It’s been nearly a decade – June 29, 2007, to be precise – since Apple first released the very first iPhone…and with it came along a whole industry of accessories designed to protect and personalize the smartphone. Call us jaded, but in general we tend to steer toward understated leather cases for those purposes, like Apple’s in-house leather case or Mujjo’s similar leather option; these cases do an excellent job protecting the phone from drops and improve grip/prevent slip thanks to leather’s characteristic tactile texture. But every once in awhile something like these Nike iPhone Cases pops onto our radar and the itch to go kitsch arises.
Fashioned after the outsole pattern of two of the most iconic Nike sneakers – the Air Force 1 and Roshe – the quartet of colors between two styles offers sneaker lovers a way to make their affinity for the Swoosh clearly on display.
The Roshe edition offered in Green Glow is $35; a second Team Crimson (red) is already sold out. Air Force 1 cases in Black or Blue are both listed as “Coming Soon” for the same price over at Nike.com. Note: All four cases are sized for the iPhone 7 only, so those of us living large in the 7 Plus world (alongside Android users) will have to stay content with other options for now.
Jouw is taking the art of dining to a whole new level. At first glance, these might seem more like a strange toolkit, but in fact, it’s a collection of unique cutlery that begs for experimentation.
Steinbeisser brought together renowned artists and chefs to create an eclectic set of flatware that challenge conventional dining. Not only are these pieces works of art, they’re also sustainably made. Each piece is crafted using natural materials that are often sourced locally, and were originally recycled, reused, or found.
Each bite encourages the user to think outside the box and eat mindfully. Good luck!
Designed by MUT Design for Expormim, the Twins family began with just two armchairs and has now grown to include a new sofa and footrest, each with their own personality. The pieces have their own unique look but come together to work perfectly as a group. The casual collection is available with fabrics that make it suitable for use outdoors, or they can be brought inside as well as they don’t look like your typical outdoor furniture..
With gentle curves and strong silhouettes, the pieces make impactful statements wherever they’re placed and provide a comfortable sit for the user. High tech, 3D fabrics allow the pieces to be used outdoors, while also being sleek enough to be used inside.
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The Elbphilharmonie is now open and the critical voices have quickly turned into a cheering orchestra. The world of architecture agrees – Herzog & de Meuron has created a masterpiece. But not only
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The Client In this project, the client is a contemporary woman, full of strong contrasts; with an innerself full of fabulous nuances. Thus, she entrusted us with a home that could accomodated several
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In Panningen, a small village in the South of The Netherlands, a former car dealer/workshop has been converted into a dental practice. The renovation was accomplished by firstly demolishing all interior
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John James Village, operated by the Leukaemia Foundation, provides respite accommodation free of charge for patients from regional areas who are undergoing treatment in Canberra for blood borne diseases,
- Architects: PRODUCTORA
- Location: Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
- Author Architects: Carlos Bedoya, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles, Víctor Jaime
- Collaborators: Gerardo Aguilar, Mateo Agudelo
- Area: 180.0 m2
- Project Year: 2016
- Photographs: Luis Gallardo
From the architect. The program of this single-family dwelling is resolved in four staggered volumes each with a 5 x 5 meter footprint. The staggering occurs both in plan and cross-section, and responds to different conditions. The staggered plan responds to the integration into the project of an existing large tree on the site, and the positioning of a garage.Plans
The staggered cross-section corresponds to the slope of the site, forming connections between the different spaces that are set off from each other vertically. The double-height dining room functions as the home’s principal space, articulating the program by means of the central staircase that links all of the vertically staggered spaces. To build the house as economically as possible, the chosen construction system is based on hollow brick load-bearing walls and beam/block floor slabs.© Luis Gallardo Sections © Luis Gallardo
Exposed brick was used for the interior, while the exterior has a cement render, creating a monolithic appearance. This unconventional use of exposed brick inverts the finishes: the brick that we usually find on external wall surfaces is employed here in the interior, creating a warmer feel to the rooms. As a result, the interior spaces present a striking texture that is balanced with the simple terrazzo floors and exposed concrete beam ceilings.The external terraces complete the composition, functioning as immediate extensions of the interior spaces with the beam/block floor slabs continuing outside, while the exposed brick is repeated in the floors.© Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo
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The project is catholic priest house, at St. MiachelGarigoyle church, In Chom Thong district, Chiang Mai, Thailand. First story house is public areas. It has meeting room, priest working room, waiting
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Desa Mahkota is a nationalsecondary school designed to accommodate up to 1200 studentsand up to 60 teaching staff. It is located on an elevated 1.8 hectare urban site in Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala
A new exhibition by OMA/AMO, lR100-Rinascente: Stories of Innovation, has officially opened in Milan’s Palazzo Reale. Marking the 100th anniversary of the classic Italian department store, la Rinascente, the exhibition commemorates the company’s long creative history and experimental spirit that has served as an influential part of Italian design, culture and commerce.lR100-Rinascente: Stories of Innovation. Image © Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA
On view from May 24 to September 24, 2017, the exhibition has been envisioned by the architects as a “living archive” that takes the visitor through a sequence of different visual and physical experiences modeled after the logic of a department store. Located within 12 rooms at the historic Palazzo Reale, the individual environments and scenographies will cover aspects of the company ranging from industrial design to fashion to communication, creating a retrospective look at Italy’s “first and only” department store.
