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AD Classics: Café l'Aubette / Theo van Doesburg

04:00 - 20 July, 2016
AD Classics: Café l'Aubette / Theo van Doesburg, Courtesy of Wikimedia user Claude Truong-Ngoc
Courtesy of Wikimedia user Claude Truong-Ngoc

Concealed behind an 18th century Baroque façade in Strasbourg’s Place Kléber, the Café L’Aubette is a dazzlingly incongruous expression of the 1920s De Stijl movement. Designed by Theo van Doesburg, one of the movement’s founders and leading lights, the Aubette’s minimalist, geometric aesthetic was heavily influenced by the work of contemporary artists such as Piet Mondrian. In designing the café’s interiors, Van Doesburg sought to do more than simply place viewers before a painting; he wanted to envelop them in it.

DISTRIBUTE! HACK 2016

07:40 - 25 March, 2016
DISTRIBUTE! HACK 2016

Time Inc, NBBJ, and PowerToFly have partnered to host a global hackathon in Seattle, New York, and London. Teams will compete to invent the future of the distributed workplace; building products to encourage collaboration, connection, and culture flow. Prizes will include in-kind tech donation and an installation of the winning work.

7 Examples of How to Show Off Interiors in Your 3D Models, As Selected by Sketchfab

10:00 - 1 March, 2016
7 Examples of How to Show Off Interiors in Your 3D Models, As Selected by Sketchfab

When making a 3D model, just as with a physical model, one of the biggest challenges is in effectively conveying the feeling of a design's interior. This is made worse by the fact that historically, 3D modeling and viewing software has treated the design being modeled as primarily an object to be orbited around, rather than as a space to be viewed from within. The introduction of first-person viewing modes has improved this, but these still are hampered by the fact that movement is never as simple or intuitive as simply walking around in real space. All of this can make presenting interior spaces a frustrating experience.

However, there are a variety of techniques you can use to display interiors more effectively. In the second of our Selected by Sketchfab series, our partners at Sketchfab have picked out the best examples of from their platform of models that inventively show off interior spaces.

Vote Now: Staircase Design Competition

15:30 - 10 February, 2016
Vote Now: Staircase Design Competition, EeStairs Staircase Design Competition
EeStairs Staircase Design Competition

UPDATE: The shortlisted entries have been announced and public voting is open until February 15th! Cast your vote here.

International staircase design specialist, EeStairs - has launched the second edition of its Staircase Design Competition. Open to anyone who wishes to participate - the entries will be shortlisted by a panel of expert judges before the winners are decided by public vote in February 2016. In March, two cash prizes of £2,000 each, will be awarded at a prize giving ceremony.

EeStairs is on the hunt for individuals who will look beyond staircases and balustrades as functional components of architecture, but instead combine practicality and artistic imagination to create truly outstanding designs.

YKC II / PLOTCREATIVE Interior Design

19:00 - 1 January, 2016
YKC II / PLOTCREATIVE Interior Design, Courtesy of PLOTCREATIVE
Courtesy of PLOTCREATIVE

Courtesy of PLOTCREATIVE Courtesy of PLOTCREATIVE Courtesy of PLOTCREATIVE Courtesy of PLOTCREATIVE +28

2016 AIANY Design Awards

14:25 - 10 December, 2015
2016 AIANY Design Awards

AIA New York’s annual Design Awards Program recognizes outstanding architectural design by AIA New York Chapter members, New York City based architects in any location, and work in New York City by architects around the globe. The purpose of the awards program is to honor the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to achieve design excellence.

Open Call: Shape the Next Big Idea in Home Décor

18:00 - 21 September, 2015
Open Call: Shape the Next Big Idea in Home Décor, The designers who shaped their designs into prototypes during the first season of GDL. Image Courtesy of Godrej Design Lab
The designers who shaped their designs into prototypes during the first season of GDL. Image Courtesy of Godrej Design Lab

The world of home décor is witnessing new trends and styles everyday. It is an intriguing space, infused with innovation and freshness. From innovative shapes and colors to unconventional materials, novelty is the name of the game!

First launched in 2014, Godrej Design Lab, in association with ELLE DECOR, is a platform that brings new creative design endeavors to life, acting as a catalyst for design experiments by propelling innovative ideas to the next level. This year designers are invited to showcase their skills, with a focus on ideas that strike the perfect balance between originality and manufacturability. Designers can submit their ideas across four categories: Furniture; Furnishings; Lighting; and Home Décor & Accessories. Shortlisted projects will be mentored by the best minds in the industry, and a handful among those designs will be developed into prototypes and exhibited at the prestigious India Design ID 2016.

