“Are data centers more impressive than pyramids?”

Rem Koolhaas enquires



Was the countryside ever romantic?

  A massive research project led by Rem Koolhaas over five years, culminated in an exhibition at the Guggenheim New York. After decades being obsessed by urbanism and megastructures, Koolhaas became fascinated by the radical development taking place in rural environments outside cities. Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas is famous for… Read more

Savoy Restaurant, Helsinki

A modernist classic restored

Located in the heart of Helsinki with views over the rooftops, Savoy Restaurant belongs to the city’s 20th century design heritage. The interior was created by Finnish architects Alvar Aalto and Aino Marsio-Aalto as an antidote to the avantgarde machine-aesthetic of the 1930s. The restaurant is one of the city’s… Read more

Bauhaus Museum Dessau Photo Danica O. Kus

‘More with less’ – Bauhaus on the centenary

What is the meaning of Bauhaus today, 100 years after the school was launched? The strong legacy can be discovered in the Bauhaus Museum Dessau, a new building designed by Addenda Architects. Located in the same city where the Bauhaus campus (1926) by Walter Gropius operated, it is home to the… Read more

MoMA New York, photo ©Danica Kus

MoMA, New York, expanding its scope

More space and better access for viewing the greatest collection of 20th-century art at MoMA –  photo © Danica Kus – Through the latest extension The Museum of Modern Art in New York has added 47,000 square feet of new exhibition spaces. Funded by the late David Rockefeller and four… Read more

Lisbon Architecture Triennale, MAAT Museum

Lisbon Architecture Triennale – rationality reconsidered

‘The Poetics of Reason’, Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2019 Showcased inside some of the city’s charming buildings, five main exhibitions of Lisbon Architecture Triennale respond to an evocative theme – The Poetics of Reason. Set by chief- curator, the French architect Éric Lapierre (1966), the theme translates key values from modernity,… Read more

Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2019 – Beauty Matters

The theme ‘Beauty Matters’ was set by chief curator Yael Reisner to remind us of architecture as an aesthetic experience. As architecture often seems to be focused on moral and political aspects of design, Reisner aims to bring attention back to the concept of beauty. The Biennale offers an energising… Read more