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October Issue #50

October Issue #50

Light My Path

Dear Readers,

Autumn is here! For some, the sun is setting rather early now so it becomes even more important to ensure proper street lighting. In our article “Outdoor Lighting for Public Spaces”, we focus on a few exemplary projects around the globe; in “City Spotlight: Barcelona and its Lighting Designs”, we talk to professionals about how the city is getting lit up by a growing number of design creatives.

Autumn might also mean raking up leaves into a pile and jumping in. Yes, we’re all kids at heart and to celebrate we’ve got a special piece on the Five Fields Play Structure by Matter Design.

As you read this issue, you should find your inner yogi, get inspired by great winery designs, learn the best ways to implement natural light into buildings and more. We also take you to Art Jakarta, Cersaie and 100% Design.


Erin Tallman, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2018

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    Kingborough, Tasmania, successfully adopts solar-powered lighting solution

    In outdoor public spaces, lighting plays several important roles from illuminating the pathway at night to becoming an architectural tool. Simultaneously, it often faces infrastructure and light pollution challenges. Several recent projects demonstrate lighting’s flexibility in its capacity to embellish an...

    Courtesy of Matter Design

    The Five Fields development is a neighborhood in Lexington, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, that was designed in the early 50s around 8 acres of common land. It was designed by the Architects Collaborative to create a sense of community and fight against “social loneliness” with a playground, swimming pool and frog...

    The Xiu Xiu, a projection mapping project. Courtesy of artec3 studio.

    ArchiExpo e-Magazine interviewed Onionlab, pioneers in 3D projection mapping, and professors from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC School) and discovered how Barcelona gets lit up by a growing number of design creatives. Barcelona has become the place to visit in regards to viewing the best innovative...

    Bodega Ysios – Rioja. Courtesy of architect Santiago Calatrava

    Rioja, Spain, is known for its elaborately designed wineries. To play on such exuberant design, the students of the Yale School of Architecture were asked to design a world-class winery and hotel complex. The project required students to confront the social, economic and environmental challenges involved in such an...

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    The Berco. Photo courtesy of Se7e.

    September—Innovation and surprise reigned at the 24th edition of 100% Design—and that was contrived. This year, the annual design event covering interior furnishings during the London Design Festival, running September 19-22 at Olympia, London, came with fresh new programming. 100% Forward focused on eight emerging...

    Vetrite Gem Glass. Courtesy of Sicis.

    September—Italy’s tile fair Cersaie selected the mosaic manufacturer Sicis as the winner of this year’s award for the most colorful booth. The company’s new Vetrite Gem Glass series captivated the public through a magical pizazz. Sicis uses special techniques and processes to combine gemstones and glass in order to...


    August—Art Jakarta 2018 celebrates its ten-year anniversary as a contemporary art fair where collectors, dealers, artists and art enthusiasts meet and interact. To commemorate its tenth year, the ‘10 for 10’ acted as a museum-like exhibition featuring ten art installations, notably The Irony of Ruralism by...

    Courtesy of GIF-Lumière

    In July of 2018, GIF-Lumière released the Natural Zenith Lighting Guide for industrial, commercial and service buildings. Sunlight offers numerous health benefits such as regulating our internal clock, helping to maintain sleep-wake cycles, and improving concentration, alertness and mood. Bringing sunlight indoors...

    After nearly five years of meticulously restoring the Victorian-era Temperate House, the architectural team at Kew Gardens reached a key moment: They installed a giant rain-making machine above the building to simulate the infamous British weather and make sure that precious plants would be protected. When the glass...

    @ Julie Defrance

    The slogan “leave your shoes and your worries at the door” gives you an idea of the kind of place Villa Yoga aspires to be. Located just outside the city of Lille, Villa Yoga is a center that aims to provide an introduction to spirituality and living in harmony with nature in a positive, inspiring environment....


    Monica Hutchings

    Monica Hutchings is a Canadian writer and translator from Toronto who has worked on everything from technical descriptions to academic journals. She is also our in-house copy editor.

    Mairi Beautyman

    Mairi Beautyman is a journalist based out of Berlin. She’s been writing about design and architecture since 2001.

    Frederick Bernas

    Frederick Bernas is a journalist, filmmaker and photographer living in Latin America.

    Erin Tallman

    American artist Erin Tallman is a journalist for various online publications and is the Editor in Chief of ArchiExpo e-magazine. She has published three books, including her first novel.

    Vanessa Liwanag

    Vanessa Liwanag, is an MBA alumni of the prestigious Mod’Art International in Paris and founder of Creative Talents Worldwide.

    Hilary Edesess

    Hilary Edesess is a freelance journalist based in Marseille, France. She blogs about culture, art and urban design.

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