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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




‘It draws on the past not as a site of lost authenticity but as a rich seam of fantasy’ Subscription

31 August 2015 | By

The Landmark Building in Nieuw-Bergen, the Netherlands by Monadnock


‘The €255.4-million question: is it a masterpiece that future generations will cherish?’ Subscription

27 August 2015 | By Andrew Ayers

Musée des Confluences in Lyon by Coop Himmelb(l)au


‘Is the anodyne really an antidote to the iconic?’ Video Subscription

25 August 2015 | By Robert Bevan

Whitney Museum in Manhattan by Renzo Piano Building Workshop


Why is Aspen's new art museum so divisive? Subscription

18 August 2015 | By Tom Ravenscroft

Tom Ravenscroft on the Aspen Art Museum by Shigeru Ban Architects


‘The twisting roof profile dresses up this utilitarian building’ Subscription

11 August 2015 | By Michael Abrahamson

Michael Abrahamson on the WMS Boathouse in Chicago by Studio Gang Architects


‘This is the dirty, magical realism future of Los Angeles’ Subscription

5 August 2015 | By Florian Idenburg

Florian Idenburg on One Santa Fe housing in Los Angeles by Michael Maltzan


‘Camino Nuevo has become a positive, stabilizing presence in the neighbourhood’ Subscription

12 August 2015 | By Catherine Slessor

[Archive] Camino Nuevo Charter Academy in Los Angeles by Daly Genik Architects


‘It shows freedom within stylistic constraints’ Subscription

11 August 2015 | By Val K. Warke

[Archive] Cornell University Performing Arts Centre in Ithaca by Stirling and Wilford


‘The club has helped to revive Akron’s social and economic fortunes’ Subscription

10 August 2015 | By Catherine Slessor

[Archive] Akron Boys and Girls Club in Alabama by Rural Studio


Could the Bi(h)ome solve LA's housing crisis? Subscription

10 August 2015 | By Michael Webb

Michael Webb on the Backyard BI(h)OME designed by a UCLA studio taught by architect Kevin Daly

Casa Jax by Rick Joy

‘The house is a trio of boxes in a grove of saguaros and ocotillo’ Subscription

3 August 2015 | By Catherine Slessor

[Archive] Cas a Jax in Tuscan by Rick Joy Architects


‘Holl says this is space-making rather than object building, but it is in fact both’ Subscription

3 August 2015 | By Annette Le Cuyer

The Chapel of St Ignatius in Seattle by Steven Holl Architects


Thermal Baths in Vals, Switzerland by Peter Zumthor Subscription

1 August 2015 | By Raymund Ryan

[Archive] Thermal Baths in Vals, Switzerland by Peter Zumthor


Piscine Tournesol in Lingolsheim, France by Urbane Kultur Subscription

1 August 2015 | By

Swimming pool typology: a modern refurbishment brings one of 183 UFO-like swimming pools back to life


Municipal Pool in Bagneux, France by Dominique Coulon et Associes Subscription

1 August 2015 | By

Swimming pools typology: a renovated municipal pool contrasts a rectalinear form with voluptuously curved spaces


Municipal Pool in Tabuaço, Portugal by Topos Atelier de Arquitectura Subscription

1 August 2015 | By

Swimming pools typology: a striking Stadtkrone for little over 6,000 people looks out across rolling countryside


London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects Subscription

1 August 2015 | By

Swimming pools typology: ZHA’s whale-like aquatics centre is undeniably an impressive place to swim


Thermal Bath in Bad Ems, Germany by 4A Architekten Subscription

1 August 2015 | By

Swimming pools typology: a plan of overlapping lozenges accommodates pools, saunas and a gym alongside the River Lahn


‘Stacks of redundant carpet tiles are used to construct walls’ Subscription

30 July 2015 | By Catherine Slessor

Lucy’s House in Alabama by Rural Studio

Fukuta House

‘Two distinct formal languages come together as one’

28 July 2015 | By Manon Mollard

Fukuta House in Seki, Japan by Takashi Yonezawa Architects


‘Its stockiness suggests an anachronistic classicism’

27 July 2015 | By Manon Mollard

House Skuru in Nacka by Hermansson Hiller Lundberg Arkitekter

tepee index

'A whimsical journey into corners of nestled comfort' Subscription

14 July 2015 | By Emily Booth

Nasu Tepee House in Tochigi, Japan by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Architects


‘We have money and can build in a way that represents us' Video Subscription

13 July 2015 | By Elisabetta Andreoli

Elisabetta Andreoli on Party Halls in El Alto, Bolivia by Freddy Mamani Silvestre

New Andean architecture in El Alto, Bolivia

New Andean: a new indigenous architecture Video Subscription

13 July 2015 | By Elisabetta Andreoli

[FILM] El Alto’s Party Halls by Freddy Mamani in Bolivia contain a banquet hall, shops and flats with a private house perched on top

MPavilion 2015 by AL_A

Amanda Levete on how she made the swaying MPavilion 'not scary' Video Subscription

10 July 2015

[PODCAST] Christine Murray interviews Levete and MPavilion patron Naomi Milgrom

Hiroshima Hut by Suppose Design Office

‘It is less an exercise in shelter-making than it is in framing its surroundings’

9 July 2015 | By

Hiroshima Hut in Japan by Suppose Design Office

Walter Gropius Meisterha¨user Dessau 1925 26

Walter Gropius Meisterhäuser Dessau, 1925-26 Subscription

6 July 2015 | By

Semi-detatched typology: A row of cubistic villas built to house the Bauhaus school’s masters

Gehry Partner Duplex, New Orleans

Gehry Partners duplex, New Orleans, 2012 Subscription

6 July 2015 | By

Semi-detached typology: Housing charity Make it Right and Gehry Partner’s duplex responded to a delay in rebuilding following Hurricane Katrina


Sergison Bates semi-detached, Stevenage, 2000 Subscription

6 July 2015 | By

Semi-detatched typology: a quirky twist in the world of Swiss-influenced minimalism