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3 June 2014 | By Lynda Relph-Knight

The innovative capacity of furniture manufacturer USM is explored in a series of collaborations with architects, reports Lynda Relph-Knight

3D Printing Will Destroy The World

3D Printing Will Destroy The World Video

31 January 2014 | By Rachel Armstrong

Urgent rethinking is required to avoid the revolutionary potential of 3D printing being lost in a sea of pointless plastic products

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Made by Made: Five of the best Armchairs

6 November 2013

Furniture retailer Made.com’s unique approach brings makers and customers closer together. These five armchairs exhibit the fruits of the Made philosophy

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21 Dolls' Houses Designed by Famous Architects

1 November 2013 | By Rosanna Philpott

Big names think small: a line-up of architectural stars have designed disability-aware dolls’ houses for a children’s charity auction

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Top 10 Everyday Designs You Never Notice

11 September 2013 | By

The surprising stories behind ten everyday designs that go uncelebrated and unnoticed

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Identity Parade: Adam Nathaniel Furman at the Design Museum

10 September 2013

Furman, who is co-director of the architecture design practice Madam Studio graduated form the AA in 2009 where his co-directs the Saturated Space Research cluster

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Something for a Rainy Day

3 September 2013

ROCKPANEL’s Haute Couture range of cladding brightens up a residential facade in Hanover

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Nigel Coates' Milan 2013 Review

23 April 2013 | By

This year’s Milan Furniture Fair once again flaunted the superiority of the Italian design industry

Architecture for Dogs

Architecture for Dogs

18 April 2013 | By Taylor Davey

Architecture for Dogs asks world-class architects and designers to work at the canine scale

Monograph of Emre Arolat Architects Istanbul, Turkey

28 August 2012

Exploring the essential ethos, approach and ‘quest for awareness’ behind the work of Emre Arolat Architects

Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, Mapungubwe National Park in South Africa by Peter Rich

Wienerberger 2012 Brick Award

28 May 2012

Winners of the Wienerberger 2012 Brick Award

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Barcelona-based CODINA's woven wire cloth

5 March 2012

CODINA specialise in the manufacture of woven wire cloth, a hard wearing and dynamic material that has provided the Film Theatre of Catalonia with a unique blend of privacy and opacity

Recent projects where VIVIX® architectural panels have been specified include the exterior of a sports centre, La Pobla De Vallbona, in Valencia, Spain, by AC Architecture. VIVIX was chosen because of its versatility, flexibility and durability. ‘It was t

AR Products – Formica's vibrant new panelling system

31 January 2012

Responding to the demand for decorative, lightweight and robust rainscreen cladding, VIVIX® exterior facade panels have just been launched on the UK market

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Miele at Taymouth Castle in Perthshire

18 November 2011 | By Simon Hogg

With their linear design and minimalist styling, Miele kitchen appliances have a distinctive appeal. Symmetrical proportions and high-quality materials convey a sense of style and refinement

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FSB presents holistic design for doors and windows

1 November 2011

Truly memorable architecture is informed by innovative thinking that permeates all aspects of design, from the initial concept down to the smallest detail. And details can be crucial. For instance, the shape, colour, proportions and material chosen for door and window hardware can impact profoundly on a building’s overall appearance

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Axor Bouroullec: even greater freedom

21 October 2011

Even more opportunity to achieve your individual bathroom

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BEGA - The LKH Klagenfurt

19 October 2011

The concept of the new clinic is based on the needs of patients and staff. The plan provides rapid access to all specialist departments, which can thus work efficiently on an interdisciplinary basis

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Mediamesh - GKD World Wide Weave

13 September 2011

Three years after the installation of New York’s first Mediamesh facade at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, the Big Apple now has its second transparent media wall at the Port Authority Bus Terminal

Kerto laminated timber by Finnforest

Kerto laminated timber by Finnforest

4 July 2011

Finnforest, one of Europe’s leading timber product companies, supplied the elements of the Metropol Parasol, a new urban landmark in Seville. Photography by Hufton and Crow

American White Oak by Rudy de Keyser

American White Oak by Rudy de Keyser

4 July 2011

Flooring at the Museum aan de Stroom has been installed in high quality American white oak

MDT-tex®. Palazzo Isimbardi Milan, Italy

MDT-tex. Palazzo Isimbardi Milan, Italy

1 July 2011

A typical Milanese palazzo rarely reveals its full splendour to passers-by on the street

Individual Design made easy with ALUCOBOND®

Individual Design made easy with ALUCOBOND

1 July 2011

ALUCOBOND® offers architects and designers unlimited opportunities for innovative and individual designs.

