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    Results: 77

    The Formalists: Poliform

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    09.04.2019

    At this year's Salone del Mobile, the dynamic Italian manufacturer POLIFORM will present a wealth of new designs.

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    Strike a pose: Magis

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    02.04.2019

    The fruitful collaboration between Italian furniture brand MAGIS and the many design greats of our time often results in playful, unexpected creations suitable for both the living and the contract sector.

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    Getting special treatment: CEAdesign

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    21.03.2019

    Highly durable, scratch-resistant and ecologically responsible, CEAdesign’s special finishes bring a new visual dimension and more creative possibility to their stainless-steel fittings.

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    Steel the show: Abaco by CEAdesign

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    21.03.2019

    Simplicity takes centre stage in CEAdesign founder and creative director Natalino Malasorti’s design for Abaco, a completely customisable, modular system that integrates all necessary bathroom technology into a single component.

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    The new nouveau: Lutezia by CEAdesign

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    21.03.2019

    First introduced as part of the restoration of Paris’s landmark Hotel Lutetia, Italian stainless-steel specialists CEAdesign's new Lutezia range of bathroom fittings pay homage to the Belle Epoque.

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    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.

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    Anni Albers and the forgotten women of the Bauhaus

    Dominic Lutyens

    13.03.2019

    The Bauhaus, the interwar German design school that profoundly influenced later developments in art, architecture, product design and typography, was a complex, contradictory crucible of ideas.

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    Beauty on the outside: Minotti

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    28.02.2019

    In its 2018 Outdoor Collection, the Italian high-end manufacturer MINOTTI pursues a philosophy of seamless transition between inside and outside in terms of style, elegance and quality.

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    Big is beautiful: Florim

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    27.02.2019

    The Italian ceramics manufacturer FLORIM produces large format tiles up to a size of 160x320cm in a variety of material options, thus enabling an unsurpassed seamless elegance.

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    Lean into the curve: Erica ‘19 by B&B Italia

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    25.02.2019

    This year, B&B ITALIA Outdoor launches the Erica ‘19, an extra-deep and more relaxed version of one of the brand's most popular designs.

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    Be in your element: Ribes by B&B Italia

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    25.02.2019

    Ribes, newly designed by Antonio Citterio for the B&B ITALIA Outdoor collection, is a highly versatile, modular seating system comprising multiple elements that can be configured to suit a range of outdoor contexts.

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    Take it outside: B&B Italia Outdoor

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    25.02.2019

    Additional designs, a new palette of colours, as well as inspired fabrics and patterns refresh the 2019 B&B ITALIA Outdoor collection.

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    Me time: Martela PodBooth

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    11.02.2019

    With the PodBooth Finnish office furniture manufacturer MARTELA brings more peace, balance and productivity into the office.

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    As you like it: GROHE SPA Colours

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    19.12.2018

    With its SPA Colours collection, fittings specialist GROHE is further developing the trend towards creative, individualised interiors.

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    Surface to pair: GROHE SPA Colours

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    19.12.2018

    Establishing a new standard in surface quality with their innovative PVD –Physical Vapour Deposition technology – GROHE's SPA Colours collection offers highly durable, brilliant finishes that can be perfectly matched to a range of bathroom

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    Power Palette: GROHE SPA Colours

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    19.12.2018

    Michael Seum, GROHE’s Vice President of Design, paints a picture of the brand’s latest additions to their long-lasting, high-quality SPA Colours collection.

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    Hands-free: GROHE Sensia Arena

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    29.11.2018

    German bathroom and kitchens fitting company GROHE has fused state-of-the-art engineering with traditional Japanese spa culture to dream up the unique Sensia Arena shower-toilet.

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    Taking the floor: Domotex 2019

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    20.11.2018

    From 11–14 January 2019 DOMOTEX, the leading floor covering fair, will share the latest trends and concepts in flooring with its programme of talks, lectures and tours.

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    Step into the frame: Domotex 2019

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    20.11.2018

    The Framing Trends exhibition at DOMOTEX offers visitors the latest ideas and innovations in floor coverings, as well as a networking platform for architects and designers.

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    Covering ground: Domotex 2019

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    20.11.2018

    With its Create'N'Connect theme, the 2019 edition of DOMOTEX demonstrates how the steps we take have the potential to bring us together.

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    One of the family: Arper Catifa 46

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    09.11.2018

    In 2004, the Italian manufacturer ARPER introduced its Catifa 46 chair, laying the foundation for the celebrated family.

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    Let it slide: HAWA Suono

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    17.10.2018

    With HAWA Suono, the Swiss manufacturer HAWA Sliding Solutions opens all (sliding) doors to a life without disturbing noise and odours.

