Home Of The Future: Self-Sufficient City Model

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Architect Vicente Guallart has won the international competition promoted in the new area of Xiong'an, near Beijing, with a project that defines a new standard for residential buildings and a self-sufficient city model in the post-Covid-19 era. The good news is, it can be applied worldwide. "We can no longer continue designing cities and buildings as if nothing had happened. In …

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Satori Harbour | A library in the spirit of contemplation

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Chinese e-commerce company Vipshop has included in its headquarters a library turned into a sanctuary that embodies the spirit of contemplation. Satori Harbour represents an abstract harbor city where employees can wander through literature and experience satori - a state of transcendental being in the practice of Taoism, as the morning light shining across the entire earth. Architecture firm Wutopia lab, located in Shanghai, …

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Top 5: Best Of 2020

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As this special year comes to an end, please enjoy a round-up of highlights in which we revisit your most popular topics and pages. Color is still the main driver and has been now for a few years. I'm happy to see how much joy and influence color brings. In fact, in 2021, we are opening a new color chapter on Eclectic …

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The Why Of The Pantone Color of The Year 2021

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The much expected Pantone Color Of The Year 2021 has been published, and here is why the color institute has chosen a combination of two colors for the next 12 months. To start with, Pantone always takes into consideration the relationship between culture and color when the global color team looks at influences that come from entertainment, travel, fashion, design, …

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3 Color Trends 2021 from Brazil

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We have shared color trends from paint companies for several years now, but paint company Suvinil was not on our radar until now. Color consultant Michell Lott has been in charge of the creative direction, and being a huge fan of his work; we're happy to share today 3 Brazilian Color Trends 2021 and its palette of 38 colors. Colors as …

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How To Market A Carpet Collection And Nail Current Needs

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This editorial is a master example of how to push the boundaries in surface design and how to market a carpet collection nailing current needs. We share this project not because we'd like to give you an idea of a new wall-to-wall carpet or rug design. The whole point is how they market the collection with a visual and written message. Object …

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