This year’s Serpentine Pavilion is designed by Francis Kéré from Burkina Faso. He is the first African architect to design the Pavilion; following the more recent, posistive direction of choosing emerging architects rather than well known names to design the building.
New Tate Modern building extension called the Switch House looks great, especially from outside. The pyramid shape brick building looks like it belongs next to the rectangle shape of the old building forming a great marriage of the two shapes. Continue reading
Libreria is a new, independent bookstore by the popular co-working space Second Home (across the street from the store). Second Home designed by Selgas Cano, who also designed the bookstore, has a very clear brand and profile. It was the first co-working space that really understood how to build their tenant base.
As the Co-working offices marketplace grows, it is interesting to see which places really take of and why. New concepts are emerging, and there are several routes to become popular.