Sezgin AKSU
Aksu/Suardi

Richard Sapper would say, "Form follows function." This is not an easy subject, everything can change according to the working environment; colors, product design, materials used, dimensions... Of course, the common point has always been the functionality.…

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gardenigloo
GARDENIGLOO USA

Garden Igloo, a multi-purpose, portable, dome-shaped structure is a unique and attractive alternative to costly outdoor conservatories. The 7' high geodesic dome is designed to withstand harsh, blustery winters, but is also equipped with vents for maximum air flow in…

Sketch to Real

Great Amber

Volker Giencke

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Great Amber is the name of the city’s new Concert Hall. With 1024 seats, it is the largest concert Hall in the Baltics. The decision to build it was made back in 1896. Great Amber is a monolithic, cone-shaped slightly contorted structure with a transparent, amber-coloured facade. This facade envelops the irregular folded framework of the concrete structure. According to…

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Products

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timetable lift | WILKHAHN

Height-adjustable Timetable Lift table designed by Andreas Störiko is mobile, flexible and ideal for boardrooms. The Timetable family is considered the origin of all mobile flip-top tables that nest into one another. Thanks to its perfect combination of a superb aesthetic and…

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easy nest | +HALLE

Easy Nest is an unenclosed but somewhat secluded seat. A clean cut, high back easy chair, functioning as a comfortable and heartfelt Nest for privacy and for profound conversations. The walls humbly embrace a widened seat, leaving plenty of space for pillows…

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foster 620 | WALTER KNOLL

The new product by Norman Foster for Walter Knoll. A flexible upholstered bench system - six seating sections for never-ending design combinations. A symbol of the collaboration over the last two decades…

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arcipelago wood | NARBUTAS

Modular seating system designed by Baldanzi & Novelli offering an infinite number of different compositions, ensuring maximum flexibility thanks to the potential for creating innumerable different layouts…

Outlier

SEBASTIAN HERKNER

Since I can remember, design is my passion and the way I can express myself. Driven…

HELLA JONGERIUS

In 1993, after graduating at the Academy of Industrial Design in Eindhoven, I founded the Jongeriuslab…

PHILIPP ADUATZ

I studied Industrial Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and did my degree…

MARTIN BALLENDAT

During my school time, I always used to draw cartoons; they got the attention of my…

Consept Focus

Jewel Changi Airport

Safdie Architects

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Jewel represents an innovation in the world of lifestyle / retail design with a one-of-a-kind relationship between garden and marketplace. Jewel Changi Airport re-imagines the center of an airport as a major public realm attraction. It offers a range of facilities for landside airport operations, indoor gardens and leisure attractions, retail offerings and hotel facilities, all under one roof. Where…

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Comfort's Equation with Three Unknowns

Redefine

Tony BARTON
Donald Insall Associates

We work exclusively, with historic buildings and define ourselves as a specialist "conservation" consultant. Although the word conservation can embody the repair and refurbishment of a building, we see it as a dynamic creative process, through which buildings maintain relevance and vitality for each generation, whilst retaining all that keeps them special to the society they serve.…

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Feed Forward

for 2019
about 2018

ARNE MYKLESTAD

2018 was a great year for architecture. The building industry is booming in Norway, a lot of public money is going into cultural buildings and infrastructure and the sale of new housing projects are up after a small dip in 2017. We…

for 2017
about 2016

YVES BEHAR

In 2016, we saw great advancements in AI and robotics capabilities, and began working on several projects that will help define how these new technologies will be integrated into the mainstream. This year, we'll see a number of these ideas come to…

for 2017
about 2016

SEVİL PEACH

We fortunately had a busy and successful year at SevilPeach and 2016 saw the completion, the commencement on site, and the beginnings of a number of exciting projects all around the world. 2016 has also been a year of fruitful collaborations…

for 2017
about 2016

PIPA BRADBURY

I had just relocated from Atlanta to Chicago so my focus in the beginning of 2016 was primarily on renovating our new home, an inner city 450 sq meter "brownstone" townhouse. I have a few new clients scheduled, kitchen design for…

Palette

Tim GLEDSTONE
Squire & Partners

Colour has played an integral role in the evolution of humans, such as recognising nature's warning signs of red or yellow in animals / plants, or the intensity of dark grey rain clouds before a downpour. The earliest colours used by humans in history came from indigo (taken from the leaves of the tropical plant Indigofera tinctoria), red ochre (from…

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Landscape

Thai Thomas Mai Van
Maivan Flowers

Ikebana: Japanese flower arranging art dating back to the 15th century. Art form that reinterprets the beauties of nature with an elegant aesthetic understanding. the art of flower arranging Basically, we must have love and respect for nature as well as a…

