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    Get a Room!: new hotel projects

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    06.12.2016

    With the hospitality industry globally growing year on year – aided in no small part by the growth in global tourism – it's time to check into some of most noteworthy, recently completed hotel projects out there.

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    Natural Highs: Arup's architecture in wood

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    30.11.2016

    At the vanguard of research and building in intelligent cross-laminated timber, global multidisciplinary firm Arup knows wood.

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    The New Exhibitionists: museum architecture on show

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    18.11.2016

    A raft of new, landmark museum projects internationally put themselves on show as much as the exhibits they house.

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    Kenntnisse: Christian Kerez – ein Flirt mit der Kunst?

    Karin Frei Rappenecker

    11.11.2016

    Der Schweizer Biennale-Beitrag „Incidental Space“ von Christian Kerez zeigt eine frappante Nähe zu Kunst. Karin Frei Rappenecker stellt dem Schweizer Architekten Fragen in Bezug auf das Verhältnis von Kunst und Architektur.

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    Sharing is Caring: new co-working spaces

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    15.10.2016

    With the co-working phenomenon globally showing no sign of abating, architecture and design has secured a valuable stake at the project table.

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    Architecture for the Present: Peter Zumthor

    TLmag

    30.09.2016

    Sound is ephemeral. It reminds the listener that it is fleeting as it fades away at a rate distinct from those of the other senses. Echoes, however soft or lasting they are, are seemingly literary reminders of that which just occurred. The echo

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    Christian Wassmann: Cosmic Modernist

    TLmag

    23.09.2016

    Christian Wassmann’s New York studio is something of a cabinet of curiosities. On one wall hang site models oriented in the direction of true north. Other models fill various corners and surfaces throughout the SoHo loft. Sketches, renderings and

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    Good Vibrations: new concert halls

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    16.09.2016

    Live performance in the age of digital reproduction is far from dead, as a string of new commanding concert halls and music venues from around the world prove. Encore!

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    Zilla Leutenegger – Kunst als Fragezeichen

    Karin Frei Rappenecker

    16.09.2016

    Das Zusammenspiel von Kunst und Architektur wurde in dieser Rubrik bisher aus Betrachterperspektive beschrieben. Wie steht es aber um den Blickwinkel, den Künstler und Architekten auf diese Kombination haben? In den folgenden Ausgaben werden wir uns

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    Nothing to fear for an engineer

    Klaus Leuschel

    13.09.2016

    Those looking for great and inspiring engineering solutions need to have an almost naive belief that anything is possible.

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    Olgiati’s Purity

    TLmag

    01.09.2016

    Valerio Olgiati’s architecture is all about purity. It embodies a purity of form, of material, of light and of aesthetic experience. The structures that he and his atelier design are striking. For students of architecture, they are textbook

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    Poetic Shopping: Aesop designs the retail experience

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    30.08.2016

    When it comes to creating unique, design-led retail experiences, skincare brand Aesop has it in the bag.

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    Why Tschumi Matters

    TLmag

    29.08.2016

    In architecture, there is a fear of “theory.” Ever since the end of the Critical Project in the 1990s, many in the discipline have backed away from directly engaging with social and political thought...

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    Coasting It: beach-house architecture

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    22.08.2016

    When it comes to building types for aspirational living, nothing quite trumps the beach house. The architectural surf’s up!

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    Retail Detail: 10 outstanding store designs – Part I

    Christian Kuhn

    13.08.2016

    When the going gets tough, the tough get shopping. Architonic offers you 10 of the best retail-design projects internationally to have opened their doors recently to customers in search of unique in-store experiences.

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    Retail Detail: 10 outstanding store designs – Part II

    Christian Kuhn

    08.08.2016

    Shopping can be addictive. This we know. Which is why we're presenting our second installment of some of the best recently completed retail-design projects from across the globe.

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    Next Stop: new bus-station architecture

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    03.08.2016

    Summer's here. Let's take a trip! Traditionally the poor cousin to more grandiose transport-architectural types like airports and railway stations, bus-station design is moving into top gear.

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    Talking Shop: Nendo on retail design

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    14.07.2016

    With a raft of paradigm-shifting retail-design projects to its name, prolific Japanese design studio Nendo is one smart shopper.

