• Theme: Building and Construction

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    The metropolitan public comes together underground almost everyday, yet it is often forgotten how complex and labyrinthine these subterranean portals really are. That’s why these spaces are continuously (re)imagined and constructed by artists, designers and architects. ArchiExpo identifies 8 amazing spaces that keep...

    Urban space is under pressure like never before. For the first time in human history, more than half the world’s population now lives in cities. According to the United Nations, this figure will soar to nearly 70 percent by 2050. This has led many cities to expand laterally, following the pattern of low-density urban...

    Maison&Objet Asia selected André Fu from design studio AFSO for Designer of the Year 2016. The young designer, having established the studio in 2000, has worked with clients such as Maybourne Hotel Group, Capella Hotels, Park Hyatt Hotels, restauranteur Alan Yau, lifestyle retailer Louis Vuitton, Lane Crawford and...

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    The construction trade fair Big5 invited visitors to Dubai in November 2015, not only to take the ultimate ‘selfie’ from a 25-foot-high crane, but to partake in several live demonstrations, including 3-D printing concrete displays. Innovations in concrete are trending well beyond the fair. “Concrete is limited only by...

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    “It’s not innovation if it isn’t repeatable,” Ar. Gurpreet Shah, principal architect at Creative Group, said during the Design Summit at construction fair The Big5 in November 2015. Gurpreet Shah explained the importance of creating quality architecture that meets environmental and human needs that can be cloned. The...

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    “We ran out of smog in Rotterdam,” Daan Roosegaarde said, in reference to the smog-free rings still up for purchase, in a phone interview with ArchiExpo. Around 1600 people had pre-ordered these rings to financially support the Smog-free Tower project, a job well-achieved. Roosegaarde shipped the last batch of rings...

    Advances in glass technology have some of the world’s most fashionable architects saying goodbye to the four-corner curtain wall towers that formerly epitomized progress. New technologies, notably those used to produce the double curved glass, allow architects to design swirling shapes that seemingly collapse the...

    One of the leading exhibitions dedicated to residential and industrial installations, air-conditioning and renewable energies; MCE 2016 welcomes visitors from March 15 to 18 and focuses on intelligent management, energy use reduction, environment protection and more. In line with ‘eco-friendly,’ a hot topic that’s...

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    Each year the international interiors show IMM in Cologne invites a world renown designer to put the spotlight on their vision of living. “The project looks at contemporary furnishing trends but also the aspirations of the public and social change,“ designer Dick Spierenburg wrote in the editorial for the Das Haus...

    “It’s a tough one,” Mario Seneviratne, Director of Green Technologies said during the conference on LEED v4 at the construction trade fair Big5 2015 in Dubai. Architecture professionals going from LEED v3 to v4, as Seneviratne explained, will come across some challenges. “I’ve been all over the world to discuss the...

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