Articles tagged Aluminium

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How avant-garde can aluminium get in interior design? Very, actually

Montblanc, Spain – For nearly 100 years, Spanish company Kriskadecor has been challenging designers and architects to test out the diverse uses of its aluminium chain. 

Minima | Maxima by Marc Fornes, THEVERYMANY. Photo NAARO
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Marc Fornes equates a minimal structure to maximum fun

ASTANA – Minima | Maxima by Marc Fornes, from THEVERYMANY, defies gravity and leaves us contemplating and dreaming.

Leaderboard: Rietveld Academie
Leaderboard: Rietveld Academie
INET School by AZC and MSA. Photo Sergio Grazia
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INET School by AZC and Michel Spitz shows off its smooth curves

STRASBOURG – Two seamless and smooth volumes are stacked one on top of the other, distinguishing themselves as a public mixed-use building at the corner of a busy crossroad.

Tower of Power by Göbl Architektur. Photos Bruno Klomfar
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Göbl Architektur installs a self-sufficient power source for electric vehicles

VIENNA – The Tower of Power is a direct consequence of contemporary society's increased interest in electric vehicles.

Offices by Brenac & Gonzalez. Photos Sergio Grazia / Stefan Tuchila
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Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés personifies three urban objects with a strong identity

PARIS – Three metallic offices adhere to an underlying theme, with elevations clad in repeated patterns of aluminium and stainless steel.

Megalithic Museum by CVDB Arquitectos. Photos Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
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CVDB repurposes a train station as a home for stones

MORA – A disused train station and accompanying warehouse have been renovated into a museum for megaliths and prehistoric monuments in central Portugal.

Caixaforum Seville by Vázquez Consuegra. Photos Jesus Granada
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Two worlds inspire Vázquez Consuegra's subterranean cultural centre

SEVILLE – In March 2017, Seville became the eighth Spanish city to inaugurate a Caixaforum. The project repurposes a space that previously existed as a subterranean car park.

15 Residential Units by Metaform. Photos Steve Troes Fotodesign
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Metaform coils 15 residential units around a curve on a slope

LUXEMBOURG CITY – No sane architect has grand dreams of building on a curved site with an aggressively-steep topography.

Leaderboard: Rietveld Academie
Leaderboard: Rietveld Academie
Mark A-to-Z: A is for Aluminium
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Mark A-to-Z: A is for Aluminium

The versatility of this sheet material is what makes it an excellent way to kick-start the Mark A-to-Z, with five projects that incorporate aluminium into their design.

Experimentarium by CEBRA. Photos Adam Mørk
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CEBRA’s lavish copper staircase is a beacon for sparking curiosity

HELLERUP – An intervention of Experimentarium in Denmark has doubled the size of the science museum, changing the design from an introverted building to an engaging attraction.

Under Magnitude by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY. Photos THE VERYMANY
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Marc Fornes' structural stripes demonstrate the strength of wafer thin materials

ORLANDO – Marc Fornes talks to Mark about how the design for Under Magnitude evolved from his past research and why strength relies on geometry, not in materials.

iHouse Dormitory by Studio Sumo. Photos Kawasami Kobayashi Photograph Office
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A louvered façade infiltrates light into Studio Sumo’s student accommodation

TOGANE – With the latest census showing a worrying decline in Japan’s population, universities need to fill the empty places and must adapt in order to attract international …