Patrik Schumacher sues for control over Zaha Hadid’s estate

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d1/d149e6f7aa863aafc908c1e69aa50dde.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/221047/patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" >Patrik Schumacher</a> has sued to become the sole executor of <a href="https://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" >Zaha Hadid</a>'s $85 million estate, applying to remove developer Peter Palumbo, Hadid's niece Rana, and artist Brian Clarke from the late Dame's will.&nbsp;
Upon Hadid's death, Schumacher and five of the architect's relatives were each left a portion of her earnings. The remainder of her estate was to be held in trust for up to 125 years, with Schumacher, Palumbo, Hadid, and Clarke, given full discretion over its allocation. In response to the court proceedings, the three executors stood firm against Schumacher with a statement made public by architecture critic Oliver Wainwirght
Schumacher, who reportedly resigned as director of the Zaha Hadid Foundation back in June, is being accused by the other stewards of trying to gain financially by going to court to oust them. The two have been at odds since Hadid's confidantes distanced themselves Continue reading "Patrik Schumacher sues for control over Zaha Hadid’s estate"

35 Small Wine Cellars and Wine Room Ideas You Can Recreate

If you look forward to wine o’clock every evening, why not turn a spot in your home into a stunning wine room or wine cellar? You don’t need a large wine cave or hundreds of thousands of dollars to build one. All you need is a small area like a closet, pantry or corner to create your very own small wine cellar. Here’s how to emulate the most chic wine cellars out there.
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Turn a section of your cabinets into a wine cellar by adding shelving backed with a mirror to expand and lighten the space. Glass doors add a high-end feel to your new wine cellar. Image: Interior ID

The secret to a successful wine room is climate control

Wine is delicate and doesn’t do well with big temperature and humidity fluctuations. The most important facet in your collection of wine room ideas is how you’re going to keep your
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10 Modern Candles That Will Make You Turn the Lights out to Enjoy the Ambience

                                Temperatures are dropping which means it&#8217;s time for &#8220;Operation Cozy,&#8221; a time when throw blankets are brought out, candles are lit, and staying in seems like a better option than heading out. Since it&#8217;s officially candle season (we declared it), we searched to find 10 modern candles we&#8217;d love to bring in as a new addition or to gift to someone on our holiday list.
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                                1. <a href="https://studiocope.com/products/shell-candle"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Shell Candle by Cope</a>  2. <a href="https://www.laboratoryperfumes.com/amber/amber-scented-candle-200g"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Amber Scented Candle by Laboratory Perfumes</a>  3. <a href="http://www.selfridges.com/US/en/cat/overose-nympholia-candle-200g_401-3005622-CAN7/"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Overose Nympholia Candle 200g</a>  4. <a href="https://yielddesign.co/collections/candles-apothecary/products/castillo-candle-incense?variant=10490516144185"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Castillo 6oz Double-Wall Glass Candle by YIELD</a>  5. <a href="https://www.parachutehome.com/products/scented-candle?variant=40439256852"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Salt Water Scented Candle by Parachute Home</a>  6. <a href="https://www.violetgrey.com/product/le-labo-santal-26-scented-candle-for-violet-grey/LLA-VG-01"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Le Labo x VIOLET GREY Santal 26 Scented Candle</a>  7. <a href="https://www.studiostockhome.com/shop-index/pomelo-scented-candle"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Pomelo Scented Candle by Studio Stockhome</a>  8. <a href="https://www.luisaviaroma.com/en-us/p/emilio-pucci/home/candles/69I-WYK002?ColorId=MDM40&#038;lvrid=_p_dM57_ge_c287"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Occhi Glass Scented Candle by Emilio Pucci</a>  9. <a href="https://www.areaware.com/collections/talbot-and-yoon/products/goober-candle-eph-pink?variant=1001780314116"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Eph Goober Candle by Talbot &#038; Yoon for Areaware</a>  10. <a href="https://www.boysmells.com/thecandles/cinderosered"  data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Limited Edition Cinderose by Boy Smells</a>

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A Conversation with Jack Stewart-Castner on Architectural Jekyll and Hydes

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b1/b182afebe4baaa472a84f44353ad2b73.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1223266/thesis-review" >Thesis Review</a> is a collection of conversations, statements and inquiries into the current state of thesis in academia. Thesis projects give a glimpse into the current state of the academic arena while painting a picture for the future of practice.&nbsp;
Each feature will present a contemporary thesis project through the voice of those that constructed it. This week, we talk to Jack Stewart-Castner about his thesis, "Rend, Mend". 