In addition, OMA/AMO has envisioned eight window displays referencing the exhibition that will be located at la Rinascente’s Milan flagship store throughout the first two weeks of the event. Read more about the exhibition below.lR100-Rinascente: Stories of Innovation. Image © Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA
Project text via OMA/AMO
What is a department store? What is its role in different urban contexts? How has the digital revolution affected the practice and particularities of its shopping environment? These questions are at the core of recent debates on the future of retail. They resonate among both fashion and architecture historians, and reverberate also through other disciplines – art, design, cinema, theater – to name few, mirroring larger questions of geo-political history and economy.lR100-Rinascente: Stories of Innovation. Image © Lorenzo Palmieri, Courtesy of Rinascente Courtesy of OMA
There is no precise answer to such questions as there is no way to reduce the notion of “department store” to a single statement. A department store is rather a diverse collection of values and identities, expressing the history of the city it belongs to. More than a place, a department store is an open and adaptable cultural canvas of its location, whether it be London, Paris, New York, Tokyo or Milan.
Today, after the first appearance in XIX Paris more than 150 years ago, at a turning point of the digital evolution, department stores are the ideal lab to reimagine our physical relationships to products, cities and our everyday context in general.lR100-Rinascente: Stories of Innovation. Image © Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA
La Rinascente is no exception to this tradition. Established in 1917 to replace and renew Magazzini Bocconi with the fire-proof baptism of D’Annunzio, its relentless creative history is both a symbol and evidence of the vibrant Milanese culture, one that has constantly seen the relationship with industry and commerce as an opportunity for daring experimentation and research.
Conceiving a historical exhibition on la Rinascente meant diving into the store’s history and archive: discovering its heroes, from Dudovich to Ponti, Huber to Munari; understanding its leaders, from the 50-year long direction by Borletti - Brustio to the current management; and decoding its design language and graphic identity. Unfolding the history of fashion and commerce reveals a new perspective on the history of Italy as a whole.Courtesy of OMA lR100-Rinascente: Stories of Innovation. Image © Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA
To mark the 100th anniversary of la Rinascente we have envisioned the exhibition as a living archive that invites the visitor to discover a sequence of wonders. The exhibition unfolds through a series of different visual and physical experiences. Rather than a coherent journey, it is a collage of identities, echoing the same logic of a department store and presenting the many aspects that made la Rinascente a crucial example in the history of European department stores.
From industrial design to fashion, art to communication, illustrious collaborations to a never fulfilled search for innovation, each of the 12 rooms at Palazzo Reale will display multiple scenographies and outline a different aspect of the production of the first and only department store of Italy.lR100-Rinascente: Stories of Innovation. Image © Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA
The history of la Rinascente is the story of the people who made it (management, creatives and clients), and the story of their ambition to connect art to life.
Learn more about the project here.
News via OMA/AMO.lR100-Rinascente: Stories of Innovation. Image © Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA lR100-Rinascente: Stories of Innovation. Image © Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA lR100-Rinascente: Stories of Innovation. Image © Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA lR100-Rinascente: Stories of Innovation. Image © Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA
- Title: OMA/AMO-Designed Exhibition lR100-Rinascente: Stories of Innovation
- Type: Exhibition
- Website: http://www.palazzorealemilano.it/wps/portal/luogo/palazzorealeEN/exhibitions/currentexhibitions/detail/LA_RINASCENTE
- Organizers: Milan City Council, Palazzo Reale
- From: May 24, 2017 12:01 AM
- Until: September 24, 2017 11:59 PM
- Venue: Palazzo Reale
- Address: Piazza del Duomo, 12, 20122 Milano, Italy
For their latest fashion show scheme for Prada, AMO has gone "back to basics." Envisioned for the fashion house's 2017 Fall/Winter Collection, "Continuous Interior" borrows from domestic design, taking the form of a series of curving wooden partitions paired with ordinary materials and emblematic furniture pieces to create a stage that speaks to the importance of authenticity in the political climate of today.
