by Jerry Elengical Apr 11, 2022
Prof. Hubert Klumpner of ETH Zurich dives into the unique proposition of supporting the production of the Carnival of Barranquilla in Colombia with this adaptive reuse venture.
by Jerry Elengical Apr 11, 2022
Prof. Hubert Klumpner of ETH Zurich dives into the unique proposition of supporting the production of the Carnival of Barranquilla in Colombia with this adaptive reuse venture.
by Devanshi Shah Jan 24, 2022
The new multifunctional complex containing a church, café, offices and meeting spaces and housing meets both the service provision and social needs of the entire community.
by Rahul Kumar Dec 20, 2021
Exploring two distinct artistic practices in textile and clay that create intricate works, evoking a sense of awe for flora and fauna of our planet.
by Pallavi Mehra Sep 25, 2021
This new restaurant, wine bar and art gallery in Clerkenwell, London, with Regency era glamour, has a private feel—a sort of sanctuary to escape from the hustle of the city.
by Jincy Iype Jun 16, 2021
MAD Architects reveal Jiaxing Civic Centre that aims to create an accessible urban space, its curvy white roof like “a tarp blown by the wind” unifying three venues under it.
by STIRworld May 28, 2021
Kengo Kuma & Associates, Bjarke Ingels Group, and Studio Gang propose projects for the Westbank Campus redevelopment in San Jose, taking on Silicon Valley’s built environment.
by STIRworld May 19, 2022
The sculpture-like residential high-rise by ACPV Architects is a subtle exhibitionist edifice in the native setting of Thailand’s capital, and the newest addition to the city’s dynamic skyline.
by STIRworld May 13, 2022
From the largest opening ceremony in history, to an emblematic identity and a new look for the Eiffel Tower’s context, STIR lists a selection of design from the upcoming Olympic Games.
by STIRworld May 10, 2022
Invited by Mayor Ihor Terekhov, Lord Foster's reconstruction plan for the city of Kharkiv is postulated to become a blueprint for the reconstruction of other Ukrainian cities.
by Jincy Iype Mar 25, 2022
With The Railway Farm, Grand Huit and Melanie Drevet Paysagiste merge agriculture with affordable housing and create jobs for the vulnerable sections of the Parisian district.
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 Jerry Elengical Mar 05, 2022
The 9500 sqm facility in Roeselare, Belgium, rests atop the headquarters of REO Veiling, and was designed by van Bergen Kolpa Architects alongside META architectuurbureau.
by Jincy Iype Mar 04, 2022
MVRDV will install The Podium, a bright pink stage accessed by 143 steps atop the Het Nieuwe Instituut, aiming to educate the public about the potential of rooftops in urban design.
by STIRworld Mar 03, 2022
Adjaye Associates, Henning Larsen, Alison Brooks Architects, and SLA will lead development for Toronto's waterfront, with 800+ affordable housing units and green public spaces.
by Jerry Elengical Feb 25, 2022
The Ceramic Art Avenue Taoxichuan hosts a Grand Theatre, hotel complex, new public plazas, and a performing arts campus, paying tribute to industrial brick structures in Jingdezhen.
by Jerry Elengical Feb 07, 2022
Envisioned as shell-like pavilions celebrating the city’s eminence as a hub for metallurgy and engineering, the three stations will link eastern districts to Dnipro’s urban centre.
by Jerry Elengical Jan 22, 2022
The project is a collaborative venture between Limbo Accra, Surf Ghana, Daily Paper, Saloni Parekh, Hive Earth, Wonders Around the World, and the late Virgil Abloh.
by Anne Feenstra, Rabita Shakya Jan 15, 2022
'Design with nature’ is the quintessential guiding principle for a collaborative team in the Himalayan mountain range.
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 Zohra Khan Dec 30, 2021
In the capital of Cyprus, the international firm has transformed a section of an ancient dry moat overlooking Venetian fortifications into a multi-level public plaza.
by Jerry Elengical Dec 06, 2021
Combining offices, retail, and public space, the mixed-use structure will serve as an extension of the waterfront along Copenhagen’s Nordhavn district, upon completion in 2024.
by Anmol Ahuja Nov 15, 2021
Designed in collaboration with South China University of Technology, the pavilions, titled Flower, Embrace, and Breeze, serve as a micro-renovation, lending new life to the urban park.
by Jerry Elengical Nov 15, 2021
As the new global headquarters for Infinitus China, the campus employs interlinked gardens and atria, alongside sinuous forms and sustainable design to foster a sense of community.
