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Winner announced for city.people.light awards 2014 Subscription

16 December 2014

The city of Leipzig in Germany has been awarded first prize for its regeneration of Richard-Wagner-Platz in the twelfth annual city.people.light awards

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Modular Values Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

28 May 2012

Winners of the Wienerberger 2012 Brick Award

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Barcelona-based CODINA's woven wire cloth Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

21 October 2011

Even more opportunity to achieve your individual bathroom

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BEGA - The LKH Klagenfurt Subscription

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 Subscription

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

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Kerto laminated timber by Finnforest Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

1 July 2011

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

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Chassis Chair by Wilkhahn Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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

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

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 Subscription

9 March 2011

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

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Library and Concert Hall in Bodø, Norway by DRDH Subscription

22 December 2014 | By

In a remote Norwegian town on the edge of the Arctic Circle, a new library and concert hall transcend their cultural brief to become, in effect, the town's public realm

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Highly Commended: School Floating in the Sky in Sangkhlaburi, Thailand by Kochi University Subscription

12 December 2014

Catering for the children of refugees and orphans, organic, earthbound domes support a lightweight steel structure

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Highly Commended: Nursery School in Japan by Takahashi Ippei Subscription

12 December 2014

The result of a collaboration between Takahashi Ippei and the local community, this school doubles as a new garden and social space for the town

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Highly Commended: Winter Garden Facade in Brisbane by Studio 505 Subscription

12 December 2014

Inspired by the vibrant, luxuriant colours of a winter garden, Studio 505’s facade is a dynamic interplay between colour and technical sophistication

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Highly Commended: Wind Tower in Lincolnshire by MSA Gruff Subscription

12 December 2014

A viewing tower resembling a giant whistle redefines the meeting of land, sea and air on the Lincolnshire coast

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Highly Commended: Metropolitan Design Centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Paolo Gaston Flores Subscription

12 December 2014

Proto-industrial insertions restore this old fish market in Buenos Aires without compromising its distinctive historical character

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Highly Commended: Farming Kindergarten in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects Subscription

12 December 2014

A continuous green roof provides children with the experience of cultivating food at this low-tech Kindergarten in Vietnam

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Highly Commended: Void Temple in Mexico by Rozana Montiel Architects Subscription

12 December 2014

Exploring the language of simplicity and sobriety, this circular wall reconceptualises the notion of pilgrimage

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Runner up: Long Museum in Shanghai, China by Atelier Deshaus Subscription

12 December 2014 | By HRH The Prince of Wales

Shaped by the cultural currents of history and its physical remains, the industrial landscape of Suzhou Creek in Shanghai is now the site of a radical new art gallery

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Runner up: Equestrian Centre in Valle de Bravo, Mexico by CC Arquitectos Subscription

12 December 2014 | By Susanne Kennedy

At the foot of a Mexican mountain, a shingle-clad barn and sunkenstables elegantly accommodate domestic and equestrian pursuits

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Runner Up: Lune de Sang Sheds in Queensland, Australia by CHROFI Subscription

12 December 2014 | By Andrew Mackenzie

Emerging Architecture Runner Up: Two monumental sheds in the Australian bush attempt to encapsulate architecture's elusive sense of immortality

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Winner: Boundary Window in Tokyo by Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Subscription

12 December 2014 | By Taro Igarashi

The winner of this year’s awards for Emerging Architecture, this modest addition experiements with ideas of physical and perceptual transformation

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Book Nook: Cultuurhuis Rozet, Arnhem, the Netherlands, by Neutelings Riedijk Architects Subscription

20 November 2014 | By

Encompassing a diverse arts programme, Arnhem's new Cultuurhuis has a spatial and textural richness that seeks to consolidate the city's diffuse historic centre

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Taking Root: Joan Maragall Library, Barcelona, Spain, by BCQ Arquitectura Subscription

13 November 2014 | By David Cohn

The fragmented, verdant structure of this semi-subterranean library creates a different kind of public space in Barcelona's urban milieu

