‘t Park designed by Cube Architecten

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In August 2013 the City of Amsterdam gave the go-ahead for the redevelopment of an old store room under one of their offices on Jodenbreestraat in Amsterdam into a multifunctional plaza. This plan is part of the new flexible housing concept for their offices, which can be densified through realization of such plazas. CUBE is, after a closed competition, asked to develop this 530 m2 plaza. According to the City of Amsterdam it had to become an attractive area with an extraordinary appearance.

Publikation „Faszination Coworking“: Wissenschaftler beleuchten Potenziale neuer Arbeitsformen für Unternehmen

Das Phänomen „Coworking“ und „Coworking Spaces“ taucht immer häufiger in den Medien auf. Dennoch scheint diese spezifische Form der Organisation von Arbeit und Zusammenarbeit vor allem Selbstständigen oder jungen Start-up-Unternehmen vorbehalten zu sein. Wie Unternehmen und deren Teams von den neuen Ansätzen profitieren können, hat das Fraunhofer IAO im Verbundforschungsprojekt „Office 21“ erstmals untersucht.

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„Galleria“ by Tacchini

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A steel bar with a vaguely industrial feel, onto which one can fasten elements made of highly characterful materials: wood, leather, fabric and metal painted in primary geometric forms that give rise to always different architectures, both fascinating and surprising. „Galleria“ is the new project by the Pearson Lloyd studio for Tacchini: a system that lets you create any solution from a simple linear bench, to an angular two-seater, to a peaceful island as a waiting area, or designed for relaxation and conviviality.

Brunner präsentiert mit dem Loungesystem „banc“ und dem Freischwinger „ray“ schon vor der Messe neue Entwürfe

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„banc“ ist ein modulares Loungesystem für Wartezonen, Foyers und Museen. Es lassen sich diskrete Raum-im-Raum-Situationen und offene, kommunikative Bereiche bilden.

Bereits vor der großen Premiere in Köln gibt das badische Familienunternehmen Brunner einen Vorgeschmack auf das, was noch kommen wird: mit dem Hightech-Freischwinger „ray“ in eleganter, kraftvoller Anmutung und dem modularen Loungesystem „banc“. Beide Entwürfe stammen von jehs+laub. Am 21.10.2014 von 11:00 bis 14:00 Uhr lädt Brunner ein zum Presse-Get-Together mit Führung auf dem Messestand von Brunner, der auch diesmal wieder von der Ippolito Fleitz Group aus Stuttgart entworfen wurde. Zusammen mit der Geschäftsführung Dr. Marc Brunner und Phillip Brunner werden auch die Designer anwesend sein. Halle 08.1, Stand A-060, B-061.

Victoria theater and concert hall, Singapore – overhead lighting clusters by .PSLAB

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Over the course of 158 years, the Victoria Theater and Concert Hall, located in the civic district of Singapore, has been home not only to arts and culture, but to history as well: at various points it has acted as a town hall, a hospital, and a war crimes trials court. Thus, the import of the major renovation of the hall (commissioned by the Singapore government) is not only aesthetic, but concerns the legacy and memory of Singapore itself.

Arper: Laboratory for learning

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In education, a student’s environment can be just as impactful as the lessons learned. Dynamic environments are created to instigate new discoveries through various styles of learning: one-on-one talks, group interactions and full class discussions. In dining spaces, chairs and tables are arranged for small gatherings of students or larger groupings for communal meals. These spaces form a foundation for each student — not only as physical support structure, but also as a mental sanctuary that paves the way to a student’s future.

„Cool“ by Actiu

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„Cool“, a versatile program of desks with minimalist design that creates a new attitude under the premise of satisfying the current needs, equipping without distinction operative work areas, meeting rooms or individual offices. A new multidisciplinary and flexible look on today´s way of working based on the strength and independence of its components, which attending to a criteria of savings, development and minimal impact, they bring together technology and design.