Rather than being defined by classic blueprints and cutting-edge renderings, architecture has become increasingly interdisciplinary and accessible to people from different fields. Storytelling is one of the ways it can be communicated to the society, and Blank Space, an online platform for architecture, use it as a key tool to bringing architects’ ideas to the wider audience.
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If summer means laying around and reading then this article is for you. We've found the hottest releases just in time for your summer vacation. In this month's On the Bookshelf we're bringing you the exhibition catalogue of the Danish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. There's also news on the innovative ways that student residences are being designed, reasons why all architects should travel through Italy, a history of landscape architecture, and a look at the ways Soviet modernism adapted throughout their empire.
Welcome to summer arcspace readers! If you need to cool off, why not visit an architecture exhibition? We've selected the best from around the world so you don't have to. First up, we have a season of events around the theme 'Power and Architecture' and a discussion on how to maintain democratic values while adapting to the requirements of a high-risk society. There's also the opening of the much anticipated Serpentine Pavilion in London which has been designed by BIG. Finally, the biggest event in Europe architecture, The Mies Van Der Rohe prize, opens an exhibition showcasing the prized entrants from this years' awards.
May 19, 2016 /
It can no longer come as a surprise to anyone that Europe is facing a severe housing shortage due to the ever-growing influx of refugees over the past years. But could this be an opportunity to reevaluate our notions of temporality and come up with more permanent and sustainable models for refugee housing? ...
May 17, 2016 /
In the sixth installment of the Venice Biennale Curator Series, arcspace talks with one of the nine Baltic Pavilion Curators, Dagnija Smilga, about the groups plans for the debut of the Baltic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. ...
May 12, 2016 /
What's New on the Bookshelves brings you the latest in architectural publishing. This month, you'll find the latest guide by Monocle on how to build a better life. There’s also a new monograph on famous French architect, Jacques Ferrier, as well as new solutions for ageing populations. We’re also bringing you a handy little guide that all architects should carry in their pocket. Finally, a research publication by The Worldwatch Institute on the viability of sustainable cities and strategies towards them. ...
May 05, 2016 /
World renowned architectural photography, new atmospheric ways of communicating architecture, an OMA ghost cathedral at the Met, export of social spaces between European cities, London Skyline 2030 - not to mention the opening of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition. This May, you can dive into exhibitions with all sorts of approaches to architecture across the world. Read all about them in this month’s “What’s On” guide. ...