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SPOTTED - industrial interior design - a hotel bar built from concrete water tubes

SPOTTED - industrial interior design - a hotel bar built from concrete water tubes | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

We are huge fans of using things for a purpose that they are not perhaps initially intended for. The sense of surprise that this can give to a space is wonderful -that little nugget of shock that turns into realisation and wonder. It is these sorts of moments that bring spaces alive. When we saw this industrial interior design for a hotel bar which is built from concrete water pipes we felt that sense of ‘oooh – nice’…


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...very nice interior space as well as "wow" from outside! The bar is also great design....

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Wow! 

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This is absolutely awesome!
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Reduce Recycle and Reuse and a very interesting innovative idea. What do you think? Let me know...
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Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder...less is more...minimalism....let's see what we grow here!
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From A to Zaha: 26 Women Who Changed Architecture

From A to Zaha: 26 Women Who Changed Architecture | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

More must be done to fight for equality within architecture and the wider construction industry, and the A+Awards aims to be a powerful platform for change.

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Short bio's of 26 women who have impacted architecture and a platform to continue and promote the conversation.
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The KOOKIEST Chinese Copies, from PompiDON'T to WRONGchamp :)

The KOOKIEST Chinese Copies, from PompiDON'T to WRONGchamp :) | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
By now, most of the architectural world is aware of Chinese architects' penchant for ripping off their favorite works from foreign countries, from the latest Zaha Hadid landmark to entire historical villages. The issue is, admittedly, more complex than many often give it credit for—but even after debating the phenomenon from the perspective of Chinese cultural norms, copyright law, and even whether copycats might actually be good for architecture, China will always have more copycats to puzzle over. Some are baffling, some are in a way impressive, some are even (dare we say it?) even kind of cute. In short, all of them are in some way entertaining. Here are 6 of the strangest.

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great story, but unfortunate too!
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The Design World’s Most Influential Person (You’ve Probably Never Heard Of) - SURFACE

The Design World’s Most Influential Person (You’ve Probably Never Heard Of) - SURFACE | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

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Rossana Orlandi quite an awesome force....Brooklyn-based designer Fernando Mastrangelo, love!
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IKEA reveals Tom Dixon's Delaktig modular bed and sofa

IKEA reveals Tom Dixon's Delaktig modular bed and sofa | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
IKEA and Tom Dixon have revealed the results of their collaboration: a modular bed that "explores notions of adaptability and futureproofing".

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very intriguing, looking forward to watching the functionality develop....
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Shanghai art museum joins vaulted columns with industrial relic

Shanghai art museum joins vaulted columns with industrial relic | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
These shots by Hufton + Crow depict the Long Museum West Bund – a contemporary art gallery built around an industrial structure once used for unloading coal
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another interesting problem and the graceful solution....
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Opulent beach houses and the art of the leisure colonist

Opulent beach houses and the art of the leisure colonist | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Opulent beach houses and the art of the leisure colonist
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“I think architecture is about both ethics and aesthetics." Julian Treger Opulent beach houses and the art of the leisure colonist A South African story but applicable elsewhere...a thought provoking conversation. #curvilinear #modernism #architecture #architects #southafrica #colonization #ethics
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Cover Story: Malika Favre’s “The Laureate” - The New Yorker

Cover Story: Malika Favre’s “The Laureate” - The New Yorker | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Françoise Mouly on “The Laureate,” Malika Favre’s cover for this week’s issue that honors Bob Dylan for being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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Yes I can make a case for Bob Dylan fitting into this topic!, and I just love this cover and want it to adorn my scoop.it presence!

“having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Dylan is the first American to win since Toni Morrison, in 1993, and the first musician of any nationality to win the prize."

In a rare speech, last year, in which he discussed his music and its place in the national story, Dylan said, “Don’t be fooled. I just opened up a different door in a different kind of way…. I didn’t think I was doing anything different. I thought I was just extending the line.”

