• Posts Tagged ‘materials’

    One of the highlights of Big5 at Dubai World Trade Centre in November 2016 was an array of product demonstrations taking place through the halls of the exhibition. These demonstrations attracted huge crowds as visitors got the opportunity to understand the benefits of using the product as well as try their hand at...

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    Tired of crowded city living, a client commissioned FMX Interior Design founder Xu Fu-Min to create a countryside home that embraces the tranquility of nature. The resulting 390 sq. meter residence, “returning hut” uses materials that reflect the composition and color of rocks and trees on its hillside location...

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    Among the many delights this international trade fair for the working world has to offer, in the far back of Hall 8 we spotted an amazing materials exhibition with a number of impressive and intelligent designs. During a speech in Milan last April, Tom Dixon said that designers LOVE materials, and it might come as no...

    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...

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