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Reflective surfaces in retail spaces

Peter Smisek


Tasked with creating experiential retail spaces that attract and engage potential customers, interior designers and architects today have a range of tools at their disposal. Not least among them, shiny ones…

Architonic video interviews of the year 2022

Brand story

James Wormald


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.

Editor's Letter – October 2022

Simon Keane-Cowell


The energy crisis, energetic thinking on sustainability and the power of lighting design.

'We use traditional elements but in a contemporary ...

Katharina Schwarze


João Tiago Aguiar of João Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos explains his affinity with using three-dimensional ceramics to create surfaces which 'bring interiors to life.' Watch the video to hear more…

‘We always try to reduce the job, the action in a ...

Simon Keane-Cowell


Dori Sadan of m-i-r-a explains his priority when designing a project's materiality: 'We address the bones of the space first, the surfaces.' Watch the video to hear more…

'We design sense by sense': Nayra Iglesias of In ...

James Wormald


Nayra Iglesias of In Out Studio explains their design process: 'We introduce a sensory diagram.' Then the architects add materiality to layer the experience. Learn more about it here…

‘Surfaces define our visual experience of space and ...

Simon Keane-Cowell


Swedish-Spanish design duo Space Popular, working at the interface between physical and virtual space, are anything but superficial. Get their thought-provoking insights here.

Five ways to customise surfaces with single-colour tiling

James Wormald


Single colour tiles might look simple on the surface, but with a little creative thinking, the full range of possibilities starts to emerge. Here are five original ways to apply them.

How to bring walls to life with three-dimensional solutions

James Wormald


Say sayonara to smooth painted walls and farewell to flat wallpaper; these are the latest ways to create striking feature walls that literally impose themselves onto interior environments.

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