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.
Pastel hues of layered concrete and crystals of salt, quartz and silica inform the Chess-inspired furniture collection by Anna Karlin and Fernando Mastrangelo in New York.
Concrete cake cake stands and candle holders. Gian Paolo Venier translates Iranian architecture into a tableware collection for UrbiEtOrbi.
Neal Aronowitz designed a gravity defying sculptural and functional furniture collection made of Concrete Canvas innovative material obtained from solidified concrete cloths on a roll.
Semi-liquid pastel-coloured stone, porous lava-rock vessels and responsible radiators. 6 emerging Mexican designers mesh traditional crafts with urban style.
Arik Levy, Ivanka, gt2P and more launch a new trend for unbreakable design in Miami. Heavy to lift, comfortable to sit on and great to look at.
MMATERIAL new furniture collection by Fernando Mastrangelo combines pastel shaded design with minimalist geometries.
Zanotta presents new products and re-issued furniture by contemporary designers that re-work the projects of the Great Masters. From the re-edition of a forgotten concrete table by Piero Bottoni to a tribute to Carlo Mollino.
A concrete pergola creating a pattern of light and shadow welcomes guests to a summer family house by Besonias Almeida Arquitectos. An open air courtyard and sober interiors are hidden by the Nature of Argentinian Northern coast.
Corrugated steel framing and climbing vegetation compose the soundproof and discreet building by Íris Cantante hosting the creative headquarters of Babasonicos rock band working studio in BuenosAires.
Can a building be light, transparent and luminous but also provide privacy and offer a 180° panorama? Golf House by Luciano Kruk achieves that by overlapping concrete volumes with glass walls.
Landskating: 9 great stories of concrete ramps from Tokyo to Paris… What happens when architects and skaters team up to make cities friendlier?
Swedish students propose to turn a disused grain silo into a columbarium-inspired vertical cemetery as a sensitive solution for Malmö port area.
Brutalist melancholia and neglecter modernism: Souvenir d’un Futur photo essay by Laurent Kronental dives into the concrete ocean floating around Paris and portrays the elderly “urban veterans” who live in it.
Studio Janréji and Lemoal & Lemoal re-design the interiors of the famous Moulin de la Galette in Paris: brutalist concrete meet velvet and wooden paneling to welcome guests into the windmill restaurant loved by Renoir, Toulouse Lautrec and Dalida.
Felipe Assadi designed a concrete house and a painter’s atelier partially submerged by a sloping landscape on the Chilean coast.
Black Gold design collection by Quintus Kropholler explores the unconventional beauty of asphalt and refers to the doom of petrol-driven society.
Inspired by the architectural ingredients of King’s Cross, London brand Cubitts presents a collection of handcrafted glasses made in coal, concrete, rust and copper.
OPA studio designed Casa Brutale, a conceptual architecture completely immersed into the cliffside of the Aegean cost. Concrete, glass, wood and a pool-roof integrate with the natural landscape paying homage to pure brutalism as well.
French filmaker Michel Gondry shoot Chemical Brothers’ new music video in Paris brutalist architecture, just a stone’s throw away from the Eiffel tower… and a Statue of Liberty.
Pistou Kedem’s family house in Israel features a floating ceiling, raw materials and modernist features to blend in the neighbourhood discretely, yet architecturally.
Ivanka reinterpreted Ottoman architecture patterns for Budapest historical bath that was extended and renovated to provide a stunning view on the Danube river.
At Miami Art Basel, Moroso and Marina Abramovic strengthened their collaboration with performances featuring design projects by Daniel Libeskind and presented a “Portal” chair by Patricia Urquiola.
Inspired by 3D modeling, Zsanett Benedek and Dániel Lakos created LOGIFACES, a three dimensional concrete puzzle to challenge architects and geeks with one simple rule: create a continuous surface by placing the prisms next to each other.
Chile Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale is centred around a standing isolated large-concrete panel as a symbol of the country political history and as the housestock unit representing the absorption of modernity in the past 100 years.
What happens to regime architecture built in name of modernity? The Dominican Republic pavilion at Venice Biennale hosts an exhibition about how the site of a fair wanted by dictator Trujillo came back to life after a propaganda hungover.
IVANKA presented “Rainhouse – The Water of Life” a revolutionary project developed to harvest and filter rain and turn it into the highest quality drinking water thanks through a special concrete developed by the Hungarian brand.
The short film TROLL – THE VOLUNTARY RUIN by Andreas Angelidakis narrates the story of Chara, Athen’s iconic modernist building. The movie explains in a surreal yet touching way the development and decline of the Greek capital through an architectural point of view.