• Archive for: October, 2015

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    “I was in practice for one month when the university asked me if I’d like to teach,” award-winning Australian architect Glenn Murcutt said during the press conference at Cersaie 2015. In addition to Yale in the United States, universities in Ireland, Denmark, Finland and others have been inviting Murcutt to teach...

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    Ah, the place of fashion and design. France welcomed architecture professionals at the tradeshow Architects@Work in Marseille October, 2015. The space allowed visitors the opportunity to check out the latest in lighting with companies such as Belgium’s Delta Light and the Netherland’s QisDesign. In addition to...

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    Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings, reeled in architects from around the world to check out the latest. As fashion leads, this year’s trends were identified during the press conference by Sabina Magrini, Regional Secretary of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism,...

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    Cersaie 2015 announced progress in the Italian ceramics industry, but let’s put numbers aside and talk trends. A beautiful collection of tiles was presented from stand to stand during the fair. The red thread between them all summarizes this year’s ‘must haves’: vintage, geometrical, optical illusion, modern mosaic,...

    Collectively associated with outdoor air, pollution is present indoors as well. Toxic chemicals, such as formaldehyde, are more prevalent inside than out. This is because traditional indoor wall paints emit VOCs (volatile organic compounds), a variety of gases including formaldehyde that are harmful over short and...

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    Fancy taking a seat on a mighty steel structure straight out of a science-fiction flick? Or sitting on a wicker recliner with wheels? How about being scooped up by a mobile butterfly chair? ArchiExpo has spotted these unique pieces that will rock your perception of lounging and relaxing.   The Etazin Chair The Etazin...

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    Atop one of the seven summits sits, at 4,000 meters in altitude, the new eco-hotel located on the Southern side of Mount Elbrus, Russia: LEAPrus 3912. The building resembles a space station with its three separate LEAPs1 units and two newly designed s2 units in tube form. Stefano Testa, one of the two founders of...

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    The State Hermitage Museum held its first retrospective exhibition of Zaha Hadid’s architectural works in Russia, from 27 June to 27 September 2015. The exhibition displayed over 300 paintings, models, sketches, photographs and design objects created by Zaha Hadid during her career, nearing four decades long.   Kazimir...

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    Accommodating the perpetual shift of contemporary working styles, the Dekleva Gregorič architects innovated the (un)curtain office in 2014. Dekleva Gregorič architects were commissioned in 2013 to transform 350 square meters into an office space (See also “The workspace via architect Michele De Lucchi’s Milan 2015...

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    Hues reflect various finishes depending on the materials applied. Dark teal shines differently from thread on fabrics and paint on wood. Walking into the paint-splattered restaurant Pracownia by Polish designer Karina Wiciak for Wamhouse or witnessing Stellar Works’ performance of painting on ceramic tableware revives...

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