Posts tagged with "Interiors":

GreenerBuilder 2019

Hosted by the Pacific Region communities of the U.S. Green Building Council, GreenerBuilder is a one-day conference and expo for green building professionals. The annual event unites all of the key players in greening the Pacific Region’s built environment—including architects, engineers and contractors—to discuss industry trends, new research and emerging technologies. GreenerBuilder is where you can get the strategies and tools to help create a more sustainable future in the region.

Robotic Storage Design

A new product design contest on Desall.com is now available: Pharmathek and Desall invite you to design the new case of the Sintesi robotized warehouse dedicated to the pharmacy world.

Pharmathek is looking for the new design of the case of the Sintesi robotized warehouse and of the automatic loader Pharmaload, installed inside the pharmacies and developed to facilitate the pharmacist and her/his collaborators in the daily management of the medicines and their data.

For more info: https://bit.ly/PharmathekContest

Contest timeline

Upload phase: 28th June 2019 – 03rd October 2019 (1.59 PM UTC)

Client Vote: from 03rd October 2019

Winner announcement: approximately by the end of December 2019

Total awards

€4000

Participation is free of charge and open to all creative people at least 18 years or older.

PHARMATHEK

Pharmathek is a company that designs, produces and installs robotic storage systems for pharmacies.

Born within the Th.Kohl Group, a company with a 100 years of experience in the pharmacy sector, since its foundation the company has worked to offer its customers increasingly innovative and high-performance solutions, able to respond better and better to the needs of the contemporary pharmacy.

Among the values ​behind Pharmathek solutions there are efficiency, speed and reliability.

But even before that, flexibility: the Pharmathek robotic storage systems can be configured according to the needs of the individual company.

This is why Pharmathek customers include not only pharmacies but also hospital pharmacies and medicine wholesalers.

DESALL

Desall.com is an open innovation platform dedicated to design and innovation, that offers to companies a participatory design tool involving in the creative process an international community coming from all over the world. To date Desall gathers more than 100000 creatives from over 210 countries and has collaborated with international brands like Luxottica, Whirlpool, Electrolux, ALESSI, Enel, Leroy Merlin, KINDER, Barilla, illy, Chicco, Mondadori and many more.

Thanks to the mingling of different cultural backgrounds and creative industries, the Desall community is able to provide high-quality project solutions for every product development phase requested by the client, from concept to product design, from naming to packaging.

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Yabu Pushelberg infuses Jean Georges restaurant with seafaring motif

Jean Georges's latest venture The Fulton was designed by top New York design duo Yabu Pushelberg to evoke the history of the city’s seaport. Located at Pier 17, the new restaurant is adorned in hand-painted murals by En Viu that illustrate a whimsical undersea journey. This theme is carried through a refined use of plush sea-foam green banquettes and U-shaped quartz countertops. The overall scheme, evident throughout the two-story restaurant, veers in the opposite direction of what could easily become kitsch, especially when dealing with nautical treatments. Rather, the design of The Fulton demonstrates a mastery of elegant and restrained interpretation. Dock-floor patterns, wood paneling, and asymmetrical lighting play on the buoyancy of the waterline outside as indoor and outdoor seating provide unobstructed views of the Brooklyn Bridge. Read the full article on our interiors and design website, aninteriormag.com.
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Designers transform fairground into Quebec City's Le Grand Marché

A "glass palace" once again, Quebec City’s former Pavillon du Commerce—first erected in 1923—returns to its former glory as the Canadian city’s new public food market. The locale once hosted agricultural fairs intended to educated and promote the best farming practices. It will now help support the region's thriving agro-food sector and foster a growing culinary scene. Helmed by the ExpoCité initiative and Coopérative des Horticulteurs de Québec (CHQ) government agency, the recently completed Grand Marché hall is part of a larger urban renewal project slated to revive the Port of Quebec district. Read the full story on our interiors and design site, aninteriormag.com.
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Inaba Williams right-sizes a Williamsburg apartment

“Sometimes what’s available on the market doesn’t meet the desires of the people who want to purchase,” architect Jeffrey Inaba explains as he describes the impetus behind an Inaba Williams–designed project in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where the firm set about reducing the number of bedrooms in what was once a two-bedroom unit.

