• Theme: Public Buildings, Public Spaces

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    The i-Novo design awards for Orgatec 2016 have been awarded this week. Zero1 by Karboxx, designed by Alessio Princic & Roberto Righi, placed 3rd. Its suspended LED ring lights up a translucent fiberglass shade. The slogan for TOOaPICNIC by TootheZoo, “Work was never so beautiful,” is honest marketing as the product...

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    Among many attractions at the London Design Fair, the renowned Japanese firm Takram held a presentation about the secrets of radical innovation and showcased several projects at an interactive exhibition. The company’s director, Kotaro Watanabe, began the talk by describing how his team employs “pendulum thinking” to...

    A footpath weaving through ancient vineyards and orchards might not seem like the most obvious place to exhibit art, but that’s exactly the setting for the thought-provoking project 24 Stops. The Rehberger-Weg is a 5-kilometer cross-border path linking one of the world’s finest modern art museums Fondation Beyeler in...

    The Smestad Recycling Centre in Oslo marks the beginning of a new era: It is one of the first recycling centers for the public in which waste management takes place entirely indoors. Longva Arkitekter, the firm responsible for the center, chose low-impact materials for the building’s construction, composing facades...

    “I am going to spend the next couple of minutes talking about poop,” the New York City-based architect Ate Atema told his audience at the New York Times Cities for Tomorrow Conference, which took place in early July. According to Atema, more than 700 cities have “major poop problems” because they depend upon...

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    On the eve before the London Design Festival kicked off, guests entered the Molteni&C Dada flagship store on Shaftesbury Avenue for a discussion on “How design is communicated,” led by Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum, and the journalist Marcus Fairs, founder and editor-in-chief of Dezeen. A former reporter...

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    Hospitals and other healthcare-focused buildings are typically conceived as cold, uniform, joyless places. Faced with numerous challenges, those designing such spaces often seem focused on purpose rather than feeling, on function rather than form. Yet today, as patient-centric design is prioritized, a new type of...

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    “It’s not innovation if it isn’t repeatable,” Ar. Gurpreet Shah, principal architect at Creative Group, said during the Design Summit at construction fair The Big5 in November 2015. Gurpreet Shah explained the importance of creating quality architecture that meets environmental and human needs that can be cloned. The...

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    “We ran out of smog in Rotterdam,” Daan Roosegaarde said, in reference to the smog-free rings still up for purchase, in a phone interview with ArchiExpo. Around 1600 people had pre-ordered these rings to financially support the Smog-free Tower project, a job well-achieved. Roosegaarde shipped the last batch of rings...

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    Japanese architect Hiroshi Nakamura wins the Hospitality Building LEAF award 2015 with his Ribbon Chapel project. The ‘metal ribbon’ is as symbolic as it is functional. Two winding staircases start at different places, intercross and finally meet—creating the ribbon. The staircases lean on ‘one another,’ doting the...

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