Zaha Hadid Architects develops the Roatán Próspera modular housing complex in Honduras

Roatán Próspera Residences by Zaha Hadid Architects with AKT II and Hilson Moran Partnership - Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.

Can a digital architectural platform allow residents to customize their own home while supporting local business in a sustainable way? The Roatán Próspera project by Zaha Hadid Architects features curved roofs and rounded balconies on the Bay Islands in the Caribbeans.

Yves Behar’s unveils PROTEUS™ underwater research station set to tackle Climate Change

PROTEUS by Yves Behar fuseproject - Courtesy of the Fabien Cousteau Ocealn Learning Center.

Yves Behar and his team at fuseproject unveiled the design of PROTEUS™, the world’s most advanced underwater scientific research station and habitat conceived as the submarine equivalent of the International Space Station.

The ‘Scream The House Down’ project funnels lockdown frustration screams into an urban light installation

SCREAM THE HOUSE DOWN project - Courtesy of Marcus Lyall and Illuminate Productions.

With social distancing still in place and tensions continuing to rise, London-based artist Marcus Lyall and not-for-profit arts organisation Illuminate Productions have transformed a soon-to-be-demolished office block in London Bridge into ‘Scream The House Down’, a light-responsive public artwork. “Please scream responsibly!”

Nvard Yerkanian illustrates Armenian Soviet Brutalist architecture

Armenian Soviet Architecture - Memorial for the 50th anniversary of Soviet Armenia in Dilijan, Tavush Province by A. Tarkhanyan, S. Avetisyan and K. Vatinyan, 1970 - Illustration by Nvard Yerkanian

Graphic designer Nvard Yerkanian portrays undervalued and endangered Armenian Soviet buildings to build up architectural awareness in the country. “There is a raising interest on Socialist and Brutalist architecture, and we have quite a few of them in Armenia.” Let’s not forget what what we’ve been through, says the architect and illustrator to Archipanic.

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?