Named ‘Salida,’ the pavilion for the VIP room of the latest ARCO fair of contemporary art, held in the IFEMA Madrid grounds, arises in the midst of the current health crisis. A fruit of collaboration between Javier Jiménez Iniesta (Studio Animal), To
To the beat of Pink Floyd, Zabriskie Point ends with the leading character getting into his car alone and driving into the Arizona desert, a mythical place with a hostile beauty that Antonioni used as a visual metaphor of the countercultural breakawa
Sitting perpendicular to the main building of Magazzino Italian Art, which it completes and extends, the simple and sober volume of the new pavilion creates a unitary plane between both...
A temporary space for open-air events in a residential area of central Tokyo features a vibrant lattice executed with oblong panels of cross-laminated cedarwood. Beneath its translucent skin of plastic resin fins, the pavilion features a recreation a
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
The uniformity of globalized China has not altogether marked the region of Guanxi, home to an ethnic group – the Zhuang people – of deep-rooted customs, isolated amid steep karst mountains. Against this imposing backdrop, in 2004 the film director Z
Drawing from local building tradition, the Jincheng multipurpose space hosts activities essential to the inhabitants of Xiaoshi Village, in Pengzhou, reconstructed after the 2008 earthquake that shook Sichuan Province. A work of the Chinese firm Stud
Up to 17 May, World Recycling Day, Plaza Juan Goytisolo in Madrid – in front of the Reina Sofía Museum – hosts a pavilion made of prefabricated plastic elements that will later be entirely reused and recycled. A work of the Madrid practice of Ignacio
Pylonesque combines climatic context and vernacular typologies into a semi-enclosed multi-purpose space for a primary and middle school in the Thai province of Uthai Thani, a region that experiences heavy rain seasons followed by extensive hot dry pe
This set of gardens was designed and built for the 11th Sharjah Biennial, directed by the Japanese curator Yuko Hasegawa. After developing a strategy to urbanize the existing heritage area of Sharjah, the design proposed a set of pavilions that compl
This is final building work of Richard Rogers, initiated before his June 2020 retirement from the firm he founded in London in 1977, and which in 2007 was renamed Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP). The art gallery designed by the Pritzker laur
In the ephemeral Glasraum of the Werkbund’s 1927 exhibition in Stuttgart, the dynamic Wrightian space flows between glazed walls that reconcile the expressionist reflections with the transparency of the Sachlichkeit to expose universal truths at the
Chicago artist Theaster Gates has been tapped to design the 2022 Serpentine Pavilion, making him the first non-architect solely commissioned for the prestigious project. A spokesperson for Serpentine Gallery confirmed Gate’s commission for the pavil
“May you live in interesting times”: the curse that has fallen upon us resembles the one that befell Europeans in the 1930s. The 1937 Paris International Exposition was the last major cosmopolitan event held in Europe before the apocalypse, and desp
The installation built by the French architect Aurelien Chen in Rizhao (China) is an abstract recreation of the traditional Chinese landscape. Two hundred perforated and illuminated stainless steel poles interspersed with flat canopies reflect the en
Tributes to artists tend to be post mortem. A case in point is Le Corbusier and his pavilion in Zurich, designed as a Maison de l’Homme in which to display the collection of the gallerist Heidi Weber, but which after opening in 1967, two years after
Le Corbusier, pavilion in Zurich.
The combination of biomimetics, computer design, and robotic construction continues to bear fruit, waiting for the moment that it becomes a more or less feasible model to apply in everyday architecture. This is demonstrated by the two pavilions that
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 team formed by Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, and Nicolás Maruri (Temperaturas Extremas Arquitectos) is the winner of the competition for the privilege of building Spain’s pavilion at the Universal Exhibition of 2020, to be held in Dubai. The winnin
Since 2000 the Serpentine Gallery has been putting up a pavilion on the lawn of Kensington Gardens for the warm months. This temporary structure has become the great summer benchmark of current architecture, biennials aside. At times drawing from con