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Alucobond – Aluminum Composite Material

  An Aluminum Composite Material used as paneling in both interiors and exteriors. Alucobond is made up of two thin sheets of aluminum that are thermo bonded to a polyethylene core. Why is it SO great? The product has the amazing look of metal but is much lighter making it great for panels and cladding […]

Sublime design: the geodesic dome

From hippie houses and kids’ play frames to military radar stations and mountaineering tents, the geodesic dome has fascinated people as a way of building. Why? Simply because it is so extraordinarily different from standard forms of shelter. The latticework frame of a geodesic dome is at once an incredibly efficient structure and an exotic, […]

Roof above Canary Wharf Crossrail Station Completes

Roof above Canary Wharf Crossrail Station Completes  The final aluminium piece was placed on the Foster+Partners designed roof, marking the structural completion of the project which began in May 2009. The roof will sit above a new roof garden and Canary Wharf Group’s four storey, 115,000 sq ft retail and leisure development including shops, restaurants, […]

Belgium Pavilion Expo 2015 by Patrick Genard y Asociados

The Belgian Pavilion project for the Milan Expo 2015 won by Besix/Vanhout and conceived by Patrick Genard & ass/ Marc Belderbos is the outcome ofthree great axes of reflection: the theme of the Milan 2015 exposition “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, “environmental sustainability and innovative technology” and finally a “showcase pavilion of the Belgian […]

Hangzhou Sports Park | NBBJ & CCDI

“The issue is not about how to sustain a large stadium commercially between games, but is about how a massive stadium can lead a 2 million-square-meter mixed use commercial program in a green park setting, form a future urban center, and redefine a new lifestyle. Our design provides what is exactly needed to support that […]

BULGARI AND ZAHA HADID UNVEIL SERPENTI INSTALLATION

Photo via elle.it Architect Zaha Hadid’s ‘Serpenti’ art installation premiered on the opening day of Milan Design Week. The installation is inspired by Bulgari’s timeless icon, the Serpenti, which is a line of jewelry, watches, and leather goods. Photo via elle.it Until 19 April, the Serpenti installation will be on display in the garden of […]

Surface Design Award Winner: Kebony KREOD Sculpture

Project Description from KREOD: KREOD is a unique, portable venue where companies, organisations and brands can present themselves in beautiful, powerful ways within a flexible, functional and dynamic space. We believe that no two events are the same. The ideal venue should be capable of infinite adaptability to provide a unique setting for each new […]

John Curtin School of Medical Research | Lyons Architecture

The newest addition to the Australian National University campus in Canberr is the amazing John Curtin School of Medical Research building, by Lyons Architecture. The building features a series of internal spaces that are connected with stairs and open atria aimed at promoting social exchange and fraternization, in addition to research laboratories, a 200 seat public […]

AIA New York Announces 2015 Design Award Winners

17 of this year’s 35 Design Award winners, ranging from small pavilions to large-scale master plans, are New York City-based projects. The New York City chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANY) has conferred 35 Design Awards and one Best in Competition Award to a distinguished set of projects completed by New York-based architects […]

Frei Otto: the titan of tent architecture

He was the hero of groundbreaking lightweight architecture, inspiring everything from the Millennium Dome to pleasure-domes in Kazakhstan and service stations all over the world. But why didn’t Otto achieve the socially-driven dream he always hoped for?   What better way to go, just weeks before your 90th birthday, than to see the world’s most […]