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      Public Spaces: Places of Protest, Expression and Social ...

      ArchDaily

      06.08.2020

      Public spaces have always played a central role in human life. They provide the setting for public expression in all its forms – from civic celebrations to street protests – and how they are designed usually speaks to the type of regime they

      Flexible friends

      Peter Smisek

      05.08.2020

      Across a broad range of projects, whether office, retail space or school, interior designers and architects recognise textiles as a flexible, viable alternative to concrete, plaster and wood.

      Glass ceiling: Saflex® Structural

      Brand story

      Peter Smisek

      03.08.2020

      In creating the dome of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ museum in Los Angeles, aesthetic and structural considerations were of paramount importance. For the designers, the choice was clear: SAFLEX® STRUCTURAL

      Flooring it

      Alun Lennon

      22.07.2020

      A floor isn't just for standing on. As our selection of projects shows, thoughtful and imaginative design decisions in relation to colour, materiality and form can turn it into a space-defining element.

      If walls could talk: old structures reborn

      Peter Smisek

      22.07.2020

      Build the wall! Build the wall! But, hang on. What’s to stop architects retaining some of the old walls of existing structure when rebuilding or adapting it? They certainly provide visual and haptic texture, while delivering intriguing

      ARCHITONIC STORY: SWISSFINELINE

      Brand story

      Architonic

      14.07.2020

      If ever there were a time to embrace nature, it’s now. Watch how window-system experts SWISSFINELINE meld architecture with the great outdoors.

      Move over, Monet: OASE

      Brand story

      Gerrit Terstiege

      13.07.2020

      If ever we needed a life-affirming relationship with nature, it's now. With its series of ponds and natural pools for swimming that fit seamlessly into garden design schemes, German aquatic-environment specialists OASE are inviting us to jump in.

      Shore thing: new beach-house projects

      Peter Smisek

      08.07.2020

      The coast presents architects with a particular set of situational, topographical challenges and, at the same time, opportunities, when it comes to designing beach-side residences. How to hunker down while embracing the elements?

      Architonic Story: Fredericia Furniture

      Brand story

      Architonic

      07.07.2020

      Danish design house Fredericia Furniture’s Pato collection uses polypropylene sourced 100% from upcycled plastic waste, so it’s even more eco-friendly than before.

      Flowing conversation: VitrA Bathrooms

      Brand story

      Architonic

      02.07.2020

      Don’t miss the second installment in VitrA Bathrooms’ 'Meet the Designer' YouTube talks series: Design Director Erdem Akan in conversation with Terri Pecora!

      Sky-Frame: House G

      Sky-Frame

      01.07.2020

      Nestled on the crest of a small hill overlooking the Ammersee lake is a modest, two-storey building which blends in unobtrusively with its lushly vegetated surroundings. The presence of nature, particularly the lake, pervades every space within the

      Working the room: SICIS

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      25.06.2020

      Italian manufacturer SICIS’s Rooms project offers a total spatial concept with its wide-ranging portfolio of exclusive surfaces and furniture. All from one hand.

      Sky-Frame: House in Freundorf

      Sky-Frame

      24.06.2020

      A white, sculpturally designed building structure stands confidently, seemingly untouchable, on a meadow surrounded with trees. On closer inspection, the qualities of this family home – delicately intertwined with the landscape and in no way

      Brand building: the corporate campus expresses itself

      Peter Smisek

      17.06.2020

      Large multinational companies are increasingly using architecture as a powerful tool both to express their individual brand identities, as well as to engage, motivate and excite employees.

      Eyes on the prize: German Design Award 2021

      Brand story

      Gerrit Terstiege

      10.06.2020

      10 July is the closing date for entries for the GERMAN DESIGN AWARDS 2021, which, for the first time, also features a prize aimed at young architectural offices and design studios in a new category.

      A new school of thought: education projects that really ...

      Peter Smisek

      03.06.2020

      Creative, innovative and outside-the-box thinking in education architecture serves not only to build schools that optimise learning conditions, it also drives architects and designers to find solutions that work for the environment.