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 Oct 22, 2021
Hosting lavish residences with scintillating amenities and groundbreaking landscape design, the Camellias is the first LEED Platinum certified residential development in India.
by Jerry Elengical Oct 04, 2021
On the occasion of World Architecture Day, STIR presents a selection of projects that reflect the concerns of public space, housing, and climate change highlighted this year.
by STIRworld Oct 02, 2021
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) reveals their design of Fuse Valley, an art-filled “smart valley” for the creative community, imagined along Porto’s Leça River.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Aug 09, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky met with Stefano Boeri to discuss his obsession with trees since being a kid and intentions behind his Bosco Verticale, the most talked about building in Milan.
by STIRworld Jul 27, 2021
Set to open in 2023, the interdisciplinary centre by Sir David Adjaye will act as "a springboard for the incredible history of Africa, the African diaspora, and the Arab world".
by Jerry Elengical Jul 23, 2021
Projects by BIG, Foster + Partners, Studio Gang, Zaha Hadid Architects, SOM, Heatherwick Studio and Studio Lotus are among 200 shortlists for WAF Awards 2021.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 10, 2021
Proposals by BIG, Foster + Partners and Sou Fujimoto Architects, which respond to the pandemic, climate change and social equity, are among the winners for the WAFX 2021 Prize.
by STIRworld Jul 08, 2021
Hovering above a 10.5 acre urban park, slender residential towers connected by elevated bridges compose this mixed-use urban development proposal by architect Moshe Safdie.
by Jerry Elengical Jun 23, 2021
'Small is Beautiful' presents solutions against climate change put forth by leading Indian designers across the domains of cleanAir, cleanEarth, cleanEnergy, cleanWater, and Forest.
by Jerry Elengical Jun 04, 2021
To commemorate the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration on World Environment Day, STIR picks up a few projects exemplifying our push for a collective sustainable future.
by Jerry Elengical May 17, 2021
The fourth edition of the event, stewarded by Artistic Director David Brown and with an initial list of 29 contributors, hopes to transform vacant lots in urban areas into communal spaces.
by Aastha D. Apr 09, 2021
Centring African American and African diaspora communities, this exhibition dismantles ways of understanding the past and its sustained repercussions in American cities today.
by Zohra Khan, Devanshi Shah Mar 17, 2021
The 2021 Pritzker Prize winners prove that radical transformation is possible without nostalgia, and familiarity, usefulness and beauty are the fundamentals of responsible living.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Sep 26, 2020
Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks with Wang Hui about his dream of becoming an architect in order to change everyday life around him.
by Francois Bredenkamp Sep 25, 2020
Francois Bredenkamp of Boogertman + Partners writes about the state of 'Guerrilla Urbanism' that exists in Africa and the opportunities this pandemic has brought in terms of innovation.
by Zohra Khan Sep 04, 2020
The 30-storey 'Urban Forest' comprising vertical gardens, stepped facades, and open public park in Brisbane sets out to redefine the conventions of green architecture.
by Meghna Mehta Aug 20, 2020
Three revival projects of both private and urban scales by Studio PKA demonstrate the importance of reviving heritage and how architects can promote sustainable environment.
by Zohra Khan Mar 24, 2020
OMA's proposal for the Wollert Neighbourhood Centre envisions cohesive retail and cultural spaces for dispersed residents and neighbouring suburbs to come together.
by Jincy Iype Mar 23, 2020
The Whale - rising out of the stunning landscape of Norway - is a cultural museum to observe whales and the underwater wildlife, under the mystical Arctic northern lights.
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 Reetika Khanna Mar 16, 2020
Writer and avid traveller, Reetika Khanna's keen observations of all things design come together in a series of postcard entries from quaint quarters across the world.
by Jincy Iype Mar 11, 2020
The tranquil tea pavilion in China features rooms for reading, dining, tea making and a sales office, summarising communal Xiamen traditions of brewing tea amid nature.
by Meghna Mehta Feb 24, 2020
Sea Change: Flood Resilient Architecture for the 21st Century explores projects by firms such as ZHA, BIG and White Arkitekter, that are adapting climate resilience strategies.
by Jincy Iype Jan 28, 2020
ZHA’s project, in Chengdu, reveals undulating clusters set amid greens, that upon completion will create living and working space for Chinese and international start-ups.
by Jincy Iype Jan 16, 2020
The renovation of New York's 550 Madison and the new garden redefine the landmark as a state-of-the-art office tower, displaying a sustainable model for adaptive reuse.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jan 04, 2020
The artist's works, such as Little Britain and The Late Great Planet Earth, explore climate change and political unrest to urge viewers to reflect upon their surroundings.
