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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 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


Made by Made: Five of the best Armchairs Subscription

6 November 2013

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


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


Top 10 Everyday Designs You Never Notice Subscription

11 September 2013 | By

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

Adam Furman

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


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


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


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


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


Axor Bouroullec: even greater freedom Subscription

21 October 2011

Even more opportunity to achieve your individual bathroom


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


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

Kerto laminated timber by Finnforest

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.

Detail of textile seat and contrasting frame, which offers designers the possibility of combining different colours and textures

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

Tile of Spain

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

Decorated basin from the Onovo range by Villeroy & Boch

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

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

4 March 2011

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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

29 September 2014 | By

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The Sandcrawler in Singapore by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas Subscription

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


Nannup Holiday House in Australia by Iredale Pedersen Hook Subscription

3 July 2014

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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