10 fresh furniture designs for your Friday inspiration

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/el/els2vjc6fptx3ojz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" >Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" >Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" >People </a>profiles.
(Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!) Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board Furniture.
301 Howard Street Lobby in San Francisco, CA by Huntsman Architectural Group; Seating Sculpture Design: Matthias Pliessnig
MIT Toy Lab in Cambridge, MA by Merge Architects; Photo: John Horner Photography
Family of Tables -The Workshop of Dreams by Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
STÜDA by NINE associati; Photo: Alessandro Zompanti
Kinfolk Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark by NORM Architects
Diwani Chair by AE Superlab
Mobius Chair by raad studio
Loculamentum - The revival of the classic bookcase by Schwarzmann LLC
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Fruit Salad: A New Kaleidoscopic Ceramic Tile Series That Can Be Installed Randomly

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/fruit-salad-a-new-kaleidoscopic-ceramic-tile-series-installed-randomly/avery-thatcher-fruit-salad-tile/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/AVERY-THATCHER-FRUIT-SALAD-TILE-810x540.jpg" alt="Fruit Salad: A New Kaleidoscopic Ceramic Tile Series That Can Be Installed Randomly" /></a>
                                You’ve probably seen Avery Thatcher’s wallpapers before or maybe you’ve downloaded her <a href="https://design-milk.com/desktop-wallpaper-february-2018/" data-wpel-link="internal">Designer Desktop</a> earlier this year. Under her company <a href="https://jujupapers.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Juju Papers</a>, Avery designs and creates rolls of wallpapers printed by hand in an array of prints and colors that would turn anyone into a pattern lover. Now, she’s taking Juju Papers in a new direction with the debut of her cement tile line, <a href="https://jujupapers.com/collections/tile" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Fruit Salad</a>, a chromatic cement tile series that is just as bold and colorful as her wallpapers.
Tiles isn’t a foreign field for Avery, who actually used to be a tile installer and has dreamed of designing tiles for a long time. With Fruit Salad, she wanted to create a tile series that had all the complexity and ornamentation of a handmade tile mosaic without the pain point of a complicated install. The tiles, which come in four different versions, are hydraulic pressed handmade
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Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex / Flad Architects

© Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing © Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Security: Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
  • General Vertical Circulation, Construction Administration: American Design Inc.
  • Civil/Site: Bloom Companies, LLC
  • Commissioning Agent (Hired By State): Grumman/Butkus Associates
  • Information Technology: Intelligent Network Solutions, Inc.
  • Landscape Architecture: Ken Saiki Design Inc.
  • Audio/Visual : Professional Audio Designs
  • Plumbing And Fire Protection : Thunderbird Engineering, Inc.
  • Vibration, Acoustics : Vibro-Acoustics Consultants
© Jeff Lendrum © Jeff Lendrum

Text description provided by the architects. Representing the UW-Milwaukee campus’ first new academic building in more than a decade, the Kenwood IRC houses academic and research space for STEM disciplines, provides space for the chemistry department including the Shimadzu Laboratory for Advanced and Applied Analytical Chemistry, serves as the new home for the physics department and includes labs for

© Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing
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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners recently completed The Macallan whisky distillery in Scotland

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/to/topo83h5qbjlvog0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />London-based firm <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/55220775/rogers-stirk-harbour-partners" rel="nofollow" >Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners</a>&nbsp;recently completed the&nbsp;Macallan Distillery and visitor experience in Speyside, Scotland. The design is set into the landscape of the&nbsp;The Macallan&nbsp;estate, a distillery&nbsp;established in 1824 producing&nbsp;one of the most sought after whiskys in the world.&nbsp;

Macallan Distillery by RSHP, located in Speyside, Scotland. Image: RSHP.
The firm's goals was to create a building that could reveal the production processes and welcome visitors while remaining sensitive to the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Macallan Distillery by RSHP, located in Speyside, Scotland. Image: RSHP.
The new distillery will enable production of The Macallan to increase by a third. Internally, a series of production cells are arranged in a linear format with an open-plan layout revealing all stages of the production process at once. 
Macallan Distillery by RSHP, located in Speyside, Scotland. Image: RSHP.
Macallan Distillery by RSHP, located in Speyside, Scotland. Image: RSHP...

