news & innovation in architecture mar 31, 2016 #architecture last year, hadid spoke with designboom about her upbringing, influences, and creative vision. see her » following a complete re-structuring, the symbolic towers have been re-connected and rehabilitated to the » die baupiloten: kindergarten taka tuka land jun 29, 2009 die baupiloten: kindergarten taka tuka land the main external structure – ‘delving into lemonade’ image courtesy of jan bitter and baupiloten when founding die baupiloten, susanne hofmann wanted to develop a program which allowed fourth and fifth year architecture students to gain real life experience on architectural projects, many of which involved the reconstruction of learning institutions and children’s spaces. yellow is the dominant color. the architectural highpoint is the fictional ‘lemonade-island’ where the children can stand taller than grown-ups. oblique surfaces invite every child to play and be encompassed by the streams of yellow. the building itself is to be interpreted as pippi’s old oak tree in which the hollow interior of ‘lemonade’ is produced. in the exterior, children can climb, nap and hide and the façade is well-cushioned and offers protection from all weather conditions.
containerbay There is growing interest in the use of shipping containers as the basis for habitable structures. These "icons of globalization" are relatively inexpensive, structurally sound and in abundant supply. Although, in raw form, containers are dark windowless boxes (which might place them at odds with some of the tenets of modernist design...) they can be highly customizable modular elements of a larger structure. The projects below are sorted alphabetically (by company or designer's name). In addition to the container-based projects listed below we offer links to useful web sites and relevant books. Creative Ways to Repurpose & Reuse Old Stuff Clever and creative ways to repurpose and transform ordinary objects into useful stuff… Bottles Into Pendant Lamps | Via Wine Bottles Into Chandelier | Via Drum Kit Into Chandelier Designer: ludwigmetals | Via: JJ’sRedHots
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40 Cool Typography Based Quotes Quotes on posters are a very popular way to decorate on office or workspace. Some of them are fantastically designed and can be very inspirational. Here’s a handpicked selection of some of my favourite quotes on posters. Author: Oliur Rahman All posts by Oliur Rahman Let the Light in: 7 Rejuvenating Apartment Renovations in Barcelona Barcelona is lauded for its vibrant, creative approach to urbanism and as a result, often acts as a city-building model around the world. In many instances, the city is discussed as not only being functional, but also as one that holistically considers the citizen as a stakeholder in its planning processes. In some neighborhoods, streets are tightly packed, where shops, markets and services are all easily within walking distance. By existing on the human scale, these neighborhoods become liveable and approachable. In others, wide boulevards are a cornerstone to creating urban breathability and urban life.
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Steel rebar forms storage system at Toronto kitchen showroom Canadian studio DesignAgency has used steel reinforcing bars to create a shelving system within a kitchen appliance showroom in Toronto (+ slideshow). Aiming to create a space that doesn't "look or feel like a traditional appliance store", the studio worked with Appliance Love to develop an innovative way to present the brand's products within an old warehouse. The designers kept the original concrete flooring and large windows, but added a bright red frame to the entrance of the store to increase visibility from the street. "We wanted to stay true to the industrial nature of the building," designer Jamie Phelan told Dezeen. "We used industrial materials to build the space in an exposed and raw way that would contrast with the pristinely new appliances."
Here’s What Top Trend Spotter Faith Popcorn Sees for 2016 When it comes to spotting cultural trends, consultant and futurist Faith Popcorn has a pretty good track record. The founder and CEO of marketing firm Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve, her hit list includes foreseeing the demand for fresh foods, the move toward four-wheel drive vehicles and the demise of film. She was one of the first to talk about “cocooning” and to anticipate the boom in home delivery. Yet Popcorn’s vision can also sound dystopian.
The Latest from Paris: Trends at Maison & Objet Maison Et Objet January 2013 Europe's largest design exhibition, Maison & Objet, is underway in Paris, revealing the direction interior design will take this year and beyond into 2014. British design journalist Ellie Tennant has braved the snow and pounded the aisles for Apartment Therapy. Here, she reports on three of the key trends to emerge…The show's curated areas center around new life and rebirth this year, highlighting scientific, biological influences and the all-pervading influence of nature on contemporary design.