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Using the social status to help society
Using the social status to help society
by Sung Gul Hwang | 26 October 2014

Team Seoul uses the car to promote social engagement as a status symbol in Korea.

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Work with love
Work with love
by Adeline Seidel | 24 October 2014

One thing is clear at this year’s Orgatec in Cologne: the lines dividing homes from offices are becoming very blurred. While the playful office world may still be a topic, work is being taken seriously again. We outline the key new products at the fair.

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A touch of quiet never harms
A touch of quiet never harms
by Adeline Seidel | 23 October 2014

Think gray felt clouds above your desk, planks on the table and gingko leaves on the wall: At the Orgatec in Cologne, there’s a colorful and fun office world full of acoustic panels on show that constrains the communicative cacophony of open-plan offices.

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Guglielmo Poletti
Guglielmo Poletti
22 October 2014

: forms metal with precise elegance and comprehend design as a way to achieving happiness.

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Sunnyside up!
Sunnyside up!
by Thomas Wagner | 21 October 2014

Kortrijk’s Biennale Interieur does justice to its reputation this time. Despite the one or other error of judgment, it makes living and interiors an experience for all to enjoy.

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A toast to working from home!
A toast to working from home!
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 21 October 2014

At the “Being Home 4+4” exhibition curated by Stylepark, eight designers are demonstrating the quintessentials of today’s home offices – on show from October 21 to 25 at Orgatec in Cologne.

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From “Slummerville” to “boom town”
From “Slummerville” to “boom town”
by Frederike Meier-Burkert | 19 October 2014

Philip Parsons, head of Team Boston, explains the opportunities of a close collaboration between urban designers and traffic planners.

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Let’s print a pizza!
Let’s print a pizza!
by Leyla Basaran | 17 October 2014

Pasta from a printer and banana skins that are decorated by laser are intended to expand our culinary world. Is that what we want? Or are we just doing it because it’s possible? A conglomeration of useless things.

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Architecture with added value
Architecture with added value
by Adeline Seidel | 15 October 2014

Just because a building looks good in a photograph doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good architecture. The winning projects in the various categories of the Zumtobel Group Award are now demonstrating what it takes to gain an extended understanding of planning and building.

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Selected Manufacturers Orgatec 2014
Selected Manufacturers Orgatec 2014
14 October 2014

The trade Fair Orgatec 2014 is ready to go from 21st to 25th October, Our list of selected exhibitors shows which manufacturers are to be found where

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Workplace or playground?
Workplace or playground?
by Thomas Wagner | 14 October 2014

The office as a large playground where it’s all about fun and performance counts more than output? Are the designers and manufacturers who create offices getting overly inspired by the habits of Silicon Valley nerds?

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Everybody: Stand Up!
Everybody:
Stand Up!
by Martina Metzner | 14 October 2014

Bid farewell to back pain. Height-adjustable tables at which you can work standing or sitting are a welcome addition to ergonomic office worlds and encourage you to change posture. We present the best examples.

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Simple and smart –  perfect working from home
Simple and smart –
perfect working from home
by Martina Metzner | 10 October 2014

Working from home – a convenient alternative in today’s networked age. Working at the dinner table or cram heavy-duty desks is not necessary – considering the abundance of small, delicate, readily movable and well-designed alternatives. We present the best choices.

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Alexander Rehn
Alexander Rehn
10 October 2014

: folds sofas like origami and builds fantastic cocoon worlds on sand.

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Snow White and the Apple
Snow White and the Apple
by Thomas Wagner | 07 October 2014

Who kissed life into Snow White? Hartmut Esslinger has written a book about the early design years of Apple, the “Snow White” process, his friendship with Steve Jobs and the difficulties with managers.

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The 3D-printer is not a magic machine
The 3D-printer is not a magic machine
06 October 2014

But the potential the technology has and how it can alter design is explained by Belgian designer duo Unfold alias Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen – pioneers of 3D ceramic printing – in interview with Martina Metzner.

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Smart elevators as a model for autonomous transport
Smart elevators as a model for autonomous transport
05 October 2014

Elevators, that know the destination of passengers, are highly efficient. Could this principle work for cars, too? Martin Lewicki talked to Paul Friedli about driverless transport systems.

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Energy remains within the interior
Energy remains within the interior
by Thomas Wagner | 03 October 2014

Vitra Design Museum is focusing on Alvar Aalto. And the result is more than just another show on that Grand Old Master of Modernism.

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At home, assuming it exists?
At home, assuming it exists?
by Martina Metzner | 01 October 2014

At the Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium, curator Joseph Grima seeks to undermine traditional notions of the home. And the “Interieur Awards” category "Spaces" promise a mouthwatering take on design.

