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La Factory - Offices in Boulogne Mateo Arquitectura
“When addressing this project for an office building, we started off by thinking about the entire city block as a series of buildings with spaces between them to introduce light and air into the empty space. In this way we began to see the building as a mass that formed Rue Emile Zola, like a complex volume. We had some prior experience with this type of building in terms of dimensions, depth, and so on, that went almost automatically into the drawings and models. I always start this way, with a very abstract volume as a base.”
Pavement Loop Alex Varanese
“Paved surfaces form the arteries of the modern world, tempering our casual sense of day-to-day freedom with a kind of linear determinism that gently surrounds our innate proclivity for exploration with a fixed template of an explicitly geometric nature. But as is so often the case, the oppression of these constraints can force the emergence a new creative perspective for those willing to seek it out.”
The Chapel a21studĩo
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Gurten Pavilion (Gupa) :mlzd
Casa MO Gonzalo Mardones Viviani
The North Star School Arkitema Architects
"North Star School is a municipal primary school with approximately 1,200 students spread across four lanes and a large special class section. The school is in its star form an expression of its own structure. Each thanks to the star is a division of two vintages with its own identity, decorated in its own way, targeting exactly the age group that will be staying there.
The star is centered on a common square, heart space, where all school zones meet - a learning center, which is emphasized by a large red and sculptural library staircase. This is the school’s dynamo, where both professionalism and opportunity for social interaction are woven together in an inspiring environment.”
8 Secondes Nicolas Ruel
“Any urban space, from a village to a megalopolis, furnishes my work with the fictional raw materials for transfiguration. I take a formal approach to photography, based on urban design and architecture. Structuring and disarticulating these elements is the predominant theme of my work. I am fascinated by transitory and transitional sites—places that in their nature and function incarnate motion and metamorphosis, such as ports, terminals, docks, highways, construction sites, churches, and stadiums. These spaces belong to a form of monumentality that when deserted inclines to material silence a vacuum in the world of things and beings.
For a number of years I have been using very long exposures that function like a movie set, condensing each photograph into a kind of 8-second micromovie. This long exposure makes it possible to assemble key moments in a single take, analogous to the process of condensation in dreams. Thus, in this dolly shot, I translate the actions and spectacle of the city and its residents as I follow their unceasing movement.
Through each exposure, I intensify a symbolic charge, which I then recombine in order to reverse the codes attached to the photographed real. And because I print onto stainless steel, I need to take into account a sculptural reality, as if my work were an image being crystallized. I photograph the city in the knowledge that the metal, like a prism, is going to change reality in its turn. So it is that the imaginary cities I inventory fall into place.”
Coffee Drip Brew Machines Dutch Lab
"Dutch Lab, our main business, with the professional barista Jaewoong Kwak working together with global designers, is MZDB’s coffee brand. In Dutch Lab, you can see the works of the best designers from countries around the world. As in-house designers, we have architectural, industrial, graphical designers from Hong-Ik University who are engaged in various design activities. We have participated in various numbers of design exhibitions such as The Stockholm Furniture Fair 2009, Maison & Objet 2013 in Paris to enhance the value of Dutch Lab‘s unique design.”