• Theme: Lighting

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    “It’s like a lab because we can experiment and try new techniques,” Caroline Ziegler told ArchiExpo. Working in their 12 square meter office in Paris, Caroline Ziegler and Pierre Brichet founded Studio BrichetZiegler in 2010. They sketch and conceive interior design objects in collaboration with companies like Oxyo,...

    In line with the “less is more” trend, Cape Town architects Jan and Liani Douglas, the founders of Douglas & Company, favor simple and practical design. Their studio showcases an extensive portfolio of furniture, lighting and objects as well as their work in complete interior layouts. Jan and Liani completed their...

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    International design boutiques are forging relationships with native Japanese makers in order to support Japanese values, or wabi-sabi. How do these international boutiques honor and promote the quality found in Japanese designs, representing the imperfections of life and reinforcing spiritual connection with...

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    From the moment you catch sight of the Fiii Fun House in the plush Belgrano neighborhood of Buenos Aires, you know it’s something different: The glass storefront reveals three mismatched wooden houses, specially designed for adults, children and babies. Peaceful and Chaotic “My premise was to create a space which...

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    “We use design to deal with waste,” Czech idea maker Jindrich Fialka told ArchiExpo. “We are a team of designers that give leftover materials from industrial production a new lease of life. We think it’s essential to be part of the solution to a growing problem.” The Thought Bubble It began with a dream, Fialka...

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    In 2014 a team of designers kick virtual reality in design up a notch. It’s called Gravity, the perfect solution to visualize your ideas from the first sketch. Composed only of a pen, a pad and augmented reality glasses, Gravity puts designs in 3-D form while drawing.   Click here to read a past issue on 3-D...

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    Although some countries have extended the celebration, the International Year of Light 2015 has come to a close. Here’s a special highlight on innovative lighting products. The Lighting Architecture Movement Project (LAMP) held its second annual competition and announced three first prize winners. Established...

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    The French ministry for Ecology sponsored the Clover Street Lamp project for Paris Climate Conference 2015. The selected designer, Mathieu Lehanneur, invented the urban lighting furniture collection Clover. The lamp resembles a tree: a wooden pole—only local wood used—with three petals on top that house the lighting...

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    BIM was under discussion at Batimat 2015 in Paris, a leading biennial construction exhibition. One pertinent BIM presentation was made by Agence Qualite Construction (AQC), a Paris-based organization. To examine the performance of BIM, AQC launched a study in 2010 that would follow the construction processes of 40...

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    French company Midlightsun has come up with a fiber optic fabric that emits light, presented at this year’s exhibition Batimat. Tagged “Made in France,” the optical and textile fibers are weaved together to create a similar effect to that of synthetic or jacquard fabrics. The fabric emits light when connected to LEDs....

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