by Vladimir Belogolovsky Jan 04, 2022
Vladimir Belogolovsky reviews a hefty volume - Moscow: A Guide to Soviet Modernist Architecture 1955-1991 - by Anna Bronovitskaya, Nikolay Malinin, and Yuri Palmin.
by Jincy Iype Nov 13, 2021
X+Living’s dreamlike Shenzhen Zhongshuge bookstore and retail space wows with a spiraling sculptural bookshelf, redolent of the twisting trajectories of time and history.
by Jerry Elengical Oct 20, 2021
The new MacBook Pro line has been designed for enhanced professional workflows, with the return of ports in a classic form, alongside the best audio and camera in a MacBook till date.
by Jincy Iype Aug 12, 2021
Wutopia Lab’s Duoyun Bookstore in China embodies fairytale lightness in its four volumes clad in white continuous perforated aluminium panel walls, united by a central courtyard.
by Jerry Elengical Aug 02, 2021
In Chengdu, China, this awe-inducing bookstore creates a paradise for bookworms with swooping arches, vast mirrored ceilings, and seemingly endless shelves.
by Anmol Ahuja May 19, 2021
Visualised for the 2021 Italian edition of the Harry Potter saga by Salani Editore, AMDL Circle’s inventive graphic design for its book covers puts architecture front and centre.
by Devanshi Shah Apr 10, 2021
Amritsar: A City in Remembrance traces the history and culture of the city through the dual perspective of historical narratives and material culture.
by Jincy Iype Mar 17, 2021
The Swiss artist takes us through The Bialetti Book, part of the Spatial Books series, a collection of iconic objects embedded in resin and turned into sculptural books.
by Jincy Iype Oct 10, 2020
Refurbishment of the single family 6house achieves “openness and visual communication”, its white interiors and wood floors softly contrasting a massive, multifunctional bookshelf.
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 Jones John May 08, 2020
Graphic artist George Mathen and illustrator Tim Molloy recall how they discovered the works of late artist Jean Henri Gaston Giraud, aka Mœbius, on the occasion of his 82nd birthday.
by Sourabh Gupta Apr 09, 2020
Sourabh Gupta, the principal architect of studio archohm and design dean of The Design Village institute, recommends books to browse and reflect on during COVID-19 lockdown.
by STIRworld Mar 27, 2020
Here are 10 architecture and design books to read to evoke imagination as the coronavirus pandemic has forced social distancing, isolation and work from home scenarios.
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 Meghna Mehta Jan 27, 2020
The architecture firm, led by Nuru Karim, has been creating enriching environs for people over the years through installations such as Bookworm, Ivy, and Charkha.
by Julius Wiedemann Oct 10, 2019
Julius Wiedemann reviews this book by Jens Müller, which is packed with design, and depicts the importance of the visual culture associated with the city of Berlin.
by Julius Wiedemann Sep 13, 2019
Julius Wiedemann reviews this book to observe Hey Studio’s works, challenging design notions and the importance of colour in the perception of the world around us.
by Julius Wiedemann Aug 21, 2019
Julius Wiedemann reviews this book to revisit the idea of drawing, questioning its origin and re-establishing its significance to communicate thoughts.
by Julius Wiedemann Jun 27, 2019
Julius Wiedemann reviews this book and reflects on the idea of context in content, the detail in pairing one with the other and the essence of a complete message.
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 Salvatore Peluso May 19, 2022
An exhibition and reconstruction of an interior at the Triennale Milano, and a monographic book published by Skira reveal three hidden aspects of the Italian design maestro.
by STIRworld May 04, 2022
Excerpts from Vladimir Belogolovsky’s new book, Imagine Buildings Floating Like Clouds, which juxtaposes 101 distinct visions of leading creatives.
by Sukanya Deb Jan 04, 2022
The exhibition at the kitchen table, curated by Nihaal Faizal and Sarasija Subramanian of Reliable Copy, brought together a selection of cookbooks, video works, and artworks.
by Anmol Ahuja Jan 03, 2022
Accept & Proceed’s Nigel Cottier examines the vast possibilities of formulating letterforms through design and systemic programming in his latest book, Letterform Variations.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Sep 29, 2021
Don Norman in his book The Design of Everyday Things blames the lack of user-friendly design of everyday things for the human inabilities to perform the everyday task with an ease.
by Soumya Mukerji Aug 26, 2021
As the Pritzker Prize winning architect turns 94, we celebrate the discovery of some of his poignant conversations chronicled in a remarkable new book of photography.
