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La Firme transforms “cramped” space into Montreal’s sun-lit Melk Cafe

April 2, 2020 Bridget Cogley 0
Melk Cafe by La Firme

Design studio La Firme has turned a tight, triangular space into a bright and airy cafe in Montreal. The outpost is for Melk Cafe, a coffee shop and cafe that has three locations in the city. La Firme has also designed its locations on the corner of Saint-Urbain and Saint-Antoine streets. Called Melk Café Saint-Urbain,

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Mei Architects perches Fenix I apartments on dockside warehouse in Rotterdam

April 2, 2020 India Block 0
Fenix I by Mei Architects photography by Marc Goodwin

Fenix I is a steel and concrete apartment block built on top of a warehouse in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, by Dutch practice Mei Architects. The warehouse, which dates from 1922, was built in the Rijnhaven port district by the architect CN van Groor for the Holland America Line shipping company. Mei Architects has converted the warehouse

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Daily coronavirus architecture and design briefing: 2 April

April 2, 2020 India Block 0

Daily coronavirus briefing: today’s architecture and design coronavirus briefing includes converting buildings into hospitals, a public health artwork campaign and an Elon Musk donation. BDP architect explains how ExCel centre was converted into coronavirus hospital Converting convention centres into coronavirus hospitals is the most efficient way to increase intensive-care capacity, according to James Hepburn of architect

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Dezeen announces Virtual Design Festival starting 15 April

April 2, 2020 Marcus Fairs 0
Virtual Design Festival

Dezeen announces Virtual Design Festival, the world’s first online design festival, taking place from Wednesday 15 April onwards. With much of the world in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the global architecture and design community is, along with many other sectors, facing unprecedented challenges. Virtual Design Festival (www.virtualdesignfestival.com) is a platform that will bring

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Telefonplanshall Sports Hall / AIX Arkitekter

April 2, 2020 Pilar Caballero 0

In the district of Västberga, a new sports hall was built to replace the existing one at Västberga School, located adjacent to the sports facilities. The existing smaller hall with just two changing rooms was not good enough to meet the requirements of accessibility and frequency of uses.

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ExCel centre “obvious choice” to convert into coronavirus hospital says BDP architect

April 2, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Coronavirus hospital NHS Nightingale at London's ExCel Centre by BDP

Converting convention centres into coronavirus hospitals is the most efficient way to increase intensive-care capacity, according to James Hepburn of architect BDP, which helped convert London’s ExCel centre into the 4,000-bed NHS Nightingale. Conference centres around the world, including the ExCel in London, the Javits Center in New York and McCormick Place in Chicago, are

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Ravi Naidoo from Design Indaba Elaborates on the Purpose of Design in reSite Podcast

April 2, 2020 Christele Harrouk 0

Design and the City is a podcast by reSITE, raising questions and proposing solutions for the city of the future. In the final episode, Ravi Naidoo from Design Indaba discusses the purpose of design. Aiming to define the field, the founder of Interactive Africa, a company based in Cape Town, and the design platform Design Indaba shares his personal thoughts on empowering people to create a better future through creativity.

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Mintchi Croissant is a São Paulo bakery filled with pastry-inspired details

April 2, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Mintchi Croissant by Dezembro Arquitetos

The interior of this São Paulo patisserie is designed by Dezembro Arquitetos to answer the question, how does it feel to be inside a croissant? Dezembro Arquitetos, led by architects Marcos Bresser and Thiago Maurelio, designed a series of pastry-inspired details for Mintchi Croissant in Pinheiros. These include a lightweight cardboard ceiling and furniture elements created using

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