Sunay Erdem
Erdem Architects

If you ask who designs the landscape best; I think all living creatures in nature except humans. They are more successful than us. They determine their own habitats without harming our planet. We humans, on the other hand, destroy the heavenly piece…

Shunmyo Masuno

There is nothing more enjoyable than creating a classical garden by arranging only materials that could be found in the natural world. There is no greater joy for me than expressing Japanese aesthetics and values in a limited space and experiencing first-hand…

Literature

Forefront

Space Group Architects

The created spaces proved to be quite a challenge: There is live moss, programmed artificial fog and water running down permanently on the inside of the façade. All of which had to be mocked up, tested and carefully fine-tuned.…

Gemma Ruse | StudioXAG

Sometimes the simplest schemes are the most effective. The use of one colour to saturate an entire space, the use of a single object repeated multiple times in one display, or one single object scaled up to gargantuan proportions can have real…

Tim Gledstone | Squire & Partners

We work to understand the core brand values and key messaging at that time, be it Christmas, a brand anniversary or the launch of a new collection. We look for opportunities to break out of the mold of the brand's traditional window…

Nature Friendly

West 8

Sustainability has always been at the forefront of our work. Our approach to sustainability revolves around our focus and emphasis on local context-ecology, location, history, geography, etc. as the basis for design. Our plans enhance the foundation for sustainability through the various key values that bind a design to its location, cultural context and implicitly, the end-user.…

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Events

Vedat Arslan | impressions

Since MIPIM is a leading organization of real estate industry in terms of provided opportunities for networking, we have participated in that organization for the 11th time as Aremas. Therefore, we believe that we know well about the fair considering what to…

Makbule Yönel Maya | impressions

During the preparation period for MIPIM 2019, we sent our invitations out and organized meetings as the participant lists completed. We sent mailings to our customers and business partners about our fair participation and announced on social media…

Kemal Okumuş | impressions

As Entegre Project Management, we have been providing Project Management and Consultancy Services to national and international investors for their superstructure projects for 16 years. We have been attending MIPIM for almost 15 years and this year we participated with a stand…

Jean-Michel Wilmotte
impressions

During the jury evaluation, originality and relevance of the concept are as essential as the quality of the insertion or the respect of the site and its history. In any case, the proposals have to be time-marker projects. Before the MIPIM, we…

Actual

in memory of

Doğan Kuban…

There were many cities in Turkey that needed to be conserved. Because our local architectural traditions are very rich. Even the smallest towns had unique architecture and urban fabric. In the past, material, population size, being on the trade route were decisive.…

International Week Of Deaf People

Silk Tree Park

Silk Tree Park is the first public domain area in Tehran designed in accordance with spatial guidelines for deaf and HOH individuals. The design was premised around how responding to special needs can enrich the design, and how the design of natural…

World Chocolate Day

Village for Häagen-Dazs

The design for an ice cream cake, sold at the Häagen-Dazs shop on the Champs Élysées in Paris at Christmas time. Japanese design studio Nendo has created an ice cream cake, featuring a group of small chocolate houses intended to remind people…

World Industrial Design Day

Dieter RAMS

Innovative design always develops in tandem with innovative technology, and can never be an end in itself. It has to satisfy certain criteria, not only functional, but also psychological and aesthetic. Only well-executed objects can be beautiful…

World Music Day

Harbin Opera House

We envision Harbin Opera House as a cultural center of the future – a tremendous performance venue, as well as a dramatic public space that embodies the integration of human, art and the city identity, while synergistically blending with the surrounding nature…

World Refrigeration Day

NBF Osaki Building

The BioSkin concept was inspired by traditional Japanese techniques to cool the air such as bamboo shading screens, called Sudare, and a water spraying technique called Uchimizu. The system comprises specialized ceramic louvres which funnel rainwater through the system. In effect, the…

friendship, consensus, synergy…

MUUM

I’m always impressed by Umut's never-ending positive attitude. He may be very difficult to convince but once he is, you can trust he will be there when you need. Murat is a great visionary and futurist. However, you can see his choosy…

for 2019
about 2018

ARNE MYKLESTAD

2018 was a great year for architecture. The building industry is booming in Norway, a lot of public money is going into cultural buildings and infrastructure and the sale of new housing projects are up after a small dip in 2017. We…

