• Theme: Building and Construction

    The lively, luxurious and ultramodern city of Dubai will once again house a world’s first: the Wasl Tower. Construction began in 2016 and, once completed, it will become the world’s tallest building to feature a ceramic facade, reaching 300 meters high. Commissioned by the Wasl Asset Management Group, UNStudio...

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    Portugal’s Web Summit, the “largest tech conference in the world”, once again brought over 1,000 speakers and 60,000 attendees. From this special event, we gathered information on how urbanism can benefit from technology and how this could soon affect the design of our cities. ArchiExpo e-Magazine interviewed...

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    Construction glass is a building element that will never go out of fashion. Its remarkable flexibility makes it a reliable construction material that speeds the work and is ideal for embellishing facades. Since the construction boom of the 1990s, the Middle East, and Dubai in particular, have seen building designs...

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        Known to the ancient Egyptians, glass was first used to create small decorative objects. With time, processing became more efficient and economical, leading to its usage for larger objects and structures such as buildings and houses. The birth of the Maison de Verre in 1932, built by French architect Pierre Chareau...

    It’s nearly three decades since Soviet planes last took off from an airbase near the Estonian city of Tartu. Today, a man-made object of a very different nature rises into the air from the long-deserted concrete runway. Designed by the now-dissolved architecture office of Italian-Israeli Dan Dorell, French-Lebanese...

    Baroque palaces, brutalist office blocks, artist studios and contemporary residences of all kinds were among 106 buildings that welcomed curious visitors to the fifth edition of the Open House architecture festival in Buenos Aires. Over the weekend of October 28-29, the eclectic event counted a record attendance of...

    This year at Batiment, the bi-annual construction fair in Paris, products in the innovation sector are revolutionizing the way we build.   Augmented Reality   AR technology can assist professionals in space planning and design visualization. Cover Augmented Reality by Cover Group and DIVENT’ by Kostum give customers the...

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    In Bandung, Indonesia, 2000 upcycled ice cream buckets illuminate the façade of a micro-library with an aura of natural light, creating a floating effect. The project was completed in 2016 by rising architecture and urban design practice SHAU as part of a larger-scale effort to bring libraries closer to their...

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    The office becomes home away from home at Microsoft’s new headquarters in Milan, which opened in February 2017. Showroom specialist Alessandro Simonetti took ArchiExpo e-Magazine for a tour and explained that “Microsoft House is the first office building in Milan to feature open plan work spaces.” It optimizes space...

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    Design Week Mexico surmounted the 7.1-magnitude quake that struck on September 19, 2017. Pushed back a week for additional preparation time, the event took place from October 11 to 15. For its 9th year running, the event boasted its country’s best design and architecture through exhibitions, pavilions, installations...

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