by Almas Sadique Dec 28, 2022
The biennial award, organised by Switzerland-based Teatro dell'architettura Foundation, recently revealed Xu Tiantian as the winner of the Swiss Architectural Award 2022.
by Almas Sadique Dec 28, 2022
The biennial award, organised by Switzerland-based Teatro dell'architettura Foundation, recently revealed Xu Tiantian as the winner of the Swiss Architectural Award 2022.
by STIRworld Dec 05, 2022
The 15th edition of the World Architecture Festival celebrates architectural responses to collective life renewal post pandemic and commitments to combating climate change.
by Zohra Khan Nov 08, 2022
The Berlin-based architectural illustrator tells STIR how he got a dream job for himself, why he sticks to a limited palette of colours, and how hand drawing is key to his style.
by Sunena V Maju Nov 05, 2022
The winning design for Wuxi Art Museum by Ennead Architects adorns an articulated limestone facade with unique perforations and textures inspired by the scholar stones.
by Sunena V Maju Oct 15, 2022
In the deserted field of Lithuania, AEXN architects etches Crematorium The Tumulus in the form of a burial mound covered with white linen.
by Rabita Shakya, Anne Feenstra Oct 14, 2022
Working alongside various NGOs, Sustainable Mountain Architecture collaborated with the community to improve the living standards for expecting mothers of Silinge.
by Sunena V Maju Oct 10, 2022
Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie releases his memoir If Walls Could Speak: My Life in Architecture, revealing the stories of his professional life, fond projects, and Israeli roots.
by Dhwani Shanghvi Sep 10, 2022
The Women in Architecture exhibition at DAC, Copenhagen, fills the gaps in what could easily be considered the first draft of an architectural history.
by Sunena V Maju Aug 18, 2022
Green Obsession by Stefano Boeri Architetti brings forth a cautionary tale of the climate crisis and how architecture can respond to the rising concerns.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Aug 17, 2022
Memory of a Telluric Movement by Jose Dávila at Museum Haus Konstruktiv is a poetic juxtaposition of natural & industrial materials to visually represent an intertwined world.
by Anmol Ahuja Aug 10, 2022
In a sensitive conversation with STIR, the Sri Lankan architect speaks about his studio, the deliberately small scope of their projects, and an invariable anchorage to site and context.
by Anmol Ahuja Jul 05, 2022
Operating in the liminal space between the augmented and virtual, the UK-based studio’s abstract creations are charged in a visual language that defies medium and convention.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jun 19, 2022
Pennsylvania-based multidisciplinary artist Samuelle Green with her installation works bring home significant points on ecological imbalance and the necessity to restore it.
by STIRworld Jun 02, 2022
The twelfth edition of the Casalgrande Padana Grand Prix announces its winners in an award ceremony at MUDEC in Milan,Italy.
by Jerry Elengical Jan 05, 2022
Envisioned as a new development dedicated to sport and leisure on the site of the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, the proposal will create a new home for AC Milan and FC Internazionale.
by Jincy Iype Dec 09, 2021
The year that was – STIR rounds up design and architectural fairs and festivals that made a powerful comeback after delays and challenges of the years devoured by the pandemic.
by Devanshi Shah Nov 09, 2021
A parallel look at two RIBA's annual Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlisted projects by London-based Craftworks and Denizen Works.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Nov 04, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky visits Expo 2020 Dubai where spectacle-driven architecture is the core of the new smart city of the future; shares his list of 20 must-see pavilions.
by Devanshi Shah Oct 15, 2021
In an interview with Ok Computer directors Pooja Shetty and Neil Pagedar, STIR unravels the use of modern Indian architecture in the web series currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.
by Devanshi Shah Aug 19, 2021
The pavilions look to re-modulate how we read cities, through nine interventions designed and conceptualised by some of the most renowned Japanese architects and artists.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Jul 17, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky reviews a retrospective of the work of James Wines of SITE, whose unique drawings not merely depict architecture but critique and attack it.
by Jerry Elengical May 31, 2021
On the occasion of the decorated Japanese architect’s 80th birthday, STIR presents a journey through the many forms and personas adopted by Ito throughout his career.
by Jerry Elengical May 26, 2021
The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced a digital collaboration with Google Arts & Culture, showcasing 15 stories free to view from the RIBA collection.
by Devanshi Shah Apr 05, 2021
Promoted by Teatro dell’architettura Foundation, chaired by Mario Botta, the award is presented every two years to practices that have made a significant contribution to contemporary architecture.
by Rahul Kumar Mar 12, 2021
Within Contradiction, a solo presentation by Nature Morte, explores the recognisable symbols of flags and architectural columns for potent expression on socio-political disparities.
by Zohra Khan Nov 13, 2020
The London-based studio has conceptualised galleries, a movie theatre, and an arena for live architecture talks in an immersive virtual format for Spanish festival, Arquia Proxima.
by Meghna Mehta Sep 10, 2020
The first episode in the documentary series Practice by Laura Mark and Jim Stephenson features UK-based architect Piers Taylor and his Invisible Studio.
by STIRworld Aug 03, 2020
Located in Sydney, the rejuvenated old shop house includes an aquaponics pond, green roof and solar panel facade system with battery storage and rainwater harvesting facilities.
by STIRworld Jul 28, 2020
On the 69th birthday of Santiago Calatrava Valls, STIR commemorates the Valencia-born architect's inspirations, inventions, neo-futuristic designs and all things biological.
by Devanshi Shah Jul 15, 2020
Sergei Tchoban, a Russian and German architect, and the 2018 recipient of the European Prize for Architecture, speaks with STIR about his transcontinental practice.
by Meghna Mehta Jul 14, 2020
The Buffelsdrift Farm in Klein Karoo, SA, won gold at the International Domus Restoration and Conservation Award for restoring the heritage buildings using traditional techniques.
by Zohra Khan Jun 16, 2020
SO-IL from New York transforms Lisbon's Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in a landscape of encounters and conversations as it reopens post closure due to COVID-19.
