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The Shell Chair Project

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary and International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the perpetually innovative Shell Chair serves as a foil for Maharam’s diverse range of textiles, including homespun wool textures, re-editioned designs of the Wiener Werkstätte and Alexander Girard, and collaborations with Hella Jongerius and Paul Smith.

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Urban body artists rock the Caldera

At the Red Bull Art of Motion competition on the Greek island of Santorini, 18 of the world’s best urban artists attempted to blend art and sports together against the stunning backdrop of Firostefani, perched on the rocky cliffs of the world famous Caldera. Rooftops, domes, terraces and swimming pools made up the 200-meter long course with a height differential of 50 meters that the athletes had to master within a 90 seconds time limit.

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Villa Escarpa by Mario Martins

Words from the architect: Villa Escarpa is located near the village of Praia da Luz, in the district of Lagos, Algarve, in the South of Portugal. A condition of the planning permission was that the new house be constructed in the space occupied by a previous building. This had little architectural or technical merit, but was located in an exceptional position on an escarpment overlooking the Algarve coastline and village of Praia da Luz. The footprint was therefore predetermined; on a very steep slope, and exposed to the prevailing winds.

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Poised Table by Paul Cocksedge

It is made of a thousand pounds of rolled steel, precariously balanced. Gentlemen, let us introduce you to the Poised Table by Paul Cocksedge.

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LEGO® Architecture Studio New Kit

Bring your architectural creations to life in LEGO® form with LEGO Architecture Studio. In this amazing set you get over 1200 LEGO bricks and an inspirational guidebook filled with 272 pages of tips, techniques, features, and intuitive hands-on exercises endorsed by leading design houses. LEGO Architecture Studio gives you everything you need to create your very own unique buildings.  Let your imagination guide your design!

Use the monochromatic bricks to help you learn the fundamentals of architectural design in a LEGO context.

 

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'Never Built: Los Angeles' presents an alternative vision of the US city

No two words were ever so compelling as 'What if?' They evoke nostalgia, hope and curiosity, all of which the Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles inspires with its latest exhibition, 'Never Built: Los Angeles.'

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U House by Jorge Graca Costa

Architects: Jorge Graca Costa
Location: Ericeira, Portugal
Area: 300,00 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

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IKEA Relaunches The Table That Began The ‘Flatpack Revolution’

Before IKEA became synonymous with flatpack furniture, it was a regular furniture company.

It was only in 1956, that the 'flatpack revolution' got started.

According to IKEA, designer Gillis Lundgren was taking the three-legged, leaf-shaped ‘Lövet’ side table to a photo shoot, when he realized that it could not fit into his car. So, he decided to saw the legs off, and reassemble them later.

His boss, IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, loved the idea, and even hired three more designers to develop the concept.

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