China ma, a corner of China in Kiev

China ma, a corner of China in Kiev

Emanuele D'Angelo · 3 weeks ago · Design, Design

In the heart of Kiev, in the Ukrainian capital opposite the station is “China ma”, an unusual restaurant designed and built by Yod studio, inspired by the crowded Chinese and Thai streets.
The studio founded by Volodymyr Nepyivoda in 2004 is made up of young and promising architects and designers and applies a modern style to its work, mainly realizing commercial projects such as hotels, restaurants, cafes, and bars.

The Yod studio stands out for its minimalism, unconventional use of iconic materials and images.
The studio operates at 360° designing furniture, lighting and taking care of every detail, from graphics to corporate identity.
The latest creation is the “China ma”, an exclusive restaurant with interiors capable of transporting customers in a lively atmosphere, where you can find one of the best Cantonese kitchens and a very rare selection of tea varieties.

At the entrance of the restaurant, an unusual “media tube” immediately attracts attention, crossing the entire restaurant, segmenting and defining spaces, transmitting messages in Chinese.
Inspired by the crowded oriental streets, the studio has added cobwebs as if they were branched telecommunication wires that reunite with the most important detail, that is, the huge installation of a networked led that shows the face and features of an oriental woman.
The room is on two floors, connected by a glass bridge that reflects the image of the led and where you can better see all the installations.

Given its strategic location, the studio has also created a functional space where you can store your luggage.
It is not only a restaurant where you can enjoy a Chinese gastronomic experience, but also a meeting place.

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China ma, a corner of China in Kiev

China ma, a corner of China in Kiev

China ma, a corner of China in Kiev

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The Edge, New York’s from 100th floor

The Edge, New York’s from 100th floor

Emanuele D'Angelo · 2 weeks ago · Design

In Hudson Yards, on Manhattan’s West Side, on March 11th, The Edge will be built, a hanging terrace on the hundredth floor to admire even better the New York skyline and also what’s under our feet.
Suspended in mid-air, accessible by elevator in just 60 seconds, the terrace gives the unique feeling of floating in the sky with a 360-degree view incomparable to any other skyscraper or complex nearby.

A view unsuitable for the faint of heart, with a glass floor suspended 344 metres high forming a 700 square metre terrace overlooking the Hudson River.
The outdoor sky deck is made of frameless glass panels, bravely tilted outwards.
There will be fifteen different viewpoints, from the stairway to the various balconies, to the most extreme point.

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An imposing work, designed by William Pedersen and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), with interiors by Rockwell Group, designed to redevelop and give new life to an area that has long been degraded and neglected.

Although The Edge is scheduled to open in just under a month, the race for tickets has already started, already on sale at a price ranging from $36 to $90, with the possibility of choosing between several packages.
You can, if you wish, accompany the visit with a glass of champagne or make a custom-made photo shoot.
The terrace is open every day from eight in the morning until midnight and there will also be a “Peak” restaurant where you can end the evening.

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The Edge, New York’s from 100th floor
The Edge, New York’s from 100th floor
The Edge, New York’s from 100th floor
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nGala Treehouse, un soggiorno da sogno in Sud Africa

nGala Treehouse, un soggiorno da sogno in Sud Africa

Emanuele D'Angelo · 2 weeks ago · Design

It opened a few days ago the exclusive nGala treehouse in South Africa in the middle of the Kruger Nature Park.
The luxurious treehouse is nothing more than a hotel, where you can stay to fully enjoy a unique experience, totally immersed in nature away from the chaos and noise of the city.

