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Wed 22.4.

Architonic Newsletter 04.2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.04.2015 - Tagged as:

The Baku Crystal Hall’s facade consists of mesh-fabric and coated-polyester diamond and triangular-shaped panels across an aluminium frame, together with 9,500 LED lights that illuminate the stadium at night

The Baku Crystal Hall’s facade consists of mesh-fabric and coated-polyester diamond and triangular-shaped panels across an aluminium frame, together with 9,500 LED lights that illuminate the stadium at night

Architexture

 

‘Frei stands for freedom, as free and as liberating as a bird in flight, swooping and soaring in elegant and joyful arcs, (…) and as compelling in its economy of line and in the improbability of its engineering as it is possible to imagine, giving the marriage of form and function the invisibility of the air we breathe, and the beauty we see in nature.’ The words of the Pritzker Prize jury on this year’s laureate, Frei Otto.

 

The highest accolade for architecture internationally will be awarded posthumously on 15 May to the German architect who made his name with the tented-roof construction of the Munich Olympic Stadium and can be regarded as the father of textile architecture. Which is why we’re exploring in our main feature the creative, functional and ecological possibilities of textiles use in contemporary projects.

 

And Architonic is developing its competence in textiles, too. Designtextiles.com, the portal that we’ve developed with seven high-end brands (currently all from the German-speaking countries), shows you the space-shaping and functional advantages of textiles in architecture, as well as their variety in terms of design. What’s more, Architonic has curated the exhibition ‘Textiled Spaces – Photography by Deidi von Schaewen’, which runs from 4 to 7 May at Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and non-wovens.

 

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

 

Architonic Photo Tours: Milano Design Week 2015
Architexture: textiles go constructional
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Eight projects are singled out in the Techtextil competition ‘Textile structures for new building’
Inspiring Search Results No. 40: Screen fabrics
Inspiring Spaces No. 32: Infrastructure buildings
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for April 2015 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Tue 14.4.

Noises Off: Das Kranzbach’s unique retreat experience

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

At the foot of the Zugspitze mountain, Das Kranzbach's historic main house, completed in 1915 and commissioned by young English aristocrat Lady Mary Portman, employs a series of Arts and Crafts architectural idioms, including crow-stepped gables

At the foot of the Zugspitze mountain, Das Kranzbach’s historic main house, completed in 1915 and commissioned by young English aristocrat Lady Mary Portman, employs a series of Arts and Crafts architectural idioms, including crow-stepped gables

When young English aristocrat Lady Mary Isabel Portman commissioned an Arts-and-Crafts-style mountain hideaway near Garmisch-Partenkirchen on the eve of the First World War, little did she know that it would, a century later, become a one-off, design-led hotel destination. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Wed 8.4.

Textile Facades: State of the Art at Techtextil 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

During the day, its textile facade transforms the Fritz Lipmann Institute in Jena into a white cube, which then begins to shine gently as twilight falls; photo: Verseidag Indutex GmbH

During the day, its textile facade transforms the Fritz Lipmann Institute in Jena into a white cube, which then begins to shine gently as twilight falls; photo: Verseidag Indutex GmbH

Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, will open its doors in Frankfurt, Germany, from 4 to 7 May 2015. Besides countless other applications of these products in the context of industrial manufacturing processes, applications for architectural use are only one aspect – but an obviously very attractive one. Some exhibitors’ exemplary reference projects already indicate the sector’s enormous range and capability. And it’s in the nature of things that, when it comes to textile architecture, it’s almost invariably a matter of highly customised solutions – sometimes the material itself, but always its specific application. Here at least, architects and manufacturers sing from the same hymn sheet, so to speak. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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Tue 7.4.

Montreal Metro Project by Chris Forsyth (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Montreal Metro Project, photo: Chris Forsyth

Montreal Metro Project, photo: Chris Forsyth

Montreal, Canada based photographer Chris Forsyth has been documenting the unique art and architecture of his home town’s sprawling subway system, commonly known as the ‘metro’.

 

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Thu 2.4.

Architonic Guide: Salone del Mobile 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.04.2015 - Tagged as:

Architonic Guide: Salone del Mobile 2015

Architonic Guide: Salone del Mobile 2015

Architonic has brought together the best exhibitors and events of the 2015 edition of Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone in the form of our classic Architonic Guide. This year in Milan you can find us, and the Architonic Guide, at three venues, all clearly indicated in the guide. Make sure to drop by and say hello!

 

download the Architonic Guide (PDF) here

A chart from Architonic’s new Trend Analysis series

A chart from Architonic’s new Trend Analysis series

It’s natural to compare. We all do it. Call it human nature. When such sizing-up is motivated by dissatisfaction or inadequacy, it’s probably not such a healthy activity. But if it’s underpinned by a desire to take stock, to see where you stand amongst your peers and how you can improve, it can reap reward. And when it has a clear business benefit, so much the better. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Architonic Special Milano 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 01.04.2015 - Tagged as:

Architonic is the official online media partner this year for the Brera Design District and Superstudio Group

Architonic is the official online media partner this year for the Brera Design District and Superstudio Group

14 to 19 April will see the Lombardian city once again become the epicenter of the design world.

 

So as not to lose sight of the fair’s diverse offerings, as well as those of the Fuorisalone quarters and their showrooms, we’ve put together an edit of the best exhibitors and events in the form of our Architonic Guide. What’s more, you can find us at three venues, plus we’re also official online media partner this year for the Brera Design District and Superstudio Group.

 

In collaboration with Moroso and Fantoni, we’ve developed a special Booth-in-Booth concept, allowing us to address our partners from specialist retail directly. And our team is looking forward to presenting you with our latest services and offers in the Press Gallery (hall 6).

 

Alongside our guide, our new Architonic Trend Analysis series is particularly interesting for anyone preparing for the biggest design event of the year. In this newsletter, you’ll already find a comprehensive set of insights into the latest developments in the furniture and lighting markets, accompanied by useful infographics.

 

Here’s what you’ll find in our Special Milano 2015 Newsletter:

 

Architonic Guide: Milano 2015
Brand New World
Architonic on the Ground: Booth-in-Booth @ Fantoni and Moroso
Ventura Lambrate
The Intelligence: Architonic’s new Trend Analysis series
Superdesign Show
Brera Design District
Designjunction edit Milan and San Babila Design Quarter

 

Architonic’s newsletter for Milano 2015 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Mon 30.3.

Wild and wet: the new bathrooms getting in touch with nature

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.03.2015 - Tagged as:

Studio Ton Ton’s Light+Light house in Indonesia is designed to be filled with light and to welcome nature indoors, as is driven home by a guava tree growing in the centre of the bathroom

Studio Ton Ton’s Light+Light house in Indonesia is designed to be filled with light and to welcome nature indoors, as is driven home by a guava tree growing in the centre of the bathroom

It’s a long time since bathrooms were regarded as purely functionalist, private spaces for performing perfunctory, daily ablutions. For the past 20 years or so, they’ve been elevated to a potentially communal space people choose to linger in. Take clean-lined, open-plan wet rooms — redolent of hammams and, free of clunky shower screens and trays, appealingly spacious —which are still in vogue today. Or the freestanding bath positioned mid-bedroom, though this looks dated now. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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