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Winery Esporão

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FRIGO

Home Adventures on Cooling by Evaporation

Vol.01

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G.pt

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Observation

If you can look, observe!

invisible-reality

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Density

Even if not always very evident, we like to see the different design scales – from cities to products – as related: the design of the bigger scale (cities) dictates the design of the smaller scales (buildings first and products next). Urban Density being one of the key factors in contemporary urban planning and urban design, will consequently determine the spaces we live and work in (buildings), as well as the way we live and work inside those spaces (products).

To look at products from this point of view, opens up an exciting working field: how urban density determines the products we use as well as its design. This justifies the research about new product typologies, as well as the reformulation of “old” ones generating newfunctional outcomes.

tap

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tealight

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Form Function Feeling

For better or for worse, the World became more complex than the phrase coined by Louis Henri Sullivan: “form follows function”. Socially, things got to a level where technology forms functions that stimulate feelings. As we see it, form follows technology in order to master a certain function that stimulates a feeling relevant in social terms.

As designers we are interested about the process of form-giving in a social and urban context – or (in)formation as we would rather see it. We want to explore how applied technology interferes and dictates our social/urban tissue. Our highest goal is to emotionally master technology in order to (in)form matter so function and feeling get perfectly formed and therefore socially relevant.

Step

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fsb

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Tea Set

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The Exciting Old

As a critical response to what seems to be a global trend – the constant look for new excitement – we like to focus on the old and let ourselves be excited about it. Whenever we succeed on doing this and excitement happens, we think that we might get others excited about it as well.

vista-alegre

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The Big Scale

We are professionally interested in the relationship between the different design scales – from cities to products. Albeit our core attention in the office is clearly on products, whenever we find it relevant, being it urban planing or architecture, we like to tackle the bigger scale. We tend do so in collaboration with architectural practices, taking advantage of the added value of interdisciplinary teams with independent organizational structures.

The bigger design scale gives us the possibility to perform a deeper research on social, urban and economical aspects defining Human behavior and its evolution. By immersing ourselves in the bigger picture, we can extend our research into areas of interest that go much deeper into Human nature (or what it became to be), than what we can do when we focus exclusively on products. Product design, either we like it or not, is currently very much constrained by a highly complex array of commercial and marketing rules and regulations, rather dictatorial and that we do not seem to be going away from anytime soon. We don’t see this aspect as a necessary good, but we also like to think that it doesn’t need to be necessarily bad. Either way, it is here, it’s real and we need to live with it! Our incursions on the bigger design scale are also giving us the tools for better questioning this topic and work on it on our daily practice.

 

RISO - 01

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sal

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urbanparkscape

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