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New York exhibition displays rarely seen furniture by Italian architect Gaetano Pesce

November 11, 2019 Kristine Klein 0
Gaetano Pesce Age of Contaminations Exhibition

A jagged edged bookshelf and a series of modular armchairs are among the rare and limited-edition furniture designs by Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce on show at New York gallery Friedman Benda. Age of Contaminations brings together prototypes and realised designs that the 79-year-old created between 1968 to 1995. “Age of Contaminations looks back on

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Amsterdam’s Pulitzer hotel fuses decadent past with contemporary design

November 11, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
Pulitzer hotel Amsterdam

A moody bar and sun-lit restaurant were among the spaces added during the renovation of this hotel, which encompasses 25 historic canal houses in Amsterdam. First opened in 1968 by local businessman Peter Pulitzer, Pulizter hotel comprised originally of 12 canal houses in the city’s centre that date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The

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A Mesmerising Marriage Of Mid Century And Minimalism

November 11, 2019 HD Staff 0

Mid century modern and minimalism make an easy partnership. Each embrace simple lines over ornate outlines, and lift furniture up on legs to present a more open and airy feel. Predominantly neutral color schemes with white walls, wooden floors, and elements of brown, cream and white are the perfect setting for such a fusion, as […]

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clap studio creates an installation in memory of minsk’s destroyed buildings

November 11, 2019 macnadusa 0

‘mist’ is an installation designed by clap studio for minsk design week 2019. the project takes inspiration from the city itself and the sobering fact that 80% of the architecture in the belarus capital was destroyed during the second world war. envisioned by the team as a white, geometric volume, the intervention intends to serve […]

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Trucus House / Gerardo Boyancé Ancona

November 11, 2019 Pilar Caballero 0

The development of the project responded to a large extent to the rectangular typology of the land (10mx34m), and to the orientation factors (East – West). With a program of 227.31m², distributed in two floors.

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Koto and Abodu launch tiny prefab ADUs for San Francisco Bay Area

November 11, 2019 James Brillon 0
Modular Homes by Koto and Abodu

Prefabricated housing company Koto has designed a cabin-like ADU, or Accessory Dwelling Unit, that can be delivered to sites in San Jose, California in two weeks. Koto, a British startup that designs and manufactures modular, prefabricated cabins, teamed up with American homebuilder Abodu to bring the latest version of its pared-back, tiny homes to the

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Barnhouse V / Wenink Holtkamp Architecten

November 11, 2019 Daniel Tapia 0

The inspiration for the design of the barnhouse developed largely through analyses of the rural context of the site. The building plot is located approximately 30 meters from the main road. This results in the house being part of the backside area of the site, surrounded mainly by sheds and barns amidst a wide-open landscape, and not the traditional ribbon development adjacent to the road. The barn house relates directly to its surroundings in terms of color, shape, and materialization. The black wooden cladding is partly derived from the traditional wooden barns in the area, which are mostly clad in black wooden slats. The corrugated steel roof relates to the more recent barns, which are often fully clad with corrugated steel.