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Le Corbusier's Final Building Reopens in Zurich

09:00 - 29 May, 2019
Le Corbusier's Final Building Reopens in Zurich, © Paul Clemence
© Paul Clemence

The Centre Le Corbusier, the final project of renowned architect Le Corbusier, has reopened to the public in Zurich following an extensive renovation. Completed in 1967, the scheme is only of the only Le Corbusier buildings to be constructed almost entirely from glass and steel: realizing his concept of the synthesis of architecture, life, and art in real life.

© Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence + 35

Thailand Begins Construction on "Curtain of Blossoms" for Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilion

13:00 - 29 April, 2019
Thailand Begins Construction on "Curtain of Blossoms" for Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilion, Thailand Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Kingdom of Thailand, Expo 2020 Dubai
Thailand Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Kingdom of Thailand, Expo 2020 Dubai

The Kingdom of Thailand has broken ground for its pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, becoming the first South East Asian country to begin the construction of its pavilion. The Thailand Pavilion will represent the country through its ‘Mobility for the Future’ theme to showcase transportation, logistics, digital connectivity and personal mobility. To help reduce the heat transmitting to the building, the pavilion will be draped in a curtain made from more than 500 artificial blossoms. Inspired by traditional floral garlands used to welcome guests, the design symbolizes hospitality, luck and respect.

Thailand Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Kingdom of Thailand, Expo 2020 Dubai Thailand Pavilion Groundbreaking. Image Courtesy of Kingdom of Thailand, Expo 2020 Dubai Thailand Pavilion Thailand Pavilion + 7

Saudi Arabia Unveils Massive "Window to the Future" for Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilion

05:00 - 17 April, 2019
Saudi Arabia Unveils Massive "Window to the Future" for Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilion, Saudi Arabia Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Boris Micka Associates
Saudi Arabia Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Boris Micka Associates

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has unveiled the design of its pavilion for the Expo 2020 Dubai. The project will cover an area the size of two football pitches as the second-biggest in size only to that of the United Arab Emirates. Designed by Boris Micka Associates, the pavilion was made as a "window to the future" that symbolizes the nation's welcoming character, long heritage and unlimited drive.

Saudi Arabia Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Boris Micka Associates Saudi Arabia Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Boris Micka Associates Saudi Arabia Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Boris Micka Associates Saudi Arabia Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Boris Micka Associates + 5

Carlo Ratti Unveils Structure Grown from Mushrooms at Milan Design Week

12:00 - 9 April, 2019
© Marco Beck Peccoz
© Marco Beck Peccoz

Carlo Ratti Associati, working in collaboration with energy company Eni, has developed an architectural structure made of mushrooms, unveiled at Milan Design Week. “The Circular Garden” was grown from soil made over the past six weeks, and will be returned to the soil at the end of the month. The structure is composed of a series of arches adding up to a 1-kilometer-long mycelium, experimenting with sustainable structures that can grow organically.

© Marco Beck Peccoz © Marco Beck Peccoz © Marco Beck Peccoz © Marco Beck Peccoz + 29

Carlo Ratti Reveals Design for the Italian Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020

09:00 - 18 March, 2019
Carlo Ratti Reveals Design for the Italian Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020, © Carlo Ratti Associati
© Carlo Ratti Associati

Carlo Ratti Associati has published details of their competition-winning design for the Italian Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020, designed in collaboration with Italo Rota, Matteo Gatto, and F&M Ingegneria. Inspired by Dubai’s marine tradition, the pavilion’s construction sequence will see three boats arrive in Dubai by sea, before being raised and turned upside down to become the roof of the pavilion.

Titled “Sailing Beauty,” the pavilion seeks to explore new ways in which “beauty connects people,” embodying the theme of Italy’s participation in Dubai Expo 2020. The pavilion also pays tribute to the long history of explorers throughout the centuries who “sailed the seas and wove together a shared Mediterranean cultural heritage.”

© Carlo Ratti Associati © Carlo Ratti Associati © Carlo Ratti Associati © Carlo Ratti Associati + 5

The Green Screen "Impostor Cities" of Canada to be Evaluated in Nation's 2020 Venice Biennale Pavilion

08:00 - 17 March, 2019
The Green Screen "Impostor Cities" of Canada to be Evaluated in Nation's 2020 Venice Biennale Pavilion, Courtesy of The Canadian Pavilion 2020 Curatorial Team
Courtesy of The Canadian Pavilion 2020 Curatorial Team

With its flashbulb neighbor to the south taking much of the spotlight, few know the extent of Canada's involvement in the film industry. The recently announced Canadian Pavilion for the 2020 Venice Biennale, curated by Montreal based practice T B A and McGill academic David Theodore, aims to change that.

