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30. 04. 2007  15:58 | 02_Project_Links_&_Ressources_4

Furnish - Die Gestalten Verlag

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The book Furnish, Furniture and Interior Design for the 21st Century, with texts by Sophie Lovell and edited in 2007 by The Gestalten Verlag (Berlin) contains a full section about "environments".
These designs are not "smart" environments, are not architecture, are not objects, are not interior designs but they emphasize an experimental transversal design area at a "micro-architecture" scale where both designers, architects and artists can works and/or collaborate and where they are now active. Those environments also show a more free approach towards "modern era frozen functions" (like the partitioned "sleeping room", the "bathroom", the "office", the "living room", the "kitchen", etc.)

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Posted by patrick keller at 15:58

27. 04. 2007  18:32 | 02_Project_Links_&_Ressources_4

Revisiting the Intelligent House - Art Center Pasadena & Vitra Design Museum exhibition

Vitra design Museum and the Art Center have organised a joint exhibition, Open House: Architecture and Technology for Intelligent Living, around the retro-futuristic idea of the "intelligent house" (formerly known as "house automation" and now as "smart house" or "smart environment").
Several projects have been commisioned to explore this question including one by Ben Hooker and Fiona Kitchen. Ben Hooker was our guest at ECAL during Workshop#2: Designing for mish-mash around the real-virtual environment hybridation problematic.

Posted by patrick keller at 18:32