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The European Answer to Silicon Valley
The European Answer to Silicon Valley
by Martin Lewicki | 29 September 2014

When Berlin´s new airport BER is in use, what will happen with the former area of the Berlin airport Berlin-Tegel?

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Yann  Mathys
Yann
Mathys
28 September 2014

: fills paper with air, water and life.

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Mirror, mirror on the wall
Mirror, mirror on the wall
by Antje Southern | 26 September 2014

Split cobs with Sebastian Cox Holz, admire yourself in Barber Osgerby’s huge ceiling mirrors, and watch the future of mobility through stained glass. And in addition to these attractions, this year’s London Design Festival also served up many interesting team line-ups and countless cool results.

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At home – what’s that?
At home – what’s that?
by Uta Abendroth | 25 September 2014

No London Design Festival without some special highlight. This year, four small houses were on show outside the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square – by Jasper Morrison, Raw Edges, Ilse Crawford and Patternity, created for the “A Place Called Home” project.

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Replicants, Cyborgs and digital spirits
Replicants, Cyborgs and digital spirits
by Sara Bertsche | 24 September 2014

Few of the things currently featured as “digital fabrication” are based on role models in literature, art and film and are serving as a source of inspiration. How flights of fancy can lead to products and products can fire the imagination.

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Tranquility – is to be found in salad bowls
Tranquility – is to be found in salad bowls
by Franziska Horn | 23 September 2014

The “Helsinki Design Week” took place for the 10th time this year. For all those who may have forgotten what makes Finnish design so special – the trade fair complex and Helsinki’s Design District provided a lot to bring things back to mind.

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Digitalizing intuition
Digitalizing intuition
by Adeline Seidel | 22 September 2014

A holodeck for urban planners and architects. The designer’s hand as the input tool for digital models and a client for visiting the matrix. Digital designing is a question of interfaces, and optimally the thoughts flow straight from the brain into the computer.

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Everything in life is a game
Everything in life is a game
21 September 2014

Charlotte Malz talked to Tim Chang about gaming as part of human nature and how this can support an eco-friendly driving style.

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One chair wasn’t enough for him
One chair wasn’t enough for him
by Thomas Wagner | 19 September 2014

Young designers can still learn a lot from him, even if this year Hans J.
Wegner would have turned 100. On the occasion of his anniversary, Christian
Holmsted Olesen has dedicated an insightful book to the life, work and
approach of the exceptional designer.

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Prosthetic Sockets and Exoskeletons
Prosthetic Sockets and Exoskeletons
by Sara Bertsche | 17 September 2014

Microelectronics has led to significant improvements in prosthetics. Poorly fitting sockets are still a problem, however. Now digital manufacturing techniques involving 3D-printers are revealing new possibilities.

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Playing on the roads
Playing on the roads
by Charlotte Malz | 15 September 2014

Motivation is a central aspect of “gameful design” and intends to have a positive influence on user´s behavior.

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Briggs & Cole
Briggs & Cole
14 September 2014

: collect memories and makes collages with them.

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Weave replaces brickwork
Weave replaces brickwork
by Sophia Walk | 12 September 2014

The properties and behavior of building materials play an important role in the robot-controlled construction process. The Institute for Computer-Based Design at the University of Stuttgart shows how a house can be built using the weaving method.

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Ata, applied?
Ata, applied?
by Martina Metzner | 12 September 2014

“Give Love Back. Ata Macias and Partners” in Museum Angewandte Kunst is an attempt to devote a show to a man who shaped Frankfurt’s nightlife with his club, Robert Johnson, and who also transformed the restaurant scene, too.

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Eight days on the loose
Eight days on the loose
10 September 2014

Once a year the “Burning Man Festival” transforms Nevada’s Black Rock Desert into a temporary city teeming with audacious buildings, fantastic sculptures, and out-of-this-world conveyances.

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Industrial design in the postindustrial age
Industrial design in the postindustrial age
by Stefan Diez | 08 September 2014

We asked Stefan Diez to give us his personal take on the advantages and disadvantages and the consequences of digital fabrication for the everyday work of industrial designers. An outline.

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The dictionary of digital fabrication
The dictionary of digital fabrication
08 September 2014

The label “3D printing” is often used to cover all techniques enabling data to be turned into objects. Whereas there are actually any number of possibilities in terms of technology, materials and application. An overview.

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A car for your handbag
A car for your handbag
07 September 2014

The divisible car as a new interpretation of car sharing? Charlotte Malz talked to Prof. Fügener about concepts of future mobility.

