Foto de The Architecture Studio ‘Mano de Santo’ designs a DIY door handle protector to prevent contagion

The Architecture Studio ‘Mano de Santo’ designs a DIY door handle protector to prevent contagion

This new and exceptional pandemic situation is showing us that adversity make us work closer together and stronger than ever before. We seek ways to contribute, to the best of our ability, to improve the situation or, at least, try not to make it worse. The coronavirus has brought not just contagions but also a cascade of ideas and praise worthy initiatives pursuing the common good; in the face of adversity we sharpen our wits...

Foto de Dress up your doors with style and originality with the new DOORPAPER wallpaper collection by Instabilelab

Dress up your doors with style and originality with the new DOORPAPER wallpaper collection by Instabilelab

Instabilelab is an Italian artistic firm specialized in creating wall coverings. The company's projects arise from the wish to create the most original environments, different and exclusive and with a great visual impact. Instabilelab loves challenge and never stops to revolutionize the common standard of the wallcoverings, pushing itself beyond the limits with thrilling, irreverent and unexpected projects which aim to amaze and captivate the audience...

Foto de Case Studies: Plastic architecture in the Brix 0.1 restaurant, work of Markus Tauber Architectura, built with Wicona aluminium systems

Case Studies: Plastic architecture in the Brix 0.1 restaurant, work of Markus Tauber Architectura, built with Wicona aluminium systems

The Brix 0.1 restaurant, the work of Markus Tauber Architectura, is located in the Lido Park in Brixen, Italy, and its origins date back to 1880. The park was built around an old section of the river Eisarck, which is currently a small lake where people go fishing and swimming. The project was conceived as a way of improving this city centre park with a building that would blend perfectly into the natural surroundings...

Foto de Wicona on the façade of Hotel Ohla Eixample: rhythmic, harmonious and full of algorithms

Wicona on the façade of Hotel Ohla Eixample: rhythmic, harmonious and full of algorithms

Designed by the architect Daniel Isern, the new Hotel Olha Eixample sits at the heart of Barcelona's Eixample district, in what used to be a 1970s office block. It has undergone a meticulous refurbishment and the result is spectacular.One of the main issues to be addressed was the noise levels. Built on a subsoil of metro and railway tunnels, the designers had to come up with the ideal system that would ensure the guests’ comfort...

Foto de Origin and history of Persiana Barcelona. The enhanced lifelong traditional roller blind

Origin and history of Persiana Barcelona. The enhanced lifelong traditional roller blind

Persiana Barcelona was designed in 2009. It arose from the “De dins a fora” (From inside out) project awarded in the “Racons Públics” (Public corners) FAD contest for proposals for small interventions to enhance some of the forgotten spaces of Barcelona.The idea was straight-forward: to replace the ugly plastic sheets hanging from the balconies of the Raval district with traditional roll-up blinds, which could at the same time protect against water...

Foto de Building Materials tested in extreme weather conditions at an Alpine shelter in Skuta, Slovenia

Building Materials tested in extreme weather conditions at an Alpine shelter in Skuta, Slovenia

Guardian Glass in Europe, a leading manufacturer of high performance architectural glass and a key supplier to the building industry, has demonstrated the superior performance of its fenestration glass products in an ambitious Alpine shelter project in Slovenia.The project was initiated by OFIS Architects in Ljubljana, Slovenia, to help research the impact of extreme weather conditions on different types of materials and construction techniques...

Foto de Wing by Alias, well beyond the door

Wing by Alias, well beyond the door

As well as being an indispensible functional element for the safety of our homes, the front door has become a feature of interior decoration. Solutions which can respond to all architectural and taste requirements, classic, modern and designer doors.Wing is Alias’ answer to those who are looking for a designer armoured door which is modern and functional at the same time, that is able to satisfy the needs of the modern home dweller...

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