For the first time, the Holy See will take part in the International Architecture Exhibition of Biennale di Venezia, with a special pavilion created on the isle of San Giorgio Maggiore. Ten important architects were invited to design ten chapels inspired by the “Woodland Chapel” by Erik Gunnar Asplund. The Electa catalogue narrates their paths and the outcomes.
Vatican Chapels is the title of the Holy See Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition at the Biennale in Venice, curated by Francesco Dal Co with the collaboration of 10 world-famous architects.
Abu Dhabi currently faces its most ambitious challenge yet: becoming a centre of culture and the arts through the culture of design. After building numerous luxury hotels, shopping malls and golf courses, the largest of the Arab Emirates is now assigning a priority role to architecture and design.
Architect Luigi Rosselli has converted a building in Sydney constructed in the 1920s into a duplex on a human scale with big patios for admiring the view of the city, with its skyscrapers by Renzo Piano, Sir Norman Foster and Ingenhoven Architects.
2016 was definitely a "golden year" for Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha. The long list of awards presented to him over the course of his career, including the 2006 Pritzker Prize, grew longer with the addition of a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, the Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award and now, the RIBA Royal Gold Medal.
September 26 through 30 Bologna hosts the 34th CERSAIE, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings.
Floornature will be reporting live from the fair and conducting interviews right in the exhibition halls, and of course attending some of the most glamorous evening events!
A pedestrian itinerary starting out in the centre of Marseilles, beginning with Norman Foster’s mirror pavilion, and taking us to the outskirts of the city to see Zaha Hadid’s skyscraper. A walk along the city’s converted waterfront, a wide-ranging urban project including buildings and public spaces.
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