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Massimo Imparato for “Local Cultures in Global Settings”

21-06-2023 - Design

Massimo Imparato for “Local Cultures in Global Settings”

“Local Cultures in Global Settings” is an international contest promoted by the Iris Ceramica Group and its associated Foundation and organised by UAE Modern, drawing attention to creative contributions arising out of the interaction between expressions of identity and universalistic culture. We talked about it with Massimo Imparato, who, with Monica Mazzolani, co-founded UAE Modern, the cultural hub presenting the series of events accompanying the competition.

The Zikawei Library by Wutopia Lab in Shanghai

24-05-2023 - Design

The Zikawei Library by Wutopia Lab in Shanghai

The story of the Zikawei Library in Shanghai is a tale of intelligent reuse, as the building was originally designed as a bookstore by David Chipperfield Architects. Immediately after the completion of the façade and the structure, it remained empty. However, at the city's will and thanks to the intervention of the Wutopia Lab studio, it has recently become the iconic public library of the Zikawei district.

Art to narrate transformation, Carlo Stanga for LAND

26-04-2023 - Design

Art to narrate transformation, Carlo Stanga for LAND

Beyond words: leaving room for imagination, even when tackling extremely current and urgent topics, such as the ecological transition. This is precisely what the colourful drawings created by illustrator and architect Carlo Stanga deal with. While his works usually narrate cities with "WanderWorld", instead, he explored the new "urban landscapes".

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ARC18 in Amsterdam, intertwining work and life

13-01-2020 - Design

ARC18 in Amsterdam, intertwining work and life

The new Amsterdam office of the Dutch investment manager and developer Amvest in the Amsterdam outer suburb of Cruquius is a project by New York-based Rietveld Architects, with interior design by the Dutch creatives of Firm architects. The project celebrates the interaction between life and work that lies at the heart of contemporary urban planning.

Andromeda Reimagined: A Sanctuary in Deep Playa, John Marx

09-01-2020 - Design

Andromeda Reimagined: A Sanctuary in Deep Playa, John Marx

As we usher in a new decade, we take a look back at 2019 and one of the creative community’s most popular events: Burning Man. With “Andromeda Reimagined: A Sanctuary in Deep Playa”, architect John Marx designed a striking installation that pays homage to heroic women, while providing respite to fellow Burning Man participants in the Nevada desert.

théATRE by Sò Studio, taking tea in Beijing

03-01-2020 - Design

théATRE by Sò Studio, taking tea in Beijing

The founders of Shanghai-based Sò Studio, the interior and industrial designers Jessica Wu and Mengjie Liu, are behind a new tea room in Beijing. ThéATRE is a venue that plays with shadow and light and with the elegant interior decor to craft the kind of poised, calm atmosphere that has always been associated with the tea ceremony.

Ingo Maurer Intim. An exhibition in Munich

18-12-2019 - Design

Ingo Maurer Intim. An exhibition in Munich

With the exhibition “Ingo Maurer intim. Design or what?” (Ingo Maurer intimately. Design or what?), Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum is presenting the work of internationally renowned lighting designer Ingo Maurer, who died just before the exhibition opened.

Golden Pin Design Award 2019, and the winner is...sustainability

13-12-2019 - Design

Golden Pin Design Award 2019, and the winner is...sustainability

On 5 December, the Golden Pin Design Award - the international design award that celebrates products or projects expressly created for Chinese-speaking communities - announced the 30 Best Design winners and 2 Special Annual Award winners for Circular Design and Social Design.

Kolby Wine Bar in Prague by CMC Architects

11-12-2019 - Design

Kolby Wine Bar in Prague by CMC Architects

CMC Architects has designed Kolby Wine Bar in Prague. All the wine made at the Kolby vineyards in Moravia can be bought here or enjoyed on the spot paired with some culinary delights. And it’s all on display in a compact area of only 59-square metres inside the Rutonka office complex.

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