Asif Khan designs monumental ethereal portals for Expo 2020 Dubai

Asif Khan's ethereal portals for Expo 2020 Dubai - Photo by Helene Binet, courtesy of Asif Khan design studio.

The British design studio reveals first photographs of three ethereal portals that will welcome visitors of Expo 2020 Dubai which will inaugurate on the 20th of October 2020. The 7 storey tall carbon fibre structures are inspired by ‘mashrabiya’, a latticed design element in traditional Islamic architecture which allows to control light and airflow with see-through intricately geometric patterns.

Welcome to Astana: discover the mesmerising (and eyebrow-rising) architecture of the capital of Kazakhstan

Humanities University, Astana - Photo by Ninara, CC BY 2.0.

With 2017 World Expo just around the corner, Archipanic explores the wacky architecture of Astana featuring projects by international architects such as Fosters+Partners and Kisho Kurokawa… But also lollipops, beer cans and dog bowls-shaped buildings!

Grafting Italian Architecture

INNESTI/GRAFTING, the exhibition at Italian Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale interprets Rem Koolhas provocation about dealing with a globalized architecture by enhancing a national attitude to incorporate new architecture with the previous heritage. Curator Cino Zucchi set a botanical-oriented exhibition focused on Milan as a modernity lab, 2015 Expo and a review on the evolution of Italian landscape.