PANDA, an exhibition by OMA & Bengler, opens today at the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale - After Belonging. From the architect. PANDA investigates the accelerating influence of digital sharing platforms, their social and political implications, and pervasive impact on the built environment.
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Pu Zao Restaurant Chief Designer: Xu Xu-Jun Design Team: Xu Xu-Wei, Chang Tao, Zhang Qiang-Long Design Company: Yiduan Shanghai Interior Design (www.yd-d.net) Location: 4F, Tongde Plaza, Kunming,
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The investor’s task was to create a smaller building on the property – a studio in the garden adjacent to the existing building. When considering the concept of the new building we were influenced
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Wei Yi International Design Associates—Boundary Project name: Boundary Space type: Residential Design firm: Wei Yi International Design Associates （www.lw-id.com） Project location: Taiwan Project
- Architects: Jestico + Whiles
- Location: London, United Kingdom
- Project Year: 2017
- Photographs: Matt Clayton
From the architect. Jestico + Whiles was appointed in 2013 to design a new student accommodation-led development of the former Southwark Town Hall on Peckham Road for Alumno Developments.© Matt Clayton
Southwark Town Hall has played an important role in Camberwell and the wider South London area for several years. Jestico + Whiles’ scheme preserves the character of the building and is aimed at regenerating the site as a creative arts hub and community theatre, serving as a mixed-use arts based building with accommodation for Goldsmiths College students and the new Theatre Peckham.
The student accommodation has 166 rooms, private student gardens and generous common spaces and lounges. It has been designed to support a high level of community usage – including twelve self-contained artists’ studios, an independently managed gallery space and a café, as well as a contemporary sky lounge which provides social space for students and gallery space for artist exhibitions.© Matt Clayton Floor Plan © Matt Clayton
The proposals included the demolition and re-provision of Theatre Peckham, a community theatre which has operated for more than two decades and whose alumni includes the actor and new star of the Star Wars franchise, John Boyega.© Matt Clayton
The original Theatre Peckham was situated within the community hall adjoining the former Southwark Town Hall building. The scheme features a new studio theatre complex comprising a 200- seat auditorium, rehearsal space and dance studios which can be accessed from the new public piazza.© Matt Clayton Section 2 © Matt Clayton
The new facilities allow Theatre Peckham to bring all of its work together under one roof for the first time, and provides space for an array of new classes, performances and events within the local community, in addition to its existing programme of workshops offering affordable performing arts classes to three to 18-year-olds.© Matt Clayton
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The ground of ‘a pointing hand’ form is seated on the top of the hill in Sangsu-dong area, Seoul. Just as like the name of the region meaning ‘the town above the river’, it is looking down Han
For decades, SketchUp has been one of the most well-known 3D modeling programs in the design world, owed to its intuitive working tools and labyrinth of user-generated accessories, from open source libraries to plugins. Quite often, SketchUp is the software of choice for engaging children with architecture, due to its availability, flexibility, and ease of use.
Later in your design career, you could be forgiven for dismissing SketchUp as a 'rookie tool', a beginner's level below the advanced stages of Revit, Rhino, and AutoCAD. However, as SketchUp has evolved throughout the years, it now contains a formidable array of functions, capable of producing complex, exportable results in an organized, efficient manner for students and senior partners alike.
From geo-location to sun-paths, here are 10 very useful tips to make you the model SketchUp user of the office.
01. Use the 3D Warehouse gallery: check and purge models before importing them.3D Model: Fabian Dejtiar via SketchUp.
There is a universe of downloadable 3D models made by other users that can fast-track the construction of your own models. To avoid adding additional information such as lines, layers, and materials, which will only increase file sizes, purge the model's components before saving them.
