• Theme: Building and Construction

    The land of fire and ice renders luxury difficult, and while most hotels in Iceland harness a rustic style, the Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel takes classy comfort to a new level: simple crème-de-la-crème beauty with a sustainable icing. Award winning L.A.-based design studio Minarc completed the Ion Hotel in 2013,...

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    Algorithms and sound wave tracking technology have led to a metamorphosis in modern concert halls to produce a richer experience for the audience. The swirling walls of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, Hamburg’s newest, were designed by Herzog and De Meuron. While it may resemble an abstract work of art,  its...

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    Behind a factory façade decorated with colorful creations, the auditorium at National Sawdust is even more striking. Intersecting black lines on the white walls, floor and ceiling break up a symmetrical space to generate the illusion of irregularity. “In any major city, a post-industrial arts space is very...

    In their mission to accelerate the world’s shift to renewable energy, Tesla has partnered with SolarCity to become the first and only integrated sustainable energy company, from generation through storage to transportation. The company maintains that form doesn’t always need to follow function. They can work...

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    The impressive Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg required a design team of over twenty, including Benjamin Koren, managing director and founder of One to One USA Inc. Following a CNN publication which notes the project as a collaboration between acoustician and architect, Koren speaks to ArchiExpo e-Magazine...

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    Sleeping With DESIGN-Design Hostel began as creator Davide Crippa’s answer to a Milano Design Week dilemma—designers need both exhibition space and a place to sleep while visiting Milan. From April 1 to 11, 2017 MakersHub, a creator space which opened last November in the Milan neighborhood of Bovisa, transformed into...

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    “People are asking for something more than architecture.” These words, spoken during DesignTalks, seemed to remain ever present under the gray sky and Icelandic rain as we prepared for our guided tour the following day for this issue’s In Time journey. Pink Iceland, whose no-judgments-allowed policy makes it a...

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    If there’s one thing that David Claringbold knows, it’s sound. The current chief marketing officer of the German d&b audiotechnik and former Technical Director of the Sydney Opera House has been making his living with sound in the built environment since the 80s.  After that long in an industry, you start to have some...

    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...

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    Cities are at a tipping point. By 2050, the United Nations estimates that 66 percent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas.  So, where to put all the newcomers and how to reduce noise and air pollution from the increasing automobile traffic overwhelming urban cores? One place is in the dead zones...

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