The New Cities Foundation hosted an summit on the future of cities in two of Niemeyer's buildings in São Paulo's Ibirapuera Park. Daniel Libeskind, a trustee of the Foundation, who is about to break ground on his first South American project in the city, spoke to Christopher Turner after his keynote address
Fernando and Humberto Campana are seen as the godfathers of modern Brazilian design, and the influence of their ‟alchemical” use of salvaged materials is seen a new generation. But these young designers are determined not to live in the shadow of their forebears, says Christopher Turner
Sou Fujimoto places a typically ingenious family house with a dramatic sloping roof on a tricky suburban site.
Created 50 years ago at Stanford, this point-and-click device named after the common rodent was a visionary invention, developed long before the internet even existed
Over the past 50 years, São Paulo’s architects have developed a distinctive concrete modernism that is at once monumental and intimate – solid as a fortress, but inviting everybody in. Among the city’s endless skyscrapers, it has resulted in some of the liveliest public spaces on Earth.
Could a confident and witty rebrand help to remind the sourdough-obsessed classes of the value of cheap groceries?
As part of its annual award for emerging practices, W Hotels sent three designers abroad to learn from and create alternative aesthetics.
The first English translation of a classic of modernist planning and a recent work on informal structures shed new light on a polarised subject, says Owen Hatherley
MoMA presents a compelling case, says Claire Barliant, for seeing Le Corbusier as a lover, not a conqueror of nature
The painstaking, at times obsessive, work of self-taught artists and inventors presents a poignant vision of the future says Will Wiles