Our work is an expression of our beliefs.
Unchartered paths excite us.
We react instinctively to a design problem. There is no formula and we don’t have a style.
We debate and argue galore. But at the end of a sore argument usually emerges a great idea.
Nothing surpasses that moment in a process when a beautiful idea is born. Not even chocolate cake.
We love chocolate cake.
Process in design is of paramount importance – even if it means we ended up exactly where we started.
We believe in strong ideas. Ideas that are native to their context. They automatically become unique!
We believe that originality is a byproduct of integrity.
We love this planet. We believe that being green means being receptive to the climate and to available materials.
We believe that light is also a material.
We don’t hire people we can’t be friends with.
We remain true to our clients and to the contractors we work with.
We like to keep it simple. Simple.
Visit the Website: www.kamatrozario.com
KANVA - Projects that are engaging, memorable and responsive to human experience and contemporary culture.
Composed of a collective of dynamic architects, KANVA is a young architectural firm whose work is at the forefront of thinking, imagining, drawing and constructing in Montreal and beyond. Their big ideas, gestures and approach to contemporary issues have gained local, national and international attention. KANVA is the recipient of the prestigious Award of Excellence for Innovation in Architecture by the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada for their mixed-use residential project Irene. Recently they won the international competition hosted by Space for Life to re-design the Biôdome for Montreal’s 375th anniversary.
With over ten years of experience designing a range of project types, including student housing, large-scale public art installations, mixed-use buildings, corporate and public spaces, KANVA treats each project as an opportunity to transform the built environment through story-telling. Each project is engaging, memorable and responsive to human experience and contemporary culture. KANVA regularly collaborates with artists, musicians or relevant creators to conduct interdisciplinary research to maximize the innovation potential of a project.
As young visionaries of the profession, KANVA participates in the academic environment, mentoring Master students and critiquing numerous presentations, while also engaging in design conferences, festivals and outreach programs.
Visit the Website: www.kanva.ca
Selldorf Architects is a 65-person architectural design practice founded by Annabelle Selldorf in New York City in 1988. The firm creates public and private spaces that manifest a clear and modern sensibility to enduring impact. By giving form to the needs and desires of clients and communities alike, the architectural solutions that emerge are equal parts purpose and poetry. Since its inception the firm’s guiding principles have been deeply rooted in humanism. At every scale and for every condition, Selldorf Architects designs for the individual experience. As a result, its work is brought to life–and made complete–by those who use it.
The firm offers services in architectural design, interior design, exhibition design, master planning, landscape concepts and strategic planning.
Clients include cultural institutions and universities such as the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Frick Collection, The Clark Art Institute, Neue Galerie New York, and Brown University. The recently completed Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility on the Brooklyn waterfront is the largest facility of its kind in the United States. In addition, the firm has created numerous galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Gladstone Gallery among others, and designed exhibitions for Frieze Masters and the Venice Art Biennale. Residential architecture, both at the scale of private homes and multi-family dwelling continues to be an important part of the firm’s portfolio.
Selldorf Architects’ new monograph on the practice, “Selldorf Architects: Portfolio and Projects,” was published by Phaidon in the spring of 2016.
ANNABELLE SELLDORF, FAIA
Annabelle Selldorf is the Principal of Selldorf Architects. Born and raised in Germany, she received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute and a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University in Florence, Italy. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and serves on the Board of the Architectural League of New York, the World Monuments Fund, the Chinati Foundation, and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. In 2017, Ms. Selldorf was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, three years after receiving the organization’s prestigious Award in Architecture. She is also the recipient of the 2016 Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architecture New York Chapter.
Visit the Website: http://www.selldorf.com
Contemporary and modern architecture of Iran will be presented at Archi-Depot, a museum in Tokyo, Japan, dedicated to architecture models.
Iranian architect Mehrdad Zavareh-Mohammadi has curated the exhibition of Iranian architecture due to open March 6.
The event is being organized following an invitation from the Architectural Institute of Japan. An estimated 80 architecture models will be displayed at Archi-Depot. The models are from projects that have already been completed and include houses, apartments and villas, ISNA reported.
The two-month exhibit will include three sections. The first will represent architecture from the First Pahlavi period (1941-1979). “This section includes 20 prominent projects such as the iconic Azadi Tower, City Theater, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Carpet Museum, Niavaran Cultural Center and the senate building (all in Tehran),” Zavareh-Mohammadi said.
