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MONO.KULTUR #46: FRANCIS KÉRÉ / EXCERPT 01

Francis Kéré on his first project – building a schook for his hometown in Burkina Faso – excerpted from our new issue mono.kultur #46.
The Gando School in your hometown is the project that brought you initial acclaim and attention worldwide. This was your student project that you began working on before you graduated. Was that [...]

MONO.KULTUR #46: FRANCIS KÉRÉ

Dear Friends,
in our most colourful issue yet, we step into the life and work of architect Francis Kéré, known in equal measure for his lighthearted and innovative architecture, his remarkable background, and his infectious sense of optimism.
And his path is an extraordinary one: beginning in Gando, a small village in Burkina Faso, and moving all [...]

MONO.KULTUR #46 / SOUNDBITE 03

With mono.kultur #46, we turn to a singular career in architecture. Finally out next week.

ALTERNATIVES IN PRINT: THE REAL REVIEW

Reading The Real Review is a little like listening in on a conversation of people more intelligent, witty and mannered than oneself, and this is meant as a compliment: intelligent conversation is always a joy. As is The Real Review, London’s impossibly smart architecture quarterly launched in 2016, and about to release their 6th issue.
But [...]

NULL STERN HOTEL

No real estate, no walls and no roof – Hotel Null Stern – the only star is you. Reservations are available for the 2017 summer season.

CANINE COUTURE

Do-it-yourself design for your household friends. Follow the blueprints by Architecture for Dogs to construct unique objects that pay homage to different breeds and the subtleties of the canine life and form.
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THE FLOATING PIERS

For three weeks, you can walk across water on bright orange ribbons to the island San Paolo on Lake Iseo in Italy, in the latest project by Christo (and the first he realised since the death of his partner Jeanne Claude). Sounds great to us: ‘Those who experience The Floating Piers will feel like they [...]

TATE & SWITCH

Tomorrow will see the public opening of the new annex to the ever-growing Tate Modern, named Switch House, extending the already vast space of the Tate by another 60%. Of course it looks splendid, built as it is by the Tate’s longterm collaborators Herzog & de Meuron, and for those of us who can’t go [...]

MONO.KULTUR #40: EDMUND DE WAAL

Dear Friends,
we’re not quite sure what happened with that last year, and if anybody has seen it, please let us know. In the meantime, we are proud to return from our involuntary hiatus with a splendid new issue – mono.kultur #40, no less – with the wonderful British ceramicist, artist and writer Edmund de Waal.
Edmund [...]

GOOD NIGHT ZAHA

I once saw a lecture with Zaha Hadid speaking for two hours without pausing to take breath or lifting her finger from the remote control, zapping through literally thousands of images, only to end up dismissing us with the words that students today had no stamina whatsoever and that she felt sorry for us. It [...]