• Erin Tallman

    Erin Tallman is a journalist and the Editor in Chief for ArchiExpo e-magazine. She contributes to other online publications and, as an author, has already published her first novel.

    “It’s a tough one,” Mario Seneviratne, Director of Green Technologies said during the conference on LEED v4 at the construction trade fair Big5 2015 in Dubai. Architecture professionals going from LEED v3 to v4, as Seneviratne explained, will come across some challenges. “I’ve been all over the world to discuss the...

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    “In the future, waste shouldn’t exist,” Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde said in the official video for the Smog Free Project. It goes without saying that bad air quality in cities affects our psychological and physical well-being. Roosegaarde and his team of experts came up with, what they call, “the world’s largest...

    “This is where urban development is still taking place.” Dutch architect Daan Roggeveen moved to China seven years ago to launch, with journalist Michiel Hulshof, a research project called Go West. Focused on urbanization in central and western China, the project reveals China’s urban revolution. According to the...

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    The interior design profession in Japan, as explained by designer Kita Toshiyuki in 2012, was nearly nonexistent. The lifestyle there simply wouldn’t allow it. Limited space and cluttered shelves pushed the average citizen away from inviting guests over to admire their lovely home. There is, however, a definite move...

    A 21st century cabinet of curiosities, New York’s Chamber boutique leads its second annual limited editions collection of unusual and experimental objects. “Human Nature,” curated by renowned photographer and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman, follows the seasons with two separate installments, called Chapters. ‘Tis the...

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    In 2014 a team of designers kick virtual reality in design up a notch. It’s called Gravity, the perfect solution to visualize your ideas from the first sketch. Composed only of a pen, a pad and augmented reality glasses, Gravity puts designs in 3-D form while drawing.   Click here to read a past issue on 3-D...

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    Although some countries have extended the celebration, the International Year of Light 2015 has come to a close. Here’s a special highlight on innovative lighting products. The Lighting Architecture Movement Project (LAMP) held its second annual competition and announced three first prize winners. Established...

    “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...

    Architecture professionals filled the space dedicated to sub-Saharan Africa at Batimat 2015. Among the opportunities presented, Cameroon delegates discussed their long-term development project Cameroon Vision 2035, launched in February 2009. Although development in Cameroon is only now kicking off, there’s much on the...

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    A space dedicated to the sub-Saharan Africa at Batimat 2015 presented current architecture opportunities in six countries experiencing sustained growth: Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Gabon, Nigeria, Senegal and Chad. Development in Africa as a whole brings up the question of local and international participation. Most...

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