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Japanese atmospheres of interior design and art in Milan

20-04-2018

Japanese atmospheres of interior design and art in Milan

Two interior design projects by the Vudafieri-Saverino Partners and Park Associati...

Architects and Architecture at Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone

19-04-2018

Architects and Architecture at Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone

For five days Milan becomes the world capital of architecture: the hot topic of the week...

Architecture and materials

Floornature is an international design and architecture portal with a focus on materials for contemporary architecture, exclusive interviews with great masters of international architecture and the most interesting new developments in the world of architecture.

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Fuorisalone 2018, WASTE NO MORE at Ventura Centrale

20-04-2018

Fuorisalone 2018, WASTE NO MORE at Ventura Centrale

Eileen Fisher and Edelkoort Exhibitions present WASTE NO MORE in the galleries of Ventura Centrale at the 2018 Fuorisalone, exploring the theme of the circular economy referred to the fashion system as a response to the huge environmental impact of the textile and apparel industry...

Parashoot - photographic street art in Milan.

20-04-2018

Parashoot - photographic street art in Milan.

Milan-based photographer Lorenzo Ceva Valla presents a photographic project where the street that often forms the backdrop for Street Art is the actual subject of this visual art form...

The Architects Series - A documentary on Grimshaw

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The Architects Series - A documentary on Grimshaw

Its next event, on Monday 16 April at 6.30 p.m., on the opening day of the Milan Design...

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Steven Holl + jmarchitects: Maggie's Centre Barts London

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Steven Holl + jmarchitects: Maggie's Centre Barts London

At Maggie's Centre Barts in London, Steven Holl goes back to the use of double-glazed glass...

Steel structure for the roof of the Mecanoo’s Taekwang Country Club Café

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Steel structure for the roof of the Mecanoo’s Taekwang Country Club Café

Mecanoo built a coffee house on a hill for a golf club, in which the simple lines of the roof...

SapienStone: the future of the contemporary kitchen

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SapienStone: the future of the contemporary kitchen

The SapienStone kitchen countertop, one of the materials featured at Milano Design Week, represents...

DOSA STUDIO: Casa Palmas in Texcoco, Mexico

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DOSA STUDIO: Casa Palmas in Texcoco, Mexico

Casa Palmas is an experiment in residential architecture built on a limited budget by the young...

Steven Holl’s horizontal skyscraper in Shenzhen, China

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Steven Holl’s horizontal skyscraper in Shenzhen, China

Steven Holl has constructed a building the size of the Empire State Building in China, nicknamed...

Iris Ceramica: customising walls with Quayside and Lol coverings

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Iris Ceramica: customising walls with Quayside and Lol coverings

Iris Ceramica porcelain becomes an object of design in cladding for homes and businesses alike,...

Dominique Coulon: Théodore Gouvy theatre in Freyming-Merlebach

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Dominique Coulon: Théodore Gouvy theatre in Freyming-Merlebach

After two years of work, Théodore Gouvy theatre, a new performing arts centre designed by...

Blow-up prints on glass for MVRDV’s Glass Farm

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Blow-up prints on glass for MVRDV’s Glass Farm

MVRDV built a covered market of glass and steel printed with photographs of the old building...

Ariostea Legni High-Tech: tradition becomes contemporary design

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Ariostea Legni High-Tech: tradition becomes contemporary design

All the fascination of the most precious varieties of wood emerges in Ariostea’s Legni High-Tech...

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Carlos Castanheira

Carlos Castanheira

Born in Lisbon in 1957, Carlos Castanheira is a member of the generation of Portuguese architects who consider themselves professional descendants of Alvaro Siza, with whom Castaneira worked for fourteen years. Active primarily in the residential sector, he is known for his work with timber frames and architectural components, with a focus on the details of construction. After graduating from School of Fine Arts in Porto in 1981, Castaneira began to practice the profession while attending the Academie voor Bouwkunst in Amsterdam. He lived in the Netherlands until 1991, when he founded his own studio with Maria Clara Bastai. Over the years he has researched living functions and use of wood in combination with different materials as a reflection of interaction between the built and natural worlds. The prizes he has won include the National Prize for Architecture in Timber, several times for different residential projects. In addition to his architecture career, Castaneira ....

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18-04-2018

Trends at Fuorisalone and Salone del Mobile 2018

Climate change, nature, new digital technologies, and multifunctional interconnected...

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17-04-2018

Dominique Perrault - La Bibliothèque nationale de France portrait d’un projet 1988 -1998

20 years after the inauguration of the research room, Bibliothèque nationale de...

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16-04-2018

Asia and Australia’s best skyscrapers at the 2018 CTBUH Awards

Asia and Australia have the largest number of skyscrapers competing for the 2018 CTBUH...

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