by Jincy Iype Jan 02, 2020
‘The Weaves’ is a winning design proposal by MVRDV which aims to revitalise the Tancheon riverfront through a delightful overlay of pedestrian paths, nature and public amenities.
by Jincy Iype Dec 20, 2019
Located at Copenhagen's waterfront, a unit of the sustainable student housing hosts 12 apartments across two levels, created by stacking nine shipping containers in a circle.
by Jincy Iype Dec 11, 2019
Smoke Scream! STIR selects design projects, people and practices that aim to kill the smoke with smart innovation.
by Meghna Mehta Jul 23, 2019
Jacob van Rijs, principal and co-founder of MVRDV, describes the firm’s first Indian project, Future Towers, as an effort to bring together people from different backgrounds.
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 Devanshi Shah Aug 25, 2021
Rahul Mehrotra and Sourav Biswas bring a layered discourse on the state of urbanism to the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021
by Aastha D. Aug 20, 2021
Reuse, Renew, Recycle: Recent Architecture from China will confront notions of expansive urbanscapes, to redefine and reimagine contemporary Chinese architecture.
by Anmol Ahuja Jun 05, 2021
A voided edifice turned urban legend post the Beirut explosion, the Stone Garden Housing is Lina Ghotmeh’s response to How will we live together? at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
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 Jincy Iype Mar 23, 2021
The series portrays urban cities such as Paris and Miami in the form of kaleidoscopic, geometric mandalas, featuring their distinct architecture and streetscapes.
by Jincy Iype Jun 26, 2019
Through the creation of a courtyard as an 'urban oasis', Neri&Hu's design for Hotel Alila Bangsar is a great example for hotel architecture in Malaysia.
by Jincy Iype May 20, 2022
Mario Cucinella Architects conceive the new, energy conscious surgical and emergency department for San Raffaele Hospital in Italy as an icy, luminous, and tapering white form.
by Zohra Khan May 19, 2022
The Vietnamese studio has designed a simple yet sculpturesque form in local clay bricks that encloses a café and a home for a family of four.
by Zohra Khan May 17, 2022
The New Delhi-based studio combines traditional skills and computational tools to transform an old stable-farm into a futuristic residential form.
by Jerry Elengical May 16, 2022
Located near Taipei’s Shilin Night Market, the long-awaited project offers a fresh take on theatres, with an additive, futuristic form to portray it as an inclusive hub for culture.
by Jerry Elengical May 14, 2022
The Beijing and New York-based practice has devised a program for a campus centre within a new international school articulated as sculpted volumes separated by landscaped voids.
by Jincy Iype May 13, 2022
Built by Associative Data proposes The Tower of Life in Africa, an energy-positive construction wrapped with an onsite "printed earth membrane" that operates as a living system.
by Anmol Ahuja May 10, 2022
Designed by Studio Zhu Pei, this public cultural edifice in Anhui, China, manifests courtyards inspired by ancient settlements in the region along its horizontal and vertical planes.
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 STIRworld May 09, 2022
Dartmouth College and Snøhetta reveal first look for their upcoming redesign of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, to create an improved gateway to the campus' dynamic Arts District.
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 Zohra Khan May 07, 2022
The Seoul-based practice brings together an unconventional concrete clad café and bakery amidst soaring pines and a rural terrain.
by Anmol Ahuja May 05, 2022
Designed as a series of interlinked building clusters inspired by tectonic boulder faces in the region, this school by GASS Architecture Studios hails local, sustainable construction.
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 Jerry Elengical Apr 30, 2022
Carving out functional areas as an organic extension of its lakeside context, the project creates engaging public spaces and intimate exhibition areas linked by ramped walkways.
by Anmol Ahuja Apr 30, 2022
Springing from the ground like a bamboo shoot, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding by UDG Atelier Alpha boasts unique influences and sophisticated programming.
by Anmol Ahuja Apr 23, 2022
Catering to the nomadic professional in a post-COVID age, Justa Nuo in New Delhi looks at urban reformation through eclectic design interventions on an elemental scale.
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 STIRworld Apr 20, 2022
Led by Swati Janu (Social Design Collaborative) and Chris Blache (Genre et Ville), the six-city project will be carried out in India with neighbourhood interactions and workshops.
by Zohra Khan Apr 19, 2022
Black Perch is an extension to an old house in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, which serves to provide an intimate lounge space and terrace for a family of five.