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 Aastha D. Mar 22, 2021
Paul Preissner’s new book proposes that through making the normal weird, architecture has a chance to be an open question rather than a finite object.
by Jincy Iype Mar 01, 2021
A collaboration between FAB Cinema and Zhongshuge Bookstore, the hugely cinematic design features reflective planes, arched corridors, a glut of bookshelves and lined lighting.
by Nicholas Coetzer Jan 08, 2021
Prof. Coetzer discusses the portrayal of Rich’s architecture through the lens of the vernacular, probing into territorial relationships developed over time, in the book by Jonathan Noble.
by Jincy Iype Apr 05, 2022
A liberated sense of light and space carries the renovation of the Berkley House by RSAAW, where simple, clean living, and a monumental bookshelf connect its all-white interiors.
by Ilya Kaminsky Mar 09, 2022
STIR stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, and brings you some visceral words from Dancing in Odessa, a book that articulates the land’s timeless culture and essence.
by Shraddha Nair Oct 09, 2021
Experimenter artist, Soumya Sankar Bose, presents his latest photo book, a collection of archival material in memory of Jatra culture, a nomadic folk theatre group in West Bengal, India.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jun 28, 2021
The curatorial-archival practice of Morad Montazami, director of Zamân Books & Curating, aims to extricate the critical vocabulary on Southern Modernism from the western domination.
by STIRworld Mar 13, 2021
The rectilinear learning centre in Sharjah, UAE, expresses clarity with its floating roof and translucent facade, and adopts a “book espresso machine” that prints books on demand.
by Anmol Ahuja Feb 19, 2021
On Louis Kahn’s 120th birthday, STIR pays tribute to the stalwart while celebrating the launch of the facsimile edition of The Notebooks and Drawings of Louis I. Kahn by Designers and Books.
by Anmol Ahuja Feb 08, 2021
Presented as a short film and book, Planet City is a radical, provocative idea that visually examines extreme urban densification as a potential reversal to a climate catastrophe.
by Jincy Iype Dec 11, 2020
On facing mundane days in lockdown, Belgian textile designer Valérie Barkowski turned everyday things like leeks and buttons into faces, resulting in her photo book, 54+1 Portraits.
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 Shraddha Nair Aug 22, 2020
A Colombian new media artist translates his negotiations with the illusions of life in a book which juxtaposes image and text in a novel narrative.
by Dilpreet Bhullar May 27, 2020
Italo Calvino’s book Invisible Cities offers an opportunity to brush-up the history of relationship between China and Italy that goes beyond the pandemic perils.
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 Paromita Patranobish Oct 24, 2019
A review of Mary Gabriel’s Ninth Street Women, a book discussing the lives and work of five women Abstract Expressionists, and their role in the development of American modernism.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Apr 18, 2022
Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks with Robert Stern about his new autobiography, Between Memory and Invention, to define his place in architecture and how he influenced it.
by STIRworld Mar 26, 2022
Africa No Filter and Meta declared the next generation of Extended Reality creators in Africa with six recipients chosen from the Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds programme.
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 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 Rahul Kumar Aug 31, 2021
The graphic artist speaks to STIR about his award-winning novel, his practice, and receiving the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award, touted as the Oscars of the comic world.
by Aastha D. Aug 11, 2021
In its fourth almanac on Architecture, Environment and Digital Culture, bracket explores the complex relationship between spatial design, the public(s) and the action(s) it contains.
by Aastha D. May 27, 2021
The seminar at Columbia University GSAPP complicates the global political act of eating, with particular attention to the role of commodities like sugar in constituting the Global South.
by Aastha D. May 19, 2021
Can architecture act as a measure in which the simultaneity of the planetary and the quotidian are read together?
by Zohra Khan Aug 20, 2020
STIR X LOCO Design present type designer Shiva Nallaperumal and illustrator Tim Molloy in conversation on the art of breaking down the very source of creative inspiration.
by Jincy Iype May 04, 2020
The American-Canadian writer-activist Jane Jacobs is known for her substantial penmanship devoted to cities, people, and community-driven urban design.
by Rahul Kumar Oct 19, 2019
STIR visits Kathmandu studio of the artist for an exclusive and first-time ever demo-interview.
by Naomi Davenport Aug 02, 2019
In seeking to explore the implications of artificial intelligence, the exhibition AI: More than Human, at London’s Barbican Centre, holds a mirror to the history of human nature.