The buildings will be presented via models, slide projection, videos, documents, graphs and blueprints. About the second section, he said it will comprise projects designed for various Iranian cities by notable architects from Japan and other nations. “The projects were suspended for a variety of reasons including the Islamic Revolution in 1979.”
The third section contains contemporary projects in the four categories of public, infill (rezoning of land in an urban environment, usually open space, to new construction), monad (isolated self-sufficient and smart constructions in nature) and unbuilt projects of large dimensions.
“On the sidelines of the exhibition, scientific and research symposiums will be held, where notable architects such as Arata Isozaki, 86, and Riichi Miyake, 69, from Japan, as well as Ali Kermanian from Iran will speak.
After Tokyo the exhibition will be held in Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz and Mashhad.
ARCHI-DEPOT Museum serves as storage-archives for preserving the form and the value of architectural models, which represent architec[tural culture of respective epoch and region. It provides the most appropriate protection system by achieving original unique conservation technology.
ARCHI-DEPOT Corporation was founded in 2015 with the intention of preserving and developing the Japanese architectural culture as well as propagating its values to both Japanese and international communities. The Corporation aims at succeeding the architectural heritages and historical materials to the next generations and at diffusing the architectural culture through its various activities within and beyond the border.
Continuous safekeeping and conservation of architectural models and records by the way of appropriate evaluation of such objects are, thus, acknowledged as its main task while the creation of a new platform, on which active communication connects the professional community and the society, contributes for the sharing of the resulting values. To do so, the Corporation supports ARCHI-DEPOT Museum and realizes various types of lectures, conferences and local commitment programs both in Japan and abroad.
Visit the Website: https://archi-depot.or.jp
Project Orange - unusual as a practice in placing equal importance on architecture and interior design.
Project Orange is an Architecture and Interior Design Studio with a broad and original portfolio of work in the UK and overseas. Set up by Christopher Ash and James Soane, the practice excels in those projects that seek a seamless marriage of architecture and interior design, be they homes, hotels or offices. We believe that good design is life enhancing. We love our job and have won awards.
We are unusual as a practice in placing equal importance on architecture and interior design and excel in those projects seeking a seamless marriage of the disciplines, be they homes, hotels or offices. The achievements of the studio have been recognized in RIBA Regional and National Awards, Building Design Interior Architect of the Year Awards, a Civic Trust Award, the Housing Design Awards, the British Homes Awards and The European Hotel Awards.
Whilst always contemporary, our approach embraces an inclusive attitude to style and aesthetics apparent in the diversity of our built projects. All our work is informed by research and collaboration with our clients and partners. Through this process we generate a narrative unique to the individual project and create spaces and places that are a joy to inhabit.
Visit the Website: http://www.projectorange.com
Born in Marseilles, Stephane Malka was inspired by urban spaces from a young age. Graffiti, a technique he adopted for over 10 years, lead him to discover the city and its untapped potential.
In the late 80’s, vacant lots were his playgrounds. He painted large-scale frescos in the contemporary ruins of Belleville and in the infamous artist squats of the “Ateliers Frigorifiques,” using various street skills and procesess including graffiti, accumulation, collage, and stencils the skin of walls. Returning to his hometown, he continued to invade the city with his art in numerous places, including art galleries. From this period, he kept a civil insurrection’s spirit, and a significant interest in neglected spaces, and a sense of urgency.
Stephane gratuated of his architectural degree in 2003 and founded his firm on the spot. Then, he started to collaborate with prestigious international firms such as Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Philippe Starck or Rem Koolhaas among others. The same year, he completed Top-Nest, a panoramic rooftop bar on the Galerie Lafayette installed and built on-site in only three days.
This experiences were a cornerstone for “Le Petit Pari(s)” experimental project, where he has developed theories of urban renewal based on architectural interventions within the city’s porosities, such as urban voids, blind walls, under bridges, or on rooftops. At the same time, he recycled a gas station into the art shop Black Block at the Palais de Tokyo Museum. In March 2014, he released his first book, a manifesto called “Le Petit Pari(s), an Architectural Kamasutra” ( Editions Courtes et Longues, Gallimard ). Multi-awarded by the French Ministry of Culture and the City Hall of Paris, his works are exhibited around the world in Galeries, National Museums such as La Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (Paris), MoMA (New-York City), Smolny Sobor (St-Petersburg), Museum Victoria (Melbourne) or MUBE and MIS (Sao Paulo).