by Jaipur Rugs May 18, 2020
The leading Indian design houses weave a series of 12 designs inspired from the Bauhaus movement and Ottoman styles to reinterpret India’s architectural heritage.
by STIRworld Apr 15, 2020
As the world battles the novel coronavirus, STIR draws a comprehensive list of design and architectural solutions that are helping fight and prevent the spread of the disease.
by Zohra Khan Mar 28, 2020
Freestyle: Architecture Adventures in Mass Media by the London-based studio stages a peppy virtual reality setup tracing the impact of technology on architecture of the past.
by Anupam Bansal Mar 23, 2020
In views from leading architects, Anupam Bansal (ABRD Architects) writes on the recent Supreme Court judgment that does not prohibit unregistered practice of architecture in India.
by STIRworld Mar 14, 2020
As museums and galleries shut doors and major events get suspended due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, STIR brings you a list of missed action in art, design and architecture.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Feb 20, 2020
The sculptural interventions by Henkin with the exhibition Props, at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, defy our notions on the obvious settings of built-up spaces.
by Zohra Khan Feb 04, 2020
A multi-sensorial exhibition at the Danish gallery brings six offbeat spatial installations that pique curiosity and makes learning design and architecture a fun process.
by STIRworld Dec 30, 2019
STIR rounds up 10 projects that were being worked on drawing boards across the world in 2019; those that chart out a sustainable, modern and technologically advanced future.
by Meghna Mehta Oct 08, 2019
The iconic dome structure of Al Wasl Plaza at the Expo 2020 Dubai will provide the largest 360-degree projection surface in the world, offering visitors an unparalleled experience.
by Zohra Khan Sep 16, 2019
ROCA London Gallery’s autumn exhibition examines the state of contemporary architectural drawing, revealing its potential and questioning possible futures in the post digital era.
by Maulik Yagnik Aug 19, 2019
The French city has transformed from a historical landmark to a tapestry of contemporary architectural icons, studded with works by internationally renowned designers.
by Avantika Shankar Jul 18, 2019
The design firm from Milan – creator of architectural structure made of mushroom mycelium – explains why the fungus material is a sustainable building material for architects.
by Meghna Mehta May 25, 2019
The design of the Civic Centre in Sadra, Iran, is an example of how cultural evaluation can be used to develop a renewed image that can uplift the architectural fabric of an area.
by Apurva Bose Dutta May 21, 2019
The Bangkok based architect discusses his ideologies and how architecture and design not only influence the society and culture, but in turn get affected by them too.
by Jincy Iype Dec 08, 2022
As Doha is prepared afresh to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, photographer Pygmalion Karatzas reveals its modern architectural landscape, captured with a monochrome format.
by Jerry Elengical Dec 03, 2022
On the fringes of Hangzhou, China, this centuries-old residence has been bestowed with a new purpose, merging its traditional architectural roots with neat contemporary flourishes.
by Jincy Iype Nov 15, 2022
A portmanteau formed of 'north' and 'vertigo', Nortigo is an architectural photography series by Pygmalion Karatzas documenting specific buildings and their elements across the US.
by Jincy Iype Nov 03, 2022
Speaking to STIR, the Chinese photographer summarises her travels to 40 countries over 10 years, for her futuristic architectural photography series, Eternal Monuments in the Dark.
by Zohra Khan Aug 15, 2022
The exhibition looks at three historic British projects with women custodians whose architectural layouts challenge the conventions of a domestic plan.
by André Aranha Corrêa do Lago Apr 21, 2022
The Brazilian Ambassador to India, André Aranha Corrêa do Lago pens an account of Brazil’s now global architectural identity, and the exhibitions in Delhi commemorating the bicentennial.
by Jerry Elengical Apr 19, 2022
STIR visits the Building Brazil 1822-2022: 200 Years of Independence photo exhibition at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, charting a course through the country’s rich architectural history.
by Sukanya Deb Jan 26, 2022
In part two of the three-part series on Chennai Photo Biennale, STIR looks at the British architectural movement that translated to public architecture in Lagos and Ibadan, Nigeria.
by Jincy Iype Oct 30, 2021
STIR delves into the architectural exhibition focused on Renzo Piano’s G124 project that highlights young architects, inclusion, nature, suburbs, and creativity.
by Jerry Elengical, Anmol Ahuja Oct 29, 2021
Studying the varying inspirations behind the spaces of the hit Netflix series, STIR delves into the evocative architectural aspects of what makes Squid Game immensely bingeable.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Jul 08, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky visits an architectural exhibition on the work of Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido at the Museo Metropolitano in Monterrey, Mexico.
by Anmol Ahuja Feb 05, 2021
Designed by Turkish architectural design studio Hayri Atak, this unique parametric skyscraper design set in Dubai seeks ‘electric’ inspiration from vertical wind turbines.
by STIRworld Jan 05, 2021
The Ghanaian-Scottish architect and educator is the second woman recipient to have won the prestigious honour in view of her outstanding contribution to architectural education.
by Zohra Khan Sep 10, 2020
STIR X LOCO Design bring architectural photographer Edmund Sumner with critic and curator Vladimir Belogolovsky to discuss the nuances of storytelling with two different mediums.
by Jincy Iype Feb 24, 2020
STIR in conversation with the award-winning architectural lighting designer on the challenges of illuminating the London Underground, and what makes for good design.
by Zohra Khan Oct 26, 2019
Made in Tokyo: Architecture and Living, 1964/2020 curated by Japanese studio, Atelier Bow-Wow examines the shifting socio-architectural landscape of Tokyo through the lens of the popular games.
by Zohra Khan Aug 03, 2019
Anton Repponen’s itinerant project Misplaced Series removes architectural icons of New York from their distinctive environment and teleports them to mysterious landscapes.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jan 16, 2023
Finnish artist Kaarina Kaikkonen envelops tall architectural edifices with large-scale textile installations to let the viewers undertake a personal journey.
