• Theme: Public Buildings, Public Spaces

    After over a decade of living in a “dead mall” era, architects and designers remodel the mall concept to better meet our shopping needs today. Find out more in our Q&A with Andrew Bromberg, global design principal at Aedas. When Amazon and eBay launched in 1995, no one could anticipate what would happen next. The...

    The Hongqiao district has become the new vibrant neighborhood in the evolving Shanghai thanks to the concentration of its railway, subway station, airport, the new convention center, the world center gallery by Aedas and the CBD. In the heart of this new district, developer Shui On Land introduced the HUB mixed-use...

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    Three years ago, Portuguese architect Joana Astolfi walked into the Hermès store in Lisbon’s charming and historic Chiado neighborhood to offer her services. She wanted to create window displays for the centennial French luxury brand. Fortunately, the shop manager told her that they were in the process of looking for...

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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...

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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...

    Enter Food Ink, the pop-up fine dining experience that boasts of being the world’s first 3-D-printing restaurant. All food, utensils and furniture are created by 3-D printers. Founded by Antony Dobrzensky, the firm is a collaboration between architects, chefs, designers, engineers, technologists and artists which...

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