Richard Buckminster Fuller, (born July 12, 1895, Milton, Massachusetts, U.S. - died July 1, 1983, Los Angeles, California), has been an American engineer, architect, and futurist who developed the geodesic dome - the only large dome that can be set directly on the ground as a complete structure and the only practical kind of building that has no limits in dimensions (i.e., those beyond which the structural strength must be insufficient). Among the most noteworthy geodesic domes he realized there is the United States pavilion for Expo 67 in Montreal. Also a poet and a philosopher, Fuller was noted for his unorthodox ideas on global issues.
l'AUC, National Archives in Pierrefitte-sur-Seine extension, France. The current building, designed by Massimiliano Fuksas and opened in 2013, offers a storage capacity of more than 350 linear km of archives but will reach saturation in 2027. With a capacity of 100 linear km, the new building will accommodate the new archives until at least 2050, but also improve the functionality of the site by offering new spaces for processing, restoration and reproduction of documents.
Foster+Partners, The Riviera Tower, Athens. Bouygues Construction is to build the tallest tower in Greece. Designed by the Foster+Partners architectural firm The Riviera Tower, a 200-metre-high residential tower on the Athens waterfront, is part of Europe's largest urban regeneration programme aims to transform the former Athens International Airport site into a showcase for 21st-century Greece.
Metaverse Architecture Biennale (MAB), "Presence of the Future", brings together top creators worldwide to manifest the significance of architecture and design in reshaping Web3 and the Metaverse as a powerful platform for business and culture. Dubaï, 21-24 September 2023.
Emilio Ambasz. ph Wade Zimmerman. Emerging Ecologies, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 17/9-20/1/2024
Barcelona UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Architecture for 2026. With the motto “One today, one tomorrow“, the UIA World Congress in Barcelona will look at the city’s relationship with its architecture to discuss a viable and sustainable future.
The Paris 2024 Torch, designed by Mathieu Lehanneur, is manufactured by ArcelorMittal, Paris 2024 Official Partner. To manufacture the Torch, three sites have been carefully selected for their ability to produce steel with a reduced carbon footprint that meets the design requirements of the torch.
Furniture and sculpture by Amelia Tavella. This solid oak panel occupies the space, winding its way through it with its dual functions. A seat and a support, the object balances between air and earth. It is simple and spectacular in its construction, with no trace of links, joints or accidents.
Lumiquad Straight Edge by Luminis
Three Atlas Concorde innovations won the 2023 Red Dot award in the Product Design category
Philippe Starck, VALOR.S (Cassina). "VALOR.S is a rebirth of a creative golden age, strange and organic forms with deep and vibrant colors." Ph.S