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ONE + LOLA curated exhibition, Shenzhen, China

until 30 September 2021

ONE + LOLA curated exhibition Shenzhen, China

ONE + LOLA curated exhibition opens in Shenzhen

Design for a Changing Climate: Living and building with nature

On view through September 30, 2021
展览地址:广东省深圳市南山区打石二路,万科云城设计公社B612 Cube Station
@ Vanke Design Community, B612 Cube Station, Shenzhen, China.

由One Architecture和LOLA Landscape Architects共同策划的展览“气候适应性设计:与自然共生共建”正在深圳南山区万科云城设计公社B612方站Cube Station展出,展览将持续至本月底。我们特别感谢在9月4日参加展览开幕和学术论坛的各位嘉宾和观众,尤其是四位主题演讲者:Matthijs Bouw(One Architecture创始合伙人)、Peter Veenstra(LOLA Landscape Architects 创始合伙人)、程志鹏先生( SUTPC深圳市城市交通规划设计研究中心/景观设计院院长)、祝捷先生(AUBE欧博设计董事/总景观师)
The exhibition is currently on view at Vanke Design Community, B612 Cube Station in Shenzhen Nanshan District through the end of this month. We thank all of you who joined us on September 4th at the opening reception and panel discussion for Design for a Changing Climate: Living and building with nature — an exhibition co-curated by One Architecture and LOLA Landscape Architects. We also thank four keynote speakers who joined us in celebrating the exhibition opening and garnered the discussion around the building with nature — Matthijs Bouw (founding principal of One Architecture), Peter Veenstra (founding partner of LOLA Landscape Architects), Mr. Cheng Zhipeng (Chief Landscape Architect of Shenzhen Urban Transport Planning Center), and Mr. Zhu Jie (Chief Landscape Architect of AUBE Design Institute.)

The world has reached the transition point where we cannot sit back and watch as it drifts. We are witnessing and experiencing more and more drought, floods, heavy rains, and heatwaves. Nature is approaching its limit, and we must act now through systematic and comprehensive design.

The exhibition invites you to reflect upon the immediacy of climate change, presenting an overview of ONE and LOLA’s long-standing research and practice of building with nature as an attempt to provide sustainable and integrated solutions in addressing the urgent crisis of our time.

展览位于深圳南山区万科云城设计公社B612方站Cube Station,将展出至今年9月底。我们诚挚地邀请您来“体验”这片森林,带您了解气候变化对建成环境的影响,并讨论设计在气候适应中的作用。
It is currently on view at Vanke Design Community, B612 Cube Station in Shenzhen Nanshan District through the end of this September. We cordially invite you to come and “experience” the forest that will walk you through the effects of climate change on our built environment and discuss the role of design in climate adaptation.

Not in Shenzhen? An online virtual tour of the exhibition is also available here

One Architecture (ONE) is an award-winning cross-disciplinary firm that designs buildings, infrastructures, and urban environments. With primary offices in Amsterdam and New York City, and satellites in Houston and Shenzhen, ONE works around the globe using design to help cities, regions, and countries with their long-term spatial infrastructure and climate resilience planning. For any inquiries, please contact at

2021 Nanhai Pan Home Furnishing Industry Expo & Global Pan Home Furnishing Sourcing Fair (Virtual)

26 -29 August 2021

ALU-EXPO, Nanhai District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China

2021 Nanhai Pan Home Furnishing Industry Exp

Preview of 2021 Nanhai Pan Home Furnishing Industry Expo

Lucca Biennale X Edition

Aug 1 – Sep 26, 2021


As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic developments, the organizing committee of Lucca Biennale Cartasia has decided to postpone the tenth edition of the event from August 1st to September 26th, 2021.

Lucca Biennale X Edition 2021

We are working and will continue to work to maintain the safety of all those who work at or participate in the event, as artists and audience, and to maintain the integrity of the Biennale and its many sections.

