• Frederick Bernas

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    Behind a factory façade decorated with colorful creations, the auditorium at National Sawdust is even more striking. Intersecting black lines on the white walls, floor and ceiling break up a symmetrical space to generate the illusion of irregularity. “In any major city, a post-industrial arts space is very...

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    Among many attractions at the London Design Fair, the renowned Japanese firm Takram held a presentation about the secrets of radical innovation and showcased several projects at an interactive exhibition. The company’s director, Kotaro Watanabe, began the talk by describing how his team employs “pendulum thinking” to...

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    On the eve before the London Design Festival kicked off, guests entered the Molteni&C Dada flagship store on Shaftesbury Avenue for a discussion on “How design is communicated,” led by Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum, and the journalist Marcus Fairs, founder and editor-in-chief of Dezeen. A former reporter...

    With more than 200 global brands spread around four exhibition spaces—including a square with eight life-size red monopoly houses—it’s hard to believe that designjunction was just one segment of the 2016 London Design Festival, which ran from September 17-25. “We wanted to break the mold of a traditional trade show,”...

    Regarded as a leading authority in Brazil, Yopanan Rebello has written numerous books on structural engineering during more than 40 years in the field. In 1992 he opened São Paulo’s YCON Engenharia studio, where he serves as technical director and teaches a variety of engineering and construction courses. Rebello...

    Occupying its own dock on the sweeping Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro’s new Museum of Tomorrow—opened in December—makes a bold statement in both name and design. It was envisioned by Santiago Calatrava, who told ArchiExpo he intended to create a building that “interacts with the very special relationship the city has...

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    Described by Norman Foster as “a celebration of space and light,” it’s easy to be impressed with the free-flowing, luminescent design of the new City Hall in Buenos Aires, which opened in April 2015. But it’s true innovations lie beneath the surface with eco-friendly attributions. Argentinean Recipe to Cool Concrete A...

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    From the moment you catch sight of the Fiii Fun House in the plush Belgrano neighborhood of Buenos Aires, you know it’s something different: The glass storefront reveals three mismatched wooden houses, specially designed for adults, children and babies. Peaceful and Chaotic “My premise was to create a space which...

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