Brandbase Pallets by Most Architecture, Amsterdam, Netherland Brandbase Pallet Project / MOST Architecture

Dutch firm Most Architecture have created this temporary office from wooden pallets for an Amsterdam advertising company.

The project for advertising agency BrandBase sits in a narrow Dutch canal house that runs 27 metres deep.
The pallet structure is designed in such a way that besides being merely a workplace, the entire element invites you to stand, sit or lay down on the pallets. This open office concept was created to suit the creative advertising agency, with an additional, informal atmosphere.

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Cargo offices by Group8 and Dynamobel, Switzerland

This eclectic interior architecture of an office building was recently realised by the studio Group8 – project team Christophe Pidoux, Christian Giussoni, Richard Fulop and Marco Neri. The customer is the logistic company Cargo.

The aim was to provide some silent work and conference spaces within the otherwise wide and busy open-plan office. The architects designed very simple space painted in white into which old and disused cargo containers were stacked one upon the other. They are of different colour and so they are in contrast with the white space. This way small offices were created inside the containers painted in white. The concept was developed in collaboration with the Spanish office furniture manufacturer Dynamobel.

Via MAD
Photographes are made by Régis Golay, FEDERAL studio

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Kilico hair salon by Makoto Yamaguchi,Tokyo, Japan

Japanese architect Makoto Yamaguchi has completed a hair salon in the basement of a Tokyo building, showcasing the patchwork of alterations made by previous occupants of the space. Called kilico., the project involved patching the floor to make it flat and coating the various textures of the walls with white paint. The hair salon is located Daikanyama, one of Tokyo’s trendiest areas.

Some more information from the architect:

Even though the interior layout had basically remained the same, there were many traces left behind by previous occupants on the floor and walls – a flat mortar wall next to an unfinished concrete block wall, and a whole host of dents and depressions of various sizes in the coarse concrete floor. We decided to leave these textural details intact and incorporate them into the design for the new salon, so we painted the walls over in white and filled the depressions of various sizes with mortar.

Looking at the white wall that extends downwards from the ceiling until the floor, for example, you can see an entire gradient of different textures. The surface of a concrete block gradually changes into a surface riddled with holes that probably appeared when it was dismantled, which then segues into a panel with a completely flat and even finish, ending up as a fairly flat surface at the very bottom. After we had filled the depressions in the floor with mortar in order to make it flat, a map-like pattern emerged – what we call a “time map”.

The design of ‘kilico.’ is based on these vestiges of past “time” – traces of previous incarnations of this building that have been given a new lease of life.

Photos by Ken’ichi Suzuki.

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Scala Vinoteca Restaurant by Kokkinou – Kourkoulas Architects, Greece

Scala Vinoteca is a Spanish-style wine bar with over 100 bottles to choose from, paired with fresh food from recipes across the Mediterranean sea.  This fashionable restaurant was designed by Kokkinou – Kourkoulas Architects, with a focus on minimal sensibility but plenty of culture and attitude.

With a strong resemblance to Spanish vineries, they gave the place a simple character and strong attitude through the use of simple materials such as wood and aluminum. But the leading role here is for the fiberglass shell chairs by Eames.

Photos by George Fakaros

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10 Andreu World International Design Competition

The jury of the 10th edition of the Andreu World Design awards is to be formed by renowned professionals from the worlds of gastronomy, architecture, interior design and specialized press from the sector. The Chairman of the Spanish Council of Architects (CSCAE), Jordi Ludevid; the Director of El Croquis magazine, Fernando Márquez, the designers Claudio Bellini and Joan Lao; the editor in chief of the magazine “Architectural Digest” (Spain), Enric Pastor and, lastly, the chef Quique Dacosta are to form part of Andreu World’s special 10th anniversary edition design competition.

During its decade of existence, the event has established itself in the international scene by becoming a showcase for the latest trends in furniture design, as well as a launch pad for new artists.

During these 10 years, more than 10,000 contestants from 60 different countries have participated in the competition, over 20,000 contacts have been established with schools, professional associations and other groups related to the world of design, and the event has been publicized in hundreds of magazines and publications worldwide.

Projects may be submitted for this year’s competition up until 20th September. The event is open both to design students and to professional, and there is no age limit. In order to participate, contestants must present a design for a seat or for a table. Each piece will be judged in relation to its corresponding innovative contributions in relation to design, quality, technology and manufacturing processes. The winner of the first prize will receive 4000 Euros, whilst the winner of the second prize will receive 2000 Euros. Similarly, there will be up to three special mentions for the best designs.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Andreu World stand during the next edition of the Habitat Valencia Trade Fair, which is to be held from 28 September to 2 October.

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PISOPISO by Atelier RYO ABE, Kashiwa , Chiba, Japan

Architects Atelier RYO ABE completed this interior for a private house in Kashiwa , Chiba, Japan. Pictures via Aberyo.

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Eva Fashion Store by Volido, New York

The combination of the spatial-anorexia, emphasized with the narrowness of the perspective, and the transparency of the full operable clear panel glass facade, swallow the eyes of the passerby.

New York studio Volido have completed the interiors for a fashion store in New York that’s intended to look like a fashion runway. Called Eva Fashion Store, the store claims to be the most exclusive home for emerging international fashion designers in New York.

Project description by Volido:

Once upon a time, in an old Chinese Grocery store in the lower Manhattan, Max Sanjulian, principal of Volido, designed what claims to be the most exclusive home for emerging international fashion designers in New York. Viviane Westwood Anglomania, Henrik Vibskov, C.Neon and TV among others in its racks… the space is EVA.

Volido, running away from the traditional approach to fashion-retail space, choose Fast, Cheap and Smart as positive qualities inherent to the best contemporary designs. With the Fashion Industry, highly monopolized by corporates, this attitude seems to be the way to go in order to survive independently in places like Manhattan, Tokyo, London or Paris.

The Fluorescent tube-lit hybrid space is now conceived to combine fashion sales, temporary art exhibits and events in a very long and narrow lot. Economy of movements with long and straight lines are framing the clothing and articulating the indoor seating areas at the same time.

The combination of the spatial-anorexia, emphasized with the narrowness of the perspective, and the transparency of the full operable clear panel glass facade, swallow the eyes of the passerby. The store front emphasizes this effect with the dissolution of the limits between interior and exterior offering an outdoor-indoor-seating-stage area that has already become a hang out point for the regular downtown fashionistas.

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