Stephane Malka’s analysis and productions are focused on architectural productions, art installations, stage-design and lecture cycles.
Visit the Website: https://www.stephanemalka.com
Why an Architecture Fringe?
- to support new work and emerging practice in architecture in Scotland
- to develop a friendly but critical community of voices to connect, support and challenge each other
- to offer a platform to encourage a wider conversation about architecture and design in Scotland in a contemporary socio-political context
- to engage internationally with other people and organisations
We hope you'll join us!
The forthcoming Architecture Fringe will take place in June 2018. Click here to find out how to get involved.
Initiated by a group of architects, designers, photographers, engineers, visual artists, curators and musicians the Architecture Fringe is an independent contributor-led series of projects and events across the arts which explores architecture and its impact.
The very first Architecture Fringe opened on Friday 1st July 2016. The 2017 programme hosted work from around 260 contributors over 50 projects in 37 venues. Over the two years the programme has included new artistic work, events, exhibitions, talks, environmental installations, community self-builds and a summer school.
Visit the Website: http://architecturefringe.com
Skywalk - Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Kolkata is the city which is home to some of the most revered places of worship of Hinduism, the seat of divine female power, Shakti, the “Dakshineswar Kali temple”. Located on the banks of Ganges at the northern tip of the metropolis, this place of worship was originally built by Rani Rashmoni.
Today, Dakshineswar continues to draw huge numbers of devotees all around the year and is one of the most visited places of worship in Kolkata.In the earlier days, visiting by boat was one of the most preferred ways to reach the temple, and by road being the second. The approach road to the temple, that was once predominantly pedestrian, now has to cater to a growing vehicular traffic of private cars, taxis, two wheelers and goods vehicles. Increased footfalls over the years has brought in a lot of shops and kiosks catering to the visitors, offering Prasad, Pooja material, embellishments for the deity and assorted food, sweets, snacks and tea stalls. Finding no other space to occupy, they built over the footpath, pushing pedestrians to the road, jostling for space with rickshaws, cars and goods vehicles. Further, the approach road is extremely slow moving and congested during regular days and a logistics nightmare on festive days.
The Journey Of Success
In the year 1995, 3 young architecture graduates from IIT Kharagpur started an architectural practice called Tevatia Chauhan & Sharma Architects. The practice specialized and excelled in developing individual family homes. In 2003, the practice was rechristened as Design Forum International (DFI), with a clear intent to foster an egalitarian organizational ethos where distinctive architectural talent finds self-expression and can contribute in a democratic and collaborative work environment. The practice has since grown from strength to strength and is currently marching ahead with a vibrant team of over 100 professionals; each pursuing a distinctive value based architectural spirit that DFI imbues. DFI executes each piece of work undertaken with a deep sense of optimism, excellence and integrity, keeping in mind that each project is a legacy for our future generations. While DFI plays its role as an agent of change, its efforts are rooted in the principles of responsiveness to local context and sustainable architecture. DFIs prime objective is to achieve excellence in design, perfectly in balance to both time and cost. Our team is committed to emphasize communication and design for the people and environment. Having won many accolades for our works, DFI has emerged as an institution which attracts great design minds; who love to thrive in a professionally charged environment focusing on every detail and exploring new design methodology for every project.
DFI Portfolio Mixed-use and Retail : 8 Million sq ft Group Housing : 51 8 Million sq ft Townships : 2100 Acres Offices and IT Parks : 6 8 Million sq ft
Our Habitats shape and influence our lives profoundly and, therefore, as custodians of the Built Environment where much intervention is necessitated in the name of Capacity upgradation, we feel the need to emphasize inclusion of contextuality and conservation in our thoughts and designs.
If words were a repository of thoughts and ideas then DFIs current thought process is captured thus:
To play-IN into the continuum as opposed to playing OUT an egoistic expression of Disruptivism.
To embellish with thoughtful contemporary interventions echoing the aspirations of our times while discarding architectural vestiges.
To animate with meaningful newness; combining the use of a problem-solving approach with sensitive and delightful Urban Artistry.
To be reverend to the substantive context; both Immediate and Cosmic.
