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Tue 18.3.

Architonic Newsletter 03.2014

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.03.2014 - Tagged as:

The clean lines of Santa & Cole’s Rama LED street lights complement the surrounding contemporary architecture of the new Design HUB Barcelona. Individual refractor lenses direct light from a grid of LEDs downwards to reduce light pollution

The clean lines of Santa & Cole’s Rama LED street lights complement the surrounding contemporary architecture of the new Design HUB Barcelona. Individual refractor lenses direct light from a grid of LEDs downwards to reduce light pollution

With Light+Building – the world’s foremost trade fair for architecture and technology – about to open its doors in Frankfurt to an eager international audience, Architonic takes a look recent urban-lighting projects that throw a spotlight on innovative design and technology.

 

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

 

Bright Lights, Big City: urban-lighting projects that dazzle
More articles from Architonic ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 27: Bollard lights
Inspiring Spaces N° 19: Public squares
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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

Architonic Guide: Salone del Mobile

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Architonic has created a new time-saving guide to help navigate the show floors of Salone del Mobile, Bagno & Eurocucina and Fuorisalone this April. Architonic’s indispensable show guides always feature a selection of the best manufacturers along with detailed hall plans and stand numbers. In addition to the downloadable PDF, printed copies of the guide will also be available in select stands on the show floors. At Salone del Mobile Architonic will be welcoming visitors in Hall 24, Stand C10 from April 8 to 13 – be sure to stop by and visit!

 

download the 2014 Salone del Mobile Architonic Guide here (PDF)

Mon 17.3.

Skin to Skin: 10 years of Rieder’s fibreC

Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.03.2014 - Tagged as: ,

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

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 (ES)

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Ghost Rug by Martí Guixé for Nanimarquina

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.

 

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Sun 16.3.

Set Of Bowls by Claesson Koivisto Rune (SE)

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Set Of Bowls by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Set Of Bowls by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Swedish architects Claesson Koivisto Rune have created a nesting bowl set using a range of materials for Design House Stockholm.

 

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Fri 14.3.

Special Newsletter LIGHT+BUILDING 2014

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In preparation for your visit to Paris for MAISON&OBJET we recommend the indispensable Architonic Guide (download) in which we – as usual – compile in an accessible way the most notable presentations at the fair and in the city.

In preparation for your visit to Frankfurt for LIGHT+BUILDING we recommend the indispensable Architonic Guide (download) in which we – as usual – compile in an accessible way the most notable presentations at the fair and in the city.

Let there be light! (And building) at Light+Building, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture and technology. For six days from 30 March, you’ll find 2,300 international exhibitors presenting the latest innovations in lighting and building-services technology at Messe Frankfurt, with light and health, and of course energy efficiency, as key themes. This year, Hall 6.2 joins the overall exhibition space, in response to the ever-growing demand for LED solutions. Architonic will, as always, be there. Come and visit us at our Concept Space – Hall 1.2, H20.

 

Here’s what you’ll find in our Special LIGHT+BUILDING 2014 Newsletter:

 

Architonic Guide Light+Building 2014
Light+Building’s Main Theme: light and health
Complementary Programme at Light+Building
New EU regulation on declaring the energy efficiency of light products
The Light Fantastic: Architonic Disco in Frankfurt
Lighten up!

 

Architonic’s Special LIGHT+BUILDING 2014 Newsletter can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Thu 13.3.

Caramel: Yasmin Müller at Cruise & Callas

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Caramel: Yasmin Müller at Cruise & Callas

Caramel: Yasmin Müller at Cruise & Callas

The form of artist Yasmin Müller’s works reminds of furniture, more precisely objects to sit on, like chairs, armchairs or a chaise longue, but they’ve been stripped of their function.

 

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Paul & Hilde Robbrecht with their son Johannes / Robbrecht & Daem, Ligeti, bench with pattern obtained using different species of plywood created for the Concertgebouw in Bruges, 2002; photo: Kristien Daem

Paul & Hilde Robbrecht with their son Johannes / Robbrecht & Daem, Ligeti, bench with pattern obtained using different species of plywood created for the Concertgebouw in Bruges, 2002; photo: Kristien Daem

The forthcoming exhibition MOBILIA, at the Atomium in Brussels, that runs from February 12 until June 15 2014, focuses on the talent of architects whose work, since the late nineteenth century, has evolved beyond the design of buildings, to the creation of furniture and objects. Belgium hasn’t bucked this trend. Some emblematic movements of modernist architecture were initiated, among others, by Belgian architects Victor Bourgeois (photo n°1) and Huib Hoste with Le Corbusier. They were particularly active during the first International Congress of Modern Architecture (CIAM) in 1928. Yet the story remains relatively unknown to the general public. (by TLmag)

 

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