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.

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...

Here’s an ensemble of amazing designs and installations we saw during this year’s Milan Design Week. Sensorial Recycling The conceptual design studio Sinestesia created a DIY stereo loudspeaker, Giacinto, from foldable recycled leather. The 4ohm- 5 W speakers produce the ‘Giacinto voice,’ and the leather skin acts as...

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An addition to our “In Time” pieces, we covered the FuoriSalone to check out the three design districts starting from Lambrate to Brera and finally ending at the bustling Tortona area. We began the early morning rush, visiting the collaborative space Money, Meat & Plastic Surgery. It featured the creations of Bora...

In the olden days, we had long hoses attached to a rickety faucet, pumping water with just a twist of its propeller-like knob. Nowadays, faucets and taps have evolved from the humble knob into different shapes and sizes, aesthetically pleasing to the eye and fully functional. We discovered interesting collaborations...

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