2017 London Festival of Architecture: 7 experiences empowering nostalgia for a brighter future in the UK

2017 London Festival of Architecture. The Dulwich Pavilion - Photo via @dulwichgallery IG.

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.

Lost in architecture? Archipanic explores Tokyo contemporary urbanscape

Tokyo Tower - Photo by Aya Yen.

Welcome to Tokyo! From the mother of all capsule hotels in Ginza to the Manga district, from Omotesandō flamboyant retail to Blade Runner panoramas and the famous Shibuya Crossing. Our guide features masterpieces by Le Corbusier, Kenzo Tange, Kengo Kuma, Herzog de Meuron and more, but also vertigo views, design museums and rollercoasters piercing skyscrapers.

Illuminated River: visionary urban lighting proposals for London bridges on the Thames

AL_A - Masterplan low tide.

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.

Cairo Now! For the first time an exhibition explores throughly the creative scene of the Egyptian capital’s “incompleteness”

Exhibition "Cairo Now! Incomplete City" - Studiomeem Off the Gireed collection.

CAIRO NOW! CITY INCOMPLETE exhibition shines a light on the struggles and challenges of the Egyptian metropolis’ design-scape. ArchiPanic collected opinions and inspirations of creatives who shape architecture, product, furniture, graphic and typeface design.

10 must-see architecture gems in Rio de Janeiro

Museum of Contemporary Art MAC, Niterói - Photo by Carlos Alcocer Sola Flickr CC.

Rio de Janeiro Olympics kicked off at Maracanã stadium. We selected 10 must-see modernist and contemporary architecture icons of the “Cidade maravilhosa”: alien spaceships, Mayan pyramids and concrete wonders.

Tokyo-lization: Daigo Ishii+Future-scape merges Japanese urban features with world cities’ architecture

Tokyo-lization, Venice - Image by Daigo Ishii+Future-scape.

Daigo Ishii+Future-scape architects present the Tokyo-lization project that mesh Tokyo urban features with the ones of Venice, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen and La Paz to show how our idea of locality have become more fragile.

The Architectural Imagination: architects go visionary to save and re-invent Detroit

The Architectural Imagination - MexicanTown proposals.

Architects and locals team up to envision their dreams for Detroit future. The US Pavilion at Venice Biennale presents visionary proposals to fuel new energy in a city that craves for architectural imagination after a bankruptcy and decades of decline.

Replicas of Isis threatened Palmira Arch in Syria will rise in London and New York

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.