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timetable lift | WILKHAHN

Height-adjustable Timetable Lift table designed by Andreas Störiko is mobile, flexible and ideal for boardrooms. The Timetable family is considered the origin of all mobile flip-top tables that nest into one another. Thanks to its perfect combination of a superb aesthetic and…

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easy nest | +HALLE

Easy Nest is an unenclosed but somewhat secluded seat. A clean cut, high back easy chair, functioning as a comfortable and heartfelt Nest for privacy and for profound conversations. The walls humbly embrace a widened seat, leaving plenty of space for pillows…

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foster 620 | WALTER KNOLL

The new product by Norman Foster for Walter Knoll. A flexible upholstered bench system - six seating sections for never-ending design combinations. A symbol of the collaboration over the last two decades…

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arcipelago wood | NARBUTAS

Modular seating system designed by Baldanzi & Novelli offering an infinite number of different compositions, ensuring maximum flexibility thanks to the potential for creating innumerable different layouts…

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add system | LAPALMA

Greatest comfort, modular units, versatility: these are the main features of an extremely flexible system that gives a new flair to high-frequency areas, making them essential and elegant…

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quickstand eco | HUMANSCALE

QuickStand Eco utilises minimal parts and pieces, limiting its environmental footprint and maintaining a minimal, clean aesthetic. It features simple setup and is easy to transport, making it a flexible option for both corporate and home offices…

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space | KINNARPS

Space designed by Stefan Brodbeck, is a furniture concept designed for today's and tomorrow's way of working, meeting and storing. The well-designed modules in the Space range are available in a large range of materials, colours and finishes. The modules are connected…

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alplus | FREZZA

Alplus designed by Marco Zito is the new ideal furniture system to create relaxing areas and workspaces where you can meet and work with other people, responding to the specific needs of environments like hotels, airports and private or public waiting areas…

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a-collection | BRUNNER

A matching set made for one another. In the A family, no one piece looks individual, together they look like a set. This is due to the characteristic A shape of the frame which merges harmoniously and discreetly with any environment. With…

Tony BARTON
Donald Insall Associates

We work exclusively, with historic buildings and define ourselves as a specialist "conservation" consultant. Although the word conservation can embody the repair and refurbishment of a building, we see it as a dynamic creative process, through which buildings maintain relevance and vitality…

Robert MILDER
Van de Sant

Recycling is a process where we change our waste streams into new valuable resources. In our case, we scale up several resources, and bring them back into the economy. We make sure that every furniture design we make contains at least 90%…

Jean François MILOU
studioMilou

The beauty and the significance of our living environments, our place on the map of life, so to speak, is everywhere. But land is too often considered by urban planners and developers more in terms of a commodity, sold by square meters…

the communication between nature and design

Artstone is an innovative and pioneering brand in its sector which develops its product range day by day in terms of technology, design and functionality. It serves both natural stone, wood, brick, concrete and multicolored and unlimited textured models embroidering iconic figures…

Gül GÜVEN
Ven Architecture

Adaptive reuse projects can be illustrated in many different ways, from re-functioning of an old industrial building to converting containers into shopping malls. In fact, the main issue is to transform an old structure with a new function. Adaptive reuse can give…

Geoff RICH
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

The concept of sustainable development was introduced in the 1987 Brundtland Report, by the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED). It defined sustainable development as: "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to…

Chris DYSON
Chris Dyson Architects

To me adaptive reuse means thinking strategically about the available spaces and how these might be best suited to new uses. Pairing back the original building structure to its essentials and adapting the spaces in a legible way. Our work to transform…

Cem SORGUÇ
CM Architecture

For me, adaptive reuse means spatial sustainability. Adaptive projects aim to maintain their locations and habits which they used to have before the adaptation of the space, it is also quite a useful approach in terms of economy, the use of environmental…

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paravan | ARPER

Paravan designed by Lievore Altherr is sculptural in form and architectural in execution, both articulating and creating space. Like parentheses to enclose a conversation, Paravan creates intimacy in open areas with sound absorbing panels to support focus, concentration, and collaboration…

Cafer BOZKURT
Cafer Bozkurt Architecture

Reuse projects enclose multi-dimensional works that provide the transformation of old buildings and sites whose partially or completely lost their original purpose to fulfill today's needs. Renovation of civil and monumental immovable properties which are important in terms of location, quality of…

Aslı ÖZBAY
Argos Restoration & Construction

I can summarize the concept of adaptive reuse (in terms of architecture) as the revival of abandoned structures that have lost their function over time with new function(s) to meet today's needs and make them add value to both themselves and their...…

