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Industrial designs on contemporary facades

Peter Smisek


Even ordinarily plain buildings can benefit from modern manufacturing techniques and technologies which enable the creation of more intricate, unique and characterful facades.

‘New architecture should be the extension of a certain ...

Simon Keane-Cowell


Thomas Spranger of Max Dudler discusses how a project’s architectural language is inspired by its environment: ‘From the very start, we think in terms of materials.’

‘We look around our built environment and it's a ...

Simon Keane-Cowell


Fermín Vázquez of b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos discusses how the availability of many new materials can cause great failure, ‘We haven't learned quick enough.’ Watch the video to hear more…

'The building is like a human being. It has its own ...

Simon Keane-Cowell


Antoine Chaaya of Renzo Piano Building Workshop discusses how a site’s soul can inspire its materials and the poetic voices in certain buildings, ‘when buildings start to sing, we are in architecture.’ Watch the video to hear more…

‘I’d be delighted if people copy us’: Mark Fenwick on ...

Simon Keane-Cowell


Mark Fenwick of Fenwick Iribarren discusses the legacy of the firm’s moveable Stadium 974 in Doha for the World Cup 2022, ‘It’s this idea to basically get rid of white elephants.’ Watch the video to learn more…

Back in brick – residential projects with a hard edge

Peter Smisek


We may have moved on from a structural reliance on brick to keep our buildings up, but the traditional material’s natural aesthetic and texture is still standing strong in modern architecture.

Vimar offers touch-free temperature control with Eikon ...

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The Italian specialist in home technology has picked up a Red Dot award for the design of its discreet, innovative, touch-free Eikon Tactil temperature-control device.

Construction Design Week: Overtime!

Simon Keane-Cowell


Get some bonus construction insights and tips from our design week experts – Stefan Behnisch from Behnisch Architekten, Jürgen Mayer H from J. Mayer H. and Nuno Fontarra from Mecanoo!

'We try to make our architecture as invisible as ...

Simon Keane-Cowell


Nuno Fontarra from Mecanoo highlights that for some projects, the main focus is not the material, but the idea. Watch him explore this topic in the video below...

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