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    'Life is important. Design is not important': ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    09.11.2010

    Alain Berteau is often told by journalists that he is representative of Belgian design. He's not so sure. Architonic caught up with architect-designer Berteau at the Interieur 2010 design biennale to discuss his latest work, the trouble with defining

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    Valencia Disseny Week

    Nora Schmidt

    04.11.2010

    Thanks to an invitation to FEED, the first congress of international bloggers and digital media, received from Valencia Disseny Week and ADCV, the association of Valencia designers, Architonic had the opportunity not only to attend Habitat Valencia

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    'There shouldn't be one rule about how to make ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    03.11.2010

    He's big in Belgium. And increasingly elsewhere, thanks to him being named Designer of the Year by prestigious design biennale Interieur 2010. Bram Boo's furniture designs delight and challenge in equal measure with their chaotic, often ironic,

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    A look back at the Marmomacc natural stone fair in Verona

    Susanne Fritz

    01.11.2010

    Marmomacc, the premier international exhibition of natural stone products and processing took place in Verona early in October. With 1500 companies exhibiting their wares it covered the widest possible spectrum of the natural stone industry, ranging

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    Review: Best products of Cersaie 2010

    Susanne Fritz

    28.10.2010

    Cersaie - one of the world's largest trade fairs for ceramics and bathroom furnishings – takes place annually in Bologna in northern Italy.As we announced in advance of Cersaie 2010 Architonic now presents the best new products which we have

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    'It's all about surprising yourself': Matthew ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    13.10.2010

    British furniture designer Matthew Hilton's work manages to walk that very fine line between restraint and expressiveness. It's probably why his designs, offering as they do a kind of reassurance, are so respected by so many. But the path hasn't

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    Concrete in Architecture (2): not really grey

    Susanne Fritz

    10.10.2010

    In the second part of our 'Concrete in Architecture' series, Architonic shows how concrete certainly doesn't have to be grey. From delicate tones to high luminosity, it can take on a wide range of chromatic and emotional complexions. In the following

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    Détente Cordiale: when Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance met ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    09.10.2010

    Already a contemporary classic, French designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance's 'Corvo' chair for US manufacturer Bernhardt Design is certainly no flash-in-the-pan object to be consumed briefly and then forgotten. Highly considered in terms of its design

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    DIY Design: the art and value of creative self-promotion

    Alexander Horne

    07.10.2010

    As the academic wheels of design creak into a new term, thoughts of the most recent graduates striving to avoid a professional-scrap-heap scenario fall to the back of the mind as the hunt for the latest bright young creatives begins again. But, with

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    When in London...: In conversation with Giulio Cappellini

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    05.10.2010

    This year's London Design Festival, now in its eighth year, was not only bigger than ever, it was also more international in complexion, with a significant number of non-British brands exhibiting in their permanent showrooms, in pop-up spaces and at

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    Concrete in Architecture (1): a material both stigmatised ...

    Susanne Fritz

    04.10.2010

    Almost no other material manages to carry such contradictory associations. Stigmatised on the one hand, celebrated on the other, it evokes highly diverse reactions. The word 'concrete' was used for the first time in 1750 by Bernard Forêst de

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    Picnic, plants, architecture - the fascinating world of ...

    Susanne Fritz

    25.09.2010

    One of today's most outstanding architects has been selected as the guest of honour at this year's "Interieur" trade fair in Kortrijk (Belgium). Junya Ishigami, a pupil of Kazuyo Sejima, is the founder of junya.ishigami+associates, lecturer at the

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    Fair Preview: Design Biennale INTERIEUR 2010, Kortrijk, ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    25.09.2010

    If any fair is going to give Milan a run for its money in terms of a passion for high-end design and downright coolness, it's Belgian Design Biennale INTERIEUR. Since its first edition in 1968, the Kortrijk-based show has consistently upped the ante

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    We Can Work It Out: design and mobile working

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    21.09.2010

    October sees the 2010 installment of Orgatec in Cologne, the leading international design fair for office and work environments. In spite of the death knell being sounded some time ago for the traditional, fixed-location office, it's still with us.

