Creating an urban splash: innovative water features in cities

Creating an urban splash: innovative water features in cities

Architects of urban projects are increasingly in thrall to water, believing it benefits them in a number of ways — from the aesthetic to the psychological. In one sense, when reflected in water, buildings look larger and more imposing. Yet water’s evanescent, organic qualities can also soften and appear to dematerialise their severe lines, even making them look ethereal. Read
When Good Light Runs in the Family

When Good Light Runs in the Family

Being different pays off – and Gertrud Kracht has been proving the truth of this maxim all her life. She and her son Kristian are the faces behind ANTA. And that means: lamps reduced to the maximum.
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Maintenant – Bernard Tschumi at the Pompidou Centre

Maintenant – Bernard Tschumi at the Pompidou Centre

Among the numerous signs that one's status as a grandee of architecture has been secured is having a big survey exhibition at Paris's Pompidou Centre. Architonic uses the current Bernard Tschumi retrospective as an opportunity to reflect on the Swiss architect's innovative and diverse projects.
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Made-to-Measure Kitchens

Made-to-Measure Kitchens

LEICHT KÜCHEN creates highly customisable products that reveal the full extent of their quality when they interact with modern architecture.
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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.
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