Horror in Architecture by Joshua Comaroff and Ong Ker-Shing

Horror in Architecture by Joshua Comaroff and Ong Ker-Shing

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This book looks at the idea of horror and its analogues in architecture. In these, normal compositions become strange: extra limbs appear, holes open where they should not, individual objects are doubled or split or perversely occupied. Horrifying buildings re-imagine the possibilities of architectural language, shifting from “natural” norms to other, more rarified and exciting options.

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Monocle 24: The Urbanist - London special

Monocle 24: The Urbanist - London special

Design Podcast

In this special live episode of The Urbanist, Monocle editor Andrew Tuck hands over the floor to city-planners and urban leaders to discuss how to build a better London. Featuring Peter York, consultant and author, Sharon Ament, the director of the Museum of London, Peter Wynne Rees, professor of places and city planning at UCL and Christopher Choa, vice-president at Aecom.

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Design Miami/ Basel 2016 DeTnk Picks

Design Miami/ Basel 2016 DeTnk Picks

A Selection of Works from Design Miami/ Basel

After scouting around Design Miami/ this week DeTnk has selected a series of works that you must stop and see this weekend before the fair ends.

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Light-filled off-grid tiny home on wheels

Light-filled off-grid tiny home on wheels

Designed by Scottish design firm Echo Living

Nestled on the Greek island of Crete is an airy, custom-built tiny home on wheels, created by Scottish design firm Echo Living for a yoga teacher who resides here for part of the year.

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Pablo Bronstein: A is Building, B is Architecture

Pablo Bronstein: A is Building, B is Architecture

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Pablo Bronstein is interested in the links between classical architecture and contemporary urbanism, between settings and decors, between art and dance.

Through drawing, sculpture, video and performance, he looks at the historical otherness in order to unveil the links between power, fascination and classical art.

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Wallpaper by House of Hackney

Wallpaper by House of Hackney

Made In England

In 2011 House of Hackney was founded around a kitchen table in a house in Hackney, London by husband-and-wife team Javvy M Royle and Frieda Gormley.

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Mono.Kultur 32 – Martino Gamper: All Channels Personal

Mono.Kultur 32 – Martino Gamper: All Channels Personal

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Mono.kultur is an independent interview magazine from Berlin. Each issue interviews just one person, from various fields of culture. Every issue is carefully edited and produced slightly differently in keeping with the artist of choice.

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Against the Tide: Chile’s Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

Against the Tide: Chile’s Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

Interior Architecture and Design

Curated by Juan Román and José Luis Uribe, Chile’s pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale will present 15 architecture projects that aim to transform the daily life of people living in rural areas of the country.

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Maggie's Cancer Centre Manchester by Foster + Partners

Maggie's Cancer Centre Manchester by Foster + Partners

Interior Architecture and Design

Located across Britain and abroad, Maggie’s Centres are conceived to provide a welcoming ‘home away from home’ – a place of refuge where people affected by cancer can find emotional and practical support.

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Triode Paris is Re-launching Finn Juhl’s France Chair

Triode Paris is Re-launching Finn Juhl’s France Chair

designed 1956, re-launched 2016

Finn Juhl‘s elegant France Chair makes a comeback. First presented in Milan at Salone del Mobile by Danish furniture manufacturer Onecollection, Finn Juhl’s stylish France Chair will be available at Triode next month in Paris. This particular chair played an important role in one of Danish design history’s biggest – but least known – adventures.

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Gufram & Paul Smith Psychedelic Cactus

Gufram & Paul Smith Psychedelic Cactus

Salone del Mobile 2016

Gufram, one of Italian design world’ s most irreverent brands, continues its fiftieth birthday celebrationsat the Salone Del Mobile in Milan, presenting Gufram & Paul Smith Psychedelic Cactus. A special limited edition of the iconic Gufram Cactus designed by Drocco and Mello in 1972, developed in collaboration with Paul Smith.

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The Roof Garden Commission: Cornelia Parker, Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)

The MET Roof Garden Commission: Cornelia Parker, Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)

19 April - 31 October '16

A large-scale sculpture by acclaimed British artist Cornelia Parker, inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and by two emblems of American architecture—the classic red barn and the Bates family’s sinister mansion from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho—will comprise the fourth annual installation of site-specific works commissioned for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B.

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Lee Broom’s ‘SALONE DEL AUTOMOBILE’

Lee Broom’s ‘SALONE DEL AUTOMOBILE’

Salone del Mobile 2016

One year on from his resoundingly successful Milan exhibition, The Department Store (named one of the 15 best shows during Milan Design Week 2015), Broom has created a totally different compact and unique mobile installation. The interior - all in Lee Broom signature grey - with its ornate columns and architrave is an unexpected backdrop for the graphic new monochrome lighting collection.

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“light & shadow” and collections for Marsotto edizioni by nendo

“light & shadow” and collections for Marsotto edizioni by nendo

Salone del Mobile 2016

The exhibition “light & shadow” and collections
for Marsotto edizioni in Milan 2016

light & shadow
A design for Marsotto edizioni’s exhibition space at the “Spazio Bigli“ during the Milan Design Week 2016.
First, attention was paid to the fact that that the company specializes in marble furniture, and that all of their products were made from a single

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Pump House Renovation by NAN Architects + JWDA

Pump House Renovation by NAN Architects + JWDA

Interior Architecture and Design

The pumping station has been abandoned for many years, staying lonely in the neighborhood. People passing by,never realize its existence nor even take a look at it. However, Mottled walls and wild vines hide a lot of memory. It is the architect's topic to revoke its existence. The client wants to convert it into office of 8-10 occupants. Space is the essence of architecture.

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