by STIRworld Jan 14, 2023
With STIR as a media partner, winners of the International Design Awards' 16th edition were announced in its architectural, interior, fashion, product, and graphic design categories.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Jan 13, 2023
Vladimir Belogolovsky interviews Yung Ho Chang about his father Zhang Kaiji, a long-time Chief Architect at the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design and Research.
by Jerry Elengical Dec 25, 2022
Best of 2022: STIR presents exemplary projects from across the archipelagic nation of Indonesia, highlighting the diversity of its built environment and architectural traditions.
by Sunena V Maju Dec 22, 2022
Best of 2022: STIR probes into five architectural projects that manoeuvred the potential of renewable energy in design.
by Sunena V Maju Dec 19, 2022
Best of 2022: STIR rounds up five architectural projects that displayed commitment towards community upliftment and helped reinvent a social identity.
by Jincy Iype Dec 05, 2022
Led by Thomas Heatherwick, the British studio famous for its architectural works unveils its first car design with Airo for IM Motors, as an electric vehicle that filters pollution as it moves.
by Jincy Iype Dec 01, 2022
The “inward-looking” Cool House is designed by SRDA with a propensity to cool itself, as an architectural response to the dry, arid region of Bharuch in Gujarat, India that it calls home.
by Sunena V Maju Nov 29, 2022
EUROPARC Design Collective’s winning proposal for SPAAK building’s renewal hopes to be an architectural manifestation of the political, social, and cultural identity of Europe.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Nov 16, 2022
Vladimir Belogolovsky talks to Constantin Boym, a New York City-based architect-turned-designer who expresses big architectural ideas in small forms.
by Jerry Elengical Nov 01, 2022
A former neoclassical chapel has been unified with an old street café in Thành Phố Ninh Bình, Vietnam, reflecting the country’s architectural diversity through adaptive reuse.
by Inês Pinto de Faria Oct 21, 2022
Themed Terra, the Triennale looks at communities around the world to highlight architectural solutions concerning resource depletion, socio-economic inequalities and climate alter-actions.
by Zohra Khan Oct 12, 2022
The development of an 18,000 sqm public space in the historic centre of Toulouse, France, reclaims its social character, architectural grandeur and biodiversity.
by Sunena V Maju Sep 26, 2022
With the renovation of Brickyard Retreat in Beigou, llLab. adds to the architectural and cultural layers of the old tile factory with local materials and contemporary interventions.
by Sunena V Maju Sep 24, 2022
The winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2022 respond to social issues and extend an architectural responsibility toward communities, culture and environment.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Sep 15, 2022
Vladimir Belogolovsky talks to Boston architect Brian Healy about the need to study architectural precedents and building ideas on the shoulders of great masters.
by Nadezna Siganporia Aug 09, 2022
Embracing introspection, Sin Nombre Casa y Galeria is an exercise in architectural synthesis that reveals a conscious, pragmatic approach to exploring vernacular traditions.
by Jincy Iype Aug 08, 2022
UNStudio approached ECHO, TU Delft’s new energy generating, interfaculty teaching building in The Netherlands as an architectural and systemic case study in future flexibility.
by STIRworld Jul 14, 2022
Located in Changping district near Beijing, Anna Garden emerges as an ode to a simplistic and material-pure architectural style in response to its site surroundings.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Jul 05, 2022
Vladimir Belogolovsky visits two houses in Chicago built both as homes and architectural studios by locals Zoka Zola and Kwong Von Glinow Design Office.
by Jerry Elengical Jun 27, 2022
Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners has married exposed concrete massing with greenery to mediate the structure’s bold presence in the neighbouring urban landscape.
by Zohra Khan Jun 10, 2022
Dutch architectural firm UNStudio repurposes historic fashion patterns and outdated textiles to create an investigative design collection of objects and spaces.
by Jincy Iype May 26, 2022
Solid yet porous, the Waterline Monument in Utrecht is made of open, weathered steel tubes, its lock-like form referencing the Dutch site and its architectural history.
by Anmol Ahuja May 07, 2022
Designed from the ground up by Grzywinski+Pons, the thirteen storey mixed-use structure serves as an architectural intermediary between heritage and contemporary.
by Anmol Ahuja Apr 12, 2022
A purpose-built industrial facility for electronics manufacturer Secure Meters in Gujarat bears a distinct architectural identity, merging sustainable design with resident well-being.
by Nadezna Siganporia Apr 08, 2022
Wrapped in a skin of mirrored hexagons and featuring a fluid form and interiors, Museo Soumaya is an architectural icon designed by Mexican architect Fernando Romero.
by Jerry Elengical Apr 05, 2022
DOMANI Architectural Concepts sheds light on their subversion of norms in the harmoniously dissonant assembly of jumbled wood panels that define this recording studio in China.
by Devanshi Shah Mar 25, 2022
In a conversation with STIR, principal on the project, Yuki Ikeguchi, elaborates on how she transformed the textual concepts explored by the Danish writer into architectural spaces.
by Weili Zhang Mar 22, 2022
A visit to the Wutopia Lab-designed Architectural Model Museum, an innovative and focused new addition to Shanghai’s burgeoning collection of exhibition spaces.
by Jincy Iype Feb 01, 2022
CEBRA architecture conceives the new, subterranean Skamlingsbanken visitor centre in Denmark in fellowship with nature, as an architectural portal into the site’s history.
by Devanshi Shah Jan 29, 2022
Mauricio Ceballos x Architects' project is a careful and sensitive architectural intervention that considers the environment and pre-Hispanic history of its location.
by Jincy Iype Jan 19, 2022
STIR speaks with the creators of Common Sands: Forite architectural tiles made from glass salvaged from discarded ovens and microwaves, a waste material that is often never recycled.
by Devanshi Shah Dec 09, 2021
Indian architectural practice Studio 4000 designs a residential home with an undulating roof, enveloping the spatial experience of the site's natural slope.
by STIRworld Dec 08, 2021
With application from over 102 architectural schools, the winning student projects look at the ideas of decolonisation, ecological futures and big data.
