We are proud to announce that SCENTER and EARSHELL, two products designed by kawamura-ganjavian, will be exhibited at the Instant Design (Second Chapter: Usable Actions) show in the Triennale di Milano (Milan, Italy) between the 8th February and the 3rd April 2011. The exhibition is curated by Federica Sala and Michela Pelizzari.
kawamura-ganjavian presents GIRAFFE a portable spatial divider. Contemporary office spaces are based on the flexible open plan principle. However, this lay out jeopardizes individual space and dilutes group dynamics.
The ARQUIA-Proxima travelling exhibition will open at Lasalle University in Barcelona on 10th January 2011 till 4th February 2011. The exhibition, designed by kawamura-ganjavian in collaboration with Studio Banana, features a selection of recent Architecture graduates as well as the best projects built in the last two years by young architectural offices in Spain.
kawamura-ganjavian, tutors of architectural design at the IE Architecture School, will be travelling between 9th-14th January 2011 with their group of students through the Alentejo region in Portugal as part of an on-going territorial study and research into alternative applications of cork.
kawamura-ganjavian is pleased to announce that the Architecture exhibition "Humanizar la Ciudad", organized by Santa&Cole, in which the studio is participating with an installation entitled "Intimate Atomospheres", will travel to Barcelona after being exhibited in Madrid. It will open its doors at the beginning of February 2011 at their Santísima Trinidad del Monte showroom.
Contemporary domestic spaces tend to be sleek and cool but often miss cosy intimate corners. Oyster is a versatile piece of furniture. When folded it is a cushion, when unfolded it creates a cosy and comfortable private shelter.
kawamura-ganjavian is pleased to announce our 2 lectures in Japan. Firstly as guests of artist Kohei Nawa in Kyoto at the Sandwich platform for contemporary art on 28th October 2010 at 19:00 (local time). Secondly during the Tokyo Designers Week at the Japain event on 30th October 2010 at 11:00 as guests of ICEX.
The modular partition system STICKINGRINGS will be exhibited at the INTERIEUR 2010 design biennale in Belgium (15th-24th October 2010). This system allows the creation of walls assembling its rings freely, intuitively and in a very fast way. The adjustable density and porosity of the resulting screen generates different degrees of privacy.
The competition entry developed in summer 2010 by kawamura-ganjavian, in collaboration with NOR architectes and ARUP, for a secondary school in Bassecourt, Switzerland, was awarded the 4th prize. The project is notable for its harmonious dialogue with the existing school building, its welcoming and warm atmosphere and the careful landscaping of the gardens and courtyards.
kawamura-ganjavian is pleased to announce the Architecture exhibition "Humanizar la Ciudad" in which the studio is participating with an installation entitled "Intimate Atomospheres". The exhibition is curated by Juan Mera and will take place at the Santa & Cole showroom in Madrid (C/Santiago Bernabéu 6). The opening ceremony will be on 6th October 2010 at 20:00.
BINPAN, designed by kawamura-ganjavian, has received the 3rd prize (Bronze Haechi) in the international contest "design for all" organized by designboom and the Seoul design fair 2010. 5175 designers from 103 countries participated in the contest. BINPAN is a dustbin when it stands up and a dustpan when it lies down; a very convenient hybrid for office and domestic environments.
kawamura-ganjavian, in collaboration with NOR architectes, submitted their entry for a multigenerational building in Gland, Switzerland. The project mixes housing for elderly and young together with a nursery, a health centre and a community room.
A series of CATERPILLAR benches, designed by kawamura-ganjavian, will be exhibited at the concept store Autour du Mond during the Maison&Objet domestic design fair in Paris between the 3rd and 5th September 2010.
kawamura-ganjavian have been invited to participate in Design Act giving a Master Class on the 1st September 2010 entitled "An excursion from the city to the tip of your finger". Design Act will take place between 31st August and 5th September 2010 in Moscow, Russia.