DANIEL POUZET - projects or subjects familiar with a real desire to tackle new issues previously unexplored.
After studying in Paris and Bucarest and receiving his diploma as an architect from UP4 (former Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’architecture) - in Paris - and from Ion Mincu - in Bucarest, Daniel Pouzet has taken advantage of his many professional experiences throughout the world by constantly developing his architectural projects towards new creative fields. Always in a search of finding a contextual response to projects, creative visions are constantly being utilized to further new experiences and new areas of expression. Learning from each project has contributed to Daniel’s professional development. As a world citizen, his sensitivity enables him to be open to any project.
1997 to 2002 - After graduating and receiving his degree an architect, working with Philippe Starck has been a major turning-point in his career, introducing him to the notion of interior architecture. This collaboration contributed to several hotel projects all around the world such as - Sanderson and St Martin's Laine in London, Hudson Hotel in New York - as well as luxury yacht 'Wedge Too' (75m) in Amsterdam.
2002 to 2008 - The relationship with Jean-Marie Massaud has enabled Daniel to pursue and carry out architectural projects to other fields with the same spirit of openness as when developing interior or event architectural projects. From this collaboration, the iconic Omnilife stadium in Guadalajara, inaugurated in 2011, has emerged. Other projects - Dedon Island Hotel in Siarego, the Philippines, the artistic direction of Lancôme "Flagship" boutiques - Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo, artistic direction of Renault's showrooms in the world - Paris, Frankfurt, Geneva, Tokyo and Villa "Glick" in Nantucket, USA. Will follow, showrooms such as "The Modern Object" in Colombus, Ohio and the "Time &"; "Style" in Tokyo, or hotel projects such as "Lala Takerkoust" in Morocco, "Mama Shelter" in Palm Desert, USA, "Life Reef" Condominium Tower or "Hotel Mahn" in Mexico.
2008 to 2010 - Partnership with Atelier Charlotte Perelman, resulted in several restaurant projects : Restaurants Tanouki, and Gravy in New York; as well as uncompleted hotel projects such as the Hôtel de La Poste in Paris and hotels in Panama and in Montreal.
2008 to 2011 - A family world tour trip with his wife and three children in a camper van. A 3 year experience combining itinerant architect projects, children education and distant learning, discovering nature and foreign cultures. 3 extraordinary years on the road from Alaska to Patagonia.
Back to "normal" life will be highly influential in creative terms Finally, feeling released from all kinds of barriers within different artistic fields, there has been a diversification into new creative fields. Seeking a new beginning in life with inspiration and a desire to participate in some of the endless possibilities offered by partnerships and craftsmen all over the world. He naturally focuses on projects or subjects familiar because of prior experience with a real desire to tackle new issues previously unexplored.
In this change, meeting Booby Dekeyser and Dedon has been monumental. The first products designed for Dedon, the "New Rest" and the "Swing Rest" became quickly recognized as outdoor furniture icons. Followed shortly by Dedon Island Hotel and the humanitarian project, The Compostela community in Cebu, as well as "La Vie est belle", the brand new outdoor Bed, a true living space.
2014 - Publication of "Del Volcan Al Horizante", a book published in Mexico about his life throughout his work and travelling around the world.
Since 2015 Daniel joined the vegetal universe of Sage Vertical Systems, In Chicago, USA. Out of the Sage vertical garden systems, the strategic vision of Nicolae Halmaghi and Daniel's creativity, will appear "Sagegreeglife", a new company which develops projects incorporating nature in every indoor living space. The first two showrooms are quite successful. At the 2015 "Chicago International Home + Houseware Show" they received the "Global Innovation Award" for "Design excellence" for the "Fireflies Dome" project, and at the 2016 "New York Now Show", the "IDFA Best in Show for Lightening" for the "Ambienta" lamp.
Today, the Atelier Pouzet structure enables Daniel to develop projects as broad ranging as architecture, interior design and architecture - furniture and products, installation art, graphic design, illustration, projects for children and humanitarian work all around the world.
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Location: Dubai , Nad Al Sheba 4
Dates: 2008 - 2015
GFA: 6,250 m²
Architecture Team: Hannes Werner | Dominic Wanders | Florian Mueller
3D Visualization: Russel Octavo
Photography: Torsten Seidel, Wisam Allami
The office of WANDERS WERNER FALASI ( WWFCA ) was founded in 2008 by Hannes Werner and his partners Dominic Wanders and Mansoor Al Falasi. It offers outstanding architectural and engineering design services on international level, and is growing solid on the base of its exceptional modern design projects.
