Articles tagged Materials

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A show about concrete recalls the material's historical role in urban renaissance

For Swedish architecture centre ArkDes, Note Design Studio translated the archetypal construction site into an exhibition, running through 1 March 2020, honoring the cultural impact of prefab …

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This exhibition shows what can happen when organic and man-made landscapes meet

Nantes – A Japanese rose producer entrusted Sohei Nakanishi to develop the scenography for an exhibition during Les Floralies Internationales Nantes.

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How public squares informed the design of the Netherlands' newest Foodhallen

The Hague – Studio Modijefsky created social-focused interiors for the popular food market and bar's first presence in The Hague.

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How Spanish designers used an abstract concept to highlight a practical material

Valencia – Astral Bodies, an immersive installation produced by Enorme Studio and Vitamin, showcases the customizable features of Finsa’s fibracolour MDF boards.

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Using synthetic hair as a medium led this artist to spatial design

Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, a.k.a. Shoplifter, talks about growing up in the 1980s, using hair extensions as a medium and how to be serious without standing on ceremony. 

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Best of: Waste and biomaterial innovation at Dutch Design Week 2019

Eindhoven – In Eindhoven, designers exhibit how the term ‘natural resources’ is being totally rethought, showing the potential for working with – and scaling – bio and waste …

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This Valencia pizzeria is a modern take on the city’s Art Nouveau Mercado Central

Valencia, Spain – Masquespacio created a warm space rife with references to introduce pizzeria Piur to the Spanish market. 

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Why a Ukrainian studio went simple for a Kiev flower store

Kiev – A retail space for wholesale supplier Dicentra by Rina Lovko is among the growing number of flower stores modernizing the industry.

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A Snøhetta-designed granite-clad Aēsop store in Sydney is the brand’s largest yet

Sydney – The Australian retailer’s eighth store by the Norwegian firm strikes a balance between Bondi Beach and the city’s central business district.

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Meet the many colours of Mediterranean furniture maker Andreu World

Valencia – With the publication of Stories 4: Mediterraneanism in Color during NeoCon 2019, the Spanish furniture brand continues its revelatory cultural explorations through an …

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Is this Norway's coolest high school? With Artigo flooring, it seems so

Tromsø, Norway – HLM Architecture tapped Artigo rubber flooring as a way to make each space as adaptable, creative and invigorating as the school, itself.

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With eye-catching material use, a studio takes a Lithuanian e-commerce brand offline

Vilnius, Lithuania – Transparent, reflective materials dominate the first boutique from Newmood, a trendy mens-and-womenswear retailer.