l'ArcaWeb December 2020


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.

Icare Technologies, Aeklys by Starck


by Joseph di Pasquale. Dear editor, I read your latest editorial entitled “We need to change”. You are right: we need to change as architects, there is no doubt about that and, in my opinion, we need to go even further than you are, quite rightly, suggesting.

Graft, E.ON ultra-fast charging stations

You are referring quite pertinently to expertise in the realms of science, technology, communication and the latest frontiers of artificial intelligence and robotics. But, again in my view, scientific and technological expertise alone is not enough to bring about the necessary change.

Hapitic PIVOT, Microsoft

But alongside the antiquated notion of “form”, design itself contains the basic elements constituting the very essence of the history of design or, in other words, fate and causality. 

Dominique Perrault, New retractable roof on Suzanne Lenglen tennis court, Paris

Over approximately the last 20 years we have been witnessing an authentic cultural-behavioural revolution that has already overwhelmed and redefined entire sectors of our everyday life, industry and the economy. Read hall

Kengo Kuma & Associates, Mad Arkitekter, The Ibsen Library, Skien Municipality, Norway BuroHappold 

Ponti Design Studio, Island

Zaha Hadid Design, NEXXA by Izé 

Coop Himmelb(l)au, Museum and Theatre Complex Kemerovo, Kemerovo, Russia (2020)

Progetto CMR, The Sign, Milano, Italy

CLIPSO High performance acoustic ceilings in Host Hotels & ResortsHost, Bethesda, USA  by Gensler

The Blossom Avenue Partners, Logistic hub, Trecate, Italy

Massimiliano e Doriana Fuksas, La Voile Blanche, Cap d’Ail, France


Art Explora Foundation, Paris