02. Position the model correctly in space.3D Model: Fabian Dejtiar via SketchUp.
Geo-referencing a project allows you to consider it in relation to location, an inherent quality for any successful architectural scheme. If you want to position a 3D model, you can access it from the window> model information> geolocation> add location / define location manually.
Whatever the reason for positioning, you also need to take into account the time zone of each location.
03. Use plugins and check out the new stuff in Extension Warehouse.3D Model: Fabian Dejtiar via SketchUp.
SketchUp users develop a variety of plugins that not only solve problems in each version, but also exploit the potential of existing tools, and incorporate new 3D modeling equipment. Extensions range from Solar North, which provides tools to set the orientation for the angle of sunlight and shadows, to Sketchy FFD, a mesh defined by a series of control points in its vertices and edges that allow the manipulation of dimensions of the selected object.
04. Organize and save your toolbar settings.3D Model: Fabian Dejtiar via SketchUp.
Having a work environment customized to your needs and preferences is no small matter. It takes considerable time to organize a toolbar, so ensure that your ideal settings are saved for future use. The result will be an ability to execute tasks more efficiently, allowing you to invest more time in concepts, design, and detailing.
05. Use groups and components to simplify editing and constructing a model.3D Model: Fabian Dejtiar via SketchUp.
Organizing models into groups of objects, lines or figures are one of the most useful characteristics of SketchUp. Creating a group is quick and simple (secondary button> create group) and allows you to alter a particular section of your model (by double-clicking on it), without affecting other figures near the object. A good tip is to double-click on the newly created surface, thus selecting both faces and edges, and create a group before you start using the push / pull tool or any other modification.
06. Use layers, but not too many.3D Model: Fabian Dejtiar via SketchUp.
Establish a small number of layers for your 3D model in order to control what elements display on the screen. Hiding the layers you are not using (from Window> Layers) is a useful tip for accessing certain parts of the model, while at the same time allowing your model to respond more smoothly.
When importing elements created in other programs, or by other users, information contained within the layers is usually transferred to the new file/model. Therefore, take time to delete/reduce the surplus data which is currently adding nothing but MBs onto your file size.
07. Reference other points on the model and make guides.3D Model: Fabian Dejtiar via SketchUp.
When creating or duplicating elements in a SketchUp model, the use of points, objects or reference guides is a good option to increase precision and accuracy.
If you need to copy an object with a reference point, you have to select the item to duplicate, choose a reference point in space and then press the Ctrl key to activate copy mode. If you’re generating another reference element, you can insert a guide by selecting the 'Measure' tool with guide creation activated (Ctrl key), and click on the beginning of an existing edge and its extension.
08. Keyboard shortcuts.Wikipedia UserYomik70 Under Licensed CC BY-SA 4.0. Image
Like any 3D modeling software, using the keyboard allows quick access to tools and tool variations. While SketchUp already has preset shortcuts, they can be customized and edited (by accessing Window> Preferences> Shortcuts) according to your personal preference.
It is important to read the different actions and variations that allow you to perform the key combinations, usually indicated in the lower left of the screen depending on each tool you select.
09. Use the appropriate visual style each time.3D Model: Fabian Dejtiar via SketchUp.
SketchUp has built-in visual graphic styles to generate artistic effects, or to alter hidden geometries and back edges. You’ll need to identify specifically what you want to visualize when making your 3D model because each style demands a greater processing of information by your computer, which translates into a reduction in performance.
We recommend using standard styles in the 3D modeling process, as well as disabling the visualization of hidden geometries, shadows and textures/materials.
10. Use scene manager to set and save views.3D Model: Fabian Dejtiar via SketchUp.
Scene manager options, accessed from Window> Scenes, allow you to add, update and delete viewpoints proposed by the original user; creating different camera angles to communicate, understand, and animate the project.
When choosing views, 'Place Camera' is a useful precision tool, controlling the camera's height in relation to the ground, and freely rotating it to establish the ideal point of view to sell your idea.
After the success of its 6th edition in 2007, Sketchup became one of the world's most widely used 3D modeling software products. This is thanks to its intuitive toolbar, interdisciplinary use within the creative industry (not just architects) and having a free version that doesn't use watermarks.
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Hyundai’s “Modern Premium” strategy – the concern’s definition of quality encompassing technology, functionality, design, comfort and sustainability – formed the basis for an invited architectural
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In the tropics, the rooms of a house may be inner and outer spaces overlapping each other; nature and the house are everywhere. It also seeks to express in the house a way of being characterized by