The complex is built entirely with organic and biodegradable bricks made of corn stalks mixed with live fungal organisms, creating a light and porous wall that makes it possible for the pavilion to function as a bioclimatic building...
The museum of modern art has completed a renovation and expansion project that has effectively increased gallery space by as much as 30 % besides making the building more functional and improving its connection with the urban fabric. The expansion yi
In 1995, with the opening of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)’s new building designed by architect Mario Botta, the museum spearheaded a profound transformation of the South of Market district, that soon became a cultural hub for the c
The coil of standard plastic cubes forms a circuit which in successive phases enables the natural and ecological purification of the water; a sensor collects data and sends it to an online reader in real time.
Sequences of towers on open expanses of land: this has been the building strategy used in Istanbul over the last decades. Through civic empowerment strategies, the scheme proposes a positive panorama for these neighborhoods.
The Varanda Products catalogue offers a range of solutions inspired in the puxadinhos, aggregates of recycled materials superposed to the existing structures, which Rio locals have used over the years to colonize their environment. Presented wi
As a means to attain a greater social equity for future generations, the proposal rethinks and changes the traditional concept of property and opts for collective alternatives that guarantee permanent access to housing.
In an effort to reduce overcrowding, a consequence of the reduced housing stock in the city, the scheme proposes creating community-scale public areas that take up underused spaces such as rooftops and backyards.
For the densely populated quarters of Mumbai the architects have envisaged a growth scheme consisting in a superstructure that neighbors can make their own and a range of lightweight construction systems to enlarge the existing buildings.
Instead of taking down the existing slums and implementing low-quality refurbishment plans, the community is encouraged to build and improve its homes through the collaboration among neighbors, local artists and professional designers.
The lack of detail maps of the most populous city of Nigeria and the second in Africa, being as it is under constant transformation, prompted to develop a map reflecting the relationship between the local conditions and the specific urban context.&nb
To generate a critical stance around the problem of city growth and to promote political change, the team has produced a newspaper, The New City Reader, and an urban strategy table game placed in the context of Hong Kong in 2047.
To reduce demographic pressure, the team proposes adding eight artificial islands to Hong Kong’s territory, very dense and compressed between mountains and sea. With eyes set on the future, each one of them embodies a local value.
The Museum of Modern Art announces ‘The Project of Independence: Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia, 1947–1985’, an exhibition that will explore the ways modern architecture in the region gave shape and expression to idealistic societal vi
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) announced a $10m gift from a foundation led by the green architect and industrial designer Emilio Ambasz that will establish an institute exploring the relationship between architecture and ecology. The Argentinian-bor
The designer has employed natural processes and used materials from plants and shellfish for her exhibition ‘Material Ecology’ at the Museum of Modern Art. An army of 17,000 silkworms have been busily at work in Padua, Italy, creating Silk Pavilion I
A wit in the publicity department of the Museum of Modern Art suggested that the new MoMA was like a favourite golf course to which, to your surprise, nine holes had been added. At a cost of $450 million, the distinguished New York architectural firm
The museum added 47,000 square feet of gallery space, a spiffy new canopy and a restaurant. “It’s smart, surgical, sprawling and slightly soulless,” our critic writes. In 1939, the Museum of Modern Art opened its first purpose-built home on West 53rd
[+] Hórama Rama, by Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss of Pedro & Juana, is the 2019 winner of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1’s annual Young Architects Program. This year’s other finalists are Low Design Office (DK Osseo-Asare and Ryan Bol
The Museum of Modern Art announces a major donation of material representing nine innovative built and unbuilt projects developed and realized between 1994 and 2018 by Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron. The works have been given to the Muse
Though hard to fit into the narratives of architectural modernity, or precisely as a consequence of it, the architecture of communist countries after World War ii has for a number of years now drawn the attention of several institutions and scholars
The exhibitions, which marked the emergence of postmodernity or deconstruction, have become more political after the shock of the crisis
In 2012 the Avery Library at Columbia University bought from the Wright Foundation the huge archive that the architect put together in the course of his career of almost seventy years: 55,000 drawings, 125,000 photographs, 300,000 letters, and innume
In 1936 the minister Capanema asked Lucio Costa to design a Ministry of Education and Health building for Rio de Janeiro. Costa drew up a proposal in tune with similar ideas put down shortly before in Europe. This project, understood to be the starti
An exhibition at New York’s MoMA shows how, in Wright’s vision of the American city, density and dispersal were two sides of the same coin.
Continuing the saga of the most prolific architects of recent times, the editor of the Architecture Now! series, Philip Jodidio, has now published a monograph on Zaha Hadid (Baghdad, 1950) that updates one of 2009 and is to date the most ambitious an
New York’s MoMA announced its intention to demolish the American Folk Art Museum, a 2001 work of Tod Williams Billie Tsien. The decision has caused bewilderment because the champions of the campaign in defense of the building, Diller Scofidio + Renfr
It was no easy matter. A recognition of Le Corbusier’s work that was as late in coming required the MoMA to offer something more than a mere exhibition on a grand scale. Curated by Jean-Louis Cohen and Barry Bergdoll, ‘Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Moder
«La posible fibra ética y política del hipotético movimiento se habrá desmenuzado cuando reciba en la frente los óleos del MoMA». Así rezaba el primer texto publicado en Arquitectura Viva, firmado por su director en junio de 1988. En efecto, 23 años
Con el centenario del nacimiento de Burle Marx (1909-1994) nuevos trabajos teóricos se sumaron a la ya copiosa bibliografía escrita sobre el prestigioso paisajista brasileño. Parecía que poco podía añadirse a los ensayos publicados por críticos e inv
Hasta el 26 de abril se podrá visitar en el MoMA neoyorquino una retrospectiva sobre el cineasta y escritor californiano Tim Burton (Burbank, 1958). En ella se muestran más de 700 objetos entre dibujos, esculturas, fotografías y caricaturas, e inclus
La escuela que inició la modernidad arquitectónica y artística cumple noventa años y el MoMA de Nueva York lo celebra con una gran retrospectiva, ‘Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity’, en la que se analiza el recorrido de esta institución a tr
Asistimos perplejos a las abismales contradicciones que se suceden en este inicio de siglo. Por una parte, el ingenio arquitectónico ha desatado una creatividad inusitada de imágenes inéditas, realizadas tanto en las obras paradigmáticas de los recie
Arquitecto, diseñador y crítico, el vienés Bernard Rudofsky (1905-1988) es sobre todo conocido por su exposición Arquitectura sin arquitectos, una defensa de la sabiduría y la belleza de la construcción vernácula que desde su presentación en el MoMA
El libro Spain Builds: Arquitectura en España 1975-2005, editado por Arquitectura Viva, está concebido como acompañamiento al catálogo publicado con motivo de la exposición ‘On Site: New Architecture in Spain’, organizada por el Museo de Arte Moderno