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Urban Rural / by Eray Carbajo

Eray Carbajo announces Urban Rural, a new dwelling typology for a sustainable transformation strategy that will become exemplar for Istanbul’s future redevelopment, with construction completion in 2019.
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New Outdoor Fitness is a Game Changer / by KOMPAN

KOMPAN’s Cross Systems brings real fitness to the outdoor public space and wins two design awards. The new outdoor fitness concept is based on the most popular activities and challenges all fitness levels.

Cross Systems changes the perception of outdoor fitness from simple and easy to scalable and challenging. Central to Cross Systems is scalable resistance, allowing everyone to train according to individual levels of fitness. The intensity can be determined by adjusting the body position to add more or less resistance or opting for a light/medium/heavy weight.
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ENIGMA restaurant, Barcelona, Spain / by Neolith

Neolith®’s most ambitious project to date realised in collaboration with RCR Arquitectes

London, United Kingdom, 2017-07-17 – The story of ENIGMA started with renowned Catalan chef Albert Adrià’s vision to create an ‘out of this world and enigmatic’ restaurant project that was to reflect his cuisine as well as his career. His vision took shape when 2017 Pritzker Prize winners RCR Arquitectes drew their design idea in watercolours and decided to bring it to life with the help of Neolith® by TheSize, manufacturer and designer of Sintered Stone. Through an incredibly creative and close collaboration, as well as Neolith’s expertise and technical know-how, the enchanting, out of this world interior of ENIGMA was created.
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TrinityHammocks Duality and Unity / by Trinity

Trinity, a company renowned for reinventing social relaxation, is proud to complete its trifecta of innovative hammocks with the introduction of two new models, Duality and Unity, which complement the company’s shared hammock experience.
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Puro Hotel in Palma, Spain / by OHLAB

Refurbishment of a boutique hotel

Puro is an iconic 22 room boutique hotel located in the heart of La Lonja, in the historical center of Palma. Adapting itself to the different existing buildings, the hotel has an irregular configuration. The refurbishment project by OHLAB takes advantage of that complexity as a potential tool to generate unexpected and unique spaces where each room is different from each other. The project solves every room with individualized and unique layouts and solutions. The selection of natural and local materials emphasizing the Mediterranean essence has been very important. Another important focus has been the conception of the bathrooms as spaces for pleasure, spacious and integrated with the bedrooms, with generous, sculptural and freestanding bathtubs placed in the bedrooms just as another piece of furniture.
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Chalet Whymper / by Chevallier Architectes

The view is everything

The situation was unique: Chevallier Architectes took on this project when it was on the verge of being abandoned. There were many constraints, but the Chevallier Architectes team studied the file and proposed solutions that would make it possible to successfully complete the construction, including optimization of the space.
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Tips For Maximizing The Energy Efficiency Of Your Home

If you want to make sure that you are making your home as energy efficient as possible, you will need to make use of the following points. When you ensure that your home is energy efficient, you will know that it is not only going to come with lower utility bills, but it will be much more comfortable to stay in. The rooms within your home will be a lot cooler during the summer and much warmer during the winter. You will find that no matter what time of year it is and how extreme the temperatures are outside, the interior of your home will be nice and comfortable.
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International High School East of Paris / by Ateliers 2/3/4/

Strong form and vast landscape

Paris, France, 2017-07-11 – A high school is like a small estate made up of work, recreation, leisure, encounter and shared places. The access as streets, squares provides perspectives that give life to the estate. The new International High School project east of Paris, planned within this urban context, is located within an exceptional site distinguished by three scales of landscape:
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