The recently completed Bomnong L’or centre in Sihanoukville, Cambodia reinterprets vernacular Khmer architecture with an innovative concrete casting technique using fabric formwork. The new community centre was designed by architects Orkidstudio in collaboration with engineers StructureMode and local Khmer seamstresses.
The next generation of architects emerging from Africa, how public space is changing South America, a new initiative at the Danish Architecture Centre promoting emerging offices are just some of the exciting exhibitions that are going on this month. Also, we’re presenting the first ever London Design Biennale and a multi-disciplinary exhibition that features a collaboration between architects and filmmakers in Venice.
Earlier this summer, the world’s most popular gallery for modern art completed an ambitious expansion project, adding 60% more space for visitors. But the resulting building, Tate Modern’s new Switch House, is about more than square meters.
The 14-story glass tower incorporates technologically advanced classrooms, collaboration spaces, and a modern simulation center to reflect how medicine is taught, learned, and practiced in the 21st century.
What happens when top architects and fashion designers team up to create spatial experiences? When top profiles of both worlds join forces, lines between architecture and advertisement blur in interesting ways, surreal settings are created, and magical spaces occur. We have listed a number of spectacular examples of collaborations between architects and fashions designers across the world. This is our guide for fashionistas to the world of architecture - and perhaps, also, the other way around.