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    Cersaie 2010

    Susanne Fritz

    20.09.2010

    From 28 September to 2 October 2010 one of the major international trade fairs for ceramic tiles and bathrooms will be taking place in Bologna. However, Cersaie is much more than a simple trade fair. It has now become an important forum for planners

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    Extension for Nya Nordiska planned by Staab Architekten

    Architonic

    11.09.2010

    On the 03 September 2010, a ceremony was held to mark the completion of the 4,000-square-metre extension to the premises of textile editors, Nya Nordiska, in Dannenberg in Lower Saxony. Berlin architect Volker Staab was responsible for the design of

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    The Presence of Absence: Detroit's haunting ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    03.09.2010

    There's faded grandeur. And then there's Detroit. Once the fourth-largest city in the US, its spectacular economic and social decline is writ large in the disintegration of its architectural fabric. With its former manufacturing industries decimated

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    California Calls You!: Californian Design

    Susanne Fritz

    26.08.2010

    California, and in particular Los Angeles, has been home to numerous Hollywood stars and other glamorous figures of the burgeoning jet-set since the 1930s. The City of Angels was the ideal place for many architects to develop their ideas. The

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    Viaducts: new urban encounters

    Tim Abrahams

    21.08.2010

    An intelligent approach to repurposing disused viaducts is providing a number of cities with new public spaces that delight users with fresh and intriguing perspectives of familiar urban landscapes. Architonic examines how such projects, in turning

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    Right on So Many Levels: innovative car-park design

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    18.08.2010

    When Joni Mitchell sang that 'they paved paradise and put up a parking lot', she neatly expressed our none-too-positive relationship with that most modern of building types, the car park. Architonic invites you to pull up to the bumper and take a

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    'It's hard, hard, hard work': One Year On at ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    07.08.2010

    Left brain. Right brain. If we're to believe all that pop-neurology, you're either a creative type or someone who just loves solving maths problems. Design manufacturer and retailer Thorsten van Elten, curator of One Year On, the show for

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    A Size Issue

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    31.07.2010

    Architonic reviews '1:1 – Architects Build Small Spaces', the latest exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum

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    Over Site: how Caracas's new cable-car system is making ...

    David Sokol

    29.07.2010

    Once so disenfranchised that they didn't even appear on maps of the city, Caracas's favelas are, thanks to projects such as the technically and politically remarkable MetroCable transport system in San Agustín, acquiring a social legitimacy. Here,

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    Route Master: the 2010 London Festival of Architecture

    Tim Abrahams

    17.07.2010

    With the 2012 Olympics coming round that last bend and into view, this year's geographic-route-fixated London Festival of Architecture decided on 'The Welcoming City' as its theme. But just how welcome was that as an idea.

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    Fancy a Joint?: innovative joinery in new furniture design

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    10.07.2010

    Screws? Glue? Who needs them? With a number of designers developing intriguing new ways of constructing furniture, Architonic takes a look at some examples of recent innovative joinery methods.

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    Exhibition: Richard Neutra in Europe (1960–1970)

    Susanne Fritz

    07.07.2010

    Between 1960 and 1970, so in just ten years, the American architect Richard Neutra (*1892 in Vienna, †1970 in Wuppertal) had eight villas constructed in Europe; four in Switzerland (one of which was the only one to be built without a flat roof),

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    Design Israel

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    03.07.2010

    The completion of Ron Arad's small-scale masterpiece that is Israel's new Design Museum Holon signals a kind of design coming-of-age for the country. With its current design scene set to grow even further, Architonic talks to a number of established

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    DMY 2010: Architonic reports from the Berlin design festival

    Nora Schmidt

    25.06.2010

    Ernst Sagebiel's architectural matsterpiece Tempelhof Airport was the venue for this year's DMY design festival in Berlin. Architonic was needless to say there, ready for take-off.

