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The East India Company Store in Edinburgh, Scotland by Kinnersley Kent Design

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Article source: Caroline Collett PR Ltd

The East India Company, the contemporary revitalisation of one of history’s most powerful and successful trading ventures, has opened a flagship store on Edinburgh’s George Street, the Scottish capital’s most prestigious shopping address, with all design work by leading British studio Kinnersley Kent Design.

The new East India Company store, its first ever in Scotland, will offer the brand’s premium luxury fine foods range, as per its eleven existing stores across Greater London, Kent and the Middle East (plus concessions in Harrods and Heathrow T4/T5), as well as its new East India Company ‘Home’ range, representing a first foray into the lifestyle market and also now available in the brand’s London flagship store in the heart of Mayfair, recently refurbished by Kinnersley Kent Design.

The East India Company Scottish flagship store, Edinburgh, Image Courtesy © Kate Berry

The East India Company Scottish flagship store, Edinburgh, Image Courtesy © Kate Berry

  • Architects: Kinnersley Kent Design
  • Project: The East India Company Store
  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Photography: Kate Berry
  • Retail design: Kinnersley Kent Design
  • Team:

    • Mick Kent (Partner)
    • Mark Leib (Director) Emily Watson (Designer) – Interiors
    • Kenny Sum (Director), Dimple Umeria-Alam (Senior Designer),
    • Chris Jones (Senior Designer) – Branding, Graphics, Packaging

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Papamoa in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand by Collingridge and Smith Architects (CASA)

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Article source: Collingridge and Smith Architects (CASA)

A very tight programme saw the Children’s centre designed, approved and completed in 9 months.

The building is located on the edge of the Papamoa Beach township and our brief was to create a design that captured the nostalgic kiwi bach (holiday house) feel.

Image Courtesy © Collingridge and Smith Architects (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge and Smith Architects (CASA)

  • Architects: Collingridge and Smith Architects (CASA)
  • Project: Papamoa
  • Location: Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Client: New Shoots Early Childhood Centres / Pukenui Properties
  • Structural Engineers: McNaughton Consulting Engineers
  • Project Architect: Phil Smith, CASA
  • Design Team: Phil Smith, Graham Collingridge, Grayson Wanda, Chloe Pratt
  • M&E consultant: Eco Design Consultants
  • Quantity surveyor: Pukenui Properties
  • Planning supervisor: Simon Yates
  • Lighting consultant: Mike Renwick, Lighthouse Remuera
  • Main contractor: Pukenui Properties
  • Form of contract and/or procurement: Negotiated Contract
  • Total cost: Approx NZ $1.5 million
  • Gross internal floor area: 650m² in 2 buildings, one preschool, one under 2’s
  • Tender date: Dec 2010
  • Start on site date: Jan 2011
  • Contract duration: 6 months

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Vila Leopoldina Loft in São Paulo, Brazil by Diego Revollo

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Article source: Diego Revollo

Located in Vila Leopoldina district on a contemporary way of living  building, this 70m2  loft belongs to a young musical and advertisements actor. His modern lifestyle reflects the concept of an integrated loft, whose social and intimate areas are separated only by a curtain, which also refers to a theatrical scene.

Image Courtesy © Alain Brugier

Image Courtesy © Alain Brugier

  • Architects: Diego Revollo
  • Project: Vila Leopoldina Loft
  • Location: Vila Leopoldina, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Alain Brugier

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IDC School of Psychology & Economics in Herzliya, Israel by Gottesman Szmeclman Architecture

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Article source: Gottesman Szmeclman Architecture

Situated on an extremely narrow site with eucalyptus trees along its southern & eastern edge, Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture’s design of the Faculties of Psychology & Economics Building at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) reflects several key considerations: a commitment to “green” architecture; a desire to create clear and dynamic relationships between architecture and its surrounding; and a commitment to effectively and harmoniously incorporate carefully defined functions within each building.

Image Courtesy © Gottesman Szmeclman Architecture

Image Courtesy © Gottesman Szmeclman Architecture

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Mesa Nápoles Food hall in Ciudad de México, Mexico by ESTUDIO ATEMPORAL

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Article source: ESTUDIO ATEMPORAL

Mesa Napoles is a gastronomic space in the crossing between Kansas St. and New York St. at Colonia Napoles.

The Project is a response to the low gastronomic offer in the zone and has the intention of becoming both a landmark and a meeting point.

Occuping the low level and first floor almost in their entirety, the intervention of this space responds to the principle of creating visual and physical permeability between the establishment and the exterior.

