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LSE-Saw Swee Hock Student Centre (SAW) / O’Donnell + Tuomey

The Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at the London School of Economics is a multifunctional building with a large music venue, pub, learning cafe, union offices, prayer centre, dance studio, careers library and gym. The project is located at the knuckle-point convergence of the network of narrow streets that characterise the LSE city centre campus. A public space at the threshold of the Student Centre is positioned on axis with St Clement’s Lane, to pull pedestrian street life into and up the building...

Duecentosessanta MQ art pavillion / Simone Bossi

The Italian architect won this year's 260MQ International Competition, which encourages artists and designers to transform a certain space into something beautiful and useful. Bossi's Duecentosessanta MQ (Italian for 260 square meters) is a scenic and serene man-made forest and lake in Trento, Italy...
7.5

Songpa Micro Housing / SsD architecture

In Seoul, South Korea, a new design for a small-scale housing community makes micro-living look a lot more tenable long term. The 14 units in Songpa Micro-Housing—a mixed-use building designed by SsD Architecture and named for the southeastern district of Seoul it's located in—can be combined and rearranged to accommodate life changes. Couples can rent units together. If they break up, they can separate the units. The residential units can even be converted to something that's not an apartment at all, like an art gallery...
8.4

Shanghai Tower / Gensler

The Shanghai Tower was designed by the American architectural firm Gensler, with Chinese architect Jun Xia leading the design team. The tower takes the form of nine cylindrical buildings stacked atop each other, totalling 121 floors, all enclosed by the inner layer of the glass façade. Between that and the outer layer, which twists as it rises, nine indoor zones provide public space for visitors. Each of these nine areas has its own atrium, featuring gardens, cafés, restaurants and retail space, and providing 360-degree views of the city...
7.2

Aarau Bus terminal and station Canopy / Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur

Situated between the busy Bahnhofstrasse and the new railway station in the center of Aarau, Switzerland, is a cushioned canopy that seems to float like a cloud. Designed by Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur, the bus terminal's ETFE membrane creates a striking entry to the region. The bus station covering consists of a sinuously formed steel table and a huge cushion with a random cable suspension on both sides. The upper blue and the lower clear ETFE-foil has been printed with a bubble pattern and is butt-welded without a visible repeat...

Olarra’s Winery Center / IA+B Arkitektura

Located within the overwhelming concrete structure of an industrial building, the aim of the project was to design Olarra’s winery visitor’s center within its existing atrium space. Far from establishing any rivalry with its powerful setting, our proposal seeks to engage in a playful...
8.1

Tree House Unit at Camp Graham / Weinstein Friedlein Architects

Tree House Unit at Camp Graham of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is a new tree house project at its resident camp on Kerr Lake in Vance County. In September 2012, as part of a multi-year property development plan, Girl Scouts – North Carolina selected a tree house unit concept and site plan developed by Weinstein Friedlein Architects...
6.5

Koby Cottage / Garrison Architects

This guest house was created for families to use while visiting their children at Starr Commonwealth, a nonprofit organization in Michigan. The organization’s services range from foster care to residential treatment and in-home counseling programs...
6.9

Fayland House / David Chipperfield Architects

Fayland House, design by David Chipperfield Architects. The house sits in a country meadow north of London in the town of Buckinghamshire. The architects helped return the landscape to its natural state, reintroducing wildflowers and even grazing cows, and designed the house on a single expansive floor that sits comfortably in the landscape, grounds given the very British "Area of Natural Beauty" designation in 1965...
6.8

Casa BB / BAK Arquitectos

Casa BB designed by Argentinian architect - BAK Arquitectos, provides a multitude of perspectives of the enclosing nature. The three-bedroom-residence is made out of concrete and pine, representing a smooth contrast between nature and the surrounding panorama...
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Hut on Sleds / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

Hut on sleds by architects Crosson Clarke Carnachan can be towed off the beach and out of harm’s way. Located within a designated erosion zone on the Coromandel Peninsula, the house was designed as a mobile structure to satisfy a planning condition requiring that all buildings in the area be removable...
7.4

