ViviTela Mesh Brings the Rich Look of Woven Metal to Glass by Forms+Surfaces

Woven materials have wide appeal but can be difficult to clean and maintain. Forms+Surfaces has a solution with ViviTela Mesh, in which precise patterns laminated between lites of glass result in a beautiful, enduring product.

Five patterns can each be specified in six colours – Stainless Steel, Bronze, Graphite, Nickel Bronze, Nickel Silver and White Gold

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A New Subway Map for New York City?

After countless delays and at a cost of $4.45 billion, New York City’s Second Avenue Subway (the new Q extension) finally opened on December 31, 2016. At the opening, wide-eyed passengers were given updated copies of the 1972 map of the system, originally created by graphic designer Massimo Vignelli. The MTA’s decision to spend their dwindling budget on these vintage maps illustrates the love that design enthusiasts have for them. But, taboo though it may be for me to say to my fellow graphic designers, this attractive map is extremely hard to decipher. It’s an example of design for the sake of aesthetics rather than function.

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 Left to right: The 1972 map of the New York City subway system, by graphic designer Massimo Vignelli, the current map, and Roger van den Bergh’s proposed map.

Left to right: The 1972 map of the New York City subway system, by graphic designer Massimo Vignelli, the current map, and Roger van den Bergh’s proposed map.

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No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man now showing at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C.

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man Exhibition takes over the entire Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. Showcasing from March 30, 2018 - January 21, 2019.

To read more on this story visit: www.dezeen.com and to visit the exhibit go to: https://americanart.si.edu/

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Design Within Reach Furnishes Stahl House With 2018 Collection

The Case Study Houses are well-known as emblems of modernist architecture. One of the most famous is Pierre Koenig’s Stahl House (1960), where floor-to-ceiling glass windows offer unrivaled views of Los Angeles.

This year, the Stahl family welcomes a new occupant: Design Within Reach’s 2018 collection. The pieces will live in the house indefinitely, and tours are available to the public.

For more on this story and product information showcase please visit: www.interiordesign.net

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Burning Man's 2018 Temple

Burning Man, a summer festival located in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, is something of an architectural bonanza. Each year, dozens of artistic displays and sculptural forms are erected in Black Rock City, the temporary metropolis that hosts the festival. Temples in the past have included a wide range of designs, from pagoda-inspired structures to Wicker Man-eqsue towers.

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Galaxia, designed by architect Arthur Mamou-Mani a professor at the University of Westminster and the owner of the fabrication laboratory Fab.Pub, has been selected to serve as Burning Man 2018’s main temple. The temple will be constructed of twenty spiraling timber trusses, crowned with a 3-D-printed mandala. A series of alcoves are formed between the timber trusses, allowing spaces of congregation for attendees.

For more on this story visit: www.archpaper.com

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New Map lets you search every NYC landmark

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) launched an enhanced version of its popular interactive landmarks map.

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Now, Discover NYC Landmarks also features 141 historic districts (containing almost 34,000 historic buildings). Users can access detailed information, including PDFs of each item’s designation report.

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The Street by Sanjay Puri Architects

Taking a cue from the old city streets of Mathura city in India where this project is located, this 800 room students’ hostel creates organic spaces.

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Designed in 4 level high, 5 linear blocks, the built spaces snake across a wedge shaped site twisting and turning along their length. Sitting adjacent to repetitive hostel blocks on the east and west these new hostels within a large university campus create individual spaces within a discernible identity in each part of the layout.

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Each hostel room has ventilation openings in the internal corridor facilitating cross ventilation. The linear buildings create small break out spaces at each bending point allowing natural light into the internal circulation spaces.

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For more information on this structure visit: www.archdaily.com

Ryan Cusack featured on I Want To Work In

This month, Ryan Cusack a PKSB Designer will be featured on American Institute of Architecture Students' (AIAS), I Want To Work In, a new weekly social media promo sponsored by PPI (Professional Publications, Inc.) which features a different emerging professional each month and is aimed at highlighting why their city is an attractive place to work as a recent graduate.

Each Monday of November, a new post will be added for his feature and can be found on: http://www.aias.org/iwtwi-new-york-new-york/

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SMEG's New Portofino Line Brings Color to the Kitchen

One of the biggest trends in contemporary kitchens is to rethink what it means to be modern. Gone are the days when fixtures and appliances had to be cold stainless steel in order to be au courant. These days, designers are updating sleek models with warm finishes and vibrant colors to make kitchens that are just as friendly and inviting as they are smart and elegant.

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The new Portofino aesthetic line from Italian manufacturer SMEG combines bright, rich tones with the latest technology to create a stylish new choice for architects and designers.

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