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The Port House of Antwerp
Opening to much fanfare earlier this week, Zaha Hadid Architects‘ Port House holds a commanding presence over the port of Antwerp. The Port House combines a new beam-shaped structure and a former fire brigade building into a new headquarter building for the Port Authority.
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Mar Adentro Echoes the Brilliance of Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute
As architectural backdrops go, the Pacific coast of North and Central America must be one of the most inspirational. Here, the sun sets over the ocean, turning from yellow to orange and finally to red as it sinks below crystal clear waters. This scene invites the gaze of everyone from Canada to Panama, and for architects designing major buildings along this coastline, this rippling horizon is a natural focus point. It is no wonder, then, that two buildings sharing this remarkable coastal condition also possess a common formal language – and each are stunning in their own ways.
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Waterscape by Haruka Misawa
Haruka Misawa has unveiled an innovative new world for pet fish with Waterscape, a collection of minimally chic aquariums featuring 3D printed interior décors inspired by the natural environment.In a brilliant flash of creative genius, the Japanese designer was motivated to utilize the natural state of buoyancy vs. gravity, to create a series of delicate sculptures which would surely topple under the force of their own gravity if placed on dry land but work submerged in water.
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The Municipal Offices and Train Station in Delft
The station hall and municipal offices form a new landmark in Delft. The complex is located above a new underground train station, with the municipal offices accommodating one thousand employees. When the station is operational, the old railway viaduct that divided the inner city of Delft will make way for an extension of the city centre, a park and canal.
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Wood time Fashion
Wood time Fashion is an international (Hong Kong, Germany, Spain, Lithuania) team of young creatives working at a social & sustainable fashion start up founded in Hong Kong but based in Berlin where they design & create their own wood watches.
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Busy Bee: The Insect-inspired by Marlene Huissound
Since establishing her studio in 2013 straight after graduating from London’s Central Saint Martins with an MA in Material Futures, product and surface designer, Marlene Huissoud’s innovative work has been steadily gaining justifiable accolades.
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London Design Biennale
The first ever London Design Biennale, in partnership with Jaguar and Somerset House, will open to the public for a three-week take-over tomorrow. Installations, artworks, prototypes and designs from 37 countries and territories have come together in an entertaining and inspiring exploration of the role of design in our collective futures.