• Archive for: November, 2017

    A year of hunting products for architecture projects has bumped certain brands to the top of your wish lists. Below, you’ll find online exhibition site ArchiExpo’s compendium of 2017’s most solicited manufacturers.   The Season for an Open Fire Focus, a leading French fireplace manufacturer for 45 years, made the list,...

    It’s nearly three decades since Soviet planes last took off from an airbase near the Estonian city of Tartu. Today, a man-made object of a very different nature rises into the air from the long-deserted concrete runway. Designed by the now-dissolved architecture office of Italian-Israeli Dan Dorell, French-Lebanese...

    Baroque palaces, brutalist office blocks, artist studios and contemporary residences of all kinds were among 106 buildings that welcomed curious visitors to the fifth edition of the Open House architecture festival in Buenos Aires. Over the weekend of October 28-29, the eclectic event counted a record attendance of...

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    Saudi Arabia held its 9th edition of the international design trade show, Decofair, on November 6-9th. There were 120 exhibitors from all furniture and design sectors. One such exhibitor, Jeddah-based Distretto Design, was a particular standout. The unique contemporary furnishing retailer and corporate interior...

    We fell in love with Graypants lighting when we saw Murmurations dangling from a shop ceiling during the 2015 Design Week in Milan. The masterminds behind the brand and the active members of their team bend and twist ideas into perfection. Wouter Smit, general manager at the Graypants Amsterdam office, met designer...

    This year at Batiment, the bi-annual construction fair in Paris, products in the innovation sector are revolutionizing the way we build.   Augmented Reality   AR technology can assist professionals in space planning and design visualization. Cover Augmented Reality by Cover Group and DIVENT’ by Kostum give customers the...

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    In Bandung, Indonesia, 2000 upcycled ice cream buckets illuminate the façade of a micro-library with an aura of natural light, creating a floating effect. The project was completed in 2016 by rising architecture and urban design practice SHAU as part of a larger-scale effort to bring libraries closer to their...

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    Nothing is as simple as black or white. The open office concept is either scorned or beloved, but is there a middle ground? According to founder and principal of AEI U.S. Studio Juliana Fernandez, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for the office. In an interview with ArchiExpo e-Magazine, Fernandez explained that...

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    The office becomes home away from home at Microsoft’s new headquarters in Milan, which opened in February 2017. Showroom specialist Alessandro Simonetti took ArchiExpo e-Magazine for a tour and explained that “Microsoft House is the first office building in Milan to feature open plan work spaces.” It optimizes space...

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