The Monte d’Oiro Wine Tasting Room competition is part of the Bee Breeders competition series set in Portugal and is a collaboration with Quinta Do Monte D’Oiro, a family wine project located in the Lisbon Wine Region. Quinta do Monte d’Oiro has been known for its idyllic wine-making conditions since the 17th century, with a privileged terroir, resting on clay-limestone soils and the influence of Atlantic winds. This unique combination has created wines with a great freshness, elegance and balance for years. For the Monte d’Oiro Wine Tasting Room competition, the family vineyard is looking to create a wine tasting room where people can gather around a table and enjoy both the magnificent wines and the magnificent views of the vineyard. Designs for the tasting room should be inviting and impressive, without seeming out of place on the family vineyard. As the Quinta do Monte d’Oiro has expressed an interest in construction, winning designs will need to create a space that is unique to the vineyard - with the potential to become the property’s iconic landmark - while still remaining sensitive to the natural surroundings. PRIZES 3 winning proposals, 3 special award recipients and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of US $7,000 in prize money to competition winners as follows: 1st Prize - US $3,000 2nd Prize - US $1,500 3rd Prize - US $500 + 6 honourable mentions “Competition Client's Favourite” Award - US $1,000 BB Student Award - US $500 BB Green Award - US $500 COMPETITION SCHEDULE Advance Registration: JANUARY 22 - MARCH 3 Last Minute Registration: MARCH 4 - MAY 5 Closing date for registration: MAY 5, 2020 Closing date for submission: JUNE 12, 2020 (11:59pm GMT) Announcement of the winners: JULY 7, 2020
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1433 Woodward Avenue Detroit, 48226 (313) 638-2501 M1/DTW House of Pure Vin is a minority-owned wine shop in downtown Detroit contributing to the revival of the city’s historic Woodward Avenue. Architect Christian Unverzagt from M1/DTW helped transform the 3,000-square-foot space into a sophisticated wine tasting shop and tourist attraction. Unverzagt converted a twisted and irregular retail space into a series of smaller rooms—including a climate-controlled champagne room, recessed retail nook, and tasting room—to provide a sense of visual clarity and allow the space to slowly unfold to reveal new activities to visitors. The shop holds over 4,000 bottles of wine, displaying the majority of them within a wall of cardboard tubes typically used for manufacturing. The tubes serve as wine racks, an eye-catching way to store the bottles sideways and shield them from light. Cork is used for various surfaces within the shop, including the walls and cash wrap, acting as a warm contrast to the black steel and industrial materials elsewhere in the store.
Please join Mario Cucinella and A|N Editor-in-Chief William Menking in conversation for the launch of Mario's book: Mario Cucinella Architects Creative Empathy. Wine reception to follow. No RSVP required.
From high-end hotels interiors to deluxe dollhouses and state-of-the-art superyachts, Queen of the Curve, Zaha Hadid, has been expanding her signature sinuous style to all corners of the design map. The latest unexpected design to emerge from the architect’s versatile office comes in the form of a limited-edition wine bottle for Austrian winemaker Leo Hillinger. For the 999-bottle edition of the winery’s 2009 vintage red, Icon Hill, Hadid created a curvaceous form derived from the profile of liquid droplets. A concave indentation along one side of the bottle’s surface matches the curvature of the bottle’s opposite side, so if you happen to be the proud owner of more than one of these bottles, you can create an interlocking conga-line of high-design wine. At the base of the bottle, the architect has designed a small dimple to assist in correct pouring and the collection of sediments. The bottle’s geometries were created using NURB-based CAD software, from which cast iron molds were produced to form the glass.