by Jincy Iype Dec 01, 2021
Surrendering itself as a gift to the heavens, Secret Sky is a sculptural architectural installation by Catie Newell of Alibi Studio, where an old, disused barn is given a new life.
by Jincy Iype Nov 25, 2021
The Hospitality Center by Megabudka in Russia draws visually from local architectural heritage and contemporary design, articulated as a set of ebony-clad geometric volumes.
by Jincy Iype Nov 18, 2021
ecoLogicStudio sets examples of resilient infrastructures and restoring ecosystems with an inflatable air purifying machine and a green architectural system, at COP26 this year.
by Devanshi Shah Nov 08, 2021
Luxury goods company LVMH worked with Japanese architectural firm SANAA to renovate the iconic structure, retaining its interior and exterior Art Nouveau and Art Deco details.
by Jerry Elengical Oct 23, 2021
Now transformed into a museum, the structure is regarded as a significant part of the postmodern architectural canon in London, having served as the Jencks family home.
by Anmol Ahuja Oct 16, 2021
Characterised by strong visual and architectural contrast, this structure in Yinchuan city boasts an industrial aesthetic in its exterior, embracing biophilic principles in its interiors.
by Devanshi Shah Oct 07, 2021
Mumbai-based Spasm Design’s winning proposal for the new building on the KJ Somaiya campus analyses Indian architectural typologies and archetypes.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Sep 23, 2021
US-based installation artist, Sarah Oppenheimer, with her latest work S-334473 at MASS MoCA, like her previous works, overlaps the wonder of art and architectural precision.
by Jincy Iype Sep 22, 2021
Ortiz’s architectural concept draws from the indigenous ‘Taperá style’ to emerge as a glass walled, modern Brazilian house topped by a green oblique roof that merges with its lush site.
by Nadezna Siganporia Aug 25, 2021
Ludovica+Roberto Palomba of Palomba Serafini Associati transformed a 17th century rundown former oil mill into a serene holiday home that respects its architectural heritage.
by Jerry Elengical Aug 12, 2021
The 1000-seater cinema hall in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, employs postmodern references to local architectural landmarks in a playful and instantly memorable design scheme.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Aug 09, 2021
Architectural light installations by London-based sculptor, Nathaniel Rackowe, carry a minimalistic streak to let the viewers be a participant to their meaning-making exercise.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 29, 2021
In a packed neighbourhood, surrounded by residential towers, this multi-family home creates a dramatic architectural statement with jutting planes and irregular volumetry.
by Devanshi Shah Jun 24, 2021
STIR revisits the iconic Barcelona home after its authentic, careful restoration, which earned it a Special Mention in the 2021 European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention.
by Anmol Ahuja Jun 17, 2021
Meandering along the Y, this popular hospitality destination in Victoria, Australia, develops as an architectural landmark in the region, emerging from challenging site conditions.
by Aastha D. Jun 10, 2021
Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich's new book - Mute Icons-and Other Dichotomies on the Real in Architecture - brings alive the meanings of architectural form in new and unexpected ways.
by Dilpreet Bhullar May 16, 2021
Architectural design studio based in Cambridge creates works that are informed by the cross-disciplinary approach to let the viewers have a moment of interest and escapism.
by Devanshi Shah Apr 15, 2021
ABIBOO Studio, an award-winning architectural firm, and an international team of scientists from SONet propose an actionable and economical solution to urban settlement on Mars.
by STIRworld Apr 09, 2021
On the American architect’s 62nd death anniversary, we put the spotlight on his unforgettable architectural contribution to cinema.
by Jincy Iype Apr 06, 2021
Eis is a German architectural student and photographer who reimagines dull grey cityscapes to be filled with whimsical, colourful buildings with his Formalismus series.
by Anmol Ahuja Mar 09, 2021
Located in the surf village of Troncones in Guerrero, Mexico, the villas of Punta Majahua eye tranquil luxury for their guests with an organic and fluid architectural style.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Mar 02, 2021
The immersive light sculptures by the German artist Hans Kotter, punctuated with abstract shapes and bright contrast, breathe new life into architectural spaces.
by Jincy Iype Feb 05, 2021
The sprawling, “new generation luxury villa” undulates within a lush garden by the Mediterranean, referencing Sardinia’s architectural and geographic elements in its design.
by Jones John Jan 09, 2021
The Absurd Beauty of Space at the Hamburger Kunsthalle self-consciously attempts at integrating architectural contexts within its curation.
by Rahul Kumar Jan 05, 2021
Belgian multidisciplinary artist Hans Op de Beeck creates architectural scale works that invite viewers to wander and discover a magical world.
by Zohra Khan Dec 23, 2020
Repurposed architectural elements and an exquisite collection of vintage objects evoke a memory of the past in this north Indian home.
by STIRworld Dec 12, 2020
Led by Michelle De Lucchi, AMDL CIRCLE has designed the Atelier and Sweet Suite stations as part of a larger architectural research that aims to bridge man, nature and technology.
by STIRworld Oct 15, 2020
In the city of Berlin, Dutch architectural firm OMA has designed the new Axel Springer building to symbolise the media and technology company’s next step into the digital world.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Oct 01, 2020
Vladimir Belogolovsky reviews the 1980 seminal Modern Architecture: A Critical History, arguably the most authoritative architectural treatise undertaken by a single author.
by Zohra Khan Sep 24, 2020
The Swiss architectural firm with Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprüngli open an experiential facility that features a 30 ft tall chocolate fountain in an ode to the popular Lindor truffles.
by STIRworld Sep 19, 2020
The monument explores the relationship between people and their surroundings by employing classical architectural motifs and the theme of transparency.
by Meghna Mehta Sep 15, 2020
Simplicity, sublimity, natural light and clean lines define the architectural language of this home-away-from-home in Alibaug near Mumbai.
by Meghna Mehta Sep 03, 2020
Veteran Indian architect Shirish Beri shares a poetic account of his visits to architectural pilgrimages from across the globe, part of his upcoming book ‘Wanderings and Ponderings’.
