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Thursday, 24th January 2013 at 9:23am
After waiting 23 years for their market square to be redeveloped, the people of the Dutch town of Schijndel have an incredible new structure that pays homage to the local farming heritage.
Architects MVRDV noticed that the area put aside by the town planners resembled the layout of a traditional local farm. They used this idea to create a 1.6 times bigger model of a farm, made from glass and printed with images of a variety of different buildings from local farms, taken by artist Frank van der Salm.
The structure isn't just for show, it also houses several retail and business premises on the 1600sqm of Schijndel’s large market square.
Images from MVRDV and Persbureau van Eijndhoven.
Saturday, 17th November 2012 at 9:18am
We haven’t had a chance to look inside either yet, but if the review and images showing for Entwistle’s book are anything to go by the content will inspire and give insight into “some of the most sophisticated lighting designs from around the world in recent years”. The visually striking image of the Deloitte HQ, with lighting design by Steven Scott, is stunning and certainly whet’s the appetite to see more.
Whilst Innes’s book is described by reviewer Carl Gardner as, “a good attempt to summarise the theory and practice of interior lighting design in an attractive and graphic manner”.
You can get hold of these books on Amazon - see the following links:
‘Detail in Contemporary Lighting Design’
‘Lighting for Interior Design’
Sunday, 21st October 2012 at 9:41am
Google has opened the doors to its data centres for the first time, giving us a glimpse of where the internet lives.
These beautiful photos are quite impressive.
See many more on Colossal.
Monday, 2nd July 2012 at 8:28pm
Wednesday, 9th May 2012 at 8:46pm
Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising in Thailand engaged Supermachine Studio to revamp their offices and have come up with a very creative space.
The brief was to enhance the social atmosphere within the space and encourage staff’s creativity and imagination. Everyday objects have been used throughout and the office has been separated into two zones: the creative zone and the managing zone.
Arch Daily reviews the space and says, 'The creative zone was designed to be open and bright where people can communicate broadly, share ideas and get inspired together as it was important for them to work as a family. On the other side, the managing zone has a darker tone atmosphere yet with colorful decorations in order to show that they too need excitement at work. In between, there lies a playful trophy wall and a bicycle wall for passer-by and facility zone with pink colored walls to create liveliness for the lifeless programs.'
Great fun and very inspiring - see more on Arch Daily.
Photographs © Wison Tungthunya
Monday, 26th March 2012 at 9:18am
The new interior is designed by Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed who has transformed the Gallery restaurant in the first of a new long-term programme of artist-conceived restaurants at the venue. The project seeks to blur the boundaries between art, food, design and functionality.
Every piece of furniture is different in this eclectic design. Work No. 1347 consists of 96 different types of marble, in a formation of zigzagging lines across the floor, along with a series of paintings and large-scale wall paintings. Work No. 1343 is specially made for the restaurant in which every single piece of cutlery, glass, chair and table is different. This work brings together a mix of the mass produced and handcrafted, from classic antiques to contemporary design from all around the world.
See more on Dezeen.
Sunday, 5th February 2012 at 2:37am
This interesting interior design has been created to inspire the highest levels of creativity and innovation. What do you think?
See a complete range of images on Contemporist.
Photography by Soguel Fotograf
Friday, 30th December 2011 at 4:12am
These great digital print designs are available in wall-to-wall or custom sizes and in stone, wood or tile effects.
An interesting statement piece for any home.
See more of these great designs here.
Wednesday, 14th December 2011 at 1:56am
This award-winning interior design studio specializes in creating distinctive, fresh and contemporary designs for the interiors of hotels, bars, restaurants and for retail spaces.
The B3 Designers team has currently been working on a number of projects including some exciting new ‘eateries’ in the Selfridges store in Manchester… watch this space for more news.
Tuesday, 13th December 2011 at 6:49am
Including deck chairs, a Routemaster bus and a bath tub for a table this certainly is an interior to inspire creativity.
See more here on WIDN
Monday, 14th March 2011 at 7:41am