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    Medium Rare: Architonic at Design Miami Basel 2010

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    24.06.2010

    Described by its organisers as 'the pre-eminent global forum for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating design', Design Miami Basel, the annual European get-together for those who like their design a touch on the exclusive side, put on a

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    From Start to Finnish: Architonic surveys Scandinavian ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    23.06.2010

    With leading Finnish design brand Artek reissuing two of its fellow countryman Tapio Wirkkala's striking designs from the late 1960s and early 70s, as well as first-time-round, 'vintage' pieces of his being shown at international design fairs such as

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    Look Who's Talking: architecture in the ...

    Alexander Horne

    16.06.2010

    If architecture is the accumulation of centuries of knowledge, then what of its existence in an era of perpetual and instantaneous updates that the Internet and social networking brings? For a technology-driven industry, it seems slow to embrace the

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    Own Goal: Who's really paying the price for South ...

    Tim Abrahams

    11.06.2010

    All sporting eyes are on South Africa as the World Cup kicks off. But what kind of architectural legacy will the event leave behind and, perhaps more importantly, what will be its economic one?

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    Camouflage Architecture: underground buildings

    Susanne Fritz

    10.06.2010

    If you're familiar with the Wombles, then you probably encountered underground architecture at any early age. .It's unlikely that the following projects were inspired by the Wombles, but that doesn't mean they're any less successful in terms of

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    Slovenian Design

    Susanne Fritz

    03.06.2010

    The "ISKRA: NON-ALIGNED DESIGN 1946–1990" exhibition held at the Architecture Museum Ljubljana (AML) came to an end in February. The exhibition provided an insight into the golden age of Slovenian product design, which lasted from the 1960s to the

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    Heavy/Light

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    02.06.2010

    They say good things come in threes. Here, Architonic brings you five of the best concrete lamps on the market. It's all about contradiction.

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    A Railroad Runs Through It

    David Sokol

    28.05.2010

    When Manhattan's High Line – a disused section of freight railtrack turned magical stretch of urban park – opened in 2009, New Yorkers took to the sky. But the innovative conversion of the former train corridor by James Corner Field Operations

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    The Measure of Success: INCH Furniture

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    26.05.2010

    Architonic talks to Basel-based design label INCH Furniture about their distinctive collection for the Swiss Pavilion at Shanghai's Expo 2010

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    Milan Means...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    20.05.2010

    It's almost a cliché now to say that the annual Milan Salone del Mobile has become a behemoth of a design fair, eclipsing every other major show in the design calendar. (Personally, we at Architonic feel that a number of the other large design

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    The Milan Conversations: Part IV – Ferruccio Laviani and ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    20.05.2010

    In this final installment of the Milan Conversations we catch up with renowned product designer, architect and artistic director of Italian manufacturer Kartell Ferruccio Laviani at the Barovier&Toso showroom in Milan and talk to him about lamps,

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    Sarasota Revisited: Architonic explores the architectural ...

    David Sokol

    15.05.2010

    The 'Sarasota School of Architecture' was coined as an historical term by architect Gene Leedy in the 1980s to describe the unique mid-century, European-Modernism-meets-Florida architecture of the city. Here, we examine how the physical legacy of

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    Making an Exhibition of Ourselves: Architonic deciphers some ...

    Tim Abrahams

    15.05.2010

    No form of architecture is perhaps as loaded with rhetoric as the expo pavilion. With hundreds of countries currently jostling at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai to attract visitors into their little piece of home, Architonic takes a look at what's at

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    'Lobmeyr Glass' exhibition at Cooper-Hewitt, ...

    Architonic

    14.05.2010

    “Ted Muehling Selects: Lobmeyr Glass from the Permanent Collection” is the 10th installment in an exhibition series devoted to showing rotations of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibition celebrates the

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    Tropical Modernism: The masters of Brazilian Modernism

    Susanne Fritz

    12.05.2010

    As part of this year's 'Fuori Salone' in Milan, the 'relics' of the Brazilian Modernism were displayed in a church near the city's Porta Romana: rare pieces by the so-called 'Tropical Modernists' of the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

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    The Milan Conversations: Part III – Ilse Crawford and Omer ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    11.05.2010

    The Milan Conversations – a series of discussions held at this year's Salone del Mobile with some of the most celebrated designers working internationally – continues with thought-provoking exchange with Ilse Crawford and Omer Arbel.

