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Glenn Murcutt wins Praemium Imperiale for architecture

23-09-2021

Glenn Murcutt wins Praemium Imperiale for architecture

The winners of the 32nd edition of the prestigious Praemium Imperiale, often described as...

Floornature, media partner of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and of the Future Spaces Foundation

22-09-2021

Floornature, media partner of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and of the Future Spaces Foundation

A new and important partnership marks the 20th anniversary of Floornature, set to be...

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Hakka earthen houses on display at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale

23-09-2021

Hakka earthen houses on display at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale

The exhibition Hakka Earthen Houses on Variation at pavilion 30 of Forte Marghera is a collateral event of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in 2021, and investigates Co-operative Living, Art and Migration Architecture in China. Because migration and cultural identity are aspects that strongly influence “how we will live together”.

In Montreal, vacant shops become studios for emerging artists

22-09-2021

In Montreal, vacant shops become studios for emerging artists

Thanks to the Créer des Ponts ("Building Bridges") project, created through the alliance between the downtown commercial real estate community and representatives of the Canadian city’s vibrant visual arts ecosystem, 30 vacant retail spaces in 22 buildings in Montreal’s city centre have recently become art studios for 60 emerging artists.

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The Architects Series – A documentary on: Powerhouse Company

The Architects Series – A documentary on: Powerhouse Company

The latest event in The Architects Series, scheduled for Thursday, September 16, will host the Powerhouse Company international architecture firm and include the projection of a video and a lecture entitled “Level Up Architecture” given...

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Arbau: Redevelopment of Centro Soranzo, Forte Rossarol, Venice

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Arbau: Redevelopment of Centro Soranzo, Forte Rossarol, Venice

In the conviction that quality space can be a part of the treatment process, Arbau performed the...

Wallmakers designs a church with catenary arches in clay bricks

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Wallmakers designs a church with catenary arches in clay bricks

In the Southern region of Kerala, in India, the Wallmakers studio completed the project for an...

A warm and relaxing ambience with wood-effect technical ceramics

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A warm and relaxing ambience with wood-effect technical ceramics

The aesthetics of wood has always been central to design, interior design and surfaces of...

New developments in Chinese museums: three exemplary cases

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New developments in Chinese museums: three exemplary cases

In recent years China has worked hard on adding to its number of significant museums. China’s new...

Matt Innauer’s timber bathing establishment on the lake

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Matt Innauer’s timber bathing establishment on the lake

Between the wharf and the new mouth of the Kugelbeerbach stream in the Austrian town of Lochau, on...

The strength and beauty of technical ceramic tiles in the contemporary bathroom: exclusive interior design by Seventyonepercent

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The strength and beauty of technical ceramic tiles in the contemporary bathroom: exclusive interior design by Seventyonepercent

A new bathroom concept takes shape in the Seventyonepercent project, a major partnership of...

WEYES: Casa nel bosco del Barrial, Santiago, Messico

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WEYES: Casa nel bosco del Barrial, Santiago, Messico

“Casa en el bosque” is a house built in the forest of El Barrial in Santiago, Mexico,...

CoopHimmelb(l)au’s steel, concrete and aluminium House of Music

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CoopHimmelb(l)au’s steel, concrete and aluminium House of Music

A building for the culture of music, made of steel, concrete and aluminium, making use of all the...

SapienStone kitchen countertops: resistent, practical surfaces for customised spaces

Inspiring Spaces

SapienStone kitchen countertops: resistent, practical surfaces for customised spaces

There are always plenty of new developments and changes in the contemporary kitchen, even...

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Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma

Born in Yokohama in the Kanagawa prefecture, Kengo Kuma (1954) is considered one of the most significant contemporary Japanese architects. After graduating from the University of Tokyo (1979), he studied at Colombia University for two years as a visiting researcher (1985-86). In 1987 he founded the Spatial Design Studio (now Kengo Kuma & Associates) and opened his Paris Studio in 2008. His design vision expresses the emotional content of materials, linked to intrinsic characteristics in construction and the teachings of Japanese traditions. “Almost tuning in” to the materials themselves, Kuma has for years “engaged in a serious critique of what is defined as the “concrete method of construction”, in his desire to find an alternative to this material that “dominates” the world (Treccani). Projects such as the Stone Museum (2000) and Ando Hiroshige Museum (2000), both in Nasu, in ....

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21-09-2021

Asti Architetti redesigns and redevelops a part of the city in Milan

The Asti Architetti studio has designed the redevelopment of an important urban block in...

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20-09-2021

RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize 2021 Finalists

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the list of six finalist...

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17-09-2021

The winners of the 24th edition of the IIDA/HD Expo Product Design Awards

The IIDA association, in collaboration with the Hospitality Design magazine, recently...

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