Volume 1 | Issue 3

Tuesday, February 2 2021

Encyclopedia.Design daily dose of design news. The news feed covers all the best design news from a selection of outstanding design blogs from around the world.

‘house on a cliff’ by kerimov architects in portugal enjoys rocky scenery & ocean views

moscow-based kerimov architects have designed a single-story house on a cliff, situated in algarve, portugal. the dwelling settles amid the lush natural surroundings and next to the ocean, generating a peaceful refuge away from the bustling city. the context played a fundamental role in the project, with the volumetry, materiality, and the color palette drawing influence from the rocky landscape.

Chengdu reveals “futuristic” stations for its first fully-automated metro line

J&A and Sepanta Design have created a series of station interiors based on forms and patterns found in nature for the first unmanned metro line in Chengdu, China. Designed to provoke emotion among their visitors, the 13 stations feature fluid forms and cellular patterns informed by the local tradition of silk weaving as well as the flora and fauna found in surrounding parks.

GIASA Office / EFEEME arquitectos

Text description provided by the architects. The opportunity to tackle the Giasa Real Estate project arises when its partners, already active in the business at that time, raise the need to have a physical space where they can carry out their work.

10 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month at Home

Feb. 1 marks the start of Black History Month, which honors the great contributions the Black community has made throughout U.S. history. The creation of the month-long celebration stems back to 1915, when noted historian and scholar Carter G. Woodson created a themed week to honor Black history.

A Monumental Collection of Slouching Figures Considers the Effects of Aging on the Body

Nicole Havekost describes her towering figures as exhibiting the contradiction of “sublime embarrassment… Bodies are magical and glorious and gross and bewildering. Bodies are civilized and feral.” Through hand-sewn sculptures, the Rochester-based artist explores the ways aging affects peoples’ fi

Hook Me Up! cloudnola Launches Playful Wall Hooks To Keep You Organized

Utrecht-based cloudnola is known for their cool modern clocks and now they’re branching out to include modern wall hooks with a playful twist.

Círculo Mexicano: a Shaker-inspired luxury hotel in Mexico City

Local history and minimalist design come together at Círculo Mexicano, a new boutique hotel in the center of Mexico City. The grand 19th-century building, located just behind the city’s main cathedral, has been given a spare and luminous interior courtesy of Ambrosi | Etchegaray, the Mexico City-based architecture studio led by Jorge Ambrosi and Gabriele Etchegaray.

The Upcycling Product Designs of Kevin Cheung – Core77

“Designed and upcycled in Hong Kong” is the tagline for Kevin Cheung ‘s practice. The designer’s home city of 7.5 million people generates plenty of trash, and Cheung has carefully isolated what things are consistently thrown away: Bicycle rims, umbrellas, old rice cooker pots, plastic bottles.

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