Architectural Photography Awards 2018: World Architecture Festival unveils the 20 finalists

Architectural Photography Awards 2018 - Ext - Long Museum West Bund Shanghai China by Atelier Deshaus. © Pawel Paniczko

World Architecture Festival announces the 20 finalists for The Architectural Photography Awards 2018 including images of The Hive at Kew Gardens, Milan Duomo, Asif Khan’s pitch black pavilion for the PyeongChang winter Olympics and Foster + Partners’ Bloomberg headquarters in London.

A CASTIGLIONI: Milan Triennale maps the creative genius of Achille Castiglioni with a major exhibition

A CASTIGLIONI exhibition @ La Triennale of Milan - Photo by Gianluca Di Ioia, © La Triennale di Milano.

On the centenary anniversary of the birth of Achille Castiglioni, La Triennale di Milano invites to venture into the design and architecture-charged synapsis of the Italian Maestro showcasing some of his most iconic designs, theories and values through a path of 20 clusters.

A ‘School of Schools’: Istanbul Design Biennial 2018 showcases the shaping up of design education

Istanbul Design Biennale 2018 - Genetically Modified by Pinar Yoldas - Ph by Kayhan Kaygusuz

How can design learning make our future more humane? Titled A SCHOOL OF SCHOOLS, Istanbul Design Biennial 2018 explores the design process across 6 venues in Turkey’s cultural capital.

10 must-see exhibitions at London Design Festival 2018

Hilos Invisibles @ Aram Gallery - Photo by Emma Archer.

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.

Studio INI’s skeletal and ‘disobedient’ installation for the Greek entry at London Design Biennale responds to body movement

DISOBEDIENT. Greece ENTRY by StudioINI @ London Design Festival 2018 - Photo by Ed Reeve.

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!

Contemporary St Petersburg: exploring the city’s most cutting-edge architecture [1991-today]

Contemporary St Petersburg. Lakhta Tower's aerial view - Photo by Viktor Sukharukov © Lakhta Center.

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.

Once upon a time in Leningrad… St Petersburg’s Soviet era through architecture [1917-1991]

House of Soviets - Photo by Alex Florstein Fedorov, CC.

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.

St Petersburg architecture: the imperial Grand Tour [1703-1917]

Church of our Savior on the Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia - Photo by Jason Pitcher, CC.

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.

Moscow’s post-industrial Renaissance: turning factories into creative hubs

Red October -WikiCommons CC

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.

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.

Summer 2018: 7 holiday destinations offering serendipitous architectural experiences

HOPE mural by Alfalfa - Photo by Bloop Festival.

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.

Triennial Bruges 2018: architects and artists take over the Belgian city in name of a sustainable Liquid City

Triennial Bruges 2018 - John Powers' installation - Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of Triennial Bruges.

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?

Serpentine Pavilion 2018: a time-piece architecture by Frida Escobedo

Serpentine Pavilion 2018 - Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of the Serpentine Galleries, London.

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.