Les Haras Brasserie – Strasbourg / Jouin Manku

The Les Haras Brasserie Restaurant orchestrated by Marc Haeberlin, maintaining the original spirit of the buildings and decorated by the renowned design agency Jouin-Manku, a Biocluster dedicated to medical and surgical innovation, with the support of local authorities. In an outstanding environment, in the very heart of Strasbourg, within walking distance from the “Petite France”, the city’s historic area, rediscover the unique charm of “Les Haras”...
7.6

Starbucks Coffee / Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma has completed what is probably the world’s most idiosyncratic Starbucks Coffee in Tokyo. Kuma used 6cm square blocks, which he suspend while giving them a functional role as part of the ceiling support. The blocks intersect obliquely, suggesting branches in a forest. The architect wanted to suggest that Starbucks is nestling in a tree...
8.1

Alemanys 5 / Anna Noguera Architect

The Alemanys 5 house is situated in the oldest part of Girona’s “Barri Vell” (Old District) inside the area of the original city walls.Its location on Alemanys Street is special as it stands opposite one of the oldest gates of the wall, which provides views from the house to the Sant Domènec convent, while from the convent the house can be seen with the Cathedral as a backdrop...
7.5

Estate In Extremadura / Ábaton Architects

Spanish firm ÃBATON faced the challenge of transforming an abandoned stable tucked away on a hillside far from city infrastructure into a state-of-the-art, environmentally conscious family residence without disturbing the pristine ecological and aesthetic milieu of Cáceres, Spain...
7.8

Loblaws Maple Leaf Gardens / Landini Associates

Loblaw Companies Limited has transformed the famed Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Conceived by Sydney based design genius Mark Landini and his team from Landini Associates, Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens is a truly sophisticated 'anti big' creation. an iconic Canadian landmark and former home of one of the most famous hockey arenas in North America...
7.1

The Rabbit Hole – Organic Tea Bar Redfern / Matt Woods Design

The Rabbit Hole by Australian designer Matt Woods took advantage of the present architecture in the design of the space, Aiming to re-invent the tired & clichéd teahouse concept, The Japanese art of Kintsugi (which means to join with gold, and is a celebration of the beauty of imperfection in ceramic objects) forms the foundation of this new design approach to this largely neglected niche of the market...
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Hotel FriendHouse / Ryntovt Design

Ecohotel "FriendHouse" is located on 3 hectares plot in forest resort zone aside of Orel river bank, 30 km far from Dnepropertrovsk.It is a single-floor group of buildings with open yards, parking, terraces, garden and park zones (covered area 1750 square meters). During process of siting, an ineologycal analysis of the region was used, taking into account earth energy...
7.2

Ace Hotel London Shoreditch / Universal Design Studio

The Ace Hotel London in Shoreditch is Ace’s first hotel outside the US. Universal Design Studio worked on the project. The design aims to evoke craftsmanship, while guest rooms are based on the idea of staying with a friend. This 258 room hotel is ladened with a beautifully modern juxtaposition of soft and hard textures in muted colours and finished with clean and stark lines...

Art-Sleep-Experience Open-air Exhibition of Artworks 2015 / Urban Campsite Amsterdam

This outdoor exhibition where outdoor camping meets art was an enormous success. The exhibition attracted many national and international guests on a daily basis and was widely covered by the (international) media. This year, initiators Annette van Driel and Francis Nijenhuis return with UrbanCampsite. In June, July and August UrbanCampsite settles in the newest part of Amsterdam, the Centrumeiland of IJburg, surrounded by the IJ lake with a view of island Pampus and the village Durgerdam...
7.8

Valencia Lounge Hostel / Masquespacio

Masquespacio presents its last interior design project for Valencia Lounge Hostel, a hostel of 11 rooms distributed over 236 m2 situated in the old town of Valencia. All the rooms are illuminated by natural light that comes from the balconies. They are decorated in an elegant, modern and simple style that contrasts with the classic tiling and the 18th century windows...
7.1

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel Iceland / Minarc Architect

