Carnival 2021: Oscar Niemeyer’s Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro has been transformed into a Covid-Drome and works as a vaccine drive through, Venice empty streets offer locals a chance to reflect on ‘overtourism’ while New Orleans residents, orphan of the traditional Mardi Gras parade, have transformed their houses into floats.
An alien spaceship and a ‘Sambadrome’ defying gravity laws, concrete Mayan pyramids, a giant white whale ready to jump into the sea and Copacabana iconic patterns. UNESCO has named Rio de Janeiro first World Capital of Architecture! Pack your luggage and explore the best contemporary architecture of the Brazilian metropolis!
Amnesty International, Google and no-profit organisation AfroReggae have been digital mapping Rio de Janeiro favelas unveiling their true urbanscape to the world. ArchiPanic explores the history -and troubles- of the city’s slums.
Sailing, wheelchair racing, taekwondo and para-cycling. At Rio 2016 Olympics design technology and data analytics contribute to improve athletes performances.
Legacy-driven Deodoro Olympic Park by Vigliecca & Associados for Rio 2016 Olympics features a canoe slalom stadium built on irregular slopes, a wind-proof BMX circuits and a multitasking Youth Arena that can operate with only natural ventilation and illumination.
Will Rio 2016 Olympics be ready for the grand opening? From the Olympic park masterplan to the many issues that are concerning architects and construction workers as well.
ArchiPanic celebrates the new year with 10 great cultural architectures that will inaugurate and mark 2016… From Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town, from Shanghai to Miami, Happy New Year!