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 Vladimir Belogolovsky May 23, 2022
Vladimir Belogolovsky talks to LA-based Refik Anadol, a pioneer in digital aesthetics, about his daring idea—to unlock machines' ability to learn from us how to dream.
by Manu Sharma May 21, 2022
Artist Stefan Larsson aka AUJIK, who was born in Sweden and now lives and works in Ōtsu, Japan, discusses with STIR his rich body of work, themes and influences.
by Dilpreet Bhullar May 18, 2022
The exhibition My Self-Portraits as a Theater of Labyrinths is a deep dive into the photographic practice of Japanese contemporary artist Yasumasa Morimura.
by Rahul Kumar May 17, 2022
Hawai'i Contemporary presents Hawai'i Triennial 2022 in Honolulu, USA, showcasing prominent installations and art performances for the eleven-week event.
by Dilpreet Bhullar May 15, 2022
Latifa Echakhch, in collaboration with Alexandre Babel and Francesco Stocchi, represents Switzerland at the 59th Venice Biennale with the immersive installation The Concert
by STIRworld May 11, 2022
From a visual integration of colours with balance to the commemoration of tradition at the Salone del Mobile, STIR converses with Paola Lenti over her iconic designs and philosophies.
by Jerry Elengical May 10, 2022
Featuring vertical gardens that evoke the spirit of the Amazon through biophilic design, this mixed-use complex presents a new naturalist manifesto in the city of lights.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky May 09, 2022
Vladimir Belogolovsky visits two recent hybrid buildings in Chicago - the Independence Library and Apartments complex and the Northtown Library and Apartments.
by Shraddha Nair Apr 30, 2022
Venice Art Biennale's Finnish Pavilion presents video artist Pilvi Takala's work, curated by Christina Li and produced by Frame Contemporary Art Finland.
by Dar Gai Apr 29, 2022
For her, Ukraine isn't just a country of birth, love and loss. ‘It’s Molfa. A magical object that gives you power only if you are magical yourself,' she writes in an intimate account.
by Shraddha Nair Apr 27, 2022
Berwick-based artist Patrick Hartley discusses his recently exhibited body of work titled Cost Of Life, which looks at the past several years of work including images and sculpture.
by Vidur Sethi Apr 22, 2022
Paris-born artist Romain Kronenberg speaks about storytelling, language and myth in the unfinished narrative of Boaz, exhibiting at La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, France.
by Devanshi Shah Apr 22, 2022
STIR speaks with architect and designer Jayden Ali on his work for Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear and the story of performing masculinity through fashion across time.
by Rahul Kumar Apr 20, 2022
STIR brings you a series of articles that investigate some of the best presentations at this year's edition of the 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Apr 19, 2022
The Czech sculptor's site-specific installation of four large-scale glass sculptures for the Biennale Arte 2022 marks the world premiere of a unique glass casting technology.
by Rahul Kumar Apr 16, 2022
1400+ works of over 200 artists will form the largest exhibition at the upcoming edition of the Venice Art Biennale, responding to the theme The Milk of Dreams.
by Anmol Ahuja Apr 16, 2022
Designed by fuseproject for Intuition Robotics, ElliQ is conceived as an interactive table top health companion to help older adults cope with required mental and social activity.
by Rahul Kumar Apr 13, 2022
Bright Moments gallery showcased digital works of artist Jeff Davis at the debut edition of Art Dubai digital at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.
by Anne Feenstra Apr 12, 2022
Venice, in order not to sink, will need to take up its historical function of a microcosm once more, and it will be the testing ground for radical experiments of solutions.
by Rahul Kumar Apr 11, 2022
Curated by Roobina Karode, the museum presents small format works of Indian artist Atul Dodiya, created during the isolated living owing to the global pandemic.
by STIRworld Apr 09, 2022
German artist Katharina Fritsch and Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña win the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.
by Zohra Khan Apr 09, 2022
The latest showcase of Paris-based designer India Mahdavi’s eclectic living room is a sketch space and universe by Memphis co-founder, Martine Bedin.
by Steven Sculco Apr 09, 2022
Brooklyn-based Amoia Cody’s speculative zoning provisions for New York City are inspired by Singapore’s eco-oriented urban and architectural strategies.
by Jincy Iype Apr 08, 2022
Designer Maximilian Eicke builds Dukuh Haus, his unique Bali dreamhome in tandem with designing all sculptural pieces of furniture, products and accessories that reside inside.
