Transforming a medieval Italian fortress into a contemporary art museum
A competition is inviting young architects to reimagine an ancient abandoned fortress and former prison on an island in southern Italy as an open-air contemporary art space.
European Prize for Urban Spaces announces call for entries
The biennial award recognises the creation, recovery, and improvement of public spaces across Europe.
'World's biggest air purifier' is improving China's air, scientist says
A massive tower dubbed the "world's biggest air purifier" has improved air quality in China’s Xian, according to the scientist leading the experimental project.
Philip Johnson’s AT&T Building may get landmark status after Snohetta overhaul protests
Protected status for the Midtown Manhattan postmodern icon could stop a major renovation plan that would significantly alter its base.
Finding solutions for Mosul: 3D printers, homes built from rubble & farming bridges
Mosul is facing a dire housing crisis as hundreds of thousands are expected to return to the war-ravaged city which was liberated in July.
Making design responsible for solving global problems
A declaration signed at the World Design Forum defines design as “an agent for sustainable solutions” that facilitates change.
Strelka opens applications for 2018 postgrad program
Led by Benjamin Bratton, students of the second year of The New Normal program will continue research into topics of critical significance to the future of urban design.