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.
Pillow fights, CCTV hunting trophies and an unconventional English tea room. Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem welcomes both Palestinians and Israelis just a few metres away from the controverse border wall.
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.
At Caesarstone’s Stone Age Folk exhibition, African masks and bird-like furniture by Jaime Hayon animate the halls and the ballroom of a Milanese Napoleonic Palazzo.
OVERVIEW exhibition at Design Museum Holon explores the relationship between vision and design through one of the most important inventions in human history: eyeglasses.
The longest glass bridge on the planet could reopen within days after sudden closure. The 380 m long project by Haim Dotan in China will invite for breathtaking views of the 300m drop below.
A breathing building ventilated like a living organism, floating villages which bring life back to the Dead Sea and a Life Object inspired by the resilience of a bird’s nest. Israel pavilion at Venice Biennale foresees a more sustainable future achieved through blending architecture and biology.
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.
BRIXO building blocks bring design to life: connect it to smartphones, make it respond to proximity and even switch it on… “Like Lego™ on steroids” that allow everyone to play with the Internet of things.
Pistou Kedem’s family house in Israel features a floating ceiling, raw materials and modernist features to blend in the neighbourhood discretely, yet architecturally.
From Prada flour to Tiffany yogurt. At Milan Expo, Peddy Mergui’s impossible posh packagings make people think on the relevance of marketing in food design.
Moroso launched Glider, a bulbous sofa designed by Ron Arad that is carved from a single volume and dressed with shaded coloured textiles by Febrik.
Cozì design studio debuts in Milan with a collection of lighting fixtures and accessories that brings design technologies to the tipping point.
ArchiPanic met David Knafo, architect of Israel Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, who unveils how “vertical planting” technology can innovate agriculture and make way to sustainable cities where buildings will grow food from vertical crops on their facades.
Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv hosts “Jerusalem: Bauhaus” an unconventional exhibition that reveals the unbeaten paths of the Israeli capital’s XX century architecture.
Shira Keret and Itay Laniado designed for Caesarstone the Scape vases collection: a set of panoramic vessels inspired by stunning natural skylines.
3D printed models, movies and video-art. The “Production Routes” exhibition at Tel Aviv Museum of Art explores how modernist prefabricated architecture failed to reach utopian dreams of equality.
Design Museum Holon showcased a solo exhibition of Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen who meshed traditional craft tecniques with 3D printing.
Lou Moria designed simple and cheap vacuum-formed shoes that can be quickly produced and fully recycled thanks to thermo-forming technology.
Young designer Tehila Guy took inspiration from flat pack furniture to create Anda, a transparent and inflatable armchair with a wooden structure that can be easily assembled and carried along.
The Israeli pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 is focused on the concept of Uburb, a neologism that mesh urban and suburban as the result of 100 years modernist planning in Israel. Four sand printers sketch, erase and re-sketch scenarios of a condense society living in isolated residential-buildings sprawled and isolated throughout the country.
Is there a globalized architecture able to shape an uniformed style through out the planet? Some of the most impressive national pavilions at Venice Architecture Biennale challenged back the “Absorbing Modernitiy” provocation launched by curator Rem Koolhas.