Open Call: Berlin Bohemian Hostel

19:21 - 12 March, 2019
Open Call: Berlin Bohemian Hostel, Berlin Bohemian Hostel; Credits: Archasm
Berlin Bohemian Hostel; Credits: Archasm

Berlin is the 21st century contemporary world’s ideal capital. The city left its torrid history behind to quickly grow and cement itself into the intellectual and cultural core of the world. Berlin is the epicenter of any new movement that starts to demolish the old-world order. Ever since the wall came down in 1989, Berlin has been known as a bohemian paradise, a place where the empty spaces between east and west could be pioneered and inhabited by the most creative types, who could create and carouse with impunity. Numerous artists from across the globe have taken full advantage of Berlin’s transition period throughout the 1990s and 2000s to find gallery and performance spaces in the most unexpected places. The underground art scene is very modern, very edgy and relatively unlimited in the city of Berlin.

Open Call: Spring Pavilion Amsterdam

19:18 - 12 March, 2019
Open Call: Spring Pavilion Amsterdam, Spring Pavilion Amsterdam; Credits: Switch Competitions
Spring Pavilion Amsterdam; Credits: Switch Competitions

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Amsterdam has been one of Europe's pioneers of architecture and design, largely because of the 17th century rings of canal houses, gabled facades, windmills and drawbridges. Modern architecture developed organically in Amsterdam between the facades of historical buildings, making it one of the finest blends between Renaissance, Berlage and the Amsterdam School. The city has a very strong cultural and artistic identity. Amsterdam is the most important cultural and artistic center to the north from Paris and between London and Cologne.

Sailing Castle / Cheng Tsung FENG Design Studio

23:00 - 6 March, 2019
Sailing Castle / Cheng Tsung FENG Design Studio, © Wei Chun LIN
© Wei Chun LIN

© Wei Chun LIN © Wei Chun LIN © Wei Chun LIN © Wei Chun LIN + 38

AIA New York Selects the City of Dreams Pavilion to be Built from Salvaged Timber

11:00 - 22 February, 2019
AIA New York Selects the City of Dreams Pavilion to be Built from Salvaged Timber, Salvage Swings - View in Swing Module. Image © Somewhere Studio
Salvage Swings - View in Swing Module. Image © Somewhere Studio

The New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced “Salvage Swings” by Somewhere Studio as the winner of the 2019 City of Dreams competition. The temporary art structure is now the subject of approvals and fundraising, with the goal of constructing the scheme on Roosevelt Island in the summer of 2019.

The pavilion, to be branded the “City of Dreams Pavilion,” utilizes scrap cross-laminated timber panels recovered from a construction project at the University of Arkansas, repurposing them in an “inviting summer pavilion” featuring 12 framed swing modules.

© Somewhere Studio Salvage Swings Pavilion Design. Image © Somewhere Studio Photograph of finished swing module prototype on University of Arkansas campus. Image © Somewhere Studio © Somewhere Studio + 8

Construction Begins on Powerhouse Company's ING Pavilion in Amsterdam

11:00 - 22 January, 2019
Construction Begins on Powerhouse Company's ING Pavilion in Amsterdam, Courtesy of Powerhouse Company
Courtesy of Powerhouse Company

Construction has begun on the Powerhouse Company-designed pavilion for the ING campus in Amsterdam. Located in the up-and-coming district of Amsterdam Southeast, the 900-square-meter pavilion seeks to “make a bold statement while integrating with its surroundings."

The clean, minimalist pavilion will sit at the heart of the ING campus, serving as both a dining area and a multifunctional space for the community. Emphasizing the natural landscape, the pavilion offers a synergy between the built and natural environment through a friendly circular form, a timber interior, and green Tichelaar tiles on the north and east facades.

