Venice Architecture and Art Biennales delayed by one year as a majority of architects participating in the show had asked for a postponement.
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.
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.
The ‘Can Sau – Emergency scenery’ project by unparelld’arquitectes in Catalonia transforms the ruins of a building into a new public space for various cultural activities and social interactions.
The Quzhou Sports Campus and public park by MAD Architects in China features a stadium, a pool and other buildings, all hidden in gentle green slopes.
Burning Man 2020 won’t be rising from its ashes, the temporary metropolis of Black Rock City in the Nevada desert won’t be built. Organisers announced that the iconic festival will go virtual instead. See you on line, or in 2021!
CHYBIK + KRISTOF’s Mendel Greenhouse resurrects the historic gardens the notorious scientist conducted his pioneering experiments in the city of Brno, Czech Republic.
Life after COVID-19: from the rise of the ‘disinfection zone’ and the ‘smart working space’, to the boom of hype-free home gardening. Sergey Makhno predicts how our homes will change after the world’s quarantine.
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?
Freebooter residential building by GG-loop was conceived as a modern “ship on land” as well as a biophilic architecture bringing together Nature-made and human-made.
There is a delicate balance of gravity and tension in the ‘Sannouno’ office building by Studio Velocity in Japan. The architecture features a white convivial curved roof and a randomly-disposed forest of wooden columns.
The inclusive microlibrary Warak Kayu by architecture studio SHAU is made from locally sourced wood and takes advantage of the tropica climate to minimise energy consumption.
Architecture and design studios, platforms and institutions launched COVID-19 competitions and open source projects to develop solutions to save lives and tackle the pandemic.
Luxury department store Galleria in Gwanggyo dialogues with the nature and architecture of the new South Korean city inviting visitors to engage with architecture and culture as they shop.
Japanese PM and International Olympic Committee announced that Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been postponed “no later than summer 2021” due to coronavirus.
Mashad CEO Headquarters consists into a concrete cube smoothly carved by a giant arch sheltering volumetric communal spaces.
CURA, the acronym for Connected Units for Respiratory Ailments – is a modular open-source solution that could be as fast to mount as a hospital tent, but as safe as an isolation ward and it can be deployed in few hours.
“In the globalized world, we architects are only asked to amaze. My advice to younger generations is not to distance from your roots.” Said late architect and urbanist Vittorio Gregotti known for important projects in Milan and across the world.
2020 Pritzker Prize. For the first time the Nobel equivalent for architecture goes to a team of two women: Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, co-founders of Grafton Architects.
2020 Venice Biennale will run from 29 August to 29 November. The world’s most influential architecture event has now been shortened to just three months instead of the usual six due to the “complexity of the organisational machine.”
For the Stockholm Metro photo essay, young German photographer David Altrath roamed for several nights the empty stations of the “world‘s longest art gallery” in the belly of the Swedish capital.
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.
KWY.Studio’s Desert X Al Ula Visitor Centre welcomes visitors to the inaugural lanscape art exhibition in the Saudi Desert with a neat juxtaposition of geometries.
Milan vs Corona virus – Check our architecture & design blog from the city.
Bourgeois-Lechasseur architectes completes CABIN A, a cozy accommodation overlooking some of Québec’s most striking landscapes with an unexpected nautical graphic design.
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.
The ‘TABLE OF ELEMENTS’ pays homage to Mendeleev’s revolutionary discovery with sustainable collectible designs.
Italian firm MoDusArchitects has completed TreeHugger an eye-catching concrete building for the Touring Information Office in the city of Bressanone, Italy. The structure raises its body on tiptoe embracing an ancient tree.
While scientists, doctors, and nurses form the first line of defense, architects and designers can contribute to find solutions with design thinking.
China is facing a progressive isolation disrupting travel and business due to the Corona virus outbreak. Some of the country’s international events like DesignShanghai have being canceled, multinationals like Apple and Ikea shut the their stores, the stock exchange goes on a rollercoaster and major production plants stop, pausing whole supply chains on a global scale.