Uruguay’s cutting-edge design scene, a mind-powered airship and an exploration of how bigdata can help us to design better cities… 10 must-see design exhibitions at London Design Festival 2018.
The Greeks have a quite disobedient temperament! Studio INI’s kinetic installation at London Design Biennale 2018 morphs around the bodies of visitors passing through it and challenges the very static understanding of architecture. What if buildings could shape themselves around us? Disobey to prove it right!
3D-modeled galactic temples, anti-consumerist architectures made of shopping trolleys and blooming aircrafts. Burning Man 2018, the most surreal event of the planet, reflects on how new technology effect our lives.
Europe’s highest skyscraper twisting like a flame, a high-tech spaceship-looking stadium. a ‘prismatic’ airport inspired by snowflakes’ crystalline patterns, street art sanctuaries and a post-modern sleeping districts. Exploring the architecture of contemporary St Petersburg.
Majestic underground stations, constructivist buildings and the austere House of Soviets, but also the former KGB palace and the creepy Memorial to the Victims of Political Repression. Explore the impressive and ominous architecture of Leningrad, St Petersburg’s Soviet name.
Stunning cathedrals, glorious imperial palaces, romantic bridges and gorgeous palazzos but also Dostoevsky’s paths and the world famous Nevsky Prospekt. Discover the best of St Petersburg architecture: rooftop adventures, draw bridges’ light shows and the pleasant risk of falling victim to the Stendhal’s syndrome at every corner.
A former chocolate factory promoting photography, a glass industrial plant redeveloped for open air festivals, summer pool parties and concerts and a brewery turned into a design center. 7 must-visit creative epicenters at the helm of Moscow’s Post industrial Renaissance.
WOHA and Patricia Urquiola complete the Singapore’s Oasia Hotel, a sustainable and naturally ventilated tower featuring panoramic sky gardens and topped by an open-air intimate oasis.
A black background spotted with white rectangles wraps the exterior of Israeli restaurant Dizengoff 99 in Moscow. Inside, old and new details recreate Tel Aviv’s informal and luminous interiors.
Our latest Pinterest board features some of the best architecture and design pavilions, exhibitions and projects capturing the #Summer2018 vibe with style.
A MoMA’s specially commissioned photo essay by Valentin Jeck explores neglected buildings, monumental housing complexes and concrete skyscrapers built in the region of former Yugoslavia.
MVRDV is set to build Silhouette, a 78m-tall complex with a red ceramic facade in Moscow that aims to dialogue with two adjacent iconic buildings to create a gate into the city.
In Moscow, architecture lovers can explore the city’s different styles without walking up to the streets. The new Moscow Metro Architecture & Design Map guides visitors through some of the most stunning stations such as the baroque-esque Komsomolskaya the Avantgarde Krasnye Vorota and the futuristic Fonzinskaya.
France wins the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. We selected 5 stunning architectures which hosted the games.
PARADISO Ibiza Art Hotel features pastel-hued art rooms, a free ‘transparent’ suite for art residences and a street-art gallery.
193 bulletproof rainbow flags shielding from violence, New York’s LGBT Memorial, the Type With Pride friendly font and more… 7 inclusive and anti-discrimination projects supporting the LGBT community.
Summer 2018 – From Brazil to Japan, from Burning Man to Venice Biennale, but also Ibiza, the Maldives and Bruges… We selected 7 holiday destinations providing architectural unexpected discoveries.
Bjarke Ingels and Jacob Lange of studio BIG launched a crowdfunding campaign to build THE ORB, a huge reflective sphere raising in Black Rock City, the iconic temporary city rising from its ashes every year for the Burning Man festival.
A 9m high whale made from recycled plastic jumping out of the canals and a Nigerian buoyant school… International artists and architects created floating installations for Triennial Bruges 2018 tuning the the theme Liquid City and reflecting on a pressing question: how flexible, fluid and resilient a city can be at a time when nothing seems certain?
Frida Escobedo’s Serpentine Pavilion 2018 harnesses a subtle interplay of light, water and geometry. The Mexican architect is the 18th and youngest architect to accept the invitation to design the long awaited temporary structure in the Serpentine Gallery lawn in Kensington Gardens, London.
The Cruising Pavilion at Venice Biennale brings sex and architecture together exploring controversial paths. From a strait-laced attitude to a not-necessarily straight bondage style… Until they all merged into date-apps.
RCR – Dream & Nature. The Catalonia Pavilion in Venice invite visitors to venture into a cave of light and reflections where a rain of magified glasses unravels RCR Arquitectes ‘ Nature-inspired creative imprint.
Yvonne Farrell and Shelly McNamara, Odile Decq, Alison Brooks, Elisabeth Diller and more. At Venice Biennale 2018 female architects do not stay silent. We collected 8 women-empowering messages fighting gender inequality.
A mountain lake soundscape bringing communities together, a sensible village embracing beech-tree forests, a tuffaceous village springing from abandoned quarries and a star-inspired theatre by a Sicilian sculptor-shepherd. We selected 4 poetic architectures and landscape projects on show at the Arcipelago Italia exhibition.
How can we repair the ground’s public and social relevance? A field of endangered plants thrives in the Australian Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018 to remind architects to build sustainably by taking care of the ground they use.
The busy timetable of functions of the many Christian communities sharing the Holy Sepulchre, visionary and never-realized masterplans for the Western Wall Plaza and the unique routines of a site switching from mosque to Jewish worshipping venue within 24 hours. The In Statu Quo exhibition at Israel Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018 shows the fragile system of co-existence of 5 iconic holy sites.
What if school was in your aunt’s flat, your favourite restaurant in a neighbour’s living room and the hospital at the end of the corridor? Under Milošević’s regime, Albanians’ public spaces in Kosovo were in people’s homes. The exhibition The City is Everywhere at Venice Biennale 2018 explores how private and public overlapped in the ‘90s.
3D-printed models of internationally renown educational spaces populate ‘The School of Athens’ exhibition at the Greek Pavilion to create a stepped symposium for learning free space.
Venice Biennale 2018 – While the Robin Hood Gardens in London are being demolished, 4 other Brutalist buildings screaming for justice show that even concrete giants have ha chance to redeem.
Dorte Mandrup’s partially submerged Icefjord Centre in Greenland offers a breathtaking view on one of the most active glaciers on the planet. The project is on show at Venice Biennale with an exhibition which recreates the sounds and the colours of Arctic wilderness.