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stefano pujatti reinterprets heritage buildings of northern italy with STONED

stefano pujatti, italian architect and founder of elasticoSPA, has completed the residential project entitled STONED. located in the northeastern italian comune of san quirino, the renovation comprises a single family house and an attached guest house. the project is distinguished by its materiality, a reinterpretation of traditional concrete and stone, which speaks to the vernacular of the heritage buildings of the area. pujatti’s inventive use of stone offers a contemporary element which maintains a seamless harmony with its context, as many of the walls of the original structure have been preserved.

Architect Carlo Ratti has worked with Indian non-profit WeRise to develop a system of low-cost housing with a prefabricated core that homeowners can build any structure they like on top of.

The Livingboard system, which is currently being tried in a pilot project in a village just outside Bangalore, is designed to support housing development in rural areas anywhere in the world. It combines elements of prefabricated housing with the do-it-yourself approach of the open-source and maker movements. Homeowners receive the key functional parts of the house prefabricated and flat-packed — incorporating elements like waste management and water treatment systems — and then design and build the home they want on top of that.


Architects FMAU, Location Lavaur, France, ph Antoine Espinasseau

FMAU réalise une architecture et un urbanisme de continuité, entre architecture savante et vernaculaire, au sens des historiens Alain Charre et Bruno Zevi. L’économie des projets prend en compte les processus de production, distribution, et d’assemblage des matériaux.


Da un mese circa, il campo profughi greco di Ritsona ospita un’architettura dalle forme morbide e accoglienti. Un “fiore” di tessuto sotto i cui petali pulserà la vita sociale ritrovata di posti di frontiera come questo. Il progetto è nato su impulso di un gruppo di giovani italiani, architetti e non. Ph Delfino Sisto Legnani e Marco Cappelletti

Maidan Tent, la tenda-piazza, è una tensostruttura di quasi 200 mq di superficie coperta; di forma circolare, perché inclusiva e priva di direzioni privilegiate, è stata ideata da Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone con la collaborazione di Leo Bettini Oberkalmsteiner e di altri giovani che hanno saputo ben contestualizzare l’intero progetto, cercare partner e sensibilizzare l’opinione pubblica. Nell’ordine: Giovanni Dufour, grafico; Simon Kirchner, architetto; Giuliano Limonta, psichiatra; Delfino Sisto Legnani e Marco Cappelletti, fotografi; Clementina Grandi, organizzatrice di eventi; Francesca Oddo, addetta stampa.

 the hills west of pattaya on the gulf of thailand hosted a carbon neutral four-day celebration of the arts. this year’s edition of ‘wonderfruit’, features a series of sustainable structures by ab rogers design. these interventions celebrate the region’s indigenous craft, using local materials and a family of red finishes to complement the area’s lush greenery.


Temples frequently have at least some form of garden, whereas shrines are often placed within naturally occurring landscapes. As Buddhism traveled in waves from China, so too did Chinese garden aesthetics. The early forms of Japanese gardens were informed by their Chinese counterparts. Zen rock gardens are heavily associated with Japan, but these also came in via Chinese influence.

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architecture practice, H2, has designed the saigon thuong mai hotel in the center of vinh, vietnam. the new hotel is rebuilt from the existing one, and the main challenge for the architects was to create a more exciting and easily-recognizable façade for pedestrians. secondly, the interior needed to be redesigned for more effective use and to enable natural light and ventilation into the internal spaces.

located in nakhon si thammarat — one of the most ancient cities in thailand — the LaeKhon NonBai hotel has been designed by junsekino architect and design. with the aim of revitalizing a preexisting building, the intention of the architect was to recreate the visual perception as well as fulfilling the missing elements without changing the structural design.


batit studio's hybrid collection mixes playful design with traditional classics in tel aviv

tel-aviv based designer, tal batit, presents the latest hybrids ceramic collection. the eponymous studio specializes in innovative sculptures, vases and tabletop accessories. batit mixes inspiration from ancient ceramic traditions and cultures with a contemporary palette and finish, giving a distinct post-modernist flair to the quirky creations while retaining the artisanal quality of the natural materials.,

Tom Dixon says:"To help you serve in style, we have compiled a selection of our trays, serving platters and generously proportioned bowls. A playful and sophisticated way to serve British afternoon tea, cocktails, canapes or to simply keep your troves and trinkets in order". 

Tríptico Infame by Pedro Paulo-Venzon departs from the typical structure of a devotional painting to form play between lack and balance, sacred and profane, lightness and severity, zero-degree functionality, and concern with the narratives that underpin the culture of design.