      Flying colours: chromatic school spaces

      Alun Lennon

      03.06.2020

      Colour is a powerful tool – not least when it’s deployed in education projects, where a judicious chromatic specification can boost concentration, performance and well-being.

      Kengo Kuma takes a seat

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      29.05.2020

      'Furniture is often more important in our lives than architecture,' says the celebrated Japanese architect, as he discusses his long-term collaboration with Japanese producer TIME & STYLE.

      Water music: Oase

      Brand story

      Gerrit Terstiege

      28.05.2020

      German water project specialists OASE don’t manufacture water features, rather they are in the business of utilising water and light to create perfectly personalised garden architecture.

      Pooling resources: 4 private pools to dive for

      Alun Lennon

      20.05.2020

      Compared to their back-garden predecessors, contemporary private pools are becoming architecturally integrated, space-defining elements. Come on in. The water’s great!

      The floors of nature: Kährs

      Brand story

      Alyn Griffiths

      20.05.2020

      Swedish manufacturer Kährs has been a major player on the international parquet-flooring scene for many decades. And now, it’s taking a further step into the commercial sector with its high-performing Impression collection, the latest addition to

      All well and good: new health-spa design

      Peter Smisek

      20.05.2020

      There’s more to wellness than warm pools and hot-stone massages – the spa experience can be significantly enhanced via considered architectural choices when it comes to materiality, colour and context.

      Hot off the press: G-Pulse from GIRA

      Brand story

      Gerrit Terstiege

      19.05.2020

      What makes an original an original? You can find the answer to this and more in GIRA’s G-Pulse – an online magazine aimed explicitly at architects and interior designers.

      Pushing my buttons: GIRA

      Brand story

      Gerrit Terstiege

      19.05.2020

      GIRA’s new pushbutton sensor 4 may employ a minimalist design language, but with its choice of LED icon colours as well as a pleasantly haptic response to touch, it packs a powerful, multi-sensory punch.

      Seeing red: Pedrali launches new campaign

      Brand story

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      13.05.2020

      #PEDRALITALES, Pedrali's latest ad campaign, deploys the striking form of Portuguese practice Rebelo de Andrade's Casa 3000 to memorable effect.

      Body shop: new retail spaces

      Peter Smisek

      06.05.2020

      It’s undeniable that the online retail environment offers a multitude of advantages to consumers, particularly in the current climate. However, thoughtful and engaging design will always hold power to attract consumers out of internet stores and

      Sky-Frame’s Pivot Door is a real head turner

      Brand story

      Alyn Griffiths

      06.05.2020

      The modern version of the revolving door by Sky-Frame combines Le Corbusier's idea of the fluidity of space with 21st-century technology …

      Open for everything: Sky-Frame Classic

      Brand story

      Alyn Griffiths

      06.05.2020

      The Classic sliding window line from Sky-Frame opens up spectacular views and fits into the most diverse of architectural contexts.

      Sky-Frame brings you out of your shell

      Brand story

      Alyn Griffiths

      06.05.2020

      Find out why architects like Bjarke Ingels use glass solutions from the Swiss manufacturer Sky-Frame to break down the boundaries between inside and out.

      ICONIC AWARDS 2020: Innovative Architecture – The whole ...

      Rat für Formgebung

      05.05.2020

      Entries are open for architects, designers and manufacturers to submit projects for this year's ICONIC AWARDS 2020: Innovative Architecture, organised by the German Design Council.

      Work hard, play hard with BoConcept

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      05.05.2020

      In their short film, Danish manufacturers BoConcept show how their products can be utilised equally well whether in a home, hospitality or office environment and give a taste of what contemporary living and work space can look like.

      Whatever floats your boat: BoConcept x URBAN RIGGER®

      Brand story

      Dominic Lutyens

      05.05.2020

      URBAN RIGGER®'s floating residential buildings were designed in cooperation with the Danish architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) to alleviate the housing shortage in the city and provide accommodation for over 70 students.

      ARCHITONIC x ARCHDAILY: WELCOME TO THE WORLD’S LARGEST ...

