Trump’s wall and the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) splitting the Korean peninsula in two… These border walls are just the tip of a global iceberg. Archipanic explores protectionist and divisive constructions across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
A demountable roofless stadium (at -25° blankets are provided), a legion of over 1.200 drones creating a floating light-show and a pavilion absorbing light for you to look into the deep darkness of the universe. Winter Olympics 2018 kicked off in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Check the most innovative designs, architectures and technologies on show.
Outer space might sneak a peek on planet Earth, through Asif Khan’s super-dark Vantablack pavilion at PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018. The “darkest building on earth” features also a hydrophobic water installation recalling cities viewed from other planets.
Australian photographer Tom Blachford explores Tokyo’s Blade Runner-style architecture portraying iconic buildings by Kenzo Tange, Kisho Kirosawa and more…
Whether Trump’s dream to erect a US-Mexico border wall comes true or not, should the built prototypes rising near San Diego be protected as an architectural proof of the spirit of the times?
A concrete cliff shaped like a vessel and a desert rose inspired architecture but also a grand museum by the Giza pyramids and a musical tower remembering 9.11 heroes… 7 cultural architectures inaugurating in 2018.
From Venice and Istanbul Biennials to Tokyo, New York and London. Make sure to explore 2018 best exhibitions and events cross-pollinating architecture and design with fashion, art, digital technologies and more.
From climate change to women rights, from the refugees emergency to natural calamities but also Trump, Brexit and more. Check our 2017 round up featuring some of the most visionary projects responding to our times challenges.
Are you ready to to feel cozy in Lapland? 2017 IceHotel unveiled designers’ suites 200 km away from the Arctic Circle… Until Spring will melt them down.
MAD Architects’ Chaoyang Park in Beijing features asymmetrical twin towers which were inspired by Chinese traditional mountain paintings.
London Holocaust Memorial will feature 23 tall bronze fins rising next to the House of Parliament leading to a submerged space where visitors can explore and intimately reflect on antisemitism, extremism, Islamophobia, racism, homophobia and other forms of hatred and prejudice in society today.
Carlo Ratti Associati reimagines Milan’s World Expo site as a theme park for science and technology featuring the world’s first neighborhood planned for self-driving cars.
Zaryadye Park, Moscow’s first major new park in 50 years, features a “floating bridge” stretching over the city’s river and areas celebrating the natural landscapes and climates of Russia.
Inspired by light-reflective butterflies wings, kites and bioluminescent algae, Dan Roosegaarde envisions futuristic sustainable light designs by the floodgates of the historic Afsluitddjk site in the Netherlands.
With the UNDER/STANDING structure, Studio Dror’s translates the winemaking process into a geometrical CorTen architecture according to Buckminster Fuller’s beliefs.
In the wake of a devastating earthquake, architecture students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong updated traditional building technologies to support Guangming villagers to build anti-seismic and sustainable homes with affordable materials.
UUfie re-designed the interior spaces of Paris iconic department store Printemps inserting a vertical dome which creates a game of reflections spanning across 9 floors.
Louvre Abu Dhabi by Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel mesmerises guests with a huge dome creating a “rain of light” over a floating village of galleries which explores humanity through art.
Norwegian firm Snøhetta revealed plans to build UNDER, Europe’s very first underwater restaurant which will offer a glimpse of the Northern Sea marine life.
Kraftwerk meet Frank Gehry, Daft Punk perform in space age interiors while Le Corbusier and Xenakis composed a pavilion inspired by the very first electronic music track. We selected 10 projects merging sound and space.
With the LEGO House, BIG scales up classic LEGO bricks to compose an architecture made of overlapping volumes hosting playful galleries and terraces with dinosaurs, giant trees, a submarine and a shark.
A dancing quartet in air-filtering costumes and a choreography exploring the body’s relationship to buildings and spaces in a Mies van der Rohe’s masterpiece. At Chicago 2017 architecture-driven performing arts projects bring to life iconic masterpieces with music, theatre and dance.
Mies van Der Rohe meets Freddy Mercury while the iconic Chicago Tribune Tower is reimagined as a maze of tubes. Discover how contemporary studios take on architectural icons from the past at Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017.
From fluo reflections to eclectic stage designs and breathing chandeliers: 6 stunning exhibitions at Victoria & Albert Museum during London Design Festival 2017.
Cadillacs rising from the desert, kinetic wheels from hell and gravity defying shrines but also a temple doomed to burn down raising awareness on environmental issues… Welcome to Burning Man 2017!
Chiangmai Life Architects completed the zero carbon footprint Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School in Thailand combining modern organic design with 21st century engineering.
Madrid-based architecture studio SelgasCano designed a forest of hight-tech and transparent waves at the multidisciplinary foundation of Martell cognac brand.
The Refugee Nation Olympic flag, Brexit-related graphic designs and the Pussyhat worn by protesters in the USA following President Trump’s sexist comments. There are a lot of politics in the shortlisted projects competing for the 2017 Beazley Designs of the Year Award.
Cosmological shrines and electronic rituals, psychedelic creatures and monster vehicles flashing trough the sands. Explore Black Rock City, Burning Man’s temporary town rising from its ashes like the phoenix.
Make sure to add some architecture to your holidays and visit the hottest pavilions of Summer 2017. From the Burning Man to Astana World Expo but also the Serpentine Pavilion in London and Le Festival des Architectures Vives in Montpellier, France.