Category: Photo & Design

freiburg’s pavilion on europaplatz by j.mayer h. is a tram stop and restaurant combined

j.mayer h. has designed a freestanding structure that functions as a tram station, a bus stop, and a restaurant. located in freiburg, a city in the south-west corner of germany, also serves as an urban marker — signifying the entrance to the city center. ‘in re-planning this former traffic hub from the 1970s as part […]

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max zhivov integrates solar panels and wind turbines in traveling houseboat design 

for their latest project, yacht design studio max zhivov has conceived of a floating house that combines the concept of a houseboat with a catamaran. embracing the spirit of travel, the HT is envisioned to facilitate a mobile lifestyle, allowing users to transport themselves wherever and whenever they please. all images courtesy of max zhivov […]

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louis vuitton designs monogram sneaker trunk perfect for the ultra-organized

louis vuitton has made an addition to its hard-sided luggage series, this time with a multi-tiered trunk perfect for keeping sneakerheads kicks fresh. the sneaker trunk, which is set to be unveiled at art basel’s design miami in december, is made to order and completely customizable with monograms or even an entire painted logo of […]

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ZXC studio applies crushed red concrete and rattan weave to renovate clothing store in bali

combining reclaimed construction waste with traditional indonesian craftsmanship, ZXC studio has renovated the escalier clothing store in potato head beach club, bali. situated at the front of the leisure complex, the existing retail space has been transformed to showcase the collection of brands on offer using a simple layout and a material palette to reflect […]

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adam nathaniel furman finishes nagatacho apartment with pastel colors + patterns in tokyo

adam nathaniel furman has completed an apartment in tokyo‘s nagatacho district, instilling his colorful pop style throughout the 160 square-meters of its interior spaces. combining color, texture, material, and form into a theater of everyday domestic life, the residence is designed to elevate the client’s daily rituals and communal activities into a space of continuously […]

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acne studios’ brutalist new headquarters open in floragatan 13, stockholm

acne studios has opened its new headquarters, floragatan 13, in the former czechoslovakian embassy in stockholm. conceived by the label’s creative director, jonny johansson, and the in-house design team in collaboration with johannes norlander arkitektur, the project celebrates the character of the existing building – a classic example of brutalist architecture from the 1970s – […]

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death machines of london dresses kenzo motorcycle in samurai armor

death machines of london reimagined a 1977 honda gold wing to create its ‘most radical machine to date’. inspired by the overlapping segments found in early samurai armor, the body of the motorcycle utilises mixed media panels that have been meticulously finished with slow, smooth curves. they meet razor-sharp folds, while the insert grill was […]

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joe bruschy proposes a semicircular school around a vast playground in haiti

architect joe bruschy proposed the design of a school in the rural area of cabaret, haiti. built out of locally-sourced materials, the project aims to provide the children of the town with a suitable space to learn and grow. joe bruschy created the school around a vast playground. the horizontal, continuous structure houses four classrooms […]

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studio LONK explores the future of shared living spaces at dutch design week 2019

beginning with the question, ‘how will we live in the future?’, studio LONK has investigated the idea of shared living spaces during 2019’s edition of dutch design week in eindhoven. to explore the concept, the designers teamed up with furniture brand leolux to create ‘filter family’ – an interactive installation that consists of one enormous […]

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curtain wall of studio gang’s twisting tower completes in san francisco

in april 2019, ‘MIRA’ — a 40-story tower designed by studio gang — topped out in san francisco. the project, which was first unveiled in 2018, will offer a range of luxury condominium residences with occupancy slated for early 2020. the building is defined by its distinctive bay windows, which twist up the façade of […]

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incarcerated citizens work together with french artist JR to realize the tehachapi project

within the walls of tehachapi california correctional institution, french artist JR creates a one-of-a-kind art activation. at the maximum security 4 facility in southern california, JR and his team capture the portraits and stories of former and currently incarcerated citizens that are keenly focused on rehabilitation, as well as some of the prison staff. together […]

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enso ango hotel spreads across five buildings scattered throughout central kyoto

enso ango, kyoto‘s first dispersed hotel, connects travelers with the city’s daily life and authentic culture through its five distinct properties, scattered in five different locations. with a name and core philosophy rooted in zen, the hotel has been spread across several sites in order to adapt to the existing cityscape and coexist harmoniously with […]

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WERK + snøhetta win competition to design a new maritime center in denmark

with a proposal that takes inspiration from the shape and craftsmanship of boats, WERK arkitekter and snøhetta has won a competition to design a new maritime center for the coastal town of esbjerg in denmark. the winning project – called lanternen – has been developed to provide a number of functions including water sports facilities […]

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sport meets utility with first ever aston martin DBX SUV at LA auto show 2019

indulge yourself with the aston martin DBX, the british brand’s first ever SUV in its 106-year history, as it debuts at the LA auto show 2019. sportiness and practicality has been designed hand-in-hand for the five-seater car. it delivers the exceptional performance and style accustomed to aston martin, yet offers a new level of versatility […]

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scientists uncover 143 ancient drawings in peru using artificial intelligence

a group of scientists have discovered 143 previously unknown ‘geoglyphs’ in peru using artificial intelligence and satellites to uncover ancient drawings. the illustrations are thought to date between 100BC and 500AD and were made by removing the rocky black topsoil of dark stones in the nazca desert revealing light-colored sand underneath. satellite image of a two-headed […]

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bourgeois / lechasseur clads artists’ residence outside a québec village in white cedar

bourgeois / lechasseur architects has completed an artists’ residence in the quiet village of saint-jean-port-joli, québec, which, known for its longstanding woodcarving tradition, has been a rallying point for artists from various locations around the world. the result of a an architectural competition launched in 2017, centre est-nord-est serves as a new facility open to artists […]

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NONE collective designs a multimedia museum dedicated to italian cinema in rome

design studio NONE collective has conceived and realized the setting for the MIAC italian museum of audiovisuals and cinema, which is expected to open within the cinecittà studios in rome on december 18th, 2019. dedicated to the history of moving pictures, the new multimedia and interactive space intends to spark the imagination of visitors as […]

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interview with pedro reyes at his home and studio in mexico

artist pedro reyes and fashion designer carla fernández — the cross-disciplinary creative couple from mexico — focus on different practices, yet express similar themes and concerns across their work. the pair often tackles topics such as social values in communities, mexican indigenous cultures, and human interaction in the digital age. reyes and fernández also often […]

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silvio d’ascia architecture covers high-speed train station in traditional arabian pattern in morocco

silvio d’ascia architecture in association with the moroccan firm omar kobbité architectes, recently designed the new kenitra TGV station, north of rabat, morocco. the station, part of the ‘royal’ construction project of africa’s first high-speed train line, which connects the mediterranean with the atlantic, is also conceived as a lively transition zone for kenitra, linking […]

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tobias grau’s new sculptural, portable and dimmable lighting designs

tobias grau has always thought in spatial terms when it comes to lighting. for more than 30 years, the german designer has brought synergy to form and function, championing the latest LED technology into powerful yet minimalist designs that not only illuminate but also animate interiors. its this holistic approach that has seen tobias grau […]

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