A total of 374 individual elements made of fibreC, covering over 2,000 square metres, go to make up the perforated skin of the HuttunenLipastiPakkanen Architects-designed Länsisatamankatu 23 apartment building in Helsinki’s former docklands
In architectural terms, given the time it takes to complete a large-scale project, ten years isn’t that long. All the more remarkable therefore that Austrian manufacturer Rieder’s innovative wonder material fibreC – fabricated from concrete and glass fibre – has been specified widely, introducing a new language in exteriors and interiors. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)
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Ghost Rug by Martí Guixé for Nanimarquina
Martí Guixé, a designer with a conceptual and unconventional take on design, has breathed new life into the classic Kerman rug, recreating the mythical pictorial motifs of birds, flowers, horses and deer often found on these Persian rugs – though in his version appearing and disappearing like ghosts.