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    Skinning up: Old Buildings, New Facades – Part II

    Bettina Krause

    21.06.2016

    It's a wrap. More projects that demonstrate how covering up is the new way to gain exposure.

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    Skinning Up: Old Buildings, New Facades – Part I

    Bettina Krause

    20.06.2016

    Be it for functional, aesthetic or energy-saving reasons, architects internationally are getting superficial and wrapping up existing structures or reworking facades.

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    Going Ape: new zoo architecture

    Katharina Sommer

    23.05.2016

    Building for zoo animals is no easy task. It means designing complex facilities to ensure that diverse species are appropriately housed, while also creating an attractive, immersive experience for visitors.

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    Sound und Architektur im Dialog

    Karin Frei Rappenecker

    23.05.2016

    Das Ausloten der Grenzen zwischen Kunst und Architektur geschieht meist über Kunst als „hard ware“. Die sinnliche Erfahrung von Kunst beschränkt sich aber nicht auf einen physisch präsenten Ausdruck eines künstlerischen Arbeitsprozesses.

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    Smart Homes

    Katharina Sommer

    03.05.2016

    Digital technology is becoming increasingly embedded in the architectural fabric of the home. Sometimes foregrounded, occasionally centre-stage, but mostly taking an almost invisible back-seat.

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    Station to Station

    Alyn Griffiths

    12.04.2016

    There has been a dramatic shift in the demands placed by public transportation on contemporary architecture since the turn of the millennium – the need to square the burgeoning of passenger numbers that attends the unstoppable march of urbanisation

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    Der Genius Loci und die temporäre Kunst

    Karin Frei Rappenecker

    22.03.2016

    (German only) Kunst im öffentlichen Raum mag die Wahrnehmung eines Orts verändern. Idealerweise bei jeder Begegnung mit dem Werk. Was passiert aber wenn die Kunst nicht mehr da ist?

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    Get over yourself

    Alyn Griffiths

    22.02.2016

    Recent landmark bridge architecture shows how this most utilitarian of construction types, when imaginatively planned, can add real regenerative value to its environs. Build a bridge and get over it, people!

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    Architecture Iran

    Dominic Lutyens

    26.01.2016

    With Iran coming in from the cold, as it were, the heat is definitely on in terms of its architectural scene. Then again, many argue that the straitened era of sanctions has itself provided fertile creative ground for young Iranian architects.

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    Kunst zum Abfliegen und Ankommen

    Karin Frei Rappenecker

    26.01.2016

    (German only) Flughäfen sind Durchgangsstationen und damit eigentliche Unorte – ohne Geschichte und ohne Identität. Kunst in Flughäfen hat das Potenzial, ihnen eine solche zu verleihen. Mit eindrücklicher Wirkung – bis in die Filmwelt.

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    Feeding off the Past

    Dominic Lutyens

    15.12.2015

    An international trend for new restaurants occupying converted spaces that retain key aspects of their original interior-architectural fabric sees diners dining out on past architectural glory.

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    Wie Kunst den Alltag aufmischt

    Karin Frei Rappenecker

    07.12.2015

    (German only) Wenn Künstler die Wirklichkeit abbilden und damit den Alltag reflektieren, verschwimmen die Grenzen zwischen verschiedenen Welten. Und es öffnen sich neue Türen.

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    Architecture Iran – innovative facades

    Sophie Loschert

    23.11.2015

    The Western view of Iran has long been distorted. With the suspension of international sanctions, a spirit of optimism has taken hold of the country, including its architectural and design scene. In the first part of our new series ‘Architecture

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    The Light Fantastic

    Anderson-Frank Lachlan

    17.11.2015

    That most intangible, yet fundamental, of architectural elements – light – takes centre-stage across a number of recent beacon projects internationally.

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    EIN ARCHITEKTONISCH-KÜNSTLERISCHER PAS DE DEUX

    Karin Frei Rappenecker

    26.10.2015

    (German only) Der Künstler Erik Steinbrecher und PARK Architekten aus Zürich erschaffen Projekte, in denen die Grenzen zwischen Kunst und Architektur zerfliessen – ein Gewinn in jeder Hinsicht.

