WAF 2017: Hong Kong students’ project for the earthquaked Guangming village wins World Building of the Year 2017

Post-earthquake reconstruction of Guanming - Cpurtesy of WAF 2017.

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.

Chicago Biennial 2017 showcases architecture-driven performing art projects

Jeanne Gang and Nick Cave, Here Hear, 2017, Courtesy of Navy Pier, © James Richards IV.

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.

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017 showcases the art of improving on history

Caruso St. John & Thomas Demand - Photo by Tom Harris, courtesy of Chicago Biennial.

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.

2017 Beazley Designs of the Year: 8 politically charged projects reacting to social issues and emergencies

2017 Beazley Design of The year. Yara Said, Refugee Nation - Photo by Francisco de Deus.

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.

Summer 2017: ten must-see pavilions and ephemeral architectures across the globe

Summer 2017 - Serpentine Pavilion by Francis Kéré @ Serpentine Gallery, London - Photo: © Kéré Architecture, Photography © 2017 Iwan Baan.

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.

Robots. Work. Our Future: 2017 Vienna Biennale showcases multidisciplinary visions for a humane digital tomorrow

2017 Vienna Biennale - © Aleksandra Domanović, Things to Come, 2014; UV flatbed print on polyester foil. Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Titled ROBOTS. WORK. OUR FUTURE, 2017 Vienna Biennale explores how robots, artificial intelligence, the internet of things and cutting-edge digital technologies will shape our lives, jobs and emotions.

Game of Thrones’ architecture: a Frank Lloyd Wright’s villa, Irish castles and a Spanish hermitage

Braavos - Photo via Games of Thrones Wiki

With the final season of Games of Thrones about to begin, Archipanic explores the architecture of the acclaimed TV series which was filmed in Malta, Northern Ireland, Spain, Croatia and Iceland. Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpieces and Third Reich ominous interiors inspired many palaces and cities from Meereen to the Iron Bank.

WAF 2017: World Architecture Festival announces 2017 Awards shortlist for its 10th edition

WAF 2017 Shortlist - Zaha Hadid Architects, Salerno Maritime Terminal, Salerno, Italy

WAF 2017: Projects by Amanda Levete, BIG, Zaha Hadid Architects and Grimshaw have been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Awards. Completed and Future projects based across 68 countries span from chapels to equestrian centers, exotic resorts and students housing.

Carlo Ratti’s responsive workspace for Fondazione Agnelli tunes new working habits with the internet of things

Fondazione Agnelli by Carlo Ratti Associati - Photo by Beppe Giardino.

Personalized thermal bubbles, suspended nets and a co-working office in the orchard. Carlo Ratti Associati completed a digitally responsive architecture for Fondazione Agnelli. The new hub in Turin embraces new ways of net-working by using bigdata and the internet of things.

Asif Kahn and Brian Eno explore the origin of energy for the UK Pavilion at Kazakhstan Expo

The Origin of energy, UK Pavilion @ Astana Expo 2017 - Photo by Luke Hayes - courtesy of theUK Pavilion.

A 40,000 pixels wide 360° panorama, a high-tech structure inspired by Kazakh nomadic tents and an immersive soundscape. Asif Khan and Brian Eno invite visitors of Kazakhstan Expo to the UK Pavilion exploring the origin of energy and the history of British innovation from the light bulb to future wonder materials.