From a distance, the Potemkin Theatre looks like a colorful abstract home… “But there is more than it meets the eye,” explain at Maich Swift Architects.
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!
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.
“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.
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.
Carlo Ratti Associati reimagines Milan’s World Expo site as a theme park for science and technology featuring the world’s first neighborhood planned for self-driving cars.
Archipanic meets young CEO of Norwegian urban furniture company VESTRE who shares his mind on a responsible and sensible approach to design public spaces.
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.
2018 Venice Biennale will focus on architecture as a civil society tool that provides FREESPACE, “gives shelter to our bodies and lifts our spirits” say curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara.
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.
Snøhetta officially opens a 2.5 acres pedestrian plaza at Times Square. The most visited destination in the US welcoming over 45 million people each year, has been redesigned according to the needs and expectations of both New Yorkers and tourists.
Raphael Olivier portrays Pyongyang austere towers and monuments which convey a brutalist sense of leadership weaved into the urban fabric of the North Korean capital.
LA residential housing, functional nomadic shelters designed by architecture students and a popular vote to raise $ 3.5 bn for those in need… How a creative and supportive attitude could contribute to curb Los Angeles homelessness issue.
The Board of La Biennale di Venezia appointed Grafton Architects co-founders Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara as curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition that will inaugurate on the 26th of May 2018.
In Szczecin, Poland, KWK Promes Robert Konieczny created an underground museum with a sloping concrete square on top that relates with the city’s past.
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! 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.
A talk with Lisbon Architecture Triennale curator André Tavares on the post-crisis recovery and cultural optimism in the Portuguese capital.
Daan Roosegarde inaugurates the Smog Free Project, an air-purifying tower envisioning a cleaner urban future. Starting from Beijing.
BIG’s Urban Rigger is the first floating housing solution for students in search of a cozy and an affordable place not far from Copenhagen’s city centre.
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.
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.
How can architects help to improve people’s lives in growing Far East metropolises? Four exhibitions reflect on on a massive challenge that comes packed and piled to the extreme.
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.
On the occasion of the official presentation of The Mile, the highest vertical panoramic park, Carlo Ratti Associati share their opinion on urban vertical spree and visionary verticality in architecture.
Landskating: 9 great stories of concrete ramps from Tokyo to Paris… What happens when architects and skaters team up to make cities friendlier?
With the PARIS PAR NOUS, PARIS POUR TOUS proposal Périphériques Marin + Trottin Architectes envision a crowd-founded cluster of Parisian buildings to return the city to its own people.
Brutalist melancholia and neglecter modernism: Souvenir d’un Futur photo essay by Laurent Kronental dives into the concrete ocean floating around Paris and portrays the elderly “urban veterans” who live in it.
Stephan Malka presents 3BOX, a green housing model aimed to reconnect Paris with its inhabitants and that is even 40% below the real estate market price.
“Orator” urban bird nest by Katia Tolstykh features a copper trumpet-like speaker to soothe metropolitan noise with amplified chirps and tweets.