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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 James Haldane

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

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Nigel Coates' Milan 2013 Review

23 April 2013 | By Nigel Coates

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

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

Woven Metal Mesh Systems by GKD

Woven Metal Mesh Systems by GKD

March 2011

German manufacturer GKD is the leading global supplier of architectural woven metal mesh



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


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


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


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


Paper Palace in Hanover by Shigeru Ban

24 March 2014 | By Peter Davey

The Japanese pavillion is the biggest paper structure ever built, and one of the boldest attempts to meet the Expo organizers aims of generating sustainable, humane construction by using advanced technology


Danish National Maritime Museum in Helsingør, Denmark by Bjarke Ingels Group

23 March 2014 | By Jonathan Glancey

Remodelled to house Denmark’s National Maritime Museum, a former dry dock squares up empathetically to the demands of the modern visitor attraction


Business School, State University of New York by Perkins + Will Subscription

10 March 2014 | By Jeremy Melvin

Adding to a 1960’s campus in upstate New York, this new building acts as an incubator for ideas about how business education is evolving


Free Form: High School in Caneças by ARX, Portugal Subscription

3 March 2014 | By Luis Santiago Baptista

A remodelled school in Portugal expressively catalyses a more social learning environment


Pattern Language: LSE Students' Centre by O'donnell + Tuomey Subscription

26 February 2014 | By Kester Rattenbury

Handmade bricks form a richly patterned screen that unites a complexity of functions in the new student centre for the London School of Economics


Negotiating the ruin: The story of Stirling Prize winning Astley Castle in drawings

25 February 2014

The reinhabitation of Astley Castle, told through the drawings of its architects, Witherford Watson Mann


Blank Account: De Rotterdam, by OMA in Rotterdam, Netherlands

24 February 2014 | By Bart Lootsma

OMA’s towering new De Rotterdam complex recasts the notion of the vertical city - but how does it stack up?


Museo Jumex in Mexico City by David Chipperfield Architects Subscription

11 February 2014 | By Raymund Ryan

David Chipperfield's first project in Latin America is a fortified castle for modern art set in the dislocating blare of Mexico City


Visual Arts Institutional Campus in Rohtak by Raj Rewal Associates

10 February 2014 | By Suparna Rajguru, Britt Eversole

Drawing deeply on historic and typological precedents, this suburban arts campus in northern India inculcates a rich and dynamic culture of encounter and exchange


30 Architects Under 30

3 February 2014 | By Jon Astbury

These 30 projects all by architects under 30 years old challenge the tired stereotype of architecture as an old man’s game


Orkidstudio's School in Zambia

3 February 2014

Orkidstudio champion collaboration with local communities and crafts

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Christina Gray's Rocky Top in Canada

3 February 2014 | By Tracey Nasrallah

Gray’s house in the woods is elevated by wooden pilotis


Duval + Vives' Rupanco House in Chile

3 February 2014

Emerging Chilean practive Duval + Vives is currently developing several projects that emphasise the use of wood


ElleVuElle's Casa Esse in Forlì, Italy

3 February 2014

Located in the Forlì countryside, ElleVuElle’s sensitive house project is inspired by the surrounding plains


BAST's M03 House Extension in Toulouse

3 February 2014

A renovation in Toulouse uses the familiar concept of new versus old, placing a lightweight metal frame atop crumbling masonry


Giovanni Pesamosca's Alpine Cabin in Friuli, Italy

3 February 2014

Airlifted in by helicopter, Pesamosca’s mountain-top cabin provides an elegant resting place for hikers


Raffaello Rosselli's Tinshed in Sydney

3 February 2014

Raffaello Rosselli gives a new life to the traditional Australian tinshed that retains its weathered aesthetic


Air Max: Terminal 3 at Shenzhen Airport by Studio Fuksas Architetto

3 February 2014 | By Austin Williams

Completed in only six years, Shenzhen's new airport terminal is the latest daunting set piece to encapsulate China's economic and architectural ambitions


Jhono Bennett's Slovo Park Project in Soweto

3 February 2014

Jhono Bennett made his university project a reality to help develop an informal settlement


Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki's Double Helix house in Tokyo

31 January 2014 | By Tracey Nasrallah

A double helix house in a condensed residential area


Studio Weave's Ecology of Colour in Kent

31 January 2014

Studio Weave’s joyful project engages with a neglected area


Jean-Benoît Vétillard's Garden house in Laval, France

31 January 2014 | By Tracey Nasrallah

This garden house presents a contemporary representation of the French mansard roof


Tore H Grimstad, Assad Ansar and Andreas Brunvoll's Youth Centre in Senegal

31 January 2014

A youth centre built in 10 weeks in an area with no electricity


Armando Montero + Samuel Bravo's Cabin in Patagonia, Chile

31 January 2014

An isolated treehouse overlooks a picturesque bay