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Thu 14.1.

Architonic Special Maison et Objet 01.2016

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.01.2016 - Tagged as:

Photo: Fillioux & Fillioux

Photo: Fillioux & Fillioux

Specification is the name of the game at this January’s edition of MAISON&OBJET in Paris.

 

With interior architects and designers Philippe Boisselier and Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance tasked with delivering an engaging scenography, the fair – held once again at the city’s Parc des Expositions in Paris Nord Villepinte – has been given an overhaul in terms of organisational logic. Visitors will be invited to get up close and personal with high-end products and materials across three new hubs – Maison, Objet and Luxury, Design and Interior Decoration.

 

Of particular interest to architects, interior architects, designers and planners will be Luxury, Design and Interior Decoration, and the ACTUEL Contract exhibition, which brings together textile producers, materials experts, as well as specialists in bespoke furniture, coverings and lighting. Also of interest: the DESIGNERS’ STUDIO in Hall 8, which, open to specifiers and labelled SpecialArchiDesigners exhibitors only, offers a comfortable and practical workspace and hospitality area in which you can get down to business.

 

Architonic’s Special Maison et Objet 01.2016 newsletter can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Thu 7.1.

Architonic Special imm cologne 2016

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.01.2016 - Tagged as:

imm cologne

imm cologne

In the beginning there was Cologne. 1949 to be exact. imm cologne set the blueprint for the large international design trade fair and has been attracting a global crowd of A&D professionals looking for inspiration and to do business ever since.

 

As the first major exhibition of the year in the industry calendar, it also sets the mood and outlines the trends, to a certain extent, for the year ahead. And let’s not forget it’s where a fledgling Architonic first set up its stall many moons ago.

 

Of particular interest to architects and interior architects at the 2016 edition of the show – beyond the 1,200 exhibitors from over 50 countries, plus emerging young design talent – will be the ‘Smart Home’ installation in Hall 4.2, which stages the latest in intelligent networking, and Sebastian Herkner’s ‘Das Haus’ in Hall 2.2, which offers visitors the chance to investigate a total, concept-led living environment.

 

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

Wed 16.12.

Architonic Newsletter 12.2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.12.2015 - Tagged as:

Dishoom occupies the former Western Transit Shed — once a warehouse for goods arriving and departing via rail, road and canal — next to Granary Square, near London’s King’s Cross; photo: John Carey

Dishoom occupies the former Western Transit Shed — once a warehouse for goods arriving and departing via rail, road and canal — next to Granary Square, near London’s King’s Cross; photo: John Carey

Who doesn’t like Christmas? The hospitality industry certainly does. The festive period sees high levels of guests, diners and, of course, tippers. As we approach The Big Day, we survey the restaurant as project type, identifying an international trend for converted spaces that retain aspects of their original interior-architectural fabric, giving them new resonance. Bon appetit!

 

Contents in brief:

 

Event Agenda January 2016
2015’s TOP 200 Brands on Architonic
Feeding off the Past: new restaurants with a slice of architectural history
Architonic Interviews: 2015 Market Developments From the Industry’s Perspective
Material Tendencies N° 11: Michael Young
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Inspiring Search Results N° 48: Desk accessories
Inspiring Spaces N° 40: Hotel interiors
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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

Tue 8.12.

Architonic Special Swissbau 2016

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.12.2015 - Tagged as:

Photo: MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG

Photo: MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG

Where do you stand on technology? Are you a technophile or slower on the uptake, so to speak, when it comes to technological innovation? Is it a source of inspiration or perspiration for you? (At Architonic, naturally, we’re a little bit biased.)

 

For architects, along came a piece of software decades ago and performed a creative and constructional sea-change in the industry of design and building. CAD is now almost universal, an indispensable tool for architectural professionals. But where does it all stop? Or should it stop? Does embracing technology mean a less human, less humane built environment?

 

‘Technology to the rescue?’ is the central question being thrashed out at the 2016 edition of the architecture, building and energy trade fair Swissbau in Basel. With it a raft of opinion-formers and decision-makers providing in-depth debate and analysis across a range of events, we think it’s going to offer architects and other professionals some serious for thought.

