Chicago reinvents the Architecture Biennial format putting neighborhoods and people at the centre. Forget artsy, difficult-to-read or self-referring architecture installations… And embrace the vernacular for good.
Energy company Eni and CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati present the ‘Natural Capital’ exhibition highlighting the importance of protecting and conserving forests. At the Brera Botanical Garden, a landscape of floating bubbles visualises through data how much CO2 each human produces and how much each tree species can capture and store.
The ‘Wetlands’ exhibition explores the fragile link between waste and production with forward-thinking, innovative and responsible solutions. The United Arab Emirates win the Golden Lion for best National pavilion at the 17th Biennale Architettura di Venezia.
Marsk Tower, a new sculptural landmark and lookout point in Southern Jutland, Denmark, has finally open to the public! Enjoy the panorama on the UNESCO World Heritage site of Wadden Sea National Park.
September 2021: from Milan to Chicago, from Seoul to London, Beijing and Paris. We round up 15 international fairs, festivals and biennials in this super creative month.
The AERODREAM exhibition at the Centre Pompidou-Metz showcases the inflatable work of architects, artists and designers who found alternatives to postwar rationalism ‘within a bubble.’ From the pop icon ‘Blow’ chair to Buckminster Fuller’s ‘Biosphere’ and the inflatable concert hall by Arata Isozaki and Anish Kapoor.
ANNA Stay’s dynamic architecture is derived from “a desire to live with nature’s elements, rather than shielding them off,” explains Caspar Schols. Initially conceived for his mum, the project has won the prestigious 2021 Architizer A+ Awards Project of the Year Award.
Kengo Kuma’s CLT Park Harumi recreational venue is dressed with a skin of wooden leaves filtering light like trees in a forest.
Kengo Kuma, Kenzo Tange and Fumihiko Maki but also Tange Associates, Kume Sekkei and more… Tokyo Olympics’ architecture is cross-generational and great, even if we can’t be there!
We have created a Pinterest board rounding up what we liked the most at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Check it out!
Foster+Partners, Herzog & de Meuron, Kiro Kurokawa and more have designed some of the best stadiums hosting the Euro 2020 games.
In our May 2021 newsletter, hope and optimism at Venice Architecture Biennale, great news from Milan, and a tribute to the late Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Helmut Jahn who shaped contemporary architecture with opposite paths.
We are not alone on this planet. To save it from the social and climate crisis, architects can team up with other beings, learn from bees and birds, look after elephants and harness the unexpected superpowers of algae: 8 multi-species architecture projects and exhibitions on show at the Venice Biennale.
We have created a Pinterest board rounding up what we liked the most at Venice Architecture Biennale 2021.
How would our life be without bike-sharing, Zoom, food delivery and dating apps, social networks, Amazon, Uber and Netflix? The PLATFORM AUSTRIA exhibition at Venice Biennale triggers critical thinking on platform-driven cities.
A cyclic water system connects visitors, senses and surroundings at CON-NECT-ED-NESS, the biophilic exhibition at the Danish Pavilion.
The late Pritzker Prize architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha mostly worked in São Paulo, but his austere raw concrete buildings influenced contemporary architecture in South America and beyond.
The AIR ARIA AIRE exhibition combines bidgata research on Barcelona air pollution, a breathing multisensory installation and a polyphonic soundscape to presents an investigation into air as a common asset upon which our survival depends.
London studio Unscene Architecture presents ‘The Garden of Privatized Delights’ exhibition at the British Pavilion in Venice. The exhibition explores the rapid rise of privately-owned public space, offering an inspiring alternative vision that urges both sectors to work together to create better-designed spaces for all.
A ‘like’ in Malesia does affect a community near Dublin in terms of energy consumption. The ‘Entanglement’ exhibition at the Irish Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2021 brings the physicality of data infrastructure to the forefront, addressing the environmental, cultural and human impact of data
After more than a year of isolation and social distancing, Venice Biennale 2021 inaugurates with a big question: How will we live together? Curator Hashim Sarkis, dean of architecture and planning at M.I.T., invited architects to present projects tackling global issues.
For the WHAT WE SHARE exhibition, Helen & Hard transformed the Nordic Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2021 into a full-scale section of a solid wood cohousing project in Norway, designed in close collaboration with a group of residents.
Spanish architect, educator, critic and theoretician Rafael Moneo is the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, that will open to the public on Saturday May 22nd 2021.
Helmut Jahn, the Flash Gordon of architecture, brought a ‘glitzy’ and bombastic attitude to postmodernism, from Chicago to Berlin, Philadelphia, Bangkok and beyond.
MCA – Mario Cucinella Architects and WASP, World’s Advanced Saving Project, teamed up to develop and create the TECLA eco-sustainable housing model.
Archipanic talks with FORO Studio, the architecture firm behind Alpha District, Milan’s ultimate and larger design neighbourhood.
AMDL Circle rethinks Hogwarts, the Azkaban Prison, and other imaginary buildings in the Harry Potter saga with archetypical architectures.
Frank Gehry is completing a twisting geometric tower at the heart of the LUMA Arles creative campus in southern France. Clad with 11.000 stainless steel panels, the building takes inspiration from Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ masterpiece.
Located in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District on the Victoria Harbour waterfront, the M+ Museum building comprises a semi-transparent tower housing a research center, shops, and restaurants which intersects a horizontal slab filled with exhibition galleries. The museum is set to open at the end of 2021.
The legacy of objects across generations, urban innovation for entirely self-sufficient future cities and collaborative crafts are among the highlights of Melbourne Design Week 2021.