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      04.05.2020

      Architonic has acquired archdaily.com – the leading architecture platform globally – with an ambitious plan for growth, innovation and even better service.

      Fashion that’s never out of fashion: Villeroy & Boch

      Brand story

      Gerrit Terstiege

      28.04.2020

      While certain room elements are more susceptible to the whims of fashion, walls and floors often have more permanent natures. With their METALYN tile series, however, Villeroy & Boch show that the two are not mutually exclusive, as they

      A change is as good as a rest: adaptive reuse in hotel ...

      Peter Smisek

      22.04.2020

      Repurposing an existing structure in architecture generally signals good news for the environment. When it comes to hotels, where architects get to celebrate, rediscover and reinterpret a building’s story, it also means creating added value for

      Schüco declares open season!

      Brand story

      Mareile Morawietz

      09.04.2020

      Architectural boundaries are blurring thanks to German manufacturer SCHÜCO.

      Watch VOLA's short film to see how water takes shape

      Brand story

      Alyn Griffiths

      06.04.2020

      For their transformation of an old watermill into a contemporary home, architectural firm McLaren.Excell utilised kitchen and bathroom fittings from iconic Danish manufacturer VOLA. Watch now!

      Things are looking up: roof gardens

      Peter Smisek

      01.04.2020

      In an increasingly urbanised world, the issue of how to create green spaces in any meaningful way is a pressing one for planners and architects. The renaissance of the roof garden might be one answer.

      Don't shush me!: BOSSE

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      30.03.2020

      Decades of experience has secured German manufacturer BOSSE’s position as a pioneer of room-in-room solutions – sustainable and comfortable spaces for trouble-free communication.

      First among sequels: Hybrid by B&B Italia Outdoor

      Brand story

      Bethan Ryder

      25.03.2020

      B&B Italia’s new modular seating system ‘Hybrid’ picks up where its predecessor left off – sustainable, customisable and breaking down boundaries between outside and in.

      Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?

      Brand story

      Bethan Ryder

      25.03.2020

      B&B Italia and Naoto Fukasawa have teamed up to create Ayana – a refined, quietly innovative outdoor collection that may leave you with a feeling of déjà-vu.

      The best things come in threes: B&B Italia Outdoor

      Brand story

      Bethan Ryder

      25.03.2020

      In collaboration with three international design masters, B&B Italia has come up with three distinct and compelling new lines of outdoor furniture. The only thing left to do is choose one.

      Island Life: kitchen spaces break out

      Peter Smisek

      18.03.2020

      As kitchens become more sociable spaces, functionally flexible and open, the island unit ceases to serve simply as furniture, taking on a more central, architecturally meaningful, space-defining role.

      Room for manoeuvre: barrier-free bathrooms from KALDEWEI

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      17.03.2020

      German bathroom manufacturer KALDEWEI has comprehensively engaged with the topic of accessibility and developed some clever solutions for the more challenging floor plan.

      If walls could talk: Arlon Graphics

      Brand story

      James Wormald

      16.03.2020

      Print-graphics experts Arlon Graphics are moving into interiors with an architectural range of high-quality vinyl wallcoverings – spreading bubble-free creativity across both commercial and residential spaces.

      Symbiosis of room and nature: Solarlux

      Brand story

      Solarlux

      10.03.2020

      With its moveable glass facades, German family-owned company SOLARLUX is blurring the lines between outside and in – seamlessly merging the outdoors with indoor living spaces.

      Ablution solutions: residential bathrooms up the design ante

      Alun Lennon

      04.03.2020

      Whether in Brazil, Japan or Canada, residential bathrooms come in as many unique forms as there are unique owners, but increasingly they are united by a sense of spatial connectedness with their respective surroundings.

      It might get loud: DALI

      Brand story

      Clare Dowdy

      25.02.2020

      With its 37 years of experience, Danish manufacturer DALI has developed wall-mountable loudspeakers that stand firm even when subjected to vibration – so turn it up!

