• Theme: Flooring and Wallcovering

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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...

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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...

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    The tunnel-shaped entrance to Hikari Yakitori Bar in Valencia, Spain is a portal that transports diners to Tokyo’s streets. After the success of their sushi bar Nozomi, founders José Miguel and Nuria, along with their protégé Clara, delve deeper into their passion for Japanese food with this yakitori...

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    On the second to last day of IMM 2017, German architect Wibke Schaeffer, whose practice Lichte Arte works often with hospitals, physiotherapists and pediatricians, gave a talk on the psychology of color: what it says, why it matters and how we can best use it to our advantage. “Color has a tremendous influence on our...

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    London’s November hotel event Sleep challenges the context of hotel design and architecture for its 10th year running. Five design teams were invited to compete in this year’s competition under the complex theme Sinus-Milieus, a scientifically validated model which charts people’s changing values and everyday...

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    Mass production has come to connote outsourcing and soulless factories where workers labor long hours for little pay to produce our furnishings. The tables, lamps and chairs may sport labels from famous designers, but increasingly for many consumers, the signatures don’t add intrinsic value to mass-produced...

    Dutch designer Lizan Freijsen photographs the fungi patches and water leak stains others usually find ugly and turns them into pattern sources for her tapestry and textile creations. After seven years of collaboration with Hester Onijs & Karen Zeedijk of the Textile Museum in Tilburg (2009-2016), Freijsen saw her...

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    The INSIDE World Festival of Interiors in Berlin, which took place alongside the World Architecture Festival, announced Hangzhou AN Interior Design‘s design for the retail brand Heike as the world’s best interior of 2016. The project was selected from among nine category winners, which in turn were picked out of a...

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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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