OMA’s Axel Springer media campus near complexion in Berlin

OMA's Axel Springer Campus - Photo by Niels Koenning - Courtesy of OMA.

Digital technologies are shaping the way we read the news as well as the spaces where the news are written. Rem Koolhaas’ OMA has almost completed the media campus for the publishing company Axel Springer; the building reflects the sector’s print-digital transition and aims to “absorb the question marks of the digital future”.

The Gun Violence Memorial Project honours the lives and narratives of victims of gun violence

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 - Photo by Kendall McCaugherty, courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial.

MASS Design Group and conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas have created ‘The Gun Violence Memorial Project’: four houses built of 700 glass bricks, each one representing the average number of lives lost due to gun violence each week in America.

Form Follows Environment: Nordic architects vs Climate Change

Powerhouse Brattørkaia by Snøhetta - Photo © Ivar Kvaal

Nordic architects are showing the way to build a sustainable future. BIG completes the cleanest waste-to-energy plant topped with a ski slope, Snøhetta has inaugurated the the world’s northernmost energy-positive building. Dorte Mandrup’s Icefjord Centre breaks ground to offer breathtaking views of a melting UNESCO World Heritage Site, new sustainable cultural venues thrive in Helsinki and a sinking arctic Swedish city is being relocated…

David Adjaye’s Abrahamic Family House features multi-faith temples “with powerful plutonic forms”

The Abrahamic Family House - Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

A mosque, a church, a synagogue and a secular visitor pavilion welcome visitors of all faiths at The Abrahamic Family House, an inter religious complex designed as a platform for understanding and coexistence between Muslims, Christians and Jews.

‘FOR FOREST’: bringing an Alpine forest into an Austrian stadium, to make statement on climate change

FOR FOREST by Klaus Littman - Photo by Gerhard Maurer, courtesy of ©For Forest

One day seeing trees might be a rare show, like going to the stadium of watching pandas in a zoo. From here, Klaus Littmann’s FOR FOREST project aims to raise awareness on our future by planting a forest in a football stadium pitch in a small city in the southern Austrian state of Carinthia. But far right parties on an electoral campaign attacked the successful art project.

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019: forget boring maquettes and plunge into urban and geopolitical architecture

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 - Photo by Kendall McCaugherty.

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 focuses on social justice, equality, and civic activism. From a memorial to gun violence victims to a Bauhaus vision for race and gender equality and an architectural forensic examination of the controversial death of an Afro-American barber killed by Chicago police.

Burning Man 2019: 10 architectures diving into the metamorphosis and beyond

Burning Man 2019 - Photo via IG by @me_lana_

A timber shrine inspired by Japanese ‘torii’ gates and a path of stones floating above the earth but also gigantic mirrored shards emerging from the sand and a Finnish sauna heating up desert party-goers. Burning Man 2019 focuses on transformation and transience with ephemeral architectures.

Inside the renovated Pavilion Le Corbusier in Zürich now open to the public

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich.

Pavilion Le Corbusier in Zürich has reopened after an extensive renovation that brought to life the architect’s final masterpiece. Conceived as ‘a synthesis of the arts’, the building combines art, architecture and life – with colors, iconic furniture and modernist interiors harmoniously blending with the surrounding garden.

Welcome to Zürich: discover the Swiss city’s best contemporary architecture

Wecome to Zürich - Photo by kuhnmi.

In Zürich there is more than it ‘pleases’ the eye! Discover masterpieces by Le Corbusier and Calatrava, a sufers’ bar overlooking the rail tracks but also a container-garden, an unexpected wine fountain and a mesmerizing stain glass by Chagall.

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro! 14 must-see contemporary architectures in the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’

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

An alien spaceship and a ‘Sambadrome’ defying gravity laws, concrete Mayan pyramids, a giant white whale ready to jump into the sea and Copacabana iconic patterns. UNESCO has named Rio de Janeiro first World Capital of Architecture! Pack your luggage and explore the best contemporary architecture of the Brazilian metropolis!