Goa Arkitektkontor is an Oslo based architecture studio, established in 2012 by Johannes Ludvigsen Goa, that provides planning, regulation and architectural design services. The studio has a philosophy that sees restrictions such as economy, building regulations and social attitudes as opportunities, believes in simplicity and, a little unusually, is not afraid to be banal. These ideas are neatly resolved through a new brand identity, which included a new logo, stationery set and leather folder, created by Heydays.
Function Engineering is described by Sagmeister & Walsh, the design studio behind their new brand identity, as specialising in “mechanical design and engineering for product development within, but not limited to consumer electronics, computing and networking, mobile, medical, robotics, entertainment, commercial and industrial equipment.”
Narrowing in on Function’s expertise in designing hinge and linkage mechanisms, Sagmeister & Walsh designed a new typographical brand identity system based on a pivot system that was then expanded into a series of icons, illustrations, animated logo and patterns which were then utilised in print and online.
MDD9 is a Hong Kong and London based multidisciplinary architectural and interior design studio, founded in 2009, that is engaged in a variety of building and construction projects that include new developments and renovations, urban planning, lighting, landscape and acoustic design. The studio’s visual identity, developed by Two Times Elliott, reflects the “dynamic outlook” of the individual architects as well as their collective and holistic interior and exterior approach, through a flexible typographical concept and material contrast, one that achieves both a communicative and aesthetic impact.