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Twin Lotus

Upon arrival at the Noi Bai international airport visitors are welcomed by twin murals depicting lotus ponds in full bloom. The lotus, the national flower of Vietnam, was selected as the focus for 2 impressive 720 sq. meter outdoor murals painted on the facade of the T2 terminal. For over 2 months, lead designer Thu Thuy and New Hanoi Arts company worked creating these 15 meter high murals which were unveiled in January 2019. The blooming lotus reflecting in the pool and in the terminal’s glass windows, creates a sense of endless beauty and peace, a surrealism first impression of Hanoi.

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Up

A minimalistic design in solid wood with respect for the materials and our environment. UP is a high-quality circular kitchen using recycled wood from the exclusive and world-renowned flooring manufacturer Dinesen. UP is inspired by the classic craftsman kitchen. It is aesthetic, but at the same time helping to solve existing global issues. The natural qualities and recycling possibilities of materials have been essential to the design.

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The Urban Serene

The self-service library station at HK Cultural Centre is the second station launched in Hong Kong, which provide 24-hours borrow and return service to the public. It takes reference from the unique architectural features of the HK Cultural Centre. The modern and minimal design brings highlight to the left-over space and provides a comfortable and functional library station to the public. The design will serve as a prototype for library stations at other districts with insertion of different materials and transparencies into the generic structural frame to suit various site conditions.

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UNAwheel Mini

UNAwheel Mini is a brand new product, which uniquely combines a sleek minimalistic design with advanced electric motor technology and lighweight patented structure. Unique maneuverability, dual soft suspension, puncture proof tire and powerful motor make driving through city streets comfortable and easy. UNAwheel Mini fits almost all wheelchairs on the worldwide market and brings enjoyment, mobility and independance to anyone on a wheelchair.

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Alphathreat

Over 420 million children live in war-ravaged countries today. Their world is one of destruction, desolation and despair - something that's entirely unimaginable in peaceful countries. Directed at parents in peaceful countries, Alphathreat sheds light on the atrocities that these children are subjected to. It reimagines the English alphabet to achieve this. With a spread dedicated to each letter of the alphabet, Alphathreat highlights the plight of these children. Each spread consists of an illustration that resembles a letter, a nursery rhyme and a fact tying them together.

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Timeless

The owner bought Crawfordton House in Scotland in April 2013, striving to restore the original taste of the ancient Scottish nobility, and compatible with modern life. The characteristics and historical deposits of the ancient castle are preserved with original flavour. The design aesthetics and regional culture of different centuries collide with artistic sparks in the same space.

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