A Conversation with John Stewart-Castner on Architectural Jekyll and Hydes

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b1/b182afebe4baaa472a84f44353ad2b73.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1223266/thesis-review" >Thesis Review</a> is a collection of conversations, statements and inquiries into the current state of thesis in academia. Thesis projects give a glimpse into the current state of the education arena while painting a picture for the future of practice.&nbsp;
Each feature will present a contemporary thesis project through the voice of those that constructed it. This week, we talk to John Stewart-Castner about his thesis, Rend, Mend. 

Casa CCFF. Latest project by Leopold Banchini Architects by Leopold Banchini Architects

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9f/9f73cce0c63b1b41a0070b856fc0cafe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Casa CCFF is a domestic factory floating above an untouched garden. Mimicking the surrounding industrial shed roofs, the large open volume is filled with sunlight. The views to the exterior are carefully framed to create a brightly lit intimacy in this highly urban environment. On the first floor, two interior gardens divide the living spaces and bring nature at the heart of the house. Overlaying transparencies blur the boundaries between interior and exterior. Under the suspended volume, a generous covered space allows for outdoor living and parking. Each architectural element placed in the square plan is specifically designed for the simple house.
  Casa CCFF is an eco-friendly urban house overlooking Geneva’s industrial train station. Using economical materials and prefabrication, it reduces the construction costs to the minimum. Developed with engineer Marc Walgenwitz, the house is built almost entirely in wood, pushing the structural capacities of this natural material to ...

Archinect Outpost to host launch of Neil Denari’s highly anticipated new monograph MASSX

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f7/f77234b7b70617799b85245bc54a0d9e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Join us in celebrating MASSX, the latest monograph from <a href="https://archinect.com/nmda" rel="nofollow" >Neil M. Denari Architects</a> at <a href="http://outpost.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" >Archinect Outpost</a> on Tuesday, November 27th, 6-8 PM.&nbsp;
We will be selling 20 copies of MASSX - come early to ensure you get a copy! Please note that there will be limited space available at the event, and we can only allow a small number of people in the space at a time. Doors open at 6pm, and queueing up in advance is recommended to get a copy of the book. This formidable monograph of Neil M. Denari Architects can be viewed as a point of departure for examining architecture’s role in the contemporary world. It contains more than 700 pages of material that has evolved over time, the majority of which has never been published, and offers both a rich history of projects and an extraordinarily in-depth examination of the firm’s practice. The book arranges Continue reading "Archinect Outpost to host launch of Neil Denari’s highly anticipated new monograph MASSX"

Archinect Outpost to host launch of Neil Denari’s highly anticipated new monograph MASSX

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f7/f77234b7b70617799b85245bc54a0d9e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Join us in celebrating MASSX, the latest monograph from <a href="https://archinect.com/nmda" rel="nofollow" >Neil M. Denari Architects</a> at <a href="http://outpost.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" >Archinect Outpost</a> on Tuesday, November 27th, 6-8 PM.&nbsp;
We will be selling 20 copies of MASSX - come early to ensure you get a copy! Please note that there will be limited space available at the event, and we can only allow a small number of people in the space at a time. Doors open at 6pm, and queueing up in advance is recommended to get a copy of the book. This formidable monograph of Neil M. Denari Architects can be viewed as a point of departure for examining architecture’s role in the contemporary world. It contains more than 700 pages of material that has evolved over time, the majority of which has never been published, and offers both a rich history of projects and an extraordinarily in-depth examination of the firm’s practice. The book arranges Continue reading "Archinect Outpost to host launch of Neil Denari’s highly anticipated new monograph MASSX"

Alessi Launches Food à Porter: A Design-Focused, Bento-Style Lunchbox

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/alessi-launches-food-a-porter-a-design-focused-bento-style-lunchbox/alessi-foodaporter-bento-lunch-box-sakura-adachi-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/Alessi-FoodaPorter-bento-lunch-box-Sakura-Adachi-1-810x516.jpg" alt="Alessi Launches Food à Porter: A Design-Focused, Bento-Style Lunchbox" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.alessi.com/us_en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Alessi</a> is adding a fun new product into their already covetable line of design-focused goods – the Food à Porter – <a href="https://www.alessi.com/us_en/food-a-porter-10793.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">a stylish lunchbox</a> created by Japanese designer <a href="http://www.sakurah.net/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sakura Adachi</a>. The rounded, colorful design gives nod to traditional Japanese bento boxes making it the perfect midday meal carrier for those on the go or anyone who carries their lunch to school or work. Its lightweight design features three separate containers, two with sealable lids, that keep food fresh and protected until you&#8217;re ready to eat. When the meal is prepped in each container, simply stack them and wrap with one of two silicone bands, one of which turns it into a playful tote.
The lacquered Food à Porter available in three colors – light blue with a pink band, red on red, and light grey on light grey –  with alternating glossy and opaque sections.
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Sydney Street House / Fouché Architects

