Archive for September, 2017

A gold and blue University in Chicago

The design studio JGMA has designed a new type of University in Chicago, named “El Centro”. With highly graphic architecture and façades in shades of blue and yellow, the University contrasts with its immediate environment, a car park and a highway.

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“Japan House”, a centre entirely dedicated to Japanese culture in São Paulo

The designer Kengo Kuma has recently completed work on a huge cultural centre entirely dedicated to ancient and contemporary Japanese culture, in the heart of São Paulo. “Japan House” is the first part of a project initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which plans to construct two similar centres in London and Los Angeles.

The Brazilian centre aims to recreate a typically Japanese ambiance and aesthetics in a welcoming setting, in a lively part of the city.

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New York store Opening Ceremony hosts a pink fibreglass installation

The Opening Ceremony store located between Soho and Chinatown in New York is already an essential part of the contemporary fashion scene, and is now trying its hand at design experimentation.

For his corner in the multi-brand store owned by Kenzo creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, the American designer Patrik Ervell chose to present his latest collection within a pink fibreglass installation, skilfully reconverting an industrial object into an unusual design piece.

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DANstudio adds “green balconies” to a house front in Hanoi

Strolling through the streets of Hanoi in Vietnam, you might see a new type of house front, with “green balconies” where plants have been placed, giving a new look to the district. They form part of the “TH House” construction, a house built to a standard design that required finishings before it could be occupied.

The architects from DANstudio undertook to complete the construction of one of these houses, which follows a typical structure inside and outside.

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