• 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.

    IMM Cologne collaborated with blickfang and Heimatdesign to organize a new addition to this year’s fair in Hall 1, the Designers Market. Products exhibited in the Designers Market were available for sale on public days, unlike Halls 2 to 11, where direct sales are not permitted. The Designers Market by international...

    Contrary to the previous year’s Das Haus demonstration of sensual indulgence by Sebastian Herkner, U.S. designer Todd Bracher settled with the essentials for his “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage,” provoking visitors to wonder what’s actually needed to live. Instead of representing the traditional home, Bracher developed...

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    New York designer Todd Bracher taught us with his Das Haus creation this year at IMM that one of the three major necessities for living is rest and relaxation. Although his point highlighted the space itself and not so much furniture, a lot can be said about textiles, materials and composition to make the...

    The energy efficiency of a building depends on the energy expended to ensure the energy needs of its occupants (domestic hot water, air conditioning, etc.). The greater the energy efficiency, the less energy is spent. Karim Beddiar, head of research and innovation at the CESI Group, has published the book Intelligent...

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    “The stories down here are incredible,” Paul Sehnert, director of development management for Pennovation Center, told ArchiExpo e-magazine before a guided tour of the building. “[One innovator is working on] genetically engineered lettuce to be used as a drug delivery system. It could change human history. This is not...

    OpenVSP is a parametric aircraft geometry tool that allows users to create a 3-D model of an aircraft defined by common engineering parameters. This model can be processed into formats suitable for engineering analysis. Beginning in the early 1990s, J.R. Gloudemans and others developed for NASA what we now know as the...

    Aircraft Design Software (ADS) offers a way to make a complete conceptual design of a single or multi engine aircraft of different sizes, from the small UAV to the light commuter aircraft. It was developed 20 years ago by Didier Breyne, founder and managing director of OAD, but first put on the market in 2009. It’s...

    Keynote speaker Patrik Schumacher, director at Zaha Hadid Architects, stirred up quite an ordeal with his ideas on housing during last year’s World Architecture Festival, which ran November 16-18. The festival, which is a kind of global melting pot for architecture and design professionals, celebrated a theme of...

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    “Too big, too light and impossible to control in flight,” aviation specialists said—apart from Dassault—believing the challenge unattainable. Contrary to belief, the Solar Impulse 2 ended its ’round-the-world flight in July 2016 without having consumed a drop of fuel. Powered only by the sun’s energy, and piloted by...

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    London’s November hotel event Sleep challenges the context of hotel design and architecture for its 10th year running. Five design teams were invited to compete in this year’s competition under the complex theme Sinus-Milieus, a scientifically validated model which charts people’s changing values and everyday...

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