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.
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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.
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.
August 08, 2016 /
Won’t have a chance to visit the Venice Architecture Biennale this year? Fortunately the pavilion exhibition catalogs offer you an opportunity to learn all about the research presented without ever having to leave the comfort of your own couch. As part of arcspace’s on-going coverage of the biennale we’re bringing you our favorites so you know which ones to check out first. ...
October 26, 2016 /
October has been the month of awards with both RIBA’s Stirling Prize and the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize being announced. Chinese Firm, MAD Architects have released visualizations of their new Beijing Philharmonic Concert Hall while ground has broken on the world’s tallest tower in Dubai. We’ve also included a prototype of what might revolutionise the building industry and change our idea of stairs forever. ...
August 10, 2016 /
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. ...
October 20, 2016 /
Faced with shrinking congregations and forced to adapt their buildings, the church as an institution is far from being too permissive about the new function of their old buildings. How can we preserve and adapt them to our current needs and values without disrespecting the church as an institution, the church as a building (with its architectural values) and the church as a gathering place for the community? ...