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    Here and Now: new wayfinding and place-making

    Richard Wolfströme

    23.10.2015

    Wayfinding and place-making is, well, going places. Graphic designer and place-making specialist Richard Wolfströme looks at what happens when 2D gives 3D architectural space that extra dimension.

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    Gimme Shelter

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    26.09.2015

    Conflict, natural disasters, endemic housing shortages. Architects and designers around the globe respond to humanitarian and social crises with a range of smart, prefabricated solutions.

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    ArchitekTOUR

    Brand story

    Ulrich Büttner

    24.09.2015

    With ArchitekTOUR Heinze has created a new format for the networking of architects and manufacturers. Since 2010 this has been enhancing purely trade fair events with selected talks and presentations. This year's congress will be taking place at

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    The Heat is Off

    Katharina Sommer

    21.09.2015

    Long before the advent of air-conditioning, lo-tech means of cooling buildings were well established. Now, architects worldwide are rediscovering the sustainable benefits of natural temperature control through clever design.

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    KÜNSTLERARCHITEKTEN – ARCHITEKTENKÜNSTLER

    Karin Frei Rappenecker

    15.09.2015

    (German only) Viele Künstler, die im öffentlichen Raum oder im architektonischen Kontext arbeiten, kommen aus der Architektur – und umgekehrt nehmen Künstler gerne Einfluss auf Architektur oder bauen sie gleich selbst. Ein Blick auf die

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    The Mile-High Club

    Klaus Leuschel

    17.08.2015

    Ever since Norman Foster's game-changing Stansted Airport was completed almost 25 years ago, it's been full throttle for London's high-tech architects, with their aviation-celebrating terminals around the globe themselves been celebrated for their

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    Art goes public – Art goes architecture

    Karin Frei Rappenecker

    17.08.2015

    (German only) Kunst im architektonischen Kontext war noch nie so facettenreich wie heute. Sie vermag die Identität eines Ortes zu stärken oder gar zu verändern und zum bewussteren Umgang mit dem öffentlichen Raum beizutragen. Das nimmt Architonic

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    Slenderness in Steel: the unico XS profile system

    Brand story

    Ulrich Büttner

    11.08.2015

    Forster Profilesysteme AG, headquartered in the Swiss town of Arbon, still occupies the site where it was founded over 140 years ago.The original coppersmith shop of F.J. Forster has long since developed, however, into an innovative company with

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    Contemporary American Architecture

    TLmag

    03.08.2015

    “As architects, we use our creativity to serve society—to make our communities better places to live. Through our profession and our life’s work, each of us has shaped and re-shaped the ever-changing narrative that is America in both humble and

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    A Bigger Splash

    Dominic Lutyens

    21.07.2015

    Outdoor swimming is experiencing a watery renaissance, with a raft of noteworthy projects allowing bathers to do it the natural way, even in the most urban of contexts. Come on in. The water’s great.

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    Stretching the Limits

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    16.07.2015

    MDT-tex, the go-to textile-architecture manufacturer and consultancy, is invited time and time again to partner with some of the world's leading architects. It's no wonder given the company's innovative outdoor structures and intelligent membranes.

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    Is There Life After Expo 2015?

    Giovanna Dunmall

    02.07.2015

    The five-yearly international big-top fair that is Expo is currently drawing vast crowds to its 2015 Milan edition. Given its sustainability theme, just how sustainable are its temporary architectural offerings?

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    Less is More: bigging up micro-architecture

    Dominic Lutyens

    14.06.2015

    Sustainability, cost-efficiency and space are just some of the factors driving an international renaissance in pocket-sized architecture that’s big on expression and style.

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    Getting High (on Wood)

    Giovanna Dunmall

    19.05.2015

    Could wood be the new concrete? If a number of recently completed, high-rise timber projects internationally are anything to go by, the only way might indeed be up for this most enduring and trusty of building materials.

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    Architexture: textiles go constructional

    Dominic Lutyens

    21.04.2015

    Its roots may lie in transient structures, but contemporary textile architecture, with all its creative, functional and ecological possibilities, is definitely here to stay.

