Leong Leong and KFA complete new campus for the LA LGBT Center

Anita May Rosenstein Campus at LA LGBT Center in Hollywood - Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of Leong Leong.

How can architecture support the LGBT – Lesbian, Gay, Transsexual and Bisexual – community with an inclusive attitude? The new Anita May Rosenstein Campus at the LA LGBT Center in Hollywood features social and housing programs, cultural venues and open spaces open and in dialogue with the surrounding neighborhood.

Gay urbanization: once upon a time a gay bar

Female security guard at SHE lesbian club in London SoHo - Photo by Chris Golberg Flickr CC.

On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York that started the gay movement we looked into the LGBT urbanization process and how hate crime, far right populisms, real estate and dating apps threaten gay bars and rainbow districts that marked cities’ history from San Francisco to Berlin.

London Design Biennale 2018 goes emotional

London Design Festival 2018. Australia installation: photo by Ed Reeve.

Themed ‘Emotional States’, London Design Biennale 2018 focuses on the power of design to create, trigger and shape emotions. We selected 12 of the best installations on show including a kinetic architecture adapting to body movement, a rainbow structure celebrating LGBT right to equal love, nostalgia-infused wallpapers and a temporary shelter and objects designed by refugees.

David Adjaye and Ron Arad’s winning proposal for London Holocaust memorial was conceived as a “park of Britain’s conscience”

Front view of London Holocaust Memorial - image by Adjayes Associates and Ron Arad.

London Holocaust Memorial will feature 23 tall bronze fins rising next to the House of Parliament leading to a submerged space where visitors can explore and intimately reflect on antisemitism, extremism, Islamophobia, racism, homophobia and other forms of hatred and prejudice in society today.