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Looking Up

When we walk through city centres, how often do we look up? Katharina Klopfer is interested in the graphic details of urban environments.

Tessellated Architecture

Osman Yousefzada transforms Birmingham’s Selfridges department store the by wrapping it in a giant installation: the world’s largest canvas.

A Conscious Future

China’s most recently completed architectural works are challenging traditional notions of sustainability. MoMA surveys this new generation.

Heritage Reimagined

Aesthetica Art Prize 2021 longlisted artist Steve Messam has worked with the National Trust to create three inflatable, floating installations.

Building the Modern Museum

The Art Museum in Modern Times is a richly researched book that transports us through the history of today’s contemporary galleries.

Hybrid Architecture

Santa Fe is a creative hotbed, mixing contemporary modernism with adobe tradition, recalibrating connections to the landscape.

Issue 102 Available Now

Signs and Symbols: Issue 102 considers the difference between “looking” and “seeing” –
how we view ourselves and the world around us.

A New Paradigm

The world’s first 3D-printed house has been unveiled in Massa Lombardo, Ravenna, made using only raw earth mixed with water.

Setting a Precedent: Design Shanghai

The world’s top practitioners navigate advancements in regenerative design at this year’s Design Shanghai. We select 5 videos to watch.

Architectural Collage

The Serpentine’s 20th Pavilion splices together architectural features from culturally significant structures and buildings across London.

5 to See:
London Festival of Architecture

Throughout the month of June, a programme of exhibitions, installations, talks, debates – both physical and virtual – explores the theme of ‘care’.

Colour as Language

Tekla Evelina Severin’s dusky pinks, forest greens and pale yellows reflect a new interpretation of space, presenting a radical redefinition of home.

Visual Archetypes

Natalie Christensen is a photographer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, known for minimalist abstractions of the American Southwest.

Issue 101 Available Now

Recharge and Reset, the 101st edition of Aesthetica, highlights artists and curators initiating change, and bringing important and critical works to light.

Sphere of Influence

Palm Springs modernism has influenced culture from the 1940s onwards, from Hockney’s paintings to the rise of open-plan architecture.

Beyond the Edges

Natalie Christensen’s abstracted, minimalist compositions capture abandoned shopping centres, concrete blocks and swimming pools.

Post-War German Design

Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein threads together the differences and parallels of design culture in East and West Germany, 1949–1989.

Architecture as Philosophy

Louis Kahn developed the idea of the void in architecture, cutting enormous shapes in his building designs. A new book charts his career.

Heritage and Design

Florence was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Today, the city’s historic La Marzocco factory is a centre for design.

Meaning in Emptiness

Photographer Tomoko Yoneda has spent the last few decades travelling to locations across the world which are saturated with cultural memory.

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