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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)
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, 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)
The International Garden Festival, presented at the Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens in the Gaspésie region of Québec, is preparing its 16th edition and is issuing an international call for proposals to select designers who will create the new temporary gardens that will be presented from June 27 to September 27, 2015.
“Buzz” is the operative word guiding the 2015 International Garden Festival. The install... (continued)
DesignTaleStudio, founded in 1995 by Ceramiche Refin as a creative research laboratory, launched an international design contest last February open to professionals from around the world: “Create your Tile”. The contest called for innovative ceramic ideas for residential and/or commercial flooring, expressing elements of originality, commercial potential and industrial reproducibility, and enhancing the mo... (continued)
The founding act of the project begins with the landscape. It is rare in Paris to be able to take advantage of panoramic views without vis-à-vis. Yet here the site overlooks two distant landscapes: the city and the suburbs.
The site plan combines the qualities of the site and the density of the program in order to provoke recesses and gaps in the built volume that reveal the landscape at the heart of t... (continued)