Moscow post-industrial renaissance

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A brewery turned into a world class art center, a former chocolate factory promoting architecture and a glass industrial plant redeveloped as a venue for open air festivals, summer pool parties and concerts. 7 incredible venues at the helm of Moscow’s Post industrial Renaissance.

The Moscow Metro Architecture & Design Map by Blue Crow Media highlights the busy underground marvels of the Russian capital

Moscow Metro Architecture & Design Map. Mayakovskaya Station by A. Dushkin et al, 1938 - © Alexey Narodizkiy for Blue Crow Media.

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.

V&A brings to Venice the vision and fate of London Robin Hood Gardens

Robin Hood Gardens, Woolmore Street, London E14 0HG by Do Ho Suh commissioned by the V&A. Courtesy of the Artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York Hong Kong and Seoul and Victoria Miro London.

The Victoria & Albert Museum saved a large part of the iconic Robin Hood Gardens from bulldozers and re-assembled it at Venice Biennale 2018 as part of a contested exhibition about the Brutalist building which many have have praised while others have described as “a failed social experiment of inhuman Modernism, not to be funded with public money”.

Fuorisalone 2018: 7 secret gardens, eclectic forests and green pavilions in Milan

piuarch @ Milan Design Week 2018 - Photo by piuarch

Four seasons flourishing under the same roof, a glowing-city at Brera Botanic Orchard and a forest of lanterns under the castle. Nature conquers Milan Design Week 2018; discover green pavilions by Kengo Kuma, piuarch, Mario Cucinella, Carlo Ratti and more…

Alejandro Aravena’s O lighting design collection grants safe darkness respecting the nocturnal habits of plants and animals living in parks

Light+Building 2018 - "O" by ELEMENTAL for Artemide - Photo: courtesy of Artemide.

Artemide’s O lighting design collection by studio ELEMENTAL aims to reconcile the needs of the natural and the urban environment. Darkness and disappearance will be the contribution of “O” to nature and public spaces.

Joia Meìridia neighborhood in Nice features Sou Fujimoto’s verdant towers and French Riviera style architectures

Joia Meìridia - Meìridia Tower - Credit by Sou Fujimoto Architects + My Lucky Pixels.

Lambert Lénack architects’ masterplan for the new Joia Meìridia neighbourhood in Nice features a tower with undulating, tree-covered canopies by Sou Fujimoto as well as buildings by Cino Zucchi, Chartier Dalix and more.

Zaryadye Park brings tundra, steppe and Russian forests a stone’s throw from the Red Square and the Kremlin

Zaryadye Park - Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of Diller Scrfido + Renfro.

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.

Welcome to Astana: discover the mesmerising (and eyebrow-rising) architecture of the capital of Kazakhstan

Humanities University, Astana - Photo by Ninara, CC BY 2.0.

With 2017 World Expo just around the corner, Archipanic explores the wacky architecture of Astana featuring projects by international architects such as Fosters+Partners and Kisho Kurokawa… But also lollipops, beer cans and dog bowls-shaped buildings!

Lost in architecture? Archipanic explores Tokyo contemporary urbanscape

Tokyo Tower - Photo by Aya Yen.

Welcome to Tokyo! From the mother of all capsule hotels in Ginza to the Manga district, from Omotesandō flamboyant retail to Blade Runner panoramas and the famous Shibuya Crossing. Our guide features masterpieces by Le Corbusier, Kenzo Tange, Kengo Kuma, Herzog de Meuron and more, but also vertigo views, design museums and rollercoasters piercing skyscrapers.

Illuminated River: visionary urban lighting proposals for London bridges on the Thames

AL_A - Masterplan low tide.

Illuminated River: beams of light shooting in the sky and tidal luminous symphonies tuning London with the rhythm of Nature, river powered world lamp-posts emerging from water and more… International architects and artists propose permanent installations for the Thames.