      Behind the music: DALI

      Brand story

      Clare Dowdy

      25.02.2020

      The complex technology behind DALI's CI Hi-FI loudspeakers delivers a smoother sound and a larger ‘sweet spot’ for the listener – with no compromise on aesthetics.

      Home suite home: Maxalto

      Brand story

      Clare Dowdy

      24.02.2020

      A strong brand needs a strong presentation: Premium Italian furniture brand Maxalto has transformed a Parisian townhouse into a home, with pieces from its latest collection.

      The best medicine: new healthcare architecture

      Peter Smisek

      19.02.2020

      The capacity of architecture to influence wellbeing finds perhaps its greatest utility in the area of healthcare, where thoughtful, empathetic design choices can have a profoundly positive effect on patients – and health professionals, too.

      Melting even concrete: OCCHIO

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      19.02.2020

      It is not for nothing that light is considered the fourth dimension of architecture. Lighting specialist Occhio knows all about its power, managing to enliven even cold, black concrete with its luminaire systems.

      Architecture festival TURN ON 2020

      Turn On Festival

      18.02.2020

      From 5–7 March 2020 at the RadioKulturhaus, Vienna

      Book smart: Kinzo

      Alun Lennon

      05.02.2020

      Interior-architecture office Kinzo discuss their latest project in Berlin for publisher Suhrkamp, and how instagrammability is not how they gauge success

      Re:work – adaptive reuse in office interiors

      Peter Smisek

      05.02.2020

      Architects are adding value to the world of work via adapted workspaces that are small on carbon liability and big on creative solutions.

      Sky-Frame: Welcome aboard!

      Brand story

      Gerrit Terstiege

      31.01.2020

      Bjarke Ingels talks unobstructed views and architecture as a force for good in the latest instalment of ‘My Point of View’, Swiss sliding-window manufacturer SKY-FRAME's film series.

      SUBMIT TO THE TENTH ANNUAL AZ AWARDS NOW!

      AZ Awards

      31.01.2020

      The AZ Awards is a unique opportunity for architects and designers to receive the international exposure and acknowledgement that their exceptional work deserves.

      MY POINT OF VIEW #02: BJARKE INGELS

      Sky-Frame

      23.01.2020

      Bjarke Ingels is one of the most sought-after architects of our time. We met the Danish master in Copenhagen. A conversation about his point of view, creating reality, immense courage and the secret behind his unwavering pragmatism.

      Know this: new university design

      Peter Smisek

      22.01.2020

      The landscape of third-level education is changing and, with it, its literal architectural landscape. Flexible learning requires flexible spatial solutions.

      Beautiful on the outside: MOEDING

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      21.01.2020

      Bavarian Ceramic Facade specialists MOEDING use a very special material to achieve one of the most important tasks of architecture – creating a building’s outer shell.

      Centre Stage for light

      Light + Building

      20.01.2020

      It is also often nice if details stay invisible. Fully in accordance with the Bauhaus maxim – now a hundred years old.

      Altitude with attitude: mountain homes

      Peter Smisek

      08.01.2020

      Mountain-home architecture is aiming high. Structures pitted against the elements have evolved into residences that embrace both smart design as well as their often dramatic surroundings.

      Thirsty work: new bar projects

      Peter Smisek

      18.12.2019

      With the drinks market offering ever more specialist and niche products, bar owners are also increasingly trying to create unique and memorable design experiences for their customers.

      Tech Tile: Casalgrande Padana

      Brand story

      Anna Winston

      10.12.2019

      For almost 60 years, porcelain stoneware manufacturer Casalgrande Padana has been investing heavily in research to extend the performance limits of ceramics in an architectural context.

      A different class: new school architecture

      Peter Smisek

      04.12.2019

      Schoolchildren have a greater chance of excelling in architecture that excels. Our latest survey of school projects from around the globe shows how it's done.

      Talk of the town: 5 town halls with something to say

      Alun Lennon

      20.11.2019

      As citizens’ dealings with local government continue to move into the digital realm, town hall buildings take on a renewed significance as rhetorical, place-making devices.