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Ferm Living unveils collection of minimal furniture and homeware

Ferm Living unveils collection of minimal furniture and homeware | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Northmodern 2016: Glass-fronted cabinets and pick-and-mix lighting systems feature in Danish brand Ferm Living's Autumn Winter 2016 collection
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We are fans of this modern, minimal point of view....
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A Cultural History Of Flight Attendant Uniforms, From Go-Go Boots To Power Suits

A Cultural History Of Flight Attendant Uniforms, From Go-Go Boots To Power Suits | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Everything about flying was better during the golden age of air travel, including ultra-chic uniforms from Dior, Balenciaga and Valentino.
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Kia Utzon-Frank at Clerkenwell Design Week 

Kia Utzon-Frank at Clerkenwell Design Week  | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

Kia Utzon-Frank is also making cakes. Amazing, innovative cakes that look like sculptures in marble and gold. Speaking of which, you should know she also makes jewellery… Her Royal College of Art MA was an education in goldsmithing, silversmithing, metalworks and jewellery after all, and her refined, elegant and ultra contemporary pieces have been the mainstay of her increasingly varied portfolio since she graduated in 2012.

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Seriously, I did not guess...cakes.....did you?
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Rebuilding and Extension of the Farmhouse Can Calau

Rebuilding and Extension of the Farmhouse Can Calau | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Rebuilding and Extension / Can Calau - From a listed farmhouse in a ruinous estate, located in the Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone in the ..
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a truly beautiful coming together of old and new...
"From a listed farmhouse in a ruinous estate...It is rebuilt the main building with stone walls taken out from the existent ruin, impregnated with the time footprints."  AMM Arquitectes
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Timothée Boitouzet | Translucent wood: a resistant and sustainable material for constructing the buildings of the future

Timothée Boitouzet | Translucent wood: a resistant and sustainable material for constructing the buildings of the future | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
When the planet is home to the almost 12 billion people that the UN calculates will inhabit the Earth by the year 2100, where will they live? In less than 15 years, the organization estimates that there will be 3 billion people in need of proper housing worldwide. Against this backdrop, any sustainable and economically viable option that allows us to create new housing more quickly and efficiently could form part of the solution. And the young, French architect Timothée Boitouzet has a wood-based proposal that could serve just this purpose.
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We look eagerly to the future as we follow the development of this product.
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Furniture design by Erickson Aesthetics | Plastolux

Furniture design by Erickson Aesthetics | Plastolux | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Furniture design for Erickson Aesthetics means something different than just your common house hold chair. Founded by Ben Erickson in 2003
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Take a look at some pretty cool designs...our favorite is probably the daybed, what about you?
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13 Buildings That Have AGED Magnificently

13 Buildings That Have AGED Magnificently | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Humanity always cherishes great works of art that stand the test of time. This June, for example, marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ psychedelic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the 20th anniversary of Radiohead’s dystopian Ok Computer. These psychologically satisfying birthdays have generated serious appreciation and nostalgia. Similarly, we also love to praise the longevity of innovative architecture. The AIA bestows an annual “Twenty-five Year Award” to acknowledge projects that have "stood the test of time” and “exemplify design of enduring significance.” But one project a year seems stingy.

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classic and enduring architecture
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The Best of the 2017 Milan Furniture Fair, Part II - Sight Unseen

The Best of the 2017 Milan Furniture Fair, Part II - Sight Unseen | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
In the second of our posts chronicling the 2017 Milan Furniture Fair, the best of the Salone del Mobile and Euroluce shows.
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what a devine color and design......
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Shaker style is back again as designers celebrate "the first minimalists"

Shaker style is back again as designers celebrate "the first minimalists" | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
The Shakers are on the verge of extinction following the death of one of its last members. So why is their austere style having yet another revival?
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Is Shaker style your style? Ingenuity and Nostalgia
via Dezeen: "While the modernist spirit may involve pushing forward, there is no doubt that, in the present day, many people are pushing back." ..." Shaker designs show the clean lines and absence of adornment"
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Why Won’t Midcentury Design Die?

Why Won’t Midcentury Design Die? | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
It’s a design trend that has lasted longer than many others. There are good reasons for that, although designers say some clichés should be banished.
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for me it's love....simplicity, clean lines and lack of ornamentation...MCM furniture is truly loved for various reasons, and is permanent! If you love it too and have not joined the group then check it out! FB MidCenturyModern page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/midcenturymoderndesign/
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RIBA names student WINNERS of President's Medals 2016

RIBA names student WINNERS of President's Medals 2016 | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
A proposal for craft workshops at London's V&A museum, an extension to Sir John Soane's Museum and a dystopian graphic novel are among the winning projects in this year's RIBA President's Medals and Research Awards.

The seven student winners were announced at a ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London this evening. The Part-I and Part-II architectural students were selected from 275 entrants from 87 schools worldwide.

Six of the seven winners are from UK schools, but the recipient of the biggest accolade – the Silver Medal – is a student at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

"I'm delighted to see the breadth of talent from across the globe recognised through these awards, now celebrating their 180th anniversary," said RIBA President Jane Duncan.

