Category: Photo & Design

dynamic red tunnels and neon speech bubbles fill studio 10’s exhibition of chinese comics

dynamic red tunnels shoot you through to floating neon speech bubbles in the y-comic-x? exhibition of chinese comics. architecture firm studio 10 designed the exhibition of chinese comics for the design society at the sea world culture and arts center in shenzhen, china. the concept for their design was a narrative drawing that takes the […]

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alexis dornier builds house in bali with reused timber + façade of movable screens

architect alexis dornier has built house aperture, a handcrafted, two-bedroom residence that combines carefully selected reused timber, glass, steel elements and singaraja limestone cladding. part of the uluwatu surf villas, a surf and travel resort in bali, indonesia, the house sits on a sloping plot and offers panoramic views of the indian ocean.all images by […]

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blind inventor creates ‘smart cane’ that uses google maps to navigate blind people

a white cane that uses smart technology aims to help visually-impaired people navigate their surroundings. called weWALK, the device is equipped with built-in speakers, smartphone integration, and sensors that send vibrations to warn users of obstacles up ahead. the weWALK cane consists of an electronic handle with a regular ‘analog’ white cane that is inserted […]

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LEFT architects sites the ‘house of many vaults’ on a mountaintop in lebanon

perched along the edge of the shouf mountains overlooking the mediterranean sea, the ‘house of many vaults’ sits below a shrine in the lebanese village of niha — one of the country’s most visited religious sites. designed by LEFT architects, the 30 meter x 30 meter (98 x 98 ft) residence is a reinterpretation of […]

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LG SIGNATURE and fuksas’ explore infinite possibilities at LDF 2019

literally reflecting the endless possibilities of LG SIGNATURE’s technology and design, studio fuksas created the kaleidoscopic ‘infinity’ installation for the brand’s stand at IFA 2019 in berlin, germany. under the theme ‘art inspires technology, technology completes art’, the design represented the symbolic relationship between the two disciplines and how they are intertwined. at the same […]

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materia 2019, the independent design festival returns for its 4th edition in southern italy

following the success of its past three editions, the materia independent design festival returns for its fourth edition taking place on the 19th-22nd of september, 2019. the event, which will occupy the historic site of the monumental complex of san giovanni, in catanzaro, italy, has been created and organized by officine AD and is under […]

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LEGO unveils 2020 land rover defender with ‘most sophisticated gearbox yet’

following the launch of jaguar‘s all-new 2020 land rover defender during the frankfurt moro show, LEGO has revealed an impressively detailed technic version made in partnership with the british automaker. not only does the 2,573-piece kit feature authentic body panels and wheels, but it also includes three differentials, fully independent suspension, and LEGO’s ‘most sophisticated […]

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hypothesis atelier sculpts library walls in ivory coast to create habitable pockets

hypothesis atelier gave shape to the public library for the students’ community of the town of grand-lahou, in ivory coast, once only a dream of six friends. the school teachers fought for financial support for six years, successfully getting funded by the ONG JADE, the ivory siamois scouts and the swiss scouts, resulting in the […]

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CASE-REAL converts dry cleaner’s store into 20 sqm sushi restaurant in fukuoka

CASE-REAL has transformed a former dry cleaner’s store with an uneven exterior wall line and roof shape into sushi takigawa, a 20 sqm counter-type sushi restaurant in fukuoka, japan. while its exterior, whose walls are finished with stucco, is designed to quietly blend into the surroundings at night, the restaurant’s interior features a distinct atmosphere […]

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sanlorenzo debuts SD96 yacht with interiors by patricia urquiola at cannes yachting festival

at the cannes yachting festival 2019, italian shipbuilding company sanlorenzo has officially unveiled the SD96 — a 28-meter-long entry level model yacht. the watercraft, which remains faithful to sanlorenzo’s heritage while embracing new ideas, is the result of tireless research and attention to the importance of liveability on board. known for collaborating with world renowned […]

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LUO studio prefabricates modular components to build a temporary indoor market in china

LUO studio has designed a large temporary structure in puyang city, china, to provide a new space for locals to buy fresh produce during the demolition and reconstruction of the existing shengli urban market. due to the client’s requirements, the architects focused on creating a low cost building with a short construction period. with this […]

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mcdonald’s converts its billboards into beehive hotels

back in may, mcdonald’s sweden celebrated world bee day by building the ‘world’s smallest mcdonald’s’ — a mini replica of its’ golden arches that doubles up as a beehive. its latest initiative goes one step further, considering that bees might appreciate somewhere to stay after chowing down on fast food, converting mcdonald’s billboards into tiny […]

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2019 100% design returns as a highlight of the london design festival

for 25 years now, the annual furniture trade fair 100% design has been an unmissable event in london’s creative calendar. the 2019 edition will once again encompass all things design from furniture to lighting through to textiles and accessories. the expected 27,000+ visitors of professionals, buyers and design enthusiasts will explore leading trends, upcoming creatives and […]

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portal 92 incorporates the dynamics of a rural village into trendy rooftop cafe in india

when commissioned with ‘the village cafe’, a cafe/bar located in moradabad, india, design firm portal 92 analyzed the historical and cultural meaning of a village in india, and used it to design an intricate and lively space. when creating the cafe, the designers studied the dichotomy of thought regarding what villages represent and the interpretations […]

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malka architecture uses recycled bamboo to clad oxygen multi-purpose complex in paris

studio malka architecture has completed ‘oxygen’ – a multi-purpose complex nestled in the heart of paris‘ bustling la défense business district. the recent intervention is designed as a new gate of the city as it straddles the famous ‘royal axis’ that was conceived in the 16th century to form a perspective between the historic monuments […]

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SESN peppers japanese showroom with blue dots and lines to express its construction

the factory and showroom of tier4 in japan became peppered with blue lines and dots by japanese design firm SESN. the white-washed room is only intervened by a low wooden baseboard and sporadic blue paint. the space becomes light and airy, ideal for a young technology company. tier4 is a company that is developing driving […]

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uemon ikeda conveys the fragile and vulnerable beauty of venice with delicate red thread

a site specific installation conceived especially for venice, uemon ikeda’s ‘fragility’ reveals the delicate nature of the city. this ‘red wire’ or ‘il filo rosso’ seeks to provoke a painful thought: the most fascinating and overwhelmingly beautiful city in the world is simultaneously the most fragile and vulnerable, having been built in the heart of […]

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