The piazza-amphitheater, where kids play. The entrance like a glass cave, surrounded by water. The staff: all young, smiling and competent (but when you find them even in the restrooms the effect is a bit Black Mirror). Apple’s first Italian flagship store, in Piazza Liberty in Milan (opening July 26): seen for you.
With Arcipelago Italia, the pavilion he curated for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 (26 May- 26 Nov), Mario Cucinella offers a different look on Italy. What emerges is a political role for architecture and an alternative development model to that of megalopolis
From books to TV series, tiny houses are a dream for many, stirred by the desire for urban nomadism and a “less is more” lifestyle. But life in an XXS home is not everyone’s cup of tea. And here is why (and the answer has got to do with design)
A curatorial experiment that puts Milan at the forefront of contemporary museography. Stefano Mirti talks about 999 questions about contemporary living, a collaborative and participatory exhibition and happenings that innovates the relationship between cultural institutions and their audience (at the Milan Triennale from 12 January to 2 April)
Architecture must speak to people, says Amanda Levete in this interview, and in this age of hatred and backwardness, it . A conversation with the London architect who designed the new wing of the Victoria & Albert Museum (and so much else).
The past and memory in the era of populism and mental closure. Because, according to architect Daniel Libeskind, we can still hope for a better future starting from our cities. An interview published on July 23rd on the Republic.
The Venice Biennale by Alejandro Aravena is politically engaged but not angry, dense in content but immediate in telling. «Reporting From The Front» talks about an architecture that redeems itself as an instrument of social change. Thus becoming a must see event.
According to Kjetil Thorsen of Snøhetta, architecture can become an agent of change: if it is generous, open to people, and if it bears a meaning for the context it occupies. A chat with one of the partners of one of the most avant-garde architecture studios in the world.
From the Cindarella of buildings to the most forward thinking frontier of architecture, prefab homes are the latest desire of those who search for luxury in interiors. Here is why
David Adjaye has an anthropological outlook on architecture and believes that the West has a lot to learn from Africa’s shanty towns when it comes to fostering human relationships through buildings. An interview with the architect who charmed Barack Obama