• ArchiExpo e-Magazine - #18 - Underground Phenomena - ArchiExpo e-Magazine

    Underground Phenomena

    On land or underground, humans require beautiful environments for their psychological well being. In this issue we exhibit a number of international subterranean projects for urban planning, and we offer a timeline piece on subway artwork found around the world to inspire future works.

    Don’t miss other stories including the traveling Smog-free Tower by Roosegaarde–going to Beijing this summer–, an interview with UAE Designer Aljoud Lootah and a piece on Cevisama that takes you to the dreamland of ceramic tiles.

    *Respects to Claude Parent, creator of Oblique Architecture, who has died at age 93.

    If visitors enjoy the stand, the product’s value will increase.
    Courtesy of Peronda Group


    “Everything’s the same.” During the press conference at last year’s Cersaie fair in Italy, architects discussed their discontent of the selection of ceramics on display. Although we’ve been seeing the same trends a few years now–ceramics that look like fabric, wood, brick, marble or stone; ceramics with patterns,...

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    Exploring the boundless and creative visions of underground public transportation.


    The metropolitan public comes together underground almost everyday, yet it is often forgotten how complex and labyrinthine these subterranean portals really are. That’s why these spaces are continuously (re)imagined and constructed by artists, designers and architects. ArchiExpo identifies 8 amazing spaces that keep underground commuters in awe. Follow the timeline for the flow of underground events.



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    A growing number of cities are now employing subterranean solutions.
    Courtesy of JTC Corporation

    Urban space is under pressure like never before. For the first time in human history, more than half the world’s population now lives in cities. According to the United Nations, this figure will soar to nearly 70 percent by 2050. This has led many cities to expand laterally, following the pattern of low-density urban...

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