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Today China officially unveiled the world’s longest high-speed rail line! The 2,298-kilometer (1,428-mile) railway connects Beijing in the north to Guangzhou in the south, and it more than halves the travel time between the two cities. Trains running on the new high-speed line hit 300 kph (186 mph), cutting the total journey time by more than 12 hours.
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Architects: Matías Silva Aldunate Architect
Location: Comuna Vitacura, R.M
Collaborators: Eduardo Guimpert
Constructor: Rodrigo Cañas
Land Area: 4,000 sqm
Area: 140 sqm
Photographs : Courtesy of Matías Silva Aldunate Architect
The idea was to develop a workshop-studio that houses the arts and the entertainment of a Greek philanthropist. This is a different project that stimulates the senses and becomes a place that allows people feel disconnected and isolated from the urban environment. The land on which the loft is located is a large hill with big trees and abundant vegetation, where you can find spectacular views of the city. In order to maintain its status as a Park, we chose to work with the outdoor landscape by appropriating the vegetation of the neighbors since there are no fences.
We decided to make two separate locations that are located at each end of the ground and which are related by different internal routes, which were carefully designed.
Location 1: Workshop room, kitchen-dining room, Desk-Bedroom, and Bath-Sauna. The internal organization of the loft was based on a concrete floor plan. From the inside you can see the city through a vegetal portico of double height.
Location 2: Barbecue area, pool, bathroom and cellar. This place generates a transversal section in the natural terrain and organizes the loft in a linear way.
Both locations are related through different paths creating rest and contemplation areas.
The materials chosen are mainly striated concrete blocks and metal structures lined in rusted steel. These materials simultaneously become supports for climbing plants that will eventually convert large concrete walls into plant (green) walls. To enhance the vegetation we took advantage of the slope in order to conduct the waters and water the vegetation in a natural way. Also, the loft is integrated into a landscape of lush trees.
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The Spring/Summer 2013 collection from Daiki Suzuki‘s Engineered Garments continues to show a mastery and affinity for Americana with the preliminary preview for Spring 2013. Relying on a marine theme on a number of garments, imagery including Hawaiian flowers, anchors and other motifs are on display on shorts, wind breakers and short sleeve button-ups. The Spring 2013 collection can be perused and purchased online for between ¥18,900-¥40,950 JPY (approximately $220-$478 USD).
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Dually based in New York and Paris, creative collective Études recently put the finishing touches on its latest footwear project alongside Paraboot. Two models are included in the “Bleu Études” collection, each crafted from fine leather and honed on low-key detailing that reflects the meticulous approach undertaken. A low top SUBURBS edition is featured, boasting a horse bite toe box, 2-hole lace closure and articulated traction on the outsole. This is complemented by a hiking inspired SYNTH model that features a durable traction to match hiking lace details and a padded ankle. Available now through Études’ online store.
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