The architectural proposal of Luis Martínez Santa-María is to follow the identity of the neighborhood of Ciudad Pegaso. In order to do so, he uses brick as the main and almost exclusive material. The 36 dwellings are dressed in that red colour, characteristic of terracotta. The project stages the exploitation of a single material, to get its full expression.
Following his appointment as administrator of the department of the Seine in Paris in 1799, Jacques Cambry discovered the Parisian cemeteries in an appalling state. He then published a report augmented by an urban and architectural proposal. This came in a context favourable to the evolution of the Parisian cemeteries.
The unusual challenge of this project is to associate a kindergarten on the ground floor with a public car park underground. The hybrid building was designed to efficiently combine a coherent concrete structure between both programs.
Tigerman’s bathing pavilion presents a separation of functions and uses, each with an altar space. The representation of the project is largely inspired by illustrations of the beginning of the Italian renaissance. It is also a tribute in the form of inspiration from Dante’s Inferno, from the epic poem Divina Commedia.
Lalibela is a city in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Bete Giyorgis, like the other 10 churches, was carved out of rock. It is located in a trapezoidal shaft of about 25m by 25m, dug into the pink volcanic tuff of the Lasta plateau. The edifice follows a cruciform plan, known as the Greek cross.
Asia has become the dominant continent in terms of maritime trade. Dominated by China, it has most of the world’s most connected ports. Where the city sprawls on water, concrete and steel create a shifting megalopolis, made up of mega-structures that are out of scale.
For its first participation in the Venice Biennale, in 2018, the Vatican offers a clerical oasis as a pavilion. Divided into ten chapels, each one is designed by a renowned architect. Inspired by the chapel in the wood by Gunnar Asplund, built in Stockholm in 1920, they aim to reflect what a chapel means in the 21st century.