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School of Shakira: Lomas del Peyé School, Cartagena, Colombia, by Giancarlo Mazzanti Subscription

4 November 2014 | By Felipe Walter

Funded by the Colombian chanteuse’s charity, this school rises above the slum that surrounds it, catalysing social uplift and forming a new anchoring point in a marginalised community

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Court Report: Hospitalhof, Stuttgart, Germany, by Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei Subscription

29 October 2014 | By

The ghosts of Stuttgart’s past gather in this palimpsest of historical layers, drawn together in a building of unusual inclusiveness to form a new headquarters for the Protestant Church in Germany

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Carte Blanche: Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France, by Gehry Partners Subscription

27 October 2014 | By

Tumescently emerging from the Bois de Boulogne, Frank Gehry's new Fondation Louis Vuitton is an architecture of perpetual indulgence

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Stirling Prize Winner: Everyman Theatre in Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins critiqued Subscription

16 October 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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Learning Process: Justus-von-Liebig School, Moers, Germany, by Peter Hubner Subscription

14 October 2014 | By Peter Blundell Jones

Participatory design lies at the heart of Peter Hübner’s practice, and in this new school in Germany it comes into its own as students and teachers collaborated with the architects to create a space of their own

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Five Fold: Apartment block, Basel, Switzerland, by Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten Subscription

1 October 2014 | By

A laconic facade folds around this block of five apartments in Basel, yet its thoughtful Swiss sobriety is also undercut by a more complex and contradictory language

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Carsten Höller's helter-skelter and Alvaro Siza's promenade at the Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein, Germany Subscription

29 September 2014 | Updated: 10 December 2014 | By

With the addition of two new elements, the German furniture-maker is stitching together its experimental Wunderkammer of architectural follies

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Cleft Bank: Long Art Museum, Shanghai, by Atelier Deshaus Subscription

23 September 2014 | By

Industry and its aftermath collide on the banks of the Huangpu River in Shanghai, where a concrete canopy of arches shelters a new gallery full of surprising spaces

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Origami Lesson: Swimming Pool in Beaconsfield by Duggan Morris Architects Subscription

11 September 2014 | By

Capped by a delicately folded timber roof, this new school swimming pool reflects the rigour and resourcefulness of its client and architect

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Land Art: Gallery in Somerset by Luis Laplace Subscription

9 September 2014 | By Isabel Allen

Rural Somerset's bucolic idyll is the unexpected setting for a new gallery of contemporary art that perceptively unites buildings, works and landscape

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Dark Matter: Musée Soulages in Rodez by RCR Arquitectes Subscription

1 September 2014 | By William JR Curtis

Dedicated to the work of French abstract artist Pierre Soulages, the eponymous Musée Soulages is a tough yet poetic synthesis of steel, darkness and light

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Beton Doux: Concrete Silos in Paris by Vialet Ballus Subscription

26 August 2014 | By Andrew Ayers

On the edge of Paris, a utilitarian complex of cement silos is elevated into a sculptural composition that animates a dreary and dislocated urban enclave

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Sporting Chance: Gymnasium in Brazil by Herzog & de Meuron Subscription

15 August 2014 | By Jonathan Glancey

Embedded in a tough Brazilian favela, a new sports centre catalyses actions and ideas about social cohesion and civility

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Popular Culture: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Argentina by Monoblock Subscription

12 August 2014 | By

In an Argentinian beach resort, a cuboid concrete carapace conceals the more expressive, populist soul of a new museum of contemporary art

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Precise Schweiz: Mixed Development in Zurich by Caruso St John Architects and Bosshard Vaquer Architekten Subscription

5 August 2014 | By

A new piece of city is gradually coalescing around Caruso St John's thoughtful and precisely crafted mixed-use scheme in Zurich

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Profession of Faith: Mosque in Sancaklar, Turkey by Emre Arolat Architects Subscription

31 July 2014 | By Ugur Tanyeli

Eschewing historicism, this new mosque in Turkey conveys a sense of spirituality through an austere choreography of light and space