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 Jerry Elengical Apr 16, 2022
As an extension to the existing mausoleum at Keilor Cemetery near Melbourne, the complex pays heed to its context with local materials and a vibrant landscape design.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Apr 15, 2022
Isamu Noguchi: A New Nature at White Cube Bermondsey brought to life the sculptures by the American sculptor which continue to strike a chord with the contemporary audience.
by Zohra Khan Apr 15, 2022
It is Essential to be There is the first major showcase hosted by the Geoffrey Bawa Trust that brings together previously unseen archival material from the Sri Lankan architect’s practice.
by Jerry Elengical Apr 13, 2022
This retail space in Guangzhou pays homage to Space Age aesthetics and retrofuturism, by harnessing the power of nostalgia to craft an odyssey through space and time.
by Jincy Iype Apr 11, 2022
The spiritual edifice will eventually disappear into the powerfully natural site, as over time, vegetation will grow around, over and on the built forms, to become an essential ruin.
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 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 Jerry Elengical Apr 06, 2022
Realised alongside ARCHE, MML architekci, and MIXD, this adaptive reuse project in Żnin, Poland, preserves a 19th century sugar factory, infusing it with warmth and life.
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 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 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 Jincy Iype Apr 04, 2022
Fernando Menis, the Spanish architect behind the fragmented concrete volumes of the Holy Redeemer Church, discusses the role of religious architecture in bettering communities.
by Devanshi Shah Apr 02, 2022
Australian practice THOSE Architects was commissioned to design an inspiring workplace that combines aspects of both retail and commercial design.
by Natalia Torija Nieto Mar 30, 2022
In Ukraine, curators, artists, musicians now double as drivers, volunteers and fighters. Planeta Ukrain voices their hope for life, and participation at the 23rd Triennale Milano. A tribute.
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 29, 2022
Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors and property developer Beulah drew from the organic design vocabulary of Le Corbusier’s Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut in this residential project.
by Almas Sadique Mar 26, 2022
On the German-American architect's 136th birth anniversary, STIR spotlights the ideas that guided his designs through some of his furniture pieces.
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 Divya Menon Mar 25, 2022
Through the art of unconditioning, architecture repositions itself as a research instrument in the new world.
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 Jerry Elengical Mar 22, 2022
Now listed as a finalist for the EU Mies Award 2022, the project creates a vibrant hub for culture and creativity along the Friedrichstraße commercial street in Berlin, Germany.
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 Afra Safa Mar 19, 2022
Tehran-based studio, Hooba Design, celebrates 15 years of remarkable practice with the reception of RIBA Emerging Architect 2021 Prize.
by Zohra Khan Mar 19, 2022
The Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture in Hasselt, Belgium, features a spatial labyrinth narrating the memory of its place.
by Anmol Ahuja Mar 17, 2022
Spanning a narrow water body in Gulou Waterfront Resort, this latticed wooden structure is defined by intricate joinery and a definitive callback to the region’s cultural roots.
by Jincy Iype Mar 16, 2022
Milan Design Week 2022 will address prime themes of restarting, adapting, sustainability, ecological transition and the future of living within its much-anticipated programme.
by Zohra Khan Mar 15, 2022
From an artistic opaque exterior, to free flowing spaces and elements that eschew a specific style, Sculpt delves into privacy and presence in the suburban landscape.
by Nadezna Siganporia Mar 14, 2022
Finnish firm JKMM Architects carefully renovated the 1930s Lasipalatsi building and designed a series of domed subterranean cavities for the new exhibition space.
by Jerry Elengical Mar 14, 2022
As the newest addition to Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus in New York, the structures host dynamic networks of circulation that create vibrant spaces for learning.
by Zohra Khan Mar 08, 2022
A magnificent white chapel on Jinting Bay situates itself as "a statue of the sea" amidst a context marked by a soul-less high rise townscape.
by STIRworld Mar 07, 2022
As global tensions mount against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, major architecture firms across the world have ceased operations within the country in a show of solidarity.
by Zohra Khan Mar 05, 2022
Located in an overcrowded neighbourhood of Shenzhen, the intervention cuts through the massing of an old residential building to design the Nantou City Guesthouse.
by Jerry Elengical Mar 02, 2022
Located in Xintiandi, a vibrant commercial district in Shanghai, China, this nightclub employs stylised design in dark monochrome to create a theatrical venue for its patrons.
by Jerry Elengical Feb 28, 2022
In a hybrid ceremony at the Es Devlin-designed UK Pavilion, the winners of the ‘Reimagining Cities and Towns Post-COVID’ competition were honoured for their imaginative proposals.
