Oodi is a new and very modern central library in Helsinki. The building was designed by ALA Architects, who won the open international architecture competition. Apart from the top floor, Oodi’s facade is made entirely from wood, which gives it immediately a very Scandinavian character. Continue reading
It is a big year for Richard Rogers as he has turned 80 this year. A major exhibition at Royal Academy ‘Inside Out’ celebrates his life work. I attended his interview during London Design week to hear about his values of humane ethics, sustainability and democratic design approach. Rogers has been celebrating the periods of change during his long career. He emphasised the importance of adaptability of change that the buildings must have. Continue reading
The Dalston House is an interactive site specific installation by Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich. It has been extremely popular spot to enjoy public art this summer in the young and trendy Dalston neighbourhood of East London. The ques have been running long to experience this interactive playful installation. Continue reading
Gaudi’s organic style of architecture originates from early childhood experiences. The interior of the Sagrada Familia which is now finished is described to be a forest like experience. Continue reading
It was initially a shock to find out the most beautiful and elegant Barcelona Pavilion filled with junk. However, it made sense after all as the installation called PHAMTOM by Spanish architect Andrés Jaque is extremely timely one. It follows the trend to re-discover the roots of the place and the building with an archeological approach.