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BDR bureau Enrico Fermi School in Turin

18-10-2019

BDR bureau Enrico Fermi School in Turin

The idea for a new Italian school starts in Turin, with the “Torino Fa Scuola”...

SOM Skidmore Owings & Merrill redevelops the Allianz headquarters designed by Gio Ponti

17-10-2019

SOM Skidmore Owings & Merrill redevelops the Allianz headquarters designed by Gio Ponti

SOM Skidmore Owings & Merrill recently presented the project that will instil new life...

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Floornature is an international design and architecture portal with a focus on materials for contemporary architecture, exclusive interviews with great masters of international architecture and the most interesting new developments in the world of architecture.

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Masquespacio is behind the first Piur restaurant in Valencia

18-10-2019

Masquespacio is behind the first Piur restaurant in Valencia

The Masquespacio creative duo - Ana Milena Hernández Palacios and Christophe Penasse - have designed the first restaurant of the Piur chain in Valencia. A respectful project in one of the Spanish city’s most distinctive Art Nouveau buildings.

Industrial architecture in Rotterdam, the waterworks

17-10-2019

Industrial architecture in Rotterdam, the waterworks

Rotterdam is a Mecca for fans of contemporary architecture, with impressive buildings and landmarks. But this Dutch city hides some of its oldest treasures, magnificent examples of industrial architecture that include the De Esch waterworks, turned into a residential zone in the 1970s.

The Architects Series – A documentary on: 3XN Architects

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The Architects Series – A documentary on: 3XN Architects

The Architects Series continues at SpazioFMG per...

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ONSTAGE: INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD ENGLAND Part 2

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LEFT Architects: Out-to-Out House in Faqra, Lebanon

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LEFT Architects: Out-to-Out House in Faqra, Lebanon

The Lebanese saying “you can ski in the morning and swim in the sea in the afternoon” neatly...

Delugan Meissl’s Stuttgart Porsche Museum made of concrete and steel

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Delugan Meissl’s Stuttgart Porsche Museum made of concrete and steel

The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart is a deconstructivist building by architects Delugan and Meissl...

New Ariostea surfaces for classic and contemporary atmospheres

Ceramic Innovation

New Ariostea surfaces for classic and contemporary atmospheres

Ariostea’s new collections, Fragmenta Full Body and Crystal, exude the charm of stones and...

Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá: the Eureka Research Centre

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Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá: the Eureka Research Centre

After having designed the primary school, Daniel Bonilla and Marcela Albornoz have created the...

Aluminium, steel, glass and wood feature in the Kutaisi airport by UNSTUDIO

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Aluminium, steel, glass and wood feature in the Kutaisi airport by UNSTUDIO

UNStudio’s Kutaisi airport is a simple building which hides architectural surprises inside, along...

Sustainability and beauty: FMG ceramic surfaces for spaces in 2020

Ceramic Innovation

Sustainability and beauty: FMG ceramic surfaces for spaces in 2020

Innovation, research and aesthetic quality are the cornerstones of Iris Ceramica Group’s floor...

Marc Mimram has designed the new tennis court at Roland Garros in Paris

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Marc Mimram has designed the new tennis court at Roland Garros in Paris

French architect Marc Mimram has designed the new tennis court at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, as...

The concrete Moesgaard Museum by Hennign&Larsen

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The concrete Moesgaard Museum by Hennign&Larsen

The Moesgaard Museum is a building that rises majestically out of the ground like a vast launch...

SapienStone: open-plan kitchens, islands and peninsulas 

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SapienStone: open-plan kitchens, islands and peninsulas 

Design solutions for the home in 2020 also contemplate blending the living and kitchen areas.

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Frei Otto

Frei Otto

German architect Frei Otto (1925-2015) grew up in a family of sculptors, learned the craft and became interested in model building and gliding. A pilot in wartime, he was taken prisoner in France in 1945 and supervised a construction and maintenance team during his imprisonment. He studied at the Technische Universität in Berlin between 1948 and 1952. While travelling in the US he met Eero Sarinen and engineer Fred Severud, who were working on a suspended roof for Raleigh arena. “From that time on the study and construction of light-framed structures became the key theme of his studies” (Drieschner), and in 1954 he wrote his graduating thesis on the “suspended roof”. In 1957 he founded a workshop for light constructions in Berlin (which later became Institute-IL at Stuttgart Polytechnic), where he began a teaching career that he was to continue for thirty years (he is also an MIT visiting professor). Famous for his ....

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16-10-2019

The main RIBA prizes and the new Neave Brown Award for Housing have been awarded

On October 8, 2019 during the ceremony held at the iconic London Roundhouse, the winners...

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15-10-2019

Karim Nader and Banque du Liban collaborate to preserve Beirut’s architectural heritage

The renovation project of the Banque du Liban headquarters in Beirut allowed architect...

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14-10-2019

Tzuco un restaurant pour Carlos Gaytán à Chicago, signé Cadena Concept Design

Le cabinet d'architectes Cadena Concept Design de l'architecte Ignacio Cadena a...

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