Naturally cool: why passive shading and ventilation will change the future of facades

Naturally cool: why passive shading and ventilation will change the future of facades

The need to minimise energy consumption affects many aspects of architecture, and designs that employ traditional or cutting-edge shading devices and ventilation methods are at the forefront of reducing our reliance on air conditioning. Architonic examines some ecologically innovative projects. Read
Startup with a Background

Startup with a Background

S+ makes furniture that adapts: to measurements, to colours, to special requests. Besides a well-known collection, the company has also developed a stunning new system that has been re-thought from scratch.
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So Transparent: London's iconic Crystal Palace reloaded

So Transparent: London's iconic Crystal Palace reloaded

One of most iconic architectural structures of the 19th century – London’s legendary Crystal Palace – is being reborn, with a host of international starchitects in the running to rethink it. Leading materials consultancy MATERIALS COUNCIL investigates the exciting possibilities this landmark project offers in terms both of material innovation and of cutting-edge building technologies.
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In Great Shape: Pedrali delivers the essence of Italian design

In Great Shape: Pedrali delivers the essence of Italian design

With half a century of creativity and business under its belt, Italian design manufacturer Pedrali is showing little sign of easing up on the gas pedal. It's full speed ahead for the premium furniture and lighting brand whose elegant marriage of tradition and innovation is adding value to contract spaces worldwide.
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Furnishing: designing for a wider context

Furnishing: designing for a wider context

An architecturally oriented flexibility and modularity in furnishing is responding to the increasing need for spaces that cover a diversity of user needs. Orgatec investigates.
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