by Meghna Mehta Jul 25, 2020
Designed by Peter Elliot Architecture + Urban Design, the new Centre in Melbourne pays homage to the original architectural language with a contemporary vibe.
by STIRworld Jul 03, 2020
South African firm SAOTA builds a contemporary dwelling within the ‘cabin country’ architectural context, employing stacking and suspension techniques in its design, in Ontario, Canada.
by Zohra Khan Jun 23, 2020
The Swiss architectural firm exposes the original concrete construction of a Japanese retail hub to design the global flagship store for fashion brand UNIQLO.
by Rahul Kumar Apr 08, 2020
Contemporary Indian artist Asim Waqif is developing forms of architectural scale by growing deliberately controlled bamboo for an upcoming sculpture park by Samdani Art Foundation.
by Jincy Iype Mar 18, 2020
The Dutch architectural firm presents a design solution for unused, urban spaces with Tainan Spring’s masterplan, which is replete with water bodies and local plant varieties.
by Jincy Iype Mar 05, 2020
The Chinese architectural firm converts a former, abandoned church into an abode for poetry, housing 1000 books in various languages in its metallic, revamped interiors.
by STIRworld Feb 20, 2020
Launched at the STIR Gallery in New Delhi, the book features over 50 fascinating architectural projects that never got built, and essays that discuss the idea of unbuilt India.
by Zohra Khan Feb 15, 2020
The two architectural firms bring nature and technology in a sculpturesque urban installation, Sandwaves, in the sand-swept landscape of Diriyah, in Saudi Arabia.
by Zohra Khan Jan 16, 2020
In its winning concept, the Scandinavian architectural firm combines the goodness of a city and a village to form a new housing typology for a low-rise neighbourhood in Copenhagen.
by Jincy Iype Jan 04, 2020
The Netherlands based photographer inspires fresh perspective with his stunning aerial shots of architectural and human landscapes around the world.
by Zohra Khan Nov 26, 2019
The Beijing-based architect, whose free-flowing designs have turned around the architectural landscape of China, turns 44 today.
by Meghna Mehta Nov 02, 2019
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) designs an architectural landmark with CopenHill - a power plant located on an industrial waterfront, topped with a ski slope, hiking trail and climbing wall.
by STIRworld Nov 01, 2019
The bionic lightweight structures made by the researchers and students at the University of Stuttgart explore the integrative use of computational processes in architectural design.
by Sourabh Gupta Oct 24, 2019
Architect Sourabh Gupta elucidates on the choreography between light and the built environment, and his tryst with the architectural works of Le Corbusier and Peter Zumthor.
by Jincy Iype Oct 02, 2019
The British architectural firm echoes Hearst’s commitment to sustainability through the design of her eponymous fashion brand’s new store in London’s Mayfair neighbourhood.
by Zohra Khan Sep 09, 2019
Nine architectural colours from the Architectural Polychromy theory of Le Corbusier find a vivid expression in this latest collection of RADO watches.
by Amit Khanna Sep 09, 2019
Amit Khanna reminisces a memorable sojourn walking through the modern architectural masterpiece of Wolfson College – a hidden gem unlike most other Oxford colleges.
by Jincy Iype Aug 31, 2019
Located at the new wing of the Aventura Mall in Miami, Florida, the newest Apple store is a vision in white as it draws inspiration from the region’s nautical and architectural roots.
by Shirish Beri Aug 23, 2019
Veteran Indian architect Shirish Beri writes an open letter to architectural students and faculty, questioning the state of architectural education and the need for a change.
by STIRworld Aug 23, 2019
The four stations along the Haramain High-Speed, designed by Foster + Partners, are inspired by the ancient architectural traditions of the region.
by Ronitaa Italia Aug 17, 2019
Here’s an architectural marvel that stands out as much as it blends in with its uber historic environment in Berlin’s Museum Island.
by Dan Hogman Aug 07, 2019
Architect and artist Dan Hogman illustrates a component of soft landscape - the shrubs - and its presentation in architectural drawings as seen in elevation.
by Manish Gulati Aug 02, 2019
Architect Manish Gulati recants his recent trip to the scenic city of Srinagar in Kashmir, exploring myriad architectural delicacies in wood.
by STIRworld Jul 17, 2019
Dutch architectural firm MVRDV exhibited an installation of four towers - highlighting concepts central to the firm - at the Tyrolean Architecture Centre in Innsbruck, Austria.
by Shreya Ahuja Jul 16, 2019
The White Tree, in Montpellier city of France, offers an architectural feast that promotes outdoor living to enhance relationships with one another and the environment.
by Pragnya Rao Jun 27, 2019
Take a peek into the latest exhibition, An Architectural Future History from the BIG Bang to Singularity, by Bjarke Ingels and DAC, introducing a new philosophy of formgiving.
by Meghna Mehta Jun 25, 2019
The book ‘Timeless Houses’, takes us on a journey of architectural diversities exhibiting 17 residences designed by experts from four countries.
by Mrinalini Ghadiok Jun 03, 2019
Discussing the nuances of architectural drawing and sketching, Dan Hogman shows us the ropes on how to construct perspectives and how to perceive construction.
by Devanshi Shah Jun 02, 2019
The collaboration questions the boundary between architectural and art practices, we take a look at Kirk Kapital's corporate headquarter designed by them in Denmark.
by Zohra Khan May 24, 2019
ZJJZ, a Shanghai-based architectural practice designs ‘WoodHouse Hotel’ – a series of 10 charred timber cabins atop a hill in rural China.
by Zohra Khan May 22, 2019
Inspired by architectural icons designed by famed Pritzker laureates, Andrea Stinga creates a playful series of models to star in a video titled 'My First Pritzker'.
by Jincy Iype Dec 13, 2022
STIR speaks to the three categorial winners of The Architecture Drawing Prize’s sixth edition, co-curated by Make Architects, Sir John Soane’s Museum, and the WAF.
by Zohra Khan Sep 24, 2022
Travel through British architect Sam Jacob’s witty and unconventional guide that brings 20 Things to see in London’s Earl’s Court.
