April 2022

As of this exclusively on-line edition, l’Arca International’s publishing staff provides monthly news and updates about new projects worthy of a briefly and succinct mention. All readers can contribute by sending projects and images to redaction@groupep.mc   redazione@groupep.mc.

Hainan Performing Arts Centre, China, project: Heatherwick Studio

Château La Coste, Oscar Niemeyer pavilion

 83 Marceau, Paris, project : Dominique Perrault Architecture, interior design Ana Moussinet​

THERE WILL BE 9.7 BILLION OF US IN 2050 by Cesare M. Casati

Despite the pandemic that continues to spread across our planet in a steady flow of unexpected variants causing high mortality rates, the number of people living on our planet is steadily increasing without anything stopping it. 


Andy Warhol x Gufram

Tramonto a New York by Cassina, design: Gaetano Pesce
Kartell Eyewear - Ferruccio Laviani, Rodolfo Dordoni, Piero Lissoni and Fabio Novembre

Today the world’s population is over 7.8 billion and, according to UN forecasts, it will be over 9.7 billion in 2050. These are striking numbers that should make us reflect on how pandemics and changes in the atmosphere will be less significant phenomena, provided we realise that, over the next thirty years, we will have no choice but to urbanise over 1.5 billion people, mostly in Africa.


59. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte di Venezia, Italy, 23 april -  27 november 2022

Fortyseven° Wellness-Therme, Baden, Project: Mario Botta

Paradero Hotel, Todos Santos, Mexico, project: Rubén Valdez and Yashar Yektajo


Whereas fifty years ago only 30% of the planet’s population lived in urban areas and 70% in rural areas, since the opposite is now true, if we do not plan and design programmes across the different continents right now to accommodate new and vitally necessary urban/social structures, we will inevitably have to deal with massive and uncontrolled numbers of emigrants in search of new spaces in which to live and work. Read hall


The Shape Superyacht, Lazzarini Design Studio

Technical porcelain full body Porcelanosa