Welcome to Rio de Janeiro! 14 must-see contemporary architectures in the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’

Museum of Contemporary Art MAC, Niterói - Photo by Carlos Alcocer Sola Flickr CC.

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!

Peeta paints large-scale optical illusions blending street art and architecture

Architectural large optical murales by Peeta - Frame from Stadt.Wand.Kunst Mural Art Galery video

“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.

Moon landing 50th anniversary: 8 moon-inspired designs and architectures

Museum of The Moon - Les Tombees de Les Nuit Festival, Rennes France

From an inflatable permanent lunar settlement to a Sputnik replica making some noise at Burning Man festival. We rounded up some of the ultimate and most visionary moon-inspired designs and architectures.

Summer 2019: 7 architecture and design experiences for your holidays

Summer 2019. Matthieu Lehanneur @ Design Parade, Villa Noailles - Photo by Felipe Ribon.

A design festival on a stunning villa in Côte d’Azur, Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus tours and New York’s celebration of moon landing 50th anniversary but also Venice Biennale and São Paulo Design Weekend. Explore the best events, fairs and exhibitions marking Summer 2019!

WAF 2019 Shortlist – architects tackle climate change, one building at a time

WAF 2019 shortlist - Amos Rex by JKMM - Photo by Mika Huisman.

World Architecture Festival – WAF 2019 shortlist shows how architects can build a more sustainable future… Starting from a subterranean museum, a treehouse and an eco-airport indoor bio-diversity garden with a 40-metre indoor waterfall.

Leong Leong and KFA complete new campus for the LA LGBT Center

Anita May Rosenstein Campus at LA LGBT Center in Hollywood - Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of Leong Leong.

How can architecture support the LGBT – Lesbian, Gay, Transsexual and Bisexual – community with an inclusive attitude? The new Anita May Rosenstein Campus at the LA LGBT Center in Hollywood features social and housing programs, cultural venues and open spaces open and in dialogue with the surrounding neighborhood.

Gay urbanization: once upon a time a gay bar

Female security guard at SHE lesbian club in London SoHo - Photo by Chris Golberg Flickr CC.

On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York that started the gay movement we looked into the LGBT urbanization process and how hate crime, far right populisms, real estate and dating apps threaten gay bars and rainbow districts that marked cities’ history from San Francisco to Berlin.