The CASAMIRADOR Savassi building might look unexpected within the urban scape of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. But the complex’ sustainable ‘skin’ recalls the nearby ores’ rusty hues, while its pyramidal architecture comes in the familiar shape of a house.
2019 Best Architecture. Zaha Hadid Architects’ giant starfish-shaped airport in Beijing and Thomas Heatherwick’s architectural sculpture in New York, but also a former locomotive hangar turned into an indoor urban plaza and an inclusive LGBT Center in L.A. are among our favourite architectures of the year.
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.
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”.
With LABOR documentary Pete Collard, Tim Abrahams and Richard John Seymour interviewed Portuguese immigrants who work in London building industry about their relationship with their home-country and post Brexit UK.