Design archive for 2011-09-28

SLDM900

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Mercedes-Benz Bremen Factory Building #9

(8 years ago)
On my adventure to see where my AMG C63 Coupé (like the one we tried on the track!) will come from, Shawn Sims joined me with his automotive and engineering expertise on the adventure to the factories to learn about the whole process. He rounded up our story in Bremen below for you!As we raced to the Mercedes-Benz factory along the Autobahn from Hamburg to Bremen, I couldn’t help but wonder what crazy German engineering mega-center we were about to stumble into. We arrive at the campus (more like small town) of the 15,000,000 sqft factory that has over 12,000 people inside. Starting at from the customer welcome center (where the GT5 set up greeted us and where you can pick up your new car directly), we first watch a video overview of how Mercedes’ are produced and get a peek at the people and machines behind them. Then we headed into Building 9; a pristine, lively, mechanical wonderland responsible for the production of the C-class (as well as a few others simultaneously). There are over 8.5 kilometers of assembly lines in Building 9 alone, and the majority are stations for assembly by hand. Each employee on the line is trained in multiple positions so that day to day work changes. Supply trucks are whizzing by, car bodies flying on overhead tracks, robots twisting and turning, all while the seemingly endless hall is filled with the sounds of motors, robots, drills, and presses. We have entered an engineering mecca! Photos wouldn’t even do the[..]

2 Courts House / Keiji Ashizawa Design

(8 years ago)
Architects: Keiji Ashizawa Design Location: Tokyo, Japan Project Architect: Keiji Ashizawa / Naoki Sekikawa Structure Engineer: ASA asociates / Akira Suzuki Project Year: 2008 Photographs: Daici AnoThe project is constructed in typical Tokyo urban condition of closely built…

Bob Cassilly, an influential St. Louis sculptor dies at 61

(8 years ago)
An important St. Louis, Missouri scupltor lost his life this week. 61 year old artist and entrepreneur Bob Cassilly died in a construction accident on Sunday September 26th at the site of his most recent project, Cementland. Cassilly’s work…

In Progress: Amsterdam University College / Mecanoo architecten

(8 years ago)
Architect: Mecanoo architecten Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Client: University of Amsterdam Structural engineer: ABT bv, Delft MEP Engineer:Ingenieursburo Linssen b.v., Amsterdam Acoustics consultant: DGMR, Arnhem Cost consultant: Basalt Bouwadvies bv, Nieuwegein Project management: Arohnsohn advising engineers, Rotterdam Photographs: Courtesy…

Two Crown King EP

(8 years ago)
Designed by Poly | Illustration: Jaqui Oakley | Country: Canada “Jacqui Oakley was commissioned to produce some cover artwork for Two Crown King’s debut EP & we couldn’t pass up the chance to design a home for her astounding lion painting. We created a bright & in-your-face design for the the 12″ & CD gatefold [...]

Cvetnoetno Furniture

(8 years ago)
Cvetnoetno Furniture is a collection of pieces designed by Slovene architect Spela Leskovic and fashion designer Almira Sadar in cooperation with furniture company Cerne Mizarstvo. Cvetnoetno furniture connects contemporary design with Slovene cultural heritage and traditional knowledge of working with wood and textiles. Also a rich tradition is Slovene flowers, which is the main motif [...]

Red Cross Branded Emergency Gear, Useful and Sexy

(8 years ago)
September is National Preparedness Month! Celebrate what’s left with this delicious emergency preparedness gear from Eton Corp. Designed by Silicon Valley-based industrial design firm Whipsaw, the TurboDyne series combines serious functionality with a “radical emergency aesthetic.” Each yummy product…

The Dieline Conference Playlist 2011: Chicago

(8 years ago)
We received a lot of compliments, requests, and questions in regards to our music playlist during The Dieline Package Design Conference 2011. We've decided to publish our official conference playlist on iTunes for you to enjoy!Check out the playlist here.

