Artist and architect of light Nanda Vigo passed away aged 83

Nanda Vigo - Courtesy of Archivio Nanda Vigo

Master of light, transparency and immateriality, Nanda Vigo was one of the most visionary postwar Italian architects and artists. Her creative journey began as a child fascinated by Giuseppe Terragni’s architecture and Flash Gordon comics. During her carrier she collaborated with some of the most influential avant-garde movements and creative minds such as the Zero Group, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni and Gio Ponti.

Hotel entirely designed by Zaha Hadid opens at ZHA’s Opus building in Dubai

OPUS by Zaha Hadid Architects in Dubai - Photo: ©Laurian Ghinitoiu.

Under the Burj Khalifa, Zaha Hadid Architects’ Opus building explores “the balance between solid and void, opaque and transparent, interior and exterior”. The project is home to the new ME Dubai hotel, the first and last one in which the late architect created both the architecture and the interior design.

Expo 2021 Dubai: 5 questions on the implications of the one year delay due to COVID-19

Expo 2021 Dubai - Construction site of the central dome

Due to COVID-19, the 7bn $ global event expecting to welcome 25 million visitors has been postponed. Looking forward to exploring Expo 2021 Dubai! In the meantime, how such decision will affect the construction site? How much will it impact on budgets, investments and national participations?

Zaha Hadid Architects’ One Thousand Museum tower in Miami photographed by Hufton+Crow

One Thousand Museum skyscraper by Zaha Hadid Architects in Miami - Photo ©Hufton+Crow.

The One Thousand Museum skyscraper by Zaha Hadid Architects features a hurricane-proof structural concrete exoskeleton with a fluid design. The 62-storey residential tower opposite Museum Park in Miami offers views across Biscayne Bay which includes the city’s new art and science museums.

Asif Khan designs monumental ethereal portals for Expo 2020 Dubai

Asif Khan's ethereal portals for Expo 2020 Dubai - Photo by Helene Binet, courtesy of Asif Khan design studio.

The British design studio reveals first photographs of three ethereal portals that will welcome visitors of Expo 2020 Dubai which will inaugurate on the 20th of October 2020. The 7 storey tall carbon fibre structures are inspired by ‘mashrabiya’, a latticed design element in traditional Islamic architecture which allows to control light and airflow with see-through intricately geometric patterns.