architecture

Mies Van Der Rohe and James Stirling Circling the Square

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Mies Van Der Rohe and James Stirling Circling the Square
The Architecture Gallery, Riba, London
From 08 March 2017 to 25 June 2017

 

In spring 2017 the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) presents a major new exhibition, Mies van der Rohe & James Stirling: Circling the Square, offering a renewed examination of two iconic architectural schemes proposed for the same site in the City of London. Commissioned by architectural patron and developer Lord Peter Palumbo, Mies van der Rohe’s unrealised Mansion House Square project will be explored alongside its built successor, James Stirling Michael Wilford & Associates’ newly listed No. 1 Poultry.

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Nomad Art Fair in Monte Carlo

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Nomad Art Fair in Monte Carlo
Villa La Vigie, Monte Carlo
From 27 to 30 April 2017

 

Nomad revisits the classic idea of fairs and exhibitions to propose a new format for the XXI century. Nomad is a travelling event for collectable design that will bring together a selection of the world’s leading galleries in incredible architectural locations. Nomad establishes a unique dialog between gallery works and a very personal context, gathering a community of individuals looking for a different experience.

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High quality non-commercial public space by Utopia

High quality non-commercial public space by UtopiaImage courtesy of Utopia

High quality non-commercial public space by Utopia

 

The strong focus in recent years on production of new homes has increasingly meant that we have devoted far too little attention to what is happening between the buildings and with our public spaces. S:t Erik’s indoor park is a concrete proposal for how we want to create a non-commercial public indoor environment for play, socialising, contemplation and cultural experiences which can be used for a large part of the day, all year round.

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OPEN ART DEPOT OF MUSEUM BOIJMANS VAN BEUNINGEN, ROTTERDAM BY MVRDV

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OPEN ART DEPOT OF MUSEUM BOIJMANS VAN BEUNINGEN, ROTTERDAM BY MVRDV

 

Today the City Council of Rotterdam has given the go-ahead for the realisation of Collectiegebouw, the public depot building for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, at the envisioned location in Rotterdam’s Museumpark. With the art depot, which will be open to the public, Rotterdam creates a world premiere. The 14.000m2 depot is planned to open its doors in 2018.

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South Sea Pearl Eco-Island by UNStudio

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South Sea Pearl Eco-Island by UNStudio
Haikou, Hainan, China, 2016

 

Located in China’s South Sea, Eco Island is a vibrant City of Leisure and a key node on the maritime Silk Road. In UNStudio’s masterplan proposal, it is a unique place for people, where hyper personalised activities, leisure and learning come together in a natural setting. These activities are augmented by the latest technologies and result in a fully immersive experience for the visitor. 

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COSTA RICA CONGRESS HALL by CAZA

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COSTA RICA CONGRESS HALL by CAZA

The Costa Rica Congress Hall is organized around a series of structurally dependent and interconnected concrete-cast hypercubes clad in steel louvers. The hypercubes gain their strength through physical connectivity. This formal duality demonstrates the precarious role of public buildings in today’s wide-angled democratic environment.

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Zaha Hadid: There Should Be No End To Experimentation at ArtisTree, Hong Kong

‘Zaha Hadid: There Should Be No End To Experimentation’-  exhibition opens March 17 at ArtisTree, Hong KongImage courtesy of Zaha Hadid Foundation

Zaha Hadid: There Should Be No End To Experimentation
Exhibition opens March 17 at ArtisTree, Hong Kong

 

“With experimentation, you think you’re going to find out one thing, but you actually discover something else… more than you bargain for.”  Zaha Hadid

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