• Hilary Edesess

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

    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...

    Expo 2020 in Dubai will be the first of its kind to be held in the MEASA (Middle East, Africa and South Asia) region, which consists of 72 countries and 2.8 billion people. Expo organizers aim to make it the most inclusive world exhibition of all time, inviting people and organizations of diverse backgrounds to take...

    Lacking in design appeal, power strips are usually hidden away. When Francesco Paolo Dolce, founder of design and technology company Woodie, was traveling in Bolivia, he saw a crafted wooden power strip and got to thinking. This triggered his idea of turning power sources into design objects and placing them out in...

    Award-winning Brazilian designer Jader Almeida has a passion for forms and materials. Growing up in manufacturing capital Santa Catarina and working in a furniture company from the age of 16 taught him about properties of materials and size of supply. ArchiExpo spoke with Almeida about his Clad chair and Twist table,...

    Architect Oana Stanescu presented the + POOL project at NeoCon design fair in Chicago this June. In partnership with PlayLab, New York-based design firm Family aims to complete the world’s first floating, river-filtering swimming pool in the next few years. Here’s the full story pulled from Stanescu’s presentation and...

    About an hour’s drive north of bustling fashion capital Milan, the serene terrace of the new Lake Como hotel Il Sereno nestles into the forested foothills of the Alps. Il Sereno, the second Sereno hotel, is scheduled to open this summer, 10 years after its predecessor, Le Sereno St. Barth, was designed by Milan based...

    “Between ash dieback and the emerald ash borer, it is likely that almost all ash trees in Europe will be wiped out, just as the elm was largely eliminated by Dutch elm disease,” said Peter Thomas, a tree ecologist at Keele University, U.K., who did the analysis, published in the Journal of Ecology. “The two together...

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    Dine in Detroit area restaurants such as Blu Fin Sushi or Public House and you’ll find yourself “eating off the floor.” Former floor beams are reborn as table slats thanks to Workshop Detroit, one of several international design studios into the cycle of sustainability. Already known as an eco-friendly material,...

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    This year Agape releases a new version of its DR bathtub using the Rain C Mosaic finish designed by award-winning Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka for Mutina ceramics. Part of the Phenomenon collection by Yoshioka, the Rain Mosaics are made from homogenous porcelain straws in 5 mm thicknesses fixed together densely,...

    Design appassionati stopped by Corso Como 8 to feast their eyes on the Alcantara Magic Hotel, an artistic treat and a special feature of Milan Design Week 2016. A giant 2-D and 3-D art installation in Alcantara was designed to reproduce the facade of a real hotel. Conceived and created by Gentucca Bini, the art piece...

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