• 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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    Furniture, lighting and tableware that seem to pop out of a graphic design book makes up the cool collection that Oslo-based designer Kristine Five Melvaer creates. Connecting the discipline of product and graphic design, Melvaer focuses on the potential of ordinary objects in communicating, creating emotional bonds...

    Dutch architecture firm DUS Architects is no exception to the sweeping innovations in the 3-D printing world. Its 3-D-printed canal house was visited by U.S. President Barack Obama in 2014, as well as by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and Rijksmuseum director Wim Pijbes. The...

    ArchiExpo recently explored the design scene in the Philippines, one of the primary sources for the wood, bamboo, rattan, stone and other ecological materials used by designers around the world in creating innovative design projects. We began our first week walking through the tree-lined pathways of Nicanor Garcia...

    For this year’s edition of The Best Architects, 93 winners have been chosen from numerous entries in Europe, distinguishing the best in architecture design. ArchiExpo highlights two of the Gold Winners in the single house category: Haus in Riehen and House R. Haus in Riehen by Switzerland-based Reuter Raeber is a...

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    Home to acclaimed universities and schools in design and architecture, the bustling city of Boston has a robust design scene. ArchiExpo decided to check it out. We began the morning walking along historic corridors of the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), visiting the design office of Gunadi Lamere...

    The first wave of customization in design began in the late ’80s and early ’90s with start-ups like Creo Interactive, offering services to customize digital solutions for brands, and the second round from 1998 to 2002 with the Internet economy focused on the client experience. Companies like Nike iD, which originally...

    What started as a simple request from a son for the reconstruction of his mother’s house in the east of São Paulo, Brazil, turned out to be one of the most celebrated architectural designs this year. The house, called Vila Matilde, has been the haven of Dona Dalva Borges Ramos, who at 74 is one of the oldest residents...

    Under a sparkling horizon and 160 meters off the shores of Kuta Beach in Bali, Indonesia, a new 2,500-square-meter floating structure remains currently in the design phase. The architectural studio behind the design of the Marine Research Center, Solus4 has come up with a new typology for stationary in-water projects...

    People visit the Big Apple to see the Statue of Liberty, the iconic Flatiron Building and soon the underground park, the Lowline. Now architecture professionals and NYC fans await the city’s floating food forest that’s to be completed this summer. This upcoming site is called The Swale Project. Swale contains an...

    People have used bamboo from the earliest civilization in Asia, where these giant grasses originated. We see them in traditional architecture in Southeast Asia: People in Indonesia use bamboo stilts to create their rice carriages, and many Filipinos in the north of the Philippines construct little houses out of bamboo...

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