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ACDF Architecture designs a glass house to rediscover the connection with nature

30-12-2022

ACDF Architecture designs a glass house to rediscover the connection with nature

The "Maison du Pommier" family home, designed by the Canadian ACDF Architecture studio, is a minimalist and transparent glass structure surrounded by the dense Canadian forest, where the residents can rediscover an intense connection with nature immersed in a landscape that changes with the cycle of the seasons

Luigi Scarpato restaurant and club house Agritur Le Scuderie della Tenuta in Caiazzo

29-12-2022

Luigi Scarpato restaurant and club house Agritur Le Scuderie della Tenuta in Caiazzo

The restaurant and clubhouse designed by architect Luigi Scarpato is nestled in the green Caiatine hills in the province of Caserta and is part of the Tenuta Londi farm complex and the LBS Quarter Horses equestrian centre, dedicated to breeding and training horses for the Reining discipline

Berger+Parkkinen Architekten designs The Chapel in Styria, Austria

28-12-2022

Berger+Parkkinen Architekten designs The Chapel in Styria, Austria

The Chapel is a funeral chapel located on the grounds of a castle in Styria, Austria. The project, created by the Berger+Parkkinen Architekten studio, allowed architects Alfred Berger and Tiina Parkkinen to tackle a fascinating and uncommon theme, moving in what Adolf Loos defined as the boundary between art and architecture

Architecture and materials

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Graham Baba Architects designs the new Ballard Food Bank

30-12-2022

Graham Baba Architects designs the new Ballard Food Bank

Sharing, in the true sense of the word, has been the key to the Ballard Food Bank in Ballard, Seattle since it was founded in the late '70s. Following Graham Baba Architects’ expansion, the Food Bank can now offer additional support services under agreements with a series of partners in the community.

External Reference presents Escaleras y Mirador Vela

29-12-2022

External Reference presents Escaleras y Mirador Vela

"Escaleras y Mirador Vela" is a new project by Carmelo Zappulla’s architectural practice External Reference connecting Passeig del Mare Nostrum with Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents on the Barceloneta waterfront. The project presents an architectural façade accessible via a stairway and a raised waterfront promenade 9.30 metres above the ground.

Natural beauty: the art of Carla Daturi

28-12-2022

Natural beauty: the art of Carla Daturi

The beauty in the details to be found in the artistic composition of Carla Daturi’s works is evidence of her respect for her chosen materials, including minerals, semi-precious stones, seashells, marble and glass, often recycled. Her works are mosaics, the fruit of her creativity and the best Italian handcrafting traditions, and they are now on exhibit in the perfect place for showcasing this approach, the Hyper Room in Milan.

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Design&Trends

Ceramics: Souraya Haddad’s enchanted table

29-12-2022

Ceramics: Souraya Haddad’s enchanted table

An October evening in Paris: a special banquet is being held in a beautiful high-class apartment, featuring enamelled ceramic dishes and cups in the shapes and colours of clouds, containing foods put together like sculptures, little flowers, candles and crystals.

THE ARCHITECTS SERIES

The Architects Series – A documentary on: Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT

The Architects Series – A documentary on: Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT

In its 27th instalment, The Architects Series will feature international architecture firm Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT on Thursday, December 1. The webinar will include the screening of the video followed by a lecture on the...

PROJECTS

Neri&Hu: Adaptive reuse project for Lao Ding Feng pastry brand in Beijing

23-12-2022

Projects

Neri&Hu: Adaptive reuse project for Lao Ding Feng pastry brand in Beijing

Neri&Hu have provided Beijing pastry brand Lao Ding Feng with new headquarters through adaptive reuse of an old textiles factory, grafting concrete onto brick walls to give the confectionary industry a new look.

The seductive power of granite: FMG Maxfine floors, walls and furnishings

20-12-2022

Inspiring Spaces

The seductive power of granite: FMG Maxfine floors, walls and furnishings

Powerful, seductive, highly expressive: the granite effect is the key to a new collection of FMG Maxfine porcelain slabs.

Studio Zhu Pei: OCT Art Centre in Zibo, Shandong, China

14-12-2022

Projects

Studio Zhu Pei: OCT Art Centre in Zibo, Shandong, China

Studio Zhu Pei designed the new OCT Art Centre in Zibo as a response to the natural setting of the region of Shandong, China.

Gus Wüstemann: Affordable housing for the Baechi Foundation in Zurich

09-12-2022

Projects

Gus Wüstemann: Affordable housing for the Baechi Foundation in Zurich

A project providing simple, affordable housing for the people of Zurich’s Albisrieden district, commissioned by the Baechi Foundation, offers Gus Wüstemann an opportunity to reflect on improvement of spatial quality in living spaces.

Sapienstone: design ideas for the kitchen of 2023

06-12-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Sapienstone: design ideas for the kitchen of 2023

Kitchens featuring black and white high-tech ceramic surfaces are setting the trend for the new year.

Wallmakers: The Ledge, a projecting architecture over the mountains of Kerala

07-12-2022

Projects

Wallmakers: The Ledge, a projecting architecture over the mountains of Kerala

The latest project by Vinu Daniel and Wallmakers - dubbed ‘The Ledge’ - is a wedge-shaped architecture overhanging a cliff in Peeremedu, southern India.

Sapienstone: design ideas for the kitchen of 2023

06-12-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Sapienstone: design ideas for the kitchen of 2023

Kitchens featuring black and white high-tech ceramic surfaces are setting the trend for the new year.

Wallmakers: The Ledge, a projecting architecture over the mountains of Kerala

07-12-2022

Projects

Wallmakers: The Ledge, a projecting architecture over the mountains of Kerala

The latest project by Vinu Daniel and Wallmakers - dubbed ‘The Ledge’ - is a wedge-shaped architecture overhanging a cliff in Peeremedu, southern India.

New design trends for 2023: practical, versatile Ariostea ceramic maxi-slabs

29-11-2022

Inspiring Spaces

New design trends for 2023: practical, versatile Ariostea ceramic maxi-slabs

The new surfaces proposed for 2023 offer a contemporary reinterpretation in high-tech ceramic of traditional surface coverings such as marble and stone.

Biographies

Architect

Herman Hertzberger

One of the leading Dutch theorists and architects of the modern age, Herman Hertzberger (1932) graduated in Engineering and Architecture in 1958, as a student of Aldo van Eyck (1918-1999) and opened his own Practice in Amsterdam that same year. During his studies, Hertzberger had already won a competition to design a student residence (1959-1966) in Amsterdam. This project, like the expansion of the LinMij factory (1964), already contained numerous recurrent ....

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Architect

Richard Rogers

Born in Florence, Sir Richard Rogers (1933-2021) was one of the leading ‘starchitects’ with notable projects completed over 50 years, in particular as part of Team 4 with Norman Foster (1963 to 1967), and Renzo Piano (1971 to 1977) followed by the Richard Rogers Partnership. Since 2007 Rogers has worked with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP). Italian-born naturalized British, Rogers graduated in London in 1959, and in subsequent years launched his ....

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Architect

Claudio Silvestrin

Born in Zurich, Claudio Silvestrin (1954) is one of the best-known Italian architects and designers today, and a "meticulous designer of elegant spaces, particularly stores and manufacturing". (Domus) Italian, naturalized British, as a student of A.G. Fronzoni (1923-2002) and his design concepts, he studied initially in Milan, and then continued his studies at the Architectural Association, London. His early professional career began in the British capital firstly with ....

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