The scale of a Japanese house is incredibly small by European or American standards. The solution is to maximize space while at the same time letting in more light and air. Three new concepts here push the boundaries for typical Tokyo lot configurations (each under 100 square meters)
TokyoHouse, by ”Unagi” Manabu Chiba/Chiba Manabu Architects “Hata” Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Momoyo Kaijima/Ateleir Bow-Wow “Kado” Hitoshi Abe/Ateleir Hitoshi Abe. More (in Japanese): Tokyo House
Fearless Yachts Launches a collection of custom luxury boats.
28 & 44, by Porsche Design Studio, for Fearless Yachts
An exceptional villa in the south of France by Atelier Barani. Rigorous refined monumentalism overlooking the Côte d’Azur.
Reminiscent of Le Corbusier and John Pawson, the massive walls and overhangs shade and help to cool the building during the summer. Perfectly proportioned horizontals, and understated simplicity on the hills overlooking Cannes.
Villa in southern France, by Marc Barani (no company website)
With regular cameos in music videos, Neumann microphones are the gold standard of recording technology.
TLM 49, $1,500, by Neumann
“Less. but better”, is his motto, and certainly the work he did for Braun in the ’60′s and ’70′s exemplified this. One of the most influential Industrial designers of the 20th century, Dieter Rams worked with Braun to produce some of the most pared down and beautiful stereo equipment ever produced.
Wandstereoanlage, by Dieter Rams, for Braun