The project, Inaba continued, represents a rare example of “lowering a home’s market value to increase its enjoyment value,” and came partially out of a desire to fix some of the bad architecture resulting from the spreadsheet-driven design of the 15-year-old developer tower where the apartment is located.

Read the full article on our interiors and design site, aninteriormag.com.
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Vincent Van Duysen converts Antwerp convent into boutique hotel

Famous for his minimalistic and at times brutalist aesthetic, Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen espouses a refined yet textured design vocabulary. Whether developing a new product, interior, or full architecture project, the creative polymath seeks out pure yet tactile materials that, combined together, can achieve a timeless quality. Beneath the surface, Van Duysen's craft-led methodology allows him and his team to treat each new assignment with a tabula rasa approach; taking into account context, history, and the physical experience of the user. Considerations of durability, luminosity, and comfort are also crucial to his practice. Van Duysen's highly-luxurious projects can be found in retail, hospitality, workspace, and private spaces throughout Belgium and Europe. A few are located in the United States. Read the full story on our interiors and design site, aninteriormag.com.
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bld.us designs paean to sustainable materials in the seat of American democracy

Like the famous Philip Johnson project that its name riffs on, the Grass House is all about transparency—but not the superficial, paranoid kind that relies on open floor plans and full-height glass windows. “This building is really about being as transparent with the construction process, with the material selection process, with the design process, as possible,” said Andrew Linn, cofounder of bld.us, the Washington, D.C.–based practice behind the house, “even if that leads to darker, rougher spaces than typical.” The house doesn’t present a frictionless, techno-utopian vision of sustainable design, but instead celebrates the texture and tactile richness of its organic constituent materials. Read the full article on our interiors and design website, aninteriormag.com.
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Museum of Food and Drink acquires Ebony's psychedelic test kitchen

The Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) in New York has been selected as the new owner of a salvaged psychedelic interior from the landmarked Johnson Publishing Building in Chicago. Designed by local African-American architect John Warren Moutoussamy, the 11-story office building on Michigan Avenue was the longtime home of Ebony magazine, founded by John H. Johnson in 1945 as one of the first publications oriented towards African-American audiences. The magazine focused on black culture, celebrities, and leaders, but also explored politics and race issues throughout the 20th century. An especially popular feature was the cooking column by editor Charlotte L. Lyons, whose recipes were tested and photographed in the building’s custom-designed test kitchen, now headed to MOFAD. After the magazine was purchased by Clear View Group in 2016, the headquarters was sold to Columbia College, who planned to use it as a new student center. However, as the plan lost momentum, the building was sold again, this time for redevelopment by 3L Real Estate in 2017. The developer is turning the old offices into residential apartments and the landmark protections do not extend to the interiors. The kitchen was slated for removal. In advance of this planned residential conversion, however, a group of preservationists and volunteers from the not-for-profit organization Landmarks Illinois meticulously studied, documented, and preserved the space, placing its deconstructed components in storage. The group then published an RFP in February seeking a qualified institution that would be sensitive to the space’s history in order to best tell the public about the story of Johnson Publishing and the legacy of Ebony magazine from its inaugural 1945 issue to today. Designed in 1971 by interior designers William Raiser and Arthur Elrodwood, the kitchen is composed of an oblong central island, wooden cabinets, and walls all covered with orange and purple marbled wallpaper. The yellow countertops are curved around the island, and custom appliances are often playfully integrated—a toaster can be pulled out from a nearly invisible nook in the wallpaper when needed, rather than sitting on the surface. The original 1970s appliances remained intact, complete with their orange and brown paneled surfaces to match. As the winning institution, MOFAD plans to use the 70s-style marbled interior as the centerpiece for their upcoming exhibition, African/American: Making the Nation’s Table. Dr. Jessica B. Harris, the curator of the exhibition, said in a statement: “We seek to create the country’s first major exhibition to recognize how African Americans have laid the foundation for American food culture.” Harris believes that the salvaged interior is “a perfect embodiment of this exhibition’s story.” Freda DeKnight’s cookbook and Lyon's popular column were both celebrations of African-American culinary tradition that were shared with the world starting in Ebony’s kitchen.  The exhibition has been in concept planning since December of 2017, but the recent acquisition has become the centerpiece. Peter J. Kim, the museum’s director, included the image and news of the interior’s purchase in a May 22nd announcement calling for donations for the development of the exhibit. The bold yellow countertops are visible in countless vintage images from both the column and cookbook, but the swirly space and quirky appliances that will live on at the MOFAD welcome interaction with history and help tell the story of African American culture in America.