Pedro Paulø-Venzon is a designer who has produced objects and artifacts created from the discussions surrounding contemporary and modern design in Brazil. Most recently he’s been focused on the production of syntheses between the authorial and industrial, local and global, and tradition and its displacements.

Igarashi Design Studio's Zero Space is filled with furniture based on river-weathered pebbles

Pebble-like seats in pastel hues offer students a place to recline in this recreational area, which Igarashi Design Studio has created for an arts university in Tokyo.


Ikko Tanaka Issey Miyake 4, un progetto nato come segno di gratitudine di Issey al noto graphic designer giapponese.
Per la quarta serie il brand si è ispirato ad alcuni dei suoi lavori iconici: Continuous Symbol Series e Circle.

A creation by Spanish designer Cristobal Balenciaga is displayed during the exhibition "Modus",  in Madrid, at Sala Canal de Isabel II


wallpaper by Zuber

Gan Women Unit, in collaborazione con un gruppo di artigiane dell'India rurale

L’artigianato è l’essenza di GAN. Per questo motivo GAN si dedica da sempre, insieme ai migliori designer del momento, alla reinterpretazione delle tecniche tradizionali e alla loro applicazione al design contemporaneo. A partire da questa premessa, GAN ha sviluppato nel corso degli anni un sistema di produzione che permette di conservare la tradizione e allo stesso tempo rinnovare l’artigianato, con l’obiettivo di favorire l’evoluzione delle pratiche artigianali e l’ampliamento degli orizzonti del design.

left, carta da parati Texturae

right, a piece of  mini-collection of blankets, plaid, cushions and small rugs created in merino extra-fine wool, cashmere, cotton made with intarsia, jacquard, and stitch point techniques by roberta licini

New York-based designer Joe Doucet has designed a collection of rugs bearing bold graphics, supporting the rights of transgender people living in the US. Doucet and rug company Odabashian were already developing ideas for a collection last year when US president Donald Trump tweeted his plans to ban transgender people from serving in the military.,


lamps night birds by Boris Kimek for Brokis

Fondazione Berengo presenta la mostra Linea di principio, con opere di Nemanja Cvijanovic e Giovanni Morbin. Il progetto, curato da Daniele Capra, è il primo evento del ciclo Radical, messo a punto da Penzo Fiore, che mira a proporre mostre che si propongono di andare oltre alla ricerca sul vetro storicamente portata avanti dalla Fondazione.,


Thierry Mugler, Coutourissime

Le Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal présente la toute première exposition consacrée au créateur français Thierry Mugler. Conçue, produite et mise en tournée par le MBAM, cette rétrospective dévoilera les multiples univers de cette figure artistique incontournable – couturier visionnaire, metteur en scène, photographe et parfumeur – en revisitant notamment ses créations prêt-à-porter et haute couture.

John Singer Sargent a Stoccolma. Dopo anni di restauri e un investimento da 110 milioni di euro, il Nationalmuseum di Stoccolma riapre i battenti. E accoglie la prima retrospettiva scandinava su John Singer Sargent

Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia, Until February 24. The exhibition explores the wide range of approaches to geometric abstraction in Latin America, whether influenced by Pre-Columbian art, the European avant-garde or Amerindian cultures.

Exhibition designed by Kossmann.dejong gives rise to Israeli censorship. In the exhibition Welcome to Jerusalem, historical, political and religious aspects of the city are shown, and it includes works by both Palestinian and Israeli artists. A multi-layered exhibition has been created through the tailor-made theatrical settings of the 15 themed rooms, the use of multimedia tools and special collection pieces. Whereas one virginal white room exudes a sense of sacredness in order to highlight the story of the three religious schools of thought, a 360-degree film installation is used to sketch a moving portrait of the cycle of increasingly complex conflicts in a room that is dedicated to ‘the city in political conflict’.