House in Musashisakai by Upsetters Architects

(8 years ago)
Located in Nishi-Tokyo-shi, a suburb of Tokyo, Japan this 96.69 square-meter home was created for a single family with one child. Designed by Japanese architecture firm Upsetters Architects, the spacious home has two levels but an open plan that lets in lots of light. The family wanted a home in which their daughter could grow [...]

Local Collection by Maxim Velčovský

(8 years ago)
London Design Festival 2011: Czech designer Maxim Velčovský presented a series of containers made from semi-finished iron piping at Mint in London last week. (more…)

Atico De Madrid

(8 years ago)
Madrid based branding and packaging studio, Narrow-House went back to basics with pen and ink with label design for Atico de Madrid.  

Acne JR

(8 years ago)
Designed by Acne JR | Country: Sweden “The Swedish toy company Acne JR launches a line of five new products. A soft toy puppy, apple, tin drum, wooden skull, and a denim version of their classic teddy bear ‘Chester’. Traditional, toys in a modern design. At the same time Acne JR has also opened a webshop.”

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton / Fabiola Minas Roberto Murgia Simona Oberti

(8 years ago)
Architect: Fabiola Minas Roberto Murgia Simona Oberti Location: Milano, Via San Paolo, Italy Project Team: Filippo Weber, Valentina Ravara Lighting Design: Rossi Bianchi Lighting Design Client: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton Project Year: 300 sqm Project Year: 2011 Photographs:…

LDF 2011: Top Ten from TENT London

(8 years ago)
Based in the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, Shoreditch, Tent London is the unofficial HQ for East London’s Design Festival. The antithesis of the V&A (the official LDF “hub”), this is often the place to spot emerging trends and new talent. Here are the best bits… 1. Penelope Jordan’s three-dimensional textile art draws you in [...]

FLEX Bin by Jon Liow

(8 years ago)
Reprenant le même principe d’utilisation très simple que nous avions déjà eu l’occasion de voir avec la corbeille porte sachets « Binvention » créée par Sprout Design ou encore la « Flexibin », une poubelle en fil d’acier qui se réduisait

Studio Spotlight: Swig Studio

(8 years ago)
Swig is a boutique design studio working in a brick carriage house in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco.

Revolt | Reform | Result at Rocket Gallery, London Design Festival

(8 years ago)
A real gem during this year’s London Design Festival was a small, but perfectly formed, exhibition at the Rocket gallery on Shoreditch High Street, entitled ‘Revolt | Reform | Result’. It’s the first time the post-war furniture of Dutch designers Friso Kramer, Wim Rietveld, Martin Visser, Cees Braakman and Rudolf Wolf has been the focus [...]

Cloak Bags

(8 years ago)
While looking for a DSLR bag, I discovered the Cloak Bag, a travel camera bag that conveniently allows you to shoot with your camera without even taking it out of the bag. Unfortunately, it looks like they’re all sold out. I hope they restock soon! Share This: Twitter | Facebook | Discover more great design [...]

MUR House / Apollo Architects & Associates

(8 years ago)
  Architects: Apollo Architects & Associates Location: Yokohamam, Japan Project Year: 2011 Project Area: 80.39 sqm Structural Engineer: Kenta Masaki Mechanical Engineer: Zennei Shimada Photographs: Masao Nishikawa This one-story residence for a single woman is located in…

Dressed Furniture by Soojin Kang

(8 years ago)
Dressed Furniture is inspired by traditional crafts and antique raw materials, and is handmade by South Korean designer Soojin Kang. The collection began in 2010 and Soojin has added three new pieces in 2011:a storage cabinet, chair, and dresser. Using old pieces of furniture, she upholsters them to be used in a brand new way. [...]

When you’re an Architect

(8 years ago)
Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love being an Architect. I’ve been an Architect almost as long as I haven’t been an Architect (don’t try to do the math, please) and at this point I really can’t imagine doing…
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