German photographer David Altrath has captured the perfectly preserved interiors of the Stasi Headquarters in Berlin, now a museum, memorial and research centre ‘against the sleep of reason’.
As a reaction to the storm on the Capitol by Donald Trump’s supporters, Opposite Office designed a dystopian Capitol Castle architecture to convert the US presidential building to a fortress to protect democracy.
Famed temple of techno music Berghain has reinvented itself as an art gallery featuring sound installations and art projects by Tacita Dean, Olafur Eliasson, Wolfgang Tillmans and more.
We are at IMMCologne2020. Check our Pinterest board to discover the best of the first influential furniture fair of the year…
Pure Talent 2020: a multifunctional worktable and a yo-yo lamp that dims as the time goes by but also a carpet turning into a basket by pulling a rope and more… 8 innovative furnitures tuning with millennials lifestyle.
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.
We have dedicated a Pinterest board to the visionary and tongue in cheek lighting design of Ingo Maurer; the ‘Poet of Light’ passed away, aged 87.
The legacy and message of Ingo Maurer for future generations of designers is to be humble, controversial and ironic at the same time.
Digital technologies are shaping the way we read the news as well as the spaces where the news are written. Rem Koolhaas’ OMA has almost completed the media campus for the publishing company Axel Springer; the building reflects the sector’s print-digital transition and aims to “absorb the question marks of the digital future”.
On the Bauhaus 100th anniversary, the Bauhaus Museum Dessau opens its doors inviting visitors to explore the heritage of the iconic architecture and design movement.
Zaha Hadid Architects’ Niederhafen River Promenade transform Hamburg’s flood protection barrier into a riverwalk carved with white amphitheatres.
“Unexpectedly, from my experience, the strongest street art lovers are generally older people who find a new way to live their city evaluating its aesthetics and social potentials, while younger generations harness art from Social Media,” says to Archipanic Italian street artist Peeta.
Masquespacio blends the colorful vibe of Spain with German practical imprint for SOLERA supermarket in Cologne.
Stefan Diez’s RGB furniture collection features coloured glass and a flexible, easy-to-install fastening system opening up new design solutions for the bathroom and beyond.
The best of ImmCologne2019 is on Pinterest. Explore our dedicated board… And do not forget to read our special report!
On its 100th anniversary, the Bauhaus architecture and design movement reigns at IMM Cologne. We selected 7 unexpected reinterpretations and re-editions of iconic furniture and lighting designs by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Marcel Breuer and more. Bauhaus reloaded?
What if our living environment was functionally determined by our mood? Truly Truly merges the kitchen with the living room, the bathroom with the lounge area, redefining our way to feel at home.
From Herzog & de Meuron’s M+ in Hong Kong to Jean Nouvel’s desert rose-inspired Qatar National Museum but also Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s expandable art centre on New York’s Highline and Dessau Bauhaus museum celebrating the centenary anniversary of the iconic architecture movement. 8 cultural architectures worthy a trip in 2019!
Germany Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018 features a black wall which unfolds as visitors walk in. The Unbuilding Walls exhibition responds to current debates on protectionism and explores the effects of division and the process of healing as a dynamic spatial phenomenon. On show how Berlin’s former border zone was transformed into culturally vibrant spaces and how people deal with ‘infamous’ border walls across the globe.
5 recurring keywords at Venice Biennale 2018. National pavilions respond to to the FREESPACE main theme with visionary masterplans for Jerusalem Western Wall, a Trump defying US-Mexico border, the millennials’ occupation of Budapest’s Liberty bridge and more…
From Studio 54 to Berghain and Rem Koolhaas’ shape-shifting proposal for London Ministry of Sound II. The “Night Fever” exhibition at Vitra design Museum explores the history of nightclubs through interior design, architecture, new media and alternative lifestyles.
Broadband Internet connection through light waves, urban lighting designs allowing Nature to recharge its batteries and Internet of Lighting technology nested in brutalist secret gardens… The best of Light+Building 2018 is on Archipanic.
Nocturnal furniture for teenagers and adjustable chandeliers. At IMM Cologne 2018, the Pure Talent exhibition showcases up-and-coming designers exploring the interaction between furnitures and their owners.
Kraftwerk meet Frank Gehry, Daft Punk perform in space age interiors while Le Corbusier and Xenakis composed a pavilion inspired by the very first electronic music track. We selected 10 projects merging sound and space.
From Israel “molding” pavilion to US politically charged exhibition but also, floating shrines from Japan and a Bauhaus inspired recording studio. Archipanic picked up 10 architecture-related exhibitions at 2017 Venice Art Biennale.
Raw bamboo canes tight with chords compose the SOBA flat-pack furniture by Stefan Diez who teamed with Japanese craftsmen.
Sailing, wheelchair racing, taekwondo and para-cycling. At Rio 2016 Olympics design technology and data analytics contribute to improve athletes performances.
World Architecture Festival shortlisted 343 projects in 58 countries for the 2016 Award that will be unveiled in Berlin in this November.
Germany, Austria and Finland pavilions at 2016 Venice Biennale showcase solutions to humanly face the European refugee emergency with a positive and pragmatical attitude.
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.