      Pillars of the community: government architecture

      Peter Smisek

      20.11.2019

      Public architecture comes in many different shapes, sizes and forms – ranging from the grandiose, through the dull and functional, to the unwelcoming and even intimidating. At its best, however, it should reflect the place and people it was

      And the winner is…: the Vanceva World of Color Awards 2020

      Brand story

      Clare Dowdy

      19.11.2019

      Vanceva® World of Color Awards™ 2020 honours projects that most innovatively demonstrate creativity in the use of coloured laminated glass on finished buildings – both inside and out.

      The world through rose-tinted glasses: Vanceva

      Brand story

      Clare Dowdy

      19.11.2019

      With its high functionality and equally high aesthetic quality, Vanceva® coloured laminated glass is helping to make the world a more colourful place.

      Above us only sky: VELUX Modular Skylights

      Brand story

      Katharina Sommer

      11.11.2019

      With its VELUX Modular Skylights, the large-scale, modular, glass roof system, VELUX Commercial brings maximum daylight into public, commercial and industrial buildings.

      Living the high life: residential towers

      Peter Smisek

      06.11.2019

      With urban space at more of a premium than ever, architects have to look skyward for solutions. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of room for creativity up there.

      Mood maker: Bauwerk

      Brand story

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      31.10.2019

      Swiss parquet manufacturer Bauwerk knows how to make its customers feel good. Not only are their products manufactured in a sustainable way, they also look great: The ingenious geometry of Formpark, for example, makes it possible to introduce a wide

      PILE ‘EM HIGH: KENGO KUMA'S NEW ODUNPAZARI MODERN ...

      Alun Lennon

      23.10.2019

      Project lead Yuki Ikeguchi from Kengo Kuma & Associates discusses the go-to Japanese architectural office’s new place-making Odunpazari Modern Museum in Turkey.

      Making an exhibition of themselves: new museum projects

      Peter Smisek

      23.10.2019

      Museum architecture was built for showing off. Spectacular projects that exhibit themselves as much as the objects they house.

      Villeroy & Boch: Collaborative workspaces – ...

      Villeroy & Boch

      21.10.2019

      Fabrik N°09: an office concept that brings new and sustainable life to an existing structure and depicts modern working environments in an innovative high-tech area.

      Work away from Work, Stockholm: ERCO

      Brand story

      Erco

      15.10.2019

      Flexible working in Swedish: Modern office locations with LED light from ERCO

      My office, my way: new workplace design

      Peter Smisek

      09.10.2019

      Same chair, same desk, same office – not anymore. Today's office workers are increasingly demanding more from their workspaces and designers, as well as manufacturers, are responding. 

      The face of retail: Aesop’s latest stores

      Peter Smisek

      30.09.2019

      The global skincare brand that’s long recognised how exemplary interior design can function as a powerful marketing device shows off the latest cohort of its architecturally expressive stores.

      Good taste: new restaurant design

      Peter Smisek

      25.09.2019

      The latest restaurant interiors are as much about the metaphoric consumption of design-led, experience-delivering spaces, as they are the literal consumption of food. Let's order!

      Mount Foodie: 5 Japanese restaurants that are easy on the ...

      Alun Lennon

      25.09.2019

      Today's newest Japanese restaurants are feeding not only hungry stomachs but also design-hungry Instagram accounts.

      No place like home

      Peter Smisek

      20.09.2019

      It’s not only Poland’s public building projects that are garnering praise these days – residential projects from a new generation of architects are also getting deserved attention.

      Wood Polish: Adam Wysocki from Studio De.Materia shines

      Alun Lennon

      20.09.2019

      Studio De.Materia’s founder opens up on success, beauty, conservation, influences… and his favourite building material.

      Finalists Announced for SBID International Design Awards ...

      SBID International Design Awards

      06.09.2019

      The highly anticipated finalists of the SBID International Design Awards 2019 have now been revealed.

      Kitchen stories: in conversation with YLAB Arquitectos

      Alun Lennon

      04.09.2019

      The Barcelona-based office talks kitchens as architectural reflections of our individual lifestyles – and the joys of Central Asian cuisine.

