• Vanessa Liwanag

    Vanessa Liwanag, is an MBA alumni of the prestigious Mod'Art International in Paris, France and founder of Creative Talents Worldwide. A frequent contributor to ArchiExpo e-magazine, she also writes for top luxury travel blog LuxeInACity.

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        Known to the ancient Egyptians, glass was first used to create small decorative objects. With time, processing became more efficient and economical, leading to its usage for larger objects and structures such as buildings and houses. The birth of the Maison de Verre in 1932, built by French architect Pierre Chareau...

    With a new mall popping up every month, the challenge is to keep up with the competition and the changing preferences of shoppers. Architects and designers are constantly tasked by malls to think of new layouts and innovative designs for interiors to attract a public looking for a better shopping experience.   Unique...

    Constructing with recycled materials has become a simple solution to the problem of overusing natural resources. In various projects throughout the world, architects choose to use salvaged window frames, old corrugated tin sheets and discarded wooden planks to construct structures that not only portray such a...

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    The halls of Olympia London once again overflowed with creative talent and design inspirations this September, as 100% London took centerstage. Among the emerging talents:   Textiles   Key home décor pieces and fabrics designed by Mairi Helena combine vibrant colors and textures, lending an instant burst of color to any...

    Concrete. For some, the sound of it conjures up words like “heavy, tough, gray.” For others, like the Brazilians, it has been a consistent go-to material for architecture projects. While it’s widely used for foundation work, architects and designers have been putting the material to the test in furniture design and...

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    The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) spread across the capital in different venues last June. This year’s edition saw over 450 events scheduled in every corner of the city. Tamsie Thomson, Director of LFA, shared in an official press release that this year’s “Memory” theme is fundamental to how people experience...

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    The city of Paris is forecast to evolve into a newer, 2.0 version with Europa City, a visionary leisure and culture hub to be opened in 2020 in Gonesse, right in the heart of Greater Roissy. Groupe Auchan funded the project, and BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) worked on the architectural plans. The French door opened to BIG...

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    Hosted by Biodistrict Lyon-Gerland, the 2017 edition of Lyon City Demain had a successful run last June. Fourteen international competition winners presented their projects to the public in Lyon, France. The free, festive event centered on well-being and better living in the city. It focused on 3 main themes: a place...

    The 12th edition of the Design Parade at the Villa Noailles runs from June 30 to September 24 and is open freely to the public. During the event, ten designers compete in a prestigious competition in which a jury of internationally renowned designers evaluates their work. Among those competing is celebrated designer...

    Renowned designers like Benjamin Hubert have been incorporating concrete in their designs for several years now. As a designer, employing a certain material is one thing, and experimenting with it is another. When four Masters students from the Bartlett School of Architecture presented their Fossilized project in...

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