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.
Deceiving ceramic is the ultimate surface design trend. At Cersaie 2019, new technologies blend the material with unexpected looks raging from oxidized metals to Himalayan salt and Venetian silk.
A mosque, a church, a synagogue and a secular visitor pavilion welcome visitors of all faiths at The Abrahamic Family House, an inter religious complex designed as a platform for understanding and coexistence between Muslims, Christians and Jews.
One day seeing trees might be a rare show, like going to the stadium of watching pandas in a zoo. From here, Klaus Littmann’s FOR FOREST project aims to raise awareness on our future by planting a forest in a football stadium pitch in a small city in the southern Austrian state of Carinthia. But far right parties on an electoral campaign attacked the successful art project.
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Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 focuses on social justice, equality, and civic activism. From a memorial to gun violence victims to a Bauhaus vision for race and gender equality and an architectural forensic examination of the controversial death of an Afro-American barber killed by Chicago police.
Please Be Seated, Paul Cocksedge rippling communal bench for British Land echoes the rhythm of a London thriving neighbourhood.
Steampunk, steam-bent timber pavilion combines traditional techniques and mixed reality technologies to to rethink applications of craft in pursuit of their evolution.
On the Bauhaus 100th anniversary, the Bauhaus Museum Dessau opens its doors inviting visitors to explore the heritage of the iconic architecture and design movement.
Zaha Hadid Architects’ Niederhafen River Promenade transform Hamburg’s flood protection barrier into a riverwalk carved with white amphitheatres.
Pamela Tan’s PROJECTION: KITE colourful installation explodes the architecture of a kite to create a sense of festivity in Malaysia.
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A timber shrine inspired by Japanese ‘torii’ gates and a path of stones floating above the earth but also gigantic mirrored shards emerging from the sand and a Finnish sauna heating up desert party-goers. Burning Man 2019 focuses on transformation and transience with ephemeral architectures.
Cosmological shrines and electronic rituals, psychedelic creatures and monster vehicles flashing trough the sands. Explore Black Rock City, Burning Man’s temporary town rising from its ashes like the phoenix.
Pavilion Le Corbusier in Zürich has reopened after an extensive renovation that brought to life the architect’s final masterpiece. Conceived as ‘a synthesis of the arts’, the building combines art, architecture and life – with colors, iconic furniture and modernist interiors harmoniously blending with the surrounding garden.
In Zürich there is more than it ‘pleases’ the eye! Discover masterpieces by Le Corbusier and Calatrava, a sufers’ bar overlooking the rail tracks but also a container-garden, an unexpected wine fountain and a mesmerizing stain glass by Chagall.
Inflatable plants, stones, and hills populate SKNYPL’s New Korean Garden combining traditional aesthetics with a playful, sustainable and flexible attitude.
From a distance, the Potemkin Theatre looks like a colorful abstract home… “But there is more than it meets the eye,” explain at Maich Swift Architects.
An alien spaceship and a ‘Sambadrome’ defying gravity laws, concrete Mayan pyramids, a giant white whale ready to jump into the sea and Copacabana iconic patterns. UNESCO has named Rio de Janeiro first World Capital of Architecture! Pack your luggage and explore the best contemporary architecture of the Brazilian metropolis!
California-based studio Rael San Fratello has re-imagined the the US-Mexico border wall installing pink seesaws that allowed children and adults from both sides to play together.
An austere and fictitious border fence, a snow globe-turned into monument and an architectural sphere rolling down the alley… Check our favourite installations on show at PASSAGES INSOLITES 2019, Quebec City’s serendipitous urban art trail.
“Unexpectedly, from my experience, the strongest street art lovers are generally older people who find a new way to live their city evaluating its aesthetics and social potentials, while younger generations harness art from Social Media,” says to Archipanic Italian street artist Peeta.