"The students' ability to distil complex ideas and present them beautifully is outstanding. Tonight’s winners are talent to watch – I can't wait to see what else they will go on to achieve."

Set up in 1836, the RIBA Presidents Medals are the institute's longest-running awards.

The judges of this year's awards included RIBA director of eduction David Gloster, ETH Zürich's dean of architecture Philip Ursprung, Royal College of Art architecture and interiors tutor Harriet Harriss and Bartlett lecturer Peg Rawes.

The seven winning projects will be on show at the RIBA until 5 February 2017.

Read on for information about each of the winners:

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Famous architecture reimagined as set designs in whimsical illustrations

Famous architecture reimagined as set designs in whimsical illustrations | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
These mises en scène are rendered in Babina’s signature graphic, retro style and depict the architecture of greats like Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando, Oscar Niemeyer, and others as if it were the backdrop for a show.
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“Archiplay” that reimagines the work of 27 famous architects into set designs. These mises en scène are rendered in Babina’s signature graphic, retro style and depict the architecture of greats like Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando, Oscar Niemeyer, and others as if it were the backdrop for a show.
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Furniture makers have invented a way to sit on stuff that looks like other stuff

Furniture makers have invented a way to sit on stuff that looks like other stuff | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Want to sit on an ear of corn? Now’s your chance.
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Long-lost Frank Lloyd Wright pavilion will be rebuilt in Canadian town

Long-lost Frank Lloyd Wright pavilion will be rebuilt in Canadian town | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Banff’s City Council voted to move forward with the proposal to rebuild Wright’s demolished masterwork. That is, if supporters can raise the funds.
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I am a big fan of FLW....hope this gets support! Follow the link to read, share, and donate!

" After a flood damaged Frank Lloyd Wright’s elegant Banff Park Pavilion in 1939, the building was tragically demolished, a little more than 25 years after it was completed. But the fine Prairie Style structure—one of only two designed by the architect in Canada—was not forgotten."
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The World's Most Famous Piano Factory Is In Queens, New York

The World's Most Famous Piano Factory Is In Queens, New York | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Revered by musicians for over a century, Steinway's pianos are still made by hand in a humble Queens, New York, factory.
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Grand pianos are works of art and feats of engineering composed of over 12,000 individual parts.... photographer Christopher Payne visited the legendary factory to document its process.

as the owner of a classic, black, upright Steinway I can say they truly are special....

please link to this great piece: "The people who work at Steinway come from all over the world, and the factory is a microcosm of the diversity that makes New York City—and America—great," Payne says. "Some workers are new to the factory, having recently immigrated to the U.S., while others have been there for decades. Together, they share a quiet pride and dignity, and are proof that manual labor and craftsmanship still have value in today’s economy."
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Innovative Planters Let You Grow a Levitating Garden That Rotates in Mid-Air

Innovative Planters Let You Grow a Levitating Garden That Rotates in Mid-Air | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

Unlike regular greenery, Tillandsia—commonly known as air plants—absorb their nutrients from airborne particles via their leaves, with roots rendered unnecessary. The Swedish design team has now produced an inventive vessel known as LYFE to put the unique plants where they belong: floating above ground in an elegantly designed uprising against gravity.

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Glass Houses with a Clear Sense of Style | Architectural Digest

Glass Houses with a Clear Sense of Style | Architectural Digest | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
From midcentury masterpieces to 21st-century triumphs, AD rounds up the most extraordinary examples from our archives
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AD..."When Mies van der Rohe fashioned sheets of glass into the transparent Farnsworth House, just outside of Chicago in 1951, or when Philip Johnson devised his own see-through structure in New Canaan, Connecticut, in 1949, the residences were considered architectural oddities—experiments that were only truly livable on days with perfect weather. Now, however architects and designers have perfected the concept of a glass-walled home, making it a popular option for homeowners with modernist tastes and a desire to be at one with their surroundings." Hannah Martin
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Colleen Jordan Designs Mini Bike Planters And Vases To Make Your Ride Even Greener

Colleen Jordan Designs Mini Bike Planters And Vases To Make Your Ride Even Greener | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Colleen Jordan's mini bike planters and vases take the art of handlebar accessorizing to a whole new green, super cool, ultra modern level.
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I love this idea, always nice to see an "outside of the box" creation and it adds individuality and beauty to the ride......
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