London-based designer Yinka Ilori created a vibrant pavilion named Filter Rays that explores the relationship between light and colour.
Heatherwick Studio and the British National Trust unveiled a pyramidal kinetic glasshouse that literally unfolds to reveal an immense space full of sub-tropical vegetation paying tribute to the ancient trading Silk Route.
BIG transformed a former hospital in Denmark’s largest Refugee camp from World War II into the FLUGT Refugee Museum. Two original elongated buildings are connected by a curve-shaped volume that creates a welcoming structure, visible from afar.
Scenographer Francesca Montinaro designs the set of Eurovision 2022. Inspired by the Italian sun, the stage features a kinetic sun, pyrotechnics light shows, waterfalls and a lush garden plateau inspired by Italian gardens.
In the middle of the hustle and bustle of Times Square, FILTER is a chapel-like pavilion inviting visitors to enter a peaceful oasis for reflections on sustainability.
Ukrainian studio balbek bureau has developed ‘RE:Ukraine. Monuments,’ a modular, easy-to-install and fast-to-mount protection system for endangered monuments during the war.
The ‘Circular Dimensions x Microscape’ installation and pavilion by Cristopher Cichocki is made from 25.000 feet of resonating PVC pipes.
The RE:Ukraine housing scheme comprises timber-frame boxes that can be assembled in multiple layouts to create residential sections and neighbourhoods. balbek bureau has met Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to discuss the construction of the first settlement.
Young Danish studio SAGA Space Architects designed and even spent 100 days in Greenland for an extreme mission to test LUNARK, a lunar habitat showing how we can not only survive but thrive in space.
Norman Foster met with Kharkiv’s mayor to discuss the future rebuilding of Kharkiv which was heavily damaged by the Russian army during the invasion.
Coachella 2022: iridescent towers inspired by Roman architecture, a giant cocoon composed of iconic chairs, a pavilion made from PVC tubes and oversize tilted buoys bringing people together.
From Salvador Dali to Foster + Partners, Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban and more… We selected 10 great egg-shaped buildings from Beijing to London, Mumbai and more.
Venice 2022: Forma Fantasma’s capsule exhibitions at La Biennale di Venezia, Homo Faber’s ode to craftsmanship, Galleria Nilufar’s design exhibition, Studio Drift’s mesmerising flying drones, the opening of the magnificent Procuratie Vecchie restored by David Chipperfield Architects and more…
Despite local and international efforts to save it from the wrecking ball, the Nagakin Capsule Tower will be replaced by a brand-new building. But some of the cuboid capsules composing it might be saved from demolition, restored and hosted in museums.
Smart technologies and visionary solutions for a better tomorrow take centre stage at the Dubai Museum of the Future. The striking, pillarless architecture features a glimmering facade emblazoned with quotes written in Arabic calligraphy.
Burkinabé architect Diébédo Francis Kéré challenges Africa’s scarcity and extreme climate to empower local communities with sustainable contemporary architecture.
2022 Pritzker Architecture: Diébédo Francis Kéré is the first black professional to receive the Nobel equivalent for architecture. The Burkinabé architect challenges Africa’s scarcity and extreme climate to empower local communities and beyond.
VISUAL Carlow presents the ‘I see Earth’ exhibition featuring an ambitious large-scale installation of sculptural work by one of Ireland’s foremost architects, Tom dePaor.
The Nord Stream 3 project transforms the landing station of the Russia-to-Germany Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline – now halted due to the war in Ukraine. The site is re-designed to become a center for international understanding, which also features a capsule hotel made from pipes.
Archipanic stands for Ukraine. Here we collect architecture and design news related to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. “The mission of architecture and design is to create spaces where people can share a better future. War is just the opposite of it; it destroys both the physical space and its purpose.” Enrico Zilli, Archipanic Editor in Chief.
JKMM and ILO architects completed the Dance House Helsinki in a former cable factory in the Finnish capital. “Dancers and performers will complete the architecture.”
Populous has inaugurated the National Speed Skating Oval in the Chinese capital. Dubbed the ‘Ice Ribbon’, the oval-shaped stadium features 22 huge light strands which flow around it to create the impression of fast motion.
Riga-based studio Open AD has transformed four small buildings on the Baltic coastline into a ‘diffused’ Latvian beach home, paying tribute to local architecture.
The Beijing sub-centre library by Snøhetta features an amphitheatre-like space promoting interaction and exchange of knowledge. Extended from the sculpted reading landscape are columns that support the roof creating a ginkgo forest-like canopy.
The upcoming Lucas Museum of Narrative Art by MAD architects in Los Angeles blends cross-generational cultures, from Darth Vader’s masks and Star Wars memorabilia to Renoir and Degas’ paintings.
January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, an invitation to remember and reflect on our past and to contribute to shaping a humane future. It is not time to forget!
Klaus Schuwerk at Kleihues Schuwerk studio designed the Norway National Museum with the perspective of “housing artworks for centuries.” The museum is built with clean and robust materials that will age with dignity, like oak, bronze, marble and Norwegian slate.
Discover 10 architectural museums opening in 2022: from OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Centre to SANAA’s Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sidney and MAD architects’ Lucas Museum in Los Angeles.
Georgian design studio Stipfold has created a jagged Christmas Tree by deconstructing traditional geometries and playing with materials and reflections.
Engaging architectures by Kengo Kuma, Santiago Calatrava, Ini Archibong and Grimshaw Architects feature in our ‘2021 best pavilions’ round up.