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Snarkitecture to introduce Snark Park to NYC in 2019

New York-based Design Prize winner Snarkitecture, headed by partners Alex Mustonen, Daniel Arsham, and Ben Porto, has announced the March 2019 opening of their permanent exhibition space called Snark Park. Snarkitecture’s creation will be located in Hudson Yards, a multi-billion-dollar, large scale redevelopment programme aimed to expand Manhattan’s midtown business district west towards the Hudson […]

2019 Young Architects Programme finalists list

The finalists for the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s 2019 Young Architects Programme (YAP) have been officially announced. Pedro & Juana, Low Design Office (LOWDO), Oana Stanescu & Akane Moriyama, Matter Design, and TO will compete in the 20th annual YAP. Each finalist will now organize a preliminary proposal for PS1’s outdoor courtyard […]

Frank Gehry’s twisting aluminium tower for Luma Arles

Frank Gehry’s architectural style is nothing if not unique. Even to the untrained eye, it can be easy to spot a creation by the Canadian-American architect that are dotted around the world. Prague’s Dancing House, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum are only a few of the architectural […]

Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport is now a creative district

Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport was opened in the 1940s under Nazi rule, and it hasn’t seen a flight take off on one of its runways for about a decade. The airport’s grounds were converted into a park – it’s a popular destination for locals looking for a space to exercise and workout, or just to hang […]

Highlighting architect Frida Escobedo

For architects, the opportunity to design the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion annual commission is an exciting honour. This year, architect Frida Escobedo made history as the youngest to win the commission. Escobedo, who founded her own practice in Mexico City in 2006, brought elements of her native Mexico to London’s Hyde Park. Escobedo stated that ‘[her] […]

Whimsical, functional, sustainable: Henning Larsen rethinks Hong Kong’s French International School

In 2015 the plans for Hong Kong’s extension of the French International School (FIS) campus were revealed. Designed by Henning Larsen architects, the new, 19,600-square meter complex was completed recently in September. The facade of the building, located in the city’s Tseung Kwan O district, bears a grid of 627 multi-colored, kaleidoscope-like ceramic tiles offering […]

Beautiful, yet divided: experiencing the Wellcome Collection’s ‘Living with Buildings’

The Wellcome Collection’s newest free exhibition puts architecture and design in the lime light in ‘Living with Buildings’ which runs until 3 March 2019. With focus on the architecture of wellbeing, particularly concerning the development of medical institutions and their architecture, the flow of the exhibition is somewhat stunted but the overall show is beautiful. […]