 

So, bring your iPad. Or just a pad. You decide.

 

(And don’t forget to pick up a copy of our Architonic Guide Swissbau Basel 2016 at the fair. Or download it from www.architonic.com from next week…)

 

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

Tue 1.12.

Architonic Special Heimtextil 2016

Posted by Walter Phillips on 01.12.2015 - Tagged as:

Photo: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

Photo: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

Heimtextil – the number-one international trade fair for home and contract textiles, which runs from 12 to 15 January in Frankfurt – is every bit as geared towards the contract sector as it is the residential one. If you’re an architect, interior architect, interior designer or planner, this is the must-visit event for the latest products, projects and trends in the ever-changing textile sector.

 

Key features include: a special Contract Guide, available free of charge to visitors; the Salon Interior.Architecture.Hospitality, which serves as a natural meeting point; and trend-scouting and guided tours aimed specifically at creative professionals and hoteliers.

 

Heimtextil offers an unique platform for you to encounter the best selection of textiles for hotels and other contract environments. So don’t miss it!

 

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

Thu 26.11.

Architonic Special Maison et Objet 11.2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.11.2015 - Tagged as:

If it's January, it's MAISON&OBJET...

If it’s January, it’s MAISON&OBJET…

A long-established staple of the international design-fair calendar, now with various overseas editions, visitors to January 2016’s Paris outing of Maison&Objet – at the Paris-Nord Villepinte fairgrounds from 22 to 26 January – will be guaranteed inspiration by the cart load. With its expertly delivered blend of creativity, innovation and showcasing of both established and new design talent, it’s definitely one not to miss. À bientôt!

 

Architonic’s Special Maison et Objet newsletter can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Thu 19.11.

Architonic Newsletter 11.2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.11.2015 - Tagged as:

The Roskilde Waste to Energy Plant, designed by Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat, is spectacularly lit with animated colours to provide a secular spire for the Danish town; photo Tim van de Velde

The Roskilde Waste to Energy Plant, designed by Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat, is spectacularly lit with animated colours to provide a secular spire for the Danish town; photo Tim van de Velde

When Swiss architectural grandee Peter Zumthor spoke of the defining fundamental elements of architecture in his RIBA lecture in London a couple of years ago, he chose to demote form in favour of light, shadow and even smell. Light, in its wonderful immateriality, remains a perennial source of creativity for architects internationally, who continually seek to explore its functional, aesthetic and symbolic possibilities.

 

Contents in brief:

 

Event Agenda November – December 2015
The Light Fantastic: light in architecture
Material Tendencies N° 9: Luca Nichetto
WorkOf x Architonic Studio Tours: Red Hook Studio Tours
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’: Glazed Expression, The Trendsetter, Contract Creations, Here and Now: new wayfinding and place-making, Tolerie Forezienne: Signs that reflects the Louis Vuitton Foundation iceberg
Inspiring Search Results N° 47: LED lights
Inspiring Spaces N° 39: Concert halls
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic: kimu design studio, Kateřina Handlová, dua

 

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

Tue 10.11.

Architonic Special neue raeume 15

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.11.2015 - Tagged as:

neue räume, Zürich-Oerlikon

neue räume, Zürich-Oerlikon

‘Small and exclusive’ is how neue räume (or ‘new spaces’) curator Stefan Zwicky describes Zurich’s biennial design fair that has become a must-visit destination in the international trade-fair calendar. Known for its quality staging, the 2015 edition – which runs from 18 to 22 November – sees over 100 national and international manufacturers of both classic and new products take up temporary residence in the architectural grande dame that is the old ABB production hall in the city’s Oerlikon district.

 

Architecture is placed firmly centre-stage this time round, with the fair’s main theme ‘Meuble – Immeuble’ exploring the dynamic relation between furniture and interiors on the one hand and residential architecture on the other. Visitors will be also be treated to special shows and projects, in addition to the top-drawer brands who’ve been selected to exhibit.

 

All roads lead to Zurich in November…

 

Architonic’s Special neue raeume 15 newsletter can be read (and subscribed to) here.