Architecture and Design

Unmissable architecture events in 2019

GARZA CAMISAY: “We’re inspired by architecture that relates well with its context”

Together, Edna Garza and Darío Camisay make up the Garza Camisay architecture firm. With offices in Mexico and Argentina, this duo of architects has made a name for themselves by...

Japandi Style: The contemporary need for homes that focus on wellbeing.

It’s striking how modernity manages to embrace underlying needs via trends in sectors like fashion, interior design and architecture. These trends can be seen as green shoots that burst through...

Between human and nature: Alvar Aalto, sustainable Finnish furniture

From an architectural design stance, opening the conscience to nature may involve embracing it. Its way of understanding processes, materials and meanings, since it’s there where nature’s capacity exceeds all...
Architecture
25 February, 2022

Exclusivity and luxury manifested in penthouses

Architecturally speaking, owning a penthouse in a large city could well represent the zenith of…
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Events
18 February, 2022

Materials of the sustainable revolution with Terrazzo COMPAC at KBIS 2022

The world's largest kitchen and bathroom fair, KBIS 2022 has drawn to a close. COMPAC has…
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ArchitectureMaterials
4 February, 2022

Circumscribed structures and architectural skins in façade designs

The value ascribed to façades could be down to the visual importance humans place on…
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ArchitectureInterviews
28 January, 2022

Cristian Axl Valdés: ‘The approach to designing architecture has nothing to do with a kind of scientific method but rather a musical composition’

Today at The Decorative Surfaces we sit down with Cristián Axl Valdés in Talca, Chile.…
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DecoraciónInterior design
21 January, 2022

Colour contexts with Pantone Colour of the Year 2022

Human emotions are sparked through reflections, perceptions or intuitions. External sensations that draw us into…
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Architecture
14 January, 2022

Five key trends for contemporary architecture

The start of the year clearly sets trends that are aligned with a specific context.…
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Japandi trend for 2022.
Projects
3 January, 2022

Living spaces in 2022

While intimate spaces are designed to make us feel safe, they also follow trends to…
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Panoramic view from the Oxeo buiding.
Projects
17 December, 2021

Architecture that looks after wellbeing

Beyond visuals, architecture needs to fulfil a specific design purpose. A purpose that like any…
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Interviews
10 December, 2021

“It’s always our goal to deliver a space that not only meets, but exceeds, the client’s expectations”

Photography: Michael O’Callahan/Scott Chou Studios Architecture is an international architecture firm based in the US.…
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