Border walls’ architecture from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

Border Walls - View of Spanish-Moroccoan fence in Melilla

Trump’s wall and the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) splitting the Korean peninsula in two… These border walls are just the tip of a global iceberg. Archipanic explores protectionist and divisive constructions across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

8 innovative designs and technologies at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018

Winter Olympics 2018 - Opening ceremony with drones show - Photo by @Pyeongchang_2018

A demountable roofless stadium (at -25° blankets are provided), a legion of over 1.200 drones creating a floating light-show and a pavilion absorbing light for you to look into the deep darkness of the universe. Winter Olympics 2018 kicked off in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Check the most innovative designs, architectures and technologies on show.

Asif Khan’s super-black pavilion frames glimpses from outer space at PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018

Asif Khan's super black pavilion @ PyeongChang Olympics 2018 - Photo: © Luke Hayes

Outer space might sneak a peek on planet Earth, through Asif Khan’s super-dark Vantablack pavilion at PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018. The “darkest building on earth” features also a hydrophobic water installation recalling cities viewed from other planets.

7 cultural architectures to look forward in 2018

Qatar National Museum - Photo by @aeadesigns via IG.

A concrete cliff shaped like a vessel and a desert rose inspired architecture but also a grand museum by the Giza pyramids and a musical tower remembering 9.11 heroes… 7 cultural architectures inaugurating in 2018.

10 architecture and design exhibitions worthy a trip in 2018

Discotheque Flash Back, Borgo San Dalmazzo, ca. 1972. Interior Design/ Studio65. Photo/ © Paolo Mussat Sartor

From Venice and Istanbul Biennials to Tokyo, New York and London. Make sure to explore 2018 best exhibitions and events cross-pollinating architecture and design with fashion, art, digital technologies and more.

David Adjaye and Ron Arad’s winning proposal for London Holocaust memorial was conceived as a “park of Britain’s conscience”

Front view of London Holocaust Memorial - image by Adjayes Associates and Ron Arad.

London Holocaust Memorial will feature 23 tall bronze fins rising next to the House of Parliament leading to a submerged space where visitors can explore and intimately reflect on antisemitism, extremism, Islamophobia, racism, homophobia and other forms of hatred and prejudice in society today.

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.

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.