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    "...with the level of quality our grandparents ...

    Nora Schmidt

    06.05.2010

    "Cecilie is just like her furniture," a friend of mine who works as a designer told me when I mentioned I was going to be interviewing the Copenhagen-based designer Cecilie Manz. And, indeed, Manz exudes a calmness and composure much like her

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    The Milan Conversations: Part II – James Irvine and Naoto ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    01.05.2010

    In this second installment of the Milan Conversations – a series of discussions held at this year's Salone del Mobile with some of the most celebrated designers working internationally – Architonic talks to British designer and long-time Milanese

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    Yachting – Design

    Susanne Fritz

    30.04.2010

    Modern design, beyond teak and brass fittings, has, however, been around for a long time in the world of yachting. Innovative boat-builders and designers work with new propulsion technology, materials and formal languages.Yachts are perfect for this

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    'Form follows fear': in conversation with Roberto ...

    David Sokol

    28.04.2010

    Architonic talks to Miami-based artists Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt about the relation between art and architecture, and how public space has become more contested than ever.

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    The Milan Conversations: Part I – Konstantin Grcic and ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    27.04.2010

    As the metaphoric dust settles following another Milan Salone del Mobile (not to be confused with the ash from that pesky Icelandic volcano, which did its best to keep the great and the good of the international design press stranded in Italy),

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    Getting high in London: the 2012 Olympic city's ...

    Tim Abrahams

    22.04.2010

    When Mayor of London Boris Johnson unveiled the design of a 115-metre-high steel tower by renowned sculptor Anish Kapoor, which is to be built next to the city's new 2012 Olympic Stadium, the reaction from press and public was one of emphatic

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    Herbal Architecture

    Susanne Fritz

    14.04.2010

    The Hanging Gardens of Babylon went down in history as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Vertical gardens were then, as they still are today, signs of innovative architecture.

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    The Unlimited Ambition of Limited-Edition Design: in ...

    David Sokol

    13.04.2010

    Love it or hate it, limited-edition design has proved over the last few years that it's more than just a passing trend. No one event has done more to encourage the growth of this particular market than Design Miami. With its European edition, Design

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    'Harmonious Anarchy': revisiting Hak Nam, Hong ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    09.04.2010

    When photographer Greg Girard decided to visit the notorious, citadel-like 'Walled City' slum in Hong Kong's Kowloon, where the daily lives of 35,000 people played out, he was told he may not come back alive. Luckily for him, he did. And, luckily for

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    "Passion is the most important thing"

    Line Numme

    08.04.2010

    Jörg Boner gibt viel Preis über seine Produkte – er haucht ihnen Leben ein. So beleuchtet er im Gespräch gerne den Werdegang eines Produktes, seine Hochs und Tiefs sowie seinen Neuanfang. Die Parallelen zu ihm als Person lassen sich wie von

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    Going, going, (almost) gone

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    31.03.2010

    The Vitra Design Museum's latest exhibition examines the idea of simplicity in design, be it in terms of form, material or method. Rather than being a recent development in response to global economic and environmental concerns, 'The Essence of

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    The windows of the world: new full-height glazing systems

    Susanne Fritz

    30.03.2010

    The panorama window allows you to the bring the beauty of nature into your home, while keeping extremes of weather firmly outside. The systems presented here by Architonic turn the architectural visions of the Modern Movement into a reality.

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    Rezension: 'Snøhetta Works' von Snøhetta

    Susanne Junker

    20.03.2010

    Architonic hat für Sie einen Blick in die neue Werkmonografie des norwegischen Architekturbüros 'Snøhetta' geworfen und entdeckte dabei, was sich unter einer Schneekuppe so alles befinden kann.