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Chassis Chair by Wilkhahn

2 June 2011

Launched at the Milan Furniture Fair earlier this year, Wilkhahn’s new Chassis chair is the typically innovative outcome of a collaborative and cross-disciplinary design process. Working in partnership with Munich-based furniture maker and industrial designer Stefan Diez, Wilkhahn has created a tautly honed multi-purpose chair that not only embodies the enviable sleekness of contemporary sports cars, but also exploits the precise and progressive technologies that are used in their manufacture.

The latest in lighting design from the Milan Furniture Fair

12 May 2011 | By Heidi Wakefield

Origami-like designs, a modular approach, and an emphasis on energy efficiency - the AR highlights the key trends in lighting design at the Milan Furniture Fair

Solar panels by Sanyo

Solar panels by Sanyo

28 April 2011

Photovoltaic technology has become increasingly important in the quest to develop renewable sources of energy. It is also becoming increasingly sophisticated. In 1980, Sanyo was the first company to mass produce amorphous solar cells and the company’s latest development capitalises on over 35 years of experience in photovoltaic design and manufacture. The intention is to marry attractive design with truly sustainable performance

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Tile of Spain Awards

28 April 2011

Celebrating the most innovative use of ceramics in architecture, interiors and student work, the Tile of Spain Awards have become a much anticipated annual event in Spanish architectural circles. Chaired by Alberto Campo Baeza, this year’s jury judged 146 entries, including the Institute for Higher Education Jaume I in Ontinyent.

The Martin Exterior 400 Range - Expanding your outdoor design options

5 April 2011

The outdoor installation market now has the best combination of powerful, compact and energy-efficient LED light fixtures to date – the new Exterior 400 Range from Martin Professional

Decorated basin from the Onovo range by Villeroy & Boch

The latest launches and new product development from the ISH Bathroom Fair in Frankfurt

1 April 2011

The AR looks to the design trends emerging at Frankfurt’s ISH Bathroom Fair

The new Formica Collection

The New Formica Collection

9 March 2011

Neil Sookee, design director of Formica Group, discusses the development of the latest collection of decorative laminates

The Stockholm Furniture Fair provides a bracing and sensuous whiff of the best Nordic design

4 March 2011

The AR casts a critical eye across design trends emerging at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair

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The Sandcrawler in Singapore by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas

7 July 2014 | By Sutherland Lyall

The first in an exclusive series of online-only building studies, LucasArt’s new Singapore headquarters is packed with Star Wars references from air-lock lifts to bronze Yoda sculptures - but these allusions trivialise an immensely elegant building

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Nannup Holiday House in Australia by Iredale Pedersen Hook

3 July 2014

Honourable Mention: responding to the path from Perth to Nannup, this house in Australia responds to its dramatically changing surroundings

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Armadillo by Yuji Tanabe Architects Subscription

3 July 2014 | By

Honourable Mention: Yuji Tanabe’s context-driven form draws inspiration from the armadillo in its response to the Japanese climate

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Árborg House in Iceland by PK Arkitektar Subscription

3 July 2014 | By

Honourable Mention: set in the bleak glamour of south Iceland, this sensitive and spacious house crowns a riverside hilltop

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A House Open to the City by Studio Velocity Subscription

3 July 2014 | By

Honourable Mention: Studio Velocity offers another reinvention of urban living with two small structures connected by delicate bridges

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Blooming Bamboo Home in Vietnam by H&P Architects Subscription

25 June 2014

Highly Commended: The prototype for H&P’s Bamboo Home reconceptualises vernacular technologies for the present day to create a simple and inventive flood-resistant dwelling

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House in Opwijk by Marie-José Van Hee Architecten Subscription

25 June 2014 | By

Highly Commended: The second award winning entry from Marie-José Van Hee Architecten, this home in Opwijk carries an unusual and understated sophistication

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Dragon Court Village in Japan by Eureka Subscription

25 June 2014

Highly Commended: A fluid and porous surburban scheme, Eureka’s housing project offers an optomistic alternative to the typical house-on-plot model

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Quarry House in Ireland by Clancy Moore Architects Subscription

25 June 2014

Highly Commended: A dramatically set rural retreat, the Highly Commended Quarry House by Clancy Moore Architects blends brooding melancholy with Scandinavian-style optimism

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AR House 2014 Runner Up: Garden Room in Sri Lanka by ADM Architects

25 June 2014 | By Channa Daswatte

Inspired by the original occupation of the site by shipping containers, this sentitive project delicately occupies its surrounding suburban wilderness

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AR House 2014 Runner Up: House in Zuidzande by Marie-José Van Hee Architecten Subscription

