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User Image archpaper Posted: Nov 2, 2017 7:28 PM (UTC)
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Inspired by Yve’s notorious love affair with Morocco, @studio_ko design a duotone terracotta and terrazzo building with striking graphic red brickwork. The masonry reflects the kinds of patterns that Saint Laurent incorporated into his designs. The interior contains a 4000 sq ft Christophe Martin-designed permanent exhibition dedicated to the designer’s prolific fashion design oeuvre. Photo by @nicolas4matheus

#architecture #marrahkeck #ysl #facades

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User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 23, 2018 7:44 PM (UTC)
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A new renovation and extension to the Swiss Société Privée de Gérance (SPG) features a complex facade composed of four layers of glass. Designed by Italian firm Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti, the sophisticated building envelope offers a new aesthetic identity for the office headquarters while achieving energy efficiency. Read more on Learn more about the latest innovations in facades at #facadesplus #NYC and #facadesplus #sanfrancisco. Registration now open! (Link in @facadesplus bio) #facadefriday #facades
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 23, 2018 3:35 PM (UTC)
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Our Editor-In-Cheif, William Menking, is delighted by the handcrafted details in the renovation of Russel Wright’s Manitoga. For example, many of Wright’s personal designs in the house utilize off-the-shelf industrial materials and are hand-operated. The house is a constant play of #materials and #textures. Read more about the renovation on

Photos by Whitney Cox.

#midcentury #russelwright #wood #hudsonriver
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 22, 2018 8:15 PM (UTC)
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New Affiliates' recently completed cabin in Tunbridge, Vermont, is clad in pine barn board siding, which was installed with the inner surface facing outward to create a richly textured effect. Projects like this set them up well as one of the most promising up-and-coming New York architecture studios and one of AN Interior’s top 50 interior architects. Jesse Seegers visited their NoHo, Manhattan design studio. Read the interview an

#aninterior50 #cabin #architecture #cladding
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 21, 2018 2:35 PM (UTC)

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Our Managing Editor, Olivia Martin, asks: How are image-sharing apps affecting #architecture and #design? There is an inherent #irony in Instagram: Even as designers and architects decry its influence, they are aware that they rely on it. Consider OMA: When it updated its website in 2014, the firm opted to change its landing page to an Instagram feed with software that picked up the geotagged #images in a certain perimeter around OMA’s buildings and projects. Rather than share professional #photography on its landing page, OMA displays a photostream of Instagrams taken by passersby in front of its work (shown). Photos by @Jackie_Donohoe, @Vasilia Bieeva, @Felix11530

Read the story from the May issue of our magazine, AN Interior, on
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 20, 2018 3:43 PM (UTC)
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Starting March 21, the Americas Society will host the exhibition The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830-1930. The exhibition presents a century-long narrative of six Latin American capitals: #BuenosAires, #Havana, #Lima, #MexicoCity, @RiodeJaneiro, and @SantiagodeChile. Within this arc of time, these #cities transformed from provincial seats of power in the Spanish empire to full-fledged republican capitals.

Pictured here: P. Mal [Praça Marechal] Floriano, Rio-Brasil, Augusto Cesar de Malta Campos, 1927 (Courtesy Getty). Read more on
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 19, 2018 5:30 PM (UTC)
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Elias Kababi, @tallerparalelomx, Michan Architecture, and students from @colectivoseis, designed the brick pabellón ( ) for @mextropoli 2018. The ephemeral structure is designed in response to the earth quake last year, reflecting on how vernacular materials can be used in a sustainable, structurally sound fashion. A periwinkle door from @masonite_doors leads visitors into an undulating, spherical view of the heart of Mexico City.

More to come soon on

#brick #mexico #architexture #pavilion
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 19, 2018 4:23 PM (UTC)

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At Case Western Reserve University, FRONT artistic director Michelle Grabner and the university commissioned Chicago-based artist and sculptor Tony Tasset to create a pavilion for the 34,000-square-foot plaza at the university. The result, Judy’s Hand Pavilion, represents the hand of Tasset’s wife touching down on the earth. “It has this great interplay of masculine and feminine because it is clearly a woman’s hand, but also has these God-like references reminiscent of Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam,” Grabner said.

Photo by Tony Tasset


#pavilion #architecture #installationart
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 16, 2018 8:58 PM (UTC)
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Designed by AC Martin, the Wilshire Grand Hotel, in Los Angeles, CA, features a facade with fully integrated, centrally controlled experiential LED lighting developed by StandardVision / @standardvision. The linear fixtures were custom-made per floor, and installed throughout each of the tower’s 73 floors. One centrally controlled system ties the entire system together. This allows the possibility for the facade to incorporate full-motion video, artwork, accent lighting, and brand signage as desired. Read the full story on

#facadefriday #facades
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 16, 2018 7:20 PM (UTC)
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Our senior editor, Matt Shaw, asks: Why is mass-market fashion brand @cosstores engaging the design world? What does it say about London-based clothing brand COS that it is targeting architects and designers?
In November 2017, COS and New York-based Snarkitecture presented Loop (shown), where visitors to Seoul’s Gana Art Center gallery could place a white glass marble on a light-blue metal track, where it would descend to the gallery floor below.
Read the thought piece on

#architetcure #cos #seoul #fashion #massmarket
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 15, 2018 5:39 PM (UTC)
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A riot of stylistic references wrapped up and rolled into one indoor-outdoor bar and restaurant that surfs a tropicalia-tinged wave of maximal eclecticism. The watering hole is set in a revamped 1960s-era modernist hotel that was renovated and rebranded by OMFGCO with help from San Francisco–based Randolph Designs. OMFGCO handled branding, interior design, and art direction for the project’s spaces, deploying a highly curated set of self-consciously referential design elements to promote familiarity and style. Using playful repetition and a no-holds-barred, mood board–focused approach for the project, the designers generated spaces that pay tribute to popular tropical tropes, like birds of paradise, #hula bobblehead dolls, and straw-backed #chairs, in playful, #raucous ways.


