December 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

Shanghai Jiuguang Center, China, project: UNStudio

ESET Campus, Bratislava,  Slovakia, project: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

McNeal 020, Arizona, USA, project: David Telerman 

Aquatic Center, Viroflay, France, Project: Atelier PO & PO


WHERE IS ARCHITECTURE HEADING? by Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi

Three words are probably destined to describe and characterise architecture over the next five years. The first is eclecticism. The mannerist period is now behind us, when it was enough to imitate the style of one of the masters in the kind of way the Five in New York was inspired by Le Corbusier’s poetics.

Cellules Urbaines, Aubervilliers, France, project: Jeremy Germe, Chloé Thomazo

Prix des Femmes Architectes 2021


Nowadays inspiration is drawn from the entire history of architecture, including the recent and very recent past, either by changing style from one project to the next or by drawing on a range of stylistic references in one single project. This means it is now increasingly difficult to distinguish one architectural designer from another, one school of thought from another.

VY-01, a Zero-Carbon Super-Yacht, project: 3deluxe

LightVision, Resonate, project LAYER

BMW i Vision Circular


Discover Maison&Objet Paris, 20-24 January 2022 - Parc des expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte

Although for some time now it has been hard to identify (with absolute certainty) a work by Koolhaas, BIG or Nouvel, we now see architects who previously opted for a very definite stylistic approach, for instance rigorism or neo-traditionalism, freely moving right across the board. This is not just a cultural matter. Read all

Monica Bolzoni / Bianca e Blu, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Roma Through 27.02.2022

Georgia O’Keeffe, Fondation Beyeler, 23.01- 22.05.2022