Hannes Werner is in the region since 2004 and is well known in Dubai for his excellent skills in architectural and interior design concepts. Since 2012 he is teaching periodically at the American University of Sharjah in the College of Art, Architecture and Design - CAAD.
The current projects of the practice varies from corporate offices and showrooms, highly specialized functional telecommunications and technology buildings (data center, logistic center), public structures (football stadium), religious and social projects (mosque, culture center) to healthcare projects and spectacular high-end residential projects. All projects are based on modern concepts and innovative space designs and where commissioned directly based on recommendations..
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Carlo Ratti Associati uses 30,000 pralines to build an Artificial Intelligence-run chocolate pavilion.
CRA uses 30,000 pralines to build an Artificial Intelligence-run pavilion for high-end chocolate manufacturer Venchi – to premiere at FICO, Eataly’s forthcoming food park in Italy.
International design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) has designed an edible pavilion made of pralines, for chocolate producer Venchi. The project will be part of the new Venchi area within FICO Eataly World, the theme park dedicated to Italian food culture opening next month in the city of Bologna, in northern Italy. Inside the pavilion, CRA has also developed a number of chocolate-related “experiences”, including the use of artificial intelligence to measure one’s reactions and feelings when eating sweets.
THE EDIBLE WALL
The external walls of the pavilion are made up of more than 30 thousand pralines of different varieties, spread over a 8-meter-long (26-foot), 3.5-meter-high (11.5-foot) surface. Each chocolate candy can be picked by visitors, making the vertical element of the pavilion entirely edible. From afar, the pralines are
arranged in a mosaic that makes them look like a giant chocolate tablet, which has been dubbed the largest chocolate arrangement in the world.
“I never liked the fact that exhibitions require the use of large amounts of construction materials that then end up in landfills after just a few months”, comments Carlo Ratti, founding partner of CRA and director of the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: “In this project we thought: what if the pavilion could be dismantled by simply eating it? We also liked the reference to the timeless fairytale of Hansel and Gretel. The construction process, however, proved to be more challenging than we initially thought – as some building parts were eaten up on site during the installation…”
WHAT HAPPENS INSIDE THE PAVILION
The inside of the pavilion is also focused on chocolate, and it explores the effects of chocolate on humans. After entering through the chocolate wall, visitors can engage in a digitally-augmented tasting experience. Each of them is invited to sit inside a booth and try different Venchi pralines. Using Artificial Intelligence and facial recognition technologies developed in collaboration with Milan-based interaction design studio Dotdotdot, each person’s reactions to different types of chocolate are inferred form the micro-movements of lips, eyebrows, pupils, nostrils and forehead.
After the individual tasting experience, visitors walk into the “Chocolate Portraits” room. There, recordings of prior visitors’ emotions when eating chocolate are projected. Individual reactions are analyzed and shown in bright colors, almost like a scientific dissection of archetypical human reaction to food. In this ethereal and exhilarating space, dozens of faces seem to float in the air. It is like a portrait gallery, showcasing images of men, women, and children of all ages responding to the pleasures of chocolate.
After exiting the Chocolate Portraits room, visitors enter a laboratory where they can observe and partake into the making of Venchi’s products. There, they can get a hands-on demo of the manufacturing process, but also create a fully customized chocolate tablet, tailored to their personal taste based on the data about individual preferences gathered in the previous area.
The new Venchi store will be unveiled on 15 November 2017, during the opening of FICO Eataly World. In addition to the project for Venchi, CRA will also unveil another project at the Bolognese theme park, called “Hortus”: a pavilion that leverages new farming technologies to turn supermarket visitors into potential farmers, allowing them to engage with hydroponic cultivation and grow their own vegetables on site.
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John Pawson’s second photographic book, Spectrum, comprises a chromatically ordered sequence of 320 images. Alongside its core exploration of colour, Spectrum offers a detailed archive of references for pattern, texture, form and spatial arrangement, drawn from a wide variety of locations.
The book reflects the continuing importance of photography as a design tool in Pawson’s daily work.
