• 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.

    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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    Algorithms and sound wave tracking technology have led to a metamorphosis in modern concert halls to produce a richer experience for the audience. The swirling walls of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, Hamburg’s newest, were designed by Herzog and De Meuron. While it may resemble an abstract work of art,  its...

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    The recent Interior Design Show (IDS), held last January in Toronto, unveiled one of the most important collaborations between two of the design industry’s best-known names: Caesarstone, providers of prime quality natural quartz surfaces, and world-famous, award-winning Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon. Called...

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    Supersonic flight has existed for over half a century. The problem is, it hasn’t been affordable for routine travel—and regulations for commercial use have made it nearly impossible. The Concorde linked both sides of the Atlantic for more than three decades until economic and political issues led to its retirement in...

    Dutch designer Lizan Freijsen photographs the fungi patches and water leak stains others usually find ugly and turns them into pattern sources for her tapestry and textile creations. After seven years of collaboration with Hester Onijs & Karen Zeedijk of the Textile Museum in Tilburg (2009-2016), Freijsen saw her...

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