Image Courtesy © Luis Gallardo

Image Courtesy © Luis Gallardo

  • Architects: ESTUDIO ATEMPORAL
  • Project: Mesa Nápoles Food hall
  • Location: Kansas #38, Colonia Nápoles CP. 03840 Ciudad de México
  • Photography: Luis Gallardo
  • Collaborators: Despacho Durango
  • Area: 470.03 m2
  • Dates: October 2015- March 2016

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Luxurious Sea-facing Apartment in Cape Town, South Africa by Inhouse Brand Architects

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Article source: Inhouse Brand Architects

Award-winning interior design firm, Inhouse Brand Architects, recently completed the luxurious refurbishment of an Atlantic seaboard apartment on Cape Town’s exclusive Clifton Beach. This dazzling revamp converted an outdated three-bedroom residence into a sleek dream home for a trendy couple – and their two precious pets!

Image Courtesy © Inhouse Brand Architects

Image Courtesy © Inhouse Brand Architects

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Day-care center Nils Holgersson in Kassel, Germany by RIEDER SMART ELEMENTS GMBH

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Article source: RIEDER SMART ELEMENTS GMBH

A simple with öko skin boards paneled building is punctuated by bold green areas. Floor to ceiling glazing combine indoor and outdoor space in one continuum. From the classrooms you step directly on the tree-covered play area.

The daycare Nils Holgersson was built in 2000 and forms the structural completion of the pavilion ensemble of Nill Holgerson day-care center. Currently three school groups with children of primary school age, a group “Supervised primary school” and two kindergarten groups are housed in the facility.

Image Courtesy © Markus Batscheider

Image Courtesy © Markus Batscheider

  • Architects: RIEDER SMART ELEMENTS GMBH (Stadt Kassel I Hochbau und Gebäudebewirtschaftung)
  • Project: Day-care center Nils Holgersson
  • Location: Kassel, Germany
  • Photography: Markus Batscheider
  • Area: 200 m² öko skin in liquide black

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BMW Centenary Sculpture Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016 in Chichester, United Kingdom by Gerry Judah

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Gerry Judah was asked by BMW to come up with a sculpture, bigger and better than anything done before, to commemorate their centenary at Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, West Sussex.  With over two hundred thousand visitors over one weekend, this is the global platform where the world’s most amazing motorsport machines are in evidence, static and dynamic.  It is also where one can see a sculpture that each year is different, dramatic, exciting, uncompromising and quite frankly, spectacular!  All designed for the past 19 years by Judah himself.

Image Courtesy © David Barbour

Image Courtesy © David Barbour

  • Architects: Gerry Judah
  • Project: BMW Centenary Sculpture Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016
  • Location: Chichester, England, UK
  • Photography: David Barbour
  • Client: BMW
  • Design & Production: Gerry Judah
  • Engineering: Diales
  • Fabrication & Installation: LittleHampton Welding

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69 Housing units, 1 gymnasium in Paris, France by AAVP – Atelier D’architecture Vincent Parreira

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Article source: Metropolis Communication

Taking into account the context of a blend of populations, memories of bygone activities and the many built styles and uses expressed in the surrounding built environment, this operation includes a gymnasium, atop which 69 social housing units have been built. Its first aim is to hybridize the industrial scale with the more intimate one of the individual housing unit.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: AAVP – Atelier D’architecture Vincent Parreira
  • Project: 69 Housing units, 1 gymnasium
  • Location: 4-14,  passage Delessert / 10-12, rue Pierre Dupont 75010 Paris, France
  • Photography: Luc Boegly
  • Client: ICF La Sablière
  • Company: N.C
  • Certifications :  Cerqual (housing units), Certivea (gymnasium), Plan Climate Ville de Paris
  • Construction costs: €14.87m excl. VAT
  • Floor area: 6,445 m²
  • Lot size: 2,135 m²
  • Calendar: delivered April  2016

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Dutch design for Nestlé’s open house in Vevey, Switzerland by Tinker imagineers

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Nestlé has opened its doors to the public. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the world’s largest food company, Utrecht experience design bureau Tinker imagineers has designed the family experience nest in Switzerland. An open house with a floor area of 6,626 m2 (3500m2 exhibition space), located in Vevey at Lake Geneva, in the place where Henri Nestlé established his first factory in 1866.

Exterior of nest by night, Image Courtesy © Mike Bink

Exterior of nest by night, Image Courtesy © Mike Bink

  • Architects: Tinker imagineers
  • Project: Dutch design for Nestlé’s open house
  • Location: Vevey, Switzerland
  • Photography: Mike Bink

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