• Hilary Edesess

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

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    In early September, a mass of camping tents cluttered Place Stalingrad in Paris, providing shoddy shelter for hundreds of newly arrived refugees with nowhere else to go. In this urgent situation, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo called for construction of two refugee centers. The city commissioned architect Julien Beller to...

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    When it comes to flying, comfort and individual space shape the travel experience. PriestmanGoode designs cabin interiors for airlines like the customizable Airspace cabin for Airbus launched at Aircraft Interiors Expo in 2016. They also provide award-winning branding for individual airlines including Qatar Airways,...

    “Before I make the first sketch, it’s important to know the company’s DNA, about its production possibilities and what makes the company unique,” Mutsch told ArchiExpo. ”It should make sense the product is for this specific company to manufacture.” When Austrian designer Rainer Mutsch creates for a company, he allows...

    The Big 5 International Building and Construction Show, held at the Dubai World Trade Center November 21-24, 2016, hosted thousands of construction suppliers. Rothenberger, international innovator of pipe tools, climate-control and environmental technologies for over 60 years, has been attending the Big 5 since 2007....

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    Architects develop an eye and sense of  aesthetics that can be transferred to photography relatively easily, according to Simon Kennedy, London-based architecture and interiors photographer. Kennedy began his career as an architect, but then shifted his focus to photography, with now more than 15 years of experience....

    The second edition of Light Space Dot London, which will be held at ExCel on November 23 and 24 during LuxLive, expects more than 8,000 visitors. Bringing together architects and lighting designers, Light Space will feature more than 40 exhibitors, including top Italian lighting brand Reggiani with their Lux...

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    Tired of crowded city living, a client commissioned FMX Interior Design founder Xu Fu-Min to create a countryside home that embraces the tranquility of nature. The resulting 390 sq. meter residence, “returning hut” uses materials that reflect the composition and color of rocks and trees on its hillside location...

    The Smestad Recycling Centre in Oslo marks the beginning of a new era: It is one of the first recycling centers for the public in which waste management takes place entirely indoors. Longva Arkitekter, the firm responsible for the center, chose low-impact materials for the building’s construction, composing facades...

    Home Farm, a conceptual project combining urban farming and senior housing, designed by SPARK Architects, is scheduled for construction in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. Though Singapore was the imagined site for Home Farm, the project was designed to be implemented anywhere rooftop soil planting is possible. Winner of the...

    From one angle, the Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod or “Church of 100 Walls“ in Cebu, Philippines is mysterious, with a series of different-sized walls standing in a field like Stonehenge. The architect Carlos Arnaiz of New York based CAZA Architecture designed the church to have both an enigmatic appearance and an open...

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