Slovenian laboratory
 

Slovenian laboratory

Directed by Jan Boelen, the 24th edition of the oldest European Design Biennial has an inclusive approach, almost holistic, in its attempt to draw people closer to the design discipline.

 

Design / Maria Cristina Didero

Hi Hangers
 

Hi Hangers

The HI Hangers, a collaborative work between Mathery Studio and Australian designer Dale Hardiman, are proposed in a set that consists of an H and I form.

 

Design

Florida Polytechnic

Santiago Calatrava signed the master plan for the new Florida Polytechnic campus: a project that reflects the important role that the landscape plays in central Florida and creates an iconic structure.

 

Architecture

La Défense
 

La Défense

Exploring the Parisian district of La Défense, whose devolepment started in 1958, is like floating in an uncertain reality, in the model of a futuristic town inhabited, but not really lived.

 

Photo-essays / Claudio Cerasoli

Île Flottante
 

Île Flottante

Matali Crasset’s design for the Île Flottante – at Lycée des Métiers de l’Hôtellerie Restauration et de la Boulangerie – created an enlightening area for get-togethers and culinary mediations.

 

News

New Weiach Kindergarten

The new kindergarten in Weiach, Switzerland, commissioned to L3P Architekten, is a child-friendly circular space, realised from prefabricated wooden elements and characterized by a soft, colored facade.

 

Architecture

The fold and the shadow
 

The fold and the shadow

Conservatoire Darius Milhaud designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma in Aix-en-Provence, is a monumental building using folded aluminum panels in the façade to emphasize the changing shadows during the day on the surface.

 

Architecture / Rafael A. Balboa, Ilze Paklone

The Subiaco Oval
 

The Subiaco Oval

Viewed from the street, this unassuming family home by Luigi Rosselli hides a secret: a cluster of interconnected pavilions with an oval courtyard garden at their centre.  

 

Architecture

Best of #September

Among the stories chosen for September’s Best of, the most interesting novelties of the London Design Festival and three architectures that develop – each in its way – a strong symbiosis with their environment.

 

News

Montage is the medium
 

Montage is the medium

The book by Marta Magagnini recounts how montage becomes a narrative form to be applied in different conditions and for diverse purposes, with a focus on the essential need to continue seeing this specific medium as the basis of the creator’s aesthetic consistency.

 

Reviews / Luca Galofaro

Passion becomes profession
 

Passion becomes profession

Since 2006, the Passionswege projects have been matching the abilities of young international designers with the skills of the best traditional craftspeople in Vienna.

 

Design / Lilli Hollein

ATG: A Walk In The Park

Note Design Studios work for ATG’ office – a horse racing and betting company – takes inspiration from parkways and trails leading through a lush and dense forest to design an ingenious and accessible floor plan, easily understandable by both staff and visitors.

 

Architecture