565 Broome Soho, Renzo Piano’s luxury

565 Broome Soho, Renzo Piano’s luxury

Collater.al Contributors · 3 weeks ago · Design

Renzo Piano, the famous Italian architect, recently completed his last work in the center of New York: the 565 Broome Soho. This is the architect’s first residential building in the American city and was designed in collaboration with the Italian real estate company Globale Bizzi & Partners Development.
Once a refuge for a generation of artists, despite its evolution, Soho has continued to be a meeting point between art and culture and this is why the residence was built in this very neighborhood.

The project comprises two structures joined by a common base and contains 115 luxury apartments created to maximize the space and the view that offers a 360-degree view of the entire city and the Hudson River. Depending on where each apartment is located, you can enjoy a magical view of the whole of Manhattan from the Empire State Building to the World Trade Center. The special feature of the building is the presence of large, bright windows made up of ultra-transparent glass that make the exterior facade shinier. This makes the structure seem to integrate perfectly into the landscape.

In order to access the 565 Broome Soho, you have to cross a private path with direct access. The house has the latest automated parking technology with 40 parking spaces, each of which is equipped with a full capacity electric charging station. The project was designed to make the facility the first high-end, “zero waste” residential building in New York City.
On-site wellness services include a heated indoor pool, changing rooms, a fitness center, and a sauna. Residents can also enjoy a rooftop pool with views of the city skyline, a library, and a bar.

The interiors of the structure, on the other hand, were designed and built in collaboration with the French interior design studio Dumas Architecture Intérieure (RDAI), which has developed an approach that creates elegant spaces by emphasizing the quality of design and the craftsmanship of materials.

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A world without the sunlight: graphics by Devansh Atray

A world without the sunlight: graphics by Devansh Atray

Claudia Fuggetti · 3 weeks ago · Design

It’s a world where it’s never a day that Devansh Atray graphic design represents, the only lights that populate his universe are neon lights. This inevitably brings us back to Blade Runner, in particular to the color palette of the last chapter Blade Runner 2049 by Denis Villeneuve.

The scenes proposed by Devansh are inspired by a dystopian reality, in which the human figure is reduced to a mere presence almost evanescent: it is implied, but never explicitly shows his face.

The real protagonist is the future, nature takes its place again, as you can guess from the words “You are my destiny” and “The future is fucked“, which almost makes look soft punx’s NO FUTURE and transforms it into a certain destiny.

What do you think?

Take a look at our gallery and visit Devansh Atray’s Instagram profile.

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In Kenya, seawater becomes drinkable thanks to GivePower

In Kenya, seawater becomes drinkable thanks to GivePower

Giulia Guido · 3 weeks ago · Design

Before talking about the project signed GivePower, it seems to us to give some useful data. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in three people today has poor access to water and sanitation and, although the situation has slowly improved over the past twenty years, about 2.2 billion people still do not have safe access to drinking water. This condition is most consistent in developing and underdeveloped countries, where the problem of water makes life a continuous struggle against diseases and viruses. 

Fortunately, the agencies and organizations that try in every way to solve these situations are growing and one of them seems to have found the ideal solution. It is, as we mentioned at the beginning, GivePower that in the small Kenyan village of Kiunga has recently completed the installation of a desalinator that transforms the water of the nearby Indian Ocean into drinking water. 

In addition, the most surprising aspect is that the entire system works thanks to a roof of solar panels that can purify about 75,000 liters of water per day. 

On the GivePower website, where it is specified that with a donation of 20 euros a person can be assured of drinking water for 10 years, the project can be financially supported and everyone else discovered. 

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Ninehours, the new hotel capsule in Osaka

Ninehours, the new hotel capsule in Osaka

Collater.al Contributors · 2 weeks ago · Design

Japanese hotel chain Ninehours recently opened its second hotel in Osaka near Namba Station.
The project was entrusted to Naruse Inokuma Architects, who built a capsule hotel. Unlike many other hotels where quality is often neglected, the studio decided to improve the guest’s stay experience by improving the structure and services offered. To do this, the architects designed a hotel divided into four different rooms that correspond to the four phases of the living room: the reception, the corridor, the living room and finally the spaces containing the sleeping cabins.

The Ninehours was designed with a totally new formula of hotel capsules, which enhances the image and brings a certain level of functionality and comfort to the guest, ensuring a high-quality experience. For this reason, the details, colors, materials of the furniture and lighting most suitable for each environment have been chosen with the utmost care.

Furnished in a minimalist style, guests can check-in 24 hours a day and use the facilities for a minimum of one hour. Once past the reception, guests are invited to use the lockers (separated between men and women) and place their belongings and, after that, the nightwear is given. Then we move on to the shower area where guests can wash with products provided directly by the hotel such as shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, and then go to sleep in the capsules and enjoy a quiet and undisturbed sleep. In fact, each mini-room offers a soundproofing service so that guests can rest in the best possible way.

All chain facilities are located in strategic areas of the city and are usually less than three minutes from major airports, train stations or the city center.

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Song Ball, a song to give to those you love

Song Ball, a song to give to those you love

Collater.al Contributors · 2 weeks ago · Design

Until the ’90s, when we wanted to listen to a song, we would turn on the CD player or the stereo and it would start. With the modern culture of listening to music on Spotify’s online playlists or via streaming services, the custom of giving a friend or loved one a CD, a vinyl record or even, if we really want to feel old, a tape has practically disappeared. Finding all this today is a mirage at least that you don’t go to a vintage discography store or buy your favorite singer’s latest album vinyl on Amazon -obviously in case the format was on the market. Pierpaolo Lazzarini, an Italian designer, wanted to find a solution by recreating the physical touch of music – now lost – inventing the “Song Ball” a small customizable object that contains only one special song.

The Song Ball, which the designer describes as a small “musical jewel”, allows those who buy it to put inside it the song you want to give. With a diameter of 3 cm, the ball can be customized and made of different materials: plastic, wood or precious metal. The ball is, therefore, a sort of mini case that, once turned on, reproduces the chosen song in a loop.
Each Song Ball is delivered with the name of the artist or band, the title of the song chosen and the year in which it was given engraved along its circumference.

Since each song represents a unique and memorable moment, the possibilities of customization are countless. You can record an individual message or a signature. The ball is given in a package that also contains the lyrics of the chosen song.

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