Magazine of Design

Magazine of Design featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Activ3

Activ3 is a 3 wheels stroller with sporty but elegant line. It goes along the growth of the baby thanks to the interchangeable seats. Parents needs are fulfilled with a simplified closing system, useful pockets for storage and a huge basket below the seat. Most important, contact with children can be kept all the time thanks to the transparent surface on the top covering. On child’s perspective the seat results soft and comfortable, embracing the kid and giving the feeling and warmth of a hug. It protects from the elements but gives a view of it, creating an atmosphere of security and love.

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Da Chang Muslim Cultural Center

This is a poetic sanctuary that shows people both the brilliant Islamic culture and our vision for a better life. This is also a homelike cultural center that provides a spiritual home for local residents especially Muslims. Based on traditional mosque, the building subtly interprets the spatial structure of mosque with new materials and technologies.The dome sees the translation and abstraction of Islamic symbols rather than simple mimicking. We constitute the dome with petaloid shells and creatively transform the interior space into a semi-exterior roof garden flooded with sunshine, air.

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Grand Gourmet Flagship Store

To show respect to these handmade products, the shop design was generated by a custom made computer algorithm, the fractal hexagon pattern gives the shop strong identity and organized all functions. The making process involved many cutting edge technologies and traditional handcrafts. The creative combination of the traditional handcraft and the modern technology in design and construction process makes the shop unique.

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Creative Incubators

Creative incubators is a temporary building left over from the Shanghai World expo, the final structure of the internal structure is relatively complex. In order to show the feeling of this nudity messy, designer deliberately did not avoid the the traces of hard hit between the wall and the original structure in the design, but to make them like a sculpture on the wall which form a three-dimensional picture.

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Exhale

Located in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill, the 140 West Urban Plaza is the first project in a larger town masterplan to invigorate this college town with greater pedestrian oriented landscapes. Framed by mixed-use development, this central gathering space offers a much-needed public forum for play. The plaza is anchored by a dynamic sculptural fog fountain that utilizes mist and color to define arterial pedestrian connections and encourage multi-generational engagement. This restorative project celebrates the hydrological cycles of the environment.

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Regenstein Learning Campus

The Regenstein Learning Campus is a new environmental discovery center and nature playground at the Chicago Botanic Garden. This six-acre horticultural center is LEED Platinum certified and serves as a vibrant community for more than 125,000 visitors each year. The design immerses families and children of all ages in a variety of outdoor experiences that engenders a deeper understanding of ecological systems. Visitors encounter a variety of natural experiences and explorations as they weave through the grassy mounds, water runnels, boulders, diverse woodland plantings and willow tunnels.

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