Caruso St John builds rooftop “island” above British Pavilion to make statement about Brexit

Architecture firm Caruso St John and artist Marcus Taylor have installed a huge platform atop the UK’s Venice Architecture Biennale pavilion, to create a ” place of both refuge and exile”. The curators chose to build scaffolding all around an empty British Pavilion, to support the wooden “island” perched on top. The claim the project, called Island,

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Transformation By Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

Japanese firm Moriyuki Ochiai Architects transformed a botanical garden in Hakone area into a museum’s multi-purpose space and named the project “Waterscape/Memory of Spring“.
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The Fashion Artists

When it comes to Viktor and Rolf a picture speaks a thousand words .. literally.  Inside the Gallery of Victoria, one of Australia’s most prestigious National Galleries lies and exhibition of Fashion Week worthy proportions. Whoever said that it was rude to draw on the walls may want to think again, as 4 large illustrative […]

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A Conversation With Viktor & Rolf

In the lush manicured gardens of Victoria’s National Gallery I sit alongside Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren… “Fashion Artist’s”, more recognisably known as Viktor & Rolf.   Yellow butterfly’s float between us, along with the soft subtle hum of bee’s.  Spring is in full force and you can sense that there is something in the air.  Perhaps […]

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The Bündner Kunstmuseum By Barozzi Veiga

Spanish architect’s office Barozzi Veiga designed the cubical building to create a new wing for the Bündner Kunstmuseum in the Swiss city of Chur. With the appearance of a grid-type cube, the 4,000 square meter extension is located alongside Villa P…

Lisbon Triennale exhibition spotlights advancements at building sites

Cartoon representations of construction sites, a report on labour conditions and pioneering materials feature in an exhibition focusing on the development of the building site at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. The exhibition titled Building Site and curated by André Tavares focuses on the often unseen endeavours involved in producing architecture. The show, which is being held in the galleries of the Gulbenkian Foundation in

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The Boros Collection

In search of more inspiration I visited the Boros Collection last week. An exhibition space (spanning 3000 square meters spread over 80 rooms) showcased contemporary art from artists from all over the world in one of Berlin’s overground bunkers. And let me tell you, this was not just a

The city of the future “will be both physical and digital”

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: cities in the future will exist in both a physical and digital form says William Trossell of 3D-scanning company ScanLAB, who claims the lines between the two “will become increasingly blurred” (+ movie). “Uses of augmented reality will allow us to walk around the physical city whilst also visiting the digital,” […]

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Advances in digital technology could make “time travel possible”

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: advanced 3D mapping of our built environment could one day allow us to “stop and rewind time,” claims London designer Keiichi Matsuda (+ movie). Once digital mapping services such as Google Street View have become sophisticated enough, we could “jump to any single point in history since it was being recorded,” […]

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You can “spot what software has been used” to design a building

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: popular software packages are influencing the way new buildings look says Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, who calls on architects to develop their own code rather than using “off-the-shelf” solutions (+ movie). “So much of the aesthetics [of a building] is inherited from the software without you realising it,” Plummer-Fernandez claims. “You can almost spot […]

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Architects could become “closer to game designers or filmmakers”

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: in the first in a series of extracts from interviews with the designers that participated in our exhibition on the future of mobility, Kieiichi Matsuda discusses how augmented reality could fundamentally transform the way we design buildings. “I see the architectural profession splitting into two parts,” Matsuda says. “On the one […]

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