25 June 2014 | By

Cloaked by a wall of trees, this house in Zuidzande combines a compact, robust concrete tower with a delicate and ascetic living space

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AR House 2014 Winner: House for Trees in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

25 June 2014 | By

This year’s AR House Winner, tucked into a typical Vietnam side-street, blends simplistic ideological ambitions with compelling, well crafted formal expression

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AR House 2014 Third Prize: Doctors' Housing in Rwanda by Mass Design Group

23 June 2014 | By

Huddled above Butaro hospital in Rwanda, MASS’ elegent housing units are emblematic of the positive impact architecture can have in the developing world

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Urban Villa in Switzerland by 2B Architectes Subscription

20 June 2014

Highly Commended: Combining the townhouse and the apartment block in one structure, 2b Architectes’ Urban Villa compresses complex spatial arrangements into a fragmentary whole

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Memories in Ruins: 9/11 Memorial Museum by Snøhetta and Davis Brody Bond

17 June 2014 | By Robert Bevan

With the recent opening of the new 9/11 Memorial Museum, the physical rehabilitation of New York's Ground Zero is nearly complete. Yet in such a highly charged context, how can architecture sift the powerful currents of memory, myth and meaning to make sense of events?

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Everyman Theatre in Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins Subscription

10 June 2014 | By Brian Hatton

Intimate yet epic, Liverpool's famous Everyman Theatre has a striking new home that thrives on indeterminacy and is a crucible for experimentation

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Stone in the Forest: Crematorium in Stockholm by Johan Celsing

6 June 2014 | By

Death’s rituals and realities are poignantly expressed in this woodland crematorium

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Miami Virtue: Pérez Art Museum in Miami by Herzog & de Meuron

3 June 2014 | By Michael Webb

Miami's cultural and civic milieu is augmented by a consciously anti-iconic museum for modern art by Herzog & de Meuron

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Schindler's Lift: Bethlehem Baptist Church Resurrected Subscription

29 May 2014 | By Michael Webb

RM Schindler’s only surviving public building, seemingly doomed to extinction for decades, is enjoying a facelift that will not only restore it, but may finally fully realise the original design

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Vienna Six: A Breakdown of the Starchitect Campus

27 May 2014

A closer look at the Vienna University of Economics and Business’ star-studded new campus, featuring projects from Zaha Hadid Architects and CRAB Studio

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Sextet in the City: Vienna University's Starchitect Campus

27 May 2014 | By

With an array of starchitect buildings corralled like guests at a cocktail party, Vienna University recasts the idea and the identity of the modern campus

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Hues and Pews: Immanuel Church in Cologne by Sauerbruch Hutton

14 May 2014 | By Peter Blundell Jones

Tempering programmatic pragmatism with the nuances of light and colour, this new church in Cologne is a meditative, multivalent space

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Two Town Houses in London by Stephen Taylor Architects

6 May 2014 | By David Grandorge

Proposing a new template for urban living, these two town houses subtly inveigle themselves within a leafy London neighbourhood

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State Archive in Duisburg, Germany, by O&O Baukunst Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

The hermetic potential of the archive finds its ultimate expression in this tower of blank brick on Duisburg's waterfront

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Machine for Life: Hostel and Crèche in Paris by Chartier Dalix and Avenier Cornejo

14 April 2014 | By Andrew Ayers

Combining accommodation for young workers and immigrants in an edge condition in Paris, this apartment block goes beyond its basic brief to provide a civilising backdrop for daily life

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Cut and Print: Emerson College, Los Angeles by Morphosis Subscription

1 April 2014 | By

Drawing on the history and typology of its Hollywood milieu, Morphosis’s new media college abstracts and synthesises ideas about surface, space and social connectivity in an ambitiously scaled urban stage set

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Reid Bulding, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow by Steven Holl Subscription

1 April 2014 | By Richard Weston

Despite trenchant criticism, Steven Holl’s Reid Building emerges as an open armature for creative encounter at the Glasgow School of Art

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Cardboard Cathedral by Shigeru Ban in Christchurch, New Zealand

24 March 2014 | By Andrew Barrie

Rising from the ruins: Shigeru Ban’s temporary structure speaks hope after the disasterous Christchurch earthquake

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Centre Pompidou-Metz by Shigeru Ban Architects & Jean de Gastines Architectes, France

24 March 2014 | By Will Hunter

The compromised concept of the Pompidu’s new outpost in Metz fails to impress

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Container Art in Santa Monica by Shigeru Ban

24 March 2014

Shigeru Ban’s inventive yet frugal Nomadic Museum berths on the Santa Monica beachfront