• Theme: Building and Construction

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    In Prague, off a busy main road in one of the city’s outer districts, a quiet side street is dotted with industrial warehouses that sit behind fences fashioned from chain link and sheets of corrugated metal. Inside one of them, Gravelli—a local brand with global reach—makes everything from furniture to washbasins to...

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    On June 18, 1908 the Kasato Maru arrived in the Brazilian port of Santos. On board were the 781 Japanese passengers who would become the very first immigrants from that Asian country to settle in distant Brazil. Almost 110 years later, this country hosts the biggest Japanese community outside Japan, with 1,1 million...

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    The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) spread across the capital in different venues last June. This year’s edition saw over 450 events scheduled in every corner of the city. Tamsie Thomson, Director of LFA, shared in an official press release that this year’s “Memory” theme is fundamental to how people experience...

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    The city of Paris is forecast to evolve into a newer, 2.0 version with Europa City, a visionary leisure and culture hub to be opened in 2020 in Gonesse, right in the heart of Greater Roissy. Groupe Auchan funded the project, and BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) worked on the architectural plans. The French door opened to BIG...

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    Hosted by Biodistrict Lyon-Gerland, the 2017 edition of Lyon City Demain had a successful run last June. Fourteen international competition winners presented their projects to the public in Lyon, France. The free, festive event centered on well-being and better living in the city. It focused on 3 main themes: a place...

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    Marseille represents the first city in France to be founded by the Greeks in 600 BC, during the pivotal age when new ways of thinking appeared in parallel incidents. Many revere this time, from which came Buddha and Mahavira in India, Zoroaster in Persia, Confucius in China and Pythagoras in Greece, among others. As...

    Daniel Verlooven, Global Acoustics Ambassador at the now 10-year-old acoustic furnishings company Buzzispace chaired the NeoCon panel Demystifying Acoustics. The discussion broke down the complexities of how sound functions differently according to space, while emphasizing the importance of acoustics as an essential...

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    At NeoCon this year, Carol Ross Barney, founder and president of Ross Barney Architects, discussed the importance of creating healthy urban public spaces. Her firm is responsible for several rehabilitation projects in Chicago including CTA Cermak-McCormick Station and the Union Station Master Plan. Her firm works to...

    The three Mother Baby Centers in Minnesota were born of a partnership between Children’s Minnesota and Allina Health, integrating healthcare for both mother and child. They opened at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis in 2013, Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids in 2015 and United Hospital in St. Paul in 2016. HDR...

    The student population at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (PCHS) in Lancaster had been rapidly growing, spilling into five fragmented buildings. The need for a new facility was urgent by the time a suitable 19,812 m2 former security systems warehouse and 85,344 m2 administrative building became available in...

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