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Project • By in situ studioPrivate Houses

Merkel Cooper Residence

The house is set in a hill, just below the crest, overlooking a lake. The entry drive meanders through a hardwood forest and up the hill, approaching the house from the south. The first glimpse of the house is offered near the top of the drive, revealing the combined carport/entry and the service end of the main house volume. Public spaces are hidden on the north end of the house, opening to views of the lake and a deep valley filled with beech trees.A series of site walls negotiate between the steep slope and the simple house form.The main level of the house is accessed througha combined carport/entry, composed as a series of layers – wood screen, banded glass wall, structure – that lead to an entry vestibule and the stair. Once inside, mo... More

Product • By MaxdesignAppia Leather

Appia Leather

There are also new features in the Appia product family, a collection of chairs with or without arms that is perfect for both private and shared environments. At the trade fair it will be shown with an exclusive integrated covering in genuine leather, combined with beech plywood.At the company’s stand, Appia is adapted to showcase its suitability for hospitality, highlighting the versatility of this chair, designed by Christoph Jenni, able to meet the different needs of a variety of settings. More

Project • By B|D Landscape ArchitectsParks/Gardens

LSBU Public Realm

London South Bank University: Student Centre project represents the first ‘anchor’ within London South Bank University’s Estate Strategy to revitalise the campus with enhanced public realm improving connections and legibility between campus and urban fabric of the area. The site comprises the northern and eastern corner of the London South Bank University campus adjacent to Borough Road and Southwark Bridge Road. The proposed development consists of infilling the undercroft area below the Tower Building to provide new student and support facilities and important public realm entrances from Borough Road & Kell Street. At undercroft site had a cold and unwelcoming feel with a defensive landscape of tall security railings only accessi... More

Project • By Pablo Muñoz Payá ArquitectosApartments

Refurbishment for Niko

This project is based on the reform of an existing house in Petrer (Alicante, Spain), a construction of 86m2. The idea is to maximise space by connecting rooms. For this reason, the decision is taken to convert the kitchen and living room into a single kitchen-dining-living room in which the outstanding feature will be a unit that will cover the whole interior façade, bringing a new atmosphere to the room and addressing a series of determinants.The main aims of this new interior lining are: to create an interior layer that will afford the required thermal insulation that is lacking in the existing façade; to involve the pillars that encroach 70cm into the interior of the living room in a new image that will dissolve their presence; to... More

Product • By PlexwoodPanel two-sided

Panel two-sided

About Plexwood Plexwood is an innovative interior design veneer, composed of end grain wood and with the grain veneers, which give the product a clear linear structure.  Plexwood can be used for floors, walls, ceilings, staircases, furniture, and company logos, amongst many other conceptual applications.  End grain wood, one of the main components of Plexwood, is harder than regular cut wood, making Plexwood products suitable for high traffic environments like public spaces, office, retail, education and health care environments.  In our production we do not use formaldehyde-based glue or volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Plexwood can meet almost any sustainability standard or certification. Available in 12 products: St... More

Project • By dum dum designShops

AMARES Caprichos del Mar Seafood Delicatessen

Creation of a commercial concept for the new brand AMARES (seafood delicatessen).A first small elegant and warm shop wich married with style wood,steel and brass for this new high-end concept. In the well-kept image of products, the project was thought in greatest detail to convey the «gourmet» spirit and the brands values.Material Used :1. KHENIFRA BLACK POLISH MARBLE (local) - Doorstep2. ICONTAINERS - wood floor - Legno 70 collection + brass Grout3. black and white cement tile - local product4. LIVING CERAMICS - wall tiles - Mayollica collection5. DARK - spotlights - COOLFIN ROUND / RECESSED COOLFIN and TUKI collections6. DELTALIGHT - Façade spotlights - VISION collection7. DARK - Pendant light (cash register) - Mr Beam collection8.... More

Project • By Andrea Mosca Creative StudioPrivate Houses

Bookshelf House

A big woodwork of stepped book shelves is the key element that characterize this remodeling project just outside of Paris: a private three-storey house renovated by Italian architect Andrea Mosca.Andrea Mosca designed the interior for a family of five who stayed at a friend's house during the renovation and were enamored with the living room bookshelf.The aim of this project was to transform this dark, run-down home into a bright and warm space, add an office zone on the mezzanine and create a separate but visible kitchen.The beech wood shelves other that just forming a Bookcase, act as stair railing, office space dividers and general storage within the two levels.Usually conceived as a series of flat shelving, this bookcase is made ar... More

Project • By concreteHotels

Hotel Andaz Munich

ANDAZ MUNICH – DESIGN STORYconcrete proudly presents the opening of its latest hotel project, Andaz Munich in Schwabing. Like a kaleidoscope, the Andaz hotel reflects the culture and tradition of the neighbourhood, creating a stimulating and inspiring atmosphere where guests and locals can feel at home. The combination of state-of-the-art technology and old traditions that makes Munich so unique forms a sense of tension that can be found throughout the hotel design. The ceiling structure illustrates this contrast via a literally interwoven network of rough wood and high-gloss anodised metal. The connecting axis between the different areas which brings all functions together in a single hybrid space ('we share') is a lively place to meet and... More