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  • Architects: Fouché Architects
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Lead Architects: Larissa Fouché, Rayne Fouché
  • Area: 368.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Cieran Murphy
  • Builder: Rod Mahoney
  • Styling: Coco Republic
  • Private Certifier: Bartley Burns
  • Quantity Surveyor: Price A Plan
  • Planner: Urban Strategies
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Text description provided by the architects. The original pre-1946 house that occupied the site had previously been used as a boarding house. It had been raised and all verandahs were enclosed. The living spaces were internalised and segregated and there was little connection between outside and inside.

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Ground floor plan Ground floor plan
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The renovation works sought to bring light, tactility and connectivity to an otherwise dreary and rundown house. Objectives included the removal of internal floor space in lieu of additional floor space; to create spaces that are tactile, voluminous and light-filled; and to strengthen connections between spaces both internally

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What’s it like to work for a famous architect? Here’s your chance to find out, with these current job opportunities…

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/2552bd242189bb9cb7b12c3c6099f3fc.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Every star architect started their journey somewhere. In order to become a leading innovator in the field many architects started off by working for firms run by innovative design heads. Although, not all firms are created equal, there are several out there that combine skill and leadership, while pushing the boundaries of where architecture and design can go.&nbsp;
Below are 10 leading firms seeking to hire new members to their star studded practice.
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SHoP Architects is seeking a Technical Assistant in NYC
"Candidates must have demonstrated proficiency in construction documentation and construction administration. We are seeking a talented individual with the ability to work, both independently in a self-directed manner, as well as collaboratively within a project team. Proficiency in Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS Office required. Knowledge of Rhino and rendering using vRay a plus. 
Experience in the documentation of Construction Administration pha...

Fresh From The Diary: Green Wall Hangings

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                                I love the organic and natural element that plants bring into a home but truth be told, I&#8217;m the worst person when it comes to keeping a plant alive. I&#8217;m pretty sure I have the world&#8217;s blackest green thumb! In my search for adding more greenery into my home, I discovered that these <a href="https://society6.com/wall-hangings?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">wall hangings</a> from <a href="https://society6.com/?curator=designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Society6</a> in the theme of foliage would add just the right amount of texture AND nature to the empty space above my fireplace. Now I just have to pick one&#8230;
Eucalyptus – Australian gum tree Wall Hanging by Gale Switzer Traveler palm Wall Hanging by Gale Switzer Watercolor Ivy Wall Hanging by Nadja Blush & Blue Leaves Wall Hanging by PrintsProject Indigo Plant Leaves Wall Hanging by PrintsProject Eucalyptus Leaves Wall Hanging by ArtPrInk Studio Moody Leaves II Wall Hanging by PrintsProject In an ongoing effort to support independent artists from around the world,
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Blind Trust / Gensler

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  • Architects: Gensler
  • Location: Occidental Square, 117 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104, United States
  • Lead Architect: Andy Su
  • Team Members: Amber Fulgham, Daichi Yamaguchi, Dustin Rowland, Erin Osberg, Hong Joon Yang, Kaikang Shen, Keli Dean, Kim Le, Nate Williams, Sebastian Hernandez, Troy Charlesworth
  • Area: 100.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Heywood Chan
  • Partners: Mortenson Construction, CPL Engineering, Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Corona Steel Inc, Precision Iron Works, Inc.
  • Budget: $4,750
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Text description provided by the architects. Gensler Seattle recently unveiled ‘Blind Trust’, an interactive exhibit created for the 2018 Seattle Design in Public Festival. Blind Trust challenges visitors to use touch, rather than sight, as their primary means of navigation and interaction with the installation.

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Visitors move through three concentric, rectangular extrusions formed by a rope stretched vertically between frames.  While these tightly knit rope ‘walls’ appear impenetrable

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