• Theme: Building and Construction

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    “People are asking for something more than architecture.” These words, spoken during DesignTalks, seemed to remain ever present under the gray sky and Icelandic rain as we prepared for our guided tour the following day for this issue’s In Time journey. Pink Iceland, whose no-judgments-allowed policy makes it a...

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    If there’s one thing that David Claringbold knows, it’s sound. The current chief marketing officer of the German d&b audiotechnik and former Technical Director of the Sydney Opera House has been making his living with sound in the built environment since the 80s.  After that long in an industry, you start to have some...

    Traces of time shine through fallen plaster and sunken mortar and bricks, according to the three architects at Gabinete de Arquitectura who took inspiration from the old stable at the Castillo Monserrat exhibition venue and conceived the brick-less brick wall project. Firm founders Solano Benitez, Gloria Cabral and...

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    Cities are at a tipping point. By 2050, the United Nations estimates that 66 percent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas.  So, where to put all the newcomers and how to reduce noise and air pollution from the increasing automobile traffic overwhelming urban cores? One place is in the dead zones...

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    It’s 4pm at Manchester’s newest rugby stadium. The pitch is empty, but inside, a group of city planners, architects, local government officials and IT nerds have spent the day imagining a world where street lights turn off when no one is around, public services as branding opportunities, park benches as charging...

    “Coffee without milk is not the same as coffee without cream,” says Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek. It’s the opening session of the Future Architecture Platform’s Matchmaking Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The FA platform, according to Matevž Čelik, director of the Museum of Architecture and Design in...

    Contrary to the previous year’s Das Haus demonstration of sensual indulgence by Sebastian Herkner, U.S. designer Todd Bracher settled with the essentials for his “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage,” provoking visitors to wonder what’s actually needed to live. Instead of representing the traditional home, Bracher developed...

    The energy efficiency of a building depends on the energy expended to ensure the energy needs of its occupants (domestic hot water, air conditioning, etc.). The greater the energy efficiency, the less energy is spent. Karim Beddiar, head of research and innovation at the CESI Group, has published the book Intelligent...

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    “The stories down here are incredible,” Paul Sehnert, director of development management for Pennovation Center, told ArchiExpo e-magazine before a guided tour of the building. “[One innovator is working on] genetically engineered lettuce to be used as a drug delivery system. It could change human history. This is not...

    Keynote speaker Patrik Schumacher, director at Zaha Hadid Architects, stirred up quite an ordeal with his ideas on housing during last year’s World Architecture Festival, which ran November 16-18. The festival, which is a kind of global melting pot for architecture and design professionals, celebrated a theme of...

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