160 trees on 7 floors - that is what IKEA is hoping to achieve for its newest store in the center of Vienna. Modeled on a bookshelf, it will be an open, friendly building with lots of greenery on all four sides of the facade and on the roof, which will be accessible to everyone.
The fire of Notre-Dame de Paris - "Our Lady of Paris" - profoundly shocked not only the French but the whole world. As the smoke cleared, billionaires already bid high sums for the rebuilding of the iconic church. French Luxury conglomerates - as the owner of Kering (Gucci, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, ...) pledged € 100 million and LVMH (Louis Vuitton, Dior, Givenchy) € 200 million. Currently, the funds pass the € 600 million mark with the help of Apple and other international brands.
Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District got a new addition to it’s waterfront. Kowloon is very well known for it’s abundant supply in culture and entertainment, a hub for arts and culture. Therefore the appropriate neighbourhood for an opera house.
Light has been part of architecture for centuries. But in the last 20 years, more and more technologies have found their way into the design process of buildings and facades. It isn’t about natural light only anymore, but rather about how lighting and technology can be used to make the building tell a story, transmit a message or even become interactive. To explore this topic further, we sit down with iart’s founder and CEO Valentin Spiess, who talks to us about his agency, his take on media architecture and about his hometown of Basel.
Elliott Bishop transformed the British city York into a Nestlé-owned dystopia. The architect imagined a city in which employment, governance, housing and nutrition are controlled by its largest corporation.
New York-based studio The Very Many has designed and built a sinuous canopy that hovers over the entrance to a public pool in El Paso, Texas. The canopy, called Marquise, comprises hundreds of lightweight aluminum shingles that are cut to diamond-shaped panels and connected to leave small gaps in between.
Breathe In. Breath Out. Breathe MINI
We live in a hectic digital world. Waking up, drinking coffee, responding on messages, going to work, writing hundreds of emails, having lunch, writing even more emails, leave the office, arriving at home, feeling dissatisfied and the essential things are out of sight. Five to seven days a week. In this daily rush there is no time to get aware of the problems of our time, and even less time to actively work on it.
Tel Aviv born artist and industrial designer Arik Levy created an installation out of mirror-polished stainless steel for the Hermitage Museum Plaza in Moscow. The public sculpture is called RockGrowthHermitage and is expected to open in spring 2018.
With an average of 45 million visitors each year, Times Square is the most visited destination in New York and the United States. Following the closure of Broadway to car traffic in 2009, Snøhetta began to reshape the traffic junction.
The micro home, that car brand MINI and architect Sam Jacob have built together, opened last week at the London Design Festival. The urban retreat offers visitors a space to relax during the Festival.
SPACE10 in Copenhagen is a research hub and exhibition space initiated by Swedish furniture company IKEA.
In his book Spying on Moscow: A Winged Guide to Architecture Denis Esakov takes you through the architectural history of the Russian capital city.
„Das eigene Geschäftsmodell neu denken“: Unter diesem Fokus hat die Wirtschaftsagentur Wien mit dem Creators Lab während des Forward Festivals 2017 in Wien GründerInnen, JungunternehmerInnen, Start-ups und erfahrene Unternehmen unterschiedlicher Kreativbranchen an einen Tisch gebracht.
The Centre régional d’art contemporain (regional centre for contemporary art) in Sète, France presents a selection of Jean-Michel Othoniel’s previously unseen work until September 24th. At ground level, the exhibition begins with a monumental 6-meter-high, 15-meter-long wave comprising more than ten thousand black glass bricks.
Y is a wooden installation created by an international team of architects and fine carpenters. It is a temporary construction at the open-air museum of Seurasaari, located on a green island just a few kilometers from Helsinki.
BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group in collaboration with Varde Museums and Tinker Imagineers recently completed TIRPITZ - a hidden museum in the dunes along the the Danish west coast. It acts as a subtle counterbalance to the dramatic war history in the area.
An arc of mirrored posts installed by American artist Phillip K Smith III reflected the colours of the Southern Californian landscape as they changed throughout the day.
The Quarter Mile Arc installation stretches in a gentle curve along the sand at the seaside town of Laguna Beach.
Papermakers G. F Smith have opened a multipurpose Show Space in central London just off Oxford Street to showcase the company’s products and history.
From the building and corporate identity to format and approach to curation, London’s Design Museum has undergone a holistic overhaul and the result is astounding.
The new incarnation of the Design Museum in South Kensington was shaped by a team of creative talents, each within their own discipline.