interiors+design for architects
part of WORLD ARCHITECTURE NEWS Issue No. 3 // March 2011
RESIDENTIAL: Haines House is located in the inner city Sydney suburb of Newtown, in an area that is steadily displaying evidence of gentrification in the general upgrade of the surrounding urban fabric. The immediate context is comprised of predominantly single storey attached and semi-detached residences with intermittent 2 storey dwellings and 3 to 4 storey apartment blocks.
RESTAURANT:Symbolics architecture and design were commissioned to renovate the interior and exterior of this landmark restaurant in Toronto. Situated within an existing shopping plaza at the intersection of the Queensway and Kipling Avenue and north of the Gardner Expressway. The surrounding area is composed mainly of typical and mixed commercial building types along the Queensway and a residential community to the North.
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RESIDENTIAL: After spending more than a year looking for a suitable plot on which to build a contemporary house, a young couple without children finally opted for the renovation of a village house, inherited from a grandmother and uninhabited for several years in the village of Saint-Hilairedu-Rosier, near Saint-Marcellin, Isère and instructed French architectural team L’Autre Fabrique to undertake the work.
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CAFÉ: The Bavarian National Forest is Germany’s first National Park attracting more than 700,000 visitors a year. To celebrate the park’s 40th anniversary morePlatz were commissioned to refurbish and extend the visitors’ centre in Neuschönau. The renovation includes a permanent exhibition space, and a new ‘tree top walk’ with splendid views across the beautiful scenery of the Bavarian landscape.
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RESIDENTIAL: How could one not be somewhat intimidated working for a larger-than-life Oscar-winning director? Anyone who could envision the entire city of ancient Babylon and achieve it on screen, as Oliver Stone did in his epic film Alexander, would have high expectations. Luckily, Geoffrey Bradfield is gifted with a cinematic eye and rose to the occasion for the design of this Manhattan apartment. "Geoffrey is a man after my own heart" says Stone.
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PRODUCTS: Award-winning London based designer Timothy Schreiber is pleased to announce the launch of the Plooop Chair at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 8-12 February 2011. Succeeding the sleek Plooop Armchair which debuted last year at London’s 100% Design Fair, the Plooop Chair features the unique triple plywood loop formation Schreiber deftly crafts in this series.
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RETAIL: The historic souks of Beirut, located in the renovated area of Solidere in the city centre, were destroyed by civil war in Lebanon and completely rebuilt by the Spanish architect Rafael Moneo and reopened in 2009. It is in this new commercial and tourist complex that the Lebanese chocolate maker Patchi has opened a new shop designed by French architectural and interiors practice, L’Autre Fabrique.
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For 50 years John Makepeace has been at the forefront of the British Furniture Industry. Stacey Sheppard met with him to discuss his illustrious career, his involvement in sustainability and education, and his forthcoming exhibition at Somerset House in London. Pantone, the global authority on colour, have announced the signature colour for 2011. Leatrice Eiseman, colour expert and executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute, gives INSIDE her advice on how best to use this new hue and how she goes about deciding which colour will be crowned ‘Colour of the Year’. Amy Knight, our Arts and Media correspondent attended the UK launch of Fredericia’s NARA range of luxury furniture by award winning designer Shin Azumi at product design emporium Skandium, and came away with a NARA dining chair having won the prize draw on the evening! As always, we have stunning projects from around the world including a chocolate shop in Beirut, the director Oliver Stone’s new apartment in New York and a café buried deep in a Bavarian forest. Please continue to send your projects to
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Every year Pantone announces its Colour of the Year.We meet Leatrice Eisemann, executive director of the Pantone Colour InstituteRead more here 
In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world, there are not many people that can lay claim to a career that spans decades in a single industry.Read more here 
Earlier this month, Scandinavian product design shop Skandium proudly hosted the UK launch of Fredericia’s NARA range. The collection of luxury furniture is designed by award-winning Japanese designer Shin Azumi.
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The sculptural work Shoal was launched in 2007 by Dominic and Frances Bromley, under their British label Scabetti. Fine bone china fish, each 16cm long and carrying delicate sculpted detail, envelop a light source creating a captivating sculptural form.Read more here 
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