Unbuilding Walls: the German Pavilion imagines a borderless world starting from Berlin’s urban regeneration along the city’s former death-strip

Unbuilding Walls. Germany Pavilion @ Venice Biennale 2018 - Photo by Jan Bitter - Courtesy of the German Pavilion.

Germany Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018 features a black wall which unfolds as visitors walk in. The Unbuilding Walls exhibition responds to current debates on protectionism and explores the effects of division and the process of healing as a dynamic spatial phenomenon. On show how Berlin’s former border zone was transformed into culturally vibrant spaces and how people deal with ‘infamous’ border walls across the globe.

Holy, holistic, resilient, rebellious and on-the-border: 5 recurring keywords at Venice Biennale 2018

Nordic Pavilion - Photography is by Andrea Ferro. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

5 recurring keywords at Venice Biennale 2018. National pavilions respond to to the FREESPACE main theme with visionary masterplans for Jerusalem Western Wall, a Trump defying US-Mexico border, the millennials’ occupation of Budapest’s Liberty bridge and more…

Light+Building 2018: nature-driven and human-centric lighting design innovation

Flos stand at Light+Building 2018 - Photo by C41 Studio.

Broadband Internet connection through light waves, urban lighting designs allowing Nature to recharge its batteries and Internet of Lighting technology nested in brutalist secret gardens… The best of Light+Building 2018 is on Archipanic.

Imm Cologne 2018: emerging talents present human-powered furniture at Pure Talents exhibition

PURE TALENTS @ IMM Cologne - Varjo by Umberto Garcia.

Nocturnal furniture for teenagers and adjustable chandeliers. At IMM Cologne 2018, the Pure Talent exhibition showcases up-and-coming designers exploring the interaction between furnitures and their owners.

Eight fronts, battlefronts and frontiers on show at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Which are the fronts that architects can tackle in order to improve people’s life? We examine eight fronts and key topics explored by must-see exhibitions at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.