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Lissoni Associati 75 Café and Lounge, Wine Bar in Ponte di Legno, Brescia

07-04-2020

Lissoni Associati 75 Café and Lounge, Wine Bar in Ponte di Legno, Brescia

Old-fashioned warmth and hospitality in a contemporary setting reinterpreting the...

Iris Ceramica Group presents Stevenson’s Treasure Island

06-04-2020

Iris Ceramica Group presents Stevenson’s Treasure Island

From March 28, audiences of all ages are able to listen to readings of "Treasure Island",...

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CannonDesign, creative ideas in the time of COVID-19

07-04-2020

CannonDesign, creative ideas in the time of COVID-19

At this moment in time when social distancing is being used to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the team from US architecture studio, CannonDesign are doing what they can to help. Being architects, they’re doing it how they know best, with a reflection on street signs and with a walk-in, COVID-19 testing booth slated for the general public.

Hubei Foreign Language Bookstore by Wutopia Lab

06-04-2020

Hubei Foreign Language Bookstore by Wutopia Lab

The Chinese architecture studio Wutopia Lab has given the famous Hubei Foreign Language Bookstore in Wuhan, Hubei a complete makeover. Their project gravitates around an internal cone of light and stands as a symbol for the Hubei Changjiang Publishing & Media Group and for the city itself.

The Architects Series - A documentary on: GCA Architects

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The Architects Series - A documentary on: GCA Architects

SpazioFMG per l’Architettura continues the series dedicated to the most innovative...

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Paly Architects design a luxury residence above the sea in Livadia, Crete

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Paly Architects design a luxury residence above the sea in Livadia, Crete

At the western tip of the island of Crete, near the top of Cape Koutoulos, stands the latest new...

MAD’s Wood Sculpture Museum is made of glossy steel

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MAD’s Wood Sculpture Museum is made of glossy steel

The Wood Sculpture Museum in Harbin, China is a building clad in glossy...

The harmony of marble and stone: Royal Stone floors and walls

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The harmony of marble and stone: Royal Stone floors and walls

Among the world’s best-loved materials for covering floors and walls, marble and stone express...

Housing in Ivry by Tectône Architectes

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Housing in Ivry by Tectône Architectes

After a period of five years between the initial plans and the end of construction, Tectône...

Fixed aluminium sunbreak for Behnisch Architekten’s AGORA

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Fixed aluminium sunbreak for Behnisch Architekten’s AGORA

The expansion on the cancer research centre in Lausanne has a façade with a pyramid-shaped...

Hygienic, practical, safe surfaces: SapienStone kitchen countertops

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Hygienic, practical, safe surfaces: SapienStone kitchen countertops

SapienStone kitchen countertops combine traditional Italian craftsmanship with the superior...

Barozzi/Veiga: Tanzhaus cultural centre and school of dance, Zurich

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Barozzi/Veiga: Tanzhaus cultural centre and school of dance, Zurich

Barozzi/Veiga closed the year 2019 with another important project after winning an international...

Renovated timber, brick and laminated bamboo home in Beijing

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Renovated timber, brick and laminated bamboo home in Beijing

A Siheyuan is a traditional Chinese home renovated by restoring the existing parts using local...

FMG Blast: volcanic rock for indoor and outdoor spaces

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FMG Blast: volcanic rock for indoor and outdoor spaces

High-tech ceramic always represents an optimal response to the needs of various residential,...

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Eileen Gray

Eileen Gray

Irish furniture designer and architect Eileen Gray (1878-1976) is considered a key figure in 20th century design for her influence in the Modernist movement. Born into a well-to-do family, Gray visited a number of different countries in her youth, including Italy, Switzerland and, above all, France, and particularly Paris during the 1900 World’s Fair. She then moved to London, where she was one of the first female pupils to be admitted to Slade School of Fine Arts (1901), before continuing her studies in Paris (1902-1905). Back in London, Gray worked for a furniture workshop in Soho. Dissatisfied with her designs, she focused on lacquering furniture, a discipline she perfected in Paris, working with the great Japanese master Sugawara for four years. She moved permanently to Paris (1907) and began applying her painting techniques to flat surfaces. She did not meet with great success at this early stage in her career, though some of ....

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03-04-2020

Farewell to architect and urban planner Michael Sorkin

Architect, urbanist and prolific writer Michael Sorkin passed away on 26 March due to...

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02-04-2020

Pasel Künzel Architects designs K41 Black Diamond for living in a cube in Utrecht

A cube measuring 9 metres a side forms the perfect volume in a new home designed by...

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01-04-2020

Italian design takes centre stage in New York and China with Vudafieri-Saverino Partners

Italian firm Vudafieri-Saverino Partners recently completed two important projects. In...

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