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.
Catalan Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2017 presents La Venezia che non si vede / Unveiling the Unseen: visually impaired people share their experiences and challenges with an app, an exhibition and boat tours.
Renowned chef Albert Adrià and Pritzker Prize winners RCR Arquitectes inaugurate ENIGMA restaurant which will create ever changing menus inspired by mysterious interiors developed in collaboration with Neolith® by TheSize.
With the final season of Games of Thrones about to begin, Archipanic explores the architecture of the acclaimed TV series which was filmed in Malta, Northern Ireland, Spain, Croatia and Iceland. Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpieces and Third Reich ominous interiors inspired many palaces and cities from Meereen to the Iron Bank.
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.
Bespoke rugs, glossy table lamps and tilting vases. The Inspired in Barcelona: In and Out exhibition brings together the true avanguarde of Catalonia designscape.
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.
Unity of materials and the strength of the meeting of minds. These are the values of the founders of Catalan studio RCR Arquitectes who won 2017 Pritzker Prize by humbly avoiding international limelight.
H Arquitectes design 1014 House, an interstitial project alternating patios and interiors between run-down buildings near Barcelona, Catalonia – Spain.
At Venice Biennale 2016, Golden Lion-winning Spain pavilion and Catalonia pavilion show how crisis shaped architects’ radical and ingenious attitude.
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.
nanimarquina presents new collections of rugs designed by the Bourollec brothers and Neri&Hu according to the eclectic art carpet crafting.
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.
In Milan, Cassina launched Réaction Poétique design collection by Jamie Hayon who took inspiration by the work of Le Corbusier, 50 years after his death.
Near Valencia, Fran Silvestre arquitectos designed the Balint house, an aerodynamic and ellipiptical villa facing a crescent-shaped pool.
MUT studio designed FLOAT, the kitchen furniture set featuring independent and movable pieces that break the borders between the living room and the kitchen for those who believe that “cooking is not an obligation, but a pleasure”.
Lesia Trubat worked on hi-tech pointé shoes that allow ballet dancers to recreate their movements in digital pictures using a mobile application.
“Not a single pine will be torn down”. NietoSobejano Arquitectos designed a new home for the Arvo Pärt Centre near Talinn. Inspired by the Estonian composer’s symphonies, the new cultural hub will dialogues respectfully with the surrounding landscape.
Zim&Zou studio designed a window for Hermès store in Paseo de Gracià in Barcelona offering a sneak peek into a fox’s home completely hand-crafted in paper.
Rabari hand-woven carpet collection by Doshi Levien for Nani Marquina features a refined combination of rhythms according to Indian craftmanship techniques.
Martín Azúa presents LIGHT CONTAINER: an iron and glass design that turns the immateriality of light in a solid volume and reduces the materiality of the lampshade into an almost-drawn minimal structure.
This year the 55th International Art Exhibition at Venice Biennale hosted many projects, video-performances and site-specific installations that underline meeting points between art and architecture.