by Jerry Elengical Sep 23, 2022
At London's Canary Wharf, the pavilion-like structure, made of Jurassic-era limestone slabs was realised by Webb Yates Engineers, Stanton Williams Architects, and LSI Stone.
by Zohra Khan Sep 06, 2022
The German photographer who's been documenting Geoffrey Bawa’s works for a decade, discusses his unmethodical approach to his craft and the feeling of Bawa’s architecture.
by Sunena V Maju Aug 16, 2022
Atelier Oslo and KIMA Arkiterktur transformed the two buildings constructed in the 1880s and helped shape the new identity of the Norwegian Press House.
by Anmol Ahuja Aug 02, 2022
Beatified as a transformation of a transformation, El Roser Social Centre by Josep Ferrando Architecture and Gallego Arquitectura revels in the revelation of its predecessor.
by STIRworld Jul 08, 2022
Sam Gilliam was an American contemporary artist well-known for his bevelled-edge and drape paintings, and most notably, his resistance to discursive language.
by Anmol Ahuja Mar 29, 2022
From desert worlds to rustic barns to carnival funhouses and abstract edifices, STIR brings you enticing conversations with four of this year’s Oscar nominated production designers.
by Anmol Ahuja Mar 24, 2022
Host to Aedes Architecture Forum’s latest exhibition, locally titled Jinyun Quarries – The Quarry as Stage, the derelict caverns have been functionally carved out by architect Xu Tiantian.
by Jerry Elengical Mar 16, 2022
The pair of showcases at the HKDI Gallery in Hong Kong and the Future Design Arts Centre in Chengdu, China, examine the practice’s work in redefining urbanism for the 21st century.
by Anmol Ahuja Mar 07, 2022
An extensive rehabilitation and extension project in the French island of Corsica, this rebuilding of the Convent Saint-François is an amenable marriage of manner and material.
by Jerry Elengical Feb 09, 2022
Fluid Strata by Dafni Filippa was declared as the overall winner of the prize, organised annually by Sir John Soane’s Museum, Make Architects, and the World Architecture Festival.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Jan 31, 2022
Vladimir Belogolovsky talks to Peter Cook at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art where his dream-like drawings explore architecture as theatre, mystery, and magic moments.
by Anmol Ahuja Jan 05, 2022
Breaking new ground in retail and café design, Zolaism Café by B.L.U.E Architecture Studio innovates in materiality to append its structure and introduce a natural reminiscence.
by Anmol Ahuja Dec 29, 2021
From period dramas to fantasies to sci-fi epics, STIR rounds up the best of architecture and design in this year’s mainstream cinema offerings.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Dec 18, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky talks to Sergei Tchoban about contemporary architecture’s failures and what it can learn from the past.
by Anmol Ahuja Dec 14, 2021
Now in its fourth year since its inception in 2018, Dezeen Awards continue to highlight the best in the fields of architecture, design, and other allied disciplines, globally.
by Anmol Ahuja Nov 17, 2021
Delving on the dire question: “What would the Earth look like if man disappeared suddenly?”, French photographer Romain Veillon captures enduring architecture in ruin, bloom, and transition.
by Anmol Ahuja Oct 27, 2021
Designed as a “love letter to journalism”, the world of Wes Anderson’s latest film is an enunciation of the director’s penchant for all things symmetric, pastel, and picture-perfect.
by Jincy Iype Oct 24, 2021
With Sacred Spaces, Poirier photographs the glorious insides of modernist churches, contemplating what makes these religious structures sacral and contemporary.
by Jincy Iype, Anmol Ahuja Oct 13, 2021
STIR engages in an inquisitive conversation with the photographer and author of Contemporary House India to gauge the essence of the modern Indian residence.
by Devanshi Shah Oct 06, 2021
The exhibition celebrating first anniversary explores Kyoto’s modern architecture through 26 projects under seven themes with photographs, models and other archival material.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Sep 30, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks with Michael Webb about his lengthy student career, inventing “Bowellism”, much celebrated thesis project Sin Palace, and his Archigram years.
by Anmol Ahuja Sep 09, 2021
Built on the nigh spiritual belief that light nourishes light, Eindhoven-based innovators Vantot design 'Sunseeker' as an energy-neutral illumination solution for public spaces.
by ERCO Aug 15, 2021
ERCO presents the best of framing or lighting with the use of contours, through its Eclipse contour spotlight for galleries and museums.
by Rahul Kumar Jul 17, 2021
Photographer Luisa Lambri and architect and artist Bijoy Jain explore the ideas of space and line through the lens of history and material in their distinct practices.
by Anmol Ahuja Jun 03, 2021
In an intervention unbound by scale and innovation, sophisticated technology meets reverent conservation practices for an amiable solution to restore the historical arena’s hypogeum.
by Sudipto Ghosh May 08, 2021
Ghosh recalls his late teacher, guide and confidant, architect-urban designer MN Ashish Ganju, whose indigenous practice of architecture found anchors in local cultural practices.
by STIRworld Apr 01, 2021
Designed for the coast of Qatar, the Eco-Floating Hotel generates clean energy by rotating in accordance with the aquatic currents while providing a moving panorama of views.
by Jincy Iype Mar 04, 2021
STIR chats with Kerwin about his ongoing photography series Uninhabited, which highlights the intrigue, beauty and solitude that reside within abandoned structures of the world.
by Anmol Ahuja Feb 24, 2021
Merging product design and digital, imaginary architecture, Studiopepe manifests a fictional plane to house and showcase their manifesto of projects from last year.
by Anmol Ahuja Jan 14, 2021
The Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, Italy, has announced a call for bids to conserve and restore the hypogeum of the Colosseum, and enclose it with a “reversible solution”
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Dec 02, 2020
Vladimir Belogolovsky discusses architect Tchoban’s exhibition as it marks Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s 300th anniversary and questions authenticity, authorship, and artistic freedom.
