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Surrealism and design on display at London's Design Museum

04-10-2022

Surrealism and design on display at London's Design Museum

The Design Museum in London is hosting an exhibition staged by the Vitra Design Museum that brings to visitors' attention the impact of Surrealism on design, with works and objects by, among others, Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp and Leonora Carrington. "Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 - Today" will open on October 14 and run until February 19, 2023

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2022: Here are the winners

03-10-2022

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2022: Here are the winners

The six winning projects of the 2022 edition of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, one of the most prestigious architectural awards, were announced on 22 September in Geneva. This accolade rewards both the designers as well as the clients and communities for whom the work was created; the six winners will share a million-dollar prize

Lectio magistralis by Anna Heringer in Parma

30-09-2022

Lectio magistralis by Anna Heringer in Parma

In the enchanting setting of the Teatro Farnese in Parma, architect Anna Heringer will hold the lectio magistralis entitled "La sostenibilità è amare ", which will kick off the 16th edition of the Il Rumore del Lutto event. The event was organised by the Order of Architects of Parma and by the AMA (Mendrisio Alumni Academy) in collaboration with Il Rumore del Lutto, curated by Francesco Di Gregorio and Eleonora Caggiati, with the patronage of the Federation of Architectural Orders of Emilia Romagna

Architecture and materials

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Francesca Perani designs functional beauty in an industrial space

04-10-2022

Francesca Perani designs functional beauty in an industrial space

Italian architect Francesca Perani has created a small multifunctional room inside a plastics production and processing company, which allows workers to rest and also serves as a showroom. An small intervention covering a space of just a few square metres, fittingly called "Mini Break", becomes a true oasis of relaxation for users.

Agora Maximus, beyond tactical urbanism in Montreal

03-10-2022

Agora Maximus, beyond tactical urbanism in Montreal

With the Agora Maximus project LAAB, a Canadian creative collective, together with Signature Design Communication (SDC), a multidisciplinary agency, proposed a temporary streetscape installation. Agora Maximus celebrates the seasonal pedestrianisation of Montreal's Saint-Denis Street with viewing platforms and vantage points that allow passersby admire the cityscape and its rich cultural offerings.

MAB Anachar Basbous in Rachana, Lebanon: a site for beauty

30-09-2022

MAB Anachar Basbous in Rachana, Lebanon: a site for beauty

Lebanese artist Anachar Basbous and architect Jawdat Arnouk created „Mohtaraf Anachar Basbous“, MAB, a site full of beauty, love and hope in Rachana, in northern Lebanon, as a container for the sculptor’s artworks, built of raw concrete on the basis of local architectural traditions.

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Ai Weiwei in Venice: Memento Mori, a monument to life made of Murano glass

03-10-2022

Ai Weiwei in Venice: Memento Mori, a monument to life made of Murano glass

A gigantic chandelier with no lights, made up of two thousand pieces of black Murano glass, stands out in the Palladio’s basilica in the Abbey of San Giorgio Maggiore, on the island of the same name facing St.

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

Alejandro Aravena - ELEMENTAL

Among the emerging figures in the world of contemporary architecture is Alejandro Aravena (1967). Born in Santiago de Chile, he graduated from Pontificia Cilena University in 1992 and continued his studies in Italy at IUAV (University of Architecture, Venice). Following the opening of his own design studio in 1994, in 2001 he founded ELEMENTAL S.A. in Santiago, where he has been Executive Director since 2006. With ELEMENTAL (which also comprises architects Gonzalo Arteaga, Juan ....

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Architect

Gio Ponti

Ever since the start of his career, the work of Giovanni (Gio) Ponti (1891-1979) was profoundly innovative, going beyond the return to neoclassicism characteristic of early twentieth century architecture. Ponti made the architect a promoter of culture and an interpreter of the new “bourgeois taste”. Ponti founded and edited the historic architecture magazines Domus (1928-40 and 1948-1979) and Stile (1941-1947); he sat on the executive committee of the ....

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Architect

Cino Zucchi

Milan architect, Cino Zucchi (1955) graduated from MIT, Cambridge in Art and Design and then Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano (1979), where he currently lectures in Architectural and Urban Design. Actively engaged in theory and teaching, over the past two decades he has held numerous seminars and conferences at prestigious institutions (Harvard, Florence, Madrid and Zurich). A member of many international research groups, such as "ARE_Living ....

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