by Jincy Iype Feb 28, 2022
The refurbishment by Majoral Tissino Architects sits next to the clients' existing home in Cruïlles, Spain, linking both houses through their ground floors via a large vaulted hall.
by John Jervis Feb 25, 2022
From towers and domes to wheels and vessels, these spectacular structures blow budgets, attract controversy and risk disaster. Yet, just occasionally, they triumph.
by Jerry Elengical Feb 23, 2022
The structure’s rhythmic façade establishes a new presence along Lincoln’s Inn Fields, inside the central London campus of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
by Afra Safa Feb 21, 2022
From lost heavens to ecological values of the Iranian vernacular architecture, context-oriented architect Firouz Firouz talks about how architecture needs to redefine itself.
by Jerry Elengical Feb 21, 2022
In Kontiolahti, Finland, this cabin is a dark, mystical object nestled amid the trees of a rustic homestead that champions openness and sustainability as a relief from urban life.
by Zohra Khan Feb 19, 2022
The German architectural studio’s SW35 draws from a popular camouflage tactic to design the envelope of this office space for green tech startups.
by Jerry Elengical Feb 19, 2022
This residential complex in Merano, a city in Italy’s South Tyrol region, relies on a strong spatial grid and monochrome materiality to bring order to its natural context.
by Jincy Iype Feb 16, 2022
Infused with concrete materiality, monochromia, and geometry, NWLND's Refuge is a serene cube with a half sliced roof and massive cut-outs that frame the garden it sits within.
by STIRworld Feb 16, 2022
The British firm presents their plans for a revival of the landmark building in Central Edinburgh, which includes a 100 room hotel and a restored three storey atrium.
by Jerry Elengical Feb 15, 2022
The multifunctional sports and cultural centre borders a public square in Le Havre, France, with a design that pays tribute to nearby warehouses that have shaped the urban context.
by Jincy Iype Feb 15, 2022
Tadeu Baldani Caravieri (Director) and Carlo Rizzo (Editor) of the Global Grad Show at Dubai Design Week 2021 discuss its impactful themes of healthcare, sustainability, ethics and more.
by Jerry Elengical Feb 14, 2022
Bangkok-based firm Stu/D/O Architects adopts a naturalistic design language of concrete, wood, and stone to create this vacation home in Khaoyai, Nakornratchasima, Thailand.
by Afra Safa Feb 12, 2022
Bricks on the move: Mobile panels made with handmade bricks create an interactive experience of light and life for the users of a cutting-edge office building in Tehran, Iran.
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 Jincy Iype Feb 10, 2022
Heatherwick Studio unveils the first phase of 1,000 Trees, a new mixed-use, retail project designed as a pair of forest-capped mountains emerging from Shanghai’s waterfront.
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 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 Jerry Elengical Feb 05, 2022
Sculptural geometric forms built into a landmark sandstone rock formation in Lucerne, Switzerland, as part of the extension, narrate a tale from geological period's past.
by Nadezna Siganporia Feb 03, 2022
Japanese firm Kiyoaki Takeda Architects crafts a plant-covered house that seeks to surpass the role of architecture for only humans.
by Jerry Elengical Jan 31, 2022
In the Pardis Technology Park near Tehran, Iran, the Turbosealtech New Incubator and Office Building unites landscape, function, and technology in a dramatic aesthetic statement.
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 Zohra Khan Jan 28, 2022
Lauded for its exemplar 'architecture of humanity and protection', the Friendship Hospital by Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury has been adjudged as the new building of the year by RIBA.
by Jincy Iype Jan 27, 2022
Free flowing yet strict, the Nantong Urban Agricultural Park tourist service buildings by Z-One Architects features three distinct, ovoid figures adorned with light wells and skylights.
by Afra Safa Jan 25, 2022
In an adaptive reuse project, Harandi & Harandi Architects has turned a 400-year-old house into a heavenly boutique hotel in the historic city of Yazd, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
by Jerry Elengical Jan 24, 2022
The new UAD Campus in ZITOWN consists of three interlocked cubes sheathed in modular systems of perforated aluminium and UHPC, to demonstrate the beauty of prefabricated design.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jan 22, 2022
In the first part of a three-part series, STIR examines the curatorial framework of the third edition of Chennai Photo Biennale titled Maps of Disquiet.
by Jincy Iype Jan 22, 2022
Treating urban run-off from two Torontonian neighbourhoods, the Stormwater Facility designed by gh3* is a concrete monolith with a gently inclined roof and geometric openings.
by STIRworld Jan 20, 2022
The winning design by the British firm and Swedish studio, Marge Arkitekter, will bring several modes of transport together to a single integrated transport hub, prioritising pedestrian flows.
