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‘The Flying Photographer’: a documentary showcasing Fernando Guerra

‘The Flying Photographer’ is a new film that brings architecture, photography, and documentary together into one beautiful package. The documentary sheds light on the elusive Fernando Guerra, one of the world’s most well-known architectural photographers. Despite being internationally recognized and sought after – despite his photographs being the centre of much dialogue and writing – […]

Bauhaus turns 100

As you may have heard, 2019 is a big anniversary year for Leonardo da Vinci and it’s causing some interesting news in the process. However, da Vinci isn’t the only one getting a big celebration. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Bauhaus – the architecture and design school synonymous with sleekness […]

In memoriam: Ralph Koltai, groundbreaking British stage designer, passes away at 94

One of the twentieth century’s most influential stage designers, Ralph Koltai passed away in December at the age of 94 in the city of Châtellerault, France. In a career that spanned seven decades, Koltai revolutionized British theater, designing more than 250 productions for ballet, opera, and theater that eschewed convention. He created a new vocabulary […]

2018 Biennale Architettura facts and figures

Just a few days after the close of the 2018 Venice Biennale Architettura, the numbers are in and they don’t disappoint. Over the course of six months, FREESPACE, the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, attracted an inordinate and unusual crowd. In addition to the 14,434 pre-opening attendees, the exhibition welcomed over 275,000 visitors. The year’s totals […]

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] […]

‘The Islamic world’ through the British Museum’s stunning new Albukhary Foundation Gallery

The British Museum‘s has massively overhauled Rooms 42 and 43 in its wings to make way for a stunning new permanent exhibition space. The newly named Albukhary Foundation Gallery is a beautifully designed environment highlighting centuries of Islamic art titled ‘The Islamic world’. Opened on the 18th of October, the galleries are notably larger – […]