Saguez & Partners’ Office Is a Brazilian-Inspired Oasis Outside Paris

Moving to a new office near Paris has transformed how Saguez & Partners works. A flea market, the Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, is what brought world fame to this municipality tucked between the northern boundary of Paris and a loop of the Seine. These days, the area is also gaining attention as part of Grand Paris, an […]

6 Futuristic Projects Sprouting Green Roofs

In steady progression, tiny ecosystems rich with flora and fauna are changing the face of our built environment. From reducing storm water runoff and city dust to energy-efficient cooling, the benefits of green roofing go beyond beautification. In less than a decade, the green roof movement has experienced a major boom—and as costs lower and technology makes installation […]

Arkpabi Completes Stunning Renovation of the Museo del Violino in Cremona

How could Cremona, the northern Italian city inextricably tied to violin-making since the 16th century, be bereft of a showplace celebrating not only maestro Antonio Stradivari and the Guarneri family but also the makers of today? Problem solved, thanks to architect Giorgio Palù. He helped the Fondazione Antonio Stradivari Museo del Violino to replace three nondescript exhibition spaces […]

Daniel Buren Injects Color Inside Bortolami Gallery’s New Manhattan Space

Daniel Buren has unveiled To Align: works in situ 2017, a site-specific installation at Bortolami Gallery in TriBeCa. Buren’s solo show, his fourth at Bortolami, is the inaugural exhibition at the gallery’s recently redone space by studioMDA founder Markus Dochantschi. “Buren took advantage of the fact that nobody was familiar with the space to devise an installation that […]

Duravit Turns 200 With Celebration in Frankfurt

It’s not every day a company turns 200—and Duravit celebrated the momentous occasion with a bang. The bathroom manufacturer, which began with pottery in 1817, drew over 1,000 guests from 85 nations to a black tie gala at Frankfurt’s historic opera house, the Alte Opera Frankfurt. The event was timed with water and energy tradeshow ISH, where Duravit […]

Piero Lissoni Channels Loft-Like Aesthetic for Sanlorenzo SX88 Yacht

Piero Lissoni didn’t “come on board,” “take the helm,” or even look to “rock the boat” when tapped to design the new Sanlorenzo SX88 motoryacht. Instead, he introduced his own aesthetic language. The 2005 Interior Design Hall of Famer envisioned a loft-like concept while rejecting what he views as the yachting industry’s repetitious themes. While the world-renowned designer […]

13 Stunning Examples of Graphic Design in the Built Environment

The first time I was introduced to Archigraphia: Architectural and Environmental Graphics by Walter Herdeg, founder and editor of Graphis, was while I was an industrial design student at Pratt Institute. It immediately confirmed a world existed that I definitely wanted to be a part of. Here, the two-dimensional world of graphic design worked hand-in-hand with the three-dimensional […]

M Moser Designs Teach for America Outposts Across USA

When client and designer mission align, it generates a special synergy. Consider the dynamic collaboration between the workplace specialist M Moser Associates and the nonprofit Teach for America. Service and innovation are at the core of the relationship. M Moser opened in Hong Kong, when it was still a British territory, to provide architecture and design services for […]