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Cultural Initiatives and New Museums in Qatar

05-07-2022

Cultural Initiatives and New Museums in Qatar

Starting 21 November, the 2022 Football World Cup will take place in Qatar. The sports event will be preceded and accompanied throughout the year by important events. In particular, Qatar Museums has announced a wide-ranging programme of cultural initiatives, including the inauguration of the MIA, the Doha Museum of Islamic Art designed by 1983 Pritzker Prize-winning architect Ieoh Ming Pei, and exhibitions on the new museums designed by Elemental, Herzog & de Meuron and OMA

YoUAre Design: how Ukrainian architects are reinventing their future

04-07-2022

YoUAre Design: how Ukrainian architects are reinventing their future

Life changed dramatically in Ukraine on 24 February. Ukrainians are constantly having to overcome obstacles to live their everyday lives. Our point of view is always oriented towards architecture, and we believe the best way to express our great empathy and solidarity with the Ukrainian people is to describe how a group of professionals has reinvented itself and found a new way of working, in the hopes of a better future

Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia - Redevelopment and interior design of the new Ersel Bank in Milan

01-07-2022

Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia - Redevelopment and interior design of the new Ersel Bank in Milan

In Milan, in Via Caradosso, the Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia studio, winner in 2018 of the invitation-based competition for the redevelopment of the building, recently completed the new headquarters of the Ersel Bank. A building dating back to 1928 and designed by Agnoldomenico Pica and Pietro Cassinoni for the Società Elettrica Generale dell’Adamello

Architecture and materials

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Studio Ossidiana, a floating pavilion for a museum in Almere

05-07-2022

Studio Ossidiana, a floating pavilion for a museum in Almere

For M., the new Museum for Immersive Art in Almere, the Netherlands, Alessandra Covini and Giovanni Belloti, the young duo behind Studio Ossidiana, created an experimental project. A floating pavilion that appeals to all the senses and refers to the Dutch city's tradition, built on reclaimed land where the Zuiderzee once stood.

Launch of the sixth edition of The Architecture Drawing Prize

04-07-2022

Launch of the sixth edition of The Architecture Drawing Prize

For the sixth time, The Architecture Drawing Prize has been launched to highlight the pictorial side of architecture in its manual, digital, and hybrid forms. This year, the prize in partnership between Make Architects, Sir John Soane's Museum in London, and the WorldArchitecture Festival (WAF) has the sponsorship of Iris Ceramica Group, and Floornature is the European media partner.

Urban activation with AIR SQUARE by KOGAA and Kubíček Visionair

01-07-2022

Urban activation with AIR SQUARE by KOGAA and Kubíček Visionair

Czech architecture firm KOGAA, collaborating with hot air balloon manufacturers Kubíček Visionair, has created the AIR SQUARE: a modular and transportable location designed to activate underused urban spaces. Thanks to the installation, these places can adapt their role to suit the needs of the community.

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Design&Trends

Andrea Anastasio’s ceramics go against the trend

30-06-2022

Andrea Anastasio’s ceramics go against the trend

Statuettes of sets of animals and segmented decorative panels: the origin of the two majolica series - Esodi and Intervalli - created by artist and designer Andrea Anastasio, artistic director of Ceramica Gatti 1928: a process of evolution that began in the archives of the workshop in Faenza and turned into something new, in which light becomes a part of the creation.

THE ARCHITECTS SERIES

The Architects Series – A documentary on: CZA

The Architects Series – A documentary on: CZA

The 24th episode of The Architects Series will host international architecture studio CZA – Cino Zucchi Architetti on Thursday, June 9. This webinar event will include the screening of a video followed by a lecture delivered by Cino...

PROJECTS

AZL Architects: BingDing Wood Kiln Factory, Qiancheng, China

22-06-2022

Projects

AZL Architects: BingDing Wood Kiln Factory, Qiancheng, China

AZL Architects has built a symbolic enclosure around an old kiln used for firing porcelain.