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 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 Manu Sharma Jan 15, 2022
American artist Parker Heyl explores his sustainable, wood-based kinetic sculpture practice, and discusses his critical approach to automation in art.
by Zohra Khan Jan 13, 2022
Reinforcing the urban mobility network of The Netherlands, Bicycle Garage The Hague is designed as 'a radical redefinition of the typology', featuring space for 8,000 two-wheelers.
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 Jerry Elengical Jan 12, 2022
A variety of materials and construction techniques have created this training centre, designed by architects Enrique Espinosa and Lys Villalba for ‘dogs, humans, and other species.’
by Anmol Ahuja Jan 12, 2022
Facilitating a play between its distinct material expression and elaborate landscaping, Earth and Glass House by Delhi-based Studio Lotus conceptualises its form and spaces in nature.
by Jerry Elengical Jan 10, 2022
Located in the lively Sanlitun commercial area of China’s capital, this retail space employs worn concrete and vibrant lighting to craft an attractive setting for customers.
by Devanshi Shah Jan 08, 2022
Spanish architect Manuel A. Monteserín Lahoz’s pop music destination in Taiwan’s port city Kaohsiung accommodates the spectators through small topographical gestures.
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 Zohra Khan Jan 07, 2022
China-based architect Rossana Hu opens up about the goodness in her strict upbringing, and how her five-year maternity leave has helped her connect with other women.
by STIRworld Jan 06, 2022
Foster + Partners conceives the recently completed Datong Art Museum as an urban living room, its four intersecting, earth-coloured pyramids surrounded by landscaped plazas.
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 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 Jan 04, 2022
STIR speaks with Tatiana Bilbao Spamer and Joseph Schwarzkopf about Botániqo in Ecuador, a nine-tower residential development "with a human and community-centered” approach.
by Zohra Khan Dec 31, 2021
STIR looks back at five projects that demonstrated intriguing applications of this woody grass in the areas of architecture, interior design, and temporary urban spaces.
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 21, 2021
The infrastructure project makes use of the principles of the circular city and specific landscape typologies to cover an area of 150 hectares through a green and blue corridor.
by Esra Lemmens Dec 20, 2021
Diving into the creative festival, which featured 250 activities, 430 UAE-based designers and 560 companies, a noted industry insider talks about some of her favourite findings.
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 Dilpreet Bhullar Dec 17, 2021
The second edition of VAICA festival, Fields of Vision, brings 121 video works to the online platform to highlight their creative and critical engagement in the hands of 79 Indian artists.
by Devanshi Shah Dec 16, 2021
From Prada to Bulgari: a look back at five mesmerising facades for luxury retail stores that transformed the urban streetscape and showcased brand identity.
by Devanshi Shah Dec 15, 2021
In an exclusive interview with STIR, the Tony Award-winning set designer David Rockwell discusses his ideas about designing from an audience-centric, empathy-driven point of view.
by ABB Dec 15, 2021
The four-minute videos demonstrate the use of technology and thoughtful design to foster a smarter, sustainable environment.
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 Jerry Elengical Dec 12, 2021
STIR presents some of the most exciting space design projects - from vehicles to entire settlements - that share a vision of how humanity can settle on other worlds.
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 Devanshi Shah Dec 04, 2021
The installation by the Turkish practice is one of eleven to be displayed in the city of Istanbul as part of theBeyoglu Light Exhibition.
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 STIRworld Dec 04, 2021
STIR speaks to the minds behind the bold mural by artist ChifumiKrohom on the basketball court at Mumbai’s St. Andrew’s High School, which evokes the power of team spirit in sport.
by Jincy Iype Dec 03, 2021
Yíshè at Atrium House is a clubhouse in Hong Kong with layered spaces and pavilions dressed in Chinese blue brick, its spatial scheme inspired from Chinese heritage courtyard houses.
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 Devanshi Shah Nov 25, 2021
Designed by Barker Associates Architecture Office, the preschool uses neutral tones and intricate details to create dynamic and graphical spaces.
by Jerry Elengical Nov 25, 2021
The nominees were selected from the winners of the RIBA International Award for Excellence by a jury featuring Es Devlin, Jeanne Gang, Rosanna Hu, Gustavo Utrabo, and Odile Decq.
by Jincy Iype Nov 23, 2021
Clothed in canary yellow, PIG Design’s NEOBIO in Shenzhen, China, is inspired by fantastical childhood memories, as a refreshing departure from streamlined, grey workspaces.