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel Designed by Minarc, this piece of architecture is built using a prefab “panelized building system” with furniture created from local natural and recycled materials. This is more than a hotel, it is an experience and its facilities and location make it the perfect choice for a single-centre short break whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation or a combination of both...
6.1

Wave City Coffee Table / Stelios Mousarris

The Wave City Coffee Table is created by Stelios Mousarris, a Cypriot based designer. A limited edition piece Inspired by the Christopher Nolan film Inception, This table is a well balanced mixture of wood, steel and 3D printed technology with hand painted coloring techniques...
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PEEP Storage Units / Note Design Studio

When working with offices and workplace environments the light from the windows are seldom sufficient and furnishings including desks and acoustic screens are effective barriers of light traveling through the room...

Cube / Kim HyunJoo design studio

‘Cube' is a outdoor bench, and lighting as well which is made of granite. It seems to be lean to one side without anchor bolt, but it never lean to one side due to the material characteristic; granite is really heavy material...
6.4

&ABILITY Wooden Social networks Table / Alberto Fabbian

&ABILITY project features a table with with embed-able wicker baskets and ceramics for storage underneath the table top and in the table top. Consisting of a wooden table and different ceramics and baskets, &ability is Alberto Fabbian’s interpretation of the principles on which European Union and its currency are – or should be – based: integration, cohesion, sustainability...
7.3

Colorful Bohemian Furniture / Bokja Design

Bokja Design, a company owned by Beirut based designers Hoda Baroudia and Maria Hibri, A gorgeous mixture of Middle Eastern and Asian influenced fabrics take the cake on these vintage furniture pieces; with no real apprehension for busy patterns or crazy mismatching happening at all. Not only are the colors and patterns insane, but don’t forget to pair the pieces with an eclectic mirror and colorful draperies to get the most out of these unique furniture items...

First Furniture Range / Bureau de change for Efasma

Efasma uses natural materials and processes, traditional techniques and quality craftsmanship as a platform for responsible innovation. Efasma’s first furniture range, designed by London based architects Bureau de Change, uses clean and elegant solid wood frames, which amplify the depth and texture of handwoven surfaces...

SPOKES Hanging Lamp / Garcia Cumini for Foscarini

A suspension lamp inspired by everyday an object - the bicycle - Spokes has been designed by the creative couple Vicente Garcia Jimenez and Cinzia Cumini. Every single spoke in a wheel has a purpose but for them are straightforward graphic signs which they have multiplied again and again...

Fan Lamps / Mema Designs

Johannesburg-based studio Mema Designs has been hard at work in producing its latest range of high-quality lighting products. The standout design of the Ukhamba collection is the delicate yet robust Fan Lamp. The material has dynamic reflective characteristics which give the piece a weightless, veil like quality...

W153 ILE / Inga Sempé for wästberg

During Stockholm Furniture Fair, Wästberg is introducing w153 Île developed in collaboration with Inga Sempé. A multi-purpose lamp that can be clamped, placed on a flat surface or mounted on a wall. The lamp is equipped with an energy-efficient, high quality LED and an adjustable shade with magnet construction that enables smooth movement and easy assembly from compact packaging...

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Brum Brum – wooden Balance bike for Kids / Tu jau zini

Brum Brum, Premium balance bike with unique shock absorber and finger-safe discs. It is made by glueing plywood in the necessary curve which gives it the characteristics of a spring. The gentle rocking protects the child’s back against bumps on the road and makes riding even more fun. A unique example of functional eco-design. The frame ensures a spine-neutral position when riding. It’s made of high quality oak, walnut and birch plywood from Latvia...
7.4

Les Echasses Eco-Lodge / Patrick Arotcharen Architecte

Patrick Arotcharen Architecte has designed an eco-lodge. 8 luxury lodges on stilts surrounding a private lake. Les Echasses is a typical boutique hotel opening July 2015. The place is privately owned and entirely designed and built around the idea to connect or reconnect you with the amazing nature of the South Landes / Basque Country giving you access to some of the best golfing and surfing experiences in Europe...
7.6

