Where I Work: Daniel Arsham

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Where I Work: Daniel Arsham What is your typical work style? I show up at the studio around 9am every morning and I leave at 6pm no matter what’s happening here and I would say in that way it’s basically organized, very regimented but everything else in the studio can be quite chaotic in a way that doesn’t incumber work happening. There can be a lot of things around – my desk can be messy.

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What’s your studio/work environment like? It’s a bright open space with a lot of natural light, very tall ceilings, a lot of plants, a dog named Dex, and it can be messy and clean depending on what we’re working on.

Dexter \\\ Photo by Tori Geddes

How is your space organized/arranged? I don’t have my own space with a door – the studio is open and anyone can approach me or
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The Rúna Collection Designed by Isabel Ahm for Warm Nordic

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                                Danish brand <a href="http://www.warmnordic.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Warm Nordic</a> added a new timeless design to its range of Scandinavian-inspired furniture, the Rúna table series designed by <a href="http://www.isabelahm.dk/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Isabel Ahm</a>. Available in a desk or table version, the Rúna features distinctive, hand-crafted details that lend themselves to the design’s elegant form, such as the soft rounded edges and the trumpet-shaped legs. A drawer is seamlessly concealed within the table, perfect for holding supplies and letters if used in the office or napkins and decorative items if used in the dining room.
Rúna, which means a mix of whispering, advice and secrecy in Old Norse, is a beautiful example of Warm Nordic’s commitment to creating modern furniture rooted in age-old design and expressive but functional craftsmanship. Rúna is available in high quality wood including solid smoked oak wood, solid teak oiled oak wood, or solid walnut wood.
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Under the Skin; An Intimate Building Review of AC Martin’s LADWP Headquarters

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In this first installment, we take a look at the Department of Water and Power Building. Built: 1964
Architect: AC Martin and Associates
Location: 111 N Hope St, Los Angeles, CA Building Score: 9.4

Listen to Episode 68 of Clever: Kate Duncan

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                                On <a href="http://cleverpodcast.com/blog/ep-68-kate-duncan"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">this episode of Clever</a>, Amy and Jaime talk to woodworker and furniture designer Kate Duncan, who grew up feeling like a square peg in a family of pragmatic accountants. She indulged in sewing lessons and endured charm school until she found wood shop class and fit right in. After years as a shop teacher, a motorcycle accident catalyzed the launch of her namesake brand. Shortly thereafter she also founded Address, an annual exhibit of designer / makers in her hometown of Vancouver, which dovetails nicely with another one of her talents: throwing a good party.

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Architectural Digest Names New Creatives Shaking up the Design World

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There’s nothing like up-and-coming talent to give a boast to the ever-expanding and sometimes stale design world and in October’s issue of Architectural Digest, they highlight a group of international creatives that deserve some much-needed props for helping to buck tradition with their fresh approaches. Here are four of our favorites.

Karin Gustafsson, creative director of COS with Studio Swine’s “New Spring” installation \\\ Photo courtesy of COS

After nearly 10 years at European fashion brand COS, Karin Gustafsson landed the Creative Director role two years ago and has quietly driven the brand to an even higher coveted position. With continual collections of minimalist must-haves and ventures into visually-enticing collaborations with up-and-coming artists/designers (see below), it’s no surprise COS has become such a universally loved label with much credit going to Gustafsson herself.

Lee Broom Unveils His Final Installment of Observatory for London Design Festival 2018

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                                Last month <a href="https://design-milk.com/lee-broom-is-set-to-launch-3rd-and-final-installment-of-observatory-collection/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">we shared</a> the brand new pieces that make up  <a href="http://www.leebroom.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lee Broom&#8217;s</a> third and final installment of his Observatory lighting collection and now the British designer has unveiled images from the exhibition that opens today at Broom&#8217;s showroom in Shoreditch. The <a href="http://www.leebroom.com/exhibition/observatory-milan-and-new-york-design-weeks-2018/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">exhibition</a>, which marks the launch of the London Design Festival 2018, presents the new stellar-inspired lighting collection in the UK for the very first time giving fair visitors an opportunity to tour the transformed showroom for a peek.
To see the Observatory exhibition during the London Design Festival 2018, visit Lee Broom’s showroom in London at 95 Rivington Street until September 23rd.
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Marília Fit Restaurant / David Guerra Arquitectura e Interior

