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. leggi
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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Multifaceted

Multifaceted

When technology and design are perfectly interwoven as in the case of OBJECT DESIGN, even extremely hardwearing carpets become a feast for the eyes.
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