Best architecture news and interviews of 2021

Arcihvibe's roundup of the best news, the most inspiring interviews and the best projects in architecture, interior design, sustainability and materials from 2021.

Circular economy in the built environment

Courtesy: 3XN Architects
Circular economy in the built environment has not been a focal point of architects in the past as factors such as timing, schedule and budget requirements. As we know, the circular economy model aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. It even developed the sustainable design model based on less material usage, recyclability and technical and aesthetic durability principles.
We interviewed Kåre Stokholm Poulsgaard Head of Innovation at 3XN/GXN., J. Mayer H. und Partner Architekten, Sascha Glasl, founder of Space&MatterKristian Steele, member of the Advanced Technology and Research group at ARUP, Anders Lendager founder of Lendager Group.

Educational tour dedicated to eco-design and sustainable architecture in Madrid

Photography: Archivibe

In collaboration with Valcucine, the renowned Italian innovative and sustainable kitchen manufacturer, on Tuesday November 15th we held an architectural educational tour in Madrid dedicated to eco-design and sustainable architecture. We had the chance to visit some of the most renowned architecture and interior design firms in Spain such as Rafael de la HozMorph Estudio and Cuarto Interior.


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Glass architecture series: glazed facades in modern architecture, low-iron glass and best practices

Photography Mario Frusca

In collaboration with Saflex we asked some of the most influential architects and architectural firms in Europe such as Astrid Piber, Partner and Senior Architect at UNStudio, Anke Rollenhagen, Associate Façade Engineer at Buro Happold, Harris Aminuddin, Architect at BDP – Building Design Partnership, Roberto Fabbri, Façade Specialist at BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, Michele Rossi, Architect and Founding Partner of Park Associati, Tatiana Calvo Aller, Senior Architect at Estudio Lamela, Mattias Lind, Lead Architect at White Arkitekter, Pietro Bagnoli, Director at One Works about their most interesting glass building and why they chose glass.


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WAF 2021 announced World Building of The Year 2021 and other main awards

best designed buildings 2021 WAF

CopenHill /Amager Bakke by BIG | Photography: Rasmus Hjortshoj

CopenHill, also known as Amager Bakke or Amager Slopein Copenhagen, Denmark has been declared the World Building of the Year 2021 at the  2021 (WAF2021).


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