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like american counterpart CES, the IFA (internationale funkausstellung) show
in berlin is the leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances.
it runs from september 4 to 9, 2009.

don’t just play games. play sound session drums by ION audio industries.
have you ever wanted to play the drums, but live in an apartment or a neighborhood
where you can’t have the noise of an acoustic drumset?


the BDX2000 toshiba blu-ray disc player


world debut at IFA: LG F1443KD direct drive – 11kg washing machine

korean home appliance company LG developed ‘direct drive’ which enables a more practical,
space saving drum allocation. at the IFA LG presented the world’s first washing machine with
standard dimensions that is capable of handling 11 kg of washing: the LG F1443KD.
it includes a load size sensing indicator that checks the amount of laundry in the stainless
steel washing drum and automatically adjusts the quantity of water and power for optimum
cleaning results.


philips TV 56 PFL 9954 H

in real cinemascope format 21:9 (instead of the usual 16:9 format), the extra-wide TV is
aimed primarily at movie-fans.


philips robust collection

philips robust collection is a premium range of kitchen appliances inspired by amateur cooks
who demand durability and reliability from their kitchen essentials.

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exterior of korea furniture museum
image © designboom

a last chance to see our 184 images report on the korea furniture museum and seongnakwon.
due to an unforeseen delay in administrative policies, we were asked to suspend temporarily
the publication of images of the exhibited furniture, until the final opening of museum.
see them here

in october 2008, designboom visited the korean furniture museum and seongnakwon.
with a collection of more than 1,500 pieces of varied traditional furniture pieces,
the korean furniture museum completed an ambitious building project to become the most
comprehensive private museum of its kind. it took 12 years to rebuild the compound of hanoak.
the museum is dedicated to provide insight understanding into traditional korean lifestyle.
seongnakwon is a garden of the joseon dynasty, it was owned by the minister shim sang eung
in joseon cheoljong rule (1831-1863), and was also used as a villa for the 5th prince of king gojong,
prince euichin (1852-1919).


garden of the museum
image © designboom


collection of furniture carved on wood, late joseon dynasty
image © designboom


cheak-gwe, boxes for books, late joseon dynasty, 19th century
image © designboom


a collection of mother-of-pearl inlay furniture (najeon)
image © designboom


door and handle of the wardrobe
image © designboom


general view of the seoknackwon from the garden
image © designboom


living room of the house
image © designboom

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An amazing glass/lighting work to recover an unused space in the 1810 building for the Grand National Library in Santiago, Chile. The new space becomes a reading room open for the public. Thanks to Flip360 you can navigate the project, in panoramic mode:

More images after the break:

Architects: A+F Arquitectos – Cristián Ayçaguer F., Cristián Ferrari C., Carlos Cavagnaro I.
Location: Santiago, Chile
Acoustics: Acusticos.cl, Mario Parma
Structural Engineering: RSA Ingeniería, Raúl Sepúlveda
Electrical Engineering: Incoseelig, Bruno Meneses
Lighting: DIAV, Ximena Muñoz y Paulina Villalobos
Contractor: Faser, Rodrigo Beltrán
Total room Area: 400 sqm
Lecture Room Area: 125 sqm
Project year: 2006
Construction year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Eduardo Cifuentes

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the visiting public interacts with the wall through gestures of shadow puppets

olson sundberg kundig allen (OSKA) architects is responsible for the design of the new ‘whatcom museum’.
located in bellingham, washington state, the concept behind museum’s modern design is to bring
as much activity as there is on the inside of the building, to the outside. the project is still in progress,
but the focus of the new art and history institution will be a 36-foot-tall, 180-foot-long translucent wall,
known as ‘the lightcatcher’, which will act as a backdrop to the building’s central courtyard.
the installation of this wall is meant to encourage the public to participate and engage in activities
surrounding the museum.

a silver level, LEED registered building, the ‘whatcom museum’ will house a green roof above the lobby,
include a rain water harvesting system, double-skin curtain wall glazing on the lightcatcher wall,
and natural ventilation in public gathering spaces.


the wall can also be used for video or image projections


‘the lightcatcher’ illuminated at night


the wall creates a backdrop for the museum’s central courtyard, a gathering place for the public


a general view of how the wall will be incorporated into the museum’s new design


progress being made on the museum’s focal point

more
OSKA architects: http://www.oskaarchitects.com

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