• Archive for: July, 2017

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    On June 18, 1908 the Kasato Maru arrived in the Brazilian port of Santos. On board were the 781 Japanese passengers who would become the very first immigrants from that Asian country to settle in distant Brazil. Almost 110 years later, this country hosts the biggest Japanese community outside Japan, with 1,1 million...

    We’re revisiting the craftsmanship and cultural aspects of products conceived by UAE designer Aljoud Lootah. She discussed her handwoven carpet Misnad, which reinterprets the geometric patterns of Al Sadu weavings, with ArchiExpo e-Magazine back in 2016, and has since gotten into porcelain. Her latest line of vases...

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    The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) spread across the capital in different venues last June. This year’s edition saw over 450 events scheduled in every corner of the city. Tamsie Thomson, Director of LFA, shared in an official press release that this year’s “Memory” theme is fundamental to how people experience...

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    The city of Paris is forecast to evolve into a newer, 2.0 version with Europa City, a visionary leisure and culture hub to be opened in 2020 in Gonesse, right in the heart of Greater Roissy. Groupe Auchan funded the project, and BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) worked on the architectural plans. The French door opened to BIG...

    San Francisco Design Week is billed as the largest design festival on the West Coast: This year’s 10th anniversary edition attracted around 40,000 attendees over the course of nine days, from June 14 to 22. More than 200 events covered a wide range of design-related topics, from fashion to film, furniture,...

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    Hosted by Biodistrict Lyon-Gerland, the 2017 edition of Lyon City Demain had a successful run last June. Fourteen international competition winners presented their projects to the public in Lyon, France. The free, festive event centered on well-being and better living in the city. It focused on 3 main themes: a place...

    The 12th edition of the Design Parade at the Villa Noailles runs from June 30 to September 24 and is open freely to the public. During the event, ten designers compete in a prestigious competition in which a jury of internationally renowned designers evaluates their work. Among those competing is celebrated designer...

    Renowned designers like Benjamin Hubert have been incorporating concrete in their designs for several years now. As a designer, employing a certain material is one thing, and experimenting with it is another. When four Masters students from the Bartlett School of Architecture presented their Fossilized project in...

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    Marseille represents the first city in France to be founded by the Greeks in 600 BC, during the pivotal age when new ways of thinking appeared in parallel incidents. Many revere this time, from which came Buddha and Mahavira in India, Zoroaster in Persia, Confucius in China and Pythagoras in Greece, among others. As...

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