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Parkour in Palestine

Inspired by the nascent sport of parkour, Gaza Parkour Team began to observe the urban fabric of Gaza as a playground through which they could move fluidly, using their bodies—instead of weapons and explosives—to overcome boundaries and barriers.

 

Architecture / Joseph Grima Antonio Ottomanelli

 

Maison à Bordeaux: A textile revisitation

Fifteen years after the Rem Koolhaas/OMA project, through a series of equally simple but radical gestures in textile, Petra Blaisse/Inside Outside has transformed — and expanded — our understanding of this revolutionary building.

 

Architecture / Niklas Maak

Best of the Week

From a survey of contemporary Belgian design to Spanish collective Huerta Bizarra, which uses "micro-enjoyment actions" to generate small-scale interventions, here are this week's best stories.

 

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The Belgian affair

Can such a thing as "Belgian design" exist, in a country where the lack of a sharply defined common identity is arguably an identity in itself? The growing influence of a series of events, institutions and design studios suggests that Belgium is enjoying a fruitful phase of creative vitality.

 

Design / Justin McGuirk

 

Seasons of life

With their designs for a kindergarten in Merksem and a home for the elderly in Nevele, 51N4E uses architecture not to conceal daily life but to situate it, in all its fragility, squarely at the centre of the urban stage.

 

Architecture / Pier Paolo Tamburelli

Best of the Week

From a vital and unknown masterpiece of Belgian modernism immersed in vegetation, to a set of wooden kitchen stamps emulating fabric patterns and reinterpreting Greek folklore, here are this week's best stories.

 

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