The Long(ish) Read: Walter Benjamin Unpacking his Library

04:00 - 24 August, 2015
The Long(ish) Read: Walter Benjamin Unpacking his Library, Walter Benjamin in Paris. Image © Gisèle Freund
Walter Benjamin in Paris. Image © Gisèle Freund

Welcome to The Long(ish) Read: a new AD feature which uncovers texts written by notable essayists which resonate with contemporary architecture, interior architecture, urbanism or landscape design. In this essay, written in 1931, Walter Benjamin narrates the process of unpacking his library. All in boxes, he takes the reader through elements of his book collection: the memories attached to them, the importance he placed on the act of 'collecting' and the process of accumulation, and how objects like books inhabit a space.

Coffee Bar Kearny / jones | haydu

17:00 - 23 June, 2015
Coffee Bar Kearny / jones | haydu, © Art Gray
© Art Gray
  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Art Gray © Art Gray © Art Gray © Art Gray +14

Kale – Cersaie 14 / Paolo Cesaretti

15:00 - 22 June, 2015
Kale – Cersaie 14 / Paolo Cesaretti, © Lorenzo Pennati
© Lorenzo Pennati

© Lorenzo Pennati © Lorenzo Pennati © Lorenzo Pennati © Lorenzo Pennati +30

076 Susaloon / elii

05:00 - 21 June, 2015
  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    elii - Uriel Fogué + Eva Gil + Carlos Palacios
  • Design Team

    elii - Pedro P. García + Alicia García Martín + Claire Laborde
  • Area

    24.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +11

Cafeina Café / mode:lina architekci

15:00 - 18 June, 2015
Cafeina Café / mode:lina architekci, © Marcin Ratajczak
© Marcin Ratajczak
  • Architects

  • Location

    Skórzewo, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Paweł Garus, Jerzy Woźniak
  • Design Team

    Paweł Garus, Jerzy Woźniak, Justyna Wasiluk, Kinga Kin
  • Area

    92.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Marcin Ratajczak © Marcin Ratajczak © Marcin Ratajczak © Marcin Ratajczak +15

Le Campus / Virserius Studio

22:00 - 17 June, 2015
Le Campus / Virserius Studio, © Eric Laignel
© Eric Laignel

© Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel +15

TOG Flagship / Triptyque + Philippe Starck

17:00 - 17 June, 2015
TOG Flagship / Triptyque + Philippe Starck, © Ricardo Bassetti
© Ricardo Bassetti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Iguatemi, 236 - Itaim Bibi, São Paulo - SP, 01451-010, Brazil
  • TRIPTYQUE, Associates

    Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli
  • TRIPTYQUE, General Coordinator

    Luiz Trindade
  • TRIPTYQUE, Project Manager

    Alfredo Luvison
  • TRIPTYQUE, Contributors

    Guilherme Ramalho, Ulysse Baudet, Joana Telles, Bruno Cruz
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti +19

Living Staircase / Paul Cocksedge

05:00 - 17 June, 2015
Living Staircase / Paul Cocksedge, © Mark Cocksedge
© Mark Cocksedge

© Mark Cocksedge © Mark Cocksedge © Mark Cocksedge © Mark Cocksedge +12

Bagritsky / Ruetemple

03:00 - 17 June, 2015
Bagritsky / Ruetemple, © Ruetemple
© Ruetemple
  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Alexander Kudimov, Daria Butahina
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Ruetemple © Ruetemple © Ruetemple © Ruetemple +43

CABANE de ZUCCa Daikanyama / Schemata Architects

20:00 - 16 June, 2015
CABANE de ZUCCa Daikanyama / Schemata Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota
  • Architects

  • Location

    11-1 Sarugakuchō, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0033, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Jo Nagasaka
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +12

32nd apartment / 2B.group

03:00 - 15 June, 2015
32nd apartment  / 2B.group, © Andrey Bezuglov
© Andrey Bezuglov
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Architects in Charge

    Slava Balbek, Andrew Berezynsky, Alexander Ivasiv
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Andrey Bezuglov © Andrey Bezuglov © Andrey Bezuglov © Andrey Bezuglov +20