#hawaii #bar #terrazzo #modernism #tropicalia
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 14, 2018 8:14 PM (UTC)
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San Francisco’s NICOLEHOLLIS studio took on the tough task of designing an office for itself, in an old loft in the city’s South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood. The office is a study in black, white, and light. Hollis crafted custom white central workstations with built-in standing desks that are both naturally lit and illuminated with FontanaArte’s Avico pendants.


#sanfrancisco #blackandblack #light #office #architecture #soma
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 14, 2018 3:22 PM (UTC)
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The Sleeve House is composed of two simple intersecting volumes whose relationship produces a series of complex interior spaces and experiences. Designed for urban clients by New York-based actual/office (a/o), the home, two hours north of Manhattan in the Hudson Valley, offers an escape. Inside and out, both volumes are clad in shou sugi ban–charred wood siding. Through alternating the orientation and spacing of the continuous black boards, the geometry of the house is emphasized, while at the same time, its surface is activated with depth and pattern.

#hudsonvalley #architetcure #charredwood #shousugiban #concrete #glass #black
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 13, 2018 3:44 PM (UTC)
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Sean Griffiths, head of London-based Modern Architect, and once a member of the now-disbanded FAT, has been taking opportunities to work out what exactly it means to run a post-FAT firm—experimenting with #color, #geometry, #materials, and #illusion. In this case, a small ground-floor kitchen expansion, where he made two glazed extensions, achieving needed natural lighting, maximizing floor space, and exploring some spatial ideas.

Photos by Edmund Sumner


#lighting #london #kitchen #renovation
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 12, 2018 5:56 PM (UTC)
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The 3-D-printed Cabin of Curiosities is a research endeavor and “proof of concept” investigation into the architectural possibilities of upcycling and custom 3-D-printed claddings as a response to 21st-century housing needs. This exploratory project is an output of Bay Area-based additive manufacturing startup Emerging Objects, founded by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, who are professors at the University of California Berkeley and San Jose State University, respectively.


#3dprinting #architecture #upcycling #cladding #airplants
AN Senior Editor @mmattshaw with some of last night’s Top 50 Interior Architect Honorees at @adbuilding. #aninterior50
From Left to Right:
Isabel Sarasa Mené of @lot_officeforarchitecture, Jimenez Lai (@0super) of @_bureauspectacular, Adam Frampton (@adamframpton) of @onlyif_arch, Matt Shaw (@mmattshaw) of @archpaper, Michael Meredith & Hilary Sample of @mmmosarchitects, and Vincent Meyer Madaus of @lot_officeforarchitecture.
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 9, 2018 4:08 PM (UTC)

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AN Interior‘s inaugural top 50 interior architect list, features emerging and established firms across the U.S. While these architects’ and designers’ talents certainly go beyond interior work, they are deftly pushing the boundaries and cleverly reimagining the spaces we inhabit. Take for example the Manor House pool by Rafael de Cárdenas of Architecture at Large (shown), it is a quintessential example of the Native New Yorker's ’80s and ’90s glamour and pop culture references in his high-profile interiors.

Find out who else is on the list on

#aninterior50 #aninterior #interiorarchitecture #interiordesign #architecture #glamour #slides
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 6, 2018 6:04 PM (UTC)

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Today we're excited to announce AN Interior's inaugural top 50 interior architects in the March issue. Debuting our new look, the cover features a 3-D-Printed Cabin of Curiosities. Inside, we survey projects by @cosstores, @new_affiliates, @dzekdzekdzek, Sean Griffiths and Russel Wright. Subscribe to get your hands on a copy!
#aninterior #design #architecture #interiordesign #aninterior50
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 5, 2018 10:58 PM (UTC)
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French multi-national floor and wall covering brand Tarkett collaborated with local, multi-disciplinary Note Design Studio on an installation called The Lookout. In a delightfully aesthetic pairing, Note Design Studio’s furniture and light fixtures were showcased with the #flooring from a three-dimensional vantage point—possibly the coolest way to display product from a #vinyl flooring company.


#sdw2018 #thelookout #notedesignstudio
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 2, 2018 10:54 PM (UTC)
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Atop a living laboratory in Dübendorf, Switzerland, a soaring roof will offer new innovations for ultra-lightweight, super-integrated concrete construction. The razor-thin assembly, averaging 2 inches thick across its more than 1,700 square feet of surface area, tapers to an impressive one-inch thickness at the perimeter. Sponsored by ETH Zürich, NCCR Digital Fabrication, and Holcim Schweiz, the ongoing project will lead to the completion of a rooftop apartment unit called HiLo, which will offer live-work space for guest faculty of Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology.
#facadefriday #facades #architecture
User Image archpaper Posted: Mar 2, 2018 5:31 PM (UTC)
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Cabral, a partner at Gabinete de Arquitectura, has won the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture, a $13,700 prize fund created to honor Moira Gemmill, the late director of design at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). The judges cited Cabral’s innovative use of cheap, ubiquitous local materials to create novel and often-times more efficient forms, like the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Art in Paraguay (shown).The structure was designed with specialized knowledge of Paraguayan labor to create and construct buildings made of vernacular materials such as brick and tile.

Photo by Federico Cairoli


#brick #womeninarchitecture #paraguay #tile