by Anmol Ahuja Apr 07, 2022
True to the Guillermo del Toro signature, the Oscar-nominated production designer talks about converting surreal dreams to nightmares in the eponymous classic tale of desire.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Apr 07, 2022
Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks with Kharkiv-based architect Oleg Drozdov about a new architecture school he co-founded in 2017 and his vision for Ukraine after the war.
by Afra Safa Apr 06, 2022
A review of the outstanding graphic design studios in Iran whose works are enriched by the country’s long visual history and diverse contemporary life.
by Anmol Ahuja Apr 06, 2022
Designed by locally based WCY Regional Studio, the structure revels in its bare, unadorned materiality, and brings an array of cultural activities together in its spatial sanctum.
by Devanshi Shah Apr 04, 2022
Located on the second-floor terrace of a mall in Shenzhen, China, the school is one of the few places in this area with the possibility of incorporating a large outdoor space into its layout.
by Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi Apr 04, 2022
STIR interviews the Indonesian collective about their curatorial plans for documenta fifteen, scheduled to take place in Kassel, Germany from June to September, 2022.
by Nadezna Siganporia Apr 01, 2022
Inspired by the curved geometries of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, Brooklyn-based Home Studios converted this 1925 apartment into a finely detailed home replete with fluid contours.
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 Jerry Elengical Mar 28, 2022
Featuring 90,000 Swarovski Crystals, the set at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles offered a message of inclusivity and community from a utopian future of 'elegance and electricity'.
by Anmol Ahuja Mar 26, 2022
The Oscar nominated production designer walks STIR through the monochromatic, square framed no-place in Joel Coen’s adaptation of the profound Shakespearean tragedy.
by Divya Menon Mar 25, 2022
Through the art of unconditioning, architecture repositions itself as a research instrument in the new world.
by Rahul Kumar Mar 25, 2022
In a recent show at Chemould Prescott Road, the artist showcased works that emerged from his research of astrophysics, and personal experiences of migration and bereavement.
by Zohra Khan Mar 24, 2022
'House as Garden' by the late architect is his vision to provide a "beautiful life" to the African American community of Chicago's West Woodlawn.
by Jerry Elengical Mar 24, 2022
This ceremonial community lounge for Chinese developer Vanke in Dongguan, China, features sculptural bamboo installations that celebrate the craft traditions of its cultural context.
by Anmol Ahuja Mar 21, 2022
In conversation with STIR, the Oscar nominated production designer delves into the Netflix film’s production design and recreating a 1925 Montana ranch in rural New Zealand.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Mar 21, 2022
The UK-based environmental artist Steve Messam with his 'bigger than a house' site-specific installations disturbs the familiar face of the landscape to unfold stories around it.
by Manu Sharma Mar 20, 2022
Brooklyn-based Indian designer, Furqan Jawed, adds a deeply artistic quality to his graphic design works.
by Jincy Iype Mar 17, 2022
Fiat Lux.3 Architectures of Light by Antoni Arola and Simon employ light as a building material for the “living”, mystical and immersive lighting installation created for MDF 2022.
by STIRworld Mar 14, 2022
New Delhi-based Dayanita Singh receives the most prestigious 2022 Hasselblad Award, one of the world’s top photography prizes, for her outstanding image-based art practice.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Mar 12, 2022
Twelve artists from Italy and Belgium participating in La Vie matérielle at CENTRALE for contemporary art offer a broadened understanding of what constitutes the female art.
by Almas Sadique Mar 12, 2022
Touted as the first biographical monograph of the versatile Italian designer, artist and businessperson Luca Meda, the presentation will also mark Italian Design Day 2022.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Mar 10, 2022
Vladimir Belogolovsky visits Tomas Saraceno’s exhibition at The Shed in New York and talks to the Berlin-based artist about his Spider/Web installation and the role of phobias.
by Anmol Ahuja Mar 09, 2022
An interactive, varicoloured compendium of life on Earth, The Library manifests as a mammoth installation and an immersive ecological archive of our planet's biodiversity.
by Pallavi Mehra Mar 03, 2022
The design firm collaborated with craftspeople to create an experience-led showroom for the brand Coalbrook that transports guests to a bygone era, through its forms and material.
by Manu Sharma Mar 01, 2022
STIR explores the four-decade long oeuvre of visionary American artist Karla Knight at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut, United States.