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    Tricks of the trade: Downtown Design

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    15.10.2018

    The DOWNTOWN DESIGN Trade Programme offers industry professionals a chance to optimise their time at the fair with the advantage of a tailor-made schedule and exclusive access.

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    Talk of the town: Downtown Design

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    15.10.2018

    The Forum programme of this year's DOWNTOWN DESIGN fair offers insight into the design world's most pressing issues with a line up of talks by international experts.

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    A new design experience: Downtown Design

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    15.10.2018

    This year's edition of DOWNTOWN DESIGN lays down the blueprint for the future of design fairs.

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    In perfect form: Flexform

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    01.10.2018

    Nobody combines understated elegance and functionality as naturally as FLEXFORM. The latest collection is an Italian interpretation of Scandinavian mid-century design.

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    Light where you need it: LUCTRA VITAWORK

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    17.09.2018

    With its new VITAWORK floor lamp, the German lighting brand LUCTRA presents a customisable solution that illuminates the entire office space with direct and indirect light.

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    Superfoods: Restaurants serving up a side of nature

    Dominic Lutyens

    03.09.2018

    A raft of recently completed restaurants give new meaning to being on a plant-based diet, with designs that incorporate organic elements or literally merge with nature. So now there's no excuse not to eat (with) your greens.

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    Pumped: gyms that flex their design muscle

    Dominic Lutyens

    21.08.2018

    Fitness studios around the globe are going for the architectural burn.

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    Well-rounded: GROHE Atrio

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    09.07.2018

    With its uncompromisingly clean lines, GROHE’s newly designed Atrio fittings collection is already a design classic.

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    Hidden agenda: VOLA

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    25.06.2018

    By seamlessly hiding away the mechanics of their designs the modular components of VOLA’s mixer taps offer endless potential.

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    Fathers of invention: VOLA

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    25.06.2018

    Arne Jacobsen’s clean-lined and uncomplicated HV1 design commissioned by VOLA founder Verner Overgaard was the defining moment for the modern tap.

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    Overarching inspiration: Antoniolupi

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    12.06.2018

    Calvi Brambilla transforms ANTONIOLUPI's Milan showroom in the style of a hammam to set the perfect stage for the company's unusual designs.

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    An Englishman in New York: Original BTC

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    15.05.2018

    Firmdale Hotels commissioned ORIGINAL BTC to create a customised version of its Pillar Light for the Whitby Hotel in New York. I think the Sting song title works well.

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    In the spotlight: Original BTC at ICFF

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    15.05.2018

    Fusing classic forms with the contemporary, ORIGINAL BTC exhibits newly launched products at this year’s ICFF in New York.

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    Keeping the light on: Original BTC

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    15.05.2018

    With innovative designs and a strong interest in preserving traditional craft, Original BTC is a shining example of British-made design.

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    The Experimenters: Antoniolupi

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    15.05.2018

    For the last 60 years, the innovative Italian bathroom manufacturer ANTONIOLUPI continues to surprise with their unconventional concepts that question existing design stereotypes.

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    Design flow: 50 years of VOLA

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    24.04.2018

    It's half a century since pioneering, Danish tap manufacturer VOLA first collaborated with design legend Arne Jacobsen. You wouldn't guess it, though, looking at their still-contemporary, architectural products.

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    So cool it's hot: Gaggenau

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    12.04.2018

    Since its recent launch in March 2018, GAGGENAU’s new Vario cooling 400 series has already garnered the coveted iF gold award for product design.

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    All roads lead to: FAP Ceramiche's Roma Diamond ...

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    27.03.2018

    With its new Roma Diamond collection, high-end Italian tile manufacturer FAP CERAMICHE brings the classic elegance of marble into the here and now.

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    One giant step: Domotex 2018

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    14.02.2018

    With a new, user-friendly concept and a creative, trend-focused supporting programme, this year's edition of DOMOTEX fascinated both visitors and exhibitors.

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    So transparent!: Vanceva

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    12.02.2018

    This company’s got perspective. Since 1937, American manufacturer Eastman has been making the world more colourful with VANCEVA® Colors laminated glass.

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    At ease: Jori's new Longueville Landscape Sofa

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    09.01.2018

    The Belgian furniture manufacturer JORI has re-envisioned its successful sofa classic Longueville from 1998 as a completely new line; Longueville Landscape will be presented at the imm cologne this January.

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    If it ain't broke: B&B Italia's Charles sofa

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    17.10.2017

    Italian premium manufacturer B&B ITALIA's sofa Charles, designed by Antonio Citterio, celebrates its 20th anniversary. Time to take a closer look at what makes this bestseller so iconic.