Thai Thomas Mai Van
Maivan Flowers

Ikebana: Japanese flower arranging art dating back to the 15th century. Art form that reinterprets the beauties of nature with an elegant aesthetic understanding. the art of flower arranging Basically, we must have love and respect for nature as well as a…

Sunay Erdem
Erdem Architects

If you ask who designs the landscape best; I think all living creatures in nature except humans. They are more successful than us. They determine their own habitats without harming our planet. We humans, on the other hand, destroy the heavenly piece…

Shunmyo Masuno

There is nothing more enjoyable than creating a classical garden by arranging only materials that could be found in the natural world. There is no greater joy for me than expressing Japanese aesthetics and values in a limited space and experiencing first-hand…

Selina Kazazoğlu
Unlimitedesign

In my landscaping works in residential projects, I generally prefer to be inspired by the surrounding textures of the building. I reflect the plant and arrangement details that best match the design I created from the existing texture to the project. comparison:…

Oktan Nalbantoğlu
On Tasarım

The most important and perhaps the most valuable difference of landscape from other design disciplines is the extraordinary privilege of creating spaces and establishing time with alive, natural plants and also inanimate materials. Whereas in architecture, this can be possible only with…

Evren Başbuğ
Studio Evren Başbuğ Architects

Public space is a medium that always open to surprises. Often what you designed may not correspond to what actually happened. In this sense, public spaces are very dynamic spaces in terms of usage diversity. This is perhaps the best part of…

Eser Ergün | Ergün Architecture

In a project where the building density is very high and the landscape areas are limited, it becomes a bit difficult to associate the building with the landscape. In such cases, it can be a valid method to inject the landscape into…

Tim GLEDSTONE
Squire & Partners

Colour has played an integral role in the evolution of humans, such as recognising nature's warning signs of red or yellow in animals / plants, or the intensity of dark grey rain clouds before a downpour. The earliest colours used by humans…

Noé DUCHAUFOUR-LAWRANCE
Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

I use colour when it is brought or suggested by materials, I never try to force the tone. I love desaturated colours, like the ones you can only obtain with natural ingredients. I'm always looking for natural palettes that blend into one…

Neşet GÜNE
Profit

Color is one of the most important factors affecting the perception of space. The color you choose for design is very important for the user's perception of space. For example; for some, a place dominated by dark colors may have a depth…

Mustafa TONER
Toner Mimarlık

I believe that the combination of color with form ensures the integrity of the design, and therefore I prefer to use bold colors most of the time, of course, to the extent that we can convince our clients. The most important point…

Matt PARSLOW
Scott Brownrigg

Social and cultural projects, in particular our schools and education buildings employ colour to good effect. Whether to recognise and respond to local context, to aid wayfinding, or to offer a sense of cohesion and belonging, considered…

Laura MORRIS
Mindful Design Feng Shui School

Colour is a versatile tool that can be used to adjust the energy of a space. It is all around us and is influencing our energy patterns every day. In feng shui design, colour can be applied in a simple and straightforward…

Karim RASHID
Karim Rashid

Color is one of the most beautiful phenomena of our existence. Color is life and for me, color is a way of dealing with and touching our emotions, our psyche, and our spiritual being. Some colors are strong, some are soft…

In 1930, bolstered by his experience as a painter and architect, Le Corbusier created a wallpaper collection. Based on the 43 colours most often used by his workshop, he theorised that, if "an oil painting sold on a roll" was produced on…

Eline COINTEPAS
Eline Cointepas Interior Design

In feng shui, working with colours and materials allows us to attune the energetic flow in spaces to the needs of their inhabitants. We use colours and materials to influence and harmonize the flow of energies. We look at what the underlying…

Dominika ZIELIŃSKA
Workplace

Color is a way to achieve a certain feel and look of the space which communicates the brand, the design and creates an atmosphere that suits the area's purpose. For individual work rooms, we always choose a muted color palette in order…

Durmuş Dilekci | Dilekci Architects

An integrated work with the landscape provides a direct contribution to the spatial spirit created in addition to the other technical requirements of the architectural project. Landscape is a direct part and complement to architectural design. comparison: architecture, landscape The relationship of…

Deniz Aslan | DS Architecture

Landscape is a very broad and deep subject. Regarding the size, it means the place where a person can perceive the light, air, flora, fauna, seasons, wind, heat in which he can exist and integrate with it; that is, first of all…

Space Group Architects

The created spaces proved to be quite a challenge: There is live moss, programmed artificial fog and water running down permanently on the inside of the façade. All of which had to be mocked up, tested and carefully fine-tuned.…