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  • Architects: David Guerra Arquitectura e Interior
  • Location: Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Responsible Architect: David Guerra
  • Design Team: Jefferson Gurgel, Ninive Resende, André Gerber, Bernardo Hauck, Leticia Thibau
  • Built Area: 70.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Jomar Bragança
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Text description provided by the architects. The design for Marília Fit aims to grant healthy meals, from breakfast to dinner, in a cozy and refreshing space, making people feel better. 

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A structure composed by rectangular wooden boxes covers the walls, with different sizes and permeability, in a clear reference to a traditional public market’s smells and flavors. 

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The same concept verified on the facade in yellow aluminum. The chosen color highlights the store, strengthening the relation with the sun, the summer, and the related joy inherent to it. The yellow allied with the green

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7 of the Best Herbs to Grow Indoors

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  There’s nothing quite like fresh herbs to turn up the flavor dial on a dish. Adding herbs is a great way to excite your tastebuds without adding those less-than-healthy flavorings for which we so often reach. (We’re looking at you, salt and fat.) But there are a few problems with fresh herbs. First, there’s their price tag at the grocery store. Then, you face the fact that they often spoil before you can use the whole package. Is there a better way to get these delicate leaves into your dinners without busting your budget? Absolutely! All you need to do is a set up a garden with a few of the best herbs to grow indoors. Getting your herb garden started is
herbs to grow indoors - basil
herbs to grow indoors - oregano
herbs to grow indoors - thyme
herbs to grow indoors - rosemary
herbs to grow indoors - mint
herbs to grow indoors - parsley
herbs to grow indoors- chive
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Tandem Condos Sur Cour / Fugère architecture

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  • Architects: Fugère architecture
  • Location: 190 Rue D'Aiguillon, Québec, QC G1R 1N7, Canada
  • Lead Architects: Claude Fugere/ Carolyne Le Gallais
  • Architectural Team: Andrée-Anne Lemieux, Ashraf Mohamed Ahmed, Benoit Ruelland, Yannick Beaumont-Pelletier, Alexandra Audet
  • Area: 19500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Jonathan Robert
  • Structural Engineer: CIME consultant
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Text description provided by the architects. The Tandem is a 5-story residential building located in the very animated Faubourg St-Jean nearby the Old-Quebec area. The site has been the subject of many debates over the years. A car park, considered as a scratch in the urban fabric of the area, was now given new spirit with the new building.

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On Saint-Jean Street, the ground floor offers local shops and facilities to serve the community and to provide the necessary actions to create a great neighborhood spirit. The Tandem offers eleven 2-story townhouses overlooking the Richelieu

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How Cities have Rebuilt from the Ashes

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Every city has a story. Throughout history, many natural and man-made changes have altered the way cities were originally laid out. For some, the urban form developed as a result of political disputes, religious separations, or class divides. For others, a more mixed approach has allowed for uniquely mixed cultural atmospheres. And while development of cities is typically slow, occasionally cities experience dramatic and immediate changes to the urban fabric - the results of natural disaster, military conflict, or industrial catastrophe.

What happens next - if anything - can reveal a great deal about not just the city itself, but the local culture. Do cities rebuild exactly as they were? Or do they use disaster as an opportunity to reinvent themselves? The following is a roundup of cities that have moved past catastrophe to be reborn from the ashes.


