Platform is a dynamic structure that can be transformed from a closed blackout box into an open event space through simple reconfiguration of its moveable walls, entirely by hand. Platform offers a wide degree of flexibility for a variety of formats of events – accommodating a small, intimate group of people with a single performer… Continue reading Platform – Roskilde Festival
The Nieuwe Meer is envisioned as a new centre for healthy, diverse and ecological city development in Amsterdam. In the next 30 years, Amsterdam is predicted to shift its development focus to the South Side, towards the economic belt spanning between Schiphol and the Bijlmer. The Nieuwe Meer sits strategically within this belt and also… Continue reading DE NIEUWE MEERSTAD
Fashion Cities Africa unfolds the dazzling diversity of the fashion scene in four major African cities: Casablanca (Morocco), Johannesburg (South Africa), Nairobi (Kenya) and Lagos (Nigeria). The concept aims to create an immersive backdrop composed of city- and fashion fabrics made with perforated timber panels and city blocks. A critical, contemporary and dynamic fusion of… Continue reading Fashion Cities Africa II
The Nieuwe Meer is envisioned as a new centre for healthy, diverse and ecological city development in Amsterdam. In the next 30 years, Amsterdam is predicted to shift its development focus to the South Side, towards the economic belt spanning between Schiphol and the Bijlmer. The Nieuwe Meer sits strategically within this belt and also… Continue reading De Nieuwe Meerstad
MFS III – ‘Minne Floating School’ is NLÉ’s third prototype and second iteration of the Makoko Floating School in Lagos, Nigeria – an innovative structure developed to address the challenges and opportunities of urbanisation and climate change, particularly in coastal African cities. Following Makoko Floating School (MFS I) built in 2013 and MFS II in… Continue reading MFS III – Minne Floating School
Fashion Cities Africa unfolds the dazzling diversity of the fashion scene in four major African cities: Casablanca (Morocco), Johannesburg (South Africa), Nairobi (Kenya) and Lagos (Nigeria). The concept inverts the traditional relationship of observer and the observed in a typical exhibition. The main visitor circulation on the raised catwalk gives visitors a unique perspective, while… Continue reading Fashion Cities Africa
MFS II is an improved iteration of the Makoko Floating School structure, adapted for easy prefabrication, rapid assembly and a wide range of uses. Just as the first prototype sourced local intelligence from the Makoko waterfront community, MFS II has been designed to suit local conditions and a wider waterfront population. MFS II was assembled… Continue reading MFS II
With a play on architecture, our design aims to fulfil the simple primary purpose of a Summer House: a space for shelter and relaxation. The design is based on projecting an inverse replica of the historic Queen Caroline’s Temple – a tribute to its robust form, space and material, recomposed into a new architectural language.… Continue reading Serpentine Summer House
Florence is getting ready to host the second edition of Unity in Diversity, the mayors’ summit which gathered mayors from all over the world for the first time in November 2015. Starting from what has now become a platform subscribed by the mayors of over 60 countries, we decided to focus on Cities’ Resilience for… Continue reading Unity in Diversity Conference
This summer’s major exhibition at Louisiana focuses on architecture, art and culture on the African continent. By pinpointing a number of judiciously selected examples from a cultural here and now, the exhibition sheds light on the diversity and complexity of the part of Africa south of the Sahara Desert. Through a number of projects spread… Continue reading Africa Exhibition
Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy and most populous country, is inhabited by over 170 million people. Lagos, its commercial capital, is home to about 20 million people, many of whom live in unplanned settlements with little formal infrastructure. Lagos is a paradigmatic mix of traditions, a place where history, culture, and popular wisdom interweave local knowledge… Continue reading MoMA: Uneven Growth
Our proposals for the July 22 Memorial sites are sensitive and responsive interventions within natural and man made environments. They create a multi-dimensional, transformative and twinned experience that embodies the diverse values for the memorial; solidarity, sorrow, love and victory. In doing so, it answers the diverse yet cohesive values and expectations of the Norwegian… Continue reading 22 JULY NATIONAL MEMORIALS
Forget what you think you know about Africa, the world’s second-largest continent is journeying to new frontiers. Come face to face with this inspiring vision as you adventure with la Rinascente into an Afrofuturist design culture.
The process of suburbanisation seems to be advancing unstoppably. A faceless, anonymous mesh of settlements is spreading itself around the old core cities. Do we really want to continue this destruction of one of our most important resources, the landscape, and of one of our most important cultural achievements, the city? The International Summer Academy Zurich… Continue reading ETH INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ACADEMY, ZÜRICH
OMA’s design for New Court is the fourth iteration of Rothschild’s London headquarters, all of them built on the increasingly dense and architecturally rich site on St. Swithin’s Lane, a narrow medieval alley in the heart of the City.
PICNIC is a leading European platform for innovation and creativity. We function as an incubator and accelerator for game changing ideas, concepts, products and services. Through our activities, we address the mega trends of our time and explore how to creatively apply technology in order to meet business, social and environmental challenges.
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