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June Issue #56

June Issue #56


In this issue, we continue down the eco-friendly route with biophilic design, family-sized eco-homes, water-saving shower solutions and more. Our main focus is on what smart technologies benefit the eco-home and which ones to avoid. Don’t miss our other stories!

-Architecture: The “Bear” Essentials: Copenhagen Zoo’s New Panda Enclosure Makes a BIG Impression

-Events: Architect@Work, ICFF New York, Art Basel, NeoCon

-Q&A: Copyright Infringement and Architectural Photography

-eRetail: Digital Identity Summit

-And more

Erin Tallman, Editor-in-Chief
June 18, 2019

full page Dickson Constant
SYLKA™ Luxury apartment in Essex

As more and more first time buyers are taking the environment into account in their design choices, the emotional effect and social consciousness of a supplier is more important than ever. Environmental friendliness isn’t just moving the core eco market though; with mainstream buyers increasingly concerned and willing...

Courtesy of MAD Architects


The focal point of the Quzhou Sports Campus has always been to develop an urban space that ties together sports and ecology while integrating the city’s nature-centered culture; but is it really so easy to render the construction of buildings covering an area of 340,000m² eco-friendly? In September 2018, they began...

Hunters Point project. Courtesy of Liz Ogbu, Founder and Principal, Studio O.

Commercial interiors necessitate generating a positive human experience; it is, in fact, a space in which we remain for most of the day. The workplace, hospitality, education, healthcare, government, such sectors share this need. But our public spaces and urban living in cities require the same. “Whether it’s a...

South 5th Residence by alterstudio. Courtesy of the studio.

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Not all eco-homes are smart homes, in tech terms, but certain smart technology can render the home eco-friendly by minimizing energy consumption and conserving water.   Can our two major trends of adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle and plunging deeper into an all-things-connected society mingle together, peacefully,...

Courtesy of Santa & Cole

June 2019—The time-efficient European exhibition Architect@Work held its Marseille edition where exhibitors met an exclusive audience of professionals in the region. Brands exhibited a considerable amount of noteworthy products, and we found a special interest for those in the lighting industry this year. A panel of...

Estonian National Museum. Architect: Lina Ghotmeh et DGT Architects. Photographer: © Takuji Shimmura.

June 2019—During a conference at Architect@Work, Beirut architect Lina Ghotmeh transported us into the ecological future of the profession through the lens of memory and its dialogue with location, people and material. Every project unveils pieces of history ingrained in the stone of its location, explained the...

In the Gare sud neighborhood, Nantes. Courtesy of the photographer : Dist de Kaerth.

In the digital age, protecting copyrighted works is complicated. The website Copytrack allows photographers to find duplicates of their original works online that are in copyright violation and helps them exercise their rights. ArchiExpo e-Magazine spoke with Copytrack CEO Marcus Schmitt and legal practitioner Binta...

At this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), an emphasis on asymmetry and coarse unpolished surfaces ungirded many of the pieces on display. You could also see a mixture of different aesthetics within one piece such as side tables that incorporate both the industrial and the hand-hewn. Recycled...

Courtesy of Via Seating

June 2019—NeoCon strengthens its position in the commercial design industry with a number of additions to the event and the venue. “Their strategic investment is a testament to the strength and value of The Mart as a premier business location and NeoCon as an invaluable resource and hub for the commercial interiors...

Courtesy of ThreatMetrix

Understanding digital identity and joining the network can protect e-retailers and customers from fraud and ensure a frictionless purchasing journey, according to experts in cybersecurity. Speaking at the EMEA Digital Identity Summit 2019 in London this week, they outlined how a cross-industry, global digital identity...

Courtesy of Art Basel

Centuries of struggle, excluded from the records of art history, women fought for recognition in a field dominated by men. Equal rights and feminist movements during the 1960s paved the way for many women artists who practice today. As these social shifts put women artists at the forefront of debates for several...

Stockholm subway. ©Chris Forsyth

Chris Forsyth is a 23-year-old photographer from Montreal with a passion for subway stations and their architecture. Forsyth started photographing Montreal’s subway system in 2014 and went on to photograph the subway systems of different cities around the world including Munich, Berlin and Stockholm. Stockholm’s...

Courtesy of Chapman Taylor

Bolzano, Italy—Claudio Lucchin & Associated Architects and the Italian studio of the Chapman Taylor group restored the once energy-hungry aluminum plant Alumix, transforming it into NOI TechPark: The first project in Europe and the second in the world to receive a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ND...

R_Hjortshoj Photography. Courtesy of BIG.

Designing cutting edge structures to house zoo animals is no easy task. Anyone who has witnessed moping lions or waited hours to catch a glimpse of a reclusive marmoset will understand why. The best facilities must ensure creature comfort while also providing creating immersive, visually pleasing experiences for...

All the information below is written by Stelton, but it is not sponsored content. We just have a thing for candles. There is nothing cozier than those long summer evenings on the terrace in the company of your family and friends. And, instead of calling it a night when the Nordic daylight slowly disappears, you can...

Courtesy of Riva 1920

There is something innately unaesthetic about living with pets. While the animals themselves can be quite beautiful, i.e. your Siamese cat contrasting with the patterned tiles on your kitchen floor or the light reflecting off the white of your Jack Russell’s fur in a richly carpeted room, the fundamental problem comes...


Abigail Saltmarsh

Abigail Saltmarsh is a freelance journalist with 25 years’ experience for industry publications (Packaging Europe) and national magazines (The New York Times, International Herald Tribune).

Caitlin Rimmer

Caitlin Rimmer is a writer based in Manchester, with an interest in the crossover between fashion and interior design.

Monica Hutchings

Monica Hutchings is a Canadian writer and translator from Toronto who has worked on everything from technical descriptions to academic journals. She is also our in-house copy editor.

Erin Tallman

American artist Erin Tallman is a journalist for various online publications and is the Editor in Chief of ArchiExpo e-magazine. She has published three books, including her first novel.

Vanessa Liwanag

Vanessa Liwanag, is an MBA alumni of the prestigious Mod’Art International in Paris and founder of Creative Talents Worldwide.

Alex Ulam

Alex Ulam is a freelance journalist and design critic based in New York.

Daniel Allen

Daniel Allen is a writer and a photographer. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including CNN, BBC, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller, Discovery Channel.

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