• Hilary Edesess

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

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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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    At NeoCon this year, Carol Ross Barney, founder and president of Ross Barney Architects, discussed the importance of creating healthy urban public spaces. Her firm is responsible for several rehabilitation projects in Chicago including CTA Cermak-McCormick Station and the Union Station Master Plan. Her firm works to...

    The three Mother Baby Centers in Minnesota were born of a partnership between Children’s Minnesota and Allina Health, integrating healthcare for both mother and child. They opened at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis in 2013, Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids in 2015 and United Hospital in St. Paul in 2016. HDR...

    The student population at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (PCHS) in Lancaster had been rapidly growing, spilling into five fragmented buildings. The need for a new facility was urgent by the time a suitable 19,812 m2 former security systems warehouse and 85,344 m2 administrative building became available in...

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    Designing interiors for health care facilities faces greater demands than for other sectors. It requires better risk management, higher cleanliness standards and consideration of how different types of users, from patient to staff, visitor to cleaner, will interact with the design. In addition, recovery can be linked...

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