This year’s summer pavilion of the Serpentine, the popular gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens, opens to the public on 11 June, a year after it was supposed to, thanks to the Covid-19 crisis. It was designed by Counterspace, the South African firm
In the Kingston Hill district of southwest London, amongst oaks and rhododendrons, stands this 505-square-meter house built by the English practice of Nick Eldridge, its glass-and-aluminum enclosure striking a contrast with the brick of the neighbori
The Rotterdam firm MVRDV has unveiled images of the hill it will be raising beside Marble Arch in London, to serve as a vantage point overlooking Oxford Street and Hyde Park. A 25-meter-tall metal scaffold will be covered with plywood, soil, and plan
Since regulations did not allow to fix cladding onto the vaults, the digitally fabricated structural system consists of CNC-cut plywood boxes and beams placed using dry-joint techniques to support the insulating lining and the facade polycarbonate...
Every year the Serpentine Gallery in London chooses an international architect to build a temporary installation. The pavilion of 2013, designed by Sou Fujimoto, is inspired by the evanescence of clouds, inviting people to explore the place in a new
The refurbishment of original structure, designed by Cedric Price with Frank Newby and Lord Snowdon in 1962, provides a new walk-through home for the zoo’s troop of Colobus monkeys and includes a new education and community center...
The project will see the 130-year-old exhibition center, built as the National Agricultural Hall and set over a 14-and-a-half-acre site in Kensington, London, transformed into a world-leading arts, entertainment, exhibition, and experiential district
Located in Paddington Basin, just south of London’s Little Venice, the Rolling Bridge provides an extraordinary spectacle for those visiting, living, and working in the area, the 12-meter long footbridge opens by changing from a single solid platform
Following their collaboration to design Google’s new campus in California, Heatherwick Studio and BIG were commissioned to create the company’s new headquarters in London. The team’s focus was not just to make special large workspaces but to find an
The Spanish practices Barrozi Veiga and Selgas Cano and the British firms 6a Architects, Adam Khan Architects, Architecture 00, David Kohn Architects, HNNA, and Mole Architects designed a total of sixteen buildings now under construction in London’s
The Tide is a network of public spaces and gardens within the urban fabric of Greenwich Peninsula, in southeast London. Of the 5 kilometers foreseen in the master plan, one fifth has been completed in a first phase connecting the intermodal hub with
The area around London’s Olympic Park is a regeneration hothouse with micro-breweries, tech startups, speakeasys and spas. Now their spiritual needs are being met – with a beautiful chapel on a barge. A narrowboat moored to the towpath is offering pa
Opening day is several months away and the London Design District is progressively taking shape. This is a conglomerate of sixteen emblem-buildings commissioned to a miscellaneous crew of architects among which British firms abound – including 6a Arc
Brutalism with a friendly countenance: this is how one might venture to describe the architecture that Grafton Architects – Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara – have been carrying out for the past twenty years in Ireland, Europe, and America, from t
Sixteen years after The Weather Project, which drew crowds to the Turbine Hall in 2003, Olafur Eliasson (Copenhagen, 1967) returns to the Tate Modern with a retrospective that gathers 40 works completed since 1990. The exhibition includes pieces of d
The Danish artist reflects on the role of art in the Anthropocene world as his retrospective exhibition titled ‘In Real Life’ views at Tate Modern.
There is no doubt whatsoever that robotization and artificial intelligence are proof of great technological progress, but as sociologists and economists keep warning us, they are also a serious threat to the survival of many jobs. Architects, for the
A contemporary augur of nature, Olafur Eliasson, born in Copenhagen in 1967, leaped to fame with the gigantic, sublime sun that he recreated in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern. Now, thirteen years later, he is an anointed artist returning to the Lond
Two words describe the Serpentine Gallery’s summer pavilion this year, built by the Japanese architect Junya Ishigami: picturesque and polemic. It is picturesque because, of all the Serpentine Pavilions raised in London’s Kensington Gardens to date,
Junya Ishigami’s hillock of Cumbrian slate was meant to feel ‘primitive and ancient’. But British regulations – and the wind – dashed his dreams. Is it time to rethink the annual event?
The controversial Tulip skyscraper in the City was granted planning approval today despite huge concerns about its impact on historic views of London. The decision paves the way for the 305.3-metre high structure on Bury Street, which will be western
London has always been one of Europe’s foremost music capitals, so will not willingly fall behind other great cities – European and Asian alike – in the creation of grand auditoriums, theaters, and opera houses. This is the message conveyed by its de
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