by Zohra Khan Feb 28, 2022
Chinese architects Li Hu and Huang Wenjing reveal their vision for a two-layered concrete shell tower, designed to witness the equinox, in the coastal city of Yantai, China.
by Manu Sharma Feb 25, 2022
Exploring the strange, surreal, and anachronistic works of the French retro futurist artist Timothée Boubay.
by Anmol Ahuja Feb 24, 2022
Conceived as a personal project during COVID lockdowns, the British designer's series of illustrations celebrates the vibrant spirit of postmodern icons in architecture.
by Jincy Iype Feb 23, 2022
Easing the stress that comes with a trip to the dentist, Vitale harnesses bright colours, basic geometries, and soft edges for the interiors of a paediatric dental clinic in Spain.
by Devanshi Shah Feb 23, 2022
In a conversation with director Pan Nalin and producer Dheer Momaya, STIR explores the story behind the making of Last Film Show.
by Manu Sharma Feb 20, 2022
Curator Francesco Zanot discusses Fondazione MAST’s Foto/Industria Biennial, its theme and significance, as examined through various lenses.
by Rahul Kumar Feb 19, 2022
Visual artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda employs domestic objects and florescent lights in his satirical art installations referencing Dutch still-life painting tradition and surrealism.
by Jincy Iype Feb 17, 2022
Questioning our ways of consumption, Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP discuss their Kamikatsu Zero Waste Center - an architecture shaped with trash and a Japanese town’s memories.
by Devanshi Shah Feb 14, 2022
Canadian production designer Patrice Vermette, whose work for the 2021 film Dune has got an Oscar nomination, discusses with STIR the nuances of world building.
by Anmol Ahuja, Devanshi Shah Feb 11, 2022
In its third edition held on February 5 at the Guggenheim Museum, The World Around Summit facilitated discussions among changemakers on architecture’s now, near, and next.
by Devanshi Shah Feb 08, 2022
Casa Organica by the Mexican architect was born from the idea of creating a space adapted to humans, according to their environmental, physical and psychological needs.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Feb 07, 2022
Vladimir Belogolovsky talks to New York-based artist Allan Wexler who thinks with his hands, discovers ideas through accidents, and wants to become architecture.
by Almas Sadique Feb 02, 2022
STIR speaks exclusively with Ron Arad, one of the designers showcasing his Creative Salvage furniture pieces at Accidents Will Happen: Creative Salvage, 1981–1991 in New York.
by Zohra Khan Jan 31, 2022
The Mumbai-based studio’s design of a mosque and community space draws inspiration from a key element of traditional Islamic architecture.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jan 29, 2022
Works by artists such as Avantika Bawa, Emma Critchley, Mario D’Souza and Ranjit Kandalgaonkar at The Show Windows in Mumbai encourage dialogue on home and belonging.
by Jerry Elengical Jan 28, 2022
Rich stone, dark-toned wood, brass accents, and elegant designer furniture characterise the mood of this apartment design in the heart of Ukraine’s capital city.
by Jerry Elengical Jan 26, 2022
Overlooking the Dolomites of South Tyrol, the project pays tribute to its roots as an alpine lodge embracing an eclectic aesthetic replete with light wood and designer furnishings.
by Laurameroni Design Collection Jan 21, 2022
Discover a selection of tailor-made projects, created by architects and designers, featuring Laurameroni products and customised solutions in high-end residential and public interiors.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Jan 20, 2022
Vladimir Belogolovsky reviews GES-2 House of Culture, the first built work by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Russia.
by Zohra Khan Jan 19, 2022
The Thailand-based studio's workspace pursues the idea of designing an atmosphere where architects, craftsmen, and makers can collaborate to transform lucid ideas into reality.
by Jincy Iype Jan 15, 2022
STIR revisits some of Ricardo Bofill’s most iconic works, including Walden-7 and La Muralla Roja, to celebrate one of the most influential architects of post modernism on his passing.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Jan 13, 2022
Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks with Berlin and India-based architect, Anupama Kundoo, about the need to experiment more boldly and how good enough can be perfect.
by Jincy Iype Jan 08, 2022
With the midnight dark wood pavilion, LIN Architecture explores how one reacts to space and nature, its form focusing on human behaviour, proxemics and ergonomics.
by STIRworld Jan 07, 2022
The Norway-based international architecture firm has revealed a sculpted landscape for a library space being developed in the capital of China.
by Nadezna Siganporia Jan 05, 2022
The Milan-based interior designer transforms a 200-year-old, broken-down house into the Sicilian countryside holiday home of her dreams.
by Jerry Elengical Jan 03, 2022
This extension of Lushan West Sea Resort in Jiujiang, China, evokes a sense of serenity with rippling walls that meander along the site, inspired by traditional shan shui paintings.
by Rahul Kumar Dec 30, 2021
Looking back at the year 2021, we refocus on a selection of artists who create works with a burst of colour or at a massive scale.
