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Asif Khan Imagines the Expo 2020 Dubai “Mashrabiya” Entry Portals

Asif khan studio has unveiled images of his first intervention for the public realm of Expo 2020 Dubai. Running from the 20th of October 2020 till the 10th of April 2021, The World Expo will have three majestic Entry Portals to welcome visitors from all over the world.

© Helene Binet © Helene Binet © Helene Binet © Helene Binet + 12

Heart Squared Installation, Designed by MODU and Eric Forman, Opens in Times Square

Dedicated to love and diversity, the public art installation Heart Squared has just opened to the public. In its 12th edition, the Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition curated by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum had selected the winning proposal of MODU, an architecture and design firm based in Brooklyn, and Eric Forman Studio.

© Frank Oudeman/OTTO © Frank Oudeman/OTTO © Frank Oudeman/OTTO © Frank Oudeman/OTTO + 8

Playful Urban Design Intervention by Lateral Office and CS Design Takes Over New York City's Garment District

Lateral Office, the Canadian experimental design practice that operates at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism, in partnership with CS Design, installed 12 seesaws in New York City's Garment District. The urban intervention will stay on display until the 31st of January 2020.

© Alexandre Ayer © Alexandre Ayer © Alexandre Ayer © Alexandre Ayer + 13

Edoardo Tresoldi and Studio Studio Studio Release Images of Wire Mesh Installation in Riyadh

Created by Studio Studio Studio, the new interdisciplinary lab founded by Edoardo Tresoldi, Gharfa is a pavilion located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The experimental installation is part of the temporary creative project Diriyah Oasis, designed and curated by Dubai-based studio Designlab Experience.

© Roberto Conte © Roberto Conte © Roberto Conte © Roberto Conte + 21

Design Installation Transports Visitors to Historic Jordanian Site

The third edition of the Hangar Exhibition was held this past October in the Jordanian capital, Amman, as part of the city's Design Week. Among the projects exhibited, one installation was able to momentarily teleport visitors into one of the country's most historic sites.

Designed by architect Rasem Kamal, Canyon Walls, a series of freestanding curvilinear partitions, served as a sanctuary for people to disconnect and remain in solitude for a period. 

© Amman Design Week © Amman Design Week © Amman Design Week © Amman Design Week + 17

Haszkovó Housing Estate Re-imagined as Vibrant Urban Installations

The Haszkovó housing estate in the city of Veszprém, Hungary has been seen as a failed urban development: "grey, sad, and soulless". However, this cold structure managed to shelter 20,000 inhabitants within its walls, standing as a "real city" within the area.

On the occasion of Veszprém Design Week, a collaborative project by five renowned architects and architecture studios: Edward Crooks, Point Supreme, Supervoid, MAIO, and Paradigma Ariadné, invited the visitors to change the perception and current state of Haszkovó, by creating five vibrant, portable, and durable urban artifacts.

© Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi + 57

OMA Unveils KUBE at Hong Kong K11 Musea

OMA revealed the KUBE, an installation located in front of the main entrance of K11 MUSEA, on Hong Kong’s waterfront. The multi-functional installation creates an urban landmark, amidst the dense skyline of the city, through very simple yet engaging geometry.

© Kevin Mak, courtesy of OMA © Kevin Mak, courtesy of OMA © Kevin Mak, courtesy of OMA © Kevin Mak, courtesy of OMA + 9

Luftwerk and Iker Gil Install Light Intervention at the Farnsworth House

Geometry of light, is a multimedia intervention by Luftwerk in collaboration with Iker Gil, exhibited in October, during the third edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, at the Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois.

© Kate Joyce © Kate Joyce © Kate Joyce © Kate Joyce + 22

Whimsical Beach Installation Transforms Fabric to Cinema Screen

Since 2017, the Cyprus School of Architecture (CYSOA) holds a series of architectural competitions of installations and design implementations on the public beach of Geroskipou, Greece.

2018’s winning proposal by Russian firm KATARSIS Architects presented a beach cinema project titled Sky Cinema, a translucent structure that serves as both a canopy and screen.

