Enrico Mancini

Interview by: Riccardo Del Fabbro, Eugenia Gotti, Enrico Mancini. Where: 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, Giardini.   A swift interview with one of the most controversial and influential architects of our time; he heads the architectural practice Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) which he founded in 2006. We’ve asked him what are his thoughts about this 14th edition of […]

Edited by: Enrico Mancini Architecture: Guillaume Mazars Architecture Where: worlds of El Lissitzky competition, Russia Proof reading: Bianca Baroni When you are an architect, a designer, an artist or simply a creative person, you think your ideas are just great. Then it happens that while you’re browsing around on the internet suddenly you’re hit in the face […]

  Edited by: Enrico Mancini Where: Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire Architecture: Pierre Fakhoury Proofreading: Bianca Baroni You may not know that there’s a St. Peter Basilica replica in the middle of Ivory Coast. Technically it is not an exact-full scale copy of it, because it’s bigger and taller. Actually it is the world’s biggest church, according to the World Guinnes […]

Edited by: Enrico Mancini Where: Sao Paulo, Brazil Architect: Marcio Kogan Proofreading: Bianca Baroni   The studio mk27 was funded in the early ’80 by Marcio Kogan and now is composed of more than fourteen partners from different countries all over the world. Recently the firm won several international and national awards. Marcio Kogan and […]

Edited by: Enrico Mancini, enrico.mancini@positive-magazine.com Where: Qatar Architecture: Zaha Hadid, AECOM Proofreading: Bianca Baroni   Yes, I said vagina. Because that’s how the new 2022 World Cup Al-Wakrah stadium in Qatar looks like, isn’t it? Actually it’s one of the last Zaha Hadid’s masterpiece, and as we’ve already learned, her works are pretty controversial.

Edited by: Enrico Mancini enrico.mancini@positive-magazine.com Architecture: South Campus Chiller Plant at OSU, Ross Barney Architects. Where: Columbus, Ohio, United States. Proofreading: Bianca Baroni     Architecture is a strange discipline, no doubt about it. Sometimes an anonymous building, with anonymous functions, in an anonymous landscape, may be designed with something new, a little technical solution that changes […]

Edited by: Enrico Mancini enrico.mancini@positive-magazine.com Where: Dalian, China Architecture: Coop Himmelb(l)au     “The urban design task of the Dalian International Conference Center is to create an instantly recognizable landmark at the terminal point of the future extension of the main city axis. As its focal point the building will be anchored in the mental landscape […]

Edited by: Enrico Mancini enrico.mancini@positive-magazine.com Where: Chengdu, China Architecture: Century Global Center Proofreading: Bianca Baroni   You can now visit the largest building on the planet earth in (take a guess…) China. The Century Global Center of Chengdu measures 500 x 400 meters and it’s 100 meters high; that means that the Pentagon fits three times in […]

Edited by: Enrico Mancini enrico.mancini@positive-magazine.com Where: the internet Who: Kickstarter Proofreading: Bianca Baroni   Maybe you already knew about all of the hype that’s been around crowdfunding web platforms during the last couple of years. I’ve to tell first, the idea of enabling creative practitioners to find new streams of start-up capital for their small/medium […]

Edited by: Enrico Mancini Where: San Francisco Architecture: Lebbeus Woods   Lebbeus Woods is often categorized as an architect, but always as an artist and visionary.  His career has been filled with imaginative leaps through the concepts of space and form, exploring politics, society, ethics and the human condition.  He was a great influence on […]