Bahrain Celebrates Its Ties to Pearls – The New York Times

Along the teeming narrow streets of this centuries-old trading port, and among the modern-day merchants of the old souk who have immigrated from across the Middle East, South Asia and beyond, an urban project is paying homage to 5,000 years of pearling history in Bahrain. Source: Bahrain… Continue reading

A Sinuous Cruise Ship Terminal by RUR Architecture Redefines Taiwan’s Waterfront | Architectural Record

Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto’s latest learns from biology and Formula One engines. Source: A Sinuous Cruise Ship Terminal by RUR Architecture Redefines Taiwan’s Waterfront | Architectural Record… Continue reading

From Las Vegas to Rome

May 31 – July 6, 2024 We cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition “From Las Vegas to Rome – Photographs by Iwan Baan” at the Architekturgalerie München on Friday, 31 May at 7 pm. Iwan Baan Photographer, Amsterdam Lars Müller Lars Müller Publishers,… Continue reading

Iwan Baan: “Hay arquitectura en lo que la gente construye por sí misma, sin necesidad de arquitectos”

La fotografía de arquitectura no es lo que era desde que llegó él a romper el molde de las imágenes rígidas y perfectas de los edificios. ¿Qué es lo que hizo y cómo lo hizo? Source: Iwan Baan: “Hay arquitectura en lo que la gente construye por… Continue reading

Buro Ole Scheeren completes The Axiom in Shanghai

Buro Ole Scheeren has completed The Axiom, one of two planned towers for The Spring, a mixed use development in Shanghai. Source: Buro Ole Scheeren completes The Axiom in Shanghai… Continue reading

Michael Maltzan’s Latest Supportive Housing Project Pops with Color | Architectural Record

In designing the 49,500-square-foot structure—housing 76 studio apartments, a manager’s unit, and supportive social services—Michael Maltzan Architecture (MMA) recognized the strong need for community, both among the residents and within the broader surroundings. “Even though homeless people live out in the public realm, right on the streets,” observes… Continue reading

Doha: What to See and Do in Qatar’s Rising Art Boomtown – Bloomberg

Qatar’s capital is aiming to become a culture hub—and boost its global image—with a host of museums, big-name exhibitions and rich collections of contemporary and Islamic works. Source: Doha: What to See and Do in Qatar’s Rising Art Boomtown – Bloomberg… Continue reading

‘It should feel like an extension of the living room’: radical study centre is named best building in Europe | Architecture | The Guardian

The project has already garnered wide recognition in Germany, winning the national architecture prize from the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, and hailed by one newspaper critic as “what the future of German construction could look like”. In a time of scarce resources, it has been praised for being as lean… Continue reading

At Bruges Triennial, SO – IL debuts Common Thread

Every three years a series of spectacular art installations are sited among the winding, cobble stone streets and medieval church steeples of Bruges, Belgium. For this year’s iteration of the art and architecture festival, Bruges Triennial, SO – IL has designed a public art piece, Common Thread, that… Continue reading

Amateur Architecture Studio Clads a Chinese Archive with Thousands of Celadon Tiles | Architectural Record

China has no shortage of history; with more than 4,000 recorded years of it, the country is considered the oldest living civilization in the world. That comes with its own set of quandaries, such as how to collect, preserve, and curate countless artifacts, from ancient books and manuscripts… Continue reading

Jeanne Gang Makes a Case for Architectural Grafting – SURFACE

The award-winning architect has dedicated decades of her firm’s work toward adaptive reuse, which she likens to horticultural grafting—connecting two separate plants into a thriving new structure—in a new book. Source: Jeanne Gang Makes a Case for Architectural Grafting – SURFACE… Continue reading

00176 – Iwan Baan at Vitra Design Museum – recessed.space

As we cascade into a pixelated world navigable through panning, scrolling, and zooming, photographs have seized our attention, dominating the means by which we consume the built environment. They facilitate exploration, discourse, and debate, can frame engagement, and craft the narrative of architecture. Carefully controlled images can demand… Continue reading