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Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first museum of its kind in the Arab world: A universal museum that focuses on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures. Its approach promotes a personal interchange with art, emphasises the role of curiosity and imagination, and encourages a lifelong passion for learning in both adults and children.
The important collection of artworks and artefacts on view originates from all around the world, and spans the entirety of human existence from prehistory to the present day. Members will be able to encounter the museum’s collection in an unparalleled yet very welcoming atmosphere, and experience the cinematic ‘Rain of Light’ effect that filters through the museum’s iconic 180-metre dome.
Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, the museum represents an Arab medina (city) with its 23 permanent galleries, temporary exhibition space, Children’s Museum, auditorium, restaurants, retail and a research centre. Surrounded by the sea, visitors can walk the promenades beneath the museum’s stunning dome. They can experience Nouvel’s enchanting ‘rain of light’, inspired by the shadows of overlapping palm trees in the UAE’s precious oases where travellers once crossed paths. Louvre Abu Dhabi was born of an intergovernmental agreement between the governments of Abu Dhabi and France in 2007. The agreement stipulates that the name of Louvre is on loan for a period of 30 years; art works from French institutions for 10 years on a decreasing basis as the permanent collection grows; and the programming of temporary exhibitions for 15 years. (Courtesy - Times of Oman)
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2B.GROUP is an architectural bureau from Kyiv, Ukraine owed by two young architects, Viacheslav Balbek and Olga Bogdanova.
For the past several years 2b.group team has secured immense experience and gained a highly estimated name in the Ukrainian market. 2b.group specializes in simple, accurate, high-quality, and at the same time comfortable and warm designs. A special focus of Bureau expertise lies in lofts and high technological interiors. Its practice areas includes urban infrastructure projects, residences, and restaurants to name a few.
Both Viacheslav and Olga hold Masters Degrees in architecture from Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture (KNUCA) (2006).
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Ukraine, Dnepropetrovsk. The combination of high professionalism and boundless love for the creative process in the field of design and architecture makes it possible to create unique projects of architectural structures, residential and public spaces, as well as object design, which has become a new and successful development direction
Our comprehensive approach reflects the philosophy of the value of each element created by us, filling it with meaning, the values of human relationships of talented people that surround us and the values of trust that stimulates to constant development. A great experience of complete project support allowed us to gather and rally a reliable team of the best diverse specialists, thanks to which new projects are being implemented. Thank you for being with us! Your SVOYA studio.
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During this process we pay attention not only to exterior of a house, but also its planning concept. We create an ideal canvas for future interiors using space planning decisions for the house. This is a shape where it's easy to create custom and quality interiors. That is why we offer a substantial discount on the development of interior design of a private house.
We implement interior design of any complexity: from apartments and country houses to shops and office space. We provide:
- high-quality and complete drawing set with visualization of facilities and engineering study of all necessary components.
- selection of finishing materials and furniture
- free designer supervision
- an integrated approach to the project implementation including finishing and furniture manufacturing
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AL_A is the award-winning architecture and design studio founded by the RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architect Amanda Levete with Directors Ho-Yin Ng, Alice Dietsch and Maximiliano Arrocet.
Since its formation in 2009, AL_A has refined an intuitive and strategic approach to design. Collaborating with ambitious and visionary clients, we develop designs that are conceptualised as urban projects not just buildings and projects that express the identity of an institution, a city or a nation.
Recently completed projects include the Victoria & Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter (2017) in London, the V&A’s largest building project in over 100 years; MAAT (2016), a Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon, commissioned by EDP, one of the world’s foremost energy companies; Central Embassy (2017), a 1.5 million sq ft luxury shopping mall and hotel in Bangkok on the former grounds of the British Embassy; a 13-hectare media campus and a 37,700m2 headquarters building for Sky (2016) in London; and MPavilion 2015 in Melbourne.
Ongoing commissions around the world include the transformation of the flagship Galleries Lafayette department store on Boulevard Haussmann in Paris; a new centre for the cancer care charity Maggie’s in Southampton; two new buildings for Wadham College at the University of Oxford; The Courtyard, a series of community mixed-use developments on 39 sites across Moscow; and the Monte St Angelo subway stationin Naples.
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Taller KEN, founded in 2013 by Gregory Melitonov and Ines Guzman, is a New York and Guatemala based architecture practice focused on playful design with social and cultural relevancy.
Visit the Website: www.tallerken.info