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Design as Adventure

Mountains cover one fifth of the earth’s surface, but are only sparsely populated. We look at how unforgiving terrains offer a test bed for new ideas.

Structural Manipulation

Alex Lysakowski’s unexpected compositions focus on over-consumption and global production, as seen through exaggerated architectural forms.

Imagined Architecture

Alexis Christodoulou is a Cape Town-based artist who specialises in three-dimensional renders. He draws on the parameters of video game graphics.

Kudi: Structures of Design

Kudi is a London-based artist whose work questions social dynamics in today’s world, asking the viewer to examine their place in the system.

Latin American Art in Lockdown

Whilst it is impossible to predict what the art world will look like after Covid-19, Latin American artists provide ideas on how to reshape the way we live.

5 to Read: Books for Summer

From whimsical portraiture to anthropological studies, these new books meaningfully explore themes of sustainability, identity and beauty.

Expansive Programming

London Festival of Architecture returns with its 2020 edition online, examining the theme of power in both commercial and domestic spaces.

Digital Collage

In 2012, Pedro Dias created an Instagram account to share make-believe worlds, building virtual cities and constructing imaginary landscapes.

Design as Resolution

How can architecture create a more inclusive and connected world? Lina Bo Bardi offers vital lessons about how to rebuild and repurpose.

Aspiration and Innovation

When André Fu completed The Upper House hotel in Hong Kong 10 years ago, he quickly became an overnight sensation. A new book explores.

Inspiring Conversations

London’s Design Museum – like many around the world – is currently closed. In response, it is pushing into the digital realm with live streams.

Scale of Perception

Photographer Charlie Goodge and Art Director Jessica Jung have paired up for an abstract series that parallels architecture and ceramics.

Geometric Vocabulary

Cyril Lancelin combines technology and art, engaging the public with installations that provoke questions about the built environment.

5 to Read: This Month

Aesthetica selects five new books across photography, architecture and sculpture. Stay home and read about seminal names in visual art.

Influential Buildings to Know

Aesthetica selects ten exciting 20th century buildings from around the world – offering examples of shifting architectural movements.

Kasten: Experimental Forms

Whilst the show at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is closed, Aesthetica speaks to Barbara Kasten about materiality, abstraction and creative perseverance.

Organic Architecture

Design is systematic and methodical; it is creative and collaborative. Studio Gang considers the kinds of buildings we need for the near-future.

Expanded Architecture

“We’re not here to build for other architects, we’re here to build for all of humankind.” The World’s Best Architecture’ spotlights key buildings.

New Viewpoints

A house designed for watching the sunset. Mirrored structures standing in the landscape. Not Vital connects architecture and perception.

Reconnecting with Nature

Art has a proven positive impact on our mental health. Wysing Arts Centre invites artists to place works in unexpected locations.

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