Old-fashioned warmth and hospitality in a contemporary setting reinterpreting the stylistic codes of the traditional mountain homes of the Alps. These are the keys to 75 Café and Lounge, a bistro designed by Lissoni Associati in Ponte di Legno, a mountain village in the province of Brescia. The architectural studio took care of the interior design and façades, the distribution of windows and doors, and the outdoor area.
There are no limits to imagination and experimentation in the design of ceramic surfaces, as demonstrated by the Diesel Living with Iris Ceramica homestyle Cosmic Marble collection. The visual imagery associated with planets and satellites inspires refined surfaces in bright, vibrant colours which are nonetheless balanced and relaxing. The original marble effect is underlined by the presence of vivid brushstrokes of gold, adding brilliance to ceramic slabs
Admiring the iconic view overlooking Sugarloaf Mountain, the famous mountain symbol of Rio de Janeiro, was the idea behind the interior project recently designed and completed by the Brazilian firm Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados. The project focused on the restructuring and redevelopment of a business centre built in the 1970s, without particular architectural merits, in the Botafogo Beach district in the southern area of the city.
A school without traditional lessons and without teachers is every student’s dream! Architecture firm SuperLimão designed spaces dedicated to a new concept of learning for Escola 42 in Saõ Paulo, Brazil. Escola 42 is a French institution, an IT school that trains computer programmers using a collaborative teaching method, where students follow non-traditional study plans and are free to choose their curriculum.
Architecture firm Piuarch was chosen by the famous Italian sneaker brand P448 to design its first store in Milan. The new store, recently inaugurated in Milan, is an innovative and unconventional space, a project designed with great attention to details and to quality materials.
Toledano + architects, founded in 2013 by Gabrielle Toledano, has completed an interesting contemporary reinterpretation of a typical Parisian apartment constructed in the Hausmann era. The project demonstrates respect for the history of the place and skilful use of materials, such as the ribbon of wood forming an inhabitable sculptural wall and the porcelain slabs of the sculptural, monolithic kitchen counter and worktop.
Ruhnn Culture is China’s largest communications and marketing organization for the internet and e-commerce. Their new offices of more than 3000 square metres, on GT Land Plaza in the CBD of Hangzhou, were completed by the designers from the Chinese firm, inDeco.
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