In Rude Health: new wellness projects

In Rude Health: new wellness projects

The word itself may have been coined relatively recently, but the ritual of 'wellness' – as a means of rejuvenating mind and body – has a long and healthy tradition. This hasn't, as a number of recent projects demonstrate, stopped a bevy of architects internationally from rethinking how we take to the waters. Read
A high-temperature laboratory for glass and light

A high-temperature laboratory for glass and light

The name of both the company and the brand is labo crème brûlée. It's a name which suggests fire and flames, and Christian Seltmann, his wife Tania Theler Seltmann and his brother Philipp are full of burning enthusiasm for their new project. The fourth generation of a porcelain-manufacturing family from Franconia ‘felt like doing something new’, which led to the establishment of their company in Majorca in the year 2009. However, since 2013 the firm has had its HQ and production facilities in Berlin. Here, they occupy a top location in a historic coach house between Mommsenstrasse and Kurfürstendamm, where there is also a showroom.
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Parking Systems by Wöhr Make the Most of Every Last Inch of Space

Parking Systems by Wöhr Make the Most of Every Last Inch of Space

When the first ‘modern automobile’ was introduced to the world, it was the year 1886. The ultramodern horseless vehicle would remain the exception for a number of years, and parking problems were unknown, and still a long way off. Wöhr was founded in 1902, just 16 years later – albeit as an ordinary metalworking shop and not as an originator or planner of parking systems.
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COVERINGS ETC Creates Sustainable Surfaces Fit for Future Generations

COVERINGS ETC Creates Sustainable Surfaces Fit for Future Generations

In addition to producing sustainable tiles made from familiar materials such as porcelain and cement, Miami brand COVERINGS ETC is pioneering the manufacture of solid surfaces that incorporate various types of industrial waste. Architonic speaks to its visionary founder, Ofer Mizrahi, about finding new and unexpected applications for recycled glass and aluminium salvaged from old aircraft.
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STARON® Hotel Room Doors for the Smart Hotel of the Future

STARON® Hotel Room Doors for the Smart Hotel of the Future

Just as over the past decade online booking systems have simplified the search for the right accommodation for the next holiday or an upcoming business trip, new communication technology combined with innovative materials will in future extend and improve the quality of hotel facilities.
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