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Inhoma Design
Céline Wright’s Lightings


Lighting to enhance any architectural project – Any construction or renovation project is a new adventure for its creator and future inhabitants. Everything must be thought through and studied, including the art of lighting, which mustn’t be left to chance. Lighting is what gives a project its fifth dimension. Choosing a light with character can […]


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BoConcept
NENDO


Japanese and Danish design cultures have enjoyed worldwide appeal for years and despite their long geographic distance, they share the simplicity and authenticity in their design approach. By the end of the 19th century, Danish artists and architects were among the first in the Western world to embrace Japanese art and craftsmanship and created an […]


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Architecture & Design, part 8
Herzog & de Meuron


Herzog & de Meuron is a modern day architectural firm doing groundbreaking work all over the world. Find out a little more about their monumentally unique work… is a modern day architectural firm doing groundbreaking work all over the world. Find out a little more about their monumentally unique work…


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Architecture & Design, part 7
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill


SOM is one of the largest architectural firms in the world. Find out what kind of work they do and why it’s been so influential over the years.


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Architecture & Design, part 4
Antonio Sant’Elia


Find out why an architect who lived so short a life affected so many people and the direction of architecture for at least 100 years.


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Architecture & Design, part 2
I.M. Pei


I.M. Pei is one of the worlds greatest living architects. See why his work is famously known for dichotomy in architecture.


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Architecture & Design, part 1
Marc-Antoine Laugier


Mark Antoine Laugier’s Essay on Architecture featured an image that is famous because of how it represents architecture. Architecture has changed a lot over the centuries, but some things remain the same.


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Influential architects, Part 8
Antoni Gaudi


Antoni Gaudi made it possible for the architects of today to think beyond straight lines. See why…


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Understanding Architecture, Part 8 – Beauty


Doug and his wife took a trip and fell into an argument about the meaning of beauty. See how their argument made Doug think about the true meaning of the word to them and the profession of architecture.


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SHH
Barbican Foodhall and Lounge


Architects and designers SHH have brought together and led an all-star team – including furniture designer Stefan Bench, lighting designers .PSLAB and Chelsea Flower Show double-gold medallist garden designer Kate Gould –  to create two stunning new restaurant spaces within one of London’s greatest 20th century architectural landmarks, the Barbican Centre. SHH answered a brief […]


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Understanding Architecture, Part 7 – Function Follows Form


Learn how the relatively modern concept of a buildings function taking a back seat to form is seen in the architecture of today.


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Understanding Architecture, Part 6 – Form Follows Function


Learn where the phrase form follows function came from and how it became a precedent that changed architecture forever.


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Influential architects, Part 5


See why Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) was one of the most influential architects of our time from just 50 years ago. His work challenged form and function for centuries to come.


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Understanding Architecture, Part 5 – Form


Watch how form has evolved from the earliest architecture to anything goes.


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Understanding Architecture, Part 4 – Scale


Learn how architects use scale to evoke emotion and give meaning to their work.


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Understanding Architecture, Part 3 – Proportion


This is the third video in a 50 video series discussing how architect’s have and can use proportion in their designs.


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Understanding Architecture, Part 1 – Symmetry


The first in a series of 50 videos discussing what an architect uses to do his job. This video focuses on Symmetry, how it has been used over the centuries and why it’s an important tool of the architect.


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