosenthal-s-gropius-inspired-collection BIG + KILO launch "BIG Cities" tableware for Rosenthal's Gropius-inspired collection Justine Testado 2014-05-22T14:38:00-04:00 >2014-05-22T14:39:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u3ont3lkru3b0pn4.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's all in the details with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> + <a href="http://www.kilodesign.dk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KILO</a>'s newly launched "BIG Cities" tableware collection. The longtime Danish collaborators worked with major porcelain manufacturer <a href="http://www.rosenthal.de/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rosenthal</a> to craft the table set for the company's TAC collection. The collection was first developed in the 1960s and includes designs based on those of Walter Gropius and his historic Boston firm The Architects' Collaborative&nbsp;&mdash; or TAC.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r9/r9ah7xnbsrm6id00.jpg"></p><p>The pieces bring present-day appeal to any table setting with minimal, geometric forms that draws its style roots from Bauhaus. At first glance, the thin blue lines etched onto the white porcelain look like an abstract motif.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3y/3ytx2kniy7reh6xm.jpg"></p><p>But taking a closer look reveals the silhouettes of famous architectural landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate, the Eiffel Tower, or Big Ben as well as some recognizable city skylines like Sydney, Moscow, Tokyo, Istanbul, New York, and of course Copenhagen.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t2/t29dgxgqoab8840x.jpg"></p><p>Dinner and charger plates are available six different variants each, while all other pieces in the collection com...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86835362/cradle-to-cradle-innovation-challenge-2013-winners-reinvent-safe-sustainable-building-products Cradle to Cradle Innovation Challenge 2013 Winners reinvent safe, sustainable building products Justine Testado 2013-11-18T13:59:00-05:00 >2014-08-18T17:16:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ug/ugthhc3p7zf7pil4.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Make It Right honored the winners of their Innovation Challenge on Nov. 15 at the Innovation Celebration in New York City. The challenge was established in 2012 as a chance for innovators to reinvent and respond to the issues on how building products are designed, manufactured, and consumed.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Starting from 144 applicants to 10 finalists, the jury chose four winners:</p><ul><li>1st place: bioMASON biobrick</li><li>2nd place: Ecovative Mushroom Insulation</li><li>3rd place tie: ECOR Universal Construction Panels and ROMA Domus Mineral Paints</li></ul><p>Ecovative is also the winner of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84774322/mushroom-plastics-initiative-ecovative-wins-2013-buckminster-fuller-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/45317618/the-scent-of-an-apple-product-sourcing-the-macbook-pro-fragrance The scent of an Apple product, sourcing the Macbook Pro fragrance Archinect 2012-04-17T12:21:00-04:00 >2012-04-17T12:36:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/35/35f95f01ff6a13d6b2166c31ece1e1d2.jpg" width="460" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A distinctive scent can be observed when unwrapping a newly purchased Apple product from its packaging. Apple fans will certainly recognize this smell. The scent created for Greatest Hits encompasses the smell of the plastic wrap covering the box, printed ink on the cardboard, the smell of paper and plastic components within the box and of course the aluminum laptop which has come straight from the factory where it was assembled in China.</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/40043564/live-work-design-contest-calls-for-submissions Live/Work Design Contest Calls for Submissions Alexander Walter 2012-03-02T19:19:00-05:00 >2012-03-05T19:34:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nu/nuv6w9nbm5yhjsw9.jpg" width="514" height="233" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Got a brilliant design idea in the live/work realm that is ready to take the world by storm? Well, now is your time to shine: Our friends at Dwell teamed up with Design Within Reach and launched the Live/Work Design Contest, which challenges designers to create a workspace &ldquo;classic of tomorrow&rdquo; &ndash; a new home-office solution that DWR could potentially manufacture and sell. Dwell will host the DWR-sponsored contest through the end of June [...].</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>