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The House on the Hill by DAAS Haus in Malta

27-05-2022

The House on the Hill by DAAS Haus in Malta

The DAAA Haus studio has designed the small but complex project of a duplex in Malta which, from its position on a hill, overlooks the city life below. The House on the Hill is part of a larger renovation that will be completed in 2022

C+S Architects Residential Towers R11 Cascina Merlata Milan

26-05-2022

C+S Architects Residential Towers R11 Cascina Merlata Milan

In Milan, in the Cascina Merlata area, a major residential development is underway. It is one of the largest in Europe in terms of size. In this context, at the northern end of the Highrise Village and bordering the park, is lot R11, where the residential towers designed by C+S Architects have been constructed

GEZA Architettura – Furla Progetto Italia and Fiandre Architectural Surfaces

25-05-2022

GEZA Architettura – Furla Progetto Italia and Fiandre Architectural Surfaces

GEZA Architettura has designed Furla Progetto Italia, the new headquarters of the historical Italian leather goods and fashion accessories brand in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, in the province of Florence. In the charming landscape of the Chianti hills, the architects integrated an industrial architecture and chose Fiandre Architectural Surfaces' Fjord collection for the office and production flooring, an Iris Ceramica Group brand

Architecture and materials

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Floornature with the LAND studio for the Milan Design Week

27-05-2022

Floornature with the LAND studio for the Milan Design Week

From June 6 to 12, Floornature will take part in the Milan Design Week 2022. In addition to the events to be held at the Iris Ceramica Group showroom, Floornature, as media partner of the LAND landscape studio, will also follow a focus on the major transformation that the city of Milan has been undergoing. Floornature will stream the talks centred on "meanwhile uses", theme dedicated to the temporary use of the urban context, with speakers including Andreas Kipar, Stefano Minini, Ico Migliore, Mara Servetto and representatives from the studios MCA, Foster+Partners and Park Associati.

Sports hall designed by CONSEQUENCE FORMA

26-05-2022

Sports hall designed by CONSEQUENCE FORMA

The Czech architecture firm, CONSEQUENCE FORMA, has designed a new sports hall in the town of Nový Hrozenkov, in the Czech Republic. The sports hall is not only a place dedicated to sports activities, but also a multifunctional space for the local community, built to maximise the building's energy efficiency and sustainability.

Novartis Pavilion in Basel by AMDL CIRCLE

25-05-2022

Novartis Pavilion in Basel by AMDL CIRCLE

A new pavilion designed by architect Michele De Lucchi and his architecture firm, AMDL CIRCLE, is the first publicly accessible building on the Novartis Campus in Basel, Switzerland. The Novartis Pavilion, a multifunctional architecture created in collaboration with the Blaser Butscher Architekten AG firm, features a distinctive zero-energy media façade designed by iart and houses a permanent multimedia exhibition designed by ATELIER BRÜCKNER.

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Design and football in one exhibition at the Design Museum in London

27-05-2022

Design and football in one exhibition at the Design Museum in London

From 8 April to 29 August, London’s Design Museum is playing host to an exhibition entitled ‘Football: Designing the Beautiful Game’.

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

Esté architekti: Interiors of an attic duplex in Prague

20-05-2022

Projects

Esté architekti: Interiors of an attic duplex in Prague

Colour becomes a door to another world, expanding the confines of a little apartment in Letnà, Prague.

Venice Villa and Rialto: the classic contemporary design of FMG terrazzo flooring

17-05-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Venice Villa and Rialto: the classic contemporary design of FMG terrazzo flooring

The expressiveness, elegance and randomness of Venetian terrazzo flooring draws inspiration from the tradition, history and craftsmanship of the best classic surface coverings.

Büro B Architekten: kindergarten in Rain school campus, Ittigen

11-05-2022

Projects

Büro B Architekten: kindergarten in Rain school campus, Ittigen

Büro B designed Rain, a new kindergarten in Ittigen, north of Berne, as part of the “Green Belt” system.

van Bergen Kolpa + META: Agrotopia urban horticulture research centre

06-05-2022

Projects

van Bergen Kolpa + META: Agrotopia urban horticulture research centre

A group of experts in food architecture, greenhouses, urban horticulture and energy reclamation built Agrotopia, a big urban horticulture research centre in Roeselare, Belgium which is open to the public for tours and educational programmes.

Beauty and comfort for living: new Hypertouch design for ceramic surfaces

03-05-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Beauty and comfort for living: new Hypertouch design for ceramic surfaces

The many new developments in ceramic surfaces in recent years include Hypertouch, an innovative invisible capacitive technology that underlines the design and continuity of surfaces by eliminating the need for separate switches and plates.

Espinosa and Villalba: a home for “rur-urban” life in Cercedilla

04-05-2022

Projects

Espinosa and Villalba: a home for “rur-urban” life in Cercedilla

Enrique Espinosa and Lys Villalba are working together on a house inspired by the theme of migration between city and country in Spain.

Beauty and comfort for living: new Hypertouch design for ceramic surfaces

03-05-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Beauty and comfort for living: new Hypertouch design for ceramic surfaces

The many new developments in ceramic surfaces in recent years include Hypertouch, an innovative invisible capacitive technology that underlines the design and continuity of surfaces by eliminating the need for separate switches and plates.

Espinosa and Villalba: a home for “rur-urban” life in Cercedilla

04-05-2022

Projects

Espinosa and Villalba: a home for “rur-urban” life in Cercedilla

Enrique Espinosa and Lys Villalba are working together on a house inspired by the theme of migration between city and country in Spain.

SapienStone: superior quality full-body kitchen countertops

02-05-2022

Inspiring Spaces

SapienStone: superior quality full-body kitchen countertops

The best ceramic slabs offer particularly advanced technological performance based on use of natural raw materials and processes.

Biographies

Architect

James Wines - SITE

American architect and artist James Wines’ (1932) professional career has long been linked to the multidisciplinary organization SITE (Sculpture in the Environment) which he founded in New York in 1970 alongside A. Sky, E. Sousa and M. Stone. A leading exponent of environmental design and organic architecture, he has been a sculptor since the late fifties. Graduating from Syracuse University in 1956, he has since managed architectural projects and research, held conferences ....

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Architect

Alberto Apostoli

In 1997 Alberto and his brother Francesco opened Studio Apostoli & Associati offering the multi-disciplinary professional profile for which his education qualifies him. In 2006 he held his first solo show in the European Parliament Building in Brussels, entitled "Contamination between communication and design in architecture", attracting attention in the press all over Europe. In 2006 he also opened a studio in Guangzhou, and in 2007 he opened an agency in Casablanca. ....

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Architect

PROJECT ORANGE

The London-based architecture and design studio Project Orange (PO) was founded in 1997 by Christopher Ash and James Soane. Ash graduated from Cambridge in 1991 and then completed his training at several firms in London (including Michael Squire & Partners). Soane studied in Cambridge and graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture: until 2001, he worked in Sir Terence Conran’s design firms, where he carried out his vocational training and activities as a ....

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