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FRIEND, an inflatable sculpture by Simon Hjermind Jensen

30-07-2021 - News

FRIEND, an inflatable sculpture by Simon Hjermind Jensen

Danish architect Simon Hjermind Jensen created "Friend", an inflatable sculpture 6 metres tall, for Bloom, a festival in Copenhagen encouraging reflection on nature, science and ourselves. The organic shapes of Hjiermind Jensen’s sculpture are inspired by observation of the trees.

Mezzo Atelier converts a former warehouse into a cultural centre

15-07-2021 - News

Mezzo Atelier converts a former warehouse into a cultural centre

An unused space on the outskirts of Ponte Delgada, in Portugal’s Azure Islands, has been converted into vaga cultural centre, a space for art and knowledge, by Mezzo Atelier and the association Anda&Fala.

THE TOKYO TOILET, new public toilets now ready in Shibuya

06-07-2021 - News

THE TOKYO TOILET, new public toilets now ready in Shibuya

THE TOKYO TOILET is an initiative of the Nippon Foundation, the government of the town of Shibuya and the Tourism Association of Shibuya which began in 2019; this year saw the addition of two new public toilets, the most recent of which was designed by Kengo Kuma.

RECENT PROJECTS

Yoga and art in Brno, a project by RO_AR Szymon Rozwalka architects

28-06-2021 - News

Yoga and art in Brno, a project by RO_AR Szymon Rozwalka architects

Czech studio RO_AR Szymon Rozwalka architects built a Yoga Garden and Art Gallery in the city of Brno, in the Czech Republic: a space that goes beyond the preconceptions linked with yoga, combining yoga with art, using as their point of departure a post-industrial structure that now also incorporates greenery.

Winners of the 5th European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention

22-06-2021 - News

Winners of the 5th European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention

The winners of the 5th European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention, a prize awarded every two years in four categories, with a special mention for restoration, were announced a few days ago. The winning projects stand out for their ability to demonstrate great sensitivity, care and respect.

The Civic Hotel in Seattle: the past revisited by Wittman Estes

17-06-2021 - News

The Civic Hotel in Seattle: the past revisited by Wittman Estes

Seattle-based architecture firm Wittman Estes has completed the renovation and modernisation of a hotel originally opened in 1962 for the Century 21 World's Fair in the rapidly transforming South Lake Union neighbourhood of the city. The project also includes furniture designed by the architects specifically to echo the hotel’s mid-century history.

OFF FENCE: an installation at the 17th Venice Biennale

15-06-2021 - News

OFF FENCE: an installation at the 17th Venice Biennale

Sculptor Matěj Hájek and architect Tereza Kučerová were invited as the sole representatives of the Czech Republic to the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Hashim Sarkis. In the ‘How will we play together?’ section, in the freely accessible Forte Marghera, they are presenting OFF FENCE, an installation which investigates the theme of the fence or, more broadly, of separation.

Communities at Work, the French Pavilion at the 17th Architecture Biennale

09-06-2021 - News

Communities at Work, the French Pavilion at the 17th Architecture Biennale

The French Pavilion, curated by Christopher Hutin, presents "Communities at Work". Five specific case studies from different continents - Europe, Asia, America and Africa - provide examples of how we will live together in a world in which communities directly affect their everyday living spaces.

Land.Milk.Honey. The Israeli Pavilion at the 17th Architecture Biennale

08-06-2021 - News

Land.Milk.Honey. The Israeli Pavilion at the 17th Architecture Biennale

What happens when coexistence relies on managing to transform a biblical promise into reality? This question is answered in the Israeli Pavilion, which shows with extreme lucidity and clarity how ideology - translated into colonialism, settlement, urbanisation, infrastructure and mechanised agriculture - has radically reshaped the environment of Palestine-Israel, and consequently also the relationship between the two peoples.

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