Colourful fishing boats rock calmly by the shore of Jisr az-Zarqa on Israel’s West coast as the minaret points skyward and a colourful city gate greets anyone happening upon it a friendly welcome. There, completely unspoilt by tourism in spite of its location on the white and sandy banks of the Mediterranean Sea, the only Arab coastal town in Israel could sound like paradise for many a daydreamer.
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A few days ago, we said goodbye to 2016 and welcomed the year 2017. A year kicked off by a diverse program within the field of architecture. 2017 will be the year where two major events will be defining the cultural sphere throughout the whole year both in Denmark and in France. In Denmark, Aarhus will set the scene for European Capital of Culture, meanwhile in France the famous Centre Pompidou and other related venues will present a broad palette of events when celebrating its 40 years anniversary. Furthermore, the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) will be focusing on the theme of waste management, whilst Kunsten Museum of Modern Art presents a retrospective exhibition on one of the most remarkable modernist architects, Alvar Aalto. Lastly, Deutsches Arkitekturmuseum will applaud contemporary German architecture during their annual DAM Preis.
In need for some inspiration for what’s to put under the Christmas tree this year? This month, we’ll provide you with some inspirational books; our top five December titles. Stretching from the anniversary of a well-known cultural center in Paris, to a biography of one of the leading contemporary architects; Ghanaian-British David Adjaye, the lead designer of the recent National Museum of African American History and Culture. In Denmark, we’ll take a close look on the Danish design tradition and its influence domestically as well as worldwide. Furthermore, the theoretical platform CARTHA discusses relationships and networks within the field of architecture and their impact on architectural production, and lastly, for those of you planning a journey, you’ll get inspired by some of the most unique places to stay.
December 01, 2016 /
December equals Christmas time and we'll guide you through the month with five different architectural events to sweeten the waiting time ahead. This month, The Danish Architecture Centre brings you the final installment of their series on young trend-setting Danish architectural firms, whilst prospective architects from all over the world interpret the theme of digital technology into drawings exhibited in Aarhus, Denmark The Serpentine Gallery on the other hand, presents an exhibition as a homage to Zaha Hadid and MoMA gives an insight in the idea of temporary settlements. Lastly, New York University invites to a lively discussion revolving around the history of the distinguished Centre Georges Pompidou. ...
November 23, 2016 /
It’s been a big month for architecture news in November and it’s been tough to narrow it down to our top five! There’s a real focus on the future with BIG unveiling the latest in transportation technology and MoMA PS1 announcing the finalists for their Young Architect Program. It’s also a big month for prizes with the World Architecture Festival awarding their building of the year and the 2017 Moriyama Prize has opened for submission. ...
November 17, 2016 /
This month, we'll take you on a journey through the striking architecture of the Arab Emirates - and there are news for those dazzled about Scandinavian design! Furthermore, one of the most distinguished personalities within architectural theory presents a personal essay collection reflecting on his architectural voyage. And speaking of theory, the work of Robert Venturi and his theoretical approach is re-evaluated as is the case with Surrealism and its influence on architecture. ...
November 09, 2016 /
Fiction and reality seamlessly overlap in the work of speculative architect and technology storyteller Liam Young, as he uses hints of the future, hidden all over the present world, to imagine the possible futures of the urban environment. Megacities and vast landscapes that he designs are not meant to be built: they are projected on screens, become sites for various narratives to unfold and act as transmitters of his visionary ideas to a diverse audience. ...
November 02, 2016 /
November is characterized by a broad spectrum regarding events within the field of architecture. First and foremost, a well-reputed international exhibition closes whilst a leading architectural studio presents a long row of projects responding to the extreme environments around the world. Furthermore, a group of prospective European architects are reflecting on the theme of Hospitality during an annual gathering in Denmark. In New York, on the other hand, The Met is hosting a multi-disciplinary debate on contemporary architectural designs that features a dozen of professionals within the creative industry counting architects, filmmakers and photographers amongst others. ...