In The Spotlight #2

Review of the week

Text by Porto Fashion Makers Team
Insights In the Spotlight
September 22, 2014 17:16

R2 at European Design Awards

© R2 design

Lizá Ramalho’s and Artur Rebelo’s design studio, R2, in Porto, was deemed “Agency of the Year 2014” by the European Design Awards. Some of the team’s projects were also acclaimed: Jornal dos Arquitectos was distinguished in the best magazine category, and the book Collecting Collections and Concepts, commissioned by Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture, was awarded silver.


The Hedonist - Manheim, Germany


© Nuno Pimenta

Architects Nuno Pimenta, Frederico Tavares de Pinho and Miguel C. Tavares have designed a hotel bedroom, a miniature version of one of Mies Van der Rohe’s buildings, for Theater der Welt 2014 Festival, in Manheim, in Germany. On a 250€ budget, their transparent bedroom walls stand where the Neckar flows into the Rhine and overlooks BASF’s factory, the world’s leading chemical industry. From 23rd May to 8th June, and for only 25€ a night, you can enjoy the dualism between nature and industry these architects from Porto have crafted, however, truth be told, the hotel is overbooked already.


Ana Aragão on the other side of the world


© Ana Aragão, Casa International, Dpi Taiwan

Upon her work having made the cover of Casa International, a Beijing based design magazine, the illustrator Ana Aragão presses on on the other side of the world, this time in this month’s edition of Dpi Taiwan, together with other international illustrators. Boasting 16 years of experience, this magazine is a reference for illustrators, where their work takes the stage. The Porto based illustrator's work could not be a miss.