To pursue a practice of Architecture with a Conscience; A Karmic Architecture. that belongs to its PEOPLE and its PLACE.
Visit the Website: http://www.designforuminternational.com
Spaces Architects@ka, an international award winning architectural firm, established with a vision of creating sensible, functional spaces enhanced by the intangible sense of emotion, power and playfulness. This results in architecture that can be extraordinarily responding to the unique needs throughout the design process, is just as much an architect’s mission as shaping aesthetically inspired built environment through communication.
Our work is known for its design quality, imagination and originality. Each project offers an opportunity to pursue new solutions to complex building problems. Our motto is to design, detail and enjoy working in responsive to our client’s need in very honest, efficient and professional manner. We believe that our works follow a unique style based on our ideology and perspective towards the design requirement.
Highly committed in use of computer technology, we offer full scope of design, planning and project management services with our young motivated team. We firmly believe that good design maximizes the value of your investment in the project. Over the years, we have had considerable experience in putting together surprisingly affordable interior.
Implementing a project requires substantial commitment in time, money and resources. It also involves a large team of architects, consultants, suppliers, contractors, sub-contractors & laborers. Our role is to co-ordinate with all these people and to ensure everything to move as smoothly as possible.
We practice tight documentation to minimize variations during construction and ensures contracts and specifications are clear and accurate to provide enough information and incentives for the contractor to complete the work on time and on budget. The firm in past years has executed more than 100 projects ranging from furniture to corporate buildings with numerous publications.
Visit the Website: https://www.spacesarchitects-ka.com
Morphogenesis was founded in 1996 by Manit and Sonali Rastogi with a shared vision of defining a new emergent Indian architecture. Over the past 2 decades, the firm has evolved into a vibrant cross-disciplinary team comprised of Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Urban Designers, 3D Visualizers and Researchers, with diverse backgrounds and specializations from universities the world over. With offices in Delhi and Bangalore, our work spans across India, SAARC Countries and South Africa. We aspire to take Brand India global.
Visit the Website: http://www.morphogenesis.org
<>GERMANY WEEK<> Barkow LEIBEIGNER - A discursive research-based approach to architecture and design.
Barkow Leibinger is an American/German architectural practice based in Berlin and New York, founded in 1993 by Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger.
Their discursive research-based approach to architecture and design allows Barkow Leibinger’s work to respond to advancing knowledge and technology, locating the practice as an international leader in digital and analogue fabrication techniques. This know-how expands to include new materials and their applications in driving the practice forward, a continuously evolving activity. The office’s focus revolves around a commitment to academic teaching, research and the practice itself — each are autonomous work areas, which simultaneously inform one another. This approach manifests distinctly in each project through the interrelationships within client-architect dialogue, location, aesthetics, and purpose.
Barkow Leibinger’s work is realized over a wide range of scales and building types including building for workplace (industry, office, and master planning), cultural, housing, event spaces, as well as exhibitions and installations in the public realm internationally. Recently completed buildings include the Trumpf Smart Factory in Chicago, the Fellows Pavilion for the American Academy in Berlin, the HAWE Factory Kaufbeuren and the Tour Total office high-rise in Berlin.
Their work was included in the Serpentine Summer House program 2016 in London and will be shown in the 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017. It was also shown in the 4th Marrakech Biennale, the 14th and the 11th Architecture Biennale, Venice, and is housed in the permanent collections of MoMA, New York, and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt. They have won four National AIA Honor Awards for Architecture and a Global Holcim Innovation Award for sustainability as well as various German architecture awards.
Visit the Website: http://barkowleibinger.com
Folie Divine is the first of two ‘folies’ planned by the City of Montpellier on its brownfield sites, as a continuation of a history dating back to the eighteenth century, when local aristocrats and the bourgeoise commissioned architects to build spectacular grand mansions in garden settings, such as the castles of Flaugergues, de la Mogère and de la Mosson. However in French and English gardens, the idea of Folie has a longer history in which a playful structure with no practical purpose would be placed within a garden or landscape to elicit pleasure, luxury and wealth. As an idea, the Folie therefore plays with this leap beyond mere practicality.
FMA’s proposal for Folie Divine is based upon the understanding that the City of Montpellier, by setting the Folie as the brief for a residential building, was asking how the Folie's playful character could be used as a critical tool to generate a new possibility for the architecture of housing.
