nicolo | architectural materials,architecture,design,green | Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Palo Alto and Kailua-Kona based firm that amongst other interesting work has developed a new model for compact living. Born from a modular system of bent steel tubes, the House Arc was created as an environmentally sensitive and affordable method of housing people in a beautiful, functional, and adaptive way


nicolo | architecture,design | Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

this studio out of Guatemala specializes in conceptual design, comes in early in a project to help develop program and concept and stays on to develop the formal architecture, interiors and industrial design of the project

al-bahar buildings

nicolo | architecture,green | Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

these computer controlled screens resemble origami but are in fact an elegant way to keep the blaring heat of the abu-dhabi sun out while giving a distinctive look to a glass curtain wall facade

joel sanders

nicolo | architectural materials,architecture,design | Monday, August 27th, 2012

from residential and commercial interiors to housing and public parks, they creates innovative and sustainable environments that also look dope

luella bartley

nicolo | design,fashion | Sunday, August 26th, 2012

UK based fashion designer, magazine editor and former journalist who has also recently written a book on it all

simon costin

nicolo | design,fashion,sculpture,Uncategorized | Saturday, August 25th, 2012

artist and set designer whose magic includes models walking out of giant magazines, everyday objects being enlarged to dwarf the featuring models. Often colourful, he collaborated extensively with Alexander McQueen and his client list includes Herm├Ęs, Lanvin, Kim Jones, Maison Martin Margiela, Alice Temperley, Stella McCartney, Luella Bartley and Gareth Pugh.

ryue nishizawa

nicolo | architecture,design | Friday, August 24th, 2012

this innovative japanese architect uses the earth as a form work onto which he pours his thin shell concrete structures. he subsequently digs the earth out… interestingly this was a concept that was discussed in developing ways to create a dome in the Florence Duomo, before Brunelleschi came up with his ideas


nicolo | architecture,design,interior design | Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

an architectural and design practice based in New York, Shanghai, and Singapore. Facing the need to reconcile the triangulated geographies, the disparities between the different cities have become the raw material that feeds this firm’s work

studio granda

nicolo | architectural materials,architecture,design | Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

The sands of an arctic volcanic desert are black, shadowless and constantly shifting. There are no trees, buildings or roads and footprints are instantly erased. To survive one must watch the celestial bodies, focus on the horizon, heed the warning of the winds and make clear and precise judgements. The necessary acuteness of thought and tuning of the senses is equivalent to the practice of architecture where listening, reevaluation and production are all equally interdependent. So begins the practice statement by this highly interesting firm out of Reykjavik

gernot schulz

nicolo | architectural materials,architecture | Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

german architect and firm who is following in predecessors footsteps to develop some highly refined modernism that speaks to materiality, minimalism and functionality

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