Toyota Woven City, the sustainable urban development and living laboratory at the foothills of Mount Fuji will bring together sharing-economy, self driving mobility and smart homes in a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
Conceived as a gateway to explore the region, New Museum for Western Australia narrates the heritage, nature and culture of the region through a composition of volumetric spaces embracing heritage-listed buildings.
GES-2 sustainable art center by Renzo Piano Building Workshop invites to experience art on the Red October island, few stones-throw away from the Kremlin in the Russian capital.
10 museums inaugurating in 2020: from Tadao Ando’s Pinault Collection in Paris to Foster+Partners’ museum in China but also Grimshaw Architects’ pavilon at Dubai Expo, Frank O. Gehry’s expansion of Philadelphia Museum of Art and more…
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2019 Best Architecture. Zaha Hadid Architects’ giant starfish-shaped airport in Beijing and Thomas Heatherwick’s architectural sculpture in New York, but also a former locomotive hangar turned into an indoor urban plaza and an inclusive LGBT Center in L.A. are among our favourite architectures of the year.
From pink seesaws allowing children and grown ups from both sides of the US-Mexico border to play together to multi-faith temples encouraging inter religious understanding and the Alpine forest in the stadium triggering reflection on Climate Change. The Best of 2019? Check how architects and designers can truly make a difference to shape minds and places for a better future!
Sergio Sebastiàn has created a 24 metre high Christmas tree made of crystal and metal geometries towering over a blustling motorways in Madrid. The landmark installation juxtaposes the city’s moving flows of light with BauHaus and Expressionism.
Portes Bonheur – le Chemin de Carrières: RRA has trasformed a former railway in the French countryside into a green path featuring Corten gates and ribboning viewpoints.
A cafe where to smell and taste pure blue-ness, an urban blue ‘lightscape’ installation raising awareness on climate change and a Russian Suprematism-inspired monochromatic bar in Moscow… 7 Classic Blue atypical projects going beyond the Pantone® hype!
Miami Beach is renown for fancy pool parties. The new BENT POOL permanent sculpture is a reminder of the city’s endangered future due to flooding and rising sea level. Located in Pride Park, the monument pays also homage to the LGBT+ historical contribution to Miami cultural fabric.
A tribute to Lina Bo Bardi at Art Basel Miami, crafted pink beasts in the city’s design district and a brand new museum dedicated to the urban imprint of graffiti culture. 12 not-to-be.-missed fairs, exhibitions and installations at Miami Art Week 2019.
WAF 2019: prominent World Architecture Festival is set to land in Amsterdam from 4-6 December featuring works by major world architects such as Buro Ole Scheeren, Zaha Hadid Architects, Rafael Viñoli Architects and more…
Center Est-Nord-Est house by Bourgeois/Lechasseur architects shines a light on Québec villages. The structure’s monolithic volume combines the studio’s intimate knowledge of local rural landscapes with its modern-day vision.
Zaha Hadid Architects has completed the Leeza Soho Tower in Beijing. The skyscraper contains a mix of shops and offices surrounding a 194.15m-high spiraling atrium.
10 shortlisted architectures at the Future Project Award 2019: an ambitious reimagining of Cape Town’s city bowl, a kinetic bridge for Auckland’s waterfront and more.
What if walls dividing communities and countries could playfully bring people together? The ‘porous’ WAL(L)Z installation by T Sakhi Architects at Dubai Design Week “represents the act of resilience in overcoming any obstacle and transforming it for constructive change.”
Tokyo’s populated office blocks, spiraling observation towers from above and clever reflections at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London are among 24 finalists for The Architectural Photography Awards 2019.
John Ronan Architects’ mixed-use building ‘Independence Library & Apartments’ in Chicago brings together people of all ages.
De StraatMakers collaborative installation, Atelier NL has invited Eindhoven’s residents to collect soil samples in their favourite urban places “to reflect on the unique characteristics of the very place we call home”.
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 Twine conceptual house by Antony Gibbon sits under a wave-like piece of concrete reflecting the hills surrounding as a “series of organic forms”.
What if Apocalyptic storms and rising sea levels could cause the collision of a ship with a skyscraper? Black n’Arch’s winning proposal for a ‘shipwreck-tower’ in Prague could become Czech Republic’s tallest building.
Lisbon Architecture Triennial 2019 analyzes the rational imprint of architecture as a blurring boundaries with sustainable agriculture, philosophy and creative imagination.
Traversing the winding Randselva river, The Twist museum designed by Bjarke Ingels Group opens as an inhabitable bridge torqued at its center, forming a new journey and an architectural art piece.
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.
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…
Giant mystical shards emerge from the desert sands in the ‘Fragments’ installation and temple for meditation and wisdom.
Scalable, sustainable and designed to fluidly welcome 72-to-100 millions of passengers per year. The new Beijing Daxing International Airport by Zaha Hadid Architects features the world’s largest single-building terminal.
Snøhetta designs ‘The Best Weapon’, a public seating commissioned by the Nobel Peace Center encouraging conversation and social intimacy in the UN Headquarters Plaza.