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 Rahul Mehrotra Dec 28, 2021
Is architecture, in its compulsive drive to create the autonomous object, inherently hardening the thresholds separating it from other disciplines?
by Devanshi Shah Dec 23, 2021
Two hundred creative professionals recreate 200 trunks based on the Louis Vuitton original from the 1850s, to mark the birth bicentenary of Monsieur Louis Vuitton.
by Vidur Sethi Dec 23, 2021
In the Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes in Amsterdam, writer-lawyer Radha D’Souza and artist Jonas Staal mount a large-scale installation in the form of a tribunal.
by Anmol Ahuja Dec 22, 2021
Replete with Wes Anderson’s visually distinctive style, the Cygnus carriage aboard the British Pullman by Belmond pays tribute to the “golden age of cinema and travel”.
by Jincy Iype Dec 20, 2021
Sir David Adjaye’s Winter Park Library & Events Center is a micro village of three pavilions for social gathering, intellectual nourishment, and enhanced connection to its tropical site.
by Manu Sharma Dec 16, 2021
Artist Mark Serdtse explores his captivating digital arts practice, and the fascinating life journey that shaped it.
by Salvatore Peluso Dec 13, 2021
The major monographic exhibition Saul Steinberg Milan New York brings together more than 350 original works by the illustrator and reveals his connection with the two cities.
by STIRworld Dec 13, 2021
My Favourite Things, an understated, open office design for young programmers features an upcycled, colourful terrazzo floor and warm wooden walls, in true Dutch interior style.
by Manu Sharma Dec 11, 2021
American illustrator Larry McFall explores his inimitable and intricately penciled mechanical constructs.
by STIRworld Dec 10, 2021
Recognised for his 70-year long career, the committee cited Doshi’s work as both an architect and educator, as one that defined the direction of architecture in India.
by Manu Sharma Dec 06, 2021
Belgian conceptual artist Floris Boccanegra explores the refugee crisis through his visualisation of human resilience.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Dec 04, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks with Meng Yan of URBANUS about how to turn seemingly impossible, ugly, and negative conditions into something positive.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Dec 04, 2021
Multimedia artist Azade Koker’s exhibition Murder of a Mannequin at Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul, reassesses the conformist-consumerist views on female beauty.
by Jerry Elengical Dec 03, 2021
In his UNSCRIPTED chat, the Spanish artist and designer recalls his youthful exploits, love for all things music, and a desire to comprehend the world, armed with a pencil.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Dec 02, 2021
Japan-based artist Motoi Yamamoto gives a tangible form to his personal memories of losing a dear one in large-scale salt installations.
by Sameer Abraham Thomas Dec 01, 2021
Artist Puneet Kaushik presents an expanded oeuvre at his solo exhibition titled Threads of Time – The Material Memoirs at Gallery Espace, New Delhi.
by Devanshi Shah Nov 30, 2021
Here We Are! Women in Design 1900 – Today charts a linear map of the impact of women on design through the ages.
by Zohra Khan Nov 29, 2021
Based on the idea that imagination is stimulated by dim light, the installation Context Reflections by ANARCHITECT invited visitors to contemplate their context.
by Zohra Khan Nov 26, 2021
In this UNSCRIPTED episode, Milan-based industrial designer Marc Sadler let us discover the soft side of his technical mind, and bizarre traits nobody knows about him.
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 Aditi Sharma Maheshwari Nov 24, 2021
Zira Homes by Sameep Padora and Associates, designed for Kasu Homes, caters to the young professionals wanting to live luxuriously, while staying connected to family.
by Indranjan Banerjee Nov 21, 2021
With a focus on contemporary design practices in Islamic traditions, the curator of the triennial prize speaks to STIR on the works of the one winner and eight finalists.
by Anmol Ahuja Nov 19, 2021
Curated by Francesca Molteni with the cooperation of the Gio Ponti Archives, the documentary film features Ponti’s contemporaries and appreciators reminiscing on his pioneering genius.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Nov 15, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks with Cino Zucchi about urbanity, excessive social engineering, and his own design methodology the architect refers to as “reverse engineering”.