© KATARSIS Architects © KATARSIS Architects © KATARSIS Architects © KATARSIS Architects + 10

Kaleidoscopic Gateways to Celebrate the Holiday Season in New York

Every holiday season, architects, designers, and urban planners set up vibrant installations in cities around the world, to serve as beacons of joy and interactive points of attraction. On the 18th of November, Hou de Sousa will install Ziggy in New York City to celebrate the upcoming holiday season with vibrant hues and playful gateways.

© Hou de Sousa © Hou de Sousa © Hou de Sousa © Hou de Sousa + 10

Experimental Prototype Architecture Exhibited in French Park

Building / Prototype II is an experimental architectural pavilion designed by architect Marc Leschelier for the Feÿ Arts Festival in Burgundy, France. Created in the middle of the forest, in the park of the Château du Feÿ, the permanent installation is the first of an acquired collection to be always displayed on site.

Courtesy of BUILDING / PROTOTYPE II- Marc Leschelier Courtesy of BUILDING / PROTOTYPE II- Marc Leschelier Courtesy of BUILDING / PROTOTYPE II- Marc Leschelier Courtesy of BUILDING / PROTOTYPE II- Marc Leschelier + 21

Snøhetta Creates Peace Bench Sculpture for the UN Headquarters

Commissioned by the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway, and designed by Snøhetta, the installation entitled The Best Weapon, was first unveiled to the public at the United Nations Headquarters’ Plaza in New York City. This urban peace bench aims to honor “the past Nobel Peace Prize laureates and their efforts to bring people together to find effective solutions for peace”.

© Bjørnar Øvrebø © Bjørnar Øvrebø © Bjørnar Øvrebø © Bjørnar Øvrebø + 9

Wired Mesh Installation Shapes an Open Air Museum in Italy

Simbiosi, an architectural installation investigating the relationship between humans and nature was just unveiled in the Arte Sella sculpture park in Italy’s Trentino Valley. Conceived by Edoardo Tresoldi, the site-specific artwork mixes the transparency of a wired mesh structure with the materiality of local stones.

© Roberto Conte © Roberto Conte © Roberto Conte © Roberto Conte + 20

Public Art Exhibition on the Streets of Quebec

The 6th edition of Passages Insolites or Unusual Passages, has kick-started from the 20th of June till the 14th of October 2019, in Québec city. The public exhibition is a 4km walkable art path in the historic Petit Champlain and Saint-Roch districts, showcasing 14 artworks produced by 40 local and international artists and architecture collectives.

Cloud Pavilion / Arquitetos Associados

© Gabriel Castro / Reverbo © Dentro Fotografia © Gabriel Castro / Reverbo © Gabriel Castro / Reverbo + 22

Floresta, Brazil

TOTEMY: Visualizing the Relationship Between Human and the Forces of Nature

© Alicja Biala and Iwo Borkowicz / Totemy
© Alicja Biala and Iwo Borkowicz / Totemy

Architects and designers, just like all citizens, have a responsibility to participate in global conversations regarding the environment. Their power, however, lies in the fact that they are able to make an impact through the conscious decisions they make with their projects, such as sustainable building materials or expressive artworks.

To shed light on the current climate crisis, artist Alicja Biala and architect Iwo Borkowicz have created Totemy, a series of 9-meter-tall sculptures that translate the state of the environment into an immersive architectural experience.

© Alicja Biala and Iwo Borkowicz / Totemy © Alicja Biala and Iwo Borkowicz / Totemy © Alicja Biala and Iwo Borkowicz / Totemy © Alicja Biala and Iwo Borkowicz / Totemy + 23

The Beach and the Time Installation / gru.a

© Rafael Salim © Rafael Salim © Rafael Salim Cortesia de gru.a (grupo de arquitetos) + 29

Copacabana, Brazil
  • Architects: gru.a
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

SKNYPL Explores the Role of Urbanism in Creating and Overcoming Fear

The London Festival of Architecture, the world’s largest annual festival of its kind, took place across the city this June. The month-long festival welcomed thousands of people to explore architecture installations and creations, and take part in the activities and discussions, which included an event put together by SKNYPL.

The theme for the year 2019 was ‘Boundaries’ in all its forms: zones, walls, city limits… And for their first international show, SKNYPL presented “PHOBOS”, a film-installation about Moscow and the fearful impact of having physical and metaphysical boundaries. The studio created a special online version of the film especially for ArchDaily readers.