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Honeycomb Latticework by Swarovski

Honeycomb Latticework Swarovski

Honeycomb Latticework Swarovski

Honeycomb Latticework Swarovski

A cut crystal, when light falls on it, gleams radiantly in the honeycomb structure on a wall or ceiling. Architecture, light and crystal appear to unite in a fully new way. The extraordinary combination of materials blends completely into the architecture and attracts the glances of the viewers.

Honeycomb, by Swarovski

Swedish Style by Tham & Videgård Hansson

Financial Consultant Niclas Sundström made a single call to only one architect’s office when he wanted to get its 375 square metre apartment in the turn of the century Humlegården neighbourhood renovated; the call went to Tham & Videgård Hansson.
“We asked the designer to reinterpret Josef Frank, lifting him into the twenty-first century,” says Sundström, who will live in the flat with his wife and two children.

Apartment, Stockholm, Sweden, by Tham & Videgård Hansson
via: Residence Magazine

Scenography Apartment by AA Studio

While the designers placed themselves in the role of the scenographer they took into close consideration the lighting transformation and how it re-composes the white space which acts like the canvas. On one hand, we have the natural lighting which comes directly into the apartment or filtered by curtains and draperies, which have scenographic roles. While on the other hand there is a lot of artificial lighting systems which dramatically play with the colors, the shadows and the different shades of colors.

Scenography Apartment, Bucharest, Romania, by AA Studio
Photos by Cornel Lazia, via: Yatzer

Cenerino Store by Andrea Tognon

“Probably, one of the challenges designers face is to design for children as they need to create an environment that produces the desired behavior and outcome and discourages undesirable behavior. Tognon and his design team thoughtfully sneaked into the children’s world through an adult’s perspective, and successfully managed to demonstrate the design concept of Cenerino clothing store. Cenerino store was designed with the four basic environmental needs that children have; movement, comfort competence and control.”

Cenerino Store, Bassano Del Grappa, Italy, by Andrea Tognon Architecture for Vittorio Cenere. via: Yatzer
Photography by Cristian Guizzo

Second Home by Andre Kikoski

With unembellished dry-stack stone walls and rough-hewn wood plank ceilings, Second Home’s architecture showcases the organic textures of the Rocky Mountains. Yet bold design elements within these bounds: 50’s Italian chandeliers, graffiti-covered Danish chairs, turn-of-the-century Viennese secessionist banquettes, cowhide upholstered walls and a hearty dose of shearling furniture, keep things light-hearted and sexy.

Second Home Kitchen and Bar, Denver, Colorado, USA, by Andre Kikoski
Photography by Eric Laignel

Beresford Hotel by Thomas Jacobsen

By mixing Danish furniture classics with their own designs, Thomas Jacobsen has re-created a utilitarian space with a touch of luxury. The details are considered, from the tables and chairs, right down to the ashtrays and cutting boards for the large outdoor bar.

Beresford Hotel, Sydney, Australia, by Thomas Jacobsen

Riciclantica Kitchen by Valcucine

The environmental-friendly kitchen. The Riciclantica door is the utmost expression of a design based on dematerialisation and is made of an extremely resistant structural aluminium frame together with a sophisticated decor panel that is only 2mm thick. The use of special materials such as carbon, aluminium, steel or layered laminate, the very accurate planning of construction details – for example, the inside of the new frame appears aesthetically pure because of the total absence of screws and hole caps – and the absolute resistance of all door versions to water, steam and heat, contribute to making the Riciclantica door unique in the furniture sector.

Riciclantica Kitchen, by Valcucine
Eco Valcucine

Artisans Cellar by Asylum Creative Wins D&DA Award

Singapore’s new wine retail shop Artisans Cellar has its entire collection of luxury cuvee wines displayed unabashedly in a concrete tunnel protruding from the shop front. The cellar is the main factor in drawing the passerby into the store, yet it marks the end of the visit as visitors have to traverse the reception area and wine tasting lounge, giving a sense of an experience they have made its full circle.

Local creative shop Asylum, which designed the interiors, worked with a professional cellar builder to ensure optimal wine storage conditions in the three-by-six-metre tunnel. The walls were insulated, and the glass double glazed with a heated panel on one end to prevent condensation.

Artisans Cellar, by Asylum Creative, Winner of D&DA Award for Environmental Design
+ World Architecture News

Genetic Stair by Caliper Studio

Caliper Studio designed a three thousand square foot duplex apartment renovation in a building on New York’s upper west side. their solution removed all existing vertical circulation and connected the two floors with a new feature stair, located centrally in the apartment, free from all walls and supported only at the top and bottom.

Genetic Stair, by Caliper Studio
via designboom

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