From futuristic skyscrapers to stunning libraries and magnificent museums. Architecturally speaking, Doha is future-driven. Discover the Gulf metropolis’ best contemporary buildings by Jean Nouvel, OMA, I.M. Pei, and more.
Büro Ziyu Zhuang’s Chamber Church in China blends archetypical church architecture with contemporary design, divinity, and ritual.
Shaped like a compass rose beacon, the Empyrean Temple rose and burnt in Black Rock City. The architecture featured a tessellation pattern latticework with a hanging lantern flame at its peak.
Divine Inspiration is the first lighting release for Lee Broom in four years, showcasing a series of new ethereal lighting pieces in a range of materials, including a limited-edition collection in white plaster, which is hand crafted by the designer himself.
McCullough Mulvin architects combined sensitive restoration and contemporary design for the Medieval Mile Museum celebrating the heritage of Kilkenny, Ireland’s ancient capital.
Despite controversial announcements, France President Emmanuel Macron said that the new Notre Dame de Paris spire will be built as a replica of the original one which collapsed in a fire last year.
With the ‘Sacred Space’ series of graphic posters the Portuguese architect and illustrator pays tribute to Oscar Niemeyer, Alvaro Aalto and Frank Lloyd Wright’s holiest achievements.
A mosque, a church, a synagogue and a secular visitor pavilion welcome visitors of all faiths at The Abrahamic Family House, an inter religious complex designed as a platform for understanding and coexistence between Muslims, Christians and Jews.
Check our ongoing report on the fate of the Notre-Dame cathedral. The Parisian iconic landmark risked to collapse under a fire which destroyed its roof and iconic spire on April 15.
Brick facades and Mashrabiya envelope the natural light filled interiors of the new Élancourt Music School by OPUS 5 Architectes in France.
The busy timetable of functions of the many Christian communities sharing the Holy Sepulchre, visionary and never-realized masterplans for the Western Wall Plaza and the unique routines of a site switching from mosque to Jewish worshipping venue within 24 hours. The In Statu Quo exhibition at Israel Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018 shows the fragile system of co-existence of 5 iconic holy sites.
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…
Papal robes from the Vatican and designs by Alexander McQueen, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent and more… The Heavenly Bodies exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art features a dialogue between fashion and masterworks of medieval art, architecture and crafts.
From climate change to women rights, from the refugees emergency to natural calamities but also Trump, Brexit and more. Check our 2017 round up featuring some of the most visionary projects responding to our times challenges.
Cadillacs rising from the desert, kinetic wheels from hell and gravity defying shrines but also a temple doomed to burn down raising awareness on environmental issues… Welcome to Burning Man 2017!
Chiangmai Life Architects completed the zero carbon footprint Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School in Thailand combining modern organic design with 21st century engineering.
Suzhou Chapel by Neri and Hu features undulating brick walls leading to a floating white box which glows at night.
The vertical branches of menorah candelabrums and prayer garments inspired the Hillel House, Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects’ Jewish community center across Downtown Philadelphia.
The sanctuary design-set by Ayah Al Bitar is designed to help Muslim prayers in their rituals but also to accompany vernacular home routines… Like pilates.
L.E.F.T. renewed a Lebanese mosque adding an ephemeral structure that connects an outdoor plaza with the interior religious place.
Bhutan Happiness Center by architect Hoang Thuc Hao and studio 1+1>2 balances human-made and Nature-made, sustainability and spirituality.
Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe created a collection cabinets and room-dividers for Spazio Pontaccio taking inspiration from churches stained glass starting from the Italian word “credenza” that means both “faith / belief” and “cabinet”.
Monumental murals by artist Okuda San Miguel and altar-ramps brought new energy and vibrant colours to Kaos Temple, an abandoned church turned into a skate park in Northern Spain.
Austerity and comfort, humble attitude and smooth design. Bernardes collection by Andreu Carulla was created when an ex-convent turned into an art gallery needed to provide a holy sit to each of their many guests.
Josh Haywood reinterprets Medieval architecture to create a forest-inspired temporary cathedral that will nestle the free-spirits of Burning Man Festival.
“The Chapel” community center by a21studio in Ho Chi Min features a tree-shaped steel column, white painted recycled materials and colorful fabrics. The project won the Building of the Year Award at World Architecture Festival 2014.
Birdhouses architecture? Recent the projects by Nendo, Frederik Roje, Jarrod Lim and Andreu Carulla look deeper into our relationship with Nature and offer a playful and intimate reflection upon our coexistence with other living beings.