Archive for: OCTOBER 28, 2009

28.10.2009
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Finally, the long awaited Treehouse Hotel in Jardim da Estrela opened its doors to the public on 25 October.

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This experimental architecture and design project questions the universal processes of creating cities and architecture vis a vis universal values of human life, making its visitors reflect on urban evolution. In tree houses we find memories, new thoughts and, through our imagination, we place ourselves as observers, outside the world we live in. That is the only way we can be critical and arrive at new levels of discovery and other platforms of understanding.

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Go see it - and stay a night if you dare… Visit the Blog for Bookings.


28.10.2009
16:15

Following the “Gosta de ti” national campaign, where people were encouraged to hand over old and used items in exchange for a can of Coca Cola Light for the purpose of “rejuvenated design products” by established Portuguese designers, a workshop was held on 22 October at the Lounging Space for first year design students.

The Workshop was organised by EXD and coordinated by designers, Hugo Tornelo, Susana Antonio and Pedro Sottomayor. Based on the “Gosta de ti” exhibition at the Lounging Space, 35 students from product design, fashion design, interior design and communication design were invited to work on recycling a range of objects from clothing items to bags and boxes. Items were selected from the impressive “Gosta de ti” country wide collection.

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The first part of the workshop was a briefing session of the Coca Cola Light brand and the second part involved the development of the proposals. The importance of design and recycling resonated throughout the workshop session. Notable points for young designers.

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