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Architect-Designed Furniture Pieces at the 2019 Salone del Mobile

07:00 - 14 April, 2019
Architect-Designed Furniture Pieces at the 2019 Salone del Mobile , Mercuric Table - Zaha Hadid x CITCO. Image Courtesy of CITCO
Mercuric Table - Zaha Hadid x CITCO. Image Courtesy of CITCO

As the week comes to an end, Milan Design Week wraps up yet another successful year of creativity and innovation. Thousands of design companies displayed their creations to more than 200,000 visitors hailing from different countries, demographics, and career backgrounds. Although the design fair gravitated towards the world of interior design, many renowned architects participated in the week-long exhibition and joined their forces with interior and furniture design experts.

Along with the impressive collaborations that these architects created with lighting companies, take a look at how they used their expertise in forms and structures to develop unique furniture pieces.

KOR Armchair and Sofa - William Sawaya x Sawaya & Moroni. Image Courtesy of Sawaya & Moroni Volta Bench - Zaha Hadid x CITCO. Image Courtesy of Molteni&C ALESSANDRO I-II-III - William Sawaya x Sawaya & Moroni. Image Courtesy of Sawaya & Moroni Endless Side Table - Daniel Libeskind x CITCO. Image Courtesy of CITCO + 36

Happy New Year of the Pig 2019!

07:30 - 4 February, 2019

This Monday brings with it not just a new week, but a new year. 2019 is the year of the Pig, and as the New Year starts ArchDaily is committed to furthering its mission of fostering knowledge and inspiration for architects, helping them build better cities, and becoming a professional tool. Since Archdaily China was founded in 2015, the team has been dedicated to serving Chinese architects and promoting their works worldwide. 

To celebrate the New Year, we have collected greetings from a number Chinese architects. Through this call, we hope to extend their blessing to all architecture lovers.

10 Futuristic Homes Unveiled at the 2018 House Vision China Exhibition

14:35 - 4 October, 2018
10 Futuristic Homes Unveiled at the 2018 House Vision China Exhibition, © HOUSE VISION. Photo: Nacása & Partners Inc
© HOUSE VISION. Photo: Nacása & Partners Inc

House Vision China 2018 has opened with 10 futuristic residential designs by architects like Penda, Open Architecture and MAD. Located outside the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing's Olympic Park, House Vision is a cultural research project initiated with the concept of “new life in the future”. Together with architects and enterprises, the exhibition aims to build cultural research around the future home at a 1:1 ratio. House Vision features a range of home designs, from a shelter for life on Mars to a Living Garden.

© HOUSE VISION. Photo: Nacása & Partners Inc © HOUSE VISION. Photo: Nacása & Partners Inc © HOUSE VISION. Photo: Nacása & Partners Inc © HOUSE VISION. Photo: Nacása & Partners Inc + 33

The Top Five Installations of Salone del Mobile 2016

15:45 - 22 April, 2016
The Top Five Installations of Salone del Mobile 2016, “Invisible Borders” / MAD Architects. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
“Invisible Borders” / MAD Architects. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

With the 2016 Salone del Mobile now behind us, Romanian photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has shared his photos from Milan Design Week, along with his ranking of the top five architectural installations. Read on to see his exceptional collection of images accompanied by short descriptions of each project.

MAD Unveils "Invisible Border" Installation for the 2016 Salone del Mobile

16:00 - 12 April, 2016
MAD Unveils "Invisible Border" Installation for the 2016 Salone del Mobile, Courtesy of MAD Architects
Courtesy of MAD Architects

Created for the 2016 Milan Design Week, MAD Architects’ “Invisible Borders” installation is part of the “Open Borders” exhibition curated by Italian magazine Interni. Taking place in the traditional Cortile d’Onore courtyard of Università degli Studi di Milano, the installation is a canopy made from ribbons of ETFE in gradient colors, which has a lightness and flexibility that allows it to rustle in the wind and generate a subtle whistling sound. According to MAD, “The installation reflects the hues of the sky during the day, leaving glimpses of the columns and loggias. In the evening it becomes a luminous surface that brings the courtyard to live with new colors.”

Courtesy of MAD Architects Courtesy of MAD Architects Courtesy of MAD Architects Courtesy of MAD Architects + 12

Five Practices Compete to Design Los Angeles LGBT Center

00:00 - 29 September, 2014
Five Practices Compete to Design Los Angeles LGBT Center, Habitat 15 - a Hollywood housing project by competing practice Predock Frane Architects (Click image for more). Image © Predock Frane Architects
Habitat 15 - a Hollywood housing project by competing practice Predock Frane Architects (Click image for more). Image © Predock Frane Architects

Michael Maltzan, Frederick Fisher, Predock Frane, MAD and Leong Leong have been shortlisted in a limited competition to design a new Los Angeles LGBT Center (formerly called LA Gay and Lesbian Center). Each have received a stipend of $20,000 to develop proposals for the new campus, which will include arts, educational and affordable housing programs on more than an entire city block in Hollywood. Once complete, the center hopes to serve LGBT community members of all ages by providing access to multigenerational affordable housing, healthcare, senior care and family services. You can learn more on KCRW here.

14 Architectural Trends That Will Define The Next Decade

01:00 - 5 June, 2014
14 Architectural Trends That Will Define The Next Decade, © MAD
© MAD

When you think about the future, how do you envision the built environment? According to this article, originally appearing on The Huffington Post as The Architecture of the Future is Far More Spectacular than You Could Imagine, the future is closer than we might think – current projects are already answering the imagined needs and desires of the next generation. From a tower with rotating floors to a park with the ability to cleanse raw sewage, check out fourteen projects believed to embody the architecture of tomorrow, after the break.

© The Living Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Hargreaves Associates and Citymakers 14 Architectural Trends That Will Define The Next Decade Courtesy of NEXT Architects + 14

Update: Erdos Museum / MAD

08:00 - 21 September, 2011

When we first saw MAD’s Erdos Museum for Inner Mongolia, the renderings teased us with a futuristic blob-like form that was planned for Ordos’ designed, but yet not constructed, urban masterplan. Now, a few years later, the firm is celebrating the museum’s completion and the finished effect of both the form and its materiality can be fully appreciated. MAD shared a video on the finished project with us and we hope you enjoy it!

More info about the project after the break.