Celebrating the 300th Anniversary of the William Trent House: House & Garden Tour

Please join us to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the William Trent House, recipient of a 2019 Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Award from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. Get an inside look at the interior renovation from expert guides, enjoy plentiful food (passed hors d’oeuvres) and drink (wine, beer, non-alcoholic), and connect with leaders in architecture, art, and interior design, as well as fellow enthusiasts of the classical tradition. The evening will include guest speakers, tours of the house and garden, live music, and a reception. The event is co-hosted by the Institute for Classical Architecture & Art, Philadelphia Chapter and the William Trent House Association.
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Adam Nathaniel Furman splashes a Tokyo apartment in pastels

An apartment in Nagatacho, Tokyo, has gotten a hypersaturated candy-colored makeover courtesy of English designer Adam Nathaniel Furman. The 1,700-square-foot, three bed, two bath unit is a sumptuous study in material contrasts that aims to ameliorate some of the mundanity of everyday home life. The unit’s programming is organized around its central spaces, the living room, and kitchen, and color is used to delineate each element. Pastel pink cabinets in the kitchen sit alongside a hand-finished spruce wall divider, as baby-blue countertops meet a herringbone backsplash rendered in iridescent turquoise tiles. Ceramics that mimic the colors found throughout the space line the living room’s white shelves, providing pops of vibrancy and complexity even in the more “restrained” spaces. Read the full article on our new interiors site, aninteriormag.com.
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New CBD store brings high design to New York's NoMad neighborhood

Pink curvilinear walls, bold terrazzo volumes, neoclassical arced alcoves, and lush plant accents help create a serene setting for CBD retailer Standard Dose's wellness center. Set in New York's Nomad district, the new multi-level venue provides costumers with a fully-immersive and calming experience that allows them to cut-away and detox from the urban grind. Cleverly distributed in this tropical oasis are tea bars, product display cases, and consultancy booths; an upcoming spa treatment room, and an outdoor rooftop lounge dedicated to daily yoga classes, meditation sessions, and educational workshops. CeoLux skylights further enhance the therapeutic quality of this secluded complex. This architectural detail visually reproduced the behavior of the earth's atmosphere and is proven to support mental restorative processes, reduce stress, heighten a sense of comfort and emotional wellbeing, and enhance cognitive functions—all of the attributes that are harder and harder to come by in a demanding city like New York. Read the full story on our new interiors and design site aninteriormag.com.
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Lyric, the rental conversion startup, talks value of design

Reconfiguring residential units into hospitality spaces isn’t exactly what home sharing service Airbnb is known for, but it certainly aligns with their mission. That might explain why the company was the lead investor in a funding round last month that netted $160 million for the startup Lyric. Lyric, founded in 2014, operates in 13 cities across the U.S. After leasing units in apartment buildings, the company renovates and restyles them for travelers with a suite of amenities. Lyric finely balances between styling its units as hospitality-minded spaces and livable apartments; it recognizes that while some travelers may use their rentals as “crash pads,” others might stay for a longer term and want to explore the culture of their host city. AN Interior recently sat down with Nicole Bernstein, senior director of experience design, and Ravi Hampole, vice president of brand and design, to discuss the challenges, advantages, and design inspiration that drive Lyric. Check out the full story on our new interiors site, aninteriormag.com.