Gemma Ruse | StudioXAG

Sometimes the simplest schemes are the most effective. The use of one colour to saturate an entire space, the use of a single object repeated multiple times in one display, or one single object scaled up to gargantuan proportions can have real…

IDEO | Chapter 1

As ride and car-sharing increase in popularity, those creating tomorrow’s vehicles have the opportunity to streamline and enhance shared mobility experiences through thoughtful vehicle design.…

Branimira & Desislava IVANOVA
Brani & Desi

Interior space is like a painting, where everything is connected. The color palette and the function of the space are together on this white canvas. Choosing "the right color palette" and bringing balanced and harmonious space is like a play…

West 8

Sustainability has always been at the forefront of our work. Our approach to sustainability revolves around our focus and emphasis on local context-ecology, location, history, geography, etc. as the basis for design. Our plans enhance the foundation for sustainability through the various…

Werner SOBEK
Werner Sobek Group

We are striving for a form of architecture that is equal to the challenges of our time. A form of architecture that is mindful of the way it reflects our responsibility towards our children. Such architecture must have a positive relationship with…

Rozana MONTIEL
Rozana Montiel Estudio De Arquitectura

For me, sustainability relates to social interactions. I believe architecture now is positioned to sustain better living conditions by reorganizing urban fabric, designing flexible systems, redistributing wealth and resources, increasing time-efficiency, reducing environmental impact, influencing institutions, lifestyles…

Michael PAWLYN
Exploration Architecture

Biomimicry involves learning from the many remarkable adaptations found in biological organisms in order to inspire new design solutions. It is based on the way functions are delivered in biology rather than just looking at forms and in many cases can lead…

DIANA CABEZA

My first steps were my studies in “Fine Arts” in which I´ve been graduated. In this school I used to draw observing live human models in 1 to 1 scale; this was an opportunity to connect myself directly with the human body,…

Malcolm SMITH | Arup

Urban design for sustainable cities starts with remembering what the primary outcome of a sustainable design is. It is about the creation of human environment. We have to remember all the technical tools and processes we use are "vehicles" to get an…

Jamie DWYER | Biomimicry 3.8

We are seeing many global problems. Climate change, designing for climate resilience, having enough food for people in the world, transportation, clean water. Biomimicry can contribute any of these. Our approach is not just about the designs that we can do but…

Denise DELUCA
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Biomimicry provides us with a design process, evaluation criteria, and endless examples of sustainable design alternatives that can address our most pressing problems and work together to create a sustainable future. As a side benefit, we can use nature's rules for creating…

Aydan VOLKAN | Kreatif Architects

I can't remember how many times I had answered and given interviews about sustainable architecture so far. At the end of the day, we have come to today's situation since for years we kept discussing the sustainability of buildings rather than the…

for 2017
about 2016

YVES BEHAR

In 2016, we saw great advancements in AI and robotics capabilities, and began working on several projects that will help define how these new technologies will be integrated into the mainstream. This year, we'll see a number of these ideas come to…

GUNTER FLEITZ
&
PETER IPPOLITO

My interest in art and art history began at an early age. I was fortunate to travel around Europe a lot as a child and teenager. The architectural treasures I saw on my travels made a lasting impression and were a formative…

for 2017
about 2016

SEVİL PEACH

We fortunately had a busy and successful year at SevilPeach and 2016 saw the completion, the commencement on site, and the beginnings of a number of exciting projects all around the world. 2016 has also been a year of fruitful collaborations…

for 2017
about 2016

PIPA BRADBURY

I had just relocated from Atlanta to Chicago so my focus in the beginning of 2016 was primarily on renovating our new home, an inner city 450 sq meter "brownstone" townhouse. I have a few new clients scheduled, kitchen design for…

RONAN & ERWAN BOUROULLEC

Ronan was the first to be interested by art, mainly because he was older and had made the early decision, after trying different media (photo, etc.), to focus on design. He thus made some design studies and began a designer carrier…

MONICA FÖRSTER

I started out with a small exhibition right after school exhibiting an experiment. The lamp experiment was the silicon lamp. That was picked up by a producer and exhibited in Milano. That is how my career got started. The studio was founded…

for 2017
about 2016

MONICA ARMANI

2016 has been another important year for my design projects but also for the ones of Lightweight Architecture. In 2017 I am presenting some projects that are the result of a hard work and a deep collaboration with great companies and I…

for 2017
about 2016

MICHELE RHODA

Nikolino, in Russia was the most important project to me in 2016. From the outset, the client’s brief was to design with no limitations. ARRCC is currently working on several luxury residential projects in Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe, Angola, Australia, UAE, The…

