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Bestor Architecture’s design for the new Silverlake Conservatory of Music at 4652 Hollywood Boulevard is a vibrant musical village enclosed within the shell of a classic and ubiquitous Hollywood bowstring truss warehouse. (more…)

 

Titia nera _Arihiro Miyake

Titia is a suspended swirl of light, ‘I had in mind a lamp that would bring together the spirit of Christmas garlands and wooden merry-go-rounds,’ summarises Arihiro Miyake. ‘It’s an old idea that I can at last bring to fruition thanks to the development of LED technology. A cluster of points of light are enclosed within a form that is as light as possible.’ (more…)

 
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Since 2014, T&P Work UNit has applied a unique methodology to coordinate the
programming and artistic and operational management of BETC’s move to the Magasins généraux in Pantin. Today two new workspaces are up and running on the top two floors of the building, Le Garage and La Cantine, and a series of benches for pathways, cumulatively 1.8 km. Luis Laplace has been commissioned to assist Mercedes Era in developing a dining room. In September T&P Work UNit will deliver its new project: a micro-architecture called Mini-Skunk and the publication of two books on relationships between offices and design, one containing images and The Generic Office project, and the other historic and theoretical texts on this subject for businesses, students and researchers. (more…)
 

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Blackbirds by Barbara Bestor is a cluster of 18 homes nestled in the bohemian hills of Los Angeles’ Echo Park neighborhood. Blackbirds is a progressive design solution for high quality dense housing in a city with little available land. (more…)

 

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If you like short stories, the April Vase can be summed up in a few words: designed by Sigolène Prébois and Catherine Lévy in 1991, the distinct April Vase comprises 21 tubes and is inspired by Japanese ikebana. Its shape is adaptable and enables each flower to be isolated and therefore glorified. The metallic rings slot together providing infinite flexibility for composing your arrangement. You can add or take away segments. It was an immediate success in France, the United States and Japan before joining the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou in 1997. The April Vase remains one of the era’s most enduring icons. The story does however merit closer inspection… (more…)

 

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Jean-Pierre Raynaud is the fifth artist to be invited by the MAMO (Marseille Modulor) after Xavier Veilhan, Daniel Buren, Dan Graham and Felice Varini. The fifth singular point of view given to the Cité Radieuse of Le Corbusier, its terrace and gymnasium having been redeveloped by Ora Ito into an art centre. « With the support of Longchamp, the MAMO continues its annual exhibitions, inviting world-renowned artists, able to master imposing spaces and to measure themselves to this unique and extra-ordinary place. Jean-Pierre Raynaud has been essential in my awakening to Art. His house of course, his stature and the whole of his oeuvre have shaped my artistic culture. » Says Ora Ito. (more…)

 

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New place for art and design, Atelier Relief invited Mathias Kiss, David Brognon & Stéphanie Rollin and Ionna Vautrin (Tryptich mirror above) to share their vison of relief at the occasion of Art Brussels last week. Founded in Brussels by Farid Issa and Thomas Erber in 2015, Atelier Relief is a triple space, a place for creating, producing and exhibiting, where reliefs, sculptural variations of an image are conceived and produced. Images and volumes are per- manently moving back and forth at the Atelier. The image stops being a flat object, changes into a volume, a shaped space. The material diffracted into a volume, ins- talled on a wall, is presented like a painting. An innovative and unusual format that draws artists, photographers and designers in like a decisive breath.  (more…)

 

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Exhibiting for the first time this spring in Milan during the Salone at Euroluce and Fuori Salone at the Brera design apartment, Atelier de Troupe, lead by artistic director Gabriel Abraham, draw from the ethos of Rudolph Schindler and 1920’s modernist design. True to his passion for ambiance, Abraham has designed a collection reflecting the aesthetic of the Schindler Chace House. A concrete building with Japanese-inspired sliding panels inspired by a trip to Yosemite, it was designed as a cooperative live/work space. The open floor plan seamlessly integrates the California landscape into the interior, setting a precedent for the architecture of Los Angeles. For their inaugural show, Atelier de Troupe will debut a large new collection of lighting and furniture reflecting this philosophy and showcase it within a set that is a reimagined version of this historic home.

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Orbit table _ Jean-Marie Massaud

‘When I work on a project, there is always an attempt to revitalise the subject in which I’m involved.’ With Orbit, Jean-Marie Massaud creates for NEMO an essential synthesis of lighting system in 2017: a ‘lampshade/source of light’ ring situated in space to provide a directional, diffuse and warm light.

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Jakob + MacFarlane presents 8 projects in augmented reality on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Augmenting the invisible’ at the Aedes Gallery in Berlin from the first of April until the 18th of May 2017. Augmented models are used by the studio to describe the process by which each project was conceived . To also experience these models, download the Jakob + MacFarlane (J+M) application on the app store (enter Jakob + MacFarlane in the search section). A preview is available on instagram, @jakobmacfarlane and on facebook page Jakobmacfarlane. A catalog ‘Augmenting the invisible’ is available which includes the markers needed to use the app. You can have a look to the video demo here .

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