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    The Materialists: strasserthun

    Brand story

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    08.04.2015

    Stick a pin in the middle of a map of Switzerland and the chances are you've landed near Thun, a small town that's home to a big player in terms of materials know-how. Long-established, high-end carpenters and fitters strasserthun invite architects,

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    Alper Atac & Peter Eisenman

    TLmag

    10.03.2015

    Together with Alper Atac, Peter Eisenman was awarded the realisation of one of Istanbul’s most important public projects currently in development – the Yenikapi Transfer Point and Archaeological Park. This large-scale endeavour is meant to reread

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    Hélène Binet – Substantiating a New Practice

    TLmag

    25.02.2015

    Recognised as one of today’s foremost architectural photographers, Hélène Binet works exclusively with analogue film. Fostering a style all her own, The Franco-Swiss artists has captured some of the past quarter-century’s most monumental

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    In Rude Health: new wellness projects

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    25.02.2015

    The word itself may have been coined relatively recently, but the ritual of 'wellness' – as a means of rejuvenating mind and body – has a long and healthy tradition. This hasn't, as a number of recent projects demonstrate, stopped a bevy of

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    Constructing Worlds: Photography & Architecture

    TLmag

    18.02.2015

    Ever since 1827, when Nicéphore Niépce made the first permanent photograph - a record of the view of the rooftops outside his studio window - architecture and photography have enjoyed an intimate relationship. Constructing Worlds, a major new

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    Flagship Enterprise

    Dominic Lutyens

    16.12.2014

    It may sound paradoxical, but corporate store architecture today strives to be as individualistic as possible. This is partly due to necessity. Like many booksellers, high-end fashion labels are fending off fierce competition from online retailers.

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    Shelf-life

    Dominic Lutyens

    16.12.2014

    In the retail world, bookstore interiors are arguably changing more radically than in any other sector. Time was when bookshops appealed for being old-world and fusty, with their labyrinthine layouts, faintly musty smells and eccentrically bookish

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    Twenties, Sixties, Now

    Klaus Leuschel

    25.10.2014

    Ab dem 25. Oktober wird im Museum Marta Herford die Ausstellung »Die Brüder Rasch und ihre Im­pulse für die moderne Architektur« zu sehen sein, an deren Vorbereitung ich mit einem ungeheuer engagierten Team unter Roland Nachtigäller, dem

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    Thermal versatility

    Indesign Media Asia Pacific

    01.09.2014

    A house in Tokyo balances year-round thermal comfort with issues of privacy (Text by Stephen Crafti)

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    Piling Them High

    Dominic Lutyens

    19.08.2014

    Bricks in contemporary architecture may well be saddled with a reputation for retrograde traditionalism – after all, the oldest discovered bricks date from before 7500 BC. For some, they conjure up images of architecturally unimaginative housing

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    London

    Klaus Leuschel

    19.08.2014

    ‘The people did not like St Paul’s. They were against the Eiffel Tower. They liked neither the Sydney Opera House nor the Centre Pompidou. But today, millions of photos of these buildings are sent around the world via e-mail and by phone.’ (Jan

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    Fluid learning: Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT University

    Indesign Media Asia Pacific

    30.07.2014

    A landmark building by Jasmax marks a paradigm shift in student-centric space (Text by Andrea Stevens)

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    Creating an Urban Splash

    Dominic Lutyens

    29.07.2014

    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

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    Naturally cool

    Alyn Griffiths

    16.06.2014

    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

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    Maintenant – Bernard Tschumi at the Pompidou Centre

    Klaus Leuschel

    03.06.2014

    Among the numerous signs that one's status as a grandee of architecture has been secured is having a big survey exhibition at Paris's Pompidou Centre. Architonic uses the current Bernard Tschumi retrospective as an opportunity to reflect on the Swiss

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    Through Deidi's Eyes

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    21.05.2014

    In this first installment of our new series featuring the work of renowned architectural photographer DEIDI VON SCHAEWEN, we take a look at a unique exhibition of Colombian architect and bamboo-master Simon Vélez's work, currently installed in the

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    Interior acoustics: Innovation inspiration

    ORGATEC

    03.04.2014

    Following take-off on a recent flight from Hong Kong to London – and just as I settle into my seat – a baby starts to scream! The commotion is coming from towards the back of the A380. I contemplate an entirely sleepless night flight and then

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    Bright Lights, Big City: urban-lighting projects that dazzle