Welcome to Jerusalem can be seen in the Jewish Museum Berlin until 30 April 2019.,


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sotto, la torre Magistretti (ph Matteo Vercelloni)



villaggio tibetano… bella immagine, ma falsa: si tratta di cellette di monastero appiccicate le une alle altre


Steven Holl's Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Designed to serve as an art center for students and the local community, the ICA prompts interaction and discussion around contemporary issues. Located at the corner of two main Richmond thoroughfares, the ICA has become a prominent marker in this newly invigorated area, welcoming more than 7,000 visitors during its opening weekend and hosting 175 public programs in its first eight months. ph Iwan Baan

Dunhuang Tourism Administration, Biad-Zxd architects, South of Encore Dunhuang Theater, Dunhuang, Gansu, China, ph Zhi Xia

Architecture firm HofmanDujardin, have completed Villa Zeist 2, a contemporary house surrounded by woods in Zeist, Netherlands.The exterior of the house features brick volumes that are separated by a concrete canopy, providing a strong horizontal line to the vertical nature of its surroundings. ph Matthijs van Roon


Haraldsplass Hospital, C.F. Møller Architects, Bergen, Norway, ph Joergen True


Artist Mark Reigelman II has designed three permanent site-specific installations at San Diego International Airport, made from screens that showcase various plane designs. Working together with the airport staff from the Arts Program and Design & Construction department, and San Diego Air and Space Museum, the artist came up with a design that represented the local aeronautic history.

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Austria’s largest hotel group Vienna House opens new hotel in Warsaw. In the business district of the capital city of Poland, the 164-room Vienna House Mokotow Warsaw opens in February 2019. Located close to the airport, the hotel is aimed primarily at business travellers, but also visitors who appreciate industrial design, lively lobby culture, creative meeting opportunities and first-class food.

new york city-based studio cadena has designed masa, a new restaurant in a northern residential neighborhood of bogotá, colombia. built on the site of a former house, the 697 sqm (7,500 sqf) structure is characterized in its exterior by geometric cutout windows which adds to the playful, graphic quality of the space’s indoor-outdoor language.

Athens-based design studio Fluo has redesigned the top floor of a 1970s Euripides hotel building to create a light-filled bar and breakfast room with warm tones and blush pink colours. The 150 square-metre rooftop renovation features gold spheres, velvet cushions and marble surfaces that give an Art Deco feel to the wedge-shaped space.


Frank Lloyd Wright's geometric Taliesin 1 armchair, which the American architect designed for his own home, is in production for the first time in 28 years. Lloyd Wright designed the chair in 1949 for the living room of his Taliesin West home and studio in Arizona, where he lived until his death in 1959.

The piece wasn't mass produced until the late 1980s, when Italian furniture brand Cassina first released a version of it, but was discontinued shortly after in 1990 for being "too avant-garde". However the Taliesin 1 armchair is finally back on the market, reissued by Cassina in partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The chair is on sale in its original beech plywood form with a cherry wood veneer, which can be left natural or stained in black oak.

La poltrona Pullman completa la collezione Indigo Tales presentata di Promemoria. Dalla forma classica, la seduta stessa poggia sulla base di legno dal riconoscibile design, molto tipico, nelle sue varianti, di tanti progetti di Promemoria. Il tessuto del rivestimento è scelto dall’esclusiva selezione di tessuti della casa.

Moroso, Tape, design Benjamin Hubert

Tape is an innovative product which brings together fashion, technology and sustainability. A modular range of seats and small tables in which polyurethane tape, used for sports clothing, is applied to join together small-sized scraps of fabric, which otherwise could not be used. The tape is therefore an aesthetic feature of the sofa as well as having an important functional role. The Tape sofa comprises a series of different “building blocks” – seats, backs and armrests – elements which can be placed together to create ever-different combinations able to adapt the design to large public spaces and also to smaller living areas.

the korean designer, chiho cheon, has created ‘art in daemyung’ for the garden of daemyung resort in south korea. for the first time, daemyung resort asked sangmyung university to produce an artwork that would complement the outdoor garden environment. the resulting design by cheon acts as a piece of furniture, but also as a boundary to the site. 

cheon uses materials to express his ideas and this project uses large stones to relate to the mountain backdrop and to represent nature. the design also uses stainless steel, which represents the man-made element, and also creates a connection between nature and man-made materials. by creating both an art work and a bench, cheon aims to express that by sitting down, nature itself can have its function.

La direzione artistica dell'azienda Mondo Marmo Design e la collaborazione con il brand Portego hanno permesso al designer Matteo Leorato di sperimentare la lavorazione del marmo e del terrazzo veneziano a 360 gradi, applicandola  all'illuminazione, al piccolo complemento d'arredo e alle superfici.

nos designs clever, a lightweight stackable desk for mexican schools

after analyzing the products on the market for rural schools in mexico, local design studio nos has come to redesign the traditional school desk. aiming to create a product that would be affordable, resistant to extreme weather conditions and easy to use, the designers developed ‘clever’, a lightweight stackable desk with a seat.


jack-o'lantern by Lucie Koldova for Brokis

Wästberg, the Swedish lighting company, has unveiled an addition to its Holocene collection – Holocene No. 4: John Pawson, in collaboration with internationally celebrated architect John Pawson. 

