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Espace 20 one / Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura

14:00 - 17 April, 2019
Espace 20 one / Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura, © Joana França
© Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasilia - Distrito Federal, Brazil
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Clay Rodrigues
  • Coauthors

    Rodrigo Cibeiros, Luciana Godin, Plinio Barros
  • Area

    1076.39 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Béton Brut Bathrooms: The Beauty of Concrete in Intimate Spaces

04:00 - 15 April, 2019
Béton Brut Bathrooms: The Beauty of Concrete in Intimate Spaces, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Peter Clarke Photography © BoysPlayNice © Relja Ivanic © Takumi Ota + 31

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Why use concrete in bathrooms?

Béton brut or "raw concrete" is a naturally porous material that provides many advantages for the design and build of a bathroom. As a waterproof and pressure-resistant material, it is easy to clean, doesn't deteriorate, prevents bathroom fungus and is low maintenance. Attractive as it is functional, concrete is versatile for both on-site furniture and wall coatings, floors and even shower trays. In addition, due to its thermal mass, concrete is an excellent material for floor heating.

Pro Tip: There are a variety of concrete finishes, but for the safety of daily bathroom users, you must add a surface sealer and a certain percentage of traction to avoid slippage.

Below, we've compiled 26 concrete bathrooms that find intimacy in béton brut.

Eretz Apartment / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

12:00 - 12 April, 2019
Eretz Apartment / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados, © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Ricardo Bassetti © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG + 23

Sancal Pavilion at Salone del Mobile is Inspired by the Maze of Milan Underground

07:30 - 12 April, 2019
Sancal Pavilion at Salone del Mobile is Inspired by the Maze of Milan Underground, Courtesy of ArchDaily
Courtesy of ArchDaily

Designers at this year's Milan Design Week drew inspiration from everything and anything around them. Many were inspired by the serenity of nature, some by picturesque vintage pieces, and others by tokens from their youth. Although inspiration often comes unannounced in the most unexpected places, the inspiration behind Sancal’s pavilion at this year’s Salone del Mobile, was encouraged by one simple, very common mistake.

During the 2017 Milan Design Week, the Spanish brand’s eccentric duo Esther and Elena made a wrong turn on Milan's metro station, ending up at the Turati station. That is when the light-bulb illuminated, and the duo found the backdrop for their upcoming collection, emerging from none other than the depths of Milan's underground systems.

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Keys To Improve Architectural Acoustics: Sound Absorption and Diffusion

07:00 - 12 April, 2019
Cortesia de Acoustical Surfaces
Cortesia de Acoustical Surfaces

"Acoustics" in architecture means improving sound in environments. Although it is a complex science, understanding the basics - and making efficient and effective decisions - is much easier than you might think. The first step is to understand that there are two technical categories used in acoustics: soundproofing and acoustical treatment. Soundproofing means "less noise" and treatment, "better sound".

Architect-Designed Light Fixtures at the 2019 Salone del Mobile

09:30 - 11 April, 2019
Architect-Designed Light Fixtures at the 2019 Salone del Mobile, Sergey Makhno Architects. Image Courtesy of ArchDaily
Sergey Makhno Architects. Image Courtesy of ArchDaily

As Milan Design Week continues to set avant-garde design trends for the upcoming years, the 2019 Salone del Mobile’s lighting biennale, Euroluce, saw a nod to classic designs mixed with contemporary craftsmanship.

Two dominant trends at this year’s Euroluce are ‘rediscovering the past’ and a ‘reference to nature’. Vintage lighting pieces were rediscovered, not only to serve as valuable tokens of the past, but as foundation for new research. The reference to nature is evidently the most dominant design trend at this year’s lighting biennale, as designers found inspiration from natural, organic forms, and produced their pieces with eco-friendly material.

However, some of the most unique pieces at this year’s Euroluce were developed in collaboration with heavyweights in the world of design. Profound architects found their way into the 2019 Euroluce, bringing together their design skills with the engineering solutions of design companies.

Open Source Furniture: Download, Print And Build Online

05:30 - 9 April, 2019
Open Source Furniture: Download, Print And Build Online, Cortesia de Opendesk
Cortesia de Opendesk

Let's suppose you need a bookcase. Years ago, you would probably search the furniture stores or antique shops in your town. Today you are more likely to open dozens of tabs on your web browser to compare prices and models. But there is another option that is becoming increasingly popular: open source furniture.