MIPIM
16 – 19 MAR 2021 | Cannes
Summit

Established in 1990, MIPIM is a 4-day real estate event to meet the most influential players from all sectors of the international real estate industry. It brings the entire value chain together and gives unrivalled access to the greatest number of development…

for 2017
about 2016

JURE KOTNIK

Last year our focus was in the field of educational architecture and we did some interiors and two TimeShare kindergartens. My personally favourite project is TimeShare kindergarten and School Podgorje. The priority for 2017 will continue to be in the field of…

for 2017
about 2016

INEKE HANS

2016 was a year of research for the studio: I organised Salons in London exploring the future of furniture design and the changing position of the designer. An important project for this year though will be my solo exhibition in Kunsthalle Vienna…

FRANCOIS AZAMBOURG

My education was both technical and artistic: in high school I received an electrotechnical training, then I studied Fine Arts (“Les Beaux Arts” in French) and eventually Applied Art at the French National Higher School of Applied Arts and Arts Crafts in…

ITO DESIGN

This year, we are excited to be celebrating our 30th anniversary. When ITO Design was founded by Armin Sander in 1987, he wanted to create a holistic product design service. For him, this meant working across marketing, design…

MATALI CRASSET

My parents were farmers in the Marne Valley. I spent my childhood with my twin sister and two brothers in a small village of 80 people in the Marne department. Design came straightforwardly from what I learned at the Higher school of…

for 2018
about 2017

THOMAS FREY

In the U.S. we have gone from an average house size of 700 sq ft that was home to 4.6 people in 1900, to 2,400 sq ft with 2.4 residents today. So larger homes, fewer people. Over time, as technology improves, we…

KENNETH COBONPUE

I was exposed to furniture design early on as my mother was a passionate interior designer who had a small furniture workshop at the back of our house, where I would build my own toys. I would show them to her, and…

for 2018
about 2017

SASHA BHAVAN

2017 was our first year in our new office, which we built ourselves exploring ways of building. Building processes will move towards and become more streamlined and product-based with prefabrication coming to the fore…

for 2018
about 2017

NIKOLA KNEZEVIC

When I first came in contact with 3D printer technology in 2001, it was a very expensive toy. 10 – 15 years later, home variants are available at affordable prices. This enables everybody to design and produce their own products. This trend…

for 2018
about 2017

IAN RITCHIE

There seems to have been an increasing focus on good design for social housing, especially in Asia and South America, which is a good thing. I do think architects will show more social responsibility in the future. Perhaps they may begin by…

Tim Gledstone | Squire & Partners

We work to understand the core brand values and key messaging at that time, be it Christmas, a brand anniversary or the launch of a new collection. We look for opportunities to break out of the mold of the brand's traditional window…

for 2018
about 2017

GABRIELE CHIAVE

We, as Marcel Wanders, during 2017, saw a real shift toward consumers wanting immersive, multisensory experiences. That's why we crafted our interior designs to be destinations where guests can be transported within a journey of the senses. I think one of the…

for 2018
about 2017

CHRISTIANE BAUSBACK

2017 was all about digitalization, automation, artificial intelligence on the one hand and human-centered solutions, invisible technology and experience design on the other. Interestingly, two opposing trends, yet both emerged at the same time and have a different importance depending on the…

for 2018
about 2017

CECILIE MANZ

I'm not sure how to describe 2017, it's often easier to get the picture many years after an event. Thought, it seems there was a tendency towards more daring, bold, extravagant look than before. And, on the other hand, a direction pointing…

for 2018
about 2017

AYBARS AŞÇI

2017 was a pivotal year for my firm. We were awarded to be the global design architect for Avenues, a very prestigious private school company based in New York. We are now commissioned to design their Shenzhen campus in China. 2017 was…

smartflower
SMARTFLOWER SOLAR

The SmartFlower is a fully integrated, all-in-one solar system that automatically rises and moves with the sun each day using dual-axis tracking technology. As a result, SmartFlower produces up to 40% more output than static solar arrays, making SmartFlower equivalent…

for 2018
about 2017

MELISSA STERRY

On the surface of it, 2018 was a relatively uneventful, if not somewhat disappointing year for design and architecture, for all too often consumed with quantity not quality of conversation, the sectors' print and digital press tended to circulate one too many…

for 2019
about 2018

MAGNUS MAGNUSSEN

I'm pretty positive about the direction the whole design business is moving towards these days. There have been many great introductions and relaunches this year and most important of all, the business began to look deeper into its own footprint on the…

