Cadillacs rising from the desert, kinetic wheels from hell and gravity defying shrines but also a temple doomed to burn down raising awareness on environmental issues… Welcome to Burning Man 2017!
Chiangmai Life Architects completed the zero carbon footprint Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School in Thailand combining modern organic design with 21st century engineering.
Madrid-based architecture studio SelgasCano designed a forest of hight-tech and transparent waves at the multidisciplinary foundation of Martell cognac brand.
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.
Cosmological shrines and electronic rituals, psychedelic creatures and monster vehicles flashing trough the sands. Explore Black Rock City, Burning Man’s temporary town rising from its ashes like the phoenix.
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.
Anime Architecture: London’s House of Illustration showcases hand drawn dystopian futures shaping sci-fi and beyond.
Manta rays, whale sharks and shells from the reefs inspired WOW Architects’ St. Regis Maldive Vummuli Resort which aims to raise awareness on sustainability and pays homage to local craftsmanship.
Anmahian Winton Architects’ Gemma astronomical observatory aims to link natural and man-made landscapes with Zinc clad volumes.
Architecture studio SHAU completed the Microlibrary Bima to tackle illiteracy with a social-driven structure tuning with the local motto “books are the windows to the world’.
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.
Grimshaw Architects’ expansion and renovation project for Duke University’s West Campus Union was designed starting from millennials’ lifestyle.
Renowned chef Albert Adrià and Pritzker Prize winners RCR Arquitectes inaugurate ENIGMA restaurant which will create ever changing menus inspired by mysterious interiors developed in collaboration with Neolith® by TheSize.
Suzhou Chapel by Neri and Hu features undulating brick walls leading to a floating white box which glows at night.
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.
Jean Verville’s portrait-installations and living environments reflect their own inhabitants’ personalities with a sharp combination of colours, materials and volumes.
Tetsuya Matsumoto’s Cutting Edge Pharmacy in Japan reflects patients’ trust in advanced medicine with a welcoming and essential architecture and linear interiors.
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.
Binh House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects brings tropical vegetation into Vietnamese urbanscape allowing breeze to whisper sustainably through a three generations-family building.
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.
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.
From Blade Runner to Game of Thrones, but also Mulholland Drive, North by Northwest and The Big Lebowsky. Archipanic celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Anniversary featuring 12 iconic movies filmed or inspired by the American Architect’s masterpieces.
2018 Venice Biennale will focus on architecture as a civil society tool that provides FREESPACE, “gives shelter to our bodies and lifts our spirits” say curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara.
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!
A Golden Tower on Canal Grande and a resurrected Murano glass furnace; a design dialogue between Ettore Sottsass and Carlo Scarpa. Archipanic selects 5 collateral events at 2017 Venice Art Biennale including Damien Hirst’s major exhibition inspired by a mythological shipwreck and giant hands supporting Venice endangered heritage.
From Israel “molding” pavilion to US politically charged exhibition but also, floating shrines from Japan and a Bauhaus inspired recording studio. Archipanic picked up 10 architecture-related exhibitions at 2017 Venice Art Biennale.
The vertical branches of menorah candelabrums and prayer garments inspired the Hillel House, Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects’ Jewish community center across Downtown Philadelphia.
In Ushuaia, Argentina, THE BIRRA brewery and hamburger store by hitzig militello arquitectos is inspired by traditional Argentinian grocery-warehouses.
Sculptural metal skin-cladded volumes and linked by a walk-through wooden porch compose the Modern Music Centre by Hérault Arnod architectes in Normandy.
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.