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Factory - everywhere
Factory - everywhere
by Thomas Wagner | 05 September 2014

Digital technology, data networking and Internet have revolutionized controls and communication. Now it’s manufacturing’s turn. In a new series we will in the coming weeks be focusing on the phenomenon of “digital fabrication”.



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Beautiful printed world
Beautiful printed world
by Martina Metzner | 05 September 2014

The world of digital manufacturing has a new hero – the 3D printer. So are we all going to be dabbling in the art of creative production soon? What are the real benefits? And what opportunities can it offer to designers proper?

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Comfy chair with a fur collar
Comfy chair with a fur collar
by Martina Metzner | 03 September 2014

What happens if fashion and furniture embark on a relationship? We’ve made a few matches for you from among the novelties at the Milan Salone and the catwalk couture for the coming winter season. All just coincidence?

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Here come the Finns!
Here come the Finns!
by Adeline Seidel | 02 September 2014

Soon it’ll be book fair time again in Frankfurt. And as always, the fair’s Guest of Honor country gets to shape the face of culture in the city for a short time. So what does Finland have to offer in addition to vodka and forests, sauna and Saarinen, Artek and Aalto?

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The Secret of Happy Cities
The Secret of Happy Cities
by Charlotte Malz | 01 September 2014

What kind of urban realm makes you feel good? Scientists have developed different methods to demonstrate the psychological impact of cities on their inhabitants.

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What lodged in   NKBAK´s minds:
What lodged in
NKBAK´s minds:
31 August 2014

Architects and designers naturally have their own view on houses, people and exhibitions. So we asked a few of them for their photographic impressions of the 14th Architecture Biennale. And for their related comments of course.



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Hot Spots:  The ideal summer for architects
Hot Spots:
The ideal summer for architects
by Adeline Seidel | 29 August 2014

Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam presents architects’ drawings of summer dreams – and escorts us sweetly into the balmy late summer.

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Arnout Meijer
Arnout Meijer
27 August 2014

: takes suns and planets out of orbit and puts them in our apartments.

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Learning from elevators
Learning from elevators
by Martin Lewicki | 26 August 2014

The elevator manufacturer Schindler develops intelligent transport systems. Dr. Paul Friedli, an expert in transit management, examines those systems for traffic management.

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Nature does not remain nature
Nature does not remain nature
by Ralf Wollheim | 25 August 2014

In the spaces of Louisiana Museum Olafur Eliasson has created a rough, Nordic landscape made of scree. It changes with anyone moving in it.

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What lodged in   Ateliermob´s mind:
What lodged in
Ateliermob´s mind:
24 August 2014

Architects and designers naturally have their own view on houses, people and exhibitions. So we asked a few of them for their photographic impressions of the 14th Architecture Biennale. And for their related comments of course.



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Hot spots: The Bridal Veil of Sancy
Hot spots: The Bridal Veil of Sancy
by Sara Bertsche | 22 August 2014

Architect Louis Sicard has installed a shower in the Auvergne for elves, fairies, dwarves and hikers.

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Caroline Olsson
Caroline Olsson
20 August 2014

: dreams of an opulent garden and gives a new twist to Bambi.

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The city is blind, deaf, and dumb
The city is blind, deaf, and dumb
by Carlos Gershenson | 18 August 2014

The Mexico City Team: If we regard Mexico City as an organism, then the metropolis will need eyes, ears and a brain in the future.

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What lodged in   Ross Lovegrove`s mind:
What lodged in
Ross Lovegrove`s mind:
17 August 2014

Architects and designers naturally have their own view on houses, people and exhibitions. So we asked a few of them for their photographic impressions of the 14th Architecture Biennale. And for their related comments of course.



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Hot spots: Water over wine
Hot spots: Water over wine
by Martina Metzner | 15 August 2014

Enjoy the hot summer in the cool world of wine cellars: The architecture of the VIK vineyard Smiljan Radić designed in Chile’s Millahue valley truly refreshes the senses.

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Aust &  Amelung
Aust &
Amelung
13 August 2014

: form a small powerhouse that folds concrete and works with counterweights.

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Please swarm out
Please swarm out
by Max Schwitalla | 11 August 2014

Team Berlin: The city as a nervous system requires a different kind of swarming behavior.

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What lodged in   Amandus Sattlers mind:
What lodged in
Amandus Sattler's mind:
10 August 2014

Architects and designers naturally have their own view on houses, people and exhibitions. So we asked a few of them for their photographic impressions of the 14th Architecture Biennale. And for their related comments of course.



