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Tue 5.4.

Newsletter Architonic Special Milano 2016

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.04.2016 - Tagged as:

Architonic Special Milano 2016

Architonic Special Milano 2016

Love it or hate it, you can’t ignore it. If it’s April, it’s Milan and the Salone del Mobile. Indisputably the world’s biggest and most-attended design fair – and that’s before you’ve factored in the various design districts and events of the Fuorisalone.

 

Impossible to cover in its entirety, groaning infrastructurally under the weight of the hundreds of thousands of international visitors who pour into the city, it offers business and creative reward to A&D professionals who are prepared to keep two different, and on the fact of it contradictory, strategies in place.

 

Number one: Plan. And then plan some more. Get yourself a copy of our indispensable Architonic Guide Salone del Mobile Milano 2016 (download it here!), and work out in advance of your trip how to navigate your way through Milan Design Week, efficiently and effectively. Don’t forget to stop off at the Brera Design District, the SuperDesign Show and Ventura Lambrate. Architects in particular will want to make for the inaugural space&interiors exhibition from MADEexpo, which will showcase the best in architectural materials. And for pure inspiration, catch Sou Fujimoto’s light-as-architecture installation for COS, ‘Only Light’.

 

Number two: Go with the flow. Embrace the chance encounter and the spontaneous invitation. Go off-piste and you might just meet someone who shifts your creative paradigm or changes your business thinking.

 

And here’s some breaking news: as part of our Architonic Trend Analysis series, we’ve just published our Top 200 Designers list, an unmissable ranking of the great and the good, based exclusively on our insider information – the results generated by our users’ active text searches on architonic.com.

 

Contents in brief:

 

Event Agenda April 2016
Architonic Guide: Milano 2016
Trend Analysis: Top 200 Designers on Architonic
Material Tendencies N°16: Michele de Lucchi
SuperDesign Show 2016
Brera Design District
Ventura Lambrate
MADEexpo: Architecture connects with the Salone del Mobile.Milano

 

Architonic’s Special Milano 2016 newsletter can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Sun 3.4.

Architonic Top 200 Designers 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.04.2016 - Tagged as: ,

10 of the Architonic TOP 200 Designers 2015

10 of the Architonic TOP 200 Designers 2015

Ranging from living legends to young talents who are already having an impact on the market – our new ranking of Architonic’s Top 200 Designers draws attention to the most popular designers and architects actively searched on architonic.com over the course of 2015.

 

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Tue 29.3.

Architonic Guide: Salone del Mobile 2016

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.03.2016 - Tagged as:

Architonic Guide: Salone del Mobile 2016

Architonic Guide: Salone del Mobile 2016

The Architonic Guide: Salone del Mobile 2016 is your guide to the best exhibitors and products at Salone del Mobile, Bagno & Eurocucina as well as Fuorisalone, selected for you by our team of architects and designers.

 

download the Architonic Guide (PDF) here

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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