Architecture

November 28, 2022

Soaring Qatar Skyscraper Is a Memorial to