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Frankfurt High-Rises  1950 to 1960
Frankfurt High-Rises
1950 to 1960
05 November 2014

Frankfurt has quite a lot to offer in terms of buildings of not insubstantial and therefore praiseworthy height. So what exactly has started to scrape the Frankfurt skies? Here’s an introduction to the most important structures among them, classified by decade.

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Frankfurt High-Rises   1960 to 1970
Frankfurt High-Rises
1960 to 1970
04 November 2014

Frankfurt has quite a lot to offer in terms of buildings of not insubstantial and therefore praiseworthy height. So what exactly has started to scrape the Frankfurt skies? Here’s an introduction to the most important structures among them, classified by decade.

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Buffaloes in the Swiss underground
Buffaloes in the Swiss underground
by Adeline Seidel | 03 November 2014

Flying parquet floorboards, a Colombian high-speed knitter and wooden buffaloes peacefully grazing: At the 15th Designers’ Saturday in Langenthal, Switzerland, the designers and manufacturers once again opted for unusual means to stage their products.

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Powerless in pool and prefab
Powerless in pool and prefab
by Clemens Bomsdorf | 02 November 2014

Here are the poor, there are the rich. And neither side is finding happiness – Denmark’s National Gallery in Copenhagen is dedicating a retrospective to the artist duo Elmgreen and Dragset.

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“The traffic in Berlin  is frustrating.”
“The traffic in Berlin
is frustrating.”
by Martin Lewicki | 02 November 2014

In Berlin, traffic often is challenging. In an interview, Susi Nestraschil talks about her own ways through the urban jungle and possibilities to improve them.



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Data make clothes
Data make clothes
by Martina Metzner | 31 October 2014

Are we soon going to be wearing “digital fashion”? Will jackets with integrated solar cells, lingerie with inbuilt GPS systems and 3D-printed garments be posing a serious threat to tried-and-tested manufacturing processes?

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Beyond the upholstered world
Beyond the upholstered world
28 October 2014

“Allstar” and “Hack” are the two items of office furniture that Konstantin Grcic has designed for Vitra. At the Orgatec Thomas Wagner talked with him about changes in the office world and the two newcomers.

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The   New   Order
The
New
Order
by Adeline Seidel | 28 October 2014

“New Order” is the new all-rounder by Stefan Diez for Hay: A modular system for the office and the home that can be used to structure just about any space.

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Eight ideas for the home-office
Eight ideas for the home-office
by Daniel von Bernstorff | 27 October 2014

At Orgatec’s “Being Home 4+4” exhibition curated by Stylepark, eight well-known designers presented their ideas of today’s home offices – giving their comment on it.

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The survival  of the office
The survival
of the office
27 October 2014

Claesson Koivisto Rune’s Mårten Claesson explains why Swedes found the transition to open offices so easy and why you shouldn’t turn a lawyer’s office into a playground. An interview by Martina Metzner

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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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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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