The Spaceship Home by NOEM, Madrid 2012

SMART CASUAL

Concept is becoming reality as advances in smart-home technology mean an ever greater application to real-world architectural projects. With safety, sustainability and comfort among its watchwords and key benefits, the door is open to joined-up digital networks that help define space and how it's used. Come on in.

CONTENTS IN BRIEF

 
  • Architonic Photo Tour: Salone del Mobile Milano 2016

  • Event Agenda May 2016

  • Smart Homes: futuristic dreams and invisible technology

  • Material Tendencies N°17: Jasper Morrison

  • Further articles from the Architonic Magazine

  • Inspiring Search Results N°52: KNX-Systems

  • Inspiring Spaces N°44: Detached Houses

  • Architecture and design projects on Architonic


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ARCHITONIC PHOTO TOUR: SALONE DEL MOBILE MILANO 2016

Full Architonic Photo Tour for the Salone del Mobile Milano 2016 coming soon in a special issue of our Architonic Newsletter...
 
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ROMA, ETERNA BELLEZZA. THE CONTEMPORARY APPEAL OF MARBLE AND STONE

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SMART HOMES

Text: Katharina Sommer

Digital technology is becoming increasingly embedded in the architectural fabric of the home. Sometimes foregrounded, occasionally centre-stage, but mostly taking an almost invisible back-seat.
 
W.I.N.D. House, UNStudio
In Jacques Tati’s film “Mon Oncle” from 1958, a dreamy Monsieur Hulot stumbles through the Villa Arpel, which is equipped with all manner of technical innovations. The modern home is the pride of Hulot’s sister and her husband. Their young son, however, is bored to death by his automated, sterile surroundings. Fortunately, his refined uncle sympathises with him – and amuses the viewer with his awkwardness in this cold, engineered world. It quickly becomes apparent that the house’s chief pur-pose is that of status, rather than comfort. The inhabitants adapt themselves more and more to the house, and soon the technology is governing their lifestyle.
Nico van der Meulen Architects gave the Kloof Road House a sculptural appearance. The idea of the flowing transitions is also found in the intentionally unobtrusive integration of the smart-home technology
Of course, today’s smart home strives to achieve just the opposite. The object of this development is an optimised building that adapts to its inhabitants and, in doing so, makes their lives easier. Along with increased comfort, building automation offers possibilities for heightening the security of the inhabitants and managing the home more sustainably. For the architect, the involvement of technical experts means the inclusion of additional actors in the design process.
 
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N°17: JASPER MORRISON


Fresh back from Milan Design Week, with pockets full of news and valuable insights, we start off with this exclusive interview with Jasper Morrison. Continuing our series of articles on Material Tendencies, we spoke to the British designer who has worked across a wide range of materials during his contributions to the design industry over the past 30 years.
Jasper Morrison: 'When you design, it is always a question of getting a quality in an object and a sort of visual value. And the two materials that do it the best are wood and plastic.'
 
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WELCOME TO OUR STAND AT SALONE DEL MOBILE IN MILAN

We are glad to present you some news in our metallic and cold space, which perfectly underlines our products. Elegance, class and a hint of irony are the base of this presentation. ALCHIMIA is a comfortable, soft, and round sectional sofa with a width of 392 cm, presented in new fabrics and leather. SUERTE is a coffee table made of rose marble from Portugal, joint with a white & black marble. It has a horses’ heads decoration which is made of a handmade Majolica Ceramic.

TOUCH WOOD
Text: Bethan Ryder
Premium Italian design brand PEDRALI is celebrating ten years of its pioneering wood division, which sees the combination of traditional carpentry skills with innovative production techniques, as perfect as a dovetail joint. Maximum stability with minimum material usage.
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STEAMY WINDOWS
Text: Ulrich Büttner
V-ZUG, the Swiss market leader in household appliances, has spent the last 100 years turning the marriage of precision, longevity and innovative technology with elegant forms and surfaces into a veritable artform. Swiss understatement at its best. 
  
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ZAHA HADID (1950–2016)
Text: Klaus Leuschel
Respected design critic and curator Klaus Leuschel pays a personal tribute to the Baghdad-born architect who, despite her non-establishment profile, would go on to become one of industry’s most influential and paradigm-shifting grandees.
 
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INSPIRING SEARCH RESULTS N°52:

Electrical Systems - Building Management -Systems - KNX-Systems

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INSPIRING SPACES N°44:

Projects - Architecture - Detached Houses


 
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ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN PROJECTS ON ARCHITONIC
JVARCHITEKT
House in Olomouc-Slavonín
Olomouc-Slavonín | Czech Republic | Completed 2016
Photographer: © Lukáš Němeček

 
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BASALTE
House at a lake in Bavaria
Bavaria | Germany | Completed 2014
Photographer: Yorck Dertinger

 
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A-CERO
Familiar House
Marbella | Spain | Completed 2011
Photographer:
Jacobo España (Negami)

 
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PARALLEL CHOICE ASSORTMENT

Association is a curious thing, it doesn’t follow any obvious logic, but, like Alice goes down the rabbit hole, leads us into a world full of the subjective: fragments, dreams, the half forgotten, the semi-conscious. Parallel Choice Assortment is inspired by the whimsical aesthetic of this world and photographer Camille Vivier, whose artistic style is permeated by the peculiar spirit we sought for this collection. As a whole, Parallel Choice Assortment resonates with combination, with the relationship of material, object and meaning, but not necessarily in any way that makes sense. Not at first sight. This year, we followed the rabbit down the hole. Look what we found.
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