The late Pritzker Prize architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha mostly worked in São Paulo, but his austere raw concrete buildings influenced contemporary architecture in South America and beyond.
Carnival 2021: Oscar Niemeyer’s Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro has been transformed into a Covid-Drome and works as a vaccine drive through, Venice empty streets offer locals a chance to reflect on ‘overtourism’ while New Orleans residents, orphan of the traditional Mardi Gras parade, have transformed their houses into floats.
Burnt concrete, dark wood, contemporary bespoke furniture and a folding latticework enliven Casa Dende Duratex, NJ+ Studio’s moody apartment intertwining Bahia’s “bossa” and poetry.
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!
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!
Trump’s wall and the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) splitting the Korean peninsula in two… These border walls are just the tip of a global iceberg. Archipanic explores protectionist and divisive constructions across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Studio MK27 designs the interiors of a Sao Paulo penthouse featuring a giant wooden shelving, Brazilian, Scandinavian and Italian furniture… and a panoramic view on the city.
Amnesty International, Google and no-profit organisation AfroReggae have been digital mapping Rio de Janeiro favelas unveiling their true urbanscape to the world. ArchiPanic explores the history -and troubles- of the city’s slums.
During 2016 Summer Olympics, the Heart of Denmark beats in Ipanema beach, Rio de Janeiro, with a temporary pavilion by Henning Larsen Architects that refers to the country seafaring and yachting tradition.
Legacy-driven Deodoro Olympic Park by Vigliecca & Associados for Rio 2016 Olympics features a canoe slalom stadium built on irregular slopes, a wind-proof BMX circuits and a multitasking Youth Arena that can operate with only natural ventilation and illumination.
Will Rio 2016 Olympics be ready for the grand opening? From the Olympic park masterplan to the many issues that are concerning architects and construction workers as well.
From Nigeria to Peru, from Thailand to Denmark, China and Brazil; six school projects at Venice Biennale show how architecture can battle contemporary challenges by providing a safe and creative environment for children.
Which are the fronts that architects can tackle in order to improve people’s life? We examine eight fronts and key topics explored by must-see exhibitions at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.
The Campana brothers design LASVIT Candy collection: sweet tooth chandeliers and a lollypop-ish table lamp tease the palate… But beware, it’s made of blown-glass.
ArchiPanic’s preview of Miami Art & Design week focuses on some of the most impressive Latin American designs, installations and parties in the so called Magic City.
The adventures and the style of heroic Brazilian bandits inspired Cangaço, a traditionally crafted design collection by Humberto and Fernando Campana.
At Milan Expo 2015 international architects designed sustainable and temporary national pavilions in name of the fair motto “Feed the planet”.
World Architecture Festival Awards: Freedom of the Press Monument by Gustavo Penna Arquiteto & Associados will be reflecting the culture of Brazilian people, based on common sense.
The exhibition “Modernity as tradition” at Brazil Pavilion in Venice displays how evolution of local architecture helped to build a national identity.
Is there a globalized architecture able to shape an uniformed style through out the planet? Some of the most impressive national pavilions at Venice Architecture Biennale challenged back the “Absorbing Modernitiy” provocation launched by curator Rem Koolhas.