    Alyn Griffiths

    17.03.2014

    The highly utilitarian nature of urban lighting hasn’t stopped designers and manufacturers from adding value to projects that illuminate our cities through forward-facing design and technology. Architonic sheds some light…

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    MOBILIA

    TLmag

    10.03.2014

    The forthcoming exhibition MOBILIA, at the Atomium in Brussels, that runs from February 12 until June 15 2014, focuses on the talent of architects whose work, since the late nineteenth century, has evolved beyond the design of buildings, to the

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    Tadao Andō: Journey from the islands of Naoshima to Venice

    TLmag

    25.02.2014

    Since establishing his design studio in 1969, Tadao Andō has surprised with raw concrete constructions and clean geometric forms, that have become symbols of his success. The Japanese architect has left his mark on the global landscape, from the

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    Behind the green door: Oslo Architecture Triennial by Rotor

    TLmag

    20.02.2014

    “Sustainability” is a deflated term that includes everything and nothing. Its repeated use, almost ad nauseam, does not seem to have served it well. What is left behind is an empty shell, which is difficult to take seriously.

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    Lightscaping

    ORGATEC

    05.02.2014

    Creative light-shaping by architects and interior architects, married with ingenious, technologically driven lighting solutions, are changing the way we experience, interact with and use light in work, contract and other spaces. It's a new dawn.

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    An Open and Shut Case

    Dominic Lutyens

    27.01.2014

    Beyond their utilitarian function, windows and doors set up an emotional expectation on the part of visitors as to what they'll encounter within a building, while, at the same time, negotiating the relation that users inside have with the exterior

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    Architecture in Ascendance: innovative staircase design

    Dominic Lutyens

    15.12.2013

    Staircases are overdetermined things. A highly functional element in the internal circulation of a building, they are also laden with cultural and psychological symbolism. We may live in the age of the lift and escalator, but this hasn’t stopped

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    The Atomium: Cultural and contemporary

    TLmag

    13.12.2013

    Icon of the Brussels skyline, sculptural or architectural curiosity, the Atomium is increasingly regarded as not just a symbolic landmark and tourist attraction, but also as a cultural centre in the north of Brussels. Interview with Arnaud Bozzini,

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    Beyond the Cliché: the mountain chalet reinterpreted

    Sophie Loschert

    18.11.2013

    The mountain chalet has always been closely linked with the dream of a simple, rustic home in pristine natural surroundings. However, a number of projects throughout the world show that a holiday home in the mountains does not necessarily need to

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    Inside Alvar Aalto’s Houses: To the digital experience

    TLmag

    03.10.2013

    By Tomi Summanen, Alvar Aalto Museum & Natacha Drabbe, Iconic Houses

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    Custom luxury retail experiences

    TLmag

    27.09.2013

    The conundrum for the luxury industries? How do you incite thousands of buyers to enter a store every day while maintaining a feeling of exclusivity? The trend is for Mega Maisons, an invention by Carbondale architects. Text by Laurence Picot.

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    Material Matters or Archi-Materials: Nature and Habitat

    TLmag

    27.09.2013

    Despite globalisation, which standardises everything in its path, there are still some obvious cultural shocks that stand out: in Asia or Oceania, the intrinsic connection with materials prevails in architecture. Furthermore, the forces of nature and

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    Out on the Tiles: ceramic architectural facades

    Dominic Lutyens

    23.09.2013

    Contemporary architects internationally are breathing new life into the old tradition of using ceramic elements on exteriors. The result are striking facades that marry expressive ornament with sustainability.

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    The Printed Environment: 3D printing goes architectural

    Alyn Griffiths

    12.09.2013

    3D-printed architecture might seem like the stuff of the future, but a number of architects are experimenting to try to turn tomorrow's fantasy builds into today's innovative projects. Architonic investigates.

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    Bodies of Evidence: architecture, photography and real lives

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    29.08.2013

    There's a long tradition of architectural photography presenting viewers with depopulated spaces – interior and exterior landscapes, devoid of the very users for which they have been designed. Celebrated Dutch photographer IWAN BAAN's unparalleled

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    Field of Dreams: greening the urban landscape

    Dominic Lutyens

    16.08.2013

    Increased urban congestion. Climate change and sustainability. Urban regeneration. The reasons for the burgeoning movement in highly considered, integrated green spaces in towns and cities around the globe are as manifold as the forms they take.

