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The Winners of Rigenera Festival of Architecture in Reggio Emilia

07-10-2022

The Winners of Rigenera Festival of Architecture in Reggio Emilia

1 October marked the end of the second edition of the Reggio Emilia Architecture Festival "Rigenera - Fare Con", devised and promoted by the Reggio Emilia Order of Architects P.P.C. and supported by Floornature as media partner. The Gold Medal of the Rigenera 2022 Award went to FranzosoMarinelli Architetti for the design of the square and new public spaces in Castelfondo, Borgo D’Anaunia, in the Province of Trento

MVRDV Radio Hotel and Tower: a colourful new landmark for Upper Manhattan

06-10-2022

MVRDV Radio Hotel and Tower: a colourful new landmark for Upper Manhattan

The Radio Hotel and Tower, the first project by the architectural firm MVRDV in the United States, was recently opened. The colourful building creates a new landmark for the Upper Manhattan skyline and offers the Washington Heights neighbourhood, where it was built, new hotel and office facilities

Make Architects and Ken Shuttleworth for The Architects Series

05-10-2022

Make Architects and Ken Shuttleworth for The Architects Series

Architect Ken Shuttleworth, founder of Make Architects, will give a lecture dedicated to the power of communication through architectural drawing, at the 25th episode of The Architects Series, the exhibition format that the magazine The Plan curates for Iris Ceramica Group

Architecture and materials

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Blog

Terra, 6th edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale

07-10-2022

Terra, 6th edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale

Last weekend the 6th edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, curated by Cristina Verissimo and Diogo Burnay, opened its doors to the public. The theme chosen for this edition is Terra, a clear reference to the fact that we, a multitude of different realities, all live on one and the same planet. The Triennale aims to be a call-to-action, as well as to illustrate the multiplicity of methodologies available to face current and future challenges with architecture.

Iris Ceramica Group and Bibendum for Sustainable Conviviality

06-10-2022

Iris Ceramica Group and Bibendum for Sustainable Conviviality

Sustainability is in its DNA: this is why the Iris Ceramica Group partnered with Bibendum to ensure “Sustainable Conviviality” during the Cersaie 2022, International Exhibition of Ceramics for Architecture and Bathroom Furnishings, in which the group participated with the theme of SHAPING THE FUTURE – the new dawn of ceramics.

Exhibition against demolitions and waste in construction

05-10-2022

Exhibition against demolitions and waste in construction

At the S AM, Schweizer Architekturmuseum - Swiss Museum of Architecture in Basel, the exhibition entitled "Die Schweiz: Ein Abriss", curated by Countdown 2030 recently opened its doors to the public. A look into the Swiss demolition culture that generates more than 500 kg of construction waste per second and accounts for 84% of waste in Switzerland. Can we counteract this waste of energy embedded in the architectural heritage?

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Design&Trends

Annalisa Dominoni: why it’s useful (even for us earthlings) to plan for life in space

06-10-2022

Annalisa Dominoni: why it’s useful (even for us earthlings) to plan for life in space

Why are we investing research power and resources into planning for life far, far away from Earth when we still have no answers to the great problems plaguing our own planet? We asked Annalisa Dominoni who, along with Benedetto Quaquaro, has been working in the field of space design for over two decades.

THE ARCHITECTS SERIES

The Architects Series – A documentary on: Make Architects

The Architects Series – A documentary on: Make Architects

The twenty-fifth Architects Series will focus on international architecture studio Make Architects. Scheduled for Thursday, October 6, the webinar will include the screening of the video followed by a lecture on the design approach...

PROJECTS

Traverso-Vighy: Salvagnini Campus in Sarego, Vicenza, Italy

23-09-2022

Projects

Traverso-Vighy: Salvagnini Campus in Sarego, Vicenza, Italy

Salvagnini asked Giovanni Traverso and Paola Vighy to transform its historic headquarters into a cutting-edge production facility.

Ultra Pietre Ariostea: the timeless attraction of new covering solutions

27-09-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Ultra Pietre Ariostea: the timeless attraction of new covering solutions

Naturalness, harmony and easy mixing and matching are among the key aesthetic qualities of natural stone, a material which has always offered architects and interior designers plenty of freedom and practicality.

