Category: Photo & Design

the red mud project creates ceramic tableware from industrial waste

a group of designers from the royal college of art in london have conceived the ‘red mud project’, to explore methods of transforming red mud – an industrial waste – into ceramic tableware sets and other functional forms. the team have worked closely with material scientists, ceramicists and factories across europe, to create a series of objects from […]

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trek’s bicycle helmet mimics the brain’s protective fluid with wavecel technology

american bike manufacturer trek has launched a revolutionary new helmet design that removes traditional EPS foam with layers of cells that mimic the brain’s protective fluid. the helmets use a technology they call wavecel which relies on a honeycomb-style insert that absorbs rotational energy to protect the wearer. images courtesy of trek trek and bontrager […]

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KIMU’s ‘twirl timepiece’ gives a spinning platform to cherished possessions

finland and taiwan based design studio KIMU has rethought the traditional clock, allowing one to repurpose their most cherished possessions into artifacts that can metaphorically transcend time. an elegant baseplate, which also acts as the minute hand, is at the center of the ‘twirl timepiece‘ and rotates in a smooth 360 spin. all images courtesy of […]

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an amphitheater for people: thomas heatherwick discusses design of ‘vessel’ in new video

on march 15, 2019, new york celebrated the grand opening of hudson yards. although the mixed-use scheme — the largest private real estate development in the history of the united states — comprises a wealth of offices, residences, and retail outlets, its focal point and centerpiece is a publicly accessible structure designed by heatherwick studio. […]

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dodi moss and edoardo tresoldi propose ephemeral italian pavilion for expo 2020 dubai

genoa-based design studio dodi moss reveals imagery of its proposed italian pavilion for expo 2020 dubai, designed in collaboration with artist edoardo tresoldi. a response to the theme of ‘beauty unites people,’ the project composes an ethereal pathway through transparent layers of material and vegetable elements. the third place entry manifests as a set of […]

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920 meter-long bridge designed by zaha hadid begins construction in taiwan

in 2015, after an international competition, zaha hadid architects was chosen to construct the ‘danjiang bridge’ — an entirely new crossing that will span the tamsui river in taiwan. working alongside bridge specialists leonhardt, andrä und partner, hadid’s design is located at the mouth of one of taiwan’s largest rivers, and will serve as a […]

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nendo designs stair-like interior for arabica coffee branch in kuwait

located in the eastern coast of kuwait, the new branch of arabica coffee designed by nendo comprises a crisp white interior, finished with brass and concrete elements that symbolize the quality of the brand’s high-end products. the 190 sqm space is built as a layered platform that gradually rises from the seating area near the […]

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tokyujin yoshioka designs ‘cherry blossom’ olympic torch for tokyo 2020

the tokyo organising committee of the olympic and paralympic games today unveiled the tokyo 2020 olympic torch. japanese designer tokyujin yoshioka came up with the vision for the symbol which will be carried through the country’s rich scenery before igniting the games next year. images courtesy of tokyo 2020 the torch is made using the same cutting-edge technology as […]

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martins lucena arquitetos forms concrete coastal house in brazil

martins lucena arquitetos has completed the design of a bold, yet elegant family home in the brazilian city of natal. inspired by the international style, the main concept behind the ‘IF house’ was to create large, open interiors which form a connection with the outdoor spaces of the corner site. the architectural expression also greatly […]

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vudafieri-saverino completes four kindergartens in china with bold geometries and colors

italian architecture studio vudafieri-saverino partners has completed four kindergartens in china – two in shenzhen and two in suzhou – and an office for american brand gymboree play & music. designed as stimuli for imagination and learning, the immersive and highly experiential spaces are characterized by bold colors, shapes and geometries that give life to […]

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snøhetta completes europe’s first underwater restaurant in norway

an 111 foot-long concrete structure emerging from the norwegian sea invites guests to eat alongside marine wildlife, opening today as europe’s first underwater restaurant. but as much as the snøhetta-designed concept will function as a unique dining experience, it will also encourage important marine research. © ivar kvaal images courtesy of snøhetta underscoring the delicate […]

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kengo kuma-designed cabin joins ‘treehouses’ by elemental and studio MK27 in switzerland

conceived by kengo kuma as a ‘suspended forest,’ this residence in switzerland joins others by architects such as alejandro aravena and marcio kogan at the foot of the jura mountains. kuma’s design forms part of the jan michalski foundation for writing and literature, which was established in 2004. vera michalski-hoffmann opened the foundation in her […]

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in the design of hotel tórshavn, henning larsen is influenced by faroe islands sea caves

henning larsen architects presents its winning competition entry for a new four-star hotel in tórshavn, capital city of the north atlantic faroe islands. as the team’s conceptual development stems from its commitment to improving city life, the project gives the hotel typology a more active role within its urban context. its design taps into the natural […]

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timothy goodman celebrates the greatest NBA teams with a 40 foot long mural in NYC

brooklyn based illustrator, timothy goodman, has created a 40ft x 10ft mural at the offices of a huge sports website in new york city. as an avid NBA basketball fan, goodman has completed the project as a celebration of the top 25 greatest NBA teams. located on a large-scale wall at the ‘bleacher report’ offices, the artwork proudly […]

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2020 mercedes-benz GLC coupé dynamically drops its roofline rearwards

following the launch of the new ‘GLC‘ SUV, the mercedes-benz ‘GLC coupé’ continues with a more muscularly sculpted exterior but with an added essence of elegance. its more compact form combines the sportiness of a coupé with the functionality of an SUV. the resulting car is distinctive in its pairing of off-road capability and a luxury […]

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daniel libeskind designs coastal museum that references chile’s atacama desert

daniel libeskind has unveiled plans to construct a new museum building in iquique, a coastal city in northern chile. replacing the previous museum, built in 1892, the new museo regional de tarapacá will be dedicated to the pre-hispanic history of the atacama desert culture, dating back 6,000 years. its contents will also document the region’s […]

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the minimalist cottage house is embedded into the landscape of southern portugal

the cottage house by atelier 1111 is nested into the landscape of a sweeping property in grândola, an area in the south of portugal. the peaceful region is characterized by cork and olive trees, protected stone pines, and a gently sloping topography offering a view of the atlantic ocean from its highest points. the new […]

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panerai submersible bronzo diving watch changes appearance over time

after debuting in 2011, the panerai ‘bronzo’ collection distinguished with its ability to choreograph heritage with innovation, rarity with toughness, and design with technology. each edition since has become a collectible timepiece. for the first time, however, the watch-maker has revealed the ‘submersible bronzo’ which will become part their core collection. all images courtesy of […]

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patricia bustos references video games to create retro-futuristic dressing room

geometric patterns and rounded shapes decorate the asymmetric interiors of ‘wonder galaxy’, a retro-futuristic dressing room by the madrid-based patricia bustos studio. inspired by austin powers, the space hopes to evoke a ‘childhood energy’ with its use of color and dream-like elements. images courtesy of  the dressing room is drenched in pastel shades and neon hues with […]

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