• Archive for: December, 2015

    “Wood, a sustainable and natural substance, is the ideal material of this constructive revolution in progress,” said Eric Richard, architect at Kerosene, in magazine Séquences Bois on July 6. Throughout the construction trade fair, exhitibors presented wood in interesting ways. We learned more about Accoya wood, an...

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    “Nature is an endless source of inspiration for our design team,” Katia De Witte from Belgian company 2tec2 explained to ArchiExpo. The design team presented the Lustre collection, their fashionable high-tech floor coverings launched in June 2015, at the construction trade fair Batimat in Paris. The family run...

    On November 3, 2015, our tour guide led us through the Paris business district La Défense and directed us toward Majunga Tower by award-winning architect Jean-Paul Viguier. The silver of the double-skin façade glistened as the sun began to fade. Thin metal sheets with, what seemed to be, a digital code design ran...

    Among the plethora of innovative awards at Batimat, Benoit Beach Villa and the regional offices of Auvergne structures were awarded the Mondial du Bâtiment’s Smart Home and Building Grand Prix. The prize is dedicated to technologically conscious companies who exemplify innovation in respect to building design,...

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    Architect Fabrice Knoll questions the “necessity of intensive use of technology” in our connected society, notably in the bathroom, in his opinion piece for this issue. While Knoll searched out smart products with a sense of simplicity at the Idéobain exhibition for ArchiExpo, we sat down with “sentimental” Italian...

    A block of resin clay, a handful of acrylic paint and a mind submerged in artistic thinking; Vincent Fecteau released another untitled puzzling sculpture in 2014. While a number of exhibitors at Batimat this year expressed their interest in using wood and cement, Fecteau builds with a variety of materials such as...

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    At this year’s Batimat, several companies displayed innovative water and room heating products. Cinier makes sculptural radiators from a proprietary limestone-based stone product, while Cosy Art uses resin for its decorative radiant heating units. Twido’s energy-saving water heaters can be incorporated into...

    Innovation, a word often overused, requires observation and analyzation. One of the leading online platforms for architecture and design, ArchiExpo launched the i-Novo awards to identify the latest novelties discovered at trade fairs around the world. The construction trade fair Batimat, located in Paris and held...

    “I don’t want my work to replicate something, but I want it to be poetically correct,” artist Chyrum Lambert says to ArchiExpo. His Running Water / Red Tile piece, in perfect harmony with this year’s Idéobain exhibition on bathroom products, caught our eye. He begins by painting intuitively with varied materials such...

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