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 18, 2021
The multimedia exhibition is a deep conversation between MVRDV’s practice and working methodology, that is presented through sketches, models and digital data.
by Zohra Khan Nov 18, 2021
Rector of Politecnico, Ferruccio Resta, in conversation with STIR, talks about the responsibility and challenges of being at the forefront of Italy’s oldest technical university.
by Devanshi Shah Nov 16, 2021
The three-week Fall season of the design festival presented a range of programs, both digital and virtual, across the disciplines of art, design and architecture.
by Afra Safa Nov 16, 2021
Which structure is the symbol of Tehran - the Āzādi Tower, a memorial of the time of individual freedoms, or the Milad Tower that is ever present in photographs? A study.
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 Anmol Ahuja Nov 12, 2021
The Importance of Being an Architect at the Milan Design Film Festival investigates the responsibility of architects in building 'tomorrow' through ACPV’s dexterous body of work.
by Devanshi Shah Nov 11, 2021
As the Director of Sustainable Design at Ronald Lu & Partners, Hong Kong, MK Leung talks to STIR about how the term sustainability can be put into practice.
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 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, 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 Devanshi Shah Oct 28, 2021
The Franco-Colombian scientist's urban theory of ‘15-minute city’ is a concept where everyone has access to all facilities and resources within a 15-minute walk or bike ride.
by Jerry Elengical Oct 27, 2021
Combining cloud-like built forms with circular green spaces, Steven Holl Architects’ recent project in Shanghai, China, links nearby developments through stretches of public parkland.
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 Oct 19, 2021
STIR speaks with Albert Mo, Director of Architects EAT, on creating closely with clients, the distinct frustum pyramids crowning Bellows House, and his fascination with concrete.
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 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 Jincy Iype Oct 16, 2021
Immersed into the powerfully natural hills of Tai’an, China, The Hometown Moon by Syn Architects is a womb-like ceremony hall and chapel that revels in romantic symbolism.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Oct 16, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky talks to Sergei Tchoban about the architect’s Russian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, his interest in domed spaces, and the role materiality plays in his architecture.
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 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 STIRworld Oct 11, 2021
Snøhetta’s multilayered proposal for a new opera house and cultural hub for Düsseldorf include two V-shaped “dancing towers” with a generous roof garden that converse with the city.
by Devanshi Shah Oct 09, 2021
The ST International HQ and SONGEUN Art Space building is designed to inspire the public to engage with contemporary art in Seoul and acts as a cultural anchor in the city.
by Jerry Elengical Oct 07, 2021
Designed by Clavel Arquitectos in the city of Murcia, Spain, this leisure complex hosts mesmerising environments alongside Europe’s longest overhanging swimming pool.
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 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 Shraddha Nair Oct 06, 2021
Conceived by MAEID, Magic Queen at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021 presents a pioneering approach to architecture, and integration with our natural environment.
by Pallavi Mehra Sep 27, 2021
Urban Courtyard House by the Chennai-based firm combines modern aesthetics with the concepts of a traditional regional house, creating a tranquil sanctuary in the heart of the city.
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 Weili Zhang Sep 20, 2021
Weili Zhang visits the Five Dragons Temple in Yuncheng, Shanxi Province, China, where refurbishment was completed in 2016 by Wang Hui of URBANUS.
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 Devanshi Shah Sep 13, 2021
This year’s edition of London Design Festival boasts a more robust series of installations, exhibitions and displays with an international roster of designers.
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 Shraddha Nair Sep 09, 2021
German artist Bettina Pousttchi exhibited her large format photograph installation at Konzerthaus for their bicentennial anniversary.
by Jerry Elengical Sep 08, 2021
With the 59th Salone del Mobile in full flow in its new format, STIR at Supersalone highlights a selection of galleries and exhibitions currently livening up the city of Milan.
by Jerry Elengical Sep 06, 2021
Designed as a residence for architect Billy Kavellaris in Melbourne, Australia, the home uses art to mould spatial order, employing Digiglass murals and gallery-inspired layouts.
by Jerry Elengical Sep 04, 2021
In Perth, Australia, the now under-construction platform will extend five metres beyond the stadium roof, offering panoramic views of the city's skyline.
by Anmol Ahuja Aug 31, 2021
Developed as a tranquil refuge on an expansive 3.5-acre farmland in the wilderness of Karjat, Mirador by SHROFFLEóN frames panoramic views of its picturesque setting in concrete.
by STIRworld Aug 30, 2021
UAE pavilion Wetland won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation while raumlaborberlin got the award for Internal Exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
by Jerry Elengical Aug 30, 2021
Taking urban farming to new heights, the 218m-high structure in Shenzhen, China, will be the first skyscraper with a vertical hydroponic farming system covering its entire façade.
