Case studies

Lascaux International Centre for Parietal Art

Located in Dordogne, Montignac, the cave of Lascaux is an UNESCO World Heritage Site listed in 1979, it is one of the most prestigious archaeological finds of the 20th century. One of the...

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BOFFO Show House

Ghiora Aharoni’s dynamic installation for the BOFFO Show House in New York reimagines the concept of the workspace. BOFFO is a New York-based non-profit organisation ‘that produces creative...

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The Open Collections space of the Zurich Design Museum

“Place of power”, “cultural hybrid”, “art factory” – the headlines alone for the opening of the Toni-Areal in Zurich show that this extraordinary project stimulates the imagination. For almost ten...

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The gateway to information

Originally established in the nineteenth century to train the workforce employed within the local shipping industry, today Portsmouth University has a student population of over 20,000 and offers a...

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Modular Museum Furniture in Paris

Modern storage units by USM compliment the elegant aesthetics of one of the most renowned museums in the world, located in the City of Light. From modular storage located in the museum's elegant...

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ECAL Art School – Freedom for Ideas

A former textile factory offers open, spacious loft structures with USM furniture incorporated in various different ways, supporting diverse ways of working – creating ideal conditions for students...

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Louvre in the north The opening of the Louvre-Lens in December 2012 at a former mining site in northern France caused a great stir. With 900,000 visitors in its first year, the gamble on...

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Biblioteca Tiraboschi by Mario Botta

Tiraboschi – A New Centerpiece in the Bergamo Library Network The architectural qualities that characterize so many of Mario Botta's buildings worldwide can also be found in this library: a...

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A beautiful school

The École Duperré was founded in 1864 to train young girls in sewing and the arts. One hundred fifty years later, the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré (Duperré Academy of Applied Arts), as...

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Art Behind Glass

Some of the biggest names in design were once students here: Nissan’s Shiro Nakamura, Audi’s Satoshi Wada and Panasonic’s Toyoyuki Uematsu. Musashino Art University (MAU) is famous not only in Japan...

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