The site is located on Îlot M2 within Les Jardins de la Lironde- an urban development area on Montpellier’s periphery, master-planned by Christian de Portzamparc. To the west, it borders a river and residential neighbourhoods to its north, east and west. The site therefore enjoys tranquillity as well as a pleasant Mediterranean climate.
Architecture: Luxury as choice
The architecture of Folie Divine defies the typical notion of residential luxury as synonymous with the use of expensive materials. Instead, it redefines luxury in three ways: a variety of spatial choices beyond bedroom count to compliment one’s unique lifestyle, the flexibility to modify one’s home as and when required, and finally the freedom to enjoy both interior and exterior spaces of the home in utmost privacy.
The initial brief requested five different apartment types. Folie Divine, through its unique assembly of floor plates, balconies and structure, provides its residents with 36 apartment types.
Massing: Environmental sustainability
The building is designed as a 9-storey tower (the maximum height permitted by the masterplan for the area)in order to achieve a compact footprint and provide the apartments with views of the sea as well as the city centre in the distance. Its compact footprint also allows the rest of the site to be used for a garden, giving the building a Folie like setting and creating corner apartments which benefit from two aspects and cross natural ventilation. The massing of the building therefore increases sustainability through reduced land occupation.
Balconies: Privacy, Indoor-Outdoor living, Choice, Environmental sustainability
To enable indoor-outdoor living, all apartments are designed with curvilinear balconies that taper at each end to obviate the need for balcony dividing walls between neighbours, which typically obstruct lateral views out of balconies. To avoid overlapping views between neighbours, the curvilinear balconies are strategically located with respect to one another, so that each balcony enjoys 180 degree views out but never into the neighbouring balcony. In addition, four different floor configurations are used, each with differing balcony locations stacked in alternating order to ensure that neighbouring balconies are two levels apart from each other. This minimises downward views from one neighbour to another and creates the choice of two balcony types throughout the building: a single height balcony, shaded by the level above and designed with exterior curtains for additional privacy and wind protection, and, a double height balcony which benefits from maximum sun exposure and provides the possibility of maintaining taller house plants.
To reinforce privacy in the balconies, the handrails are designed with double points of support, arranged along two parallel lines and offset from one another. The double points of support, compared to a single support at double the width, provides the views out of the balconies with greater transparency and minimizes views in from the exterior, as the double points of support generate a moiré like pattern when viewed at an oblique. The unusual degree of privacy and choice created by the shape and location of balconies, as well as their moiré handrails and exterior curtains, will promote indoor-outdoor living. Since the balconies are almost as private as interior spaces, they can be used as an extension of them. For instance, a resident has requested his balcony structure to be reinforced to install a jacuzzi.
Structure and Building Materiality: User Empowerment
To provide residents with the option of apartment subdivision following their unique lifestyles, the structure of the building is located along the vertical core, the façade and the party wall between neighbouring apartments. The apartments are therefore free of a load-bearing structure and empower residents to reconfigure their interiors at their own pace as and when their requirements change. Initial owners have already customised their internal wall placements, and each apartment has consequently acquired a unique layout. Two apartments were also purchased by one family and combined into a single home.
To minimise the need for building maintenance over time and the associated costs that could burden residents, the building envelope is clad in corrugated anodized aluminium metal panelling and glass, whilst hardwood flooring is used for the balconies.
Visit the Website: https://www.farshidmoussavi.com
Letters to the Mayor - bringing innovative ideas and visions of the city closer to the decision-makers, and vice versa.
ABOUT LETTERS TO THE MAYOR
Letters to the Mayor is an itinerant exhibition that displays real letters written by architects to their city mayors. Initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2014, the project has traveled to more than 15 cities across the globe, including Bogota, Mexico City, Athens, Panama City, Taipei, Mariupol, Madrid, Lisbon, and Buenos Aires, among others.
Letters to the Mayor invites 100 architects in each city to write a letter to their mayor as a means of bringing innovative ideas and visions of the city closer to the decision-makers, and vice versa.
Throughout history, architects have engaged with this responsibility and the structures of economic, political, and cultural power in different ways and with varying degrees of success. With the rise of globalization and the homogenization of the contemporary city, the role of the architect in the political arena has often been relegated to answering questions that others have asked.
Letters to the Mayor questions this dynamic, and invites local and global architects to deliver their thoughts directly to the desks of elected officials, and simultaneously into the public consciousness.
