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Panton Chair Anniversary Competition and Charity Auction

July 19, 2010

Fifty years ago, Verner Panton designed the first single mold plastic chair with a curvaceous profile called the Panton chair. Since then it has become one of the most recognizable and classic designs to date. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic design, Vitra UK held a design competition…

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LUMENHAUS: Zero energy house balances comfort with energy efficiency

July 13, 2010

Students of Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University have designed a solar powered house responsive to both user needs and environmental conditions. The open plan house called the LUMENHAUS combines flexible architectural design with passive energy systems and smart appliances to balance comfort with energy efficiency….

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A stylish storage solution for your Porsche

July 12, 2010

Now, I am sure that most of you out there know that there are 1001 ways to store your Porsche, but few are as stylish as this storage solution brought to the world by Cardok. The Porsche Garden was part of the Royal Horticultural Society Show at Hampton Court…

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A380 by Priestmangoode for Lufthansa

July 6, 2010

Here’s a look at the new first-class cabin of Lufthansa’s new A380 planes by London industrial designers Priestmangoode….

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Flower Market / Barcelona

June 30, 2010

barcelona’s new wholesale flower market — mercabarna-flor — near the barcelona international airport was designed by willy muller architects.

via: willy-muller…

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Mineral House / Tokyo

June 30, 2010

designed by architect yasuhiro yamashita / photography by jimmy cohrssen…

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The LEGO® Store

June 29, 2010

New York City just got a little bit more colorful and playful: LEGO opened it’s first retail store in NYC. It’s open for business already but its grand opening is on June 29-July 1st!…

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Routemaster 2012 unveiled

June 26, 2010

So the kids over at the mayor’s office have unveiled the ‘iconic final design’ for the new Routemaster buses (here’s their press release on it, and another page with some video and pictures)….

Herzog & de Meuron’s VitraHaus

June 24, 2010

The VitraHaus in Rhein, Germany is one of my favorite structures that we’ve covered this year. This video by Pedro Kok gives us a better look at the furniture factory designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron….

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Hotel Viura by Designhouses

June 23, 2010

The Spanish design firm Designhouses, have recently completed the Hotel Viura, located in the Spanish wine region of Rioja Alavesa. Named after the most widely planted white grape variety in Rioja, Viura is a new hotel with 26 guestrooms and seven suites, two bars and a restaurant….

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Deborah Desk

June 22, 2010

Wow! This is a airplane wing that was transformed into a workspace. The Deborah Desk ($5000) is a stunningly beautiful aluminum aeroplane wing that is supported by stainless steel legs finished with a glass surface. The Deborah Desk would be a perfect feature piece in any office or reception….hopefully ours….

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Shelf Life By H2O Architects

June 21, 2010

Mathieu Vinciguerra is currently the art director at the French advertising giant Publicis , and has designed ad campaigns for clients including Orange, Renault, and Wonderbra. This post is not about his creative advertising, but rather the inventive addition of shelving in his apartment. The 635 square foot space was…

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Office POD

June 21, 2010

Are you sick of your morning commute, or in the need of a home office thats away from the typical distractions of home life? If so, check out Office POD’s. The good people at Office POD’s understand that the nature of the workplace is changing as the majority of office…

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Workstation by Four Design

June 21, 2010

The Four Works Workstation was designed by Patricia Terrazas and Michael Swan for Danish furniture manufacturer Four Design. This compact multi-functional workstation is a smart and sleek workspace featuring a retractable laptop stand,table lamp,power connections, and even enough shelf space for items such as printers or other necessary devices. Four…

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HD Virtual Tour / NYC

June 17, 2010

pixelcase is an australian company that creates high definition virtual tours. this one here for example is a stunning aerial flyover of new york. the detail is gorgeous and the background music really adds to the feeling of floating along over the city….

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Seoul Performing Arts Center

June 17, 2010

korea-based dmp architects has proposed an iconic building for seoul performing arts center located in nodul island, seoul, korea. the goal of the project is to bring a new life to han river and nodul island which has been forgotten by people of seoul nowaday. a very good design approach…

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Kaa Restaurant / Sao Paulo

June 17, 2010

one of the hottest new restaurants in são paulo, brazil, is the much talked-about kaa. it was designed by sao paulo’s own arthur de mattos casas of studio arthur casas architecture and design….

