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.
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.
Our latest Pinterest board features some of the best architecture and design pavilions, exhibitions and projects capturing the #Summer2018 vibe with style.
Sasha Shtanuk crowfunds for THE BLANKET, a 100 sqm ‘sea’ constantly changing it’s silhouette by the power of wind and “taking different surreal forms- waves, mountains or some giant fantastic sculptures”.
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.
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.
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”.
Germany Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018 features a black wall which unfolds as visitors walk in. The Unbuilding Walls exhibition responds to current debates on protectionism and explores the effects of division and the process of healing as a dynamic spatial phenomenon. On show how Berlin’s former border zone was transformed into culturally vibrant spaces and how people deal with ‘infamous’ border walls across the globe.
5 recurring keywords at Venice Biennale 2018. National pavilions respond to to the FREESPACE main theme with visionary masterplans for Jerusalem Western Wall, a Trump defying US-Mexico border, the millennials’ occupation of Budapest’s Liberty bridge and more…
Switzerland wins the Golden Lion at Venice Architecture Biennale with a pavilion focused on the average empty apartment while Great Britain gets an honorable mention for a Brexit-themed exhibition and with a hollowed out pavilion too. Is emptiness the key to create free spaces that can improve our lives?
What is architecture? Is capitalism driving architecture in the right direction? Archipanic collected milestone interviews with Kenneth Frampton who was awarded with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at Venice Architecture Biennale 2018.
Curators of Venice Biennale 2018 say to Archipanic that architects can contribute to improve our lives through the design of public and free spaces… “Because architecture is a gift and this planet is our client”.
Camille Walala permanently reinvented the façade of a seven-storey historic building in Brooklyn with a Memphis-inspired mural for Wanted Design. The designer created also a interactive and playful installation composed of magnetic textiles.