• Posts Tagged ‘wood’

    In May at the Brooklyn Expo Center in the Greenpoint neighborhood, the design fair Bklyn Designs is one of the most vibrant shows in New York City and one of the anchors of the citywide NYCxDESIGN initiative. It showcased the wares of designers from the trendsetting  borough, which, according to some accounts, gave...

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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...

    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...

    Whether it’s a yearning for quality, the acknowledgement that less is better or a desire to conserve scarce resources, craft methods are increasingly regarded as innovative in the context of 21st century globalization and mass consumerism. How the Craftsman Turns a Profit In taking a stand against reprobate behaviors...

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    Along the Chao Phraya River, the Sala Rattanakosin hotel offers a mesmerizing view of Bangkok. The reception area leads to a window gaze of the Temple of Dawn, reminding visitors of the cultural beauty that no modernity wishes to exclude. Thai architecture and interior design firm Onion accomplished the transformation...

    Lacking in design appeal, power strips are usually hidden away. When Francesco Paolo Dolce, founder of design and technology company Woodie, was traveling in Bolivia, he saw a crafted wooden power strip and got to thinking. This triggered his idea of turning power sources into design objects and placing them out in...

    Brazilian firm Masisa, one of the global leaders in MDF and MDP manufacturing, presented its latest patterns during the furniture fair ForMóbile. Renowned Brazilian architect Marcelo Rosenbaum [featured image, to the right] collaborated with Fetiche studio [featured image, to the left] to create a line of furniture...

    Award-winning Brazilian designer Jader Almeida has a passion for forms and materials. Growing up in manufacturing capital Santa Catarina and working in a furniture company from the age of 16 taught him about properties of materials and size of supply. ArchiExpo spoke with Almeida about his Clad chair and Twist table,...

    On June 15th, ArchiExpo e-Magazine organized its first webinar. We invited French cabinet Tangram Architectes to answer your questions about current innovations in wood construction. Having worked on numerous wood-based buildings, architects David Colas and Anne-Laure Boichot were able to provide their expertise and...

    In the heart of Tuscany, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Toncelli has been innovating kitchens through a mixture of tradition and technology since the ’60s. The company has long been fascinated with raw materials, notably wood, and has researched new materials and new uses with an eye toward creating...

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