by Zohra Khan Nov 12, 2021
A closer look at the life of Amsterdam-based Indian designer Satyendra Pakhalé, his love for painting, and his sacred trust in the power of curiosity, reveals this UNSCRIPTED episode.
by Aditi Sharma Maheshwari Nov 10, 2021
Larger-than-life photographs, handpicked objects, apparel and more take over Armani/Silos in Milan to mark the 40th anniversary of Emporio Armani.
by Anmol Ahuja Nov 05, 2021
Turning 70 in inimitable style, legendary Italian designer Michele De Lucchi talks of his curiosity, an ‘intellectual aggression’, and what keeps him going, on this week’s UNSCRIPTED.
by Indranjan Banerjee Nov 01, 2021
Artist and performer Hanna Tuulikki’s extensive notation and visual score making practice of the moving and sounding body unlocks new meanings and reveals new knowledges.
by Anmol Ahuja Oct 31, 2021
Designed as a minimal villa where light and people can move freely akin to a “fish in the water”, the Internal Landscape Villa is influenced by the Greek Atrium Displuviatum.
by Jerry Elengical Oct 30, 2021
The multidisciplinary artist and designer has revamped a launderette in London with bold colours, patterns, and LEGO bricks to create playful, interactive spaces for young children.
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 Vladimir Belogolovsky Oct 25, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky talks to the Lebanese-American architect about his mission to demonstrate how art and architecture can intersect and form an osmotic relationship.
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 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 Shraddha Nair Oct 23, 2021
Multidisciplinary artist Osheen Siva describes the influence of her Tamil and Dalit heritage, which shapes and fuels her future-fiction-feminist universe.
by Devanshi Shah Oct 22, 2021
Selected from eight finalists from across the globe, Saudi artist Ajlan Gharem’s work stands out because it spoke to the global events and is built on the legacies of Islamic architecture.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Oct 20, 2021
Frieze London 2021 opened at Regent’s Park saw the convergence of collectors, gallerists, and art enthusiasts after the gap of a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
by Jincy Iype Oct 18, 2021
Promoted and organised by ADI with Confindustria Ceramica, the ADI Awards at Cersaie 2021 celebrated the quality of ceramics, bathroom furnishings and exhibition design.
by Rahul Kumar Oct 18, 2021
A large scale public performative and visual art intervention by artist Kulpreet Singh recreates violent scenes and atrocities to capture the ‘act’ into ‘marks’ for a work of art.
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 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 Manu Sharma Oct 13, 2021
American artist Tim Zarki explores his shift from industrial design to 3D and generative arts practices.
by STIRworld Oct 12, 2021
The British architect's design, which comprises more than double the space of the original museum, brings it the status of being the 'largest art museum in Switzerland'.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Oct 07, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky visits Reuse, Renew, Recycle: Recent Architecture from China exhibition at New York’s MoMA and shares his conversation with the featured architects.
by Jincy Iype Oct 06, 2021
In an exclusive interview with STIR, Quirk Studio details the intricacies of designing the Mysa Home in Mumbai, and what it takes to build a substantial oeuvre in the Indian design circuit.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Oct 04, 2021
The art practice of London-born Colombian multidisciplinary artist, Carolina Caycedo, certainly speaks to the world of art, but also raises a protest against exploiters of environment.
by Devanshi Shah Oct 01, 2021
The Cagbalete Sand Clusters by Carlo Calma Consultancy combines the ideals of sustainability to create a new typology for eco-tourism on an island in the Philippines.
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 Rahul Kumar Sep 26, 2021
The Indian contemporary artist's curatorial project for an exhibition, with over 60 international artists, probes the intent and artistic thought process though drawings and sketches as the idiom.
by Jincy Iype Sep 23, 2021
Dorte Mandrup’s climate research and visitor centre sits light on a glacial and rugged Greenlandic bedrock, its twisting form like “a snowy owl’s flight through the landscape”.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Sep 21, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky in conversation with Sergey Kuznetsov (Chief Architect of Moscow) on moving one million residents in the Russian capital to new housing blocks.
by Zohra Khan Sep 17, 2021
On UNSCRIPTED, industrial designer Karim Rashid looks back to his long struggle with self-acceptance, and shares how flirting with colour, music, and fashion keep him inspired.
