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Dorte Mandrup: “Good architecture can really make a difference”

 

She comes from Denmark and designs among the glaciers of the Arctic Circle. With her buildings full of poetry, architect Dorte Mandrup is today one of the most interesting voices on the international architectural scene, especially on environmental issues.

 

Architecture

 
 
 
 

Ikea hacking transforms common furniture into timeless icons

 

Customizable coverings and accessories, designed by specialized companies, change the face of the Swedish catalogue, democratizing tailor-made solutions.

 

Interiors

 
 
 
 

Buhais Geology Park pods are inspired by the geometry of fossils

 

On the red desert of the United Arab Emirates, Hopkins Architects has designed a series of metal shells that camouflage with the landscape.

 

Architecture

 
 
 
 

Dyson’s new transforming lamp is much more brilliant than it looks

 

Form follows function in Jake Dyson's effort to build the ultimate intelligent lamp.

 

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Thin and modern frames are integrated in an Apulian farmhouse

Carminati Serramenti presents an inspiring project, where the customised window and door frame becomes a link between past and present.

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Louis Vuitton opens a shop in Japan inspired by a merchant ship

 

Designed by architects Jun Aoki and Peter Marino, Maison Osaka Midosuji is a reference to the maritime tradition of Osaka. The four-storey building includes the first cafè of the fashion brand and a secret restaurant.  

 

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A new president for Venice Biennale: Roberto Cicutto has been appointed

 

After a few weeks of uncertainty, the last vacant post has been filled: it’s a profile coming from the field of film production and distribution.

 

Art

 
 
 
 

In Alsace, an 11 km long trail follows forgotten traces

 

On the tracks of an ancient railway, the path designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter reinterprets the signs and memory of the landscape and crosses stone quarries and forests.

 

Architecture

 
 
 
 

Wuhan is building a hospital in six days to treat coronavirus

 

The new Chinese structure is based on the model of Xiaotangshan Hospital, built in Beijing to face SARS outbreak in 2003.  

 

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The future of Ideal Standard comes from a strong tradition

Roberto Palomba and Safak Francesco Fila talk about the collaboration between studio Palomba Serafini Associati and Ideal Standard.

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Photography in the time of artificial intelligence

 

A collective exhibition at MoCP in Chicago tries to possibly take stock on the interaplay between art and new technologies.

 

Art

 
 
 
 

Lille World Design Capital 2020, laboratory for Proof of Concepts

 

Participated prototyping is at the heart of the annual program of the French metropolis, which looks at design as an inclusive method to generate virtuous effects on the territory.

 

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The rebellion of domestic objects: six artists showcased at Martina Simeti gallery

 

Carpets, pillows, embroidered items. Much more than an intimate setting: each artwork brings with it a rupture message, and the urgency of ereasing the limits of separations between the personal and the collective.

 

Art

 
 
 
 

A gaming PC designed to appeal to creatives

 

Thanks to its compact size, a modular build that makes it easy to swap components, and sober aesthetics, the Razer Tomahawk won’t feel out of place even in a minimalistic design studio.

 

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