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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.
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.
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.
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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