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    Bamboo: the design material that just keeps on giving

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    18.03.2010

    Bamboo's rapid growth in popularity as a viable material for product design seems to mirror the speed at which this iconic plant, lauded for its contribution to sustainability, grows. Architonic takes a look at some recent examples of bamboo-based

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    Anatomy of a Chair

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    16.03.2010

    Architonic dissects Luca Nichetto's striking new 'Robo' chair for Swedish manufacturer Offecct, examining the process beyond the product.

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    'Process: 50 Product Designs from Concept to ...

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    06.03.2010

    Architonic reviews design writer Jennifer Hudson's study of the creative and manufacturing processes behind 50 contemporary design objects from around the world.

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    2D – Now in 3D!

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    02.03.2010

    Graphic designers are giving architects a run for their money as the creatives who cross disciplinary boundaries. Here, Architonic takes a look at some examples of two-dimensional specialists who've channelled their creative talent into product

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    MADE Milan - Materials Report Part 3/3

    Susanne Fritz

    22.02.2010

    Day three of research at the MADE fair took the Architonic Team even deeper into the Milan exhibition halls, temporary home of a seemingly inexhaustible amount of exciting materials and products.

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    Vitra Brings It Home

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    22.02.2010

    It's all round to Vitra's place in Weil am Rhein as the leading design manufacturer opens its striking new VitraHaus, designed by Herzog & de Meuron.

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    MADE Milan - Materials Report Part 2/3

    Susanne Fritz

    19.02.2010

    Here are our discoveries from the second day of the MADE expo in Milan, the fair that makes every materials fetishist's heart beat faster.including ours.

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    MADE Milan - Materials Report Part 1/3

    Susanne Fritz

    14.02.2010

    MADE 2010, short for Milano Design Architettura Edilizia, took place at the city's trade-fair grounds, wowing visitors with an exciting exhibition of building and other materials. Because of the wealth of materials on show, which we gathered over

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    Lucienne Day: 1917–2010

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    11.02.2010

    We bid a fond farewell to one of the greats of British post-war design history.

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    MAISON&OBJET PARIS 2010

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    10.02.2010

    Architonic presents a selection of some of the novelties presented at this year's design fair in Paris

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    Prototype, prototype, prototype

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    04.02.2010

    Architonic spends some time with VIA, the Paris-based organisation committed to identifying and supporting young French design talent.

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    Swissbau 2010, Basel: Architonic selects the best materials ...

    Susanne Fritz

    30.01.2010

    Architonic recently visited the Swissbau 2010 expo in Basel, whose focus this year was on sustainability. From the mass of exhbitors, we've selected our favourites for you, scrutinising their innovative, technological and architectural qualities.

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    Architonic Concept Space III

    Nora Schmidt

    27.01.2010

    Designed by Zieta Prozessdesign, presented at imm cologne 2010

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    Alone Time: furniture design goes all private

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    22.01.2010

    The last few years have seen a number of furniture designers explore ways of defining privacy through form. What's going on? Are we really going all shy and retiring?

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    Time Machines

    Simon Keane-Cowell

    18.01.2010

    There's no better time than the start of a new decade to revisit the clock as a long-standing product type. Here Architonic examines innovative clock design, past and present.

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    Chance as a Design Strategy

    Susanne Fritz

    16.01.2010

    Many great achievements have been born out of chance – for example, the invention of penicillin. In the 1950s and 60s, chance as a methodology was still a revolutionary way of working for artists and designers, producing controversial results.

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    Architonic Concept Space III: Blow-up Statics

    Nora Schmidt

    15.01.2010

    Making of Architonic Concept Space III, created by Zieta Prozessdesign

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    Sustaining Sustainability

    Alexander Horne

    15.01.2010

    Following the recent Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, what chance is there of the sustainability agenda in architecture actually being delivered?

