Sloping canopy of slate

– New Serpentine Pavilion

by Junya Ishigami

photo: Danica Kus

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Architecture and space at Arles

Arles in the South of France is defined today by a strong relation to photography. This year is the 50th anniversary of the start of the Rencontres d’Arles festival, where all forms of photography are celebrated. The city has changed as has the forms in which photography finds its ways… Read more

Serpentine Pavilion 2019 – latest chapter in the summer ritual: a low-lying canopy of slate tiles

An architect of international repute at a young age, Junya Ishigami is known for alternative models and expressions. Complimented by a digital app launched this week, an artistic summer experience is there to be discovered in London’s Kensington Gardens – and free for all. photos by Danica Kus – A… Read more

Jean Nouvel, National Museum of Qatar, Danica Kus

Jean Nouvel’s design in Doha – reference to nature on giant scale

National Museum of Qatar – concept developed by Jean Nouvel from a natural formation in the desert, photos by Danica Kus – A system of interlocking disks, made of sand-coloured fibreglass reinforced concrete, photo: © Danica Kus New museum is built around the historic palace of the founder of modern… Read more

Oodi Library – reclaiming civic space

photos by Danica Kus Queues forming outside libraries is not such a common phenomenon. But when Oodi Library opened to the public in the centre of Helsinki in the beginning of December, there was a massive interest towards the building and locals were impatient to see the space. Designed by… Read more

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

Asmo Jaaksi, founding partner of JKMM Architects, spoke to us about the new museum designed as an extension of the 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