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ALTO Design creates the new Équiparc DELTA street furniture collection  

Montreal, Canada

ALTO Design

Montreal, Canada, 2014-09-22 -

Équiparc mandated ALTO Design to create its new DELTA street furniture collection. This addition to the Quebec-based manufacturer’s range of products impresses with the simplicity of its lines, which evoke both robustness and sophistication.


Elegant urban objects

This project was Alto Design’s first foray into urban furniture. “We are very pleased with this new collaboration with Équiparc, which gave us... (continued)

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New Fordham Law School by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners to be Dedicated on September 18

New York, United States

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

New York, United States, 2014-09-17 -

Fordham University’s new Law School and Residence Hall, designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, with Henry N. Cobb and Yvonne Szeto as collaborating design partners, will be dedicated at a ceremony on Fordham’s Robert Moses Plaza on September 18. Former New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will deliver the keynote address, and Hon. Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United S... (continued)

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Call for Submissions - Festival des Architectures Vives (FAV) 2015
Montpellier & La Grande Motte

Montpellier, France

Association Champ Libre - Festival des Architectures Vives (FAV)

Montpellier, France, 2014-09-17 -

After the success of the last 9 editions, the FAV is organizing in 2015 its 10th edition ! It will take place in the cities of Montpellier and La Grande Motte. For this new edition, the theme will be "The Tenth Edition", refering to the fact that the festival has continued over time.

If you wish to submit and may be take part among the 18 teams of architects selected, pleased find enclosed the calls for s... (continued)

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« Breath Box » - An ephemeral installation for the Festival des Architectures Vives at La Grande Motte

La Grande-Motte, France

NAS architecture

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La Seyne-sur-Mer, France

Pietri Architectes

Construction of 59 housing units

Paris, France, 2014-09-15 -

From sketch to completion

The obsession to always be able to see the sea from where we live on the coast guides our pens from the first sketches and never fails to inspire another way of building. As such the Redline plot could not have tolerated a single, solid block, which would have obstructed the views of the surrounding housing and prevented half of the 59 housing units from having a view of the sea.... (continued)

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Chaos and confinement: intense emotions and intimacy factors of the Kinoya equation

Montreal, Canada

Jean de Lessard, Designers Créatifs

The izakaya Kinoya swings to the raffish beat of extreme design and “nomunication”[1].

Montreal, Canada, 2014-09-12 -

For its latest Kinoya, interior designer Jean de Lessard has tapped into the sources to emulate in his design the primary spirit, function and aesthetics of the izakaya[2], as the latter was originally an informal place where people drank beer and sake. The transformation is particularly unusual that it explores through extreme design  intimacy in relationships between people, making of Kinoya a tr... (continued)