Thu, April 25, 2013

Papiota Bar in Bucharest // Corvin Cristian & Vlad Vieru

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Papiota (the Spool) is a tailor shop ‘themed’ bar, the third in a series inspired by the trades specific for Lipscani area which used to be the commercial center of Bucharest. Nowadays all the small shops are swept away by bars an clubs. Papiota has a 60’s touch, the period when this kind of shops flourished.

Noxx Room Club // Pinkeye

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Covering 230 square metres in origami art might sound absurd at first, but this Japanese art form is what inspired Pinkeye’s somewhat stroboscopic design. The designers wrapped, twisted and folded the walls, floors and lighting into myriad physical and optical layers that invade the space.

Montauk Lake House // Robert Young Architect

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Designed to accommodate a growing family and close friends, this lake-front compound includes a 4,500-square-foot main house with 50-foot lap pool, an 1800-square-foot three-bedroom guest house, and a barn. An aggregate of smaller, informal living spaces carefully composed to disguise the bulk of the building and create a variety of views and experiences, each structure centers on a great room open to the northern water views and the southern sun and breezes.

Apartment in the Center Of Kiev // Olga Akulova

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Ukrainian architect Olga Akulova transformed a typical apartment in the centre of Kyiv into a contemporary project. Now the apartment approximately 80 m² has a Scandinavian atmosphere and Italian taste. Architect has extensive experience of working in old buildings in Ukraine’s beautiful but often-unforgiving architecture. There are two floors: the top providing access and holding a private suite for the owner (bedroom, bathroom), and the lower level offering large open-plan space including a living room – the true heart of the interior, the first room you enter and also kitchen. To design a comfortable and cozy space Olga Akulova decided to use mix of warm and cold color palette, best pieces of Italian furniture and some paintings from the owner collection.

Tue, April 16, 2013

Hunting Lodge on a Game Preserve // BASARCH

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Existing green mound, protecting the open fields of the game preserve from the bustle of the road became a refuge for hunting lodge – a lookout, which replaced original technically unsuitable structure. Above all, the lodge provides necessary facilities for the game preserve, as well as becomes a place of encounters, whether with friends or of romantic views of the surrounding countryside.

Emerald Penthouse Concept // Sergey Makhno Workshop

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Sergey Makhno Workshop has recently created a concept of loft-like Emerald penthouse in Ukraine. The space with huge windows has amazingly stylish interior with rich materials’ palette and elegant proportions of overall composition.

Headvertising Offices // Corvin Cristian

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In the old Romanian Stock Exchange building, the shipping case themed furniture acts as storage, dividing walls, young dynamic company statement and reverence on the genius loci. Designer Corvin Cristian for his interior concept created an interesting associations chain: stock exchange > moving goods > advertising agency > moving brands, which is moving goods as well > moving shipping cases.

Heinemann Duty Free Shop in Oslo Airport // Snohetta

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Eastern Norway is a vast landscape that is dominated by its glacial rock formations, its lush vegetation and the changing sky. The interpretation and re-composition of these elements form the ingredients for the resulting interior concept. The concept is an abstract display of what nature means to Norway – he feel of natural environment with its fertile greenery, fresh air and water, dramatic views and light.

Mon, April 15, 2013

‘Plastic Zeitgiest to Asian dhoti’ Fashion Collection // Hira Shah

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The inspiration for this collection ‘Plastic Zeitgiest to Asian dhoti’ originated from the construction of a traditional garment worn in the villages of Pakistan called the dhoti. It is a rectangular piece of unstitched cloth, usually around 4.5 metres long, wrapped around the waist and the legs and knotted at the waist, resembling a long skirt. Further research in to this garment led Hira to experiment with different materials. While experimenting with many different materials Plastic seemed to have added a modern twist to the traditional draping and knotting technique.

