January 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.


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The Chuan Malt Whisky Distillery, Emeishan, Sichuan Province, China, Project: Neri&Hu

UTOPIAN DREAMING by Cesare Maria Casati

he worldwide pandemic that has hit every nation in the world and, finally, a new awareness and understanding of how our planet can be made more inhabitable in the future seem to me to be crucial in bringing about a turnaround in creative thinking in the realm of architecture.

Maison de la culture du Japon, Paris, Quand la forme parle, through to 9/02/2022

Shenzhen Zhongshuge, Shenzhen, China, Project: LI XIANG

How do we envisage the future appearance of the cities and “homes” that the world’s rapidly growing population will have to build or regenerate in the next century?

New Beijing library, China, project: Snøhetta

Seemingly inevitable changes in the atmosphere, air pollution (also inevitable but not so soon) and the inadequate maintenance of what already exists, not to mention all the monuments that need to be safeguarded, will force us to make choices increasingly focused on building and regenerating along industrial and materials-driven lines.

ATEA by Ascendance Flight Technologies

TEOREMA by Pininfarina


The laws of economics and labour may mean we have to build more macro-objects than proper constructions, technologically cutting-edge designs that may be look good but whose utility and superstructures are dictated more by marketing surveys than social needs. Read all

Maison&Objet Paris postponed to March 24th - 28th, 2022 at the Parc des Expositions of Paris-Nord Villepinte.

TELOSA CITY, USA, project: Big-Bjarke Ingels Group 

MIPIM, 15-18 March 2022, Palais des Festivals,  Cannes, France

‘The Cathedral’, Milano, Italy, project: Populous

In Vitro Unplugged by Philippe Starck, Flos 2021

Technogym Bench

Punto Design, Sun Lounger Keen, project by Karim Rashid

CENTO3, Achille Castiglioni e Gianfranco Cavaglià, EGO.M