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    Using homegrown materials and sustainable production techniques, a fresh generation of Balkan creators brings design-driven products to a worldwide audience.   Boasting a strong tradition of hand weaving and woodwork, the Balkan countries saw a decline in their traditional crafts in favor of mass-produced homeware. To...

    The Hongqiao district has become the new vibrant neighborhood in the evolving Shanghai thanks to the concentration of its railway, subway station, airport, the new convention center, the world center gallery by Aedas and the CBD. In the heart of this new district, developer Shui On Land introduced the HUB mixed-use...

    The SOStierra forum, an international conference on vernacular earthen architecture, just wrapped up its 3rd year running during the week of September 14th-16th at the School of Architecture in Valencia, Spain. About 10 years ago a research project was formed at the Universitat Politecnica of Valencia, including...

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    Zero-waste design, upcycled materials and low-impact living are not only current trends, they’re reality. Consumers want it, manufacturers aim to deliver it and architecture and design professionals automatically expect to create it. Alongside manufacturers, architecture and design professionals lead the path in...

    “As someone who is creating stuff, thinking consciously is my responsibility as a human,” says Max Lamb, who produces furnishings and design objects—often of recycled or virtually indestructible material—for the likes of Acne Studios, Kvadrat, and Hermès. During 3daysofdesign in Copenhagen, the British designer...

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    In Prague, off a busy main road in one of the city’s outer districts, a quiet side street is dotted with industrial warehouses that sit behind fences fashioned from chain link and sheets of corrugated metal. Inside one of them, Gravelli—a local brand with global reach—makes everything from furniture to washbasins to...

    We’re revisiting the craftsmanship and cultural aspects of products conceived by UAE designer Aljoud Lootah. She discussed her handwoven carpet Misnad, which reinterprets the geometric patterns of Al Sadu weavings, with ArchiExpo e-Magazine back in 2016, and has since gotten into porcelain. Her latest line of vases...

    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...

    Traces of time shine through fallen plaster and sunken mortar and bricks, according to the three architects at Gabinete de Arquitectura who took inspiration from the old stable at the Castillo Monserrat exhibition venue and conceived the brick-less brick wall project. Firm founders Solano Benitez, Gloria Cabral and...

    Oberholz’s alpine hut, Obereggen, is a new skier haven at Latemar ski center in the Dolomites that offers eco-friendly shelter, a roof deck and mountain views. The restaurant and bar, which opened in November 2016, are located next to the Oberholz cable station that connects directly to the ski slope.  Architects...

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