• Theme: Building and Construction

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    Design Week Mexico surmounted the 7.1-magnitude quake that struck on September 19, 2017. Pushed back a week for additional preparation time, the event took place from October 11 to 15. For its 9th year running, the event boasted its country’s best design and architecture through exhibitions, pavilions, installations...

    In anticipation of the 8th annual Archmena event: Leaders in Architecture, scheduled for 11-12 April 2018 in Dubai, ArchiExpo e-Magazine is spotlighting Raya Ani, who spoke at a previous edition of the international summit. Founder and design director of RAW-NYC Architects, Ani is also the president of the American...

    The American Riad in Detroit is where old and new, east and west, art and architecture intersect. It is a communal housing project to break down the social isolation of Muslims and immigrants in the United States. Initiated by the Ghana ThinkTank artist collective, which feels that many U.S. problems stem from an...

    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...

    Constructing with recycled materials has become a simple solution to the problem of overusing natural resources. In various projects throughout the world, architects choose to use salvaged window frames, old corrugated tin sheets and discarded wooden planks to construct structures that not only portray such a...

    When the Palace Hotel in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil was acquired by Fera Investments in 2011 with the intention of restoring the iconic Art Deco architecture to its former glory, the developers may not have realized the scale of their task. Last year, the restoration was finally complete—672 pillars, 471 windows, 317...

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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...

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    On June 18, 1908 the Kasato Maru arrived in the Brazilian port of Santos. On board were the 781 Japanese passengers who would become the very first immigrants from that Asian country to settle in distant Brazil. Almost 110 years later, this country hosts the biggest Japanese community outside Japan, with 1,1 million...

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    The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) spread across the capital in different venues last June. This year’s edition saw over 450 events scheduled in every corner of the city. Tamsie Thomson, Director of LFA, shared in an official press release that this year’s “Memory” theme is fundamental to how people experience...

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    The city of Paris is forecast to evolve into a newer, 2.0 version with Europa City, a visionary leisure and culture hub to be opened in 2020 in Gonesse, right in the heart of Greater Roissy. Groupe Auchan funded the project, and BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) worked on the architectural plans. The French door opened to BIG...

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