Visit the Website: http://storefrontnews.org/programming/letters-to-the-mayor
Vito Acconci is an American artist and architect. Best known for his provocative and often radical art-making practices. Acconci has been a vital presence in contemporary art since the late 1960s; his confrontational and ultimately political works have evolved from writing through conceptual art, bodyworks, performance, film, video, multimedia installation and architectural sculpture. In the mid 1980s, Acconci began creating experimental architecture, design, and public sculpture. In 1988, he set up Acconci Studio, an architectural practice that executes public commissions around the world.
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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.
Visit the Website: www.danielpouzet.com
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).
Visit the Website: http://www.2bua.com
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
Visit the Website: http://nott.com.ua
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.
Visit the Website: www.ala.uk.com
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.
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51N4E is an international, Brussels based practice—founded in 2000—that aspires to contribute through means of design to social and urban transformation. 51N4E is led by Johan Anrys and Freek Persyn, and is thirty people strong at present.
51N4E envisions transformations in society through the production of space by rethinking built environments and outdated urban systems, but also by reimagining how we use those environments in all their complexity.
51N4E uses the tools of architecture and design to construct dialogue settings around each project, thereby increasing collective intelligence and creating projects with a broader impact on society.
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Vicente Guallart ( b. Valencia 1963) chief architect of the city of Barcelona and general director of Urban Habitat since 2011.
Guallart have been founder of Guallart Architects (1993) and of IAAC (Institute of Advanced Architecture in Catalunya) (2001).
Pioneer of interaction between nature, technology and architecture proposes new paradigms based in urban, social and cultural conditions emerging from information society,he crosses boundaries through collaborations in geology, sociology, engineering, fabrication, economics, and software design merging architecture, nature and new technology. His projects follow a "natural" logic, referring to components originating in nature, as well as to environmental systems. A logic that connects nature with the transformations of urban spaces, social organizations, and the digital world.
His most relevant and recent projects includes, among others, Sociópolis in Valencia: an innovative housing project for urban and environmental development with projects by international architects; Sharing Bloks in Gandía: a residence for students, the first in Spain where the dynamical relation between private and shared areas can generate a continuous re-configuration and extension of the spaces to live; Fugee Port and Keelung Port in Taiwan. He is author of Geologics (Actar), and co-author of the Metapolis dictionary of Advanced Architecture and Hypercatalonia.
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White is an architectural firm based in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is the biggest firm in Scandinavia, with more than 900 team members. The company has 16 offices in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and England.
The firm was founded in Gothenburg in 1951 by architects Sidney White (1917–1982) and P. A. Ekholm, and has since established offices in Stockholm, Malmö, Halmstad, Linköping, Örebro, Uppsala, Umeå, Västerås, Copenhagen, Næstved, Holeby, London, and Oslo. White has a shared ownership model between their employees, with more than 600 shareholders, of which ~130 are partners.
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Houses are refuges for the dreams of people. Associative memories are embedded in many objects and details of our living and working worlds - architecture as a poetic phenomenon, so Gaston Bachelard philosophizes in his "Poetics of Space".
Architecture is thus more than pure constructed matter. Rather, it is to keep art in the limelight of a general state of transition, from the spatial idea through the built form to the sensations of the users.
Schilling Architects is continually expanding this multi-faceted knowledge of architecture. With each project the question arises about the nature and extent of architecture. In his architecture Johannes Schilling carries out a constant evolution of form and expression. History, social concerns and simple functionality may characterize the architecture, but it is determined by the sensitivity to absorb and reflect things in an expanded understanding. The reverberation that is generated in us by viewers and users is the real gain.
Thus the architecture remains equally accessible and full of lively surprises - in other words, a phenomenon.
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The architectural bureau "A.Len" headed by Sergey Oreshkin (founded in 1991) provides a complete range of services on architectural design and obtaining the appropriate permissions and approvals for housing projects, public buildings, industrial facilities, reconstruction of the interiors of public and private buildings, and performing the author supervision over the construction. The company is notable for a high percentage of implemented projects, both in Saint-Petersburg and in other regions of the Russian Federation.
A.Len has a vast experience of working with the leading design and architectural companies from Austria, Great Britain, Germany, and Sweden.
Many of the company's projects were awarded prizes and diplomas.
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