Oro Negro (black oil) is the new HQ offices of an important oil company located in Mexico DF. After working for several years with Herzog & de Meuron Abel Blancas set up his own studio in Mexico City in 2011 and ON HQ is his first completed work.
Mathieu Lehanneur and Pullman reinvents meetings with the “Business Playground” room as a perfect illustration of the “blurring” of private and professional life. This room reflects the brand’s “Work hard, Play hard” motto as well as its guests’ lifestyle.
Paul Cocksedge is a designer’s designer, artfully reimagining the world for us to make it a more thought-provoking and pleasing place to be. Punters can get a Cocksedge fix through his eponymous shop, which sells such items as a loudspeaker for a smartphone configured from a vinyl LP, and a spherical Styrene lamp made of heated-shrunk coffee cups).
Have you ever wished that your iPhone could bring you the smell of coffee, curry or steak?
No? Well, there's a gadget for that.
In 1913 the founder of the town Norwegian town, Rjukan, introduced the idea of a “Solspeil”, or sun mirror, above the town to bring it out of the shade from the nearby mountain. The founder, Sam Eyde, never completed the project; instead, his successors built a gondola in 1928 to transport Rjukan´s inhabitants to the winter sunshine.
Christian Bourdais, the instigator of the Solo Houses project (a collection of villas in spain by the new generation of international architects), unveils the house designed by the U.S. Agency Johnston Marklee soon to be build.
Zaha Hadid’s highly anticipated £14.5m extension of the Serpentine Gallery opens to the public on Saturday. Housed in a former gunpowder depot, the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery is a seven-minute walk from the main gallery.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) is partnering with the IKEA Foundation on a new temporary shelter for refugees. Twenty-five of the flat-pack shelters are currently being tested in the Dollo Ado refugee camp in Ethiopia, home to over 190,000 refugees. A further twelve shelters will also be deployed to Lebanon, which hosts 500,000 Syrian refugees.
The brick-and-mortar auction house Phillips is going down the rabbit hole of digital art.
At its first-ever digital-art auction on Oct. 10, Phillips will offer up, among other things, a website, a YouTube video and digital files that could be displayed on a range of devices at the discretion of the buyer, from smartphones to wall-mounted screens.
"The first-ever 3D-printed gun is now on show at London's Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum. Dubbed "The Liberator" by its creator Cody Wilson, several examples of the gun were purchased by the art and design museum recently, and went on show September 14th, the first day of the London Design Festival.
On the western tip of the Isle of Nantes, on the Loire, La Cantine du Voyage is a temporary restaurant, bar and social centre for this summer's Voyage a Nantes.
The restaurant hosts a revolving door of guest chiefs that work with ultra local ingredients - most of which come from within 200km of Nantes.