Little Flat Transformation in Lviv by replus design bureau

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/little-flat-transformation-in-lviv-by-replus-design-bureau/replus-design-bureau-little-flat-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/replus-design-bureau-little-flat-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Little Flat Transformation in Lviv by replus design bureau" /></a>
                                At just 35-square-meters (approx. 377-square-feet), this small apartment located in the heart of Lviv, Ukraine was given a major renovation by <a href="http://replus.com.ua/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">replus design bureau</a> to make use of every inch. Named &#8216;<a href="http://replus.com.ua/55_zar"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Little Flat Transformation in Lviv</a>&#8216;, the space is owned by a couple who happen to be architects that wanted to incorporate their own design aesthetic. While concentrating on maximizing the space they had, they also wanted to preserve the historical details, like the Austrian parquet floors and brick walls.
The main room needed to function for different purposes so they raised the bed high off the floor to work as a loft space. By lifting the bed off the floor they were able to bring in a sectional sofa and plenty of storage blow. The kitchen acts as the hub of the home where they installed a large island that can be extended if needed. Using laminated
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Our weekly wrap-up of new design competitions worth checking out

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ih/ihwq8nbwblu6170o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>We get it. It can get a little overwhelming keeping up with the dozens of new&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/competitions" >architecture competitions</a>&nbsp;launching worldwide on any given week &mdash; let alone having to stay on top of the multiple deadlines for each and every one. That's why&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-competition-picks/792691" >Bustler</a>&nbsp;is here to help! At the end of every week, we'll share a quick selection of our newest design&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/submission/start_competition" >competition submissions</a>&nbsp;that we think are worth a look, as well as some ongoing ones you might have missed the first time. Check out our latest competition recommendations below.</p>           

Prix Versailles Celebrates 24 Projects for Their Outstanding Commercial Architecture in Africa, West Asia and Europe

Apple Dubai Mall / Foster + Partners image © Nigel Young; Enigma / RCR Arquitectes - Pau Llimona image © cortesía de RCR Arquitectes/Pau Llimona; Concrete Restaurant / Boozhgan Studio image © Deed Studio. Image Apple Dubai Mall / Foster + Partners image © Nigel Young; Enigma / RCR Arquitectes - Pau Llimona image © cortesía de RCR Arquitectes/Pau Llimona; Concrete Restaurant / Boozhgan Studio image © Deed Studio. Image

On April, the continental ceremony of the Prix Versailles 2018 took place in the International Center of Conférences d'Alger with the announcement of the selected projects in shops, shopping centers, hotels and restaurants for the "Africa and West Asia" and "Europe" regions.

The 24 new projects are now incorporated into the list of 46 continental winners -from Central America, the South and the Caribbean; North America; Central Asia and the Northeast; and South Asia and the Pacific regions- resulting in 70 projects that will compete in the 2018 Prix Versailles World Final at the UNESCO Headquarters.

See the selected projects after the break.

Continental Winners Africa and West Asia

Categoy: Shops & Stores

Shops & Stores

Apple Dubai Mall / Foster + Partners. Image © Nigel Young
Concrete Restaurant / Boozhgan Studio. Image © Deed Studio
Watermark WestQuay / ACME. Image Cortesía de ACME
Casa Cook Kos Hotel / Mastrominas ARChitecture. Image © George Fakaros
Enigma / RCR Arquitectes - Pau Llimona. Image Cortesía de RCR Arquitectes/Pau Llimona
Hof van Duivenvoorde / 70F architecture. Image © Luuk Kramer
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The Blloc Smartphone Turns Off Color to Tune In Focus

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/blloc-minimalist-smartphone-designed-focus/blloc-monochromatic-phone-7/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Blloc-monochromatic-phone-7-810x570.jpg" alt="The Blloc Smartphone Turns Off Color to Tune In Focus" /></a>
                                Minimalist doctrine dictates we liberate ourselves from things, all in the hopes of preventing these things from perpetually owning our attention. It&#8217;s a thoughtful ideal many of us aspire to. But in reality it isn&#8217;t a multitude of &#8220;things&#8221; consuming our attention, but one specific thing: our phones. The <a href="https://www.blloc.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Blloc</a> smartphone proposes we give up something seemingly essential – color – offering a monochromatic experience to deliver a more focused relationship between user and device.
The Blloc isn’t the first attempt to address device-induced attention deficit disorder. The Light Phone 2 and the Nokia 8110 banana phone both subtract features from the smartphone template down to the bare minimum. But like a Pandora’s Box, once one has become accustomed to the multitude of features of modern smartphones, it’s difficult to return to using a device only capable of calls and short messages. We may aspire toward simplicity, but not simple.
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Vespucio Córdova Building / Ramón Coz + Benjamín Ortiz + Renato Jiménez

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Text description provided by the architects. The building is located on a land that joins two zones with different regulations and different uses. To the east, Americo Vespucio and its inter-communal park, to the west, mixed residential and commercial zone, characterized mainly by the Alonso de Córdova axis.