SO-IL: Amant artists’ studios, galleries and offices in Brooklyn, NY

21-09-2022

Projects

SO-IL: Amant artists’ studios, galleries and offices in Brooklyn, NY

Amant, designed by studio SO-IL, is a new centre for contemporary art in New York’s growing North Brooklyn district that is grafted onto the anonymous volumes of an industrial district, creating a pedestrian axis perpendicular to the roads travelled by vehicles.

AAU ANASTAS: Courthouse in Tulkarm, Palestine

14-09-2022

Projects

AAU ANASTAS: Courthouse in Tulkarm, Palestine

In the new Courthouse in Tulkarm, Palestine, volumes characterised by different walls, types of cladding and strategies for protecting against the sun’s strong rays form a landmark scenario.

Iris Ceramica Elementi: the primordial fascination of stone, earth and lava

13-09-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Iris Ceramica Elementi: the primordial fascination of stone, earth and lava

Inspired by the pristine natural world in which human beings took their first steps, Iris Ceramica’s Elementi project brings all the fascination and simplicity of primordial elements such as Earth, Lava and Pietra di Sciara stone to spaces for everyday living.

Rafiq Azam: redevelopment of Rasulbagh Children’s Park, Dhaka

09-09-2022

Projects

Rafiq Azam: redevelopment of Rasulbagh Children’s Park, Dhaka

In the heart of Dhaka, where there was once merely a gap in the urban fabric, there is now the Rasulbagh Children’s Park, a redevelopment project by Rafiq Azam and his firm Shatotto.

Iris Ceramica Elementi: the primordial fascination of stone, earth and lava

13-09-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Iris Ceramica Elementi: the primordial fascination of stone, earth and lava

Inspired by the pristine natural world in which human beings took their first steps, Iris Ceramica’s Elementi project brings all the fascination and simplicity of primordial elements such as Earth, Lava and Pietra di Sciara stone to spaces for everyday living.

Rafiq Azam: redevelopment of Rasulbagh Children’s Park, Dhaka

09-09-2022

Projects

Rafiq Azam: redevelopment of Rasulbagh Children’s Park, Dhaka

In the heart of Dhaka, where there was once merely a gap in the urban fabric, there is now the Rasulbagh Children’s Park, a redevelopment project by Rafiq Azam and his firm Shatotto.

SapienStone: black and green designs for today’s kitchen surfaces

06-09-2022

Inspiring Spaces

SapienStone: black and green designs for today’s kitchen surfaces

The SapienStone catalogue has been expanded beyond the palette of whites and neutral colours typically used in kitchen design, and now includes black and green ceramic surfaces.

Biographies

Architect

Peripheriques, Marin+Trottin+Jumeau

Peripheriques Architectes is an association of two Paris studios: the studio of Emmanuelle Marin (1967) and David Trottin (1965) and that of Anne-Françoise Jumeau (1962).  Dozens of assistants and professionals have worked with the studios since 1996. A multidisciplinary approach, teamwork and constant critical discussion are the hallmarks of an organisation that has participated in numerous architecture and urban planning ....

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Architect

Film-Obras De Arquitectura

The work of Carlos Fernández, Jorge Isaías, Gabriel Lanosa and Claudio Maslat, members of the Argentinian design studio Film-Obras De Arquitectura, is based on 4 fundamental design parameters. Firstly, simplicity as a process, austerity as a research method, sustainability as an objective for professional accountability and finally amenity to promote transformation of a place. Convinced that university is the place to investigate the emergence of new concepts ....

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Architect

Love Architecture Inc.

Japanese architect Yukio Asari (1969) graduated from the School of Architecture at Musashino Art University in Kodaira, Tokyo in 1994. He went on to specialize with a Master’s degree from Shibaura Institute of Technology and worked for Sowa Giken Co., Ltd. (1996-2001) before founding Love Architecture Inc in 2001. In his studio in Setagaya, Asari also works on interior design, landscape design, installation and renovation projects. In Love ....

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