Frida Escobedo’s Serpentine Pavilion 2018 harnesses a subtle interplay of light, water and geometry. The Mexican architect is the 18th and youngest architect to accept the invitation to design the long awaited temporary structure in the Serpentine Gallery lawn in Kensington Gardens, London.
Venice Biennale 2018 – While the Robin Hood Gardens in London are being demolished, 4 other Brutalist buildings screaming for justice show that even concrete giants have ha chance to redeem.
The Victoria & Albert Museum saved a large part of the iconic Robin Hood Gardens from bulldozers and re-assembled it at Venice Biennale 2018 as part of a contested exhibition about the Brutalist building which many have have praised while others have described as “a failed social experiment of inhuman Modernism, not to be funded with public money”.
London Holocaust Memorial will feature 23 tall bronze fins rising next to the House of Parliament leading to a submerged space where visitors can explore and intimately reflect on antisemitism, extremism, Islamophobia, racism, homophobia and other forms of hatred and prejudice in society today.
Lee Broom reveals a cascading Christmas Tree of Glass for the Aqua panoramic restaurant at the 31st floor of The Shard supporting those affected by terrorism and the fire at Grenfell Tower.
Hard-hitting posters, flashing pharmacy signs, and iconic pill packaging… Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? exhibition at Wellcome Collection showcases the evolution of health-related graphic design.
Crafted micro-organisms, voyeuristic interiors and nebulous patterns… Archipanic picked 8 London galleries and showrooms presenting intriguing exhibitions at LDF 2017.
Vibrant ceramic portals from Turkey and brutalist street furniture but also futuristic vehicles and super-thin chairs. Make sure to visit these 8 installations and exhibitions at DesignJunction 2017.
Lee Broom celebrates 10 years of design with an all-black capsule collection and the ON REFLECTION installation at his London showroom which tricks visitors with an optical illusion.
Upcycled chairs battling selfish egos, anti-bullying benches and an installation raising awareness on blood cancer… Designers send responsible and positive messages at London Design Festival 2017.
From fluo reflections to eclectic stage designs and breathing chandeliers: 6 stunning exhibitions at Victoria & Albert Museum during London Design Festival 2017.
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.
Anime Architecture: London’s House of Illustration showcases hand drawn dystopian futures shaping sci-fi and beyond.
Ghost stories, a doomed flour mill in the docklands and Battersea Power Station tours. 2017 London Festival of Architecture explores how the city’s architectural heritage can trigger reflection on nowadays challenges through memory.
3 tapering white towers, a 25 meters-high winter garden and 25% of affordable housing. According to London Mayor, Santiago Calatrava’s Greenwich Peninsula plan, his first project in London, proves that the city will still be open to investments after Brexit.
Illuminated River: beams of light shooting in the sky and tidal luminous symphonies tuning London with the rhythm of Nature, river powered world lamp-posts emerging from water and more… International architects and artists propose permanent installations for the Thames.
With LABOR documentary Pete Collard, Tim Abrahams and Richard John Seymour interviewed Portuguese immigrants who work in London building industry about their relationship with their home-country and post Brexit UK.
A 3D-printed champagne vine to chill out fancifully and a bioresponsive forest, a decompressing green-hub where people can connect and a Shakespearean secret garden. Relax, at four temporary gardens in London.
Giant smiles and bio-responsive gardens, liquid marble and design utopias. The Best of London Design Festival 2016 is on ArchiPanic. Enjoy!
Brexit? “The UK always has and always will be a creative force on the international arena.” Archipanic speaks with designjunction managing director Deborah Spencer. The London Design Festival’s major hotspot ‘occupies’ Kings Cross with KXCQ, a.k.a. Kings Cross Creative Quarter.
British designer Lee Broom has completely transformed his London store into a surreal space featuring his latest Optical lighting designs.
Inaugural London Design Biennale goes on show during London Design Festival and focuses on “Utopia by Design”. From the United Kingdom to Europe but also Turkey, India, Chile and South Africa.
Time flowing, liquid marble, metallic waves and robotic-weaving. Four fluid installations take over Victoria & Albert Museum.
British studio Alison Brooks Architects designed The Smile, a habitable rectangular mega-tube bent in the shape of an upside down arch.
Brexodus and concerns, disillusion and the urgent need of a pragmatic get-together. Few months after the Brexit vote, we look into how British architecture and design industries are responding to the referendum results… Starting from London Design festival.
David Chipperfield, Sam Baron, Thomas Heatherwick, Foster+Partners, Tom Dixon, David Adaje and many other British designers and architects oppose Brexit as it could compromise Britain’s leading role on the world stage, scare foreign investors, impoverish precious creative exchange and even cause a shortage of construction workers.
Hate crime, real estate and internet threaten gay bars and rainbow flagged districts. We looked into the gay urbanization process and the disappearance of iconic LGBT venues that marked cities’ history from San Francisco to Berlin.
Perrier-Jouët Fleurs des Rêves: Bompas and Parr created colour changing flours for an dreamy installation that blends the vernaculars of French decadence, chemistry and an ultra-exotic flower shop.
Replicas of Palmira Arch that was nearly destroyed by ISIS in Syria will be 3D-printed in London and New York as symbols of defiance against acts of terrorism and thanks to a broader conservation program by the Institute of Digital Archaeology.
ArchiPanic celebrates the new year with 10 great cultural architectures that will inaugurate and mark 2016… From Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town, from Shanghai to Miami, Happy New Year!