Alexandra Williams Fun Fit

The Nomad Goes Fun and Fit!

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We’re suckers for great design with a philanthropic bent. When we heard about the good the founder of O’Sun, Alain Gilles, a Belgian designer, was accomplishing in poor communities on the African continent where 600-million people live without electricity by providing off-the-grid villages with Nomad lanterns, we decided it would be a positive New Year gesture to […]

Miami Dade College, Miami, Oppenheim Architecture + Design

Architecture’s New Form: Digital Computation

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During the Museum of Arts and Design’s 3D printing master class for architects, Gil Akos, cofounder of Mode Lab, explained to the participants how greatly the transition to digital computation will challenge those designing built environments without training in the technology. “This is what needs to be imparted to younger kids in education,” Akos said […]

The Eames chair reimagined as spinal 3D printed sculpture

reDesign2012 Reimagines Eames

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After perusing the 40 reimagined Eames chair designs submitted in the reDesign2012 project at the Textile Museum of Canada, there was no contest in my mind which one felt the most artful: the spinal cord-inspired structure created by architects Matt Compeau and Bi-Ying Miao in collaboration with Levitt Goodman Architects. The organic wrapping spiral that is […]