by Zohra Khan Dec 01, 2020
Ignite - Reinventing Thompson Center, Chicago, curated by Vladimir Belogolovsky, invites proposals to develop a new vision for a 35-year-old gem of late 20th century architecture.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Nov 16, 2020
Indian artist Parul Gupta aims to dismantle geometrical symmetry through this work that never left her studio.
by Zohra Khan Nov 03, 2020
STIR X LOCO Design bring architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai with Dutch photographer Iwan Baan to share thoughts on travelling and stillness as part of the same continuum.
by Meghna Mehta Sep 29, 2020
A visual documentation of the destruction and restoration of Hammam Khisti-i-Kopruk, one of Afghanistan's famed heritage sites, from a book written by Tanvi Maheshwari.
by Zohra Khan Aug 06, 2020
STIR X LOCO Design present RIBA Director of Education, David Gloster, in dialogue with architect Odile Decq on the joys and perils of education in architecture.
by Dan Hogman Apr 08, 2020
Artist and architect Dan Hogman sketches a slice of the students’ favourite Powell Library from UCLA campus in Los Angeles, California.
by Dan Hogman Mar 11, 2020
Artist and architect Dan Hogman sketches one of Southern California's finest examples of the early 'temples of finance' in quick but meticulous strokes.
by Meghna Mehta Feb 28, 2020
STIR @ Women in Design 2020+: The Beirut-born architect talks about mud brick architecture, her rehabilitation work, and being inspired by Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy.
by Dan Hogman Feb 19, 2020
Artist and architect Dan Hogman brings alive a gem from the heart of San Fran in quick, but meticulous strokes.
by Zohra Khan Jan 11, 2020
The immersive video installation by the London-based studio replaces the physical gate of Deoksugung Palace with a digital one to explore the meaning of heritage in today’s time.
by Dan Hogman Jan 01, 2020
Artist and architect Dan Hogman runs a quick tutorial on how to capture a classic frame of the monumental yet utterly simple City Hall of California’s Pasadena city.
by Dan Hogman Dec 25, 2019
Artist and architect Dan Hogman walks us through a sketched perspective of acclaimed architect Michael Maltzan’s modular housing built for the homeless.
by Dan Hogman Dec 11, 2019
Artist and architect Dan Hogman sketches Hong Kong’s popular destination, the Peak Tower, which is prominent on the city’s skyline due to its distinct form.
by Dan Hogman Nov 27, 2019
Artist and architect Dan Hogman covers his first ceiling in a tutorial, sketching the insides of the monumental Arc de Triomphe Paris.
by Dan Hogman Nov 06, 2019
Artist and architect Dan Hogman sketches the iconic Hollyhock House in Los Angeles with the same spirit of free reign that Frank Lyoyd Wright described as 'California Romanza'.
by Dan Hogman Oct 30, 2019
Artist and architect Dan Hogman walks us to the historic Gamble House, an iconic winter residence turned National Historic Landmark in Pasadena city of California.
by Dan Hogman Oct 09, 2019
Artist and architect Dan Hogman sketches Los Angeles’ once most costliest landmark, the spectacular private residence, known as The Stimson House.
by Dan Hogman Oct 02, 2019
Artist and architect Dan Hogman walks us through his Venetian holiday by sketching a still moment from the Italian city that bursts with romance.
by Dan Hogman Sep 25, 2019
Artist and architect Dan Hogman provides a visual feast to the eyes with every stroke as he sketches the Gothic-inspired façade of Ace Hotel Downtown in Los Angeles.
by Dan Hogman Sep 18, 2019
Artist and architect Dan Hogman turns a memory of a Romanian ornate fenestration into a beautiful souvenir.
by David Chipperfield Jun 04, 2019
Known for his cutting edge designs that are as avant-garde as contextually sensitive, the celebrated architect shares his thoughts on the process of envisioning architecture.
by STIRworld Jun 03, 2019
‘Building Images’ is a video by PLANE-SITE that explores new image-based identities in architecture and how social media is impacting design practices today.
by Pooja Suresh Hollannavar Feb 01, 2023
Avant-garde Argentinian artist and designer Edgardo Gimenez creates a vibrant structure for the Fundación Ama Amoedo residency program.
by Jincy Iype Jan 31, 2023
Led by Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand, Khosla Associates conceived the Green Park Hotel in Bengaluru, India, following a theme of ‘India Modern’, prioritising local designs.
by Jerry Elengical Jan 31, 2023
Neat Córdoba, Mexico, CR Offices has given new meaning to the former shell of a private residence featuring overgrown courtyards coupled with a refined industrial-style interior.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jan 31, 2023
The exhibition at JAX 03, Riyadh, part of the Noor Riyadh festival, narrates a three-part journey of technology, architectonics of light, and its role in shaping our consciousness.
by Sunena V Maju Jan 31, 2023
On a cliff in Imsouane, Studio BO etches Tayourt Surf Camp, revitalising one of the first houses of the village, built in principles of Moroccan vernacular architecture.
by Sunena V Maju Jan 30, 2023
MIT List Visual Arts Centre’s exhibition Symbionts: Contemporary Artists and the Biosphere presents artworks that ‘collaborate’ with symbionts to create BioArt.
by Hili Perlson Jan 28, 2023
The exhibition RHAMESJAFACOSEYJAFADRAYTON is a continuation of the artist's engrossment with Black music by focusing on a larger narrative, expressed through the lives of its protagonists.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Jan 28, 2023
Vladimir Belogolovsky writes about the life and work of Harry Seidler (1923-2006) on the occasion of his world tour’s last stop in Singapore from February 16 to March 8, 2023.
by Jincy Iype Jan 28, 2023
Articulated in the stillness of stone, the monastic and poignant Monastery Accommodation Stella Maris by Semerano Architecture Workshop reveals itself in choreographed pieces.
by Almas Sadique Jan 25, 2023
The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in the World Trade Center campus, destroyed during 9/11, has been rebuilt by the Spanish architect, embodying resilience and hope.
