• Theme: Building and Construction

    As another image of President Trump clouded the NeoCon conference screen during a talk on healthy buildings, speaker Eric Corey Freed explained the importance of sustainability as being “to give us a Star Trek world instead of a Mad Max one.” LEED Fellow and founding principal at organicARCHITECT, Freed continued by...

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    In the context of Chicago’s NeoCon commercial design fair,  Perimeter Architects and client Dispensary 33 held a conference on Chicago’s most successful cannabis dispensary. The state of Illinois opened up to a license structure for cannabis distribution in 2014, allowing about 20 cultivators and 60 dispensaries....

    Virtual Reality has been a buzzword for years; however, there’s a great lack of use in the architecture field. “Why the hesitation?” asked Daniel Zeballos and Florencia Bialet, principals of the visualization company Illustrate My Design, during their conference The Future of Architectural Visualization at this...

    Sustainability hits every aspect of architecture and design today. Architects Tomas Eliaeson and Thomas Carson-Redding spoke of the tiny living movement in regards to student housing during NeoCon 2017, and one of the first points they addressed came down to lowering carbon footprint. Beyond sustainability, they spoke...

    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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