That is why the Biennale does not stop. Great ideas are planned for the next edition: events, exhibitions, seminars, conferences involving countries such as Japan, as well as artists and speakers from all over the world. We are working on an edition rich in culture, art, events to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the event.

Postponing the event is above all a form of respect towards the city of Lucca, the participating artists and the public involved: we are going to be able to gather again in summer 2021, to live together the beauty of art.

After the tenth edition, in 2021, the eleventh edition will take place, as planned, in 2022 bringing the Lucca Biennale back to even years.

Thanks to every single person who continues to support us, we are at your disposal for any request.

To all, a deep wish for creativity, art and culture.

ZHA Close Up – Work & Research Exhibition

MAM Shanghai, China

26 June – 15 September 2021

ZHA Close Up – Work & Research Exhibition

Two Exhibitions in M4H Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Down To Earth Reopens

Down To Earth Exhibition M4H Rotterdam
picture : Aad Hoogendoorn

After months of lockdown, DOWN TO EARTH reopened on 9 June 2021 with two exhibitions: RECLAIMING THE COMMONS and WATERSCHOOL M4H+.

While there is no denying the seriousness of the current pandemic, the climate and biodiversity crisis is increasingly and urgently confronting us with the fact that we have pretty much ruined our relationship with the planet.

Science warns us: we’re almost at the tipping point. This puts us on high alert and forces us to radically change how we think and act, to create design solutions that will concretely and sustainably allow us to land.

Presenting the exhibitions RECLAIMING THE COMMONS and WATERSCHOOL M4H+, the IABR is once again on top of current affairs: climate crisis, mass extinction, global warming, and rapidly growing inequality. It is here that the IABR believes its key challenges lie.

Miralles. Perpetuum Mobile, Barcelona

26 May until 29 August 2021

Disseny Hub. Plaça de les Glòries, 37 Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Entry Fee: 3 € (Entry fee to Disseny HUB)

Miralles Perpetuum Mobile Architecture Events 2021

Following the launch of the first three exhibitionts of the Miralles homage, Perpetuum Mobile opens at Disseny Hub on Wednesday 26th May, promoted by the Fundació Enric Miralles with the support of the Barcelona City Council and the Generalitat de Catalunya, to celebrate the work of Catalan architect Enric Miralles in his many facets as a creator, to mark the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his death.

Miralles. Perpetuum Mobile

A Story for the Future – MAXXI’s First Decade

17 Feb until 29 August 2021

Curated by Hou Hanru

Exhibition design by Inside Outside

Historical times call for critical, contemporary exhibitions. On the occasion of the decade-long anniversary of Rome’s first museum of the contemporary arts, memory will abide by the unbound. We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new exhibition titled “A Story for the Future: The First Decade of Maxxi”, for which Inside Outside has delivered the exhibition design.

MAXXI Museum is re-visiting its archive, but it’s the visitors who will be making the content count in its encore. The museum is growing to be an inescapable access point into the feeding and friction that takes place between creative communities and the fabric of modern life.

Now, MAXXI Museum is embracing its vocation as a platform instead of a podium and calling upon the curatorial insight of the visitor. A familiarized body of work will veer towards the unexpected as the exhibition dips it into an immersive environment that could provoke unexpected affects, combinations, sensations, or forecasts.

To read more, click here

The exhibition “A Story for the Future: MAXXI’s First Decade” will open online – it will be available to the public from 17 February 2021 – 29 August 2021.

Chronicling the pandemic

A research project that the Equilibrium Network is instigating:

They are inviting anyone and everyone who is working within the built environment to send a short video of themselves, filmed on their phones, talking about the impact that the pandemic has had on their lives, and the long-term changes that they envisage as a result, both personally and professionally.

The results will be posted on the EQN website ( and will be used as the basis for a more formal piece of research by our academic friends.

Further information can be found here: Chronicling the Pandemic

Crash Course
Architecture Centre Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Every Friday, a Crash Course on Amsterdam architecture and urbanism.

