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Pop-up vaccine pavilions by Stefano Boeri will help Italy fight the pandemic

Public squares in Italy play a critical role in Italian culture and day-to-day life, but they may soon play a major part in rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations. Circular temporary structures have been designed by architect Stefano Boeri and his Milan-based firm, in collaboration with a team of consultants, that will pop up across Italy as […]

London’s Tin Can Alley gets £1b revamp by Outernet featuring the world’s largest “digital canvas”

The stage for public art in London just keeps getting bigger and bigger, at least from a digital standpoint. Earlier this year, Europe’s largest billboard located in London’s Piccadilly Circus was taken over by digital artworks thanks to CIRCA. Just half a mile away, London’s Denmark Street area is undergoing a £1 billion revamp, which […]

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia new designs presented

While Halifax, Nova Scotia wouldn’t be thought of as a spot known for any modern architectural marvels, the coastal city drew international attention for just that half a decade ago. After the Halifax Central Library was opened, it won several architecture awards and was counted on many lists for top architecture and library design. And […]

Church volunteer arrested for setting fire to 15th century Gothic cathedral in France

French authorities have arrested and charged a church volunteer for setting a fire that wreaked havoc on the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Nantes. The man was questioned immediately following the July 18th blaze but was released without charge the following day. Then, after lab analysis confirmed it was arson, the man […]

New research shows ancient Greeks may have used ramps for accessibility

Laws, like the Americans with Disabilities Act signed into action in 1990 and the 1995 UK Disability Discrimination Act, seek to make society more accessible. These kinds of regulations make buildings accessible, tasks doable, and more for those who are disabled while they also benefit many who would be considered able-bodied. Ramps are one of […]

Love dogs and design? Then Architecture for Dogs is a must-see exhibition hitting London this September

If Crufts is the gold standard of dog shows in the UK, an exhibition headed to Japan House London is about to become the gold standard of dog (architecture) shows. Making its European debut in the UK this September will be Architecture for Dogs, an exhibition that was first launched eight years ago at Design […]

UNESCO “deeply regrets” Turkish president’s decision to revert Hagia Sophia to a mosque

In 1985, Hagia Sophia, the opulent Byzantine-era gem found in Istanbul, was declared a UNESCO world heritage site after being converted into a museum in the mid 1930s. Last week, however, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, president of Turkey, announced that by the end of July, Hagia Sophia would be converted back into a mosque, a decision […]