A Tribute to the Color of Contemporary Mexican Architecture

Color, inherited from indigenous cultures of Mexico, is a defining characteristic of Mexican architecture. Vibrant colors have been used by architects and artists such as Luis Barragán, Ricardo Legorreta, Mathias Goeritz, Juan O’Gorman, and Mario Pani. Continue reading A Tribute to the Color of Contemporary Mexican Architecture

Peruvian University Students Win World Architecture Festival’s Inaugural ‘Water Research Prize’

World Architecture Festival has announced the winner of its inaugural Water Research Prize. First place was awarded to a team of students from Pontificia Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) who designed a water management system that “captures, stores, and treats rainwater and inserts it into pre-existing water networks.”  Continue reading Peruvian University Students Win World Architecture Festival’s Inaugural ‘Water Research Prize’

Ottoman-Era Soap Factory Unearthed in Israel

An Ottoman-era soap factory has been unearthed in Israel’s port city of Jaffa, according to the Israeli Antiquities Authority.

In a statement, the authority said the soap-manufacturing factory was discovered while workers were rewiring an electricity system in a building in the Old City of Jaffa. Continue reading Ottoman-Era Soap Factory Unearthed in Israel

TACO Creates its Own Pink-Toned Architecture Studio on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

Mexican architecture firm TACO has designed the Portico Palmeto studio to act as its headquarters, with pink walls, local materials, and tall shutters that open up the interior to its tropical setting. Continue reading TACO Creates its Own Pink-Toned Architecture Studio on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

Twin Towers In Kuwait City Reference Vernacular Arabic Architecture

Architecture firm Gensler has completed a pair of towers in Kuwait City featuring facades that recall traditional Arabic screens, with one containing offices and the other a hotel with interiors by Yabu Pushelberg.

The building comprises two towers connected by a podium topped with a roof terrace. Continue reading Twin Towers In Kuwait City Reference Vernacular Arabic Architecture

Cappadocia: Turkey’s Stunning Nature, Culture Landscape

Turkey’s central Cappadocia region takes its visitors on a journey through stunning landscapes rich with treasures both natural and cultural.

There is evidence of human life dating back 5,000 years in Goreme National Park — the jewel of Cappadocia — and as of the third century A.D. it became a shelter for people living in its networks of natural cave formations or carved out of the soft rock. Continue reading Cappadocia: Turkey’s Stunning Nature, Culture Landscape

25th Annual Festival of Speed at Goodwood House in West Sussex

The Festival of Speed is a major event in the world motorsport calendar, featuring the latest racers, championship drivers and incredible displays of classic cars. Continue reading 25th Annual Festival of Speed at Goodwood House in West Sussex

JP Branch Library Wins Boston Preservation Alliance Achievement Award

Adding something new to something old to the Jamaica Plain Branch Library has been a wild success, aside from the Copley Square main branch, it is most used library in Boston. And recently the Boston Preservation Alliance honored the South Street branch for its renovations. Continue reading JP Branch Library Wins Boston Preservation Alliance Achievement Award

MoMA Opened Exhibition About the Architecture of Former Yugoslavia

The curators of MoMA’s recently opened exhibition about the architecture of former Yugoslavia have chosen their favorite pieces from the show, including Kenzo Tange’s masterplan for Skopje and a giant war monument in Croatia. Continue reading MoMA Opened Exhibition About the Architecture of Former Yugoslavia