August 2021

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

Bonfiglioli Headquarters, Calderara di Reno, Italy by: Peter Pichler Architecture

Les Domaines Ott Château de Selle, Taradeau, France project by Carl Fredrik Svenstedt


Finally, after a healthcare crisis that lasted for months and upturned all our lives, completely changing how we live and work and even legally preventing us from moving around freely, it is now possible to start breathing again and take stock of what has happened. 

Ceramica del Conca, City Tallink Hotel, Tallin, Estonia, project: Meelis Press Architetcts

Torre Carra, Guatemala City, Guatemala, by Pinifarina

Now, at my age, I realise that (since I belong to a generation that did not grow up with the tools and languages of technology) being forced not to travel or move around has allowed me to gain some ground in this respect and realise that designing new objects featuring new forms and made out of new materials is useless without inventing new means of effectively supporting our new lifestyles. 

Voyager Station Orbital Hotel, Orbital Assembly Corporation

Kaléidoscope by Vincenzo Marsiglia 

Perhaps design needs to pause to think and pay greater attention to how we interact and relate to these tools and how to use them without simply relying on written information. I have discovered that, in order to quickly understand a tricky concept, I no longer need to read hundreds of written pages, I can also make use of instructions in the form of sounds and images.  Read all

CLIPSO, Club Med, Alpe d’Huez, France, project: MHNA

Seoul Biennal of Architecture and Urbanism - 16/9 - 31/10/2021 

Manuelle Gautrand, Site Le Corbusier,  Firminy, Juin 2021 - Janvier 2021