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iGuzzini: Light is Back

27 May 2015 | By

[SPONSORED] iGuzzini lights up Milan from Da Vinci to the Expo, illuminating the past and future


Winner announced for city.people.light awards 2014

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


Modular Values

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


Made by Made: Five of the best Armchairs

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

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

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

3 September 2013

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

Zonca Index Image

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


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


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


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


Axor Bouroullec: even greater freedom

21 October 2011

Even more opportunity to achieve your individual bathroom


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


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.

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

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

Tile of Spain

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




AR_EA 2015 Winner: ‘10 Cal Tower is an architecture of active movement, an enhancer of social interaction’ Video

25 November 2015 | By Pirak Anurakyawachon

Supermachine Studio reinterpret the traditional playground in a vertical labyrinth that brings children and adults together in a game of hide and seek with a difference


Cero K production plant by Max-A in San Carlos, Chile Subscription

24 November 2015 | By

A semi-translucent skin lends a ghostlike appearance to this sweetener production plant


HAWE Factory by Barkow Leibinger in Kaufbeuren, Germany Subscription

24 November 2015 | By

A factory for hydraulic pumps continues the representational German approach to industrial architecture


China Art Academy in Hangzhou by Amateur Architecture Studio Subscription

23 November 2015 | By Michael Webb

[Archive] The campus for China’s leading art school is richly nuanced


‘Seashore Library looks like something Alain de Botton might have commissioned for a dirty weekend in Dungeness’ Subscription

23 November 2015 | By

Seashore Library in Beidaihe, China by Vector Architects


‘At every turn, Isozaki's CAFA's play of curves draws you forward’ Subscription

19 November 2015 | By Michael Webb

[Archive] Arata Isozaki brings Japanese rigour and sensuality to a new art museum


‘The monolithic Fan Zeng Art Museum resembles a Chinese stamp on rice paper’ Subscription

19 November 2015 | By Xiangning Li

Inspired by traditional Chinese paintings, Original Design Office’s Fan Zeng Art Museum is a wash of greys


‘Will Wang Shu's village be nothing but an imagined form of rural life for urbanites?’ Subscription

17 November 2015 | By Yiping Dong

Regeneration, or gentrification? Wencun Village, designed by Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu’s Amateur Architecture Studio, proposes an alternative approach to Chinese rural housing and construction


Up the 632m Shanghai Tower by Gensler, second tallest in the world Subscription

14 November 2015 | By

Taste aside, the Shanghai Tower by Gensler is fit for purpose and awaits the weddings, banquets and office-party regulars necessary to pay for this megastructure


‘Reinvigorating a centuries-old building type, L2 Arkitekter have created a compact school’ Subscription

6 November 2015 | By Frederika Fraser

A school in Telemark represents a modern interpretation of the traditional Norwegian loft building


‘Nowhere is the Chinese counter-revolution more apparent’ Subscription

5 November 2015 | By Michael Webb

China’s growing market for contemporary art has spawned an equally revolutionary crop of new buildings


National Stadium in Beijing by Herzog and de Meuron Subscription

2 November 2015 | By Michael Webb

‘For China, the Games were seen as a coming-out party that demanded a worthy symbol’


‘Does the Harbin Opera House really question the status quo?’ Subscription

2 November 2015 | By Manon Mollard

Bursting forth from its wetland setting, MAD’s incongruous Harbin Opera House and urban park belie the exquisite spaces within


Film: Sugar Hill Housing in Manhattan Video Subscription

22 October 2015

David Adjaye and Ellen Baxter, founder of Broadway Housing Communities, discuss the Sugar Hill project alongside the views of its new tenants


‘A small block that fills a gaping schism for New York's homeless’ Video Subscription

20 October 2015 | By Rob Bevan

Budgets are tight and frills are few, but effort has been made and much as been done for the re-housed homeless at Sugar Hill

Video index

2015 Stirling Prize winner: Burntwood School in London by AHMM Video Subscription

16 October 2015 | By Frederika Fraser

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris’s simple and sensitive additions transform a ’50s campus


Diego Portales University in Chile by Rafael Hevia, Rodrigo Duque Motta and Gabriela Manz Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

Harking back to the glory days of Brutalism, a new campus revels in the possibilities of concrete


Taroudant University in Morocco by Saad El Kabbaj, Driss Kettani and Mohamed Amine Siana Subscription

6 October 2015 | By

Low, orange blocks grouped around courtyards deftly deal with the Moroccan climate


‘Whatever its origins, this is Piano doing ornament’ Subscription

30 September 2015 | By Rob Bevan

Parliament building in Valletta, Malta by Renzo Piano Building Workshop


‘The hall devotes itself to and in many ways defers to its older surroundings’ Subscription

26 September 2015 | By

Milstein Hall at Cornell University, New York by OMA


‘What child can see that curve of green roof and resist playing on its slopes?’ Subscription

26 September 2015 | By Emily Booth

Kindergarten in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects


‘The scheme signals the importance of granting young women access to education’ Subscription

26 September 2015 | By Manon Mollard

Gohar Khatoon Girl’s School in Afghanistan by Robert Hull + University of Washington


‘It is more than a school. It is a restitution’ Subscription

25 September 2015 | By

Mulan Village school in China by Rural Urban Framework


‘This school is an impetus to improve this socially troubled district’ Subscription

25 September 2015 | By Luís Santiago Baptista

Braamcamp Freire School in Lisbon by CVDB Arquitectos


‘A shrewd and witty collage of new forms without wow-factor intentions’ Video Subscription

24 September 2015 | By Jay Merrick

Whitehorse Manor School extension in London by Hayhurst and Co


New Hall in Cambridge by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon Subscription

23 September 2015

[Archive] Ferro ciomento domes and exposed brick and concrete create a striking series of spaces


‘There is inherently a play between the idea of private wealth and public display’ Subscription

21 September 2015 | By Tim Abrahams

Fondazione Prada in Milan by OMA


‘Few buildings match the Sackler for sheer spectacle and power’ Subscription

16 September 2015 | By Gary Wolf

Sackler Museum extension at Harvard University by Stirling and Wilford


Family Tomb in the Acor mountains, Portugal by Pedro Dias Subscription

16 September 2015 | By

A steel and concrete tomb frames views out to the landscape


Pantéon Nube in Murcia, Spain by Clavel Arquitectos Subscription

16 September 2015 | By

A simple exterior hides an abstract grotto of crystalline complexity