With 2017 World Expo just around the corner, Archipanic explores the wacky architecture of Astana featuring projects by international architects such as Fosters+Partners and Kisho Kurokawa… But also lollipops, beer cans and dog bowls-shaped buildings!
Welcome to Tokyo! From the mother of all capsule hotels in Ginza to the Manga district, from Omotesandō flamboyant retail to Blade Runner panoramas and the famous Shibuya Crossing. Our guide features masterpieces by Le Corbusier, Kenzo Tange, Kengo Kuma, Herzog de Meuron and more, but also vertigo views, design museums and rollercoasters piercing skyscrapers.
From postwar never-realized urban visions to fancy sleeping pods. The history of Tokyo capsule hotels starts from the endangered Nakagin Capsule Tower photographed by Noritaka Minami.
Snøhetta officially opens a 2.5 acres pedestrian plaza at Times Square. The most visited destination in the US welcoming over 45 million people each year, has been redesigned according to the needs and expectations of both New Yorkers and tourists.
LA residential housing, functional nomadic shelters designed by architecture students and a popular vote to raise $ 3.5 bn for those in need… How a creative and supportive attitude could contribute to curb Los Angeles homelessness issue.
From candlelight tradition to urban dance floors with a cement mixer disco-ball: Lyon festival of lights “Fête des Lumières” featured a glimmering installation by Benedetto Bufalino.
Arik Levy, Ivanka, gt2P and more launch a new trend for unbreakable design in Miami. Heavy to lift, comfortable to sit on and great to look at.
In Szczecin, Poland, KWK Promes Robert Konieczny created an underground museum with a sloping concrete square on top that relates with the city’s past.
Lithuania-based Dizaino Studija Baklazanas graphically mapped Moscow Constructivist architecture as a part of a social responsibility campaign against the demolition of the city’s architectural avant-garde heritage.
Outside Legoland, even helicopters and other vehicles made of Lego should get a ticket if they park on zebras or land by the Colosseum.
Illuminated River: beams of light shooting in the sky and tidal luminous symphonies tuning London with the rhythm of Nature, river powered world lamp-posts emerging from water and more… International architects and artists propose permanent installations for the Thames.
From Abu Dhabi to Dubai in just 12 minutes: BIG and Hyperloop One reveal joint vision for future mobility at airplane speed.
Daan Roosegarde inaugurates the Smog Free Project, an air-purifying tower envisioning a cleaner urban future. Starting from Beijing.
German-Australian firm LAVA designs Hangzhou Zheijang Gate Towers, a masterplan featuring twin towers with shimmering facades of fins that are inspired by the Chinese character and concept of gate.
How can architects help to improve people’s lives in growing Far East metropolises? Four exhibitions reflect on on a massive challenge that comes packed and piled to the extreme.
With 260 towers under construction and a £175 million garden bridge, what is the future of London and Londoners? ArchiPanic collected opinions and concerns of some of the protagonists of the city’s transformation.
Inspired by Vang Gogh’s “Starry Night”, Dutch designer Daan Roosegarde & Heijmans company created a glowing solar-powered cycle path that passes through the fields and watermills of the painter’s homeland.
Aki Inomata played with the “identity transfer” concept creating fascinating shells for hermits crabs that reproduce the architecture of various countries
CLUSTER has documented how individuals and communities are redefining trough protest and “slow encroachment” the meaning and the structure of Cairo public spaces.
12 architectural offices in 12 cities across the globe have examined the role of architecture in shaping, defining, or limiting the flow of protests within their respective cities
Hidden in a defunct elevator shaftway in downtown Manhattan, Museum is a non-profit institution dedicated to the curation and display of contemporary artifacts from around the world.
Problem solving on a budget is already in action: check out the CRISIS BUSTER projects for civic-minded solutions at CLOSE, CLOSER, Lisbon Architecture Triennale!
Middle & Far East Architecture: Foster & Partners, KPF Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and SOM worked on these new urban areas that will most probably define our future way of living the present.
It has got the aerodynamic lines of a power-boat and the flashy colours of a sport-car that rockets through urban space… But it was designed to stun in its motionless state. ICON is VESTRE’s brand new bench that won this year the Red Dot Design Award.
It’s high time for the world’s first underground park. New York City is working on the LOWLINE, the haedan sister of the worldwide famous HighLine.
The short film TROLL – THE VOLUNTARY RUIN by Andreas Angelidakis narrates the story of Chara, Athen’s iconic modernist building. The movie explains in a surreal yet touching way the development and decline of the Greek capital through an architectural point of view.
ALL THE BUILDINGS IN NEW YORK is James Gulliver Hancock’s love letter to New York City: an architectural retrospective that features the city landmark icons as well as everyday edifices that cry out for a visit.