Chair House Concept // Igor Sirotov

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Ukrainian architect Igor Sirotov has presented residential concept ‘Chair House’ which aims to provide a comfortable peaceful domestic environment contrasting the harsh rocky landscape in which it is situated. Interior features a palette of exposed concrete, natural wood floors and dark stone panels create a strong relaxing atmosphere, setting up a dark neutral backdrop for the contrastingly characteristic furnishings.

Pratt GAUD Exhibition 2013

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This year Michael along with Carrie McKnelly worked with a group of students to produce Pratt Institute’s Graduate Architecture & Urban Design exhibition of student work in the Hazel and Robert H. Siegel Gallery. Each year the course attempts to produce an installation that explores digital fabrication methods as while showcasing the previous year’s student work.

Nefaresearch Architectural Studio Office // Nefa Research

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Office of architectural studio Nefa Research is situated in the building of former factory “Flakon” in Moscow and is formed by geometric multi-level construction. The idea of industrial office with unusual structured space was created by Nefa Research. Most of the furniture was made from architects’ sketches.

Fri, April 12, 2013

SS’2013 Fashion Collection // Cristina Sabaiduc

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Cristina Sabaiduc has always been driven to explore the unknown, looking for unfamiliar objects, places and experiences. Romanian-born and an avid traveler, her design aesthetic marries global textile traditions with experimentation of unconventional materials, pushing boundaries and offering the fashion world a fresh perspective.

Magnificent Interior of Villa Paulick in Austria

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The picturesque Villa Paulick, an outstandingly well preserved example of a summer resort mansion, is located on the promenade of Lake Attersee. It was built by Friedrich Paulick, a master joiner at the imperial court, between 1876 and 1877. The mansion was well known to 19th century painters, poets and philosophers, who lived in Vienna in the winter time, but came to Seewalchen for the summertime to relax, go for long walks and have inspirational conversations. The most famous of these visitors was the painter Gustav Klimt – one of the best known figures of the Jugendstil art period.

Mon, April 8, 2013

Sylvester Koziolek Residence in Berlin

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The home of Berlin-based set designer Sylvester Koziolek is quite unusual. He started refurbishment with changing the color of the walls to black. This created a dramatic look of a theatrical stage. With Sylvester Koziolek’s impressive collection of iconic furniture, glass and ceramics the interior was enriched with beautiful details.

Sun, April 7, 2013

‘Revival’ Fashion Collection // Ria Keburia

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Ria Keburia’s goal is to skip the classical construction technique and experience more innovative contemporary approach of creating the clothes. Japan has been inspiring her for many years, and evidently plays huge role in her collections. The clothes are designed in Paris, and realized in Georgia.

House in Yoro // Airhouse Design Office

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One of the client’s major requirements was for a living space where the presence of the family would always be felt. In response, Airhouse Design Office devised a single-roomed layout without columns that took advantage of the distinctive features of the existing warehouse. A large kitchen was installed to cater to the needs of the food-loving husband-and-wife couple.

´The Communicating Vessels´ Apartment Renovation // TC-Interiors

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The 2012 IIDA Award winning Communicating Vessels, is a 250 sq.m complete apartment renovation, located in the Modernist neighborhood of Barcelona, near the Gaudi’s and Puig i Cadafalch’s city monuments. Through a well-studied design and an accurate execution, the architect creates a meaningful open space built around the natural light.

Wed, April 3, 2013

‘Folding Faces’ SS’2013 // Frances O’Leary

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Frances O’Leary is a Womenswear and print designer based in East London. Latest SS’2013 collection features prints inspired by the subconscious mind, where irregularity, misconception and misplacement challenge our reality. Cutting lines are angular, but left to fall however they please, using silk in all its forms, crepe de chine, chiffon and fine knitted jersey.

Pulsate Installation // Capitol Designer Studio

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Pulsate is a unique installation designed by Lily Jencks and Nat Dorent using Marazzi’s SistemN tiles. The installation is on show from 21st March to 27th October 2013 at 42 Chalcot Road in London.

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