Nvard Yerkanian illustrates Armenian Soviet Brutalist architecture

Armenian Soviet Architecture - Memorial for the 50th anniversary of Soviet Armenia in Dilijan, Tavush Province by A. Tarkhanyan, S. Avetisyan and K. Vatinyan, 1970 - Illustration by Nvard Yerkanian

Graphic designer Nvard Yerkanian portrays undervalued and endangered Armenian Soviet buildings to build up architectural awareness in the country. “There is a raising interest on Socialist and Brutalist architecture, and we have quite a few of them in Armenia.” Let’s not forget what what we’ve been through, says the architect and illustrator to Archipanic.

5 Brutalist buildings screaming for justice at Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

5 Brutalist buildings screaming for justice at Venice Biennale 2018. Rome's Corviale - Photo by @alessandro.guida via IG.

Venice Biennale 2018 – While the Robin Hood Gardens in London are being demolished, 4 other Brutalist buildings screaming for justice show that even concrete giants have ha chance to redeem.

V&A brings to Venice the vision and fate of London Robin Hood Gardens

Robin Hood Gardens, Woolmore Street, London E14 0HG by Do Ho Suh commissioned by the V&A. Courtesy of the Artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York Hong Kong and Seoul and Victoria Miro London.

The Victoria & Albert Museum saved a large part of the iconic Robin Hood Gardens from bulldozers and re-assembled it at Venice Biennale 2018 as part of a contested exhibition about the Brutalist building which many have have praised while others have described as “a failed social experiment of inhuman Modernism, not to be funded with public money”.

The Architectural Imagination: architects go visionary to save and re-invent Detroit

The Architectural Imagination - MexicanTown proposals.

Architects and locals team up to envision their dreams for Detroit future. The US Pavilion at Venice Biennale presents visionary proposals to fuel new energy in a city that craves for architectural imagination after a bankruptcy and decades of decline.