Strait Culture and Art Centre

PES-Architects

In 2013, the Fuzhou Government hosted an international invited competition for the Strait Culture and Art Centre with the goal of strengthening the cultural image of the city and the Mawei New Town development area. PES-Architects’ winning proposal aims to offer an…

for 2019
about 2018

LUISA BATTAGLIA

2018 had, in my opinion, a single recurring theme, a search for curvilinear and rounded shapes dictated above all by the nostalgia for a bygone era, a reference to the sixties and seventies. Warm and natural shades - earthy colours like green…

for 2019
about 2018

KENGO KUMA

The year of 2018 was a major milestone for me, as V&A Dundee which we designed in Scotland was successfully brought to completion and I could celebrate the opening of the building with the local people. The year of 2019 should also…

for 2019
about 2018

IONNA VAUTRIN

Difficult to have enough perspective to assess the state of design in 2018. Overall, I observe a smoothing of the proposals despite an increasingly prolific offer from the publishers and a growing number of designers on the market. I guess there will…

for 2019
about 2018

FEYZULLAH YETGİN

1,375,398 residential units swapped hands in 2018. This number was 1,409, 314 in 2017. Despite the economic fluctuations, housing sales in 2018 decreased by only 2,4 percent compared to 2017. I believe Turkey's economy will grow in the mid-long term into…

for 2019
about 2018

FRANCINE HOUBEN

2018 was an amazing year for Mecanoo. The highlight was the opening of the Wei-Wu-Ying National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts in Taiwan, which is the largest performing arts centre in the world. We're looking forward to numerous upcoming openings…

Olympic House IOC Headquarters

3XN Architects

The new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee will bring together 500 employees currently working in disparate offices throughout the city. The headquarter is designed around three key values / objectives: movement, flexibility and sustainability. Receiving three of the most rigorous sustainable…

for 2019
about 2018

EMMA JONSTEG

2018 certainly hasn't been our strongest year to date. But still, we have done some great work. It has been a very turbulent year in the Swedish building industry. 2019 will be an even bumpier ride than 2018 in Sweden…

for 2019
about 2018

ELKE DELUGAN-MEISSL

Rather than looking for incremental differences between architecture in 2018 and 2019 I will address the ongoing revolution in how projects emerge. This revolution has two key components: a shift from newbuild towards refurbishment and the replacement of the traditional architect-client relationship…

for 2019
about 2018

DAVID GIANOTTEN

In general, 2018 was a year in which architecture became of larger importance again within cities. In many cities in the world the real estate market has picked up again, but it is not about enlargement of cities any longer it is…

for 2019
about 2018

DANIEL LIBESKIND

2018 was a very exciting year for the studio. We opened the MO Museum of Modern Art in Vilnius, Lithuania. I have been lucky to have designed many museums, but this is the first museum for modern art. For 2019, I have…

for 2019
about 2018

BEN VAN BERKEL

Last year we witnessed a significant shift in architecture and urban design towards finding solutions that can solve pressing issues related to the future of the built environment. These included a reinvigorated and more holistic approach to sustainability, circularity and resilience…

National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts

Mecanoo

The National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts symbolizes the transformation of Kaohsiung, once a major international harbour, into a modern, diverse city with a rich cultural climate. Mecanoo designed the National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts, located on a former military terrain,…

Biesbosch Museum Island

Studio Marco Vermeulen

After an eight-month renovation, the Biesbosch Museum reopened to the public. The museum has been completely transformed and extended with a new wing that opens to its beautiful surroundings and houses a restaurant and temporary exhibition space for contemporary art. The permanent…

Museum at Prairiefire

Verner Johnson

As the signature building of a new 60-acre suburban live-work-play development, the Museum at Prairiefire was designed as a civic hub featuring world-class traveling exhibits from the American Museum of Natural History. By engaging the local population in broader cultural and scientific…

MATTEO THUN

When I opened my studio in the early 80ies I was working, as many architects in Italy, from spoon to city, from micro to macro. Eversince, this has not changed. Today, after having founded Matteo Thun + Partners in 2001 with my…

Huangshan Mountain Village

MAD Architects

Huangshan, located near the ancient villages of Hongcun and Xidi in China’s Anhui province, is home to one of the country’s most beautiful mountains. Known for its rich verdant scenery and distinct granite peaks, the beloved landscape has long inspired artists, offering…

Hyperloop TT Capsule

PriestmanGoode, Airtificial

The capsule, “Quintero One” is constructed almost completely out of HyperloopTT’s Vibranium™, a specially made dual-layer smart composite material. The capsule will be delivered to HyperloopTT’s research and development center in Toulouse, France for additional assembly and integration into the system, before…

