Theme: Building and Construction

Browsing through the real estate ads of newspapers and magazines published in São Paulo leads to the conclusion that multipurpose buildings are the latest trend in this city, the largest in Brazil and South America. ArchiExpo e-Magazine outlines three iconic yet different examples of this.  Mirador Oscar Freire  This...

In a world where 300 million tons of plastic is created and trashed per year, only 3 of the 7 types of plastic that are produced are recyclable. New Zealand based Peter Lewis knew this wasn’t good enough which is why he created the Byfusion and its Byfusion Blocker recycling machine to super-heat and compress any...

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“We are an architecture studio, and we’re not an architecture studio,” says Santiago Vaca Guzman, a founding partner of Oficios Asociados (Associated Trades) in Buenos Aires. Gathered in a bright warehouse where the firm’s new nerve center is currently under construction, Vaca Guzman and his two partners feel equally...

Every Sunday, the Minhocão elevated highway in São Paulo is closed to traffic, reclaimed by the people whose vehicles it serves. Landscape architect Guil Blanche is regularly among the throngs of pedestrians who stroll through the raw cityscape: The highway almost seems to bisect buildings themselves, with windows and...

Nestled among mighty mountains in the captivating Uco Valley, the Zuccardi family’s newest wine production center could easily be mistaken for the set of a space warrior movie or a new-age place of worship. Instead, it’s a temple dedicated to the rituals of making and drinking wine—created by a group of devout...

Seph Lawless is a self-proclaimed “artivist,” an artist who’s also an activist. As a photographer he dares to enter abandoned spaces, lots and even restricted areas to capture the neglected, crumbling, rotting reality of the lands and communities of the United States. During the event Dwell on Design, Lawless gave a...

Just beyond Milan in the Italian Dolomite Mountains, tucked away in the village of San Cassiano in Alta Badia, is the new Penthouse by the architectural studio Vudafieri-Saverino Partners. The 160 m² penthouse is situated on the 4th floor of the five-star Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa. The partnership between the studio and...

UNSense is a new tech startup and innovation platform focused on architecture and the built environment. Although it is founded by Ben van Berkel and UNStudio, it remains independent from the latter with quite different goals. UNSense’s raison d’être is innovation. The startup aims to explore how technology can be...

How can design and technology resolve environmental issues to create a better future?   This question has been repeated throughout the years and, for the Design in the Age of Experience exhibition which took place during the Milan Design Week 2018, Dassault Systèmes invited artists, architects and innovators to come...

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The Superdesign Show in Tortona completed its 7th edition, having invited some of the most influential designers to participate with the goal of generating reflection. Guest designers sought not only to highlight sustainability and eco-friendly solutions, but also the tech-design combo trend. According to Superdesign...

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