Minimalism: another boring product wealthy people can buy
Minimalism is just another form of conspicuous consumption, a way of saying to the world: ‘Look at me! Look at all of the things I have refused to buy!’
I always thought domestic minimalism requires maximum household help, made of mostly immigrant domestic workers. So, whenever I see those shelter magazine pictures, I whisper "sonsofbitches, they are hiding something." View full entry
Re-use, Re-Design & Re-think: RISD’s Interior Architecture department
This post is brought to you by Department of Interior Architecture RISD At the intersection of architecture, conservation and design, RISD’s Interior Architecture department takes an innovative approach to the reuse and transformation of existing buildings. Advanced design studios focused on... View full entry
New photos of the interior and exterior of Apple's Norman Foster-designed campus
French website Mac Generation has obtained photos of newly completed portions of the Apple Campus 2 as designed by Foster + Partners. The exterior, which in renderings possessed a certain monolithic frisbee quality, is far more vivid in real life. Here are photos of both the interior and exterior... View full entry
Bureau Spectacular's first retail project is now open in L.A.'s Arts District
Bureau Spectacular etched their mark into Downtown L.A.'s Arts District with the new Frankie flagship store that opened last Friday, celebrating the relaunch of the high-end streetwear label as well as the firm's first retail store design. Frankie founder Kevin Chen worked alongside Jimenez Lai... View full entry
Stepping inside Studio MK27's polished SP_Penthouse
The SP_Penthouse in Sao Paulo isn't Don Draper's never-before-seen getaway from a lost episode of “Mad Men”, although it can surely pass as a set for the TV show with all those modernist furnishings. Since Studio MK27 completed the polished abode last year, it has gained recognition in... View full entry
Changing architectural ideals as illustrated through child literature
In this fascinating piece by Rumaan Ali for Slate, he explores how children's picture books offer a fun historical survey of the ideal architecture and interior decor for each place and time, spanning from the early 20th century to contemporary times. Although the books usually incorporate some... View full entry
Earth's first 3D printed office created in 17 days for half the labor cost
A very large 3D printer measuring 20 x 120 x 40 ft (6 x 36 x 12 m) did most of the work, printing the building by extruding a cement mixture layer by layer, in a similar method by which WinSun's 3D-printed homes were made (WinSun is involved in this project too). There were also some additional smaller mobile 3D-printers used too, however.
It took 17 days to print the basic building, but it then required finishing both internally and externally.
How many people does it take to 3D print an office? Well, according to Arabian Business, "The labour involved in the printing process included one staff to monitor the function of the printer, in addition to a group of seven people to install the building components on site as well as a team of... View full entry
Learn About Interior Architecture at the Boston Architectural College
This post is brought to you by Boston Architectural College. The Boston Architectural College’s School of Interior Architecture offers professionally accredited Bachelor of Interior Architecture and Master of Interior Architecture degree programs. Both degrees help students prepare to become... View full entry
Eighteen recipients win in the 2016 AIA Honor Awards
A new year, a new set of winners for the 2016 AIA Institute Honor Awards. Held annually, the awards are considered to be the profession’s highest recognition for projects that best exemplify design excellence in the categories of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Regional & Urban... View full entry
FRCH Design Worldwide upgrades Zaha Hadid's Contemporary Arts Center lobby in Cincinnati
After moving a few times in Cincinnati throughout the later half of the 20th century, the Contemporary Arts Center relocated into its current home at the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Arts in 2003. Designed by Zaha Hadid, who won the commission in the late 1990s, the... View full entry
Building Design from the Inside Out: RISD’s Interior Architecture department
This post is brought to you by the RISD Interior Architecture Department At the intersection of architecture, conservation and design, RISD’s Interior Architecture department takes an innovative approach to the reuse and transformation of existing buildings. Advanced design studios focused on... View full entry
2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards recipients - Interior Architecture
Our next list for the American Institute of Architects' 2014 Institute Honor Awards features the winning projects in the Interior Architecture category.
The AIA Institute Honor Awards recognize the best projects in Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Regional & Urban Design.
Here are the winning projects in Interior Architecture:K&L Gates at One New Change; Lehman Smith McLeish International law firmKnoll Flagship Showroom, Offices and Shop; Architecture Research OfficeMarc by Marc Jacobs Showroom; Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects PC; HLW InternationalSoHo Loft... View full entry
INSIDE World Festival of Interiors 2013 - Award Category Winners
INSIDE World Festival of Interiors — currently at full swing in Singapore — has selected its day 1 and 2 award winners from 59 outstanding interior projects accross 12 award categories [...]. The winners will now compete against each to win the award for Best Interior Design of 2013.
Previously: INSIDE World Festival of Interiors - 2013 Award Shortlist Related: World Architecture Festival 2013 Award Winners UPDATE: David Kohn Architects’ Carrer Avinyó awarded INSIDE World Interior of the Year 2013 View full entry
How beetle-kill pine is fueling both the lumber industry and the southwest wildfire season
As the dry, beetle-kill pine blew up in the West Fork fires, which have charred more than 110,000 acres, firefighters used helicopters and air tankers to divert the fire from valuable resources and dug a "dozer line" to defend the town of South Fork. In the Rio Grande National Forest, where rugged terrain presents dangerous conditions for ground crews, firefighters have battled the flames judiciously, on their own terms.
As the West Fork fires rage on in southwestern Colorado, local firefighters have come to understand the dangers involved with fighting fires in areas plagued with beetle-kill trees. Typically, after beetles attack and kill these trees, the dry needles become an ignition source. The real danger... View full entry