Category: Photo & Design

palassis architects expresses cathedral vaulting and pointed arches with the song school

australian studio palassis architects completes the ‘cadagon song school’ in the western coastal city of perth. situated in the city’s historical treasury and cathedral precinct, the project was commissioned to provide facilities for the st. george’s cathedral choir. the 200 square meter song school was designed as a contemporary translation of the architectural language of […]

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sordo madaleno arquitectos constructs beachfront house on a caribbean island

located off the coast of the mexican state of quintana roo, cozumel is a caribbean island populated with abundant vegetation. it is here, on a remote beachfront plot, where sordo madaleno arquitectos (SMA) has completed a luxury residence. positioned above a natural depression in the site’s terrain, the dwelling has been positioned so that vegetation […]

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porky hefer supersizes his signature ‘nests’ for debut architectural project

south african designer porky hefer supersizes his signature ‘nests‘ to create an off-grid, hand-made, organic lodge. the secluded african retreat, located in the namib tsaris sonservancy, is the designer’s first new build house and has been announced as the winner of best new private house in the 2019 wallpaper* awards. images courtesy of porky hefer 125km away from […]

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seoul based designer hitencho uses pigmented expanding foam to create ‘pop series’

the south korean designer, hitencho, has created the colorful ‘pop series’ furniture collection. the design is inspired by the expanding foam insulation technique used in building construction. pigmented polyurethane foam (PUR) is applied to the gaps in between colored plaster boards, and in between boards covered with aluminium foil tape. the material expands as it […]

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WY-TO creates undulating façade to represent music score for paris’ studios laumière

in collaboration with toit et joie, WY-TO has designed ‘the studios laumière’ as part of an international competition to reinvent paris with a socially and culturally innovative project. the scheme transforms an existing building to offer a new musical destination for the 19th district, a lively and artistic neighborhood. the complex includes residential housing for musicians […]

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the infiniti QX concept is perfectly minimal and completely electric

setting a precedent for the its first fully-electric production car, the infiniti QX EV crossover concept is a serene expression of japanese design principles. referencing the winter snows of mount fuji in a sheen of liquid white pearlescent paint, the SUV’s represents the automotive brand’s fully electrified future – and its wonderfully minimal. images courtesy of infiniti its cab-forward, grill-less […]

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petr stolín builds transparent kindergarten of glass fiber in the czech republic

the new kindergarten designed by petr stolín architects is not an ordinary rectangular space — it is a space that is visually connected to the exterior by large parallel windows, and to different floors through atriums. conceived as a brick building with a glass fiber façade on a wooden grid, the kindergarten is embraced by the steel structure with […]

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monkey business goes prehistoric with a series of dinosaur corkers

monkey business showcases and sells their design products directly on the designboom shop. after a year of working on this project, reddish studio and monkey business reveal a new series of the brand’s classic toys — ‘corkers’ are body parts of animals, this time dinosaurs, which are applied to a wine cork. once assembled, the […]

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kati-meyer-brühl designs extremely flexible and ethical furniture for brühl

multi-award-winning designer kati meyer-brühl, the creative force behind furniture manufacturer brühl, is renowned for designs that are as poetic as their names, such as ‘airy’, ‘libellule princess’ or ‘belami high’. the beautiful sounding names hint at their unique characteristics: the designer’s closeness to nature, which is one of her constant sources of inspirations, or their […]

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restoration by harquitectes expresses heritage building’s structural memory

harquitectes renovates the lleialtat santsenca civic center, a heritage building in the working class neighborhood of barri de sants, barcelona. the design process was driven by three factors — an understanding of the historic value of the site, preservation of the structural brickwork and cosmetic detailing of the original building, and a sensitivity to the […]

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TD atelier turns 2.7-meters wide shop in kyoto into a guesthouse for music lovers

designed by japanese studio TD atelier, the ‘music guesthouse IKUHA’ is located in kyoto in a building that previously hosted a shop and a home. as narrow as 2.7-meter wide, the house welcomes its visitors with a clean white entrance and newly-finished wooden door, behind which hides a renovated minimalistic interior comprised of plywood living cells […]

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infraestudio creates this extra thin house in cuba’s countryside

infraestudio have been commissioned to design a weekend home in the countryside for a conceptual cuban artist who wanted a unique experience in zaza del medio, cuba. the site for ‘house in zaza’ is located on a property of an old farm surrounded by trees. the project aims to redefine the domestic landscape with the creation of […]

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nissan transforms NV300 van into impressive mobile workshop concept

nissan has created an all-new NV300 concept-van to highlight the versatility of its commercial vehicles for bespoke conversions. unveiled at the brussels motor show in belgium, the vehicle’s cargo area has been kitted out as a mobile workshop for a creative woodworking professional. images courtesy of nissan   the van’s content has been developed and created […]

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nendo unveils the ‘soft pond’ and ‘tangent’ home collections for swarovski

nendo has created two new series of collections for atelier swarovski, entitled ‘soft pond’ and ‘tangent’ respectively. the ‘soft pond’ series comprises of unique quality of flat-cut crystals. used for chandeliers and dresses, the thicker the material is, the more saturated its color gets. the same phenomenon appears in large bodies of water – the deeper […]

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daan roosegaarde wants to upcycle space waste into shooting stars and mars habitats

dutch artist and innovator daan roosegaarde and his team of designers and engineers have been investigating how to deal with space waste. in june 2018, his studio announced the start of a multi-year program to capture space waste and upcycle it into sustainable products. over the past months, roosegaarde has continued to investigate creative solutions […]

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the world’s largest 3D printed concrete bridge is completed in shanghai

the world’s largest pedestrian bridge 3D printed entirely in concrete has been completed in the industrial and creative center of the baoshan district of shanghai. the project was designed and fabricated by a team led by professor xu weiguo of tsinghua university’s school of architecture, ‘zoina land joint research center for digital architecture’ (JCDA) together […]

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diller scofidio + renfro reveals concept design for major london music venue

the first concept designs for a major new music venue in london have been released. designed by diller scofidio + renfro (DS+R), the unveiling of the ‘centre for music’ follows the news that local authorities have backed the next phase of work by providing £2.49 million to undertake further design development, fundraising, and business modelling. […]

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the sweet taste of richard mille’s bonbon watch collection at SIHH 2019

richard mille is known for making bold and unexpected statements, and it’s no surprise that at this year’s edition of SIHH (salon international de la haute horlogerie) in geneva, the brand shook up some expectations. founded in 1999 on technical innovation, artistic expertise and with a background in watchmaking, the collectors-loved brand presented the bonbon […]

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