• Erin Gigl

    Erin Gigl is a freelance design and travel writer, editor and artist.

    Virtual Reality has been a buzzword for years; however, there’s a great lack of use in the architecture field. “Why the hesitation?” asked Daniel Zeballos and Florencia Bialet, principals of the visualization company Illustrate My Design, during their conference The Future of Architectural Visualization at this...

    Ladies and gentlemen, the future is here. The workplace and the concept of being at work are undergoing immense conceptual shifts. Suddenly, the office has become the set of the Jetsons; sliding screens in every room, Zoom video conferences with attendees from around the globe, lounges with employees playing video...

    The team at Denmark’s Architectmade did what they do best: bring to life timeless design icons drawn by some of the most acclaimed architects of all time. In February 2017, the brand launched its Discus Bird in homage to Hans Bølling, Danish architect who studied at the Royal Danish Art Academy. In each of Hans...

    In their mission to accelerate the world’s shift to renewable energy, Tesla has partnered with SolarCity to become the first and only integrated sustainable energy company, from generation through storage to transportation. The company maintains that form doesn’t always need to follow function. They can work...

    Leixões Cruise Terminal, recently completed by Luís Pedro Silva, Arquitecto, presents a seductive, spiral ribbon that intrigues approaching mariners with luminous reflections from its curving facade. Located in Matosinhos, Portugal at the south jetty, the port complex is modest in size, yet manages to shelter sizable...

    How do we use what is already here, what came before and what we can’t find elsewhere? Corinne Vezzoni and Associates along with The Architecture Gallery of Paris confronted these questions as they apply to architecture in the exhibition Archiméditerranéenne at La Villa Méditerranée in Marseille, France from the end of...

    As consumers turn towards local economies, crowdsharing and collective economies, hand-crafted objects are exploding on the design scene. Thanks to platforms like Etsy, today’s creators are able to find success via homespun items. Still, if these designers want to branch out and produce a series of objects at a low...

    In January 2017, the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC)’s program Bye Bye Mattress, an organization that funnels small fees from each mattress purchased to statewide recycling programs, marked their one milllionth mattress recycled. Just days after, Ryan Trainer, the president of The MRC and The International Sleep...

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    ZGF Architects is a hot name these days after being recognized at the top of the 2016 “Architect 50,” Architect Magazine‘s top 50 list of architecture firms. The award is evaluated based on three categories: business, design and sustainability. Along with its position for overall competency, the firm topped the list...

    Chicago-based architecture firm Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill is spearheading one of the globe’s most significant projects to date: The Jeddah Tower (formerly known as the Kingdom Tower). Set for 2017, the construction is planned to be the tallest building worldwide, reaching 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) with a surface...

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