ArchiExpo e-magazine Issue#10 - Building the Infrastructure of Next-Gen Cities

By Archiexpo_emagazine | From green stormwater infrastructure to citywide LED lighting management and BIM software, we have looked at some of the smart initiatives and technologies being used by architects and designers to create the streetscapes of today and tomorrow.

Editor’s Note: Next Generation City Infrastructure

ArchiExpo e-magazine’s 10th issue brings the latest in city infrastructure and BIM’s current role, while covering New York’s ICFF and Brazil’s Casa …

Architectural Modeling, Design and Process: How BIM Outsmarted CAD

This article explains what BIM is, examines its evolution to CAD, outlines BIM’s barriers and benefits and considers the architect’s viewpoint.<p><i>BIM</i> …

NYC, a Melting Pot for Green Storm Water Infrastructure

Storm water, often transforming harbors and rivers into slimy soups topped with floating dead fish, serves a new purpose: green …

Urbanizing India with 100 Smart Cities

With the urban population rising rapidly and significantly, the Indian government has decided to create 100 smart and sustainable cities before 2022. …

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Bicycle Parking Innovations: “Culture Aboveground, Function Underground”

The increasing number of cyclists creates a need for new infrastructure in cities. This global issue finds international solutions from Copenhagen to …

How Many Square Meters Should Make BIM Obligatory?

Read this opinion article by Jean Thiriet, a virtual-model maker for various Parisian agencies. He discusses how BIM works, its impact on the …

Outdoor Lighting Systems that Satisfy City Savings

Future-proof solutions cope with rapid urbanization. Learn why several cities around the globe are choosing Philips’ IntelligentCity outdoor lighting.<p>…

In Brief: Selected Products for Life and Home

Wireless clay speakers, a low-tech cooler and a home battery that stores solar energy. Discover our selection of products that improve life and …

In Brief: Awards and Contests 2015

Discover our awards and contests news section from the global award for sustainable architecture to the 3-D Printed Mars Habitations Challenge and …

The Best of New York’s ICFF: Designs that Crossed Over

ArchiExpo’s New York-based contributor covered ICFF design week to unearth the most appealing pieces released and the current trends happening in and …

ICFF 2015 Discusses Electronically Tapped Materials

The world’s largest database of smart materials, Material ConneXion chose scientist Dr. Andrew Dent to communicate the latest electronic devices with …

ICFF Studio Brings Back "The American Dream" for Young Designers

Our Q&A with Coleman Gutshall, ICFF Studio Competition judge, reveals her observations on this year’s exhibition.<p>One must-see exhibit at the …

In Brief

From cardboard shelters to homemade flats, and cities and chemicals banned from PVC flooring. Discover our selection of fresh and sustainable …

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Bite Right into Chocolate Printed Surfaces

2015 BKLYN DESIGNS displayed an incredible collection of pieces made from glass, ceramic, metal and even chocolate. Here’s a selection of some …

Garden Fixtures: Our Selection of Smart Innovations

Backlit or LED-equipped parasols, bioclimatic pergolas, WPC privacy screens and more - our selection of products rejuvenating outdoor …

Garden Fixtures: Bringing Interior Design Outside

Jaime Hayon and the Bouroullec brothers’ outdoor seating, luxury outdoor kitchens and carpets - garden fixtures are drawing a lot of attention from …

LEDs Rock’n’roll with Buster + Punch

Here’s a brand whose lighting products are stirring up a LED buzz. Learn all about their light bulbs in a video interview with Massimo Buster …

Yoda & His 24 Billion Dots at Lucasfilm’s Singapore Headquarters

Andrew Bromberg from Aedas designed Lucasfilm’s Asian headquarters in Singapore: The Sandcrawler, a Star Wars special.<p>Office buildings might be the …

Digital Image Breakdowns Become Hand-carved, Wooden Sculptures

Artist Paul Kaptein resists the “age of the instant” and goes with the grain by creating beautiful, wooden figure sculptures.<p><i>Kingsley Burton</i>

Paper Sculptures Both Solid & Hollow All-in-one

Korean Artist Ho Yoon Shin sculpts portraits using fiber paper that appear solid forms from one angle and hollow from another. Discover the artist’s …

Bocci’s Lamp 73 Hangs like a Glass Cloud

Bocci surprises once again with a cutting-edge approach to craftsmanship. Sculpture meets design with their recently released glass lamp 73, equipped …

Anne Hathaway’s Willow Crescent Moon

Sculptor Tom Hare continues to draw crowds for his bespoke willow crescent moon sculpture at Anne Hathaway’s cottage in Stratford-Upon-Avon.<p>Courtesy …

“Only nails, always different”

John Bisbee stands by his motto “Only nails, always different” with his sculptures made of steel from nails. ArchiExpo discusses with Bisbee his …

Artist Sets Fire to Ceramics with Layered Spheres

Matthew Chambers presented his latest ceramic sculptures at the Puls Exhibition in Brussels, Belgium. Layer upon layer of variously colored ceramic …

Designer Koray Malhan, Koleksiyon Part 1

Dining & Designing with Turkish Furniture Brand Koleksiyon

ArchiExpo participated in Koleksiyon’s recent showroom tour, an exclusive press event to release their latest office furniture series. Watch our …

Festival des Architectures Vives: Two Cities, One Theme

French cities Montpellier and La Grande Motte participate in the Festival des Architectures Vives for its 10th year running. International and …