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OMA Chosen to Masterplan Airport City for HIA Airport in Qatar

(1) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 8:44 AM

OMA Chosen To Masterplan Airport City For Hia Airport In Qatar /Image © OMA

OMA has been announced as master-planners for 'Airport City,' a new 10 sqkm development where 200,000 people will live and work, connecting the new Hamad International Airport with...

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Birdhouse Rooftile by Klaas Kuiken

(2) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 11:51 AM

"Birdhouse Rooftile" by Klaas Kuiken

Looking to find a solution to the shrinking bird population in urban areas, Klaas Kuiken consulted with the Vogelbescherming (Dutch Bird Association) to conceive of the "Birdhouse Rooftile" a design which offers more places in which our feathered...

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Zaha Hadid: Star-chitect Buildings Copied in China

(1) Comments | Posted December 30, 2012 | 2:54 PM

'Galaxy SOHO' by Zaha Hadid
Image © Designboom
In an age in which starchitect buildings have become the norm, how important should artistic authorship be in the world of architecture? How territorial can we possibly be about...

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3D Printed Records by Amanda Ghassaei 

(1) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 9:13 AM

'3D Printed Records' by Amanda Ghassaei 
In an attempt to create a technique for converting digital audio files into 3D printable 33 rpm records, designer Amanda Ghassaei has developed and printed functional prototypes that play on regular turntables,...

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Modern Gladiators - Calcio Storico Fiorentino

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 8:01 AM

Modern Gladiators - Calcio Storico Fiorentino
Image © Stefano Pogliani

Every year in June and July, amidst the traditional ceremonies, parades and authentic colorful costumes, 'Calcio Storico Fiorentino' - the sporting event originally traced back over 500 years ago...

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Louis Vuitton: Foldable furniture + Travel Accessories at Design Miami

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 10:46 AM

Louis vuitton's 'Objets Nomades' Collection at Design Miami
Patricia Urquiola's 'Swing Chair'

French brand Louis Vuitton unveiled a new luxury collection 'objets nomades' at the temporary Louis Vuitton Miami design district store during Design Miami 2012 - a series...

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Boat's House at Millstätter Lake in Seeboden by MHM Architects

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 10:01 AM

'Boat's House at Millstätter Lake' by MHM architects, Seeboden, Austria
Images © Paul Ott
All Images Courtesy of MHM Architects
At the base of a steep slope at the water's edge, rests the 'Boat's House at...

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Archea Associati: Cantina Antinori Winery

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 9:34 AM

'Cantina Antinori' by Archea Associati, San Casciano Val Di Pesa, Italy. (Image courtesy of Pietro Savorelli)

Located in the unique chianti landscape halfway between the scenic Florence and Siena amongst the vast fields of vineyards, the 'cantina antinori' winery by Italian practice...

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Bzzz Honey Packaging by Backbone Studio

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 3:00 PM


'Bzzz Honey' Packaging by Backbone Studio

As the tastiest honey is usually found in beehives, but impossible to buy in a market, Armenian designers of Backbone Studio conceived packaging out of wood as an improvised beehive place holder to contain honey. The simple enclosure...

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Aerial Images Capture the Hindu Color Festival by Katrin Korfmann

(25) Comments | Posted November 23, 2012 | 7:50 AM

'Kolorit - Yellow' by Katrin Korfmann

German artist Katrin Korfmann is presenting her latest photographic work 'Kolorit' at Kai Hilgemann Gallery in Berlin. The title of the collection translates in English from the German word 'coloring' -- however it also references...

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Shredded Magazine Furniture by Jens Praet

(2) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 10:25 AM

'Shredded' Collection, 2012 by Jens Praet
Shredded Elle Decor magazines, clear resin
Image © Theo Van Pinxteren, courtesy of Industry Gallery

Florence-based Belgian designer Jens Praet has sent designboom his latest collection of 'Shredded Magazine Furniture - to be...

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Zaha Hadid to design New National Stadium Japan

(7) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 10:20 AM

Zaha Hadid's winning design for the New National Stadium Japan

It's confirmed! Zaha Hadid has been selected to design the New National Stadium Japan in Tokyo. Her winning proposal has beat out ten other international teams including SANAA, Populous,...

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Ole Scheeren Unveils Plans for the Twin Towers Duo in Singapore

(1) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 10:10 AM

'Twin Towers Duo' by Buro Ole Scheeren, Singapore
Image © Buro Ole Scheeren

International practice Buro Ole Scheeren has just revealed their plans for the 'Twin Towers Duo in Singapore, set to break ground early 2013.In breaking from the peppering...

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PET Bottle Purses by Zitta Schnitt

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2012 | 8:44 AM


'PET Bottle Purses' by Zitta Schnitt

Conceived by Vienna-based designer Zitta Schnitt, the 'PET Bottle Purse' consists of two pieces of PET bottles and a zipper. The transformed item of daily use allocates a new place for its usage, becoming a companion...

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Helium Balloon Suspended Bridge by Olivier Grossetête

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 11:17 AM

'Pont de Singe by Olivier Grossetête
Image © Wilf

French installation artist Olivier Grossetête's work 'Pont de Singe' conjures ideas of dreamlike surrealism - a featherweight bridge suspended by three helium-filled balloons, steadily held aloft a lake in tatton's japanese...

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Covachita: Workshop in Mexico

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 5:57 PM

"Workshop" by Covachita, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Image © Covachita All Images Courtesy of Covachita

In the town of San Pedro Garza Garcia in the Nuevo Leon Region of Mexico, local firm Covachita has completed their "workshop" amongst the indigenous mountainous terrain overlooking a valley....

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Geometric Food Art by Sakir Gökçebag

(4) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 11:47 AM

Geometric Food Art by Sakir Gökçebag

Turkish artist Sakir Gökçebag has skillfully re-imagined the idea of food through his series of artworks, where he arranges and organizes various fruits and vegetables into patterns to create striking visual displays. The pieces are...

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Daum Headquarters in Jeju Province by Mass Studies

(1) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 12:07 PM

Daum Headquarters by Mass Studies, Jeju Province, Korea
Image © Yong-Kwan Kim
All images courtesy of Mass Studies

Korean architect Minsuk Cho of the firm Mass Studies has completed the Daum headquarters for an international IT company on the island of Jeju, off the...

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Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas: Tbilisi Public Service Hall

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 6:17 PM

"Tbilisi Public Service Hall" by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Tbilisi, Georgia Image © Moreno Maggi All Images Courtesy of Fuksas Architects

After two years of planning and construction, the Tbilisi Public Service Hall, designed by Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas of

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Modern Stone and Flint Tools by Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 5:29 PM


Presented at the 2012 Budapest Design Week, Tel Aviv-based design studio, Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow have developed a series of tools that revisit humanity's oldest artifacts in a modern context. By looking at the mastery of tool-making and...

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