Welcome to Rio de Janeiro! 14 must-see contemporary architectures in the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’

Museum of Contemporary Art MAC, Niterói - Photo by Carlos Alcocer Sola Flickr CC.

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!

7 unexpected urban installations at Passages Insolites 2019

An austere and fictitious border fence, a snow globe-turned into monument and an architectural sphere rolling down the alley… Check our favourite installations on show at PASSAGES INSOLITES 2019, Quebec City’s serendipitous urban art trail.

Peeta paints large-scale optical illusions blending street art and architecture

Architectural large optical murales by Peeta - Frame from Stadt.Wand.Kunst Mural Art Galery video

“Unexpectedly, from my experience, the strongest street art lovers are generally older people who find a new way to live their city evaluating its aesthetics and social potentials, while younger generations harness art from Social Media,” says to Archipanic Italian street artist Peeta.

THE ROAD AHEAD: 10 design innovation reimagining future mobility

The Road Ahead @ Cooper Hewitt. Persuasive Electric Vehicle, 2014 MIT Media Lab, City Science Group (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) - Photo: Scott Rudd Associates.

Self driving cars, internet of things, social media and sharing economy. How will the city of tomorrow look like? THE ROAD AHEAD exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum showcases visions ready to make a blast in the very next future.

2017 London Festival of Architecture: 7 experiences empowering nostalgia for a brighter future in the UK

2017 London Festival of Architecture. The Dulwich Pavilion - Photo via @dulwichgallery IG.

Ghost stories, a doomed flour mill in the docklands and Battersea Power Station tours. 2017 London Festival of Architecture explores how the city’s architectural heritage can trigger reflection on nowadays challenges through memory.

Lost in architecture? Archipanic explores Tokyo contemporary urbanscape

Tokyo Tower - Photo by Aya Yen.

Welcome to Tokyo! From the mother of all capsule hotels in Ginza to the Manga district, from Omotesandō flamboyant retail to Blade Runner panoramas and the famous Shibuya Crossing. Our guide features masterpieces by Le Corbusier, Kenzo Tange, Kengo Kuma, Herzog de Meuron and more, but also vertigo views, design museums and rollercoasters piercing skyscrapers.

Illuminated River: visionary urban lighting proposals for London bridges on the Thames

AL_A - Masterplan low tide.

Illuminated River: beams of light shooting in the sky and tidal luminous symphonies tuning London with the rhythm of Nature, river powered world lamp-posts emerging from water and more… International architects and artists propose permanent installations for the Thames.

Cairo Now! For the first time an exhibition explores throughly the creative scene of the Egyptian capital’s “incompleteness”

Exhibition "Cairo Now! Incomplete City" - Studiomeem Off the Gireed collection.

CAIRO NOW! CITY INCOMPLETE exhibition shines a light on the struggles and challenges of the Egyptian metropolis’ design-scape. ArchiPanic collected opinions and inspirations of creatives who shape architecture, product, furniture, graphic and typeface design.

Tokyo-lization: Daigo Ishii+Future-scape merges Japanese urban features with world cities’ architecture

Tokyo-lization, Venice - Image by Daigo Ishii+Future-scape.

Daigo Ishii+Future-scape architects present the Tokyo-lization project that mesh Tokyo urban features with the ones of Venice, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen and La Paz to show how our idea of locality have become more fragile.

The Architectural Imagination: architects go visionary to save and re-invent Detroit

The Architectural Imagination - MexicanTown proposals.

Architects and locals team up to envision their dreams for Detroit future. The US Pavilion at Venice Biennale presents visionary proposals to fuel new energy in a city that craves for architectural imagination after a bankruptcy and decades of decline.