Berlin Reichstag - Before. Image © Bundesarchiv, Bild 102-13744, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons Berlin Reichstag - Before. Image © Bundesarchiv, Bild
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Beirut Martyr Square. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia User FunkMonk Under CC BY 2.0
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The Great London Fire . Image Courtesy of Wikimedia User DcoetzeeBot Under Public Domain
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Tokyo - Before. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia User Nesnad Under Public Domain
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Chicago Fire. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia User Acabashi Licensed Under Public Domain
Chicago. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia User Dschwen Under CC BY 4.0
Sarajevo City Hall. Image © Mikhail Evstafiev CC BY SA 3.0
Sarajevo City Hall. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia User Чаховіч Уладзіслаў CC BY SA 3.0
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Crescent Park Proposal. Image Courtesy of Eskew + Dumez + Ripple
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Casa BGS / Alvaro Moragrega / arquitecto

© Fernanda Leonel, Alvaro Moragrega © Fernanda Leonel, Alvaro Moragrega
  • Structural Engineering: Cero Motion, Juan Jesús Aguirre
  • General Contractor: Jesús Guillen
  • Joiner: Marcelino Vázquez
  • Site Area: 77790.78 ft2
© Fernanda Leonel, Alvaro Moragrega © Fernanda Leonel, Alvaro Moragrega
© Fernanda Leonel, Alvaro Moragrega © Fernanda Leonel, Alvaro Moragrega

Text description provided by the architects. Casa BGS consists of two small cabins connected by a living area in the middle of the Tapalpa forest. The site was chosen after careful consideration of existing trees. The volumes are disposed in such a way as to avoid any cutting of trees, the resulting scheme is not an orthogonal disposition of each volume, but a freestanding placement respecting each tree in site. The final placement was decided, not only by the natural space in the forest, but also to have 4 mayor trees

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designjunction presents DESIGN EVERY – a stellar Talks Program celebrating inclusivity and diversity in design

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designjunction presents a stellar talks program taking place at the iconic Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf this London Design Festival. 50 world-class speakers will take to the stage between Thursday 20 - Friday 21 September. Moving away from standardized names of the design and architecture industries, the show proudly breaks the mould of the ego-driven talks program by hosting discussions about what truly matters. With one of the keynotes from the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and the other from Benjamin Hubert, DESIGNEVERY celebrates inclusivity whilst exploring the crucial issues which the design industry faces. Join some of the most important discussions in design for just £4 here. Tickets: £8 per talk – Archinect readers get 50% off using TALK500.  Thursday 20 September DESIGNEVERY EXPERIENCE: The Omnipresent Design Thinking
11:00 – 11:50 Speaker: Benjamin Hubert, founder of LAYER. Industrial designer Benjamin Hubert provides an ins...

The Górny Taras Multi-Family Residential Building / Neostudio Architekci

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  • Architects: Neostudio Architekci
  • Location: Dymka 190, 60-101 Poznań, Poland
  • Partners: Bartosz Jarosz, Pawel Świerkowski
  • Project Team: Bartosz Wojciechowski, Weronika Kurdziałek, Adrianna Fiącek, Tomasz Sołtysiak
  • Area: 2430.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Structural Engineer: Budekspert
  • Client: Ingenium
  • Design: 2016
  • Realisation: 2016-2018
  • Site Area: 2275 m2
  • Building Area: 388 m2
  • Usable Area: 1850 m2
  • Volume: 6110 m3
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Text description provided by the architects. The structure was designed as a freestanding, five-story multifamily residential building, supplementing the buildings along the main street of the city. Architects' goal was to create a project with a different approach to the aesthetics of buildings commonly constructed throughout the city.

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The Client's wish of providing maximum surface of balconies was achieved by surrounding core of the structure with terraces wrapping around the entire building.

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White balconies were

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BIM Workstations Go Head-To-Head in REVIT Shootout

Courtesy of BOXX Courtesy of BOXX Lanmar Services’ CTO Larry Kleinkemper, AIA, creates 3D laser scans and BIM project files for some of the world’s leading architecture firms and their high-profile projects. Because of these massive data sets, Lanmar demands the best CAD computer workstations available. In this must-see video, Kleinkemper compares two workstations recommended by their respective manufacturers as optimal Autodesk Revit solutions. The BOXX APEXX S3 and the DELL PRECISION 7920 battle it out in a side-by-side comparison to determine which workstation runs CAD applications better. After watching the video, click here to learn how to customize a CAD workstation and why an optimized system accelerates your workflow—saving you both time and money.
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The Kensington / Zaha Hadid Design

