At The Architect’s Newspaper, we’re plain addicted to Instagram. Sure, we love seeing Brutalist concrete through “Inkwell” or “Ludwig” filters, but there’s also no better place to see where architects are getting their inspiration, how they’re documenting the built environment, and where they’ve traveled of late.
Below, we bring you some of the best Instagrams of this past week! (Also, don’t forget to check out our Instagram account here.)
It was a busy weekend in New York. In Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Saturday morning, the New Museum’s latest iteration of IdeasCity kicked off with a host of temporary wooden structures hosting keynotes by speakers like Trevor Paglen, who lectured on visual recognition technologies.
Later, on Saturday night, Storefront for Art and Architecture opened their new exhibit Souvenirs: New York Icons. More than 59 artists, architects, and designers were asked to create souvenirs for each of the city’s community districts. It was so crowded we had to escape through the Holl in the wall.
Across the pond, OMA posted renderings of their designs for Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, clutch the pearls.
Diagrams of the new children's hospital, BørneRiget, demonstrate how the ‘Playfully Logical’ design takes its point of departure in two hands that stretch theirs ‘fingers’ into the light, into the city and into the green. More about BørneRiget in our stories. #3xn #3xnarchitects #architecture #design #børneriget #dezeen #designboom #archilovers
Danish firm 3XN demonstrated how their new children’s hospital design was inspired by the movement of two hands opening.
Artist Ekene Ijeoma announced he had created a new sculpture focusing on New York’s immigrant community while reposting another sculpture we wrote about a while back that mapped out where low-wage workers can afford the rent, essentially forming islands of affordability. Still very relevant.
We don’t have favorites, but our perennial fave Sir David Adjaye has the best feed of all. He recently posted from the Aalto University in Finland—a beautiful little chapel by Hiekki and Kaija Siren from 1957. Take that, Louisiana Museum (1958).
That’s it for today, hashtag archilovers and quote-on-quote gallerinas. See you next week for more drama.