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New York Fulton Center, the station that reflects the light

Fulton Center, an impressive glass and steel building dominated by a huge transparent dome Designed by Grimshaw and Arup and opened in New York, in the heart of Lower Manhattan, after thirteen years since the September 11, the “Fulton Center”...
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Sky Habitat, the skyscraper of the Habitat indoor 38th floor

Sky Habitat in Singapore “I think it’s necessary, as an architect, understand the essence of a place and create a building that is in harmony with the culture of a place” (Moshe Safdie) Located in Bishan, a residential area on...
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An exterior and perforated: encounters between nature and architecture

The Green characterizes the exterior of the new Convention Centre designed in Poland by architects JEMS. The International Conference Centre (ICC) is a modern and versatile space made in Katowice, a city in southern Poland. The building also houses the...
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Federal Center South, a zero energy building

Among the most sustainable architecture projects in the world, there is also the Federal Center South Building designed by the firm ZGF Architects (Zimmer Gunzul Frasca Architects – international Studio with offices in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington, New York...
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Perforated aluminium transforms the façade of a garage into a recognizable landmark

A multi-storey garage for the Miami Design District: a building with a very practical function, but designed at the city entrance and turned into a recognizable landmark with a strong aesthetic impact. A portion of the exterior was enhanced through...
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UNSTUDIO: interactive and dynamic facades in Seoul

The project of UNStudio has been selected as the winning proposal in the competition for the renovation of the headquarter Hanwha in Seoul: for the Office Tower is scheduled the renovation of the façade together with the review of the...
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Hygroskin: living material surfaces

‘It is a question of surrendering to the wood, then following where it leads by connecting operations to a materiality, instead of imposing a form upon a matter‘ – gilles deleuze and félix guattari   Professor at the Institute for...
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Second skin made of cement. The suggestions of fibreC

Launched in 2004 by the Austrian company Rieder, fibreC (from the English “glassfiber” and “concrete”) is a concrete reinforced with glassfiber applicable outdoors and indoors. The deprivation of the iron core inside of plates allows a very thin but highly...
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RMIT Design Hub: translucent skin and energy performance

The purpose of the Design Hub is to provide accommodation in one building for a diverse range of design research and post graduate education. The Hub provides a collegial research base where post graduates in fields such as fabric and...
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Exterior. The “without form” ANIMA façade

ANIMA is the first work of the Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi (among his most famous works there is the Parc de la Villette in Paris) in Italy. Commissioned by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Ascoli Piceno and Comune di...

Zintek®: zinc-titanium’s steel mesh

The Psenner distillery is a space that combines innovative design and tasting, and the first European project made with zinc-steel mesh titanium by Zintek®. One of the most famous distillery in South Tyrol, and established itself at the international level,...
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Kengo Kuma: Green cast

It’s Kengo Kuma’s project that speaks of the continuous interest in reconnecting architecture with nature or, to quote the architect, the need “to recover the place”. Using architecture as a frame of nature, the project seems to echo a need...
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Exterior: perforated panels and floating by Gilles Bouchez

For the expansion project of the building of the community of municipalities of Lacq (Mourenx, France), the architect Gilles Bouchez has devised a sunscreening system made in techno-DuPont ™ Corian ® surface, in order to regulate the heat storage of...
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DuPont™ Corian® lights up the architectural face of the City of London

Taking the place of a run-down office building in the heart of the City of London, the striking new “Motel One” building by “Mackay + Partners” features ground-breaking use of DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface as an illuminated façade. Offering a...
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Composite membranes: flexible, efficient and sustainable architectures

The new iGuzzini Ibérica S.A. headquarters is located between AP-7 and C-16 highways (Barcelona metropolitan roads). The building has two parts, each with a different function: one is low, extensive and underground, with no natural light and built in concrete;...
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Straw Bale Cafè: innovation made of straw

Straw Bale Cafe: wood, straw and innovation This project comprises an extended 100 seat cafe, refurbished kitchen and cafe terrace. It is conceived as a learning aid in low-impact environmental design, featuring: Prefabricated Construction: To minimise disruptive on-site works, the...