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Tue 17.6.

Architonic Newsletter 06.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.06.2014 - Tagged as:

The facade of the Wanda Reign Hotel by Make Architects

The facade of the Wanda Reign Hotel by Make Architects, photo: ©Make Architects

Hot enough for you? The rising temperatures of the last week or so (in Europe, at least) throw a spotlight on a perennial architectural problem – how to square our love of glazed facades in high-rise architecture with the huge amount of energy required to keep interiors cool and bearable.

 

We’ve taken this opportunity to examine some alternative and smart solutions for facade design. A selection of international projects show how the deployment of passive ventilation and shade systems can decrease our dependence on traditional air-conditioning.

 

Here’s what you’ll find in our June Newsletter:

 

Agenda July–August 2014
Naturally cool: why passive shading and ventilation will change the future of facades
More articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 29: Outdoor showers
Inspiring Spaces N° 21: Museums
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for June 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Monumental by Massimo Gardone for Foscarini

Monumental by Massimo Gardone for Foscarini

For the 2014 International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Massimo Gardone’s imagery delivers Monumental, a collection of photographic images that offer an original reinterpretation of some classics by lighting brand Foscarini.

 

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1991 Stool by Studio Formafantasma, photo: Luisa Zanzani, courtesy Gallery Libby Sellers, London

1991 Stool by Studio Formafantasma, photo: Luisa Zanzani, courtesy Gallery Libby Sellers, London

Dutch Studio Formafantasma explores the culture of lava in Mount Etna and Stromboli, two of the last active volcanoes in Europe, with a new body of work titled ‘De Natura Fossilium’.

 

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Metafora by Lella & Massimo Vignelli for martinelli luce

Metafora table by Lella & Massimo Vignelli for martinelli luce

The death of multidisciplinary design legend Massimo Vignelli, responsible for such enduring projects as New York’s subway signage system and the American Airlines visual identity, comes as sad news for the international A&D community.

 

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Mon 26.5.

‘Scene de la table’ installation by ARCHIEE (FR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.05.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

'Scene de la table' installation by ARCHIEE, photo: Takeshi Miyamoto, ARCHIEE

‘Scene de la table’ installation by ARCHIEE, photo: Takeshi Miyamoto, ARCHIEE

Paris based ARCHIEE has created an installation inspired by Japanese dinner-tables and ceramic dishes called “minou-yaki” for Japanese culture and tradition magazine Discover Japan for their newly launched boutique in the city of light.

 

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Fri 23.5.

Architonic Newsletter 05.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.05.2014 - Tagged as:

The Leadenhall building's steel mega-frame during construction

The Leadenhall building’s steel mega-frame during construction

Think contemporary architecture and you’re more likely than not to think glass. The planned reconstruction of London’s iconic Crystal Palace – the 19th-century architectural tour de force that was arguably a precursor to the high-tech movement and who the likes of Foster, Hadid, Grimshaw and Chipperfield are in the running to resurrect – offers a unique opportunity to explore the exciting new possibilities of this ubiquitous material, while examining the latest in building technology.

 

Here’s what you’ll find in our May Newsletter:

 

Architonic photo gallery ICFF Speakeasy
So Transparent: London’s iconic Crystal Palace reloaded
More articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 29:Glass mosaics
Inspiring Spaces N° 21: Atriums
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for May 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

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Thanks to our friends at Actes Sud publishers, we’re giving away four free copies of ‘Simon Vélez Architect. Mastering Bamboo’, a strikingly illustrated monograph on the work of the free-thinking and highly respected Colombian architect, with photography by renowned architectural photographer Deidi von Schaewen.
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In this first installment of our new series featuring the work of renowned architectural photographer DEIDI VON SCHAEWEN, we take a look at a unique exhibition of Colombian architect and bamboo-master Simon Vélez’s work, currently installed in the grounds of La Bambouseraie in the South of France. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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