It's simple; you download the design of a piece of furniture and send it to a CNC machine (a mill that cuts wood from a digital file). It’s more or less like sending a PDF to print. With the pieces cut, you just assemble it. We used a bookcase for example, but it could be a chair, a table, a cupboard, a bench. Opendesk, one of the current open source furniture platforms, brings together about 30 pieces of furniture available for download. There the user can download a project and cut the furniture in a FabLab or personal workshop, or use the site to connect with a joiner who makes the cuts.

London Design Fair. Image © Ollie Hammick London Design Fair. Image © Ollie Hammick Escritório Greenpeace. Image © Rory Gardiner Escritório Greenpeace. Image © Rory Gardiner + 9

Duplex Batataes / Atelier Branco Arquitetura

12:00 - 2 April, 2019
Duplex Batataes / Atelier Branco Arquitetura, © Ricardo Bassetti
© Ricardo Bassetti

© Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti + 11

Loft Diego / Arquitetura Nacional

06:00 - 26 March, 2019
Loft Diego / Arquitetura Nacional, © Cristiano Bauce
© Cristiano Bauce

© Cristiano Bauce © Cristiano Bauce © Cristiano Bauce © Cristiano Bauce + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Mário Antunes da Cunha, 116 - Petrópolis, Porto Alegre - RS, 90690-400, Brazil
  • Category

  • Authors

    Eduardo L. Maurmann, Elen B. N. Maurmann, Paula Otto, Lucas Pessatto, Marcus Arnhold
  • Design Team

    Arquitetura Nacional
  • Area

    68.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2019
  • Photographs

These 13 Designs by IKEA Make Life Easier (and More Equitable) for Differently-Abled People

11:00 - 17 March, 2019
These 13 Designs by IKEA Make Life Easier (and More Equitable) for Differently-Abled People, ThisAbles Project. Image © IKEA / Milbat NGO / Access Israel
ThisAbles Project. Image © IKEA / Milbat NGO / Access Israel

Architects' general ignorance about the needs and requirements for people with special needs is worrisome. Beyond complying with mandatory regulations (different in each country), the quality of life for different-abled people depends on specific and daily factors that go beyond a railing or a ramp, and are often left in the hands of professionals who have never dealt with such issues.

This Ables, a project developed by IKEA and the non-profit organizations Milbat and Access Israel, provides an excellent resource for how to create an equitable design in the smallest and simplest of details. From door handles that are can be opened with a forearm to a couch lift that enables users to sit down and get up easily, these 13 products are available to the general public on ThisAbles.com. Some products can even be 3D-printed independently.

See the video below for more details of the project.

Apartment VLP / Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos

12:00 - 13 March, 2019
Apartment VLP / Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos, © Ricado Basetti
© Ricado Basetti

© Ricado Basetti © Ricado Basetti © Ricado Basetti © Ricado Basetti + 69

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Oscar Freire 83, ap.3 Jardins, Sao Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Domingos Pascali, Sarkis Semerdjian
  • Project Team

    Domingos Pascali, Sarkis Semerdjian, Linda Matolli, Leopoldo Schettino
  • Engineering

    LAER
  • Area

    382.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Interior Design of Hongyue Reception Center / SSDesign

00:00 - 11 March, 2019
Interior Design of Hongyue Reception Center / SSDesign, Virtual  'Patio'. Image © AD Photography
Virtual 'Patio'. Image © AD Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    No. 1 Jinzhu Garden, Chu Shi Village, Chang’an, Haining, Zhejiang, China
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Juntian Zhang, Hongfei Sun, Sui Zhou, Jin Dong, Sinan Wang(Internship)
  • Customer

    Hongyue Horticultural Corporation
  • Area

    1100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Copper Cladding: A Glittering Room With Baroque Twists

12:00 - 10 March, 2019
Copper Cladding: A Glittering Room With Baroque Twists, Courtesy of Peter Ebner
Courtesy of Peter Ebner

This renovation project by Peter Ebner and friends ZT GmbH is about the history of a place and changing tastes and times. It is about not needing a large scale to radically improve the space around. It is about the beauty and character of the city with its reflected sparkling life, gloomy evening sky, raindrops and lights of passing cars. It is about people who are mostly in a hurry, but who still sometimes stop for a few seconds to take note of a special, glittering room.

© Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott + 21

Arata Isozaki's Palladium Nighclub Through the Lens of Timothy Hursley

10:30 - 7 March, 2019
Arata Isozaki's Palladium Nighclub Through the Lens of Timothy Hursley, © Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley

In May 1985, an old theater and concert hall opened its doors to the public for the opening of a brand new nightclub in New York City. Located on 126 East 14th Street, the project was commissioned by entrepreneurs Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, owners of the also famous club Studio 54, and was conceived as a vibrant and luminous independent structure arranged inside a rather classic shell, which appears as a beautiful backdrop behind the clean geometry of Isozaki.

As The New York Times pointed out in its May 20, 1985 edition: 'Arata Isozaki is at once a great eminence of Japanese architecture and a source of some of its freshest thinking. And all sides of Mr. Isozaki are visible in the Palladium'.

© Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley + 14

Dirk Denison 10 Houses

12:55 - 13 December, 2018
Dirk Denison 10 Houses

Journalist Fred A. Bernstein's new book takes readers into ten extraordinary private homes designed by the Chicago-based architect and educator Dirk Denison, providing a must-read for anybody curious about the myriad elements informing custom residential design at the highest level. Bernstein devotes the centerpiece to a fascinating portrait of the architect as a young man. Here, Denison reflects on his childhood in the ascendant Detroit of mid-century and early encounters with Mies, both Saarinens, both Kahns, Yamasaki, Bunshaft, Libeskind and Gehry, as well as studies at Cranbrook, the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD)and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT),

Sliding Room Dividers: Flexible Spaces Made of Metal Mesh

05:00 - 3 December, 2018
Sliding Room Dividers: Flexible Spaces Made of Metal Mesh, Cortesía de Cascade Architectural
Cortesía de Cascade Architectural

Using coiled wire fabric to divide interior spaces allows for both open and non-invasive partitioned areas. The installations add texture but maintain a soft, semi-opaque appearance. These functional room dividers are composed of coiled wire fabric woven into different thicknesses, which provide a flexible design and moldability. 

Today we will highlight its use as an operable room divider, but coiled wire fabric can also be used as a ceiling treatment, exhibit and retail displays, wall coverings, artistic elements, and much more.

Cortesía de Cascade Architectural © Mikiko Kikuyama © Andy Tinucci Cortesía de Cascade Architectural + 47

IIDA 2018 Global Excellence Awards

16:10 - 16 October, 2018
IIDA 2018 Global Excellence Awards, 2017 Global Excellence Awards Best of Competition Winner - Setsugekka Japanese Cuisine by Shanghai Hip-pop Architectural Decoration Design Co.. Ltd., Shanghai, China
2017 Global Excellence Awards Best of Competition Winner - Setsugekka Japanese Cuisine by Shanghai Hip-pop Architectural Decoration Design Co.. Ltd., Shanghai, China

The 9th annual IIDA Global Excellence Awards honor and celebrate outstanding originality and excellence in the creation of international Interior Design/ Interior Architecture projects in 15 categories.

Any Interior Designer/Interior Architect may submit design project(s). The project(s) must be located outside of the United States; however, the design firm may be located anywhere (including the USA). The design project(s) must have been completed no earlier than Oct. 1, 2016.

Selected by prestigious and respected design professionals, the winners will be featured on the IIDA website, on our social media channels with over 300K followers, and in the official Winners Brochure.

Winners are also

25 Design Tips to Make Your Airbnb Listing Stand Out

08:00 - 11 September, 2018
25 Design Tips to Make Your Airbnb Listing Stand Out, Courtesy of Airbnb
Courtesy of Airbnb

Home-sharing has become a phenomenon in the real estate and housing markets, with design playing a key factor in the success of a property, home, or room. The radical departure from the beige wallpaper and white linen hotel room has opened up a world of possibility for the adventurous traveler, from spending a night on the Great Wall of China to staying in an architectural masterpiece.

To help you design a successful Airbnb, we have provided 25 design tips for homeowners looking to turn their properties into profit. Remember, it's all about first impressions, and having that “curb appeal” will ultimately bring in people seeking one-of-a-kind experiences.