Hilary Edesess

Hilary Edesess is a freelance journalist based in Marseille, France. She blogs about culture, art and urban design.

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Detroit-based print artist Tyanna Buie creates large works and installations primarily using screen printing and hand-painted water-soluble Caran d’Ache. The base for her life-size prints involves using PhotoShop to magnify found family photographs printed in sections and reassembled. The resulting screen print and...

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A tourism increase in Japan is driving demand for capsule hotels, single-mattress-size hotel rooms popularized in the 1980s for businessmen. Among capsule hotels now catering to a new, more diverse wave of clientele is The Millennials, with one location in Kyoto and a second location which opened on March 15 in...

The sculptures of Norway-based Lene Kilde appear to defy gravity, an optical illusion that transports the viewer to a world of partially invisible children. Kilde uses concrete to sculpt children’s hands and feet, dressing them in fragments of metal mesh clothing that shape the empty space where the children’s bodies...

At IMM Cologne this year, visitors discovered a range of light-guided moods throughout the fair, notably at Pure Editions.   Indoor lighting has moved beyond its original function to illuminate and has become a tool for designers to generate an entire atmosphere in a space, affecting people’s moods, health and...

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Switch Abu Dhabi is the restaurant brand’s second collaboration with distinctive contemporary designer Karim Rashid, the first being Switch Dubai in 2009. The Abu Dhabi location opened in June 2017 and features curving white ceilings and lots of natural light. ArchiExpo e-Magazine spoke with Rashid about designing the...

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State-of-the-art design and landscaping meet health and community at Oxygen Park in Doha. The Qatar Foundation commissioned the 130,000-square-meter park dedicated to sport and outdoor recreation. Located in Education City, it provides students, faculty and the general public with parkland, subterranean team sport...

The city of Sharjah, UAE, might reach its zero-waste landfill goal by 2020, as Foster + Partners will remodel the city’s principal landfill site for Bee’ah, the leading environmental energy and waste management company of the Middle East. Some of the firm’s technological endeavors include the introduction of...

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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...

The American Riad in Detroit is where old and new, east and west, art and architecture intersect. It is a communal housing project to break down the social isolation of Muslims and immigrants in the United States. Initiated by the Ghana ThinkTank artist collective, which feels that many U.S. problems stem from an...

“We have found that pets are no longer treated as before,” Jirachai Tangkijngamwong, R&D director of Deesawat told ArchiExpo e-Magazine. “Today, they are considered a member of the family.” The company targets space creation where pets share the same space as their owners. Deesawat released the indoor/outdoor sofa...

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