by Nitija Immanuel, Jerry Elengical Sep 16, 2021
STIR speaks with the curators of the exhibition at Wrightwood 659 in Chicago, centered on two lost masterworks - Louis Sullivan’s Garrick Theatre and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Larkin Building.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Sep 16, 2021
French photographer, Mathieu Pernot, with the exhibition Something is Happening at the Jewish Museum of Belgium talks about the refugees’ experience at the Moria camp, Greece.
by Shraddha Nair Sep 15, 2021
Curator Barbara London presents Seeing Sound at KADIST San Francisco, a multi-part sound art exhibition produced by Independent Curators International.
by Jerry Elengical Sep 13, 2021
The exhibition - a collaboration between Fondazione Prada, Armature Globale, gta Exhibitions, and ETH Zurich - presents themed spaces depicting inner workings of CGI production.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Sep 13, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks with Sri Lankan–British engineer, architect, designer, and artist Cecil Balmond about being original, poetic, and improvisational.
by Jincy Iype Sep 09, 2021
Perfectly manifesting anthropology and design, the chair has always been an ubiquitous furniture form. Here are STIR’s picks of iconic and new chairs, sitting to inspire at Supersalone.
by Zohra Khan Sep 03, 2021
PepsiCo’s Chief Design Officer, Mauro Porcini, decodes the most underrated design secret and talks about the role of love in navigating the complexity of his job.
by Manu Sharma Sep 02, 2021
British augmented reality artist, Christian Venables, discusses his practice, its application as social media filters, and its possible future in the cyberspace.
by Zohra Khan Sep 01, 2021
STIR speaks with Mariana Schmidt about the core idea of her interventions at (Entre) Tempos – an exhibition in São Paulo dedicated to late Brazilian modernist, Jorge Zalszupin.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Aug 30, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky talks to Dong Gong of Vector Architects about the importance of throwing away what he knows well to keep exploring architecture’s new territories.
by Anmol Ahuja Aug 27, 2021
Convinced of his ability to seduce everything that surrounds him, the Italian architect and designer fuses his infectious energy into this week’s UNSCRIPTED episode.
by Jerry Elengical Aug 26, 2021
Designed as a vast sunken cityscape replete with derelict streets and apartments in Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, this 60m deep diving pool is 'an experience like no other'.
by Jincy Iype Aug 23, 2021
Petrjanda/brainwork places Lazy House between a valley and a forest in the Czech Republic, establishing picturesque views from the transpicuous home clad in glass, steel and timber.
by Rosalyn D`Mello Aug 21, 2021
How can feminist art historians unearth, excavate, reconsider and recontextualise the non-canonised, quasi-mystical practices of female and other-than-human artists.
by Jerry Elengical Aug 18, 2021
Following the conclusion of the London Design Biennale 2021, the team behind the India Pavilion reflects on their collaborative efforts and personal takeaways from the event.
by STIRworld Aug 18, 2021
This plush seaside villa in the Al Gurm Resort in UAE, by Novembre Studio, embodies the metaphor of hiding on a desert island.
by Shraddha Nair Aug 16, 2021
Japanese icon and artist, Yayoi Kusama, shares a powerful body of work, including archival materials, at Cosmic Nature, which is on view at NYBG in the Bronx, New York City.
by Nitija Immanuel Aug 13, 2021
From retro-futuristic movies to Salone Del Mobile, the visionary designer walks us through her decade-long career steeped in Italian history and extraordinary meanings.
by Jincy Iype Aug 10, 2021
Dressed in ochre tinted lime mortar, Casa Azul, or House in Grândola is an earthy home with geometric windows that frame its rural site in Portugal like “living paintings”.
by John Jervis Aug 03, 2021
London’s Design Museum celebrates the life of modernist designer, Charlotte Perriand, featuring pioneering projects from across her extraordinary seven-decade career.
by Soumya Mukerji Jul 30, 2021
British architect Alison Killing’s investigation mapping suspected internment camps in the Far East earned her a big win and big learnings in synergy.
by Anmol Ahuja Jul 30, 2021
French industrial and product designer, Matali Crasset, equates her disdain for monochrome with her greed for living on this week’s vibrant UNSCRIPTED episode.
by Shilpa Das Jul 29, 2021
Dr. Shilpa Das journeys through the memories, life and works of Gira Sarabhai, visionary, architect, founding parent of the National Institute of Design.
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 Jincy Iype Jul 27, 2021
STIR speaks with Schedoni’s President about the company’s 141-year-legacy, from making handcrafted shoes to creating bespoke leather luggage for supercars like Ferrari, Bugatti.