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Audi TT offroad concept

Category: Technology Published on 24 Apr, 2014
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The Audi TT offroad concept breaks the mold, combining the sportiness of a coupe with the lifestyle and utility of a compact SUV.

Fall House by Fougeron Architecture, Big Sur

Category: Houses Published on 24 Apr, 2014
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Surrounding by the stunning rocky landscape on Big Sur’s south coast in California, Fall House by San Francisco-based firm Fougeron Architecture faces on a 250-foot drop to the Pacific Ocean. The architects design embeds the building within the land, creating a structure that is inseparable from its context.

Zimoun’s installation at Art Museum of Lugano, Switzerland

Category: Art Published on 24 Apr, 2014
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Bern-based studio Zimoun presents a new site-specific installation, called “36 ventilators, 4.7m³ packing chips” at the Art Museum of Lugano, Switzerland. The exhibition space was filled with thousands of Styrofoam beads that dance in a perfect storm generated by thirty-six ventilators.

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Jellies Family tableware by Patricia Urquiola for Kartell

Category: Design Published on 23 Apr, 2014
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Patricia Urquiola designed the “Jellies Family”, a tableware collection of plates, trays, glasses, bowls and carafes made of brilliant coloured and transparent polymethylmethacrylate.

“Reflection Field” installation by Phillip K. Smith III

Category: Art Published on 23 Apr, 2014
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“Reflection Field” is a monumental installation that consists of five freestanding volumes of light and mirror scaled as large as 18 feet high and 17 feet wide.

Tuneful House by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

Category: Houses Published on 23 Apr, 2014
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Kouichi Kimura, principal of the Japanese firm FORM, has completed the ‘Tuneful House’, his latest residential project located on a corner of a residnetial area of Shiga, Japan, where old and new houses are mixed together.

Tile Sash – Bathroom furniture collection by Riu Pereira + Ryosuke Fukusada

Category: Design Published on 23 Apr, 2014
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During the Milan Design Week 2014 local-based designer Riu Pereira in collaboration with Ryosuke Fukusada presented the ‘Tile Sash’ at Ventura Lambrate. Supported by Cotto ceramics this collection of bathroom furniture is inspired by the act of slicing a raw material in order to build something new.

Mercedes-Benz unveils the Concept Coupé SUV at Beijing Auto Show 2014

Category: Technology Published on 23 Apr, 2014
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Mercedes Benz has unveiled its latest own interpretation of visionary all-wheel drive sporty coupé, presenting the Concept Coupé SUV at Beijing Auto Show 2014.

House WZ2 by Bernd Zimmermann, Ludwigsburg

Category: Houses Published on 23 Apr, 2014
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German architect Bernd Zimmermann has recently renovated a three-family house from the 50′s near Stuttgart for a married couple, coating the exterior of the house with hundreds of funhouse mirrors.

The Pool Aoyama by Nobuo Araki

Category: Architecture Published on 22 Apr, 2014
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Japanese architect Nobuo Araki has transformed a former swimming pool on the ground floor of a 1970′s apartment building into a retail space.