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V&A Gallery at Design Society, Shekou, Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta in China is one of the fastest growing design and technology hubs in the world. The opening of the V&A Gallery, Shenzhen, China marks an international collaboration between China Merchants Shekou Holdings (CMSK) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London following a three year knowledge exchange programme partnership. The V&A’s … Continue reading

World Architecture Festival – World Buildings of The Year 2017

The World Architecture Festival has announced its buildings of the year for 2017. The winner of World Building of the Year 2017 is the Post-earthquake reconstruction / demonstration project of Guangming Village designed by The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Following the Ludian earthquake in 2014, most of the local buildings in Guangming were destroyed.  This … Continue reading

Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York

Until the 1960s, most public art in New York City was limited to war memorials, civic-minded murals, or relief sculpture embodying universal values like “Fraternity” or “Wisdom.” But the late 1960s brought a new era that embraced the individual artist’s voice and vision in the public realm. In the years since, hundreds of innovative art … Continue reading

Jørn Utzon and Le Corbusier. Interior Collaboration, Sydney Opera House

Jørn Utzon, 1918-2008, won the international architectural competition for the Sydney Opera House in 1957. He worked on the building with Ove Arup and Partners as the civil engineers from 1958-1965, until a change of government in 1965 raised issues over the construction cost and schedule. Utzon resigned from the building programme in 1966 and … Continue reading

UABB – Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture 2017. Shenzhen, China. Cities, Grow in Difference. 15 December 2017 – 15 March 2018

The Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB) is currently the only bi-annual exposition in the world to be based exclusively on the themes of city and urbanisation, explored through a combination of modern technology, art, innovation and social awareness. Co-organized by the two neighboring and closely interacting cities of Shenzhen and Hong Kong. UABB lies within the Pearl … Continue reading