by Sunena V Maju Jan 25, 2023
RDAI-designed Hermès flagship store at Madison Avenue narrates the tale of the brand’s Parisian roots and American dreams, in a dialogue of traditional and modern strokes.
by Devanshi Shah Jan 25, 2023
Fifty years in the making, American artist Michael Heizer’s land art sculpture City in the US state of Nevada is a rare diamond in the rough.
by Sunena V Maju Jan 24, 2023
Nanjing Art Center by Studio Link-Arc employs sinuous geometries and parametric architecture to shape a metallic form, promoting technology in the Nanjing New Town.
by Dhwani Shanghvi Jan 24, 2023
Designed by Mathew and Ghosh Architects, the house, located in Coonoor, invokes the pre-colonial landscape—through a deliberate revival of the native Nilgiri.
by Jincy Iype Jan 23, 2023
The Valle San Nicolás - Clubhouse designed by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos is articulated as a low circular volume made of sustainably sourced wood, ‘like a boat anchored in the water.’
by Jerry Elengical Jan 23, 2023
As the entrance to a resort on the island of Phú Quốc, the structure is an austere cuboidal brick volume, hosting a tiered courtyard draped with lush green curtains.
by STIRworld Jan 21, 2023
The architecture of Slow Courtyard in the Hills in Yaoziyu, China provides a unique example of referencing history and memory through the typological exploration of courtyard design.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Jan 20, 2023
Vladimir Belogolovsky talks to Peter Noever, a Vienna-based Ausstellungsmacher/creator of exhibitions who aspires to do things that have never been done before.
by Armani/Casa Jan 19, 2023
Armani/Casa’s new collection by Jannelli & Volpi celebrates antique designs and traditional craftsmanship representing exquisite patterns and fabrics for wallcoverings.
by Jincy Iype Jan 18, 2023
This conceptual restoration project by JSPA Design in Beijing stands for second chances, merging the old and new and borrowing elements from traditional Chinese architecture.
by Pooja Suresh Hollannavar Jan 17, 2023
Gestalten and Ruth Lang’s Building for Change: The Architecture of Creative Reuse accumulates examples of ‘reuse’ projects that set sustainable design standards.
by Dhwani Shanghvi Jan 16, 2023
Designed by architecture studio Birdseye - Homestead, located in South Hero, Vermont - is an interpretation of the built environment in its vicinity.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jan 14, 2023
Ivan Argote with his latest exhibition Prémonitions at Galerie Perrotin, Paris, explored the importance of the relationship between historical narrative and architecture.
by Jerry Elengical Jan 14, 2023
Blending into a rocky inhospitable site, in Tamil Nadu, India, the home is a collection of whirling forms in precast mud and waste, offering up a model for building in harsh contexts.
by Sunena V Maju Jan 13, 2023
Estudio Focaccia Prieto proposes Polimeropolis, as an experimental autonomous floating city in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
by Jerry Elengical Jan 12, 2023
An intimate sanctuary that posits a model for sustainable lifestyle, in tune with nature, the home features a terraced acrobatic structure that hovers over the landscape.
by Devanshi Shah Jan 11, 2023
STIR in conversation with Manuel Rabate, Director Louvre Abu Dhabi; Maria Balshaw, Director, Tate UK; and Indian architect Soumitro Ghosh on the role of museums at MAP.
by Ayca Okay Jan 11, 2023
In Palma De Mallorca, Spain, CIMAM celebrated six decades of fostering art practices, with a three-day event attended by museum directors, curators, art enthusiasts, and others.
by Sunena V Maju Jan 10, 2023
Studio Jouin Manku designed the Van Cleef & Arpels’ Seoul Maison, linking the east and the west through a blend of Korean design cultures and contemporary principles.
by Jincy Iype Jan 09, 2023
VAUST founders Joern Scheipers and David Kosock revisit the raw interiors of JIGI Poke, and how they intentionally abjured the typically vibrant schemes of Poke restaurants.
by Amarjeet Singh Tomar Jan 09, 2023
The Dong Fureng House Museum, reinstated in a listed brick-wood building, commemorates the life and legacy of the eminent economist of the same name.
by STIRworld Jan 07, 2023
27 tents designed by Zaha Hadid Architects for the Education Above All Foundation will be placed as schools, clinics, and emergency shelters within displaced communities.
by Shraddha Nair Jan 06, 2023
Berlin-based artist Cyprien Gaillard looks at culture and preservation in Paris through installation and hologram-based artworks at Palais de Tokyo and Lafayette Anticipations.
by Sunena V Maju Jan 06, 2023
In a small town in Palakkad, Archidobe weaves a sacred place, absorbing the relation between Kerala architecture and performing art with a series of arches in hurudees bricks.
by STIRworld Jan 06, 2023
Named the Art Sauna, the unassuming structure comprises low-lying geometric forms, as an extension to the Gösta Serlachius Museum of Contemporary Art in Mänttä, Finland.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Jan 06, 2023
Vladimir Belogolovsky reviews Carson Vista 581, a sculptural four-level house designed by Kelly & Stone Architects in Truckee, California, United States.
by STIRworld Jan 05, 2023
Remodelling the neighbourhood of El Terreno, MVRDV + GRAS’s Project Gomila is a vibrant and sustainable residential hub planned around the city's Mediterranean harbour.
by Jincy Iype Jan 05, 2023
FORMA envisions a new typology by clubbing leisure activities of a bathhouse with the utilitarian functions of a data centre, at the Pink Thermal Baths in a Californian desert.
by Jerry Elengical Jan 04, 2023
The home, comprising three staggered volumes that connect at their vertices to emulate a terraced walkway, carve a path that zig-zags through the landscape before it.
by STIRworld Jan 04, 2023
In Mexico’s Valle de Bravo, Casa El Pinar by CF Taller de Arquitectura and Merodio Arquitectos strikes contemporaneity with pine wood, concrete, steel, glass, and local stone.
by Jerry Elengical Jan 03, 2023
On a hillside overlooking the city of Medellín, Colombia, this residence channels tropical modernism with restrained materiality, terminating in an infinity pool with pristine views.