Nothing is forever, nothing is sacred

Catching up with Rahul Mehrotra, at the Urban Age conference hosted by the Architecture Biennale 2016, the Indian architect presents his concept of “ephemeral urbanism”.

 

Architecture / Philippa Nicole Barr

 

A lake of the mind

A discussion with Steven Holl on intuition, pragmatism and creativity, on design as a form of thought and, above all, on his cabin in Rhinebeck, the Round Lake Hut.

 

Architecture / Diana Carta

Beauty, value and survival

Catching up with Kunlé Adeyemi, at the recent “Shaping Cities” Urban Age conference hosted by the Architecture Biennale 2016, we asked him about lessons learned, the value of beauty as a survival strategy, and the resourcefulness of communities like Makoko.

 

Architecture / Philippa Nicole Barr

 

Faraway, so close

With the open-call due to end on 10 July and the new edition set to open in May 2017, curators Angela Rui and Maja Vardjan offer us a preview of the content and aims of the 25th edition of the Ljubljana Biennial, the oldest dedicated to design.

 

Design / Maria Cristina Didero

 

100 years of freedom

Volker Staab, founder of Staab Architekten, recounts the expansion project for the Bauhaus-Archiv, and lends a voice to a drive that will lay another crucial architectural stone.

 

Architecture / Nicola Violano

Practical vistas

John Thackara, a philosopher, writer and wide-ranging thinker, summarises the decisive contribution by design that gives practical form to a story, always in the service of the real needs of the people.

 

Design / Stefania Garassini