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    Elegance in repose: Flexform MOOD

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    16.10.2017

    The motto “An Intimate Look” echoes a lost but not yet forgotten elegance Flexform MOOD brings to its new, minimalist collection.

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    Taking it to the next level: new residential towers

    Dominic Lutyens

    16.10.2017

    Architects demonstrate how high-rise can mean high-density, but not at the expense of contextual awareness or safety. 

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    Sell out: retail spaces that show off

    Dominic Lutyens

    01.10.2017

    Today's flagship stores are transforming existing architectural spaces into memorable physical expressions of brand identity. Top shops!

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    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 projets that signal train

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    Recipe for success: Gaggenau

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    13.07.2017

    The Vario cooktops 400 series brings professional cooking to the private home. Designed by GAGGENAU Germany’s leading manufacturer of high-end home appliances, the 400 series combines convenience and versatility with minimalist design.

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    Heal Thyself: new healthcare architecture

    Dominic Lutyens

    16.06.2017

    As hospitals embrace a more patient-centred approach, so do their architects, giving rise to curative spaces that dovetail stress-free wayfinding with a proximity to nature.

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    The Outsiders: Varaschin

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    26.04.2017

    With designs as refined as they are luxurious, the Italian outdoor-furniture manufacturer VARASCHIN brings indoor comfort some fresh air. It's elegance alfresco!

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    Picture This: new cinema architecture

    Dominic Lutyens

    22.04.2017

    In the age of the ubiquitous multiplex, a raft of recent cinema projects have chosen to write their own architectural script, eschewing the mainstream in favour of indie creativity.

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    These Colours Don't Run: FAP Ceramiche

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    18.04.2017

    Premium Italian tile manufacturer FAP CERAMICHE inspires new creative combinations with its Color Now Collection, taking the fight to minimalism's monochromatic monopoly.

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    Where the hell did poetry go?: Hind Rabii

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    27.09.2016

    Moroccan-born, Belgian-based industrial designer HIND RABII gets all lyrical about light.

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    Curves Ahead: Erik Bagger

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    09.06.2016

    Danish brand Erik Bagger is nothing if not consistent. The organic language of its glass and tableware finds new expression in its furniture designs.

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    Kitchen Stories

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    18.05.2016

    Recent years have seen the kitchen become the non plus ultra of socialising spaces within the domestic sphere. Such a development is in no small part thanks to premium manufacturer ARCLINEA, which delivers kitchen environments that make you linger

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    Have a Seat

    Brand story

    Dominic Lutyens

    27.04.2016

    A combination of skillfully combined materials such as plastic, wood and metal make PEDRALI's contract-furniture collection functional and versatile like no other.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Made in Brooklyn

    Dominic Lutyens

    05.05.2015

    Brooklyn is only a short distance from Manhattan yet it has its own, highly distinctive identity. Talk to Brooklyn’s tight-knit but burgeoning community of designer-makers and you get the impression that this New York borough is widely seen as more

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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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    Wild and wet: the new bathrooms getting in touch with nature

    Dominic Lutyens

    24.03.2015

    It’s a long time since bathrooms were regarded as purely functionalist, private spaces for performing perfunctory, daily ablutions. For the past 20 years or so, they’ve been elevated to a potentially communal space people choose to linger in.

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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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    Hearth and Home

    Dominic Lutyens

    18.11.2014

    Fireplaces were once essential: from prehistoric times to the 19th-century, a home’s hearth provided light, heat and a means with which to cook. Today, you might think they were superfluous, obsolete in this age of centrally heated buildings. Yet

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    A Glass Act: Fabbian's Architectural Adventure

    Dominic Lutyens

    22.10.2014

    To celebrate the launch of its innovative new glass product Laminis, Fabbian was inspired to photograph it within the subterranean stone quarry of Cava Acque in the Berici Hills near Grancona, in the province of Vicenza. This wasn’t some capricious

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    Gloriously Glossy

    Dominic Lutyens

    23.09.2014

    Given the huge vogue for cladding buildings in ceramic tiles, we shouldn’t be surprised to hear that they are now fast infiltrating interiors too. It’s not hard to see why. People find glazed ceramic tiles appealing because of their seductive

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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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    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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    Lean On Me: wall-supported furniture and lighting

    Dominic Lutyens

    18.02.2014

    We all need a little support sometimes. Behind the growing trend in furniture and lighting for wall-leaning or wall-mounted designs is a diversity of factors, among them the practical, the social and the aesthetic. Architonic gets up close and

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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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    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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    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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