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Zaha Hadid Design Boutique Condo on the High Line

Related Companies announced that it has commissioned world renowned Zaha Hadid Architects to design a boutique condominium adjacent to the High Line at 520 West 28th Street in Chelsea just south of Hudson... read more

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Zaha Hadid and Suprematism

Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich, Switzerland June 13 – September 25, 2010 Galerie Gmurzynska presents a seminal exhibition curated and designed by Zaha Hadid juxtaposing works of the Russian Avant-Garde... read more

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Shakespeare in the Park Campaign

This year’s season of Shakespeare in the Park is set to present powerful productions of The Winter’s Tale and The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino as Shylock. Paula Scher of Pentagram has... read more

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At Large: ICFF Eve

On the eve of ICFF 2010, the events surrounding the show begin in earnest. ICFF is the hub, but all the other events are what really make it a design week. You have to pick and choose which events to... read more

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At Large: BKLYN Designs

The spring design season has officially kicked off with the opening of BKLYN Designs this morning. I was able to attend the press preview and avoid the (hopefully) crowds. We will have a full wrap-up of... read more

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SkyTran by Unimodal

Mass transportation doesn’t have to mean masses of people stuffed in large vehicles. SkyTran, a cross between a monorail, Minority Report and a hanging roller coaster, is a departure from what most... read more

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BKLYN Designs Kicks Off the Design Season in NYC

May 7-9 BKLYN Designs will be celebrating their 8th annual design show. The show is presented by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to promote industrial and interior designers with an emphasis on green... read more

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Zaha Hadid Design Boutique Condo on the High Line

Related Companies announced that it has commissioned world renowned Zaha Hadid Architects to design a boutique condominium adjacent to the High Line at 520 West 28th Street in Chelsea just south of Hudson... read more

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Renamed Burj Dubai Opens as Burj Khalifa

On January 4, 2010 the tallest structure in the world was opened with fireworks and fanfare. One of the biggest surprises was the last-minute announcement that the name of the tower was changed to Burj... read more

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Rafael del Pino Auditorium-Madrid, Spain

When Spanish architect, Rafael de La-Hoz Castanys was asked to design an auditorium located in the old garden of the palacete built by Salaberry in 1907, he took the context of the location very seriously. Based... read more

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Giant Eco-Egg Skyscraper: A Conceptual Luxury Hotel

Source: Inhabitat by Haily Zaki From the unseen, unsung files of design competitions past comes the Envision Green Hotel proposed by Miami-based Michael Rosenthal Associates for Hospitality Design’s Radical... read more

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Formosa 1140 – West Hollywood, CA

A new housing development in West Hollywood, California is turning heads for an obvious and not so obvious reason. Formosa 1140, designed by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA), is a striking eleven-unit... read more

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City of Jaca Hockey Arena

The City of Jaca Hockey Arena in Spain was originally conceived as a facility of the European Youth Olympic Festival of Jaca 2007, the first event in the Pyrennes. The new pavilion, designed by the architectural... read more

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MUMUTH Performing Arts Center-Graz, Austria

Architecture for the arts can be a very tricky undertaking, yet when done successfully, can be fulfilling for the architect and for the public. There is a fine line between a building overpowering the... read more

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Zaha Hadid and Suprematism

Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich, Switzerland June 13 – September 25, 2010 Galerie Gmurzynska presents a seminal exhibition curated and designed by Zaha Hadid juxtaposing works of the Russian Avant-Garde... read more

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Alessi and haus modern living

Find them here. No wait, there. No wait – they’ve moved again! haus modern living has seen many homes over the last seven years. But with the two current locations, they seem to have found... read more

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Hinkley’s Goes Modern

“I didn’t know you did modern” This was the comment heard most when Hinkley’s Lighting unveiled their modern lighting display at the Phoenix Contemporary Design Fair two years... read more

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Ogilvy & Mather Guangzhou Office – A Carnival of Ideas

  Ogilvy & Mather’s Guangzhou office has been selected as one of the recipients of the third annual China’s Most Successful Design Award 2008, sponsored by FORTUNE China magazine and China... read more

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Armani/Fuksas Collaboration

The completion of the new Armani Fifth Avenue store in New York marks the hat-trick for the Armani/Doriana & Massimiliano Fuksas collaboration that started with the groundbreaking Chater House Emporio... read more

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Steinhart Aquarium

Much has been made of the new California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and deservedly so. The enormous Renzo Piano-designed museum is rife with innovation in design and execution and is the largest... read more

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Urban Farmer – Portland, Oregon

Urban Farmer might sound like an oxymoron, but in Oregon the two go together hand-in-hand. Urban Farmer is a modern steakhouse located in new luxury hotel Nines at the historic Meier & Frank building... read more

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SkyTran by Unimodal

Mass transportation doesn’t have to mean masses of people stuffed in large vehicles. SkyTran, a cross between a monorail, Minority Report and a hanging roller coaster, is a departure from what most... read more

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Zaha Hadid and Artemide

Everyone seems to be slowing down a little bit, especially in the design sector. Everyone except Zaha Hadid, that is. Even before the architectural slow-down, Hadid had been lending her design aesthetic... read more

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Tesla Unveils the Model S

Anyone who has been a reader for kontaktmag for a while knows that we are big fans of the Tesla Motors company and the Tesla Roadster. We have been waiting patiently for a look at the new sedan which... read more

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Not All Who Condiment Are Lost

Ok, maybe it’s the zen symbolism of this one but it was too hard to pass up. This must have comes to us via Yanko Design. For truly, it is the one who seeks “Balance,” the salt and pepper shaker... read more

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Tea Bag Lights Up your Night, Literally

Surely you caffeine addicts will agree, tea truly is the sexually oriented drink – It picks you up! It illuminates your world, if I may say so. Designer / Bookmark Maker Wonsik Chae takes this... read more

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Toaster Re-reimagined

We launched our Reimagined department with toasters. Here are some more imaginative toasters compiled by Yanko Design. Some of them are ones we’ve already covered and others are new. It’s All About... read more

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Green Shadow Bicycle

Unlike the STRiDA which was designed for portable urban transportation, the Green Shadow is built for speed. Designed by Spanish graphic and industrial design firm Mr. Onüff, the Green Shadow features... read more

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Palazzina Grazzi on the Grand Canal

For his first hotel designed in Italy, French designer, Philippe Starck, scored the Palazzina Grassi. The newest hotel in the heart of Venice, Italy is located on the Grand Canal, right next to the famed... read more

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Michelberger Hotel set to Open in Berlin

Hotel veterans might say newcomer Tom Michelberger is playing at being a hotelier which would be fine by him as “play” is a central theme to his brand new hotel. The “first” Michelberger Hotel... read more

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SEVVA – Hong Kong

SEVVA (pronounced savor) is the newest “it” spot in downtown Hong Kong. Hong Kong style icon and SEVVA creator, Bonnie Gokson enlisted the aid of Calvin Tsao of Tsao & McKown Architects... read more

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At Large: ICFF Eve

On the eve of ICFF 2010, the events surrounding the show begin in earnest. ICFF is the hub, but all the other events are what really make it a design week. You have to pick and choose which events to... read more

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At Large: BKLYN Designs

The spring design season has officially kicked off with the opening of BKLYN Designs this morning. I was able to attend the press preview and avoid the (hopefully) crowds. We will have a full wrap-up of... read more

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Publisher at Large: Lego and Architecture

When I was young, my go to toy was a big box of Legos. A mish-mash of colors, shapes and sizes of bricks were at my disposal. I had corner pieces, bricks with holes for wheels and even slanted pieces... read more

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