Underpass Park / PFS Studio with The Planning Partnership

Completed in 2012, Underpass Park was built by Waterfront Toronto and designed by PFS Studio. The park is located underneath the Eastern Avenue overpass just west of the Don River. The park used artistic design elements such as mirrors and lighting to brighten and humanize the space underneath the overpass and includes seating, a children’s playground, landscaping, a skate park, and a basketball court. The park was a key element in integrating the Toronto Community Housing buildings and River City neighbourhood north...
8.1

Hearst Tower / Foster + Partners

The Hearst Tower, with its distinctive triangular frame, opened in New York City October 9, 2006 as the city's first Gold LEED® certified building. The 46-story, 856,000-square-foot Midtown structure is defined by vertical and horizontal energy saving, diamond-shaped bands of bright stainless steel. The design is by AIA Gold Medal recipient and Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Lord Norman Foster, Hon. FAIA, of U.K.-based Foster and Partners...
7.3

BRIXX Collection / Lorenza Bozzoli for Dedon

Inspiration for your one-of-a-kind outdoor dream space. New in – BRIXX Collection, developed in collaboration with Lorenza Bozzoli. Its comfortable shapes and flexible system of rectangular modules enable a wonderfully playful 360° experience. More versatility, accessible from all sides. Recycled, water-repellent fibers for indoor and outdoor use. Comfort and modularity...
6.6

Get the Wheels Turning / Studio Dirk Ploos van Amstel for Van Esch

Wheels coat hooks, designed by the Dutch designer Dirk Ploos van Amstel, are very practical. These coat hooks are wheels too. This allows the spaces between the hooks to be enlarged or reduced. It takes just a second to adjust the hooks for the number of coats. The mat epoxy coated aluminium and light ash timber lend Wheels a warm and no-nonsense appearance...
7.3

SHUGAA room for dessert / Party Space Design

SHUGAA room for dessert, This is the new concept dessert bar tucked away in the streets of Bangkok's Ekamai neighbourhood by Thai design studio Party Space Design. The concept is derived directly from the base of the creative menu; sugar. enlarged massively, the interior represents the various molecules and crystals that compose the desserts’ primary ingredient...
7.1

Newberg Residence / Cutler Anderson Architects

Cutler Anderson Architect has designed a single-family residence in Newberg, OR that embraces nature by taking advantage of its beautiful surroundings. The residence, engineered by MBE, utilizes Corten steel moment frames to achieve the open front of the house that meets the pond. General Contractor R+H from their Bend, Oregon office...
7.4

Junit Pendant light / Niklas Jessen and Julia Mülling for Schneid

Junit is a modular pendant lamp composed of 8 different elements. Designed by the Schneid team of designers, Julia Mülling and Niklas Jessen, Unique lamps for the home furnishing or public space result from circles, discs, pyramids, and cylinders. Whether playful, elegant and minimalist: there is no limit to the expression and combination possibilities...
8.1

Sinnerlig collection / Ilse Crawford for Ikea

SINNERLIG is an collection designed by Ilse Crawford. The beauty is in the details. Bring a soft touch to your home with SINNERLIG collection made of natural materials such as cork, ceramics and glass. Designed to engage your senses, this harmonious collection explores the beauty and pleasure of natural materials, organic forms and soft tones. Bring balance and well being to your home...
8.3

Konieczny’s Ark / KWK Promes

Konieczny’s Ark is an unusual, one-storey house built in Brenna near Cieszyn (southern Poland) on one of the steep slopes of the Beskid Mountains. It is made of concrete and heavily glazed. Its simplicity is contradicted by the innovative structure on which the building rests. Due to the steepness of the slope, designers from Konieczny’s KWK Promes design studio decided to treat the house like a bridge, allowing rainwater to flow harmlessly underneath...
7.1

Mirrors Cafe / bandesign

Nagoya-based architecture studio Bandesign have designed a cafe with a mirrored facade, situated in the country’s gifu prefecture, the project is positioned opposite a row of cherry trees, a popular destination for visitors during the blossom season. A row of cherry tree in this residential town inspired the cafe. This situation stimulated strongly connection with nature. The motive is an invitation for the visitors by the reflective gables creating a forest of the cherry tree...