Peeta paints large-scale optical illusions blending street art and architecture

Architectural large optical murales by Peeta - Frame from Stadt.Wand.Kunst Mural Art Galery video

“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.

Bauhaus reloaded! 7 furniture designs celebrating 100 years of the iconic movement

Bauhaus reloaded. image via IG; follow @thonet_gmbh.

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?

8 new museums and cultural architectures to look forward in 2019

Kistefos Museum by BIG - Image by Bjarke Ingels Group

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!

Unbuilding Walls: the German Pavilion imagines a borderless world starting from Berlin’s urban regeneration along the city’s former death-strip

Unbuilding Walls. Germany Pavilion @ Venice Biennale 2018 - Photo by Jan Bitter - Courtesy of the German Pavilion.

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.

Holy, holistic, resilient, rebellious and on-the-border: 5 recurring keywords at Venice Biennale 2018

Nordic Pavilion - Photography is by Andrea Ferro. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

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…

Night Fever – Designing Club Culture 1960-Today: Vitra design Museum explores the relationship between club culture and design

"Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today" © Vitra Design Museum, photo: Mark Niedermann.

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.

Light+Building 2018: nature-driven and human-centric lighting design innovation

Flos stand at Light+Building 2018 - Photo by C41 Studio.

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.

Imm Cologne 2018: emerging talents present human-powered furniture at Pure Talents exhibition

PURE TALENTS @ IMM Cologne - Varjo by Umberto Garcia.

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.

Architecture meets electronic music: architectural soundscapes for electronic volumes

Kraftwerk – The Catalogue 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 - Boettcher.

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.

Eight fronts, battlefronts and frontiers on show at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

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.