      Taste-makers: new kitchens turn up the gas

      Peter Smisek

      04.09.2019

      As the trend for open-plan living/dining/cooking spaces continues apace, kitchen design becomes increasingly unfettered. It's a creative buffet where everyone's invited.

      Yes, we can: coworking spaces up their game

      Peter Smisek

      21.08.2019

      Not just hubs of industry and knowledge exchange, the latest cohort of coworking spaces serve as social platforms, too. And all gloriously analogue.

      DESIGN BIENNALE ZÜRICH 2019 – PLAY Pop-up Conference

      Design Biennale Zürich

      20.08.2019

      At the Pop-up Conference, personalities from the Netherlands and Switzerland will present visionary concepts and playful processes.

      Pool party: architecture to bathe to

      Brand story

      Peter Smisek

      07.08.2019

      Summer time, and the livin’ is easy. Architects flex their athletic creativity in the pursuit of the perfect pool house.

      Up close and personal: micro-living spaces

      Peter Smisek

      19.06.2019

      Super-small architectural spaces for living are having a big impact on the way we think about need, comfort and sustainability. Move a bit closer.

      Water worlds: the new hotel-bathroom experience

      Peter Smisek

      05.06.2019

      The bathroom experience is becoming an indispensable part of the hotel experience, as the latest survey of projects from around the globe shows.

      Pole dancing: POLISH ARCHITECTURE SHOWS OFF

      Peter Smisek

      29.05.2019

      Rapid economic growth in Poland has seen a concomitant boom in bold architectural activity. Witamy (as the locals say)!

      No more static: THE MOVING ARCHITECTURE OF KWK PROMES

      Jaime Heather Schwartz

      29.05.2019

      The work of Polish office KWK Promes is on the move thanks to its super-kinetic architectural elements.

      Head to toe: new healthcare clinics

      Peter Smisek

      22.05.2019

      Taking the pulse on new health clinics demonstrates a further move toward designing facilities that holistically support patients’ wellbeing.

      Fun and games: new sports centres

      Peter Smisek

      24.04.2019

      Staying active isn’t always easy, but a little motivation can go a long way. Architecturally expressive, multi-programme sports centres are helping users score some vital health goals.

      Going for Gold: archi5's La Fontaine Multisports ...

      Jaime Heather Schwartz

      23.04.2019

      For its La Fontaine multisports complex in Antony, France, Montreuil-based architects archi5 were determined to deliver a concept that championed a range of sports activities and athletic ambitions.

      Small Wonder: new kindergartens

      Peter Smisek

      03.04.2019

      Design-led kindergartens aren't just places for storing kids. They're cleverly conceived spaces that support development through play and interaction.

      Spaced out: new residential extensions

      Peter Smisek

      19.03.2019

      'Don't move. Improve!' So goes the saying. And why not? What with increasing property prices and a greater need to think sustainably. Never was the home extension on such fertile ground.

      Back to the future: 100 years of the Bauhaus

      Dominic Lutyens

      13.03.2019

      The game-changing phenomenon that was the Bauhaus is still very much present in our built and material environment. Amid the centenary celebrations, we take an objective look at its significance.

      From Bauhaus to Wowhouse: 5 modernism-embracing builds

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      13.03.2019

      100 years since the founding of the Bauhaus. 5 contemporary projects that channel its spirit.

      Bedrooms that send you to sleep (in a good way)

      Peter Smisek

      06.03.2019

      Far from the madding crowds and blanketed in nature, the bedrooms of these recently built, secluded retreats are the stuff dreams are made of.

      Sky's the limit: new airport lounges fly high

      Peter Smisek

      18.02.2019

      In-air travel might have lost some of its lustre, but newly designed airport lounges are changing the course with ultra-modern and luxurious settings that invite travellers to unwind or keep working in total comfort.

      Free for all: new public spaces

      Peter Smisek

      05.02.2019

      Whether it’s extra elbow room or a place to rub shoulders you’re looking for, new architect-designed public spaces give city dwellers a chance to choose their own adventure.