Project • By Collectif StudioladaLaboratories

Dermatological laboratory at Brabois (54)

The building is implanted on one of the last plots of the Brabois technopole, in Nancy's suburbs. This typical 80s business park is exceptional in the sense that it is located in the middle of a forest of deciduous trees, through which runs the A330 motorway. The plot is located very close to the road, which is the source of important noise disturbance and contrasts with the normally calm forest of the Champelle.The program consists in creating administrative and technical headquarters, including R&D laboratories, for a dermatological product company.The layout and envelope of the building respond to the various issues raised by the context and the program. The U-shaped plan expands the workspaces around a central patio which offers to... More

Project • By C.Y. Lee Architect Inc.Churches

Downsview Presbyterian Church

The main objective of the project was converting a single storey barn shape structure which previously used as an indoor tennis court to a place of worship. The existing building was seriously deteriorated over the years and the major renovation was required both on the exterior and the interior space. The existing building was built with simple steel ‘A’ frame with concrete block wall and metal roofing. In order to create an inviting and welcoming place of worship, wood was chosen for the structure and the interior finish. The main entrance was constructed with glulam beams and glulam deck; and for the exterior surface, pre-finished wood siding was installed over the existing concrete block wall.Material Used :1. Timber System Limited. - S... More

Project • By YOD GroupRestaurants


Spices have an effect on mood, desire and person's feelings, so no wonder that in Asia spices are given special significance. However, nowadays Ukrainians also have the opportunity to test the miraculous properties of Asian spices, not going to Asia itself. For this purpose, it is enough to visit the Asian kitchen & bar "Spicy NoSpicy" in Kyiv, where spices play a fundamental role.The main dominants of restaurant are open contact kitchen and contact bar. All processes in the kitchen from cooking to dishes delivery for waiters are open. However, the main feature of the kitchen is that the visitors can observe the preparation of dishes and freely communicate with cooks, sitting at the big tabletop, which separates the kitchen from the hal... More

Product • By SancalTONELLA


Spanish winebarrels remain the inspiration for the Tonella family. The straight line quilting runs down theoutside of the piece, like staves, contrasting with thesmooth interior cushions.The Marie Antoinette-styleseat, back and arms are made from flexible mouldedpolyurethane foam. The plain interior area can beupholstered in fabric or leather, the outer area isquilted to follow the barrel style lines of the base andis therefore only available in fabric.The metalsupport is available in two sizes and two finishes:bronze or nacar.FABRICMini armchair-Fixed upholstery.-Exterior (“base”): quilted, only available in fabric.-Interior (“cushions”): plain, available in fabric or leather.-Seat structure: F1 steel tube with metal springs fitted with in... More

Project • By estudio AMÁSLShops


An old bank store in an office block has been turned into a pharmacy design store, as a matter of fact that the project performs as a representative architecture and business opportunity. Located in the surroundings of IFEMA fairground, the project aims a different pharmacy store concept, a swap of the way customers get engaged and it tries to stand out from the massive office buildings, the prevailed typology around the area. Within this context, the store has a meticulous and exclusive design that bears the idea of being an iconic and remarkable store in the business park. The large windows of the external façades become one of the most valuable factors in the project, it creates a corner transparent store by connecting outdoor and i... More

Project • By Ibelings van Tilburg ArchitectenLibraries


A new heart for the municipality of Utrechtse HeuvelrugA versatile building and a harmonious fitThe new cultural centre in Doorn is not only home to the municipality of Utrechtse Heuvelrug (including all its public functions) but also houses the library, the Centre for Youth and Families, the tourist office, the music school, a grand café, ABN AMRO Bank and the local history museum. A flexible and multi-functional building that had to fit harmoniously in a culturally and historically important place in the town centre, next to the church of St. Martin. At our client's request, we made two designs for the citizens of Doorn to choose from. The selected design for the cultural centre offers an unobstructed view of the church, a new s... More

Product • By SCAB DesignLady B

Lady B

Snug and shapely with a comfortable, yet eye-catching look, the new Lady B chair by SCAB Design embodies the technical innovation and quest for style that are the company’s signature features. Developed in partnership with Studio Zetass to provide a project focused on the contract sector (cafés and restaurants), it is perfect for homes as well, with its pop style.Made of lightweight but strong technopolymer, with a padded or unpadded body and featuring slender legs, Lady B takes the concept of relaxation and transforms it into a sturdy, snug seat with effortless practicality with a highly versatile style.A wide range of colours, seven finishes including sophisticated black nickel and satin brass for the four-leg model, and a chrome-plated o... More