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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 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


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


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

Zonca Index Image

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




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 Partners duplex, New Orleans, 2012 Subscription

6 July 2015 | By

Semi-detatched 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


Alison Brooks Villas, Accordia, Cambridge, 2006 Subscription

6 July 2015 | By

Semi-detatched typology: a somewhat Loosian flavour and free plan disguises the symmetry of these villas


Party Halls in El Alto, Bolivia by Freddy Mamani Silvestre Subscription

6 July 2015 | By Elisabetta Andreoli

A wide range of Party Halls add a playful social dimension to El Alto’s otherwise monotonous fabric, finds Elisabetta Andreoli


Termitary House in Da Nang by Tropical Space

2 July 2015 | By Manon Mollard

AR House Finalist: Inspired by termite mounds, the Termitary House in Vietnam is designed to buffer winds from seasonal storms

Log House by Mount Fuji Architects Studio

Log H in Tokyo by Mount Fuji Architects Studio

1 July 2015 | By Emily Booth

AR House Finalist: Mount Fuji Architects Studio endows an unremarkable Tokyo suburb with a modern take on log houses


House of the Infinite in Cádiz by Alberto Campo Baeza

30 June 2015 | By

AR House Finalist: An infinite plane facing the infinite sea, Baeza calls this the most radical house the practice has ever built

Compact Karst House by Dekleva Gregoric

Compact Karst House in Slovenia by Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti

25 June 2015 | By Nina Granda

AR House Commended: Building on the age-old vernacular for houses in an inhospitable region, Dekleva Gregoric explore the relationship between contemporary and traditional architecture in this stone house


Rebirth House in Ibaraki, Japan by Ryo Matsui

24 June 2015 | By Christine Murray

AR House Highly Commended: Original materials from a traditional storehouse were used to build an entirely new structure in this tsunami-devastated landscape


Housing at East Hanningfield, Essex by James Gowan

24 June 2015 | By Lance Wright, James Gowan

[ARCHIVE] James Gowan’s distnctive monopitch housing in Essex playfully enhances ‘cost yardstick’ housing


Swimming Pool in Hampstead by James Gowan

23 June 2015

[ARCHIVE] Like a glass UFO alongside Hampstead Heath, Gowan’s swimming pool is both graceful and technically striking


Fayland House in Buckinghamshire by David Chipperfield Architects Video

23 June 2015 | By

While its columns evoke a timeless classicism, this dwelling’s courtyard plan is a radical new take on the English country house


Flats at Ham Common by Stirling and Gowan

23 June 2015

[ARCHIVE] Brick walls carrying bare concrete slabs create a rich mixture of rough and smooth in one of Stirling and Gowan’s first joint projects

Yamashita\'s Face House

Face House in Kyoto, Japan by Kazumasa Yamashita Subscription

23 June 2015

[ARCHIVE] Face House humanised a dreary street in downtown Kyoto

VIK Wimery Smiljan Radic

VIK Winery in Millahue, Chile by Smiljan Radić Subscription

17 June 2015 | By Felix Mara

Smiljan Radic uses an intricate tensile membrane construction to shelter the VIK Winery which nestles in the foothills of the Chilean Andes


Place of Remembrance in Lima, Peru by Barclay and Crousse Subscription

16 June 2015 | By Sharif S Kahatt

Built to heal the wounds of the country’s recent violent past, this is a landmark project in the contemporary cultural history of Peru


Memory, Peace and Reconciliation Centre in Bogotá by Juan Pablo Ortiz Arquitectos Subscription

15 June 2015 | By Carlos Naranjo

By nurturing reciprocity between the body and the landscape, this serene and elegant scheme pays homage to the victims of Colombia’s historical turmoil


Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly in Bhopal, India by Charles Correa Subscription

14 June 2015

[ARCHIVE] Charles Correa’s Assembly complex is an amalgam of elements from history intricately woven together without kitsch


Belapur Housing in Navi Mumbai, India by Charles Correa

14 June 2015

[ARCHIVE] This new housing scheme at Belapur offers hope for New Bombay, a city first promoted by Correa and a group of colleagues in the 1960s


Nehru Memorial Museum in Jaipur, India by Charles Correa Subscription

14 June 2015

[ARCHIVE] Correa’s plan is based on a Vastupurusha mandala as described in the ancient Vedic text


Crafts Museum in Delhi, India by Charles Correa Subscription

14 June 2015 | By Robert Powell

[ARCHIVE] Correa reinterprets the timeless quality of India into a building which resists the obvious western label of museum.


Cube II Tower in Guadalajara, Mexico by Estudio Carme Pinós Subscription

11 June 2015 | By Raymund Ryan

A stone’s throw from the 2006 Torre Cube, the Cube II responds to a neighbourhood that has since radically changed

UVA Colombia Night

Colombia’s infrastructure reclaimed as public space Subscription

10 June 2015 | By Manon Mollard

Hillside water tanks circling Medellín have been repurposed as a necklace of public spaces draped around the city


Parque Novo Santo Amaro V in São Paulo by Vigliecca & Associados Video Subscription

8 June 2015 | By Ursula Troncoso

Three years after its completion, Ursula Troncoso revisits Vigliecca & Associados’ linear park and housing in a run-down quarter of São Paulo

Parque Novo Santo Amaro V by Vigliecca & Associados

From favela to gated community: a documentary Video Subscription

5 June 2015 | By Antonio Brasiliano

[FILM] When Vigliecca & Associados designed Parque Novo Santo Amaro V, its communal spaces were supposed to be for everyone, but now the residents want to close the gates


Weston Library Renovation: Interview with Jim Eyre Subscription

4 June 2015 | By Rob Bevan

With Wilkinson Eyre’s renovation of the New Bodleian complete, Rob Bevan asks how the practice negotiated such striking and contentious context


New Bodleian Library in Oxford by Giles Gilbert Scott Subscription

4 June 2015 | By JM Richards

Archive: October 1940. Editor JM Richards, under the pseudonym James MacQueady, provides sharp criticism of Gilbert Scott’s New Bodleian Library

Sport City Oaxaca Index

Sport City in Oaxaca, Mexico by Rootstudio and Arquitectos Artesanos Subscription

3 June 2015 | By Susanne Kennedy

A bold aesthetic and practical blend of ancient and modern is adopted for a south-west Mexico sports centre

UTEC Lima Grafton Index

UTEC in Lima, Peru by Grafton Architects Video Subscription

1 June 2015 | By Frederick Cooper-Llosa

Grafton Architects’ UTEC Campus in Lima merges the disparate multiple conditions derived from its programme and site into a powerful architectural statement