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Posts filed under 'Inspirations'

Tue 29.3.

Station To Station

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.03.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City is the world’s most expensive station, at a total cost of $4 billion. Shops will open later this year around the transit hall and concourses

Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City is the world’s most expensive station, at a total cost of $4 billion. Shops will open later this year around the transit hall and concourses

There has been a dramatic shift in the demands placed by public transportation on contemporary architecture since the turn of the millennium – the need to square the burgeoning of passenger numbers that attends the unstoppable march of urbanisation with a desire to deliver landmark projects, full of rhetoric and aspiration. Let’s take a trip. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

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Mon 28.3.

Material Tendencies: Doshi Levien

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.03.2016 - Tagged as: , ,

Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien - Photo © Architonic

Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien – Photo © Architonic

The work of London-based design practice Doshi Levien celebrate a hybrid of different worlds, bringing together cultural diversity and showing the interplay between industrial design and traditional craftsmanship. Curious as ever to know about designers’ material choices, Architonic recently met up with Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien in Stockholm, where they presented ‘Material Interventions’ – a visual campaign for the new collection by Swedish flooring brand Bolon.

 

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Architonic Newsletter 03.2016

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.03.2016 - Tagged as:

The Transportation Architecture Issue

The Transportation Architecture Issue

If it’s not the destination that counts but the getting there, then transportation architecture and infrastructure represent the high altar of creative and planning endeavour. Transport projects have to function both on a utilitarian level as spaces that process (as it were) their users efficiently and safely, and on a rhetorical one – they seek to communicate the pride and aspiration of their geographical context. Think the first impressions you get when stepping off a train in a foreign city.

 

View all of this against the backdrop of the seemingly unstoppable phenomenon of urbanisation globally and you’ll see why architects are increasingly viewing these kinds of projects as the last word in prestige. So, in this edition of our new-look Architonic Newsletter, we survey a number of noteworthy and recently completed rail and metro projects internationally. Tickets, please.

 

Contents in brief:

 

Event Agenda April 2016
Architonic Photo Tours: Light + Building 2016
Station to Station: new transport architecture
Material Tendencies N° 15: Doshi Levien
Further Articles from the Architonic Magazine
Inspiring Search Results N° 51: Bus Stop Shelters
Inspiring Spaces N° 43: Hotels
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for March 2016 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Tue 15.3.

Have you seen our newly redesigned website?

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.03.2016 - Tagged as:

Architonic.com's responsive design on the desktop and tablet

Architonic.com’s new responsive design on the desktop and tablet

Have you seen our newly redesigned website? Go to architonic.com and find the very best in products, brands, retailers, expertise and inspiration for architecture and design.

Wed 2.3.

Material Tendencies: Front

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.03.2016 - Tagged as: , ,

Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren of Front - Photo © Architonic

Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren of Front – Photo © Architonic

Swedish design duo Front realise their fantasies by creating design objects that are often surprising and somewhat irritating at first sight. Architonic met Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2016 to find out more about their passion for experimenting with different materials and discovering new technologies.

 

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Tue 1.3.

Newsletter Architonic Special Light and Building 2016

Posted by Walter Phillips on 01.03.2016 - Tagged as:

Light and Building

Light and Building

This March sees the international trade fair for lighting, design and networked building-services technology – with its clear professional orientation – welcome a global audience of over 200,000 to its eighth edition in Frankfurt.

 

Architects and technical planners in particular will find what Light + Building has to offer, with its developments in lighting design and technology, of immense value – a genuinely unmissable insight into a highly innovative and complex field, and one which is changing rapidly. In addition, visitors will be treated to the latest in smart homes, smart powered buildings and security technology.

 

But think smart and start your research before you arrive in Bankfurt (as the locals sometimes like to call it). Make your fair visit as productive as possible by downloading our trusty Architonic Guide Light + Building 2016 now.

 

Architonic’s newsletter for Light and Building 2016 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Wed 24.2.

Material Tendencies: Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.02.2016 - Tagged as: , ,

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby - Photo © Architonic

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby – Photo © Architonic

Established in 1996, British design duo Barber & Osgerby have worked across a variety of disciplines, including industrial design, interiors, architecture and site-specific installations. Architonic recently met up with Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2016. As this year’s Guest of Honour, they showcased their recent works in the context of a wintery installation.

 

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Tue 23.2.

Architonic Newsletter 02.2016

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.02.2016 - Tagged as:

Luchtsingel bridge by studio ZUS

Luchtsingel bridge by studio ZUS

There’s something satisfyingly über-utilitarian about a bridge. It gets you from one point to another. But several recently completed bridge projects internationally demonstrate how this workaday construction type can also deliver serious regenerative effects to its surroundings, as well as function as a bold aesthetic or metaphoric statement.

 

We take a Calatrava-free look at a number of new crossings, which literally and figuratively elevate the experience of moving through the public realm. See you on the other side.

 

Contents in brief:

 

Event Agenda March 2016
Architonic Photo Tours: Maison&Objet 2016 and Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair
Get over yourself: new bridge architecture
Material Tendencies N° 13: Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 50: Performance spaces
Inspiring Spaces N° 42: Bridges
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for February 2016 can be read (and subscribed to) here.