In the demolition and reconstruction of the Hotel Tofana in San Cassiano in Badia Valley (Italy), the surrounding mountain range served as inspiration for the new architecture and interior design. The concept of the new -Explorer's Home- transfers the athletic spirit of the owner family to the entire building... From building to landscape: the design celebrates the evolutionary transformation of an originally compact building - into a layered structural landscape that sustainably reflects its surroundings... the house brings nature into the house.
The reception center is mainly for business purpose, so the owner hopes itsshape and stylewill be eye-catching by using the play of materials and lights in design. Water is the theme in this case. The architectural design conveys the relation of water, architecture and nature by a transparent concept.
Main part of the glass bottle are traditional Chinese window frames carved in relief. They adopt an old technique named “Bubujin” to forge those frames, which imply the meanings of a promising career and a bright future. The 4 Chinese characters of Jiang Xin Ying Zao are embedded subtly into the frames in a vertical order. As so they found out a standpoint to design it, which is ingenuity is no longer showed off and only the perfection of every single detail is kept, which is exactly the extreme expression of the name.
PIXIO – is pixel versatility in the real life. As a reaction to the 3D graphics industry - modern pixel art had been formed by gamers and graphic hobbyists. Like Pixel art comes from 8-bit computers - PIXIO is 8 mm cube with 6 magnets, available in 16 beautiful colors. Being an active retro enthusiast, PIXIO’s creators mimics the Old School style. That is why the design of PIXIO is restoring the golden age of second and third generation consoles, where graphics were aesthetically pleasing. Every user can become a pixel artist by constructing everything out of small colored pixio-blocks.
The sleek, minimal form of the YOGA 730 presents one of the simplest, most pure laptop designs available. Ultra slim display borders around a comparably large screen enable users who need more viewing area to stick with the travel friendly 13” footprint. Weighing only 2.7 lbs, the 730 is a joy to hold one-handed in tablet mode. When the YOGA 730 folds into tablet mode the top edge of the screen lines up perfectly with the edge of the bottom half, creating one cohesive form.
k-haler is a new inhaler that has been designed to make patient use simple and easy. It is a breath-activated device that requires lower inhalation force to trigger than most other similar inhalers. This also eliminates the need for asthma patients to coordinate their breathing and button pushing. The technology within the k-haler is potentially suitable for a range of inhaled products. Its modern, user friendly, compact and simple design, combined with clever engineering, means k-haler is a truly world class device.
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