A sound-responsive blade of light in Saint Paul Cathedral and a suspended glowing halo at St. Stephen Walbrook Church celebrate Sir Christopher Wren’s legacy on his 300th death anniversary at the London Design Festival 2023.
Best of Burning Man 2023: A 1,000 drone show dedicated to endangered animals, an (anti-tank) hedgehog shrine to honour Ukrainian heroes, and a feminine temple blooming with flowers…
Ukrainian collective Kurenivka honours and supports patriots at war with the Hedgehog Temple and Memorial site at Burning Man 2023.
Orthodox churches, Art Nouveau palazzos, and Communist megalomania. Welcome to Bucharest. The Romanian capital’s architecture reflects a history of contrasts: from the Reign of Vlad III Dracul the Impaler to the Belle Époque, from Nicolae Ceausescu’s traumatic years to globalisation.
HW Studio creates a peaceful stone house in perfect dialogue with the unique natural landscape of the Guanajuato region.
WAFX 2023 Prize: sandstorm absorbent skyscrapers, a project rethinking oil rigs in a sustainable perspective, rainwater-harvesting cooling facades, and more.
The World Architecture Festival 2023 shortlist includes a mosque designed by a woman, a submerged stadium, a tree-like energy station, and more.
Komera Leadership Center by BE_Design in Rwanda is a cluster of buildings connected by a dynamic and flexible roof canopy creating spaces for learning and social activities with the mission of empowering self-confident young women through education and community development.
“We envisioned the Alamo House as a solid mass, from which carved-out openings create a dynamic narrative.”
The ‘Dunes Playtopia’ project by XISUI Design invites kids to venture into a concrete playground with undulating red dunes evoking the charm of a mountain nest or a jungle treehouse.
The new Mendel’s Greenhouse is in direct conversation with the original 19th-century greenhouse in Brno, Czech Republic, where the scientist conducted his first pioneering experiments.
In Torshavn, the capital of the remote Faroe Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, Henning Larsen Architects has designed the New Wood Terminal, a new ferry terminal and HQ embracing the picturesque backdrop of lush Arctic landscapes and open seas. The building pays homage to traditional Faroese fishing boats.
Pamela Rosenkranz’s pink ‘Old Tree’ art installation stands out on NYC’s High Line, questioning our relationship with Nature across Manhattan’s architectural scape.
The Serpentine Pavilion 2023 by French Lebanese architect Lina Ghotmeh in central London “is an encouragement to enter into a dialogue, to convene and to think about how we could reinstate and re-establish our relationship to nature and to the Earth.”
Titled ‘Ghost Stories,’ the Turkish Pavilion exhibition at Venice Architecture Biennale suggests how some of the many abandoned buildings in the country can be repaired and safely reused for good.
Spaziale presents transdisciplinary and collaborative projects of a new generation of ‘Sustainable Native’ Italian architects dealing with a world in a permanent crisis state.
The ‘Essential Homes’ emergency housing prototype features a rollable low-carbon concrete sheet wrapping a safe and decent home for displaced people across the globe.
Housing is no longer just about living. The Estonia Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023 reflects on the contradictions between homes and real estate, dreams and realities, tenants and owners, residents, and visitors.
We give carte blanche to algorythms too easily. We allow them to tell us ‘truths’ to make decisions in building homes and cities. What if they make mistakes? With the DATAMENT exhibition, the Polish Pavilion questions the architecture of data.
Ten brave projects exploring the decolonisation and decarbonization of Africa and the African diaspora countries at the ‘Laboratories of the future’ main exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023.
Joar Nango’s nomadic library with architecture books, crafts, and designs by colonized Sámi indigenous people fill the Girjegumpi exhibition at the Nordic Pavilion in Venice.
The Cloud-to-ground exhibition at the Israeli Pavilion at Venice Biennale ‘un-displays’ the secretive and ominous architecture of data storage buildings across the country.
The colonial and post-colonial history of Tropical Modernism is on show at the Applied Arts Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia.
The modernist concrete architecture of the Brazil Pavilion nests an inclusive narrative of the country’s heritage, culture, and future opportunities.
With the ‘Unsettling Queenstown’ exhibition, the Australian Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale explores the despoliations of colonialism and extractivism.
There is a great dose of optimism and commitment to make a change at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023. The most influential architecture event explores the transformative power of contemporary architecture to find solutions and build an environmentally friendly future… And starting from Africa, the true ‘Laboratory of the Future,’ says curator Lesley Lokko.
Canyon-like spaces surround visitors of the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation in Manhattan.
Renzo Piano Building Workshop has completed Istanbul Modern, Turkey’s first museum of modern and contemporary art, now open to the public in a new building on the historic Karaköy waterfront, where the Bosphorus and Golden Horn meet.
Carlo Ratti Associati and Italo Rota explore digital printing and circular economy for the world of bespoke design with the ‘Wood You Believe?’ installation for Gruppo Saviola at Salone del Mobile.
Chaix et Morel has transformed a former fire station in Paris into ‘La Caserne,’ a vibrant hub for sustainable fashion open to the city.