Zaryadye Park

Diller Scofidio + Renfro

As the first large-scale park to be built in Moscow in the last fifty years, Zaryadye provides a public space that resists easy categorization. It is at once park, urban plaza, social space, cultural amenity, and recreational armature. To achieve this simultaneity,…

constructing efficiency from above

The construction industry is at a critical juncture. Headcounts worldwide are growing and growing fast – and the projected numbers are staggering. It’s predicted there will be nine billion people worldwide by 2050, with two out of every three living in cities…

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about 2018

KEN YEANG

Business-wise, it has been a reasonably good year. We started to do more work in India and China. Our own research work had also progressed and advanced our ideas on creating an ecology-based architecture through the biomimicry of ecosystems which we refer…

for 2018
about 2017

HUI MIN CHAN

In 2017, we, DP Architects completed Emaar Square Mall. It was part of the mixed-use development of Emaar Square. The Mall drew inspiration from lively urban streets of Istanbul. Moving ahead, we feel that mixed-use developments like these will become more prominent…

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about 2016

RODRIGO TORRES

On 2016 I worked on several projects with different countries and in different areas. Office furniture for Cassina IXC (Japan), a big collection of Urban Lighting for Landscapeforms (USA) and a whole collection of home appliances for Challenger (Colombia) among others…

Tenri Station Plaza CoFuFun

Nendo

Tenri’s urban boundaries include a number of ancient Japanese tombs, known as “cofun”. The plaza’s landscape, richly punctuated by several of these cofun, is a representation of the area’s characteristic geography: the Nara Basin, surrounded on all sides by mountains. The Plaza…

M. Sinan GENİM

Every structure needs to be renewed over time to meet the requirements of the day. Although it is possible to renew the buildings that retain their original function without making significant changes, radical interventions are needed for the re-functioned structures.…

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about 2018

ALAIN GILLES

Looking back at 2018, I would say that sustainability was certainly one of the major upcoming trends in the design world. People are more and more interested in working with materials that they perceive as authentic, as real. I believe that in…

Galataport

Dror + Gensler

Through the collaboration of our partners, we’ve been able to relocate the cruise terminal in an unprecedented way and design a plan that respects the cultural texture of Istanbul. It is our hope that the revitalized neighborhood will reconnect local residents and…

Vertical Garden

Patrick BLANC

The core innovation is to use the root ability of the plants to grow not only in a volume of soil but also on a surface. Biodiversity in Urban Architecture Whenever roots are allowed to grow deep inside a man-made wall, they…

Nordea Seaport Office

Workplace

Reputation, flexibility, comfort and work quality. Local character, elements of a narrative, design combined with functionality. These features describe the new office of Nordea. The office that will reflect both a modern organisation and its willingness to evolve. The Office Inspired by…

Edmunds.com New Corporate HQ

M+M Creative Studio

The CEO of “Silicon Beach” automotive information company wanted a newly inventive space, focusing on his 600+ person team first and foremost… A space where they could collaborate, team, create, define, daydream, recruit, discuss, focus and ultimately work however and whenever they…

MARTIN BALLENDAT

During my school time, I always used to draw cartoons; they got the attention of my art teacher and she advised me to study design, which I did successfully at the Folkwangschule University Essen. I got my first employment in 1983 with…

PHILIPP ADUATZ

I studied Industrial Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and did my degree in 2007. During my study, I become more and more interested in sculptors like Tony Cragg or Constantin Brâncuși rather than in designers. The intersection of…

HELLA JONGERIUS

In 1993, after graduating at the Academy of Industrial Design in Eindhoven, I founded the Jongeriuslab studio, where independent projects, as well as works for major clients are developed, including textile designs for the upholstery fabric…

Tunnel of Light

MAD Architects

MAD Architects has completed the restoration of the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel in Japan’s Niigata prefecture.
The revitalization project sees the installation of several permanent artistic spaces along the historic
lookout tunnel, with the intention of bringing back the cultural energy that once empowered the…

SEBASTIAN HERKNER

Since I can remember, design is my passion and the way I can express myself. Driven by my experience and a strong sense for creativity, my studio collaborates with established brands of furniture and lighting design around the world…

Odunpazari Modern Museum

Kengo Kuma and Associates

Odunpazarı Modern Museum serves as a cross-cultural platform where modern and contemporary art from Turkey and abroad will be exhibited with a universal perspective. OMM has an approximate total area of 4,500 m²; featuring exhibition spaces, event venues, workshops, a café, and…