RETAIL THERAPY- SELFRIDGES LONDON

One of our favorite London based retail spaces Selfridges has unveiled their new third floor Designer Studio, a 300 million dollar renovation project that will house 60 international labels, 22 new labels and five shop-in-shop concepts.

The space was modeled after a contemporary art gallery, ‘From rethought and unexpected brand adjacency to a completely fluid retail configuration framed by architectural installations that create focus, through to the breakdown of gender-definition in the way we are approaching ready-to-wear – this is a progressive move forward in the way we buy, present and think about fashion.’  explains buying director, Sebastian Manes


All images via Wallpaper.com and Selfridges.com

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Monday Morning Photo(S) Switzerland Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photos we take you inside a museum dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, after more than 2 years of construction, the large scale building opened its doors to Chaplin’s fans in last month Switzerland. The project was designed by  Itten+Brechbühl architecture.

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Barberia Royal Mexico City

Barberia Royal is a very stylish and masculine barber shop in Mexico City,  located on the street level of a relatively unattractive building in a historically important neighborhood. The corner is famous for the Reforma – the ceremonial main street created in the 19th century by Maximilian Habsburg as Emperor of Mexico –  the city’s best hotels and the Chapultepec – one of the world’s largest urban parks.

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The material selection make this unique space stand out from the extisting bulding. The designers decided to incorporate existing elements in the space from the previous design, and recycling moldings, wooden details and other components making Barberia Royal appear so refreshingly and eclectically new

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IIDA Summer Tours

IIDA Honor Award Summer Tours start this week, don’t forget to RSVP and get a chance to see award winning projects in the Bay Area.

To RSVP click here
For more information and how to join IIDA click here

Honor Awards Tour #1: MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER

San Francisco City Center

Date: Jul 20, 2016

Time: 5:30pm
Ends: 7:00pm
220 Sansome Street
Suite 1500
San Francisco
Member Price $0.00
Non-Member Price $20.00
Student Price $0.00
Student Non-Member Price $5.00

Our tour series will kick off with a tour of

MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER BY GENSLER

2016 WOW! Best of Show and Work Small Honor Award

Wednesday, July 20th, 5:30-7:00pm

Location: 220 Sansome Street, Suite 1500, San Francisco
Sponsored by: Knoll

Tours will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. Wine and light fare will be provided.

RSVP on Eventbrite by July 18th:

http://iidahonorawardstours.eventbrite.com

Space is limited. No entry will be permitted without RSVP.

 

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Monday Afternoon Photo(S) NY Edition

For today’s Monday Afternoon Photo(S) we take you inside of our favorite designers Manhattan home. Karim Rashid, known for his colorful designs that include a mix of luxury goods, furniture, lighting, surface design, brand identity and packaging has purchased a new space that he is calling home, located just behind his design studio in Hell’s Kitchen New York and is a reflection of how he can transform spaces from ordinary to extraordinary.

To learn more about Karim Rashid click here

La casa de Karim Rashid

All photos: Karen Fuchs via AD Mexico

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Beijing’s Rose Museum

The world’s first Rose Museum has recently been completed by Next Architects in Beijing. The idea was to blend history and modernity with art and architecture while creating a beautiful contrast with its surroundings.

The world's first Rose Museum has opened in Beijing, China, and it's covered by a stainless steel facade that measures in at 984 ft (300m) long and 55ft (17m) high and is perforated by a rose-shaped pattern.

The large scale building is covered by a stainless steel façade that is designed with a perforated rose pattern creating a great sense of movement through the building.

The world's first Rose Museum has opened in Beijing, China, and it's covered by a stainless steel facade that measures in at 984 ft (300m) long and 55ft (17m) high and is perforated by a rose-shaped pattern.

The façade is detached from the main structure in order to create courtyards between the façade and the main building, creating a play of light and shadow.

The world's first Rose Museum has opened in Beijing, China, and it's covered by a stainless steel facade that measures in at 984 ft (300m) long and 55ft (17m) high and is perforated by a rose-shaped pattern.

The world's first Rose Museum has opened in Beijing, China, and it's covered by a stainless steel facade that measures in at 984 ft (300m) long and 55ft (17m) high and is perforated by a rose-shaped pattern.

Photography by Xiao Kaixiong

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IIDA 2016 Annual Chapter Celebration

Hey IAD students IIDA NC Chapter is meeting for its 2016 Annual Chapter Celebration. Save the date!

Annual Chapter Meeting & Celebration

Join us as we recognize our chapter partners, chapter event chairs and outgoing board members, and welcome our new board for 2016 | 2017.

We also look forward to introducing the new IIDA NC website and graphic look!

Chapter Event

Date: Jul 28, 2016

Time: 5:30pm
Ends: 8PM
Allsteel Showroom
4 Maritime Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94111
Member Price $0.00
Non-Member Price $0.00
Student Price $0.00
Student Non-Member Price $0.00
Click here for more information
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Zaha Hadid Hotel + Residences in Qatar

Zaha Hadid Architects has announced the plans to build a 38 story hotel as part of a new coastal city in Qatar. The building’s conceptual design is based on the form of a flower desert called hyacinth, a flowering plant native to the Arabian Gulf region. This resulted in a nine-pointed shape with a podium at its base and the top floors featuring “interwoven fluid geometries”.

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Rendering via Dezeen.com

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Monday Morning Photo(s) Poland Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photos, we have an incredible tiny project by architecture firm 3XA, The were hired to design the renovation of a small 312 square foot apartment in a 19th century building in Wroclaw, Poland, they had to design a solution that would maximize the space they had available.

As you enter the apartment, you go through a small hallway. The bathroom entrance is on one side, and an open wardrobe with thin curtains and a bookshelf are on the left. Once you pass through the hallway, the space opens up into the living area.

This small apartment is just 312 square feet, and it includes a lofted bedroom.

This small apartment is just 312 square feet, and it includes a lofted bedroom, stairs with storage and a well-designed kitchen that makes use of the height of the apartment.

Several of the original architectural details have been left untouched to give the apartment a very traditional look.

These wooden stairs in a small apartment, have an open bookshelf built into them.

This tiny kitchen is small but functional. As the space it quite tall, there's an additional row of upper cabinets to increase the storage space. A small breakfast bar provides a place to eat, and acts as a separation between the kitchen and living area.

The living area is very small but combines a work area right next to the main resting/living space.

This living area in a small apartment, has a sofa for relaxing and a desk for working.

The stairs that take you to the loft area serve both as a bookshelf and stairs., creating a focal point in the main living area.

In this small apartment, these wooden stairs with storage lead to a lofted bed.

Photography by S.Zajackowski via Contemporist.com

 

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IAD Wins 1st place at the IIDA Student Design Charette

Congratulations to IAD BFA Student Nicole (Chia Chi) Chang for making it to the finals during the IIDA Student Design Charette in Chicago/NeoCon and WINNING 1st place! This is the second year in a row that IAD makes it all the way down to the finals and wins. Congratulations Nicole.

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