      LET'S BLUE-SKY THIS!: NEW OFFICES BUILDINGS

      Peter Smisek

      22.01.2019

      With their bold and expressive forms, textured facades, and sustainable-design features, new office blocks around the globe are showing that they mean business – now and in the future.

      No reservations: new hotel designs that don’t hold back

      Peter Smisek

      08.01.2019

      Not sleeping on the demands of today’s travellers, the latest hotel projects offer guests more experiential stays without skimping on amenities.

      Friends in high places: loft living

      Peter Smisek

      18.12.2018

      As cleverly adapted spaces, lofts projects provide toothy creative fodder for architects and aspirational living for their users.

      Best in class: New schools have done their homework

      Peter Smisek

      04.12.2018

      A shift in the classic classroom dynamic has occurred and architects have taken note, designing schools that are ready to respond to the future with a mind toward sustainability and more room for creativity.

      Suite dreams: New hotel projects

      Peter Smisek

      03.04.2018

      The rise of Airbnb may have been a blessing in disguise for some architects as hotels must now compete even harder for their guests. The need for outstanding design and a strong sense of place means a new, more characterful and more interesting breed

      Snakes on a Plan: Medusagroup

      Peter Smisek

      28.03.2018

      Award-winning Polish architectural office Medusagroup is on a roll. From large-scale commercial builds through to more intimate, poetic projects, their work never shys from bold formal expression and sensitive material consideration.

      Eastern Promise: Polish architecture and design go large

      Peter Smisek

      28.03.2018

      Look East! A burgeoning market and ever-increasing connectivity has provided fertile ground for architecture and design in Poland, with little sign of a slow-down.

      Asian Architecture Now: Shigeru Ban's Garage Centre for ...

      TLmag

      13.03.2018

      Shigeru Ban is considered the master of paper craftsmanship, and his ability to combine architecture and origami is one of the signatures of his internationally recognised buildings.

      The architect will see you now: new health centres

      Peter Smisek

      06.03.2018

      A healthy mind in a healthy body, goes the old aphorism. Add to that: in a healthy building. Successful clinics and medical centres prescribe architecture as part of the treatment.

      Say Cheese: 5 dental practices with bite

      Simon Keane-Cowell

      06.03.2018

      If you want a stable career, become a dentist. People will always have teeth. And if you want a reliable flow of work as an architect, you could do worse than to design dental practices. Here's a short international survey of five rather toothy new

      State of the Art: museums that show off

      Peter Smisek

      20.02.2018

      The museum has traditionally enjoyed a privileged, almost sacrosanct status in the cultural landscape. When it comes to the design of a new one, the stakes are high – with its architecture as much on show as its contents.

      Asian Architecture Now: Tadao Ando Architect & ...

      TLmag

      31.01.2018

      Architect Tadao Ando's Chichu Art Museum is a masterful exercise in the juxtaposition of shapes, light and darkness.

      Asian Architecture Now: Kengo Kuma & Associates and Wuxi ...

      TLmag

      17.01.2018

      The mixed-use arts complex Wuxi Vanke summarises architect Kengo Kuma's prolific work, which often translates cultural traditions through the manipulation of new materials.

      Universal Appeal: new religious projects

      Barbara Jahn-Rösel

      17.09.2017

      Amidst fluctuations in today’s religious landscape, architects are designing sacred spaces that remain open to their surroundings, communities and the present age.

      Going Loco: station projects steam ahead

      Dominic Lutyens

      19.08.2017

      Road congestion, airport check-in and security issues, centre-to-centre journeys – just some of the factors informing rail's burgeoning number of passengers. Architects are responding to this with spectacular grands projects that signal train

      The Constant Gardener: Petra Blaisse

      Madeline Bouton

      24.07.2017

      Founder of multi-disciplinary studio Inside Outside Petra Blaisse discusses how, as a landscape designer, she addresses existing situations and structures – revealing a deep respect for change, chance and circumstance.

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