• Posts Tagged ‘materials’

    With such an intensely exciting week of architecture and design—like being a kid in a candy store—, it’s hard to know where to begin. Dubai Design Week’s popular exhibition Abwab showcased entirely new work from designers and studios from Algeria, Bahrain, India, Iraq, Palestine and the United Arab Emirates; an...

    A material library, or a designer’s dreamland, is indeed a magical place. ArchiExpo e-Mag visited Cité du Design’s materials library in Saint-Etienne, France. Inspiration, innovation and human connection all play a part in the system here. We later phoned Alexandre Peutin, head of the materials library, to better...

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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...

    French company Innovathèque, a master of using technical solutions in design, recently organized a materials exhibition during the Architects@Work fair in Lyon. After months of researching new materials that would respond to the needs of designers, architects and other creative professionals, Power Up: High...

    When designers Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri met Stelton during the Ambiente fair in Frankfurt, they had a few discussions and shared some ideas. One such was a very early version of the Collar coffee set. Stelton asked them to implement the design into another few items and that’s where it all began. ArchiExpo...

    In Myanmar, bamboo is considered a poor material, unfit for large architectural projects. However, the French firm Tangram Architectes chose bamboo for its design of a seven-building school project in Myanmar. Tangram’s strong commitment to local culture gave birth to a highly technical and multicultural human...

    At the end of 2015, Instituto Inhotim opened its 19th permanent gallery, which is dedicated to the work of photographer Claudia Andujar, born in Switzerland and based in Brazil since the 1950s. Sponsored by Spanish bank Santander, the 1,600-square-meter pavilion is divided into four independent blocks, and will be the...

    “Wood, a sustainable and natural substance, is the ideal material of this constructive revolution in progress,” said Eric Richard, architect at Kerosene, in magazine Séquences Bois on July 6. Throughout the construction trade fair, exhitibors presented wood in interesting ways. We learned more about Accoya wood, an...

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    Ah, the place of fashion and design. France welcomed architecture professionals at the tradeshow Architects@Work in Marseille October, 2015. The space allowed visitors the opportunity to check out the latest in lighting with companies such as Belgium’s Delta Light and the Netherland’s QisDesign. In addition to...

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    Almost every week another company releases a brainchild born from a new 3-D printing technology: biodegradable and bionic artificial bone structures to printing chemical reactions with the chemputer. Here are a few interesting materials on the market now: Wood Start with James Novak’s wooden 3-D printed smart phone...

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