• Theme: Building and Construction

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    “I was in practice for one month when the university asked me if I’d like to teach,” award-winning Australian architect Glenn Murcutt said during the press conference at Cersaie 2015. In addition to Yale in the United States, universities in Ireland, Denmark, Finland and others have been inviting Murcutt to teach...

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    Ah, the place of fashion and design. France welcomed architecture professionals at the tradeshow Architects@Work in Marseille October, 2015. The space allowed visitors the opportunity to check out the latest in lighting with companies such as Belgium’s Delta Light and the Netherland’s QisDesign. In addition to...

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    Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings, reeled in architects from around the world to check out the latest. As fashion leads, this year’s trends were identified during the press conference by Sabina Magrini, Regional Secretary of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism,...

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    Almost every week another company releases a brainchild born from a new 3-D printing technology: biodegradable and bionic artificial bone structures to printing chemical reactions with the chemputer. Here are a few interesting materials on the market now: Wood Start with James Novak’s wooden 3-D printed smart phone...

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    Cersaie 2015 announced progress in the Italian ceramics industry, but let’s put numbers aside and talk trends. A beautiful collection of tiles was presented from stand to stand during the fair. The red thread between them all summarizes this year’s ‘must haves’: vintage, geometrical, optical illusion, modern mosaic,...

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    Atop one of the seven summits sits, at 4,000 meters in altitude, the new eco-hotel located on the Southern side of Mount Elbrus, Russia: LEAPrus 3912. The building resembles a space station with its three separate LEAPs1 units and two newly designed s2 units in tube form. Stefano Testa, one of the two founders of...

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    The State Hermitage Museum held its first retrospective exhibition of Zaha Hadid’s architectural works in Russia, from 27 June to 27 September 2015. The exhibition displayed over 300 paintings, models, sketches, photographs and design objects created by Zaha Hadid during her career, nearing four decades long.   Kazimir...

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    Russian broadcasting company NTV launched the reality show “Cottage Solution”. The company selects a Russian cottage house in need of a spruce, hires professional interior designers and architects and starts the camera rolling. In an old house in Moscow suburbs, a grandmother lives with her two grandchildren of 18 and...

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