New Carioca Sounds
Santa Cruz legacy center With football’s World Cup and the Olympics on its future guest list, Rio de Janeiro has recently been hitting the headlines with the deceptively anodyne-sounding policy […]
Katrin Sigurdardottir Currently on show at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, artist Katrin Sigurdardottir’s double work ‘Boiseries’ addresses the way we look at architecture and the history of interior […]
Legends of Luanda
Lisbon Architecture Triennial This latest edition of Lisbon’s Architecture Triennial featured a competition for a lowcost single-family dwelling in the Angolan capital of Luanda. Once called the ‘African Pearl’, here […]
The De Lucchis: a Story with a Beard Aside from the facial hair, designer & architect Michele De Lucchi and his twin, chemist & painter, Ottorino, have spent a lifetime […]
Junya Ishigami At the risk of giving him a drum roll, Japanese architect Junya Ishigami is losing the tag of former SANAA protégé and in the last few months has […]
The Urban Orchard
On city farming & avant garden The ecological crisis requires urban dwellers to rethink current consumption patterns and food production systems. From Hobbits and 21st century sheep herding in Spain […]
Small Scale, Big Change A new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York imagines a new role for architects, at once more modest and yet more […]
No Place Like Home
Do Ho Suh Home is not just a place where you leave your hat or your heart, nor is a bridge only a surface means to get from A to […]
Shrink to fit
International Building Exhibition In the German town of Dessau, where the original Bauhaus found a haven before the pre-WWII diaspora of its seminal staff, the results of the audacious eight-year […]
Wish You Were Here
Expo 2010 Shanghai Going to a World Expo might not sound as appealing as going to a go-go, but whatever the causes and effects, the economic landscape of 2010 is […]
Wills & Ways
Columbia Building Intelligence Project Architects and the building industry – what a happy couple. With entrenched adversarial positions the two sides more than often complain that their ‘partner’ just doesn’t [&hell ...
Architecture of the Awkward Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample are the two principals of MOS, a collective of architects, thinkers and state-of-the-art designers. With works spanning designs for private houses to urban strategies [&helli ...
Casino of Ideas
On the Singapore Design Festival The start of this Chinese New Year saw Singapore open the doors of its first offshore mega casino. Given previous gambling restrictions it’s definitely a move that signals […]
David Adjaye’s African Inspirations Over the last decade architect David Adjaye has been making regular trips to Africa and taken hundreds of photographs of the continent’s main cities. Documenting new patterns of urbanism in [&hell ...
Larger than Cinema
2 1/2 dimensional Voyeurism Buildings in film often play a supporting role that reduces them to one-liners and mere scenery. 2 1/2 Dimensional is an exhibition of architectural voyeurism that looks at what […]