Helmut Jahn, the Flash Gordon of architecture, brought a ‘glitzy’ and bombastic attitude to postmodernism, from Chicago to Berlin, Philadelphia, Bangkok and beyond.
Desert X 2021: a wishing-well addressing access to potable water in Africa, a crafted maze exploring the desert as a cross-cultural border space, and an architectural installation questioning relativity and time between terrestrial land and outer space are among the best landscape art installations on show.
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.
As a reaction to the storm on the Capitol by Donald Trump’s supporters, Opposite Office designed a dystopian Capitol Castle architecture to convert the US presidential building to a fortress to protect democracy.
As Joe Biden becomes the 46th President of the United States, we look into Trump’s controversial legacy. Goodbye Donald!
With the UP IN SMOKE project, Ornamentum gallery presents the first high-end functional marjuana smoking collection created by contemporary studio artists from the jewelry, silversmithing and design world.
Due to COVID-19, DesignMiami2020 goes hybrid with virtual tours, an e-comerce platform and a programme of smart talks.
DesignMiami/ 2020: from Shakers objects to Black Live Matters-inspired works, but also Native Indian textiles, the new generation of immigrant American designers and dinosaurs’ skeletons. Aric Chen curates DesignMiami/ Podium, the fair’s major phygital exhibition.
Messages of kindness and togetherness as well as graphic #TrumpOut spites. On Instagram and in American newspapers illustrators react to US 2020 elections results.
From archi-bullying to flamboyant ego-towers. We look into US elections with a Trumpitecture architectural perspective.
Yves Behar and his team at fuseproject unveiled the design of PROTEUS™, the world’s most advanced underwater scientific research station and habitat conceived as the submarine equivalent of the International Space Station.
Stain glass windows and working stations as well as recreational and co-working spaces for Los Angeles creative community. The Ruby Streets venue rethinks the way of getting inspired together, with exquisite furniture and pastel coloured interiors.
The accessible and affordable LivingHomes take inspiration by the sustainable imprint of Scandinavian design and invite to fully immerse in nature.
The high-tech visionary ‘Micrashell Suits’ offer a solution for the music and nightlife industries and the future of human interaction. Unique features include in-suit beverage and vape supply system, mounted-in speakers, smartphone integration, computer vision safety camera, privacy-driven voice communicator, and a breathable helmet with unobscured views.
Burning Man 2020 won’t be rising from its ashes, the temporary metropolis of Black Rock City in the Nevada desert won’t be built. Organisers announced that the iconic festival will go virtual instead. See you on line, or in 2021!
The One Thousand Museum skyscraper by Zaha Hadid Architects features a hurricane-proof structural concrete exoskeleton with a fluid design. The 62-storey residential tower opposite Museum Park in Miami offers views across Biscayne Bay which includes the city’s new art and science museums.
Discover the best of CES2020, the world leading Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, in our dedicated Pinterest board… and check our report!
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.
Miami Beach is renown for fancy pool parties. The new BENT POOL permanent sculpture is a reminder of the city’s endangered future due to flooding and rising sea level. Located in Pride Park, the monument pays also homage to the LGBT+ historical contribution to Miami cultural fabric.
A tribute to Lina Bo Bardi at Art Basel Miami, crafted pink beasts in the city’s design district and a brand new museum dedicated to the urban imprint of graffiti culture. 12 not-to-be.-missed fairs, exhibitions and installations at Miami Art Week 2019.
John Ronan Architects’ mixed-use building ‘Independence Library & Apartments’ in Chicago brings together people of all ages.
The climate crisis is like an eruption about to devastate our future. From here, Fernando Mastrangelo has expanded his sculptural practice through MAGMA, a new mirror series inspired by volcanic formations… with an encouraging message.
MASS Design Group and conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas have created ‘The Gun Violence Memorial Project’: four houses built of 700 glass bricks, each one representing the average number of lives lost due to gun violence each week in America.
Snøhetta designs ‘The Best Weapon’, a public seating commissioned by the Nobel Peace Center encouraging conversation and social intimacy in the UN Headquarters Plaza.
The very best of Chicago2019 is on Archipanic. Explore our Pinterest board dedicated to the city’s third architecture biennial… And check our ongoing report!
Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 focuses on social justice, equality, and civic activism. From a memorial to gun violence victims to a Bauhaus vision for race and gender equality and an architectural forensic examination of the controversial death of an Afro-American barber killed by Chicago police.
The very best of BurningMan2019 is on Archipanic. Explore our dedicated Pinterest board…And do not forget to check our report!
A timber shrine inspired by Japanese ‘torii’ gates and a path of stones floating above the earth but also gigantic mirrored shards emerging from the sand and a Finnish sauna heating up desert party-goers. Burning Man 2019 focuses on transformation and transience with ephemeral architectures.
Cosmological shrines and electronic rituals, psychedelic creatures and monster vehicles flashing trough the sands. Explore Black Rock City, Burning Man’s temporary town rising from its ashes like the phoenix.
California-based studio Rael San Fratello has re-imagined the US-Mexico border wall installing pink seesaws that allowed children and adults from both sides to play together.