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Mobile Huts by Tom Hundig

June 17, 2010

On the site of a former RV park in Mazama, Washington, a group of low-impact “rolling huts” designed by Tom Kundig adds a modern touch to the rural landscape. The river valley site is a flood plain, and the elevated design of the huts reflects their context. They were also…

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Norwegian Opera & Ballet

June 16, 2010

above you see the visual profile of norwegian opera and ballett by oslo based kristian tennebø.

check out the spectacular architecture by snøhetta….

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Eastern Design Office

June 15, 2010

cool architecture by eastern design office / the complex is located at sumizome, fushimi in kyoto / japan. sumizome is a small town with distinguished history, and situated south of tofukuji temple….

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Neil Barrett Store

June 15, 2010

check out the fabulous new niel barrett flagship store designed by the genius group of zaha hadid architects / images by virgile simon bertrand…

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Technology Center Medical Science – Berlin

June 14, 2010

This sleek and shiny new building is the technology center medical science (das science center medizintechnik), located in central berlin between potsdamer platz and the brandenburg gate.
If you feel that the building, designed by gnädinger architects, looks somewhat sterile and synthetic, the architects and owners would not feel offended. the…

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Vodafone Head Office: Portugal

June 14, 2010

Check out the amazing architecture of vodafone’s portuguese headquarter, located on avenida da boavista in porto, designed by architects josé antónio barbosa and pedro guimarães of barbosa guimarães arquitectos/ photography by ultimasreportagens.com…

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Freshwater House

June 13, 2010

great house-architecture by chenchow little in sidney/australia…

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Craig Steely

June 12, 2010

beaver street reprise is a conceptually modern house designed by san francisco and hawaii based architect craig steely. it contains an apartment, an office, and a split-level living area that opens onto a deck with sod roof.

check out the great work of craig steely architecture here…

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Shanghai Skyline: Before and After

June 9, 2010

Back in 1990—top—Shanghai looked like a lovely green city. Only twenty years later—bottom—you can film the second part of Blade Runner in it.

Shanghai has always been an important place. Located on the Yangtze river’s mouth, this Chinese city was already a world commerce hub back in the 30s. But it…

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Green Point Stadium

June 9, 2010

Here’s another stadium designed by German studio GMP Architekten for the 2010 FIFA World Cup starting this week in South Africa. Called Green Point Stadium, the project is located in Cape Town and has a capacity of 68,000 on three tiers….

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Mab Architects

June 8, 2010

Mab Architects is an interior Design and architecture agency from Greece. The created an amazing table called Fullmetal, and is in fact made with … metal. A clear and neat design made by Franky Antimisiaris and photographed by George Pahountis. Feel free to visit their website….

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Cleveland Clinic

June 8, 2010

Lou Ruvo Center design defines purpose of facility. It is the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. …

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Twitter Office by Dustin Diaz

June 7, 2010

Lovely Twitter office here and we can’t not talk about it, because we love it ! That’s how dtail’s offices are going to be in the future. The series is taken by Dustin Diaz, and was upoaded on flickr….

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Armani Hotel – Burj Khalifa

June 5, 2010

On April 27th, Giorgio Armani in person was present for the Armani Hotel Opening in Burj Khalifa, Dubai. Luxury, Class an Design are the masterwords of this project. It’s heart ? 160 rooms, 144 private residences 5 restaurants and even a spa resort. For the occasion, Giorgio Armani presented a…

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Log cabin by Piet Hein Eek

June 4, 2010

Masquerading as a stack of firewood, rustic yet modern, movable and built from sustainable material – this log cabin has it all.

Created by Dutch designer and architect Piet Hein Eek, the structure – built on wheels to bypass building regulations – is a rehearsal space for a musician.

The tree-trunk exterior…

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Favela Painting

June 4, 2010

Favela Painting is an amazing-looking project by two Dutch painters who arrived in Brazil to make a documentary for MTV and decided to stay.

On the 29th of march we finished work on the latest Favela Painting and our first part of ‘O Morro': Praça Cantão. The central square at the…

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