• Theme: Building and Construction

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    Jean Nouvel’s visionary Louvre Abu Dhabi is finally set to open next year. With an innovative design rooted in local culture, the building’s cutting edge materials generate a bewitching aesthetic. Late Masterpiece Boundary-pushing contemporary architecture is nothing new in Abu Dhabi. The emirate is, after all, home to...

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    Architecture was embedded in his DNA, passed down by his father and grandfather, and design became his passion. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Gottfried Böhm, a healer and rebuilder, worked with the Society for the Reconstruction of Cologne under architect Rudolf Schwarz after the Second World War. His projects...

    German materials research and development enterprise Kennwert, founded by Cornelia Beyer, architect Thorsten Klooster and artist Heike Klussmann, released three products favoring innovations in concrete. The company describes Dyscrete, a dye-sensitized energy-generating concrete, as a completely new type of...

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    With over 20 years’ experience in architecture, Janus Rostock specializes in envisioning of complex multidisciplinary projects and master plans. He has expertise in a wide variety of projects across the Middle East, Africa and Europe. He is now responsible for leading Atkins’ Middle East Architecture and Urban Design...

    According to the BNC (Business News for Construction) Dubai Construction Market 2016 report, there is a steady boom of construction projects around the UAE and it shows no signs of slowing down. As a result, there is a need for continuous innovation in the area of sustainable design and construction, with customers...

    One of the highlights of Big5 at Dubai World Trade Centre in November 2016 was an array of product demonstrations taking place through the halls of the exhibition. These demonstrations attracted huge crowds as visitors got the opportunity to understand the benefits of using the product as well as try their hand at...

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    Among the many delights this international trade fair for the working world has to offer, in the far back of Hall 8 we spotted an amazing materials exhibition with a number of impressive and intelligent designs. During a speech in Milan last April, Tom Dixon said that designers LOVE materials, and it might come as no...

    A material library, or a designer’s dreamland, is indeed a magical place. ArchiExpo e-Mag visited Cité du Design’s materials library in Saint-Etienne, France. Inspiration, innovation and human connection all play a part in the system here. We later phoned Alexandre Peutin, head of the materials library, to better...

    For this year’s edition of The Best Architects, 93 winners have been chosen from numerous entries in Europe, distinguishing the best in architecture design. ArchiExpo highlights two of the Gold Winners in the single house category: Haus in Riehen and House R. Haus in Riehen by Switzerland-based Reuter Raeber is a...

    Home Farm, a conceptual project combining urban farming and senior housing, designed by SPARK Architects, is scheduled for construction in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. Though Singapore was the imagined site for Home Farm, the project was designed to be implemented anywhere rooftop soil planting is possible. Winner of the...

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