The Studio of the Japanese architect and engineer Kengo Kuma and associates (KKAA) designed a great building facade.
Planters made of aluminum panels cover the 1,052 m2 facade while providing space for facilities.
The “Bloomframe” balcony is a clever design of a window that can transform into a balcony. Its manufacturer Hurks Geveltechniek announces it is now available on the market in The Netherlands.
Bloomframe is a safe and affordable building component made of steel, glass and aluminum that consist of three components: technique, frame and electronic control.
Near Marseille (France) based family company Attrap’Rêves is proposing guests a chance to sleep in fully furnished clear plastic bubbles situated in the middle of nature.
“We wanted to open the doors to create a true sharing poetic and sensory bubbles through the installation of design and ecological facility.”
A pouf when it is close, it becomes a small seat when you open it.
Taiwanese designer Jeff Dah-Yue Shi designs a beautiful Bamboo LED system that strikes an unconventional balance between green building materials and energy-efficient illumination.
Tessellated bamboo panels combined with LED lights build walls, ceilings and floors. Minimalist spaces can be illuminated without using light fixtures.
Japanese designer Ryosuke Fukusada has mixed traditional Japanese woodworking techniques with modern technology to create this “Wooden Light Bulb”.
“The LED device is wrapped by wooden shell which is chipped until minimum thickness with Japanese ‘ROKURO’ technique. The socket is done by aluminum that suits wood with modern impression.”
Dutch designers Studio Makkink & Bey have completed a store for the shoe wear brand Camper in the French city of Lyon.
The red outlined staircase pedestals, stools or seem to go on forever. Bright red lines merge with graphics printed on the wall to give to basic walking movements – forwards, upwards and downwards – a dimension of infinity.
The CCTV headquarters in Beijing, China are finally completed. Designed by OMA, a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis, the doors of the new construction will open this year.
The skyscraper forms a looping tower with a dramatic cantilever. The building of the 473,000 square meter structure started in 2004. Two leaning towers rose in the sky to merge with the 75-foot perpendicular extension. Once scattered around the city, the 234-meters high structure contains studios, offices, broadcasting and production facilities into a single location.
New-York artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz presents Piano Shelf, a great storage that recallsthe keys of a piano.
The Piano Shelf is adjustable for any type of object. When not used, the “keys” can be folded so that the shelf takes no space in your room.
Swedish fashion brand Nakkna designed a series of T-shirts and dresses inspired by geometric figures, plane and solid.
Minimalism is taken to the extreme: the lines made of soft and loose shapes are available in different solid colors.
International engineering and design company Lunar gives to climbing walls a brand new aesthetic that blends into modern spaces.
“Pro gear is out of place. Since it lived in the gym, no one has re-considered the design.”
“KERAMOS” is the first modular ceramic container born from the cooperation between Adriano Design and La Castellamonte.
La Castellamonte is an exceptional stoves and ceramic manufacturer. The innovative and distinctive system of ceramic modules fastens through wooden elements, creating a piece of furniture with unique features.
The ceramic shell makes it immediately recognizable and reminds us of the terracotta jars.
Norwegian practice Stein Hamre Arkitektkontor designed these two power stations in the forests of Helgeland, each producing approximately 30 GWh.
The structures will supply electricity to support the energy usage of approximately 1,600 residences a year. Extremely functional, the building’s highest priority is to incorporate the surrounding environment.
The London-based multi-disciplinary design practice VW+BS studio in partnership with the Virgin Atlantic team offered a new experience to passengers flying between London and New York, up at 30,000 ft.
Following the will of Virgin to be the industry innovator in trends in travel, VW + BS was commissioned to create an exciting social space while meeting massive technical requirements with the strictest safety regulations.
Italian company Hotech Design Radiators presents a stylish Collection 2012, that will make you reconsider a common, nearly forgotten object.
“The experience and the innovative ability, which led to the realization of our patents, were born from the union and the partnership among a motivated and strong team, from several tests and changes, experiments and validations which, at the cost of great efforts and thanks to a strong will, led us to results well above our expectations.”
On the shores of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand sit the “Whangapoua Sled House” created by Ken Crosson of Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects.
It may be small, but it’s bountiful of simple treasures for any house dweller to enjoy. For instance, its two large glass doors and a retractable folding door, which opens to expose the second floor, are amazing.
Designer Wyatt John Little created this pretty chandelier called “Bird Poop”.
His creation pays homage to his elementary schooldays, when he found himself standing below a beautiful Oak tree, shortly after being pooped on by a rather inconsiderate bird.
Italian design collective HeyTeam created “Multiplo”, a modular piece of furniture that adapts to people’s life in small spaces.
Functionality and style are the key of the versatile object that can become your bed, table, sitting room and much more in a couple of easy moves.
Berlin and Los Angeles-based design firm Affect Studio has decorated this new Japanese restaurant located in the center of Berlin, Germany.
The team composed of Sofia Borges and Bjørn Hoffmann hung 13,454 hand dyed chopsticks, which have been drilled, threaded and attached to a suspended ceiling over the main seating area.
Stockholm-based group Design Front created “Doodle”, a leather sofa looking like a creative map you can sit on for Italian top-quality manufacturer Moroso.
Its shape is amazing: the circular form has been folded and tucked to make it appropriate for sitting. But most importantly, absent-minded drawings make up the whole pattern of the stylish couch.
Graft Architects designed “Vertical Village”, a residential, hotel and entertainment development planned in Dubai. It is organized to reduce solar gain and maximize solar production.
At the north of the site, the buildings are massed as self-shading slabs on the east-west axis to reduce low-angle sun penetration. At the southern end of the site, a vast solar collector array optimally angles itself toward the sun.
Designer Anurag Nema and his team at nemaworkshop created the design of the new Manhattan coffeeshop D’Espresso.
The team of designers flipped the library on its side to create the decoration of the walls. It’s a bit disorientating, but that is the idea. The designers took their inspiration from the famous space-station stewardess scene from 2001.
“World Trip” is a glass goldfish basin, which has shape of the world map. You can enjoy worldwide trip and adventure with goldfishes.
Here is a piece of furniture that can change your quality of life. The “Floating Bed” brings motion in your sleep so you get deeper rest, throughout the night or a 5 minutes nap.
The “Floating Bed” is an advanced hanging bed. Its flat sleep surface and adjustable firmness go with its ability to hold 1000lbs.