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Given this condition and in response to this urban situation, the project proposes as a main motivation to create a public space on the pedestrian level, connecting the two areas, giving to a transforming historically residential area, a place that understands the two scales and establishes the link.

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31 Winners Announced for 2018 MCHAP Outstanding Projects Prize

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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture by Adjaye Associates. Image © Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture by Adjaye Associates. Image © Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) has announced the 31 winning schemes for the “2018 Outstanding Projects” award, chosen from 200 nominations. Awarded on a biennial basis, the awards seek to recognize the most distinguished architectural works built on the continents of North and South America. The 31 projects will now form a shortlist for the MCHAP Prize, with winners to be announced in July 2018. Hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), the winner will be honored in a grand prize ceremony at Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Crown Hall in October. In the last series, top honors went to SANAA's Grace Farms in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA. The awards were announced during an event at the Venice Biennale by MCHAP director Dirk Denison.

2018 MCHAP Outstanding Projects

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239 House in São Paulo, Brazil / Una Arquitetos. Image © Nelson Kon
Alfred Taubman Wing of the Art and Architecture Building in Ann Arbor, Michigan, US / Preston Scott Cohen & Carl Dworkin. Image © James Haefner
Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, / John and Patricia Patkau. Image © James Dow / Patkau Architects
EXPERIMENTA 21 in Córdoba, Argentina / MORINI ARQUITECTOS. Image © Gonzalo Viramonte
Figueras Polo Stables in General Rodríguez, Buenos Aires, Argentina / Juan Ignacio Ramos & Ignacio Ramos. Image © Franco Molinari
Fundación Santa Fé de Bogotá Hospital Expansion in Bogotá, Colombia / Giancarlo Mazzanti Sierra. Image © Alejandro Arango
Huma Klabin Residential Building in São Paulo, Brazil / Una Arquitetos. Image © Nelson Kon
IMS Paulista in São Paulo, Brazil / Andrade Morettin Architects. Image © Nelson Kon
Oaxaca's Historical Archive Building in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico / Ignacio Mendaro Corsini. Image © Élena Marini Silvestri
PRO.CRE.AR Buenos Aires Station Sector 10 in Barracas, Buenos Aires, Argentina / Manteola, Sánchez Gómez, Santos, Solsona, Sallaberry, Vinsón arquitectos. Image © Javier Agustín Rojas
Rode house in Chiloe Island, X Region, Chile / Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Image © Pezo von Ellrichshausen
Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center in New York, US / Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Image © Iwan Baan
SESC 24 de Maio in São Paulo, Brazil / Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Image © Nelson Kon
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture by Adjaye Associates. Image © Darren Bradley
Tepanzolco Cultural Center in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico / PRODUCTORA + Isaac Broid. Image © Jaime Navarro
The SIX Affordable Veterans Housing in Los Angeles, California US / Brooks + Scarpa. Image © Tara Wucjik
Torre Reforma in Mexico City, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico / L. Benjamin Romano. Image © Alfonso Merchand
True North in Detroit, Michigan, US / Edwin Chan/EC3. Image © Chris Miele
Typical Metro Stations - Line 2 Bahia in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil / JBMC arquitetura e urbanismo. Image © Nelson Kon
Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Illinois, US / Studio Gang. Image © Hedrich Blessing
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Castor Design Debuts Lighting in the Shade of Middle Grey

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/castor-design-debuts-lighting-in-the-shade-of-middle-grey/castor-design-middle-grey-lighting-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Castor-Design-Middle-Grey-lighting-1-810x567.jpg" alt="Castor Design Debuts Lighting in the Shade of Middle Grey" /></a>
                                If you&#8217;ve dabbled your toes in the art or photography world, you&#8217;ve probably heard the term &#8216;middle grey&#8217;, which refers to the shade of grey that the eye can see that&#8217;s halfway between black and white. The particular shade reflects 18% of the light that hits it and it&#8217;s the one that inspired <a href="http://castordesign.ca/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Castor Design&#8217;s</a> latest collection of lighting, called Middle Grey.
The collection is based on one material – extruded aluminum tubes – thereby requiring only one process to make each product in the family, including the Floor Lap, Wall Sconce, Desk Lamp, and Pendant. Each design utilizes laser cutting for its form, which is then painted middle grey, and capped off with an LED light source and acrylic diffuser.
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