Thoughtful design with longevity, flexibility and innovation at its core.
Blasón warehouse conversion in Madrid by Burr Studio
Blasón warehouse conversion in Madrid by Burr Studio In an effort to salvage and – perhaps most importantly – preserve remnants of Madrid’s industrial past, Burr Studio has established Elements for Industrial Recovery, a project series that the architects hope will influence how others approach changes to the city’s built environment. “Our proposals aim to become […]
July 4, 2022
MVRDV to transform iconic Centraal Beheer building into housing
The Centraal Beheer building was a revolution in office design when it opened in 1972. Hertzberger’s design consists of four quadrants, divided by two central “streets” that form the social heart of the building. By consistently repeating and adjusting the basic element – a 9-metre cube – the building acquired its distinctive form and remarkable interior. Half a century […]
July 1, 2022
Eulalia warehouse conversion in Madrid by Burr Studio
The Eulalia warehouse conversion is part of a project series, titled Elements for Industrial Recovery, which responds to the gradual decline of industrial activity in Madrid’s centre over the last 30 years. Developed by Burr Studio’s leaders, Elena Fuertes, Ramón Martínez, Álvaro Molins and Jorge Sobejano, this “strategic toolset” places the protection of the city’s […]
April 27, 2022
Formafantasma designs ‘T Shelf’ shelving system for Hem
Guided by practice co-founders Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, the work of Formafantasma first resonated with Hem’s founder, Petrus Palmér, in 2010. For more than a decade since, Petrus has followed the designers and the steady flow of work dispatched from their studios in Milan and Rotterdam. “It was clear from the start that they […]
April 14, 2022
The Los Angeles home of Kalon Studios stuns with three levels of furniture and art
“With so much of our lives having gone online,” Johannes adds, “we felt it [the showroom in Los Angeles] was a powerful moment to channel some of our energy towards creating a physical space in the world, where people could come to experience Kalon Studios and all we stand for, touch the materials, and see […]
November 9, 2021
ANOHA museum: 150 animals made from recycled materials inhabit a ‘spaceship’ by Olson Kundig
The circular structure is inspired by the more than 4000-year-old Mesopotamian story of the ark. But the architects at Olson Kundig say that it resembles a “spaceship”, too. Visitors to ANOHA Children’s World are invited to step onboard the craft and unleash their imaginations, fuelled by the Jewish concept of tikkun olam which calls on […]
June 25, 2021
Sydney’s biggest pool since the 2000 Olympics is now open
An impressive aquatic centre with extensive fitness and wellness facilities is the jewel in the crown of a major recreational project in the Epsom Park precinct of Sydney’s Green Square. Featuring four swimming pools, one becoming the largest to appear in Sydney since the 2000 Olympics, the Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre was designed by Andrew Burges Architects and Grimshaw with landscaping by Taylor Cullity Lethlean.
February 11, 2021
Reclaimed bricks line the vaulted buildings of China’s Imperial Kiln Museum
Known as the ‘Porcelain Capital’ for its centuries-long association with crafting some of the world’s finest ceramics, Jingdezhen is a prefecture-level city in the north-eastern Jiangxi province of China. While historians suggest that the area may have produced pottery as early as the sixth century, the region didn’t become a dominant kiln site until the 11th century. Later, from the Ming Dynasty onward, the official kilns of Jingdezhen fell under the control of the emperor, who commissioned large quantities of ‘imperial porcelain’ for palace service and lavish gifts.
November 17, 2020
Italian furniture powerhouse Paola Lenti launches its best-ever outdoor fabric
After four years of intensive research and engineering, the technical team at Italian furniture house Paola Lenti has developed a coating solution that considerably increases the performance of the mono-material yarn called Twiggy. The brand says that the new yarn will deliver incredible performance when put to use in the manufacture of outdoor furniture, while also respecting the environment. Twiggy is an evolution of the polyolefin yarn that Paola Lenti first started using for its outdoor furniture fabrics 20 years ago.
September 3, 2020
‘The world’s most popular chair’ gets a sustainable overhaul by Konstantin Grcic
Italian design house Magis has recently launched the 'Bell' chair. Lightweight, affordable and stackable, this new iteration of the popular monobloc chair is designed to be stronger than ever before and is manufactured using industrial waste. The versatile chair comes in three colours: Sunrise, High Noon and Midnight.
August 10, 2020