Design Indaba 2019: Dong-Ping Wong of FOOD

From vertical parks in Chinatown to Kanye West projects, the NYC-based studio is all about ideas

Questioning if the design process can be faster or more meaningful, during his speech at Design Indaba, Dong-Ping Wong of FOOD offered a glimpse into advanced and sophisticated ways of thinking about architecture. Based in NYC, FOOD has a unique way of approaching architecture, through a creative approach that appears almost as a performance. Very often, they spontaneously develop their own ideas, through a process …

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Reporting from the Front

This year's international exhibition shifts focus from the stars to addressing critical issues like immigration, sustainability and more

Over 100 tons of perfectly ordered rubble is what greets visitors to the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. It’s not a provocation, but rather a statement, in perfect harmony with this year’s theme: “Reporting from the Front.” President Paolo Baratta and curator Alejandro Aravena made a strong choice here; between pure avant-garde and local traditions and the overarching reaction many visitors have …