A remote night shelter, allows you to sleep in a safe and elevated structure, which is spread over 4 floors, about 12 meters high, a right mix between wild nature and luxury.
On the ground floor, there is a sumptuous kitchen, furnished in wood like all the rooms of the house.
The house also has a bridge with a bed located on the top floor and outdoors designed to sleep and dream literally under the stars.
A dream bathroom, with sumptuous interiors and a completely outdoor shower.
The dining room is located in a strategic place, where during meals you can enjoy exceptional sunsets.
The structure has a not indifferent green soul, it is completely powered by solar energy.

nGala treehouse is located in one of the most beautiful and isolated reserves and has several hectares in which to walk.
Photo safaris are constantly organized to allow guests to admire the very special species present, some of them endangered.
During the safari, guests may be lucky enough to see the two cubs of a white lion living in the private reserve of andBeyond, at the moment there are only three specimens in the world.
The ideal structure for a couple, is very safe while being completely isolated, for each trip or unexpected visits there is always a local guide.

nGala Treehouse, un soggiorno da sogno in Sud Africa
nGala Treehouse, un soggiorno da sogno in Sud Africa
nGala Treehouse, un soggiorno da sogno in Sud Africa
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The Seashell house, Wafai’s latest project

The Seashell house, Wafai’s latest project

Emanuele D'Angelo · 2 weeks ago · Design

“The Seashell house” has just been built in the Scandinavian peninsula by the Italian architectural firm Wafai.
A very small house, born from an unusual design inspired by the shape of a shell.
The architect with this project aims to promote sustainability and the environment also to the residential complexes through different features.

The main structure is built from glulam frames, fibre-reinforced, rigorously recycled and cut into pieces, so that each one forms with its own shade a particular play of colours, and are also filled with natural straw.

The house is mainly divided into three parts. The open space that contains the kitchen, dining room and living room, where the Wafai studio decided to place the sofa towards the window, so that you can have a visual contact with nature but not only, without televisions or other appliances. The sleeping area is furnished with two bedrooms with toilet facilities, with small internal gardens, to further consolidate the relationship between home and nature, with large roofless glass cylinders.
There is also a large outdoor area, with a swimming pool and a small green space that serves as a recreational area that blends in perfectly with the surrounding vegetation, emphasizing once again the connection with the natural environment.

The seashell house is a futuristic home naturally open space, with atypical shapes, in the heart of Scandinavia with a not indifferent green soul that makes it unique thanks to the attention to every single detail, as in all the projects of the studio.

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The Seashell house, Wafai’s latest project
The Seashell house, Wafai’s latest project
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Framlab and the solution to the agricultural crisis

Framlab and the solution to the agricultural crisis

Emanuele D'Angelo · 2 weeks ago · Art, Design

Framlab is an innovative architecture and design studio based in New York.
Founded by Andreas Tjeldflaat, Framlab is not just a studio, but aims to create unique objects and works for a better future and to try to give answers to today’s complex issues, such as climate change.

The last fantastic and complex project was carried out in Brooklyn, Framlab has created “Glasir”, structures similar to trees able to partially solve the problem of the agricultural crisis.
In fact, agriculture has always been at the basis of civilization, playing a primary role in our society. “Since the days of hunting and harvesting, the practice of cultivating land and farm animals has catapulted humanity forward – bringing new prosperity and development. However, the ancient form of agriculture is far removed from its industrialized counterpart today”.
Today, there are many solutions, but it is not long before Framlab has responded with a unique and revolutionary system for urban agriculture.
The project combines the flexibility of production with the efficiency of airplane growth systems, offering self-regulating vertical agricultural structures capable of supplying districts and other areas with zero km products at affordable prices all year round.

Glasir is a model composed of a single trunk that grows in a rhythmic and modular way, developing on different levels of branches. This system consists of ten modules – five growth, three production and two access modules. Each branch is interconnected, allowing Glasir to assemble in an infinite number of configurations and branches.
Through a complex system of elevation and distribution of the production modules, Framlab’s system enables extremely high yielding local production of vegetables and vegetables, and also aims to create a gradual change in the streets of Brooklyn with these futuristic structures.

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Framlab and the solution to the agricultural crisis
Framlab and the solution to the agricultural crisis
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