Los Angeles architects Stefan Rutzinger and Kristina Schinegger have designed Synaesthetic Filter, a proposed mobile pavilion for experimental music that can change shape to alter acoustic qualities during a performance. The demountable pavilion can be dismantled for transport and assembled in public interior spaces. Rotating acoustic elements open and close the pavilion and produce changing pat..
Amsterdam designers UXUS have completed a bar for beer brand Heineken at Newark International Airport, New Jersey, USA. The bar opened last month. The interior uses custom designed leather sofas, Heineken green anodized aluminum tables and atmospheric lighting. Below is some more information from UXUS: – Amsterdam, 16 December 2008 – First Heineken Lounge opens at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty Int..
Les Bains des Docks is an aquatic centre in Le Havre, France, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. The 5000 square metre complex comprises 12 pools, including a 50 x 21 metre outdoor pool, several leisure pools, a sauna, hammam, spa and fitness room. The interior is covered in white tiles; brightly-coloured foam blocks form a children’s play area. “It is a paradox, a building on a harbour s..
A competition was set up to rehabilitate the Ground Floor of this emblematic Palace in the outskirts of the city. The Palace was constructed as the local residence for the Kings of Spain during 1929'World's Exhibition in Barcelona, and stayed as their local habitation in the city until it was trespassed to the local government a few years ago. It was build under an eclectically thinking, where s..
Greek architecture practice KLab architects have transformed an existing industrial building into an office space for digital media company F-zein. The interior consists of a sequence of open-plan spaces using simple structures, which can be easily dismantled and rearranged if needed. Commonplace or inexpensive materials are used to keep costs to a minimum, such as partitions constructed from st..
Young, Paris-based designers Trust in Design have completed the interior of a beauty parlour called B.institut in Vannes, France. They furnished the interior with beech units and coated the floor in green resin. Computer-cut stickers decorate the walls. “We created a welcoming place while keeping the identity of the brand, with an organic design for the furniture and the lighting,” say the desig..
Swedish furniture giant IKEA has converted the Kobe Portliner Monorail into a moving showroom before the April 14 opening of a new retail outlet at Port Island. The redecorated train, which features a colorful exterior, bright upholstery and fancy curtains, will carry passengers in style until May 6. from pinktentacle
Architects: wHY Architecture Location: Culver City, California, USA Area: 929 sqm Project Year: 2008 Program: Art Gallery, Cafe and Retail Shop Photographs: wHY Architecture Royal/T is a playful collision of art gallery, cafe and retail shop within a 10,000 sf warehouse in Culver City, California. wHY Architecture designed the space unlike any other, playing upon traditional rules of gallery, re..
Studio Arne Quinze have completed the interior of die Kunstbar in Cologne, Germany. Situated at the base of the Dome cathedral, the bar is covered with packing crates used to ship artwork. The space was furnished by Quinze and Milan with variations of Studio Arne Quinze’s own chair design, Room 26 Seat. The first piece of artwork to be exhibited is a video installation by Quinze entitled EYE.C.U..