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Posts tagged as 'newsletter'

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.

Tue 20.10.

Architonic Newsletter 10.2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.10.2015 - Tagged as:

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' highly innovative 'Y:Cube' modular apartment units respond directly to London's growing homelessness problem by adding unprecedented value to prefab architectural construction; photo: RSHP

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ highly innovative ‘Y:Cube’ modular apartment units; photo: RSHP

If necessity is the mother of invention, then housing designed to respond to such crisis situations as natural disasters, military conflicts and accommodation shortages has to be one of creativity’s most productive hotbeds. Turbulent times beget, or rather demand, innovative thinking, as Architonic’s investigation of intelligent prefabricated architecture demonstrates.

 

Contents in brief:

 

Event Agenda October – November 2015
Gimme Shelter: intelligent prefab architecture
Architonic Photo Tours: London 2015 and Cersaie 2015
Material Tendencies N° 7: Stefan Diez
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’: ArchitekTOUR | Great Bedfellows | Water Works | Lighten Up
Inspiring Search Results N° 46: Modular spaces
Inspiring Spaces N° 38: Apartment blocks
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic: Renzo Piano Building Workshop | Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects | CG Architectes

 

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

Tue 29.9.

Newsletter Architonic Special Cersaie 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.09.2015 - Tagged as:

The facades of the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club by Durbach Block Jaggers are entirely clad in an irregular pattern of mosaic tiles; photo: John Gollings

The facades of the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club by Durbach Block Jaggers are entirely clad in an irregular pattern of mosaic tiles; photo: John Gollings

From 28 September to 2 October in Bologna, it’s all about tiles as the Cersaie fair opens its doors. The Architonic team is there, ready to offer you some fascinating research insights, based on years of working with leading premium brands. We’re able to provide you with a representative picture of the latest market developments, so visit our Architonic Trend Analysis Wall in the Centro Servizi, No. 10, near the Costituzione entrance.

 

Architonic’s Special Cersaie 2015 newsletter can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Tue 22.9.

Architonic Newsletter 09.2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.09.2015 - Tagged as:

University building in Greenwich Village, New York City, designed by SOM and completed in 2013; photo: James Ewing

University building in Greenwich Village, New York City, designed by SOM and completed in 2013; photo: James Ewing

The autumn trade fair season began earlier this month with Maison&Objet in Paris. If you weren’t able to get to the French metropolis, you can have a look at the latest trends by going to Architonic Facebook. We’ve documented all the new developments for you there in the form of photo tours.

 

We’ll also be on location for you at the London Design Festival, running until 27 September, and Cersaie 2015, running from 28 September until 2 October. For both fairs, we’ve put together our tried and trusted Architonic Guides to help you efficiently plan and prepare your visits.

 

Shortly before colder temperatures return to our latitudes, our current feature article takes a look at natural means of cooling buildings – techniques which, incidentally, are also used in northern climes.

 

Contents in brief:

 

Event Agenda October 2015
The Heat is Off: natural cooling in architecture
Architonic Photo Tours: Maison&Objet 2015
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Material Tendencies N° 4: Sebastian Herkner
Inspiring Search Results N° 45: Cork
Inspiring Spaces N° 37: Exterior view/facades
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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

Tue 15.9.

Newsletter Architonic Special London 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.09.2015 - Tagged as:

Lose yourself in the London Design Festival

Lose yourself in the London Design Festival

The London Design Festival (19 to 27 September) has always been greater than the sum of its various locations across the British capital. Last year, one of its chief crowd-pullers, 100% Design, celebrated its 20th edition; this year, there’s continued cause for celebration as the big-top event takes up residence for the first time in that architectural grande dame of Victorian exhibition halls, Olympia London. Its barrel-vaulted glass roof and beautiful galleries, not to mention the exhibition’s new layout, will form an ideal backdrop for the design brands on show.

 

If you’re taking time out from the big trade fairs while in town for LDF, we recommend Mexican architect Frida Escabedo’s installation ‘You Know, You Cannot See Yourself So Well as by Reflection’ at the V&A Museum’s John Madejski Garden. With its layers of mirrored platforms that invite visitors to explore and populate them, the installation aims to get us thinking about identity and cultural exchange. Oh, and when in London, do as the British do: download our carefully crafted Architonic Guide now!

 

Architonic’s Special London 2015 newsletter can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Wed 26.8.

Special Newsletter MAISON&OBJET September 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.08.2015 - Tagged as:

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Interior architects and designers, as well as architects and hoteliers from across the board are guaranteed inspiration at this autumn’s edition of MAISON & OBJET in Paris. Beyond the fair, design takes centre-stage in a number of the city’s quarters, all part of the fifth outing of Paris Design Week, which runs from 5 to 12 September.

 

The Architonic team, as ever, will be on the ground, searching out the latest trends. Follow us live, so to speak, in the form of our Facebook photo tours. Or come and see us in person. Why not contact us now at info@architonic.com, to book a consultation regarding our range of services? Just let us know in advance what you’d like in particular to discuss and your desired appointment time, so we can respond to you in detail.

 

Architonic’s Special Newsletter MAISON&OBJET September 2015 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Wed 19.8.

Architonic Newsletter 08.2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.08.2015 - Tagged as:

Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg by Grimshaw: with temperature fluctuations between 35°C in summer and -35°C in winter, glass and steel will have to prove their worth; photo: Yuri Molodkovets

Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg by Grimshaw: with temperature fluctuations between 35°C in summer and -35°C in winter, glass and steel will have to prove their worth; photo: Yuri Molodkovets

The romance and the drama of air travel, aided in no small part by the advent of the jet engine, has left its architectural legacy. Think iconic buildings like Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal at New York’s JFK, for instance. But along came the 747 and mass transportation by air led to, well, mass airport construction on the ground, not all of it good. Norman Foster’s 1991 Stansted Airport changed all that, its paradigm-shifting design blazing a trail for high-tech-architectural projects worldwide. Architonic takes to the skies to investigate.

 

Contents in brief:

 

Event Agenda August–September 2015
The Mile-High Club: how London’s high-tech architects came to dominate airport design
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Material Tendencies No. 3: Richard Hutten
Inspiring Search Results No. 44: Waiting area benches with backrest
Inspiring Spaces No. 36: Airports
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic


 

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

Tue 21.7.

Architonic Newsletter 07.2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.07.2015 - Tagged as:

Basalt Architects’ design in Hofsós, Iceland exemplifies the current vogue for outdoor pools that strive to blend with their natural surroundings — in this case the Atlantic Ocean and nearby island of Drangey; photo: Gudmundur Benediktsson

Basalt Architects’ design in Hofsós, Iceland exemplifies the current vogue for outdoor pools that strive to blend with their natural surroundings — in this case the Atlantic Ocean and nearby island of Drangey; photo: Gudmundur Benediktsson

Move over, infinity pool. There’s a new watery kid on the bathing block. A more natural take on outdoor swimming is developing as an international trend, one which allows bathing in even the most urban of contexts. What’s more, some of these new public pools are low on chemical agents, or even chemical-free, using plant life to clean them. Last one in’s a rotten egg!

 

Contents in brief:

 

A Bigger Splash: the public outdoor pools currently making waves
Further Articles from Architonic’s ‘News & Trends’
Material Tendencies Part 2: Philippe Starck
Inspiring Search Results No. 43: Outdoor kitchens
Inspiring Spaces No. 35: Swimming pools / outdoor pools
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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