Domed Buildings As A Driver For Community Power

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200 colored domed buildings constructions contain holiday homes and facilities on the island of Hormuz overlooking the Persian Gulf. Iranian practice ZAV Architects wanted to encourage tourists to visit the forgotten island and help increase the local GDO (gross domestic product) while being an alternative to standard high-rise holiday apartments. We are used to seeing high-rise hotel structures on shores; these …

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What would be the perfect self-service store for online consumers?

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Posti, Finland’s leading postal and logistics company, asked what would be the perfect self-service store be like for online-shopping customers. And how could a row of parcel lockers look appealing and focus on human-centered design? Also, which is the retail future? I have learned a great deal during the past months about how brands miss opportunities and offer a service that only …

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Cornucopia: a tactile, fun, and striking vase collection

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After many months of virtual collection overload, it is wonderful to see new design objects; or more specifically, a tactile, fun, and striking vase collection that is actually photographed on a real set such as at La Glace, the oldest patisserie in Copenhagen. Two Danish design studios have teamed up to offer their skills in one pr¡oject. Design duo Röd Studio specializes …

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Eclectic Cabin Aesthetics In Downtown Manhattan

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In our Space of Mind article, we described how much cabin aesthetics were rising to find peace and a warm surrounding. This woodwork apartment was a raw white canvas when textile designer Emily Adams Bode and Aaron Aujla first moved in with no walls, designated rooms, or electrical installations. The idea of making it look lived and full of history …

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Humanizing Public Design in Foster& Partners Hospital Project In Cairo

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Our home is our safe harbor, and we do not want to compromise on that feeling when stepping outdoors. Public spaces such as hospitals, airports, education facilities, or convention centers will undergo a long-due makeover offering a homely, more meaningful, and less anonymous layout. Humanizing public design needs to be on private and public agendas, and a thoughtful example of …

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Hybrid living: A room within a room

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We see our home as our temple of comfort and safe harbor. But also, our dwelling has turned into a hybrid living space blending personal life and work. The idea of coming home to disconnect after work is shifting.  Consequently, the idea of an open floor plan living, popular in recent years, closes again in need of privacy. The idea of a room …

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