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
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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X-Code: Inspired by the world of running

X-Code: Inspired by the world of running

The successful sport sector is a true pioneer in its field, using innovative technology to create lightweight, perfect fitting sport shoes. With their groundbreaking design, intricate construction and high-tech fibres, they promise to open up totally new possibilities for athletes. What is revolutionising the world of running is equally good for today’s dynamic office workers. The designer Daniel Figueroa and the ergonomics experts from Dauphin have worked closely together and come up with a special seamless backrest fabric for “X-Code”. Designed to meet the needs of dynamic office workers, it moulds to users’ movements like a second skin. However, this is just one of a number of new design approaches and unique features.
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