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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.

Symbiotic Architecture

Four billion people live in urban areas, a figure set only to increase. The only way forward is to welcome the environment into the blueprints.

Spatial Minimalism

Japanese design studio, Nendo, is known for a prolific output and playful style. We unpack its appeal in an age of pared-back aesthetics.

Forging New Pathways

China’s most forward-thinking architects are repurposing structures to offer a new landscape that is both culturally resonant and sustainable.

Brutalist Architecture:
Buildings to Know

Brutalism is one of the most divisive architectural forms in history. We highlight 5 outstanding examples to know from across the globe.

Building a History

Women in Architecture is a new book highlighting those responsible for some of the most dazzling features of our contemporary built environment.

5 Must-Attend Events:
Future Now Symposium 2021

4 Days. 30 Events. 100 Speakers. The Aesthetica Future Now Symposium 2021 goes online this year, bringing together key artists for live talks.

Aesthetica Archives:
Highways at Dusk

Endless roads, street lights and motel signs. Take a deep dive into our archives and discover image-makers capturing life on the road.

Trailblazers: The February / March Edition

Trailblazers, the February / March edition of Aesthetica, is available now. This issue showcases artists and curators building their own platforms.

Design for a Changing World

The winners are announced for Architizer’s inaugural A+Firm Awards – a prize spotlighting the designers behind groundbreaking architecture.

Visual Harmony

Barcelona-based Salva López loves architecture. His images provide a personal take on recognisable buildings, published by gestalten.

Building Communities

Beazley Designs of the Year’s groundbreaking projects show how architects are approaches the world’s major social and environmental issues.

Resilient Architecture

In collaboration with Aesthetica, the 2021 edition of the A+Awards opens for entries, celebrating innovative architecture across the globe.

New Architecture Books to Read

Get a dose of architectural inspiration with these new and upcoming publications. Top five titles look at how buildings are evolving into the future.

5 to See: Digital Shows

From Taipei to Istanbul, these five online shows deal with themes of empathy, common perception and communication across borders.

A New World: The December / January Issue

The December / January edition of Aesthetica reflects a sense of transition as we move into 2021. ‘A New World’ is available now.

Altering the Blueprint

Today’s architects aren’t just designing buildings. They’re working across multiple disciplines to tackle ecological responsibility and social justice.

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