Cimitero Monumentale: A spatial archive of Architectural histories


Centuries of architectural history can be collapsed into and experienced through the agency of a singular ambulatory experience. More surprising than this assertion is the unexpected set of places where this can occur. The Cimitero Monumentale di Milano – the Monumental Cemetery of Milan – is indeed one such condition, one of the largest cemeteries in the city and a point of interest for many. Architect Carlo Maciachini, whose personal style is associated with the eclectic period of Milanese architecture, poured his design energies into this project in 1866.

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Discover, Listen, Reflect : Art Dubai 2016 hosting Global Art Forum


Art Dubai 2016 commenced today, hailing the Fair into its 10th year. A decade young the fair has matured beyond its age bringing a truly Global Event to the region. The Art is divided and showcased in different designated spaces for Modern, Contemporary, Commissioned and Sponsored projects. The energy and vibe generated by the work on display, exhibitors, and visitors of the fair is a special one on one equation, leaving no space for selections or shortlists. Simply best experienced via a sensory wander (preferably in comfortable footwear) through the expanse of the curated spaces of Madinat Jumeirah where the fair will be open to the public from March 17-19. We have collected a few frames forming the narrative of our experience, as a glimpse into what the fair holds to be experienced and discovered.

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Insights from the Curator: The National Pavillion UAE at LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA 2016

National Pavilion United Arab Emirates la Biennale di Venezia to Highlight Transformations of the Emirati National House at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in 2016 – la Biennale di Venezia

Yasser Elsheshtawy, curator for the National Pavilion United Arab Emirates (UAE) la Biennale di Venezia and Associate Professor of Architecture at the UAE University, Al Ain, will present Transformations: The Emirati National House, an exhibition highlighting the transformations of the Emirati National House, also known as Sha’abi (folk) house. His focus is on how a basic housing model was adapted by residents to individualised homes, thus reflecting their culture and life style.

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Graphic London: streetscape a microcosm of the vibrant metropolis

This is the first of a continuing series of posts, showcasing design vignettes, bold compositions, and graphic imagery that celebrate Urban London. An inventory of dynamic snapshots cataloging a narrative of everyday moments; streetscape a microcosm of the vibrant metropolis.


“It’s brilliant, you can’t ever get bored of London cos even if you live here for like a hundred and fifty years you still won’t ever know everything about it. There’s always something new. Like, you’re walking round somewhere you’ve known since you was born and you look up and there’s an old clock on the side of a building you never seen before, or there’s a little gargoyley face over a window or something. Don’t you think it’s cool?”

― Richard RiderNo Beginning, No End

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