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    From a Great Height

    Dominic Lutyens

    11.07.2013

    As ever-taller skyscrapers increasingly dominate the urban landscape, London-based architecture and design journalist Dominic Lutyens asks how designers can push the boundaries of interiors ever further upwards.

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    Sleeping Around: contemporary hotel design checks in

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    09.07.2013

    With an increase in international travel predicted for 2013, on the heels of a rebound for hoteliers last year, the hotel industry is looking more than ever for ways to make the visitor experience a memorable and profitable one. Enter striking

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    Points in Space: (Contemporary) exercises in inscribing the ...

    Valentina Ciuffi

    04.06.2013

    Small works of architecture – from Canada, US and Mexico, to Norway, Chile and Sicily – are appearing across the planet on the basis of new design practices and attitudes. Journalist Valentina Ciuffi explores.

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    Sounding Out: room acoustics make themselves heard

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    28.05.2013

    When was the last time a building won an award for the way it sounds? Architecture, and by extension society, has long privileged the visual over the aural. Yet a number of architects are starting to think and design in a more complete sensory way,

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    The Grand Hotel: The Bourgeois Dream of an Aristocratic ...

    Klaus Leuschel

    25.04.2013

    Journalist Klaus Leuschel provides a crash course in, and a guided tour of, grand hotels, and how even design excellence in the five-star tradition is of no avail when the quality of hospitality does not match it.

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    The Park of Parks: Copenhagen's Superkilen

    Valentina Ciuffi

    05.04.2013

    A collage of stories and urban situations from around the world: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, Topotek1 and Superflex’s response to Copenhagen’s most multi-cultural district.

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    Taking the Waters: born-again spa and wellness architecture

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    05.03.2013

    The spring of architectural creativity is in full flow, with a number of offices internationally adding value to the age-old practice of therapeutic bathing. Here's our selection of the best of the latest spa and wellness architecture. Go ahead. The

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    ARCHITEKTUR 0.12: the first exhibition on popular Swiss ...

    ARCHITEKTUR 0.12

    18.12.2012

    ‘Are Swiss architects unable to create interesting buildings?’, asked Felix E Müller, editor-in-chief of Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag, in a recent article. ‘Unfortunately, all new buildings look the same.’ With this provocative statement,

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    Selling Spaces: new directions in retail design

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    12.12.2012

    In spite of the rise of e-commerce, the physical point of sale is still with us. That said, the traditional store is having to up its game in terms of the experience and brand relevance it offers consumers – not only to compete with online shopping

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    At Your Convenience: contemporary public-toilet architecture

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    25.10.2012

    We'd like to talk to you about a delicate matter. The toilet. The WC. The lavatory. However you choose to refer to it, we all require regular access to this most prosaic of environments. Which is why it's refreshing to see a number of recent public

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    Pop-up stars: temporary contemporary architecture

    Alyn Griffiths

    08.09.2012

    From huge temporary stadia to tiny transitory event spaces, pop-up architecture fulfils many roles and comes in many guises. In some cases the very latest technologies are used to engineer complex structures, while in others a readymade approach

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    Zbyněk Hřivnáč - One of Them

    Adam Štěch

    20.08.2012

    From a global view of history of design, the Czech design scene still remains at the edge of historical periods and styles. Despite that fact, some great Czech designers have found themselves in an international context in the past.

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    Prefabricated Architecture

    Alyn Griffiths

    24.07.2012

    When architects such as Jean Prouvé and Charles Eames began experimenting with buildings made using off-the-shelf components following the second World War, little did they know that technology would one day allow buildings to be created from kits

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    Living in an Open Floor Plan

    Susanne Fritz

    19.06.2012

    At a former industrial site in the West of Zurich, young people show the potential of an open floor plan, how to build sustainably using recycled materials, how to be resource conscious, and demonstrate that food from Aldi – a discounter – can

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    Olympic Landscapes

    Alyn Griffiths

    05.06.2012

    Among and around the buildings that will house hockey players and hurdlers, cyclists and swimmers throughout the duration of this summer’s Olympic Games in London are public spaces that strive to meet the exacting Olympic standards of excellence

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