How to design a welcoming tiny and warm coffee roaster

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An organic palette of materials and color welcomes visitors when entering this tiny and warm coffee roaster in Gunma, Japan. Snark Inc. was commissioned to renovate a building used as an office and turn it into a specialty coffee roaster and coffee stand. It has a workshop equipped with three roasting machines, a coffee cupping space, and a coffee stand …

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Blurring indoors and outdoors through raw rocks

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What seems like a mansion in a Marrocon dessert environment, at first sight, turns out to be a building located in Xihu District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, to provide scene shootings for commercial productions. This project was submitted for the FRAME awards, and though the description text is a tad short, we'd like to publish it; there is much to look …

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Thrilled to be a FRAME jury member-This is what we do.

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Back To The Jury. I'm happy I could make it this time and hopefully add as a FRAME jury member. I've been reading FRAME for ages and always admired their sharp eye for what is going on behind the scenes. Being a jury member has given me wonderful opportunities at former processes to access projects and creatives I probably wouldn't have found …

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How to make silence and contemplation attractive?

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How to make silence and contemplation attractive and desirable? A rising Monastic Mood is defined by designing and curating a space of stillness as a way of creating a sanctuary of silence.     Cedric Etienne, co-founder of Studio Corkinho (Antwerp-based) started a pilgrimage that took him to monasteries and cloisters in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Japan to study …

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Faye Toogood x Birkenstock 1774

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We are a huge fan of Faye Toogood and her approach to volume. As a multidisciplinary designer, one of her greatest skills is to integrate a design vision across different typologies and still be recognized. She has teamed up with Birkenstock 1774 to enter the luxury fashion market. Cork, quilted leather, and canvas are the three materials she picked as her signature. …

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Arca House, Commissioned By Nature

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During the research for specific projects for our next trend report, Essentiality (we'll send you a note if you'd like to be informed about the launch date), we found the Arca Home, named by the locals as it came as a ship in the middle of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. The structure mimics a specific Brazilian indigenous house typology (Asurini, Médio Xingu) …

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