Practicality and beauty in the kitchen: the superior performance of SapienStone ceramic

21-06-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Practicality and beauty in the kitchen: the superior performance of SapienStone ceramic

SapienStone high-tech ceramic offers the ideal solution for surfaces in new kitchens and restyling projects alike, with its unique combination of resistance, practicality and beauty.

Mazzanti: Plaza del Cauca Community and Operations Centre

17-06-2022

Projects

Mazzanti: Plaza del Cauca Community and Operations Centre

Is it possible to use a motorway control centre as a hub to facilitate connections between travellers and the local population? The answer is yes: El Equipo Mazzanti designed and proposed just such a thing to the Colombian government, building a prototype dubbed La Plaza del Cauca in the Antioquia department.

OOPEAA: Church, parish centre and social housing in Tikkurila

15-06-2022

Projects

OOPEAA: Church, parish centre and social housing in Tikkurila

A project created thanks to the combined efforts of the parishes of Vantaa, the Lujatalo construction firm and the architects at OOPEAA has resulted in the unusual combination of a parish centre with social housing.

Seventyonepercent: balance and harmony for contemporary bathroom furniture

07-06-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Seventyonepercent: balance and harmony for contemporary bathroom furniture

Starting from the concepts of integration, balance and harmony, Seventyonepercent by the Iris Ceramica Group offers refined and unprecedented solutions in the wellness & bathroom furnishings sector.

McMahon Architecture: House in Leyton, London

08-06-2022

Projects

McMahon Architecture: House in Leyton, London

Inspired by yet deliberately removed from the surrounding terraced houses, this home in the Leyton area of London by Louise McMahon is a design that lives and dies by the fine details of its construction, materials and colour palette.

Seventyonepercent: balance and harmony for contemporary bathroom furniture

07-06-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Seventyonepercent: balance and harmony for contemporary bathroom furniture

Starting from the concepts of integration, balance and harmony, Seventyonepercent by the Iris Ceramica Group offers refined and unprecedented solutions in the wellness & bathroom furnishings sector.

McMahon Architecture: House in Leyton, London

08-06-2022

Projects

McMahon Architecture: House in Leyton, London

Inspired by yet deliberately removed from the surrounding terraced houses, this home in the Leyton area of London by Louise McMahon is a design that lives and dies by the fine details of its construction, materials and colour palette.

The LUCE collection: a new visual dimension for high-tech ceramic

31-05-2022

Inspiring Spaces

The LUCE collection: a new visual dimension for high-tech ceramic

High-tech ceramic is ushering in a new aesthetic phase thanks to the dynamism and visual power of the LUCE surface by Guillermo Mariotto.

Biographies

Architect

Grafton Architects

Founded in 1978 by Yvonne Farrell (1951) and Shelley McNamara (1952), graduates of UCD, University College Dublin, Grafton Architects is named after the well-known street in the Irish capital. Initially, the majority of the Practice's work was in Dublin, mainly on school or university buildings, public and residential projects. Teaching has also been an important part of the two architects’ careers. Both have lectured at University College Dublin (1977-2009) and ....

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Architect

Norman Foster

One of the most eminent and influential British architects and designers of recent decades, Norman Foster (1935) graduated from the University of Manchester (1956-1961), following military service as a pilot in the Royal Air Force (1953-1955). In the subsequent two years he gained his Master’s Degree at Yale, where he met Richard Rogers, with whom he worked from 1963 to 1967 at Team 4. After parting company with Rogers, Foster founded Foster Associates in 1967 (now ....

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Architect

Peter L. Wilson

Julia Bolles was born in 1948 in Münster, Germany, and graduated from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 1976. She then completed her studies at the Architectural Association School of Architecture - AA. From 1996 to 2014, she was a professor at the Münster School of Architecture. A member of the Deutsche Akademie für Städtebau und Landesplanung (DASL) and of the Design Council of Salzburg, she has been dean of the Münster School of Architecture since 2008 ....

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