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  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Location: W Cromwell Rd, London, United Kingdom
  • Design : Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Melodie Leung
  • Project Architect: Carine Posner
  • Project Team: Evgeniya Yatsyuk, Ovidiu Mihutescu, Natassa Lianou, Saman Dadgostar
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Luke Hayes
  • Project Management: JCDecaux
  • Contract Administration + Quantity Surveyor: Lavingtons
  • Structure: Buro Happold Engineering
  • Civil Engineering: Buro Happold Engineering
  • Mep: Hoare Lea
  • Lighting: Buro Happold Engineering
  • Landscape Design: MRG Studio
  • Principal Designer: Orsa Projects
  • Principal Contractor: Knight Brown Construction
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Text description provided by the architects. JCDecaux invited Zaha Hadid Design to redefine the design language of billboards – providing a unique communications channel in the capital that integrates contemporary design and digital media.

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Established in France in 1964, JCDecaux transformed the concept of street furniture and invented the concept of bus shelter provision funded by advertising. Today, JCDecaux provides a

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Shipwreck Lodge / Nina Maritz Architects

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  • Consultants: De Leeuw Namibia Quantity Surveyors
  • Interior Designer: Women Unleashed
  • Carpentry: Holzbau Hess & Pepe Bush Lodges
  • Windows, Doors, Joinery: Prestige Wooden Windows & Joinery
  • Containers: Cowboy’s Trading
  • Solar: Roscoe Solar
  • Water Supply, Plumbing & Sewer Treatment: Kairos plumbing
  • Electrician: Team Electrical
  • Lighting Suppliers: LED Lighting and Solar Warehouse
  • Waterproofing: Implacor
  • Fireplaces: Fire and More
  • Kitchen & Laundry Equipment: Manrico International
  • Clients: Trip Travel, Journeys Namibia, Natural Selection Safaris
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Text description provided by the architects. Inspired by the deprivations endured by survivors from the foundered Dunedin Star and the desolate and harsh Skeleton Coast landscape, the architects tried to capture the contrast between shelter and exposure in their Shipwreck Lodge design (named after the architectural concept). Conceived of

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Hillside Villa / Joe Serrins Studio

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  • Architects: Joe Serrins Studio
  • Location: Baabdat, Lebanon
  • Lead Architects: Joe Serrins, Jared Brownell
  • Area: 562.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Vicky Mokbel
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Text description provided by the architects. Twenty miles above Beirut, the village of Baaddat on Mount Lebanon serves as the dramatic site for this single family villa.  The property is covered with pinenut trees clinging to the rocky slope which drops twenty meters at a 45-degree incline. The architecture is a vehicle for traversing the steep slope and bringing the client in contact with the landscape.

First Floor Plan First Floor Plan

Composed of a series of boxes, the building climbs four stories, digging into the hillside to create outdoor terraces at each floor. Multiple interior and exterior stairs wind through and around the house, linking the program with landscape and view. Several double-height interior volumes reinforce visual links to the sloping hillside

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Single Family House Hoffstad / Knut Hjeltnes

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  • Architects: Knut Hjeltnes
  • Location: Sandefjord, Norway
  • Lead Architect: Knut Hjeltnes
  • Area: 250.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Inger Marie Grini
  • Architects Team: Øystein Trondahl, Nils Ole Bae Brandtzæg, Nils Erik Hjorth Joneid, Maria Sieginde Walther Muribø
  • Civil Engineer: Terje Orlien
© Inger Marie Grini © Inger Marie Grini

Text description provided by the architects. The house is located on the top of the Vesterøya peninsula, overlooking the fjord both east- and westwards. The site is steep and was considered unbuildable and had been vacant for 20 years.

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It is very wet and windy due to the location, so special care had to be taken into consideration regarding the outer skin of the house.

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The lower part of the house is in situ cast concrete, the upper a prefabricated massive wood construction, with the inner visible skin in aspen.

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