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    Alfred Messels Wertheimbauten in Berlin

    Susanne Junker

    07.01.2010

    Der Beginn der modernen Architektur in Deutschland. Mit einem Verzeichnis zu Messels Werken

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    Architonic Concept Space III: Building with air

    Nora Schmidt

    23.12.2009

    Architonic Concept Space III, designed by Oskar Zieta and the CAAD Faculty at ETH Zurich

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    Chroma

    Susanne Junker

    16.12.2009

    Chroma, the Greek word for colour, is both the title and the subject of a book about colour in architecture, furniture design and graphic art which covers a range of disciplines with a refreshing freedom from ideology.

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    acousticpearls and wallstreet

    acousticpearls GmbH

    14.12.2009

    There are a number of common points of interest, in particular the great demand placed on design, that permeate the nature of the cooperation between acousticpearls and the Swiss-based company adeco.

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    Das Labyrinthische

    Susanne Junker

    03.12.2009

    Über die Idee des Verborgenen, Rätselhaften, Schwierigen in der Geschichte der Architektur

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    Moulded Nature

    Nora Schmidt

    02.12.2009

    For years now international materials producers have been working on sustainable alternatives and they are now ready to launch biologically degradable plastics which can be used for a range of applications.

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    hori:zon

    Maasberg

    30.11.2009

    With hori:zon the German manuafcturer presents a new sunblind system which is special for its variety in height and width. The PCM garment provides an active thermal insulation.

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    Hunting

    Nora Schmidt

    25.11.2009

    In the course of this year's Design Days in Geneva up-market dealer Teo Jakob Tagliabue invited guests to a very special exhibition at his showrooms.

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    Beneath the Surface

    Alexander Horne

    23.11.2009

    Scandinavian design brings to mind Finns, Swedes and Danish names that could be as prominent in the history books as todays names are on rapidly updated online blogs and publications. But, what of Norwegian design and what about some names.

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    Charlotte Posenenske

    Susanne Junker

    23.11.2009

    Charlotte Poseneske is a German artist who created minimalist and performance-like sculptures and reliefs in the 60s.

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    Material Vision 2009

    Sebastian Bäthies

    22.11.2009

    Innovative materials for designers, architects and product developers

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    High Alpine buildings – modern day witch houses

    Susanne Fritz

    04.11.2009

    Life threatening conditions, abode of trolls and witches:.The Alpine inhabitants of the Middle Ages avoided the mighty peaks and icy heights of the high Alpine regions. Nowadays they are accessible for tourism.

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    Transit Shopping

    Susanne Fritz

    29.09.2009

    The retail industry is going through a difficult time and has been complaining about stagnation in its customer base. The big shopping malls are competing with each other to attract shoppers.

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    Intuitive Interaction

    Nora Schmidt

    29.09.2009

    Interaction with sensory user interfaces – computers, automats, mobile phones – has become part of our everyday life.

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    Media Façade

    Susanne Fritz

    28.09.2009

    Architecture tends to use media facades more and more as a stylistic feature. What used to be applied to facades after construction more in the way of a blemish is now part of the planning process.

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    "It's all about the performance"

    Nora Schmidt

    23.09.2009

    As with many other architects the design is being strongly influenced. You literally speak of architects' design.

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    Contemporary Slovak Architecture 1989 – 2009 in ...

    Architonic

    17.09.2009

    Contemporary Slovak architecture has multiple layers of values and generations. In spite of the many annual prizes and awards, there are only a few exceptional architectural works.

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    "Reduction is the key word"

    Nora Schmidt

    28.08.2009

    Meanwhile osko+deichman have impressed a number of prestigious manufacturers with their reduced and minimalist designs. We met them at their studio in Berlin.

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    90 Years Bauhaus

    Nils Becker

    25.08.2009

    Exactly 90 years ago Weimar saw the foundation of the institution which more than any other influenced the architecture, design and art of the twentieth century.

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    Vienna Design Week 2009

    Architonic

    20.08.2009

    Vom 1. bis 11. Oktober zieht die dritte Vienna Design Week erneut Stars der internationalen Designszene und vielversprechende Newcomer nach Wien.

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    'Modell Bauhaus'

    Architonic

    18.08.2009

    Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau and Klassik Stiftung Weimar present a combined exhibition.

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