Courtesy of Powerhouse Company Courtesy of Powerhouse Company Courtesy of Powerhouse Company Courtesy of Powerhouse Company + 11

Clément Blanchet and AREP Propose Design for France Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

04:00 - 11 January, 2019
Clément Blanchet and AREP Propose Design for France Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, © Plompmozes, Courtesy of Clement Blanchet Architecture
© Plompmozes, Courtesy of Clement Blanchet Architecture

Clément Blanchet Architecture in collaboration with Etienne Tricaud (AREP) have been shortlisted for the French pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai. The winner will be announced in February. The proposal is intended to enhance both the virtual world and the real to support human communication, cultures and interactions. The pavilion will be built around the themes of Light and Mobility to create a hidden oasis with two vertical gardens facing one another.

Cold Pavilion and Warm Pavilion / SU Architects

02:00 - 25 December, 2018
Cold Pavilion and Warm Pavilion / SU Architects, Cold and Warm Pavilion. Image © Yilong Zhao
Cold and Warm Pavilion. Image © Yilong Zhao

Cold Pavilion Swimming Pool. Image © Yilong Zhao Warm Pavilion Perspective. Image © Xuguo Tang Cold Pavilion Perspective. Image © Yilong Zhao Cold Pavilion Interior View of Mountains. Image © Xuguo Tang + 42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jiuxian, Tonglu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Keyuan Ma
  • Design Team

    Shaoxun Guo, Song Zhu
  • Site Area

    100m²
  • Structural System

    Timber Structure
  • Area

    150.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Francis Kéré Designs a Wooden Art Pavilion for Tippet Rise

12:00 - 17 December, 2018
Francis Kéré Designs a Wooden Art Pavilion for Tippet Rise, Tippet Rise Gathering Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Kéré Architecture
Tippet Rise Gathering Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Kéré Architecture

Berlin-based Burkinabé architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has designed a wooden pavilion for Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana. In addition to the pavilion, the Tippet Rise Fund of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation will also support Kéré's work to build an environmentally sustainable secondary school in Burkina Faso called Naaba Belem Goumma. Kéré designed the project in the Beartooth Mountains so visitors can experience a "rain of light" as sunlight filters through a structure of vertically stacked logs.

A First Look at the US Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai, Designed by Fentress

10:20 - 28 November, 2018
A First Look at the US Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai, Designed by Fentress, Courtesy of Fentress Architects
Courtesy of Fentress Architects

The design of the USA Pavilion for the Expo 2020 Dubai has been revealed, designed by Curtis W. Fentress and Fentress Architects. Destined to represent more than 325million Americans, the pavilion seeks to “provide a unique platform for [the United States] to come together to showcase the very best of [their] cultural and commercial achievements.”

The pavilion is to be circular in form, with “slants fashioned to project a sensation of movement, making the viewer feel like the building itself is in motion.” The pavilion’s interior will showcase American innovation and technology, including the premiere of the Virgin Hyperloop One ride experience.

Courtesy of Fentress Architects Courtesy of Fentress Architects Courtesy of Fentress Architects Courtesy of Fentress Architects + 12

Open Call: Pop-up Bazaar Istanbul

06:01 - 21 November, 2018
Open Call: Pop-up Bazaar Istanbul, Pop up Bazaar Istanbul, Image Credits: Archasm
Pop up Bazaar Istanbul, Image Credits: Archasm

The oriental establishments of the Middle-East, Northern Africa and some parts of Europe all mention the bustling marketplaces in their popular culture. They weren’t just the main centers of trade and business, but were multifunctional entities that contributed to the social and cultural exchange between people and civilizations. These marketplaces were called by different names in different regions and languages; Bazaar in Persian, Souk in Arabic etc. Today, bazaars tend to be found in a city's medina (old quarter) and are often important tourist attractions.

LAVA Selected to Design German Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai

13:00 - 8 November, 2018
LAVA Selected to Design German Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai, German Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Bitscapes
German Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Bitscapes

The Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) has been selected to design the German Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai. Designed as a vertical campus that blends nature and technology, the pavilion takes cues from local architecture and Germany’s history of outstanding lightweight pavilion design. Formally, the design features a freeform roof that encloses interlinked floating cubes that house exhibition and event spaces.

German Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Bitscapes German Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Bitscapes German Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Bitscapes German Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Bitscapes + 16

Tianyi Pavilion / UM

21:00 - 24 October, 2018
Tianyi Pavilion / UM, © FangFang Tian
© FangFang Tian

© Che Liu © Che Liu © FangFang Tian © FangFang Tian + 14

  • Architects

    UM
  • Location

    Tianyi Square, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Mu
  • Area

    178.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs