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Raiz Arquitetura LIU House, on the beach in São Paulo

24-06-2022

Raiz Arquitetura LIU House, on the beach in São Paulo

The LIU House is a beach house on the São Paulo coast, designed by studio Raiz Arquitetura, which was founded by architects Alexandre Ferraz and Elias Souza. The building's façades, particularly the main front one, are its strong points. The system of openings and the large portico designed by the architects ensure natural lighting and cross ventilation throughout the building, protecting it from strong sunlight and significantly improving environmental comfort

BIG The Plus, a factory in the forests of Norway

23-06-2022

BIG The Plus, a factory in the forests of Norway

The Plus is a new furniture factory designed by BIG for Norwegian manufacturer Vestre, a highly efficient street furniture production facility producing zero carbon dioxide emissions and anticipating the future, surrounded by a 300-acre public park with an experience centre

La Ville Engloutie, a film about the city for the Insostenibile series

22-06-2022

La Ville Engloutie, a film about the city for the Insostenibile series

What future does a city have when the major industries that keep its economy going have shut down? Anna de Manincor addresses the question in her documentary La Ville Engloutie, selected by the Order of Architects, Planners and Conservationists of Parma for "Insostenibile", a series of films conceived and presented by 24FPS, a non-profit association for social development

Architecture and materials

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Droogbak building in Amsterdam, a perfect fusion of past and present

24-06-2022

Droogbak building in Amsterdam, a perfect fusion of past and present

A historic 19th-century building near Amsterdam Central Station, the Droogbak, has been transformed into a contemporary office space. Commissioned by Allianz Real Estate, the KCAP architectural firm, together with the ABT consulting engineers, carried out the spatial transformation of the listed building. The interior design of the structure that houses the Clifford Chance law firm was completed by Fokkema & Partners.

A pavilion with a focus on the circular economy by Henning Larsen

23-06-2022

A pavilion with a focus on the circular economy by Henning Larsen

Created for the 3daysofdesign event in Copenhagen, the Fritz Hansen pavilion designed by Henning Larsen prides itself on a through and through sustainable design. Located in the garden of the Designmuseum Danmark, Grønnegården, the pavilion impresses with its focus on natural light and materials that allow it to be fully disassembled and make it circular economy-friendly.

A villa in Baja California Sur, Casa Calafia by RED Arquitectos

22-06-2022

A villa in Baja California Sur, Casa Calafia by RED Arquitectos

With Casa Calafia, the Mexican studio RED Arquitectos led by architect Susana Lopez, has created a summer residence in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, a small town located between La Paz and Cabo San Lucas. The project embraces the transition from the desert to the Pacific Ocean thanks to precise architectural choices, in line with the local tradition.

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Emilio Ferro presents Quantum, an art installation made of light

24-06-2022

Emilio Ferro presents Quantum, an art installation made of light

In order to mark Artissima and in the context of the second edition of Design of Today, curated by cultural association Projec_To, Emilio Ferro exhibited his latest work: QUANTUM.

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

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.

Beyond the boundaries of wall coverings: the innovative aesthetic of Diesel Living with IRIS CERAMICA 

14-06-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Beyond the boundaries of wall coverings: the innovative aesthetic of Diesel Living with IRIS CERAMICA 

With an approach unfettered by the expressive constraints of tradition, Diesel Living with IRIS CERAMICA puts an original twist on the world of surfaces, creating a new iconography for the everyday.

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.

Edition Office: Block of flats in Fitzroy, Melbourne

01-06-2022

Projects

Edition Office: Block of flats in Fitzroy, Melbourne

For Edition Office, the qualities and signs of the architecture in Fitzroy, Melbourne have provided the inspirational spark for a new residential building on a sliver of land between offices, artists’ workshops and trendy shops.

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.

Aulík Fišer architekti: Bořislavka Centre in Prague

25-05-2022

Projects

Aulík Fišer architekti: Bořislavka Centre in Prague

Prague’s Bořislavka Centre takes advantage of its privileged location above the metro station of the same name to become a public plaza.

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.

Aulík Fišer architekti: Bořislavka Centre in Prague

25-05-2022

Projects

Aulík Fišer architekti: Bořislavka Centre in Prague

Prague’s Bořislavka Centre takes advantage of its privileged location above the metro station of the same name to become a public plaza.

Unmatched appeal and evocative power: the timeless aesthetic of wood by Porcelaingres

24-05-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Unmatched appeal and evocative power: the timeless aesthetic of wood by Porcelaingres

The incomparable charm of wood meets the reliability of high-tech ceramic in two new collections from Porcelaingres: In-Wood and Pure Wood, both ideal for indoor and outdoor applications.

Biographies

Architect

Giuseppe Tortato

(…) buildings born out of local culture and history, combining technology with the natural environment, boldly integrating architectural elements with landscape (…)   Born in Venice in 1967, Giuseppe Tortato graduated from Politecnico di Milano before moving to Amherst, Massa­chusetts, where he worked with a pupil of Paolo Soleri on public and private buildings constructed according to the principles of bioclimatic architecture.   ....

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Architect

MBM Arquitectes

Deyan Sudjic writes in the prologue to his volume on MBM’s work, published in 2006 by RBA Editores, that studio MBM is not interested in creating aggressive, spectacular or “signature” architectural projects, but the value of their work lies in its recognisability and ability to express their cultural roots. The five partners who direct MBM (Martorell, Bohigas, Mackay, Capdevila and Gual) have a creative approach combining digital representation tools with freehand ....

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5+1AA  Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo

Architecture as a mechanism of knowledge underlies the design practice of studio 5+1AA, founded in Genoa by Alfonso Femia and Gianluca Peluffo. Architecture as body and enigma, that is, as pragmatism and sensuality, as realism and emotion, dialogues with urban planning with the shared intent of designing territory. The studio’s best known projects include Savona University Campus, the offices of the Ministry of the Interior in Rome, the art and cultural centre known as Palazzo del ....

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