John Pawson’s design for Holocene takes the notion of the oil lantern and meticulously reduces it to its essence in terms of function, form and palette, as a container for fire, with the means to carry or suspend it for the home and beyond, given its versatility. Crucible-like in profile, the oil lantern is fabricated in stainless steel and aluminium, with matte exterior surfaces and a polished internal core, to reflect and amplify the flame.

Kranen/Gille uses design process that is "all about fun" on The Party lights for Moooi. The two designers are founders of Kranen/Gille, a design studio focussed on interior products based in Den Bosch in The Netherlands.,

Lou Collection by Aldo Cibic per Venini

Realizzata in vetro artistico di Murano lavorato a mano, Lou esplora il confine tra la natura di vaso e quella di lampada. I riflessi di luce e le molteplici interpretazioni delle proprietà del vetro sono protagonisti di un gioco inaspettato. I tre modelli, dalla natura ambigua, puntano sull’effetto sorpresa: la lampada diventa un vaso e viceversa.  Lou rivela l’intensità dei colori del vetro quando la luce è spenta, per poi restituire la dimensione eterea della materia prima nel momento in cui la lampada viene accesa,


Ersilia Sarrecchia “Wild”, Confcommercio di Modena, a cura di Francesca Baboni e Stefano Taddei, fino al 20 febbraio 2019

Rosanna Schiaffino, ph Manfredi Bellati

Rosanna Schiaffino, Abiti da Star, Rosanna Schiaffino e la Moda, da Marucelli a Saint Laurent, mostra a cura di Enrica Morini e Ilaria De Palma, Palazzo Morando, Milano, fino al 3 novembre 2019

left, il Polittico attribuito a Francesco d’Antonio Zacchi, detto il Balletta restaurato (e apertura del Convento di Santa Rosa), Viterbo, Sacrestia e Convento di del Santuario di Santa Rosa;

right, anfora etrusca a figure nere, civico museo archeologico, Milano, Il Viaggio della Chimera. Gli Etruschi a Milano tra archeologia e collezionismo,

Oltre duecento reperti, materiali di grande pregio, in alcuni casi opere eccezionali, animano una esposizione storica per i contenuti, per il fatto che questi contenuti sono dispiegati in una sede milanese. L’avvio del percorso è affidato alle origini del collezionismo di arte etrusca nella nostra città, in una Milano che vuole e sta già rinascendo dal disastro della Seconda Guerra Mondiale. Il tema della terza sezione è il mondo animale, con le sue creature reali e fantastiche che popolavano l’immaginario che il defunto incontrava nel suo viaggio ultraterreno: è di proprietà dell’Archeologico milanese il vaso con raffigurazione di chimera che pubblicizza l’esposizione. La modernità dell’azione culturale è supportata dai moderni metodi di indagine geofisica operati dalla Fondazione Lerici, come anche dai ritrovamenti negli scavi universitari milanesi nel Mantovano. Passato, presente e futuro: tre categorie temporali, che vi permettono di vivere un’esperienza intensa  al Museo Archeologico di Corso Magenta fino al 12 maggio 2019, in attesa del futuro Museo Etrusco di Palazzo Bocconi,che ospiterà l’importante collezione della Fondazione Luigi Rovati il cui progetto è affidato all’architetto Cucinella. A. Rapelli

'Seats of Power – and Those Who Sit’. Vitra Museum until february 17, 2019. La mostra racconta come nella storia le sedie sono sempre state associate a le espressioni di potere. L’origine della sedia moderna infatti risale agli antichi troni.


with over 25 years of experience, masayo fukuda is a master of kirie, the japanese art of paper cutting that literally translates to ‘cut picture’. the traditional craft involves negative space being cut from a single sheet of white paper and then contrasted against a black background. with 2018 drawing to a close, the artist has released images of her latest piece of work, which she also believes is her highlight creation of the past year. ph spoon & tamago

cut from a single sheet of white A2 paper, masayo fukuda has created an intricately detailed kirie octopus that stands out from the deep black background beneath. from its eyes to many tentacles and even its veins, the artwork took two months to complete with its details so fine it almost appears to be created by using a ball-point pen. with her hands holding the piece from underneath, the delicateness of the web-like cut of paper is highlighted even more.


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