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Hot spots: In the shadow  of the giant mushroom
Hot spots: In the shadow
of the giant mushroom
by Sara Bertsche | 08 August 2014

In the inner courtyard of the MoMA PS1 David Benjamin’s installation provides welcome shade in the summer heat, thanks to a weave made of thousands of microorganisms.

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Lex  Pott
Lex
Pott
06 August 2014

: sandblasts Douglas firs to create objects of a silent elegance.

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Hot spots: a Modernist dip
Hot spots: a Modernist dip
by Adeline Seidel | 04 August 2014

Guaranteed no “themed giant flumes” or “hot whirlpool” at Álvaro Siza’s “Piscinas de Marés”. Here you can immerse yourself in Portuguese Modernism.

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What lodged in   Something Fantastic´s minds:
What lodged in
Something Fantastic´s minds:
03 August 2014

Architects and designers naturally have their own view on houses, people and exhibitions. So we asked a few of them for their photographic impressions of the 14th Architecture Biennale. And for their related comments of course.



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Trade off
Trade off
by Reinier de Graaf | 01 August 2014

May 28-30, 2014: Attending the third “Global Infrastructure Initiative” in Rio de Janeiro, organized by McKinsey & Co. The gathering is dominated by an almost limitless optimism about the blessings of technology and the belief that innovation by the infrastructure sector (coupled to extravagant funds) will eventually cure all the contemporary city’s ails…

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Hot spots: A pool in the desert
Hot spots: A pool in the desert
by Thomas Wagner | 30 July 2014

Life is pretty hot in the desert, at least during the day. So what could be more handy than a pool to cool off in. Or to lie in pondering life, the universe. Just be sure to remember the key.

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The new Henninger Turm   remains a landmark
The new Henninger Turm
remains a landmark
28 July 2014

For the architects Meixner Schlüter Wendt planning a high-rise is normally a fascinating task. In designing the new Henninger Turm in Frankfurt/Main they show how living in a high-rise can be both personalized and attractive.

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Respelling Bauhaus
Respelling Bauhaus
by Martina Metzner | 25 July 2014

The Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin has announced a new corporate design along with a new font. “bayer next” by L2M3 borrows from the Universal font designed by Herbert Bayer in 1926 at the Bauhaus – carefully transposing it into the present.

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A building must help define its surroundings
A building must help define
its surroundings
23 July 2014

Not that long ago the label “residential high-rise” brought to mind images of cheap tenements and social flashpoints. Thomas Wagner talked to Claudia Meixner and Florian Schlüter of Meixner Schlüter Wendt Architekten about new, attractive and high-quality projects.

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A new Nordic perspective
A new Nordic perspective
by Martina Metzner | 21 July 2014

And we continue our explorations at "3DaysofDesign" in Copenhagen to find out if it's really true the Danes produce their wares sustainably and in their own country.

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Hot Spots: swimming in   the city or in the river
Hot Spots: swimming in
the city or in the river
by Thomas Wagner | 18 July 2014

Is there anything nicer than having a cool dip on a scorchingly hot day? Best of all downtown.

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In the good-life lab
In the good-life lab
by Martina Metzner | 16 July 2014

As regards design, Denmark certainly has its finger on the pulse of things. Is this anything more than a re-edition of Danish Modernism? Are objects being made sustainably inside Denmark? A trip to “3DaysofDesign” in Copenhagen provides the answers.

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Hot Spots: The One-Man Sauna
Hot Spots: The One-Man Sauna
by Thomas Wagner | 14 July 2014

Forget about the mixed sauna! In Bochum, people not only analyze urban interstices, they also get in a sweat all by themselves.

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The thing inside the sawmill
The thing inside the sawmill
by Franziska Horn | 11 July 2014

Madrid’s architect duo of Langarita Navarro is among the emerging young representatives of the “Movida Madrileña”: Their latest work, the Medialab building for Prado, stands for an unpretentious and ironic take on history.

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Great fake tortoiseshell
Great fake tortoiseshell
by Martina Metzner | 09 July 2014

Acetate was invented about 150 years ago as the first bio-plastic. Today it is primarily used for spectacle frames. Young designers such as the likes of Jean Baptiste Fastrez, Joséphine Choquet and Virgile Thévoz also create frames, tables and luminaires from it.

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A prize for the  wrong decisions
A prize for the
wrong decisions
by Dark Horse | 08 July 2014

The Berlin company “Dark Horse” consists of 30 partners who all have equal status – and has done so for five years. Can a hierarchy-free enterprise really succeed?

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