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.
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Giant mystical shards emerge from the desert sands in the ‘Fragments’ installation and temple for meditation and wisdom.
Steampunk, steam-bent timber pavilion combines traditional techniques and mixed reality technologies to to rethink applications of craft in pursuit of their evolution.
Pavilion Le Corbusier in Zürich has reopened after an extensive renovation that brought to life the architect’s final masterpiece. Conceived as ‘a synthesis of the arts’, the building combines art, architecture and life – with colors, iconic furniture and modernist interiors harmoniously blending with the surrounding garden.
Serpentine Pavilion 2019: a hill made of rocks informed by the natural world appears to emerge from the lawn of Kensington Gardens in London.
The first Ghana Pavilion in Venice features artists across three generations capturing the culture and the diasporas of the nation. British-Ghanan Architect David Adjaye has created an elliptically shaped pavilion imbued with the country’s colours and textures.
Manhattan visionary development Hudson Yards has inaugurated VESSEL, the 1 mile-high steel beehive offering unexpected glimpses of New York.
NYCxDESIGN 2018 – An inflatable pavilion in Times Square and a giant Sottsass-inspired mural in Brooklyn’s Industry City but also a contemporary take on Shakers’ furniture and Norwegian-American collaborations. The best of New York Design Festival is on Archipanic.
The Living Nature garden pavilion by Carlo Ratti for Salone del Mobile uses energy flow controls to allow spring, summer, autumn and winter to coexist under the same roof.
Four seasons flourishing under the same roof, a glowing-city at Brera Botanic Orchard and a forest of lanterns under the castle. Nature conquers Milan Design Week 2018; discover green pavilions by Kengo Kuma, piuarch, Mario Cucinella, Carlo Ratti and more…
Outer space might sneak a peek on planet Earth, through Asif Khan’s super-dark Vantablack pavilion at PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018. The “darkest building on earth” features also a hydrophobic water installation recalling cities viewed from other planets.
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!
Madrid-based architecture studio SelgasCano designed a forest of hight-tech and transparent waves at the multidisciplinary foundation of Martell cognac brand.
British studio Alison Brooks Architects designed The Smile, a habitable rectangular mega-tube bent in the shape of an upside down arch.
Next to where the Twin Towers once stood, the World Trade Center transportation hub by Santiago Calatrava partially opens to the public revealing the Oculus, an elliptical winged pavilion evoking a bird released from a child’s hands.
Is there a globalized architecture able to shape an uniformed style through out the planet? Some of the most impressive national pavilions at Venice Architecture Biennale challenged back the “Absorbing Modernitiy” provocation launched by curator Rem Koolhas.