Design archive for 2014-06-21

Kinzo converts three floors of former Berlin brewery into headquarters for Soundcloud

(6 years ago)
Exposed brickwork and ceilings, themed rooms and a dedicated recording studio feature in the headquarters of music streaming company Soundcloud, which have been created inside a former brewery in Berlin (+ slideshow).German studio Kinzo converted three stories of Factory, an office campus for early stage technology startups that occupies a former industrial complex, into offices for music streaming provider Soundcloud.Located in Mitte and close to the former Berlin Wall, the offices house more than 200 employees and take up more than half of the campus area. Related story: Studio O+A designs exposed brick and concrete headquarters for Yelp in San Francisco"While Kinzo's design interventions retain the former factory's industrial charm, they also emphasise the location's characteristics to create just the right space for such a young and expanding business," said the designers.As well as providing practical work spaces for Soundcloud employees, the designers were asked to create a layout that would allow the offices to be used to host events including hackathons, talks, and meet-ups in an attempt to "foster collaboration" within Berlin's tech community.Kinzo retained the original layout of the former brewery with its concrete columns, exposed concrete floor and rough brick walls.The studio inserted a series of glass-walled meeting rooms with blue neon signs spelling the names of areas in Berlin, London and New York[..]

Pavilion made from 53,780 plastic bottles among AIA Small Projects winners

(6 years ago)
Tens of thousands of recycled plastic bottles combined to create this cloud-shaped pavilion by Brooklyn architecture and design firm StudioKCA, which has been named one of the winners of the American Institute of Architects' Small Projects Awards. (more...)

Visibility uses porcelain to create kitchen tools in first homeware collection

(6 years ago)
New York product design studio Visibility has unveiled prototypes for its first homeware collection, which includes a series of slip-cast porcelain kitchen tools with built-in ridges for grating, grinding and gripping food (+ slideshow). (more...)

N-Light Membrane by Numen/For Use contains an infinite grid of light

(6 years ago)
Venice Architecture Biennale 2014: design collective Numen/For Use present a cube that appears to contain an infinite universe, as part of the Time Space Existence exhibition at the biennale. (more...)