The busy timetable of functions of the many Christian communities sharing the Holy Sepulchre, visionary and never-realized masterplans for the Western Wall Plaza and the unique routines of a site switching from mosque to Jewish worshipping venue within 24 hours. The In Statu Quo exhibition at Israel Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018 shows the fragile system of co-existence of 5 iconic holy sites.
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…
Papal robes from the Vatican and designs by Alexander McQueen, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent and more… The Heavenly Bodies exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art features a dialogue between fashion and masterworks of medieval art, architecture and crafts.
From climate change to women rights, from the refugees emergency to natural calamities but also Trump, Brexit and more. Check our 2017 round up featuring some of the most visionary projects responding to our times challenges.
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.
Suzhou Chapel by Neri and Hu features undulating brick walls leading to a floating white box which glows at night.
The vertical branches of menorah candelabrums and prayer garments inspired the Hillel House, Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects’ Jewish community center across Downtown Philadelphia.
The sanctuary design-set by Ayah Al Bitar is designed to help Muslim prayers in their rituals but also to accompany vernacular home routines… Like pilates.
L.E.F.T. renewed a Lebanese mosque adding an ephemeral structure that connects an outdoor plaza with the interior religious place.
Bhutan Happiness Center by architect Hoang Thuc Hao and studio 1+1>2 balances human-made and Nature-made, sustainability and spirituality.
Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe created a collection cabinets and room-dividers for Spazio Pontaccio taking inspiration from churches stained glass starting from the Italian word “credenza” that means both “faith / belief” and “cabinet”.
Monumental murals by artist Okuda San Miguel and altar-ramps brought new energy and vibrant colours to Kaos Temple, an abandoned church turned into a skate park in Northern Spain.
Austerity and comfort, humble attitude and smooth design. Bernardes collection by Andreu Carulla was created when an ex-convent turned into an art gallery needed to provide a holy sit to each of their many guests.
Josh Haywood reinterprets Medieval architecture to create a forest-inspired temporary cathedral that will nestle the free-spirits of Burning Man Festival.
“The Chapel” community center by a21studio in Ho Chi Min features a tree-shaped steel column, white painted recycled materials and colorful fabrics. The project won the Building of the Year Award at World Architecture Festival 2014.
Birdhouses architecture? Recent the projects by Nendo, Frederik Roje, Jarrod Lim and Andreu Carulla look deeper into our relationship with Nature and offer a playful and intimate reflection upon our coexistence with other living beings.