Category: Salute to Originals

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Living Lighting

    As designers, we’re constantly looking for new ways to revamp and advance our creations. Sometimes that means implementing a new material or new technology. But sometimes, the key to advancing a design is pure science. It’s no secret that light comes from a number of sources that use both natural and artificial processes in order […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Art on Wheels

    Taxis aren’t typically regarded as a glamorous of method of travel. Usually scrunched into an outdated, stuffy, and grimy back seat, most patrons can’t wait to bolt from those yellow doors as soon as the brakes hit at their stop. But if you’re a passenger in India, on the other hand, you might just decide […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Utopian Bodies

    When thinking about utopia, most designers will recall imagined societies and cityscapes that we learned in architectural history books. Envisioned by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier, utopia in the architectural realm is rendered with broad strokes, at the scale of urban planning and building massing. Seldom do we pause to think […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Claymation Lights Up!

    As designers in the architectural realm, we appreciate the intensity of work derived from other creative artists such as film directors or photographers.  Of particular interest to our team are those creators whose accomplishments combine art and an extensive knowledge of lighting techniques. Stop motion animation is a technique that physically manipulates objects in a […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Physical Pigment Library

    Most designers seem to instinctively gravitate towards black, white and gray (honestly, what doesn’t look good in one of these hues?). But for those of us with a passion for color – or the science behind it –  there’s a place where you can be completely surrounded by all the brilliant hues from famous artworks, […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Pantone for Pop Culture

    You’ve probably heard by now that the Pantone colors of the year are Rose Quartz and Serenity. These are the hues that are supposed to define and influence colors for the year. But there’s one particular pop culture icon – or family, should we say –  that will not be making wardrobe changes based on […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Musical Highways

    We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, we’re suckers for the details. Creating projects with strange – or seemingly impossible – engineering criteria really gets our creative wheels turning. But we also love the miniscule details where a couple millimeters really make the difference between a lackluster project and a phenomenal one. And […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Feeling is Believing

    Museums are meccas for art and culture lovers. There are countless works to inspire, indulge, and admire – that is, of course, if you can see. Museums aren’t exactly “touch” friendly, making the pastime of viewing classical art a moot endeavor for anyone visually impaired. (How tough would it be always hearing about the Mona […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Not Michelangelo’s Kind of Mural

    Europe has no shortage of stunning churches and chapels. With massive vaulted ceilings, meticulous architectural details, and incredibly intricate life-like murals adorning the walls and ceilings, it’s no wonder these buildings draw admirers from all over the world. But as if there wasn’t already enough reason to look up, one artist has used technology to […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Seasonal Sections

    Our team has an (un)healthy obsession with section details. Hand us a drawing set, and we’ll skip over the plans and elevations straight to that technical wall section. Take us to a jobsite, and you’ll likely find us trying to pull something apart to get an inside view of the construction. But this obsession doesn’t […]

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