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Fair share: Stefan Diez on the changing face of trade fairs

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Designer Stefan Diez shares his thoughts on the evolving landscape of physical fairs while proposing a potential path forward, in the first of a new series of imm cologne-sponsored interviews…

‘Essentially, what a fair has to do is just create this ...

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In the first instalment of a new thought-provoking series of candid interviews on the future of physical design fairs – sponsored by imm cologne – AW Designer of the Year Stefan Diez discusses the good, the bad and the ugly…

‘Buildings are more than a statement of permanence’: ...

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In the latest in our series of Architonic interviews with leading sustainability experts globally, we pose a focused set of no-nonsense questions to Marloes Fischer, founder and managing director of Swiss-based Circular Hub. The call goes out to

Editor's Letter – December 2022

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Metaversal musings, bright sparks and workplace affairs – that was 2022.

'You cannot consider space without light': Carmelo ...

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Carmelo Zappulla of External Reference brightens up Light + Building, explaining how light adds an emotional layer to environments: 'It animates a space.' Watch the video to learn more…

'Daylight for us is the most valuable light ...

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Andreas Schulz of Licht Kunst Licht highlights the use of both daylight and artificial light as resources, but also notes the difference: 'We love the change from day to night.' Watch the video here…

'If light is a material, you should be able to touch ...

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Axel Schmid's illuminating discussion at Light + Building defends our use of artificial light as a material: 'Light consumes energy, but you cannot live without it.' Watch the video for more…

'Design is a social profession and we have very big ...

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Ulrike Brandi spotlights the role of lighting design at Light + Building, claiming we must 'reorganise our design processes to serve society.' Hear more of what she had to say here…

'We are not Zaha Hadid': Sascha Rullkötter of SOP

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Sascha Rullkötter of SOP discusses targeting timeless and flexible solutions over identifiable architecture: 'We are not the creator of big signatures.' Watch the video to hear more…

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ISH 2023 Innovation Preview: ROCA

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Last but not least, in the tenth and final part of our ISH news preview, we turn our attention to ROCA and present its latest achievement – the Hydro In-Tank WC that does not require a power supply...

ISH 2023 Innovation Preview: RAK Ceramics

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Part five of our ISH Innovation Preview puts the innovative 3D-printed washbasins from ceramic design expert RAK Ceramics in the spotlight...

A perfect match: Pedrali x lamatilde

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Architonic caught up with lamatilde founder Marco Ruffino to talk about the Italian office's Laqua Countryside project and why Pedrali was chosen as exclusive furnishings partner…

Architonic video interviews of the year 2022

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Here are the five most popular video interviews from Architonic’s Global Design Agenda series this year. Diving into some of the top creative minds and living to tell the tale.

'A lot of people reflected on the value of a ...

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At this year's Orgatec, Simon Keane-Cowell sits down with the Italian-British designer to discuss the state of office design and his latest Pedrali collaboration: a lightweight, versatile desk that makes space for our new workplace values and

MVRDV's latest housing development goes ceramic

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For its Ilot Queyries apartment complex in Bordeaux, architects MVRDV utilised custom-made ceramic tiles from Agrob Buchtal to realise the project's unique form.

CondeHouse x Sou Fujimoto: real furniture in a virtual world

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A new collaboration between CondeHouse and architect Sou Fujimoto sees the Japanese wood-furniture specialists bringing the 'wow factor' to its Hokkaido Rock House virtual space.

'A residential sofa “in between”': Patrick ...

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The French designer's most recent project with the Italian furniture expert is a modular structure that befits the ever-changing nature of our contemporary interiors. We sat down with him at Salone del Mobile to learn more.

'This is not just a showroom': going BettePlaces

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Upon a recent visit to Bette's HQ, the German bathroom expert revealed a whole world of architectural typologies in a new, immersive proof-of-concept experience.