Retro Helsinki bar takes its design cues from 60s and 70s disco music

June 5, 2017 Ali Morris 0

Named after the song Jackie by British baritone Scott Walker, this nostalgia-tinged bar in Helsinki has been designed to evoke a 1970s Milanese bar. The Jackie bar’s designer, Joanna Laajisto of Studio Joanna Laajisto, explained: “I was given a soundtrack of 60s and 70s Italian lounge music and 70s French cosmic disco by the owner, Antti Eerikäinen, to

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A Plain White Office Bursts Into Bloom (9 photos)

June 5, 2017 Brenna Malmberg 0
Paperwork at the kitchen table wasn’t cutting it anymore for this real estate professional. She wanted — and needed — a spot in her home that could be a permanent office. She turned to designer Lisa Batson Goldberg to make her home office a reality and get her work out of the kitchen.

Shop Houzz: Most Popular Vanities Under $1,000 (139 photos)

June 5, 2017 Houzz 0
Upgrading your bathroom doesn’t require a major overhaul. With only a new vanity, you can introduce elegant color and all the storage you need to declutter your space. Surf this collection of chic cabinets to keep your wash station tidy while adding a big dose of style.
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Updated Displays and Graphics Processors Improve iMacs’ Capabilities for Architectural Software

June 5, 2017 AD Editorial Team 0

At today’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, the tech giant announced the latest slate of performance updates to their range of software and hardware products. Targeting software developers and other high-end users, the event was highlighted by the announcement of significant upgrades to their computer’s graphics and processing capabilities – or in architect’s terms – the components required to work on projects like creating content within a VR experience or real-time 3D rendering.

MVRDV completes a tower block that resembles a giant staircase

June 5, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

MVRDV has built a tower block in Poznań, Poland, that looks like a huge staircase from one angle, while from another it looks like it’s about to topple over. The 16-storey Bałtyk tower is the first building in Poland by Rotterdam-based MVRDV, and was completed in partnership with local firm Natkaniec Olechnicki Architekci. The tower features a dramatically staggered

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Shigeru Ban reveals new details of “world’s tallest hybrid timber structure” for Vancouver

June 5, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

New images have been released of Shigeru Ban’s Terrace House, a 19-storey residential tower for Vancouver that will boast a pioneering hybrid structure of wood, concrete and steel. Designed for the Vancouver waterfront, the Japanese architect first unveiled plans for Terrace House last year. The initial visual showed a mono-pitched timber-framed structure clad in glass that was to be supported

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Groos Rotterdam / MVRDV

June 5, 2017 Daniel Tapia 0

From The Wall Street Journal to Elle, and Architectural Digest to The Lonely Planet city guide; Groos has been named as a leading example for promoting contemporary goings-on in the world of design, art, food and culture in Rotterdam. The one-of-a-kind 300m2 concept store is also heading in a different direction focusing more on high-end design, art, and collaborations with a range of creatives, yet still staying true to its original concept: to promote local talent from Rotterdam to a wide audience. The store’s distinct bright pink wall displays original artworks, and its custom-made mint green candy counter is designed by Sabine Marcelis.

Freedom Tower is a “missed opportunity” says Ian Schrager

June 5, 2017 Marcus Fairs 0

The skyscraper that replaced the Twin Towers represents a missed chance to create great architecture, according to New York hotelier Ian Schrager. Schrager described One World Trade Center, the 1,776-foot-high (541 metres) tower designed by SOM, as a “missed opportunity”. “I’m not trying to diminish the architecture of the Freedom Tower, but I just think

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