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 Dilpreet Bhullar Aug 29, 2021
Danish artist-duo Elmgreen & Dragset strives to critique the institutional settings of their public art installations famous for recontextualising the objects with an artistic twist.
by Devanshi Shah Aug 28, 2021
Sibling Architecture transforms the under-utilised spaces in-between RMIT University building to create Rodda Lane as an urban academic community space.
by Anmol Ahuja Aug 24, 2021
Embedded within the earth along the Western Ghats, and overlooking the backwaters of Panshet Dam near Pune, the Cove House is a weekend retreat that blends into its terrain.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Aug 21, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks with Toyo Ito about the house he grew up in, how it influenced him, and his desire to design forest-like spaces and unconfined buildings.
by Steven Sculco Aug 20, 2021
Steven Sculco writes about Rural Studio’s kit house prototype, speaks with director Andrew Freear and the student design-build team, and interviews the client.
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 Jincy Iype Aug 18, 2021
STIR speaks with VAVA founder, Pedro da Silva, about the capsule of 3D-printed sunglasses inspired by Kuma’s works, blending architecture and sustainable design.
by Anmol Ahuja Aug 17, 2021
Building on their own unique design vocabulary, the Indonesia-based green design practice imparts lightweight structural brilliance to their newest addition at the world renowned school.
by STIRworld Aug 16, 2021
The World Heritage List sees the addition of 34 new cultural and natural sites, spanning from antiquity to mid 20th century architecture and natural landscapes.
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 Anmol Ahuja Aug 12, 2021
STIR interacts with Günther Vogt about his studio’s displays at the Venice Architecture Biennale: Rolling Stones, Migrating Landscapes, and Common Water – The Alps.
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 Manu Sharma Aug 11, 2021
Discussing process and technique with Spanish cartographic artist, Juan Galeano, through the lens of demographic research and maps.
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 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 Anmol Ahuja Jul 26, 2021
Designed as a weekend retreat in rural Bengaluru and framed against expansive views of the Savandurga hill, the airy, ‘transparent’ residence reimagines living amid nature’s embrace.
by Soumya Mukerji Jul 23, 2021
A series of striking films from the streets of Beirut mark a year to the Lebanon port blasts. Rana Haddad puts our eye to The Human Lens at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jul 23, 2021
American artist Dan Graham speaks with STIR about the relationship shared among architecture, built-environment and viewers on the sidelines of his show at 303 Gallery, New York.
by Anmol Ahuja Jul 22, 2021
STIR interacts with Prof. Dr. Puay-peng Ho, curator of Singapore’s national pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale on to-gather: the Architecture of Relationships.
by Devanshi Shah Jul 19, 2021
The Garden of Privatised Delights, Britain’s presentation at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021, explores the grey area between private spaces and privately-owned public space.
by STIRworld Jul 19, 2021
LAD HQ by MVRDV combines high and low tech sustainable solutions under one soaring technological roof.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 19, 2021
Zdziarska, a student of Politecnico di Milano, is the latest recipient of the grant from RIBA and the Norman Foster Foundation for her research on women’s safety in urban cities.
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 Jul 13, 2021
Showcasing advancements in agricultural science, an intricate network of voids, spaces, and platforms defines exhibition and retail spaces of this research facility in Sanya, China.
by Aastha D. Jul 12, 2021
STIR speaks with Elisabeth Falkensteiner and Baerbel Mueller, the curators for Ecologies and Politics of the Living at the Vienna Biennale that aims to inspire alternative imaginations.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 12, 2021
In the Sathon District of Bangkok, this two-storey home serves as a sojourn from the bustling city, while also offering a visual feast to entice and entertain.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 08, 2021
Emphasising nature’s tranquility and delicacy, Red5 Studio partners with Ben Decor on their second cafe design for ‘September’ - a Ho Chi Minh City-based brand of coffee shops.
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 Jul 06, 2021
Showcasing a new kind of “augmented reality”, designers Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth interact with STIR on the Post-Human and their catalog for its enhancement.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 06, 2021
Cartier's storefront in Shinsaibashi, comprising over 2,500 handcrafted Hinoki cypress modules, connects with both Japanese craft traditions and French brand's luxury aesthetics.
by Jincy Iype Jul 03, 2021
With angled gable roofs and an RCC skin, this Ahmedabad residence designed by Indian design firm UA Lab merges its airy, light-filled interiors with the refreshing outdoors.