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Lina Ghotmeh designs the new Serpentine Pavilion in London

02-12-2022

Lina Ghotmeh designs the new Serpentine Pavilion in London

French-Lebanese architect Lina Ghotmeh will design the 22nd Serpentine Pavilion, the temporary structure which, from June 2023, will host the summer programme of the Serpentine Galleries in London. The project entitled "À table" is part of the research conducted by the architect, who explores the concepts of memory, space and landscape

Archisbang transforms incomplete residential building into new offices

01-12-2022

Archisbang transforms incomplete residential building into new offices

Architectural studio Archisbang transformed and converted a incomplete residential building in the province of Turin into a new office space. The architects have made the "unfinished" condition that characterised the building for many years the key to interpretation of the new renovation project

Renzo Piano and Alvisi Kirimoto Interiors of Rai News 24 television studios

30-11-2022

Renzo Piano and Alvisi Kirimoto Interiors of Rai News 24 television studios

The studios of Rai News 24, Italy’s 24-hour news channel, located in the Rai production centre in Rome’s Saxa Rubra district, were recently renovated with interior design by Renzo Piano and Alvisi Kirimoto translating the evolution of the multimedia scene into architectural form and revealing some of the work that goes on behind the camera

Architecture and materials

Floornature is an international portal about architecture, design and design culture, investigating the contemporary with a special focus on sustainability. Its vocation, from the micro to the macro-scale of creativity, is to present new developments in architecture and design as they happen, with the specific intention of tracking emerging trends. The portal features special focus articles on materials for architecture and interviews with great masters of architecture and design.

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Morphogenesis and the Lodsi community project for Forest Essentials

02-12-2022

Morphogenesis and the Lodsi community project for Forest Essentials

Morphogenesis, an Indian architecture and urban planning studio with offices in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and New Delhi, has created a „net zero“ emissions industrial complex for Forest Essentials. Located on the slopes of the Himalayas, the complex provides a model of sustainable development for rural communities making use of integrated passive and active design technologies.

A757, a flexible condominium in Buenos Aires

01-12-2022

A757, a flexible condominium in Buenos Aires

The Argentinian architecture firm Hitzig Militello has built a new condominium in the Villa Crespo district of Buenos Aires. A volume characterised by linear shapes and a flexible layout, to accommodate future uses, harmoniously integrated into the urban context without sacrificing a strong visual identity, based on a monochrome palette.

WAF 2022 begins in Lisbon with Floornature and the Iris Ceramica Group

30-11-2022

WAF 2022 begins in Lisbon with Floornature and the Iris Ceramica Group

The World Architecture Festival and INSIDE World Festival of Interiors begin today in Lisbon, continuing until 2 December 2022. The world-wide event for architecture is back in the Portuguese capital again, after the 2021 edition. Floornature and the Iris Ceramica Group are involved in two competitions: The Architecture Drawing Prize and The Architectural Photography Awards.

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Design&Trends

Sonia Massari: “Designing sustainable food is a job for designers”

01-12-2022

Sonia Massari: “Designing sustainable food is a job for designers”

So says the Italian researcher, an expert in design thinking applied to the world of food and agriculture: the designer ought to be involved right from the start of the process of creating and producing sustainable food, to ‘join the dots’ and innovate in processes, systems and products.

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

Equipo de Arquitectura: Childcare Centre in Villeta, Paraguay

16-11-2022

Projects

Equipo de Arquitectura: Childcare Centre in Villeta, Paraguay

Equipo de Arquitectura designed a raw earth building with an introspective appearance to host a children’s centre in a suburb of the city of Villeta, in Paraguay.

LUCE collection: fascination and innovation on spectacular ceramic surfaces

22-11-2022

Inspiring Spaces

LUCE collection: fascination and innovation on spectacular ceramic surfaces

All the aesthetic power of ceramic combined with the decades-long know-how of the Iris Ceramica Group comes to life in Guillermo Mariotto’s innovative LUCE collection.

Dawoffice: Kamanar secondary school in Thionck Essyl, Senegal

11-11-2022

Projects

Dawoffice: Kamanar secondary school in Thionck Essyl, Senegal

In Thionck Essyl, in the south of Senegal, Dawoffice built Kamanar secondary school out of timber and clay.

Acha Zaballa: renovation of Joyous Home, a Modernist house in Spain

09-11-2022

Projects

Acha Zaballa: renovation of Joyous Home, a Modernist house in Spain

Cristina Acha and Miguel Zaballa approach the restoration of an apartment in the heart of Castro Urdiales, in Cantabria, Spain, maintaining the original elements wherever possible and updating them with use of colour to produce an expressionistic project.

New Marmi Maximum surfaces: the fascination of unique, surprising design

08-11-2022

Inspiring Spaces

New Marmi Maximum surfaces: the fascination of unique, surprising design

Fascinating and highly decorative, Fiandre Architectural Surfaces’ new marble-effect surfaces add to the vast catalogue of Marmi Maximum maxi-slabs.

Ludwig Godefroy Architecture: Casa Merida in the Yucatan

02-11-2022

Projects

Ludwig Godefroy Architecture: Casa Merida in the Yucatan

Ludwig Godefroy’s Casa Mérida is an experiment in energy self-sufficiency and a “habitable garden” in which to experience a new and more complete relationship between indoors and outdoors, in which the history of the Yucatan Peninsula plays an important role.

New Marmi Maximum surfaces: the fascination of unique, surprising design

08-11-2022

Inspiring Spaces

New Marmi Maximum surfaces: the fascination of unique, surprising design

Fascinating and highly decorative, Fiandre Architectural Surfaces’ new marble-effect surfaces add to the vast catalogue of Marmi Maximum maxi-slabs.

Ludwig Godefroy Architecture: Casa Merida in the Yucatan

02-11-2022

Projects

Ludwig Godefroy Architecture: Casa Merida in the Yucatan

Ludwig Godefroy’s Casa Mérida is an experiment in energy self-sufficiency and a “habitable garden” in which to experience a new and more complete relationship between indoors and outdoors, in which the history of the Yucatan Peninsula plays an important role.

New Ariostea Ultra Fragmenta and Ultra Graniti collections: natural artistic creations

01-11-2022

Inspiring Spaces

New Ariostea Ultra Fragmenta and Ultra Graniti collections: natural artistic creations

Refined, elegant and timeless are the best adjectives to describe Ariostea’s new Ultra Fragmenta and Ultra Graniti maxi-slab collections.

Biographies

Architect

GRAFT

Founded in Los Angeles in 1998, the founding partners of the international architecture practice GRAFT are Lars Krückeberg, Thomas Willemeit and Wolfram Putz. In 2018 they were joined as partners by architects Sven Fuchs, Dennis Hawner and Georg Schmidthals. The practice also opened offices in Berlin (2001) and Beijing (2004). Due to the different meanings of its name (botanical graft or, in the field of medicine, transplant), GRAFT says it is a hybrid ....

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Architect

Tsuyoshi Tane Architects

Tsuyoshi Tane is a Japanese architect based in Paris. He graduated from Hokkaido Tokai University in 2002 and gained professional experience in London, Denmark, and Japan.  He founded Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects in 2017, after co-founded DGT. in 2006 in Paris. He is recognised for a series of award-winning projects and buildings including the Estonian National Museum (2016), Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art (2020), Kofun Stadium of Japanese Olympic 2020 (2012), ....

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Architect

Tony Fretton - TFA

British architect, Tony Fretton (1945) was born into a working class family in London’s East End. "His work (...) presents an original contribution and convincing proof of the vitality of contemporary British architecture. A vitality that comes first of all from his ability to critically analyze and develop the contribution of those masters (...) who in Great Britain in the dynamic 1950s developed an innovative interpretation of modern architectural concepts, merged with ....

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