Date & time: every Friday, from 1.30 to 2.15 pm
Location: Arcam
Language: English
Price: € 7,50 p.p

Substantial Style: A Guided Tour Of The RIBA

Swedish modernism or Art Deco? Richly decorative or formally functional? A building with many interpretations but one never lacking style. Visit 66 Portland Place, the iconic home of architecture and headquarters of the Royal Institute of Architects.

England – London

Select Saturdays, 2.30pm to 3.30pm, and Tuesdays, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD


Art Workshops: Explore And Make At The RIBA

Join each month for a friendly creative workshop, where you’ll explore architecture and make art using a different medium. For retirees or those aged 50 and over.

England – London

The last Thursday of each month. Workshops start 2pm and end 4pm. No workshop in December 2020.

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD


Recent Building Events Archive

Le Corbusier’s early drawings. 1902-1916
Curated by Danièle Pauly

Le Corbusier's early drawings. 1902-1916
“Le Corbusier’s early drawings. 1902-1916” | © Enrico Cano Teatro dell’architettura Mendrisio, interno, Università della Svizzera italiana | Architect: Mario Botta

Le Corbusier’s early drawings. 1902-1916

“It Begins With One Word. Choose Your Own”, Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
by artist Katarzyna Krakowiak
Katarzyna Krakowiak Sound Intervention Barcelona Pavilion
photo : Anna Mas
Sound Intervention at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

Sea Change: Flood Resilient Architecture for the 21st Century
Location: Roca London Gallery, Station Court, Townmead Road, London, SW6 2PY, England, UK
Exhibition Curator: Eva Woode
Marlies Rohmer Architects’ Floating Houses, IJburg, Netherlands
image courtesy of Roca
Roca London Gallery Spring Exhibition

Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa
Curators: Raul Betti and Greta Ruffino
Location: Santa Maria della Scala – Piazza Duomo, Siena, Italy
Travel without Program Alvaro Siza Exhibition in Sienna
image courtesy of organisers
Travel Without Program Álvaro Siza Exhibition in Sienna

“shaping everyday life! bauhaus modernism in the GDR”, Germany
Bauhaus Centenary in 2019

Flat Lands & Massive Things – From NL to NYC & Beyond, Berlin, Germany
Exhibiton by Archi-Tectonics – Winka Dubbeldam & Justin Korhammer, New York
Archi-Tectonics Building Events
image © Archi-Tectonics
Archi-Tectonics Architecture Event

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Key Building Events, recently finished, listed by country:


London Festival of Architecture Events

RIBA Architecture Exhibition, London

AA School Architecture Events, London

V&A Events, London

Pitzhanger Manor architecture exhibition, PM Gallery, Ealing, west London


SCI-Arc Architecture Events, SCI-Arc Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

AIA San Francisco Events, CA

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri

Guggenheim Exhibition, New York City

Center for Architecture in New York Building Events, New York City

Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, CA

Architecture and the City Festival San Francisco Events, CA

Cooper Union Building Events, NYC

Gagosian Gallery Exhibition, New York City

Heinz Architectural Center Events, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Kansas City Design Week Architecture Events


ARCAM Architecture Exhibition


Carré d’Art-Nîmes Architecture Exhibition


Mediterranean Academy Architecture Event, Italy


Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne Events

Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Event, Australia

Gold Coast City Gallery Architecture Events, Queensland, Australia

CUSP Architecture Event, Sydney, NSW, Australia


Aedes Gallery Architecture Exhibition, Berlin, Germany


Kiev Architecture Event


Danish Architecture Centre Events, Copenhagen, Denmark


Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Portugal


Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery in Tel Aviv Exhibition, Tel Aviv, Israel
Israel Architecture Event
image by architect
Exhibition of Daniel Libeskind’s Architectural Drawings


Museum of Finnish Architecture Events, Helsinki


GIS Architecture Expo Event, Bucharest

INGLASS Architecture Conference, Romania

Events for the World Building Events 2021 page welcome