New museum experience, the V&A in Dundee, by Kengo Kuma

photo: Danica Kus

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Ultimate museum experience in Dundee by Kengo Kuma

V&A outpost by Kengo Kuma – high cultural ambitions for the east coast town in Scotland Since the Guggenheim effect in Bilbao, big museum brands have become recognised as great initiators for urban regeneration. Dundee in Scotland, on the edge of Europe, is the latest to adopt the strategy by… Read more

Amos Rex, Helsinki by JKMM Architects

Helsinki goes underground: Amos Rex is shortlisted for the Finlandia Architecture Award

Founding partner Asmo Jaaksi spoke to us about the new museum by JKMM Architects, designed as extension of 1930s iconic Lasipalatsi building. Carved under the old bus station, the irregular domes above add a sense of play to the cityscape. Below the galleries are dedicated for experimental arts.  How would… Read more

Fondazione Prada, Heidegger's hut

Obsession with huts showcased in Venice

The exhibition Machines à Penser explores the idea of isolation close to nature as an important part in the creative thinking process. When Dieter Roelstraete was invited to curate the Fondazione Prada exhibition to coincide with the Architecture Biennale in Venice, he knew immediately what he wanted to do. ”I have… Read more

Chapel by Francesco Magnani and Traudy Pelzel, MAP Studio, Vatican Pavilions, Venice Biennale, photo ©Marianna Wahlsten

Vatican Pavilions on the Island of San Giorgio, Venice Biennale

Scattered across the lagoon-facing parkland behind the great Santa Maria Maggiore church, you will find eleven temporary pavilions commissioned by the Vatican. The pavilions have been designed by renown international architects, including Norman Foster, Smiljan Radic, Edouardo Souto de Mora and Terunobu Fujimori. It is a rare collection of contemporary sacred… Read more

Serpentine Pavilion 2018, photo: ©Danica O. Kus

New Serpentine Summer Pavilion by Frida Escobedo

Danica O. Kus has photographed Serpentine Summer Pavilions since 2009. The latest by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo is the tenth that she has documented. The architectural quality of each temporal Pavilion and their unique characteristics has been an enduring inspiration for her photographic work. An exhibition showcasing her photographs of… Read more

Venice Biennale – Giardini Pavilions

How is the idea of ‘Freespace’ interpreted in the national exhibitions of the Giardini – Curated by Dublin-based architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the 2018 Architecture Biennale offers a broad view into the complexities of contemporary environments. With emphasis on details instead of the grand concepts of the previous… Read more