Standard Dose the first CBD-based wellness experience

Standard Dose the first CBD-based wellness experience

Collater.al Contributors · 7 months ago · Design

Standard Dose is committed to the pursuit of well-being through the natural benefits of CBD. She fixed the flag, opening up a three floors space in New York’s iconic NoMad neighborhood. The aim is to introduce different practices that aim at well-being and a deep understanding of one’s body through natural relaxation.

Among the services available there is also a tea bar serving herbal teas and personalized blends for detoxification, prevention, and healing. The walls are white and all the furniture is in wood and marble – wood for the base, marble for the top. In addition to a careful selection of products based on plants and CBD of the highest quality, Standard Dose offers daily yoga and meditation courses, educational workshops, and spa services, with the ability to book private and guided sessions.

The spaces are entirely painted in soft pink, some walls are tiled – the tiles are square, small in size and also pink and translucent. The spaces are spacious and airy, to the sides of which there are recesses in the wall that serve as bases for the display of products on sale. A majestic marble counter fills the main room, giving the final touch to a fine, elegant and relaxed aesthetic – what is needed for a service concept like this. Large arches divide rooms without doors. Modern style supplies are white, from chairs to washbasins to vases – in fact, there is a large number of plants around all spaces.

The relaxing path is further enriched with the installation of a therapeutic skylight CoeLux – a leading Italian company in the lighting sector – which visually reproduces the behavior of the earth’s atmosphere. It has been shown that it supports the processes of mental rest, reduces stress, increases the sense of comfort and emotional well-being and improves cognitive functions. A special feature of this room is the large cushions positioned on the floor like a seat. All you have to do is go and try all these wonderful services.

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Text by Elisa Scotti

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Takasaki Masaharu, the architecture from the cosmos

Takasaki Masaharu, the architecture from the cosmos

Claudia Fuggetti · 7 months ago · Design

Takasaki Masaharu, born in 1953, is one of the most interesting and original architects working in Tokyo today, best known for his creativity in the creation of cosmic architectures.

It is curious to note that although the artist has been creating very interesting structures for over twenty years, he is not well known outside Japan. It should be added, however, that recently the Japanese Institute of Architects awarded him as the most important young architect in the country.

Takasaki’s projects combine organic and mythological. He describes his architecture as an “environmental being” that connects humanity with the cosmos. These philosophies are manifested in the use of egg-shaped elements, diffused light to create mystical interiors, columns and inclined planes.

The Kagoshima Observatory in southeast Japan was built in 1995 and was to be an important astral observation site. The small red buildings at the foot of the structure house several laboratories and were originally designed for researchers.

Unfortunately, the work in question never got the recognition hoped for and due and today is assiduously assaulted by tourists, who consider it an extremely original and unique construction.

Check out Takasaki Masaharu’s Instagram profile here and the book Takasaki Masaharu: An Architecture of Cosmology.

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Art of the past blends with indie music in the Quadri Indie profile

Art of the past blends with indie music in the Quadri Indie profile

Giulia Guido · 7 months ago · Design

From time to time I like to offer you some Instagram profiles that I find and discover during the immense hours I spend shrugging my Home. What I want to talk about today is called Quadri Indie and takes up a trend already seen on social, but with something more. 

The idea, as you can read in the bio profile, is to be “the link between the world of indie and the world of art. You are probably wondering what you will find in the gallery: an endless series of paintings, from Picasso to Van Gogh, but also works of art such as Love and Psyche by Canova and much more, all accompanied by short sentences. The peculiarity of the latter is that they are all verses of well-known songs by inide singers, from Carl Brave to Frah Quintale, which fit perfectly to the subject. 

Quadri Indie will certainly manage to get a laugh out of you and perhaps make you appreciate indie music more. 

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Lien Thong House, the perfect combination of innovation and simplicity

Lien Thong House, the perfect combination of innovation and simplicity

Collater.al Contributors · 7 months ago · Design

Vietnamese studio 6717 has designed the Lien Thong House in An Phu, which does not betray the style, materials and mood of the collective’s previous works. The house has a strong visual impact on the surrounding environment, the structure is completely white with an international/contemporary style, with square cuts on the facades and a truly unique shape.
It is very reminiscent of the architecture of Alejandro Aravena – Pritzker Prize 2016 – in particular, the Innovation Center of the University of Santiago in Chile, or the project for the church of San Paolo Apostolo in Foligno by Massimiliano Fuksas.

About 70 square meters in size, it was designed for a young family including parents and young children, consisting of large open spaces, long stairs and a bench in the living room, become seats where you can relax and read a book. The interior design is minimal, with dark wood floors and stairs, glass parapets and rooms without structural limitations that allow you to control children even when you are not in the same room or on the same floor.

The house has a double structure and between one and the other the balconies, which overlook the squared openings of the facades, are finished. This unusual system mediates the sunlight coming from the west and the large windows that we find around the perimeter of the house, allow an excellent flusso of air between the rooms. On the second and third floors there are small gardens with half-height plants that reflect sunlight.

In this way, the main spaces of the house become cooler. The Lien Thong House ends with a large roof terrace and glass wells designed to illuminate the central part of the house and also designed to take full advantage of natural light and minimize the use of electricity. There is also a rainwater collection tank.

It is clear at a glance that by studying and exploiting the natural phenomena of the surrounding environment, you can implement smart solutions and not too expensive.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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Creators – The Italian collective HPO

Creators – The Italian collective HPO

Collater.al Contributors · 7 months ago · Design

For this second appointment, we are pleased to introduce you to the HPO, a new collective born in 2017. HPO took shape around the Architecture Faculty of Ferrara, as a reaction to a condition of boredom after days of Brazilian samba and Swiss precision. 

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They started organizing lectures, events and workshops as students and suddenly it became the opportunity to understand the architect’s position “reducing the distance between what we are taught architecture is and what architecture can actually be – they say – this experience led us to the idea that making is better than rendering, creating our own opportunity to actively take part in the architectural scene. HPO is an experiment aiming to cross the line between an architectural practice and a cleaning agency.” A real interdisciplinary experience.

Supercinema is one of their latest works. They transformed Piazza Gobetti in an open cinema. Here there was the first multiplex in Ferrara named Apollo, a place of celebration and aggregation and HPO realized an installation made by two construction fences assembled with a polycarbonate screen and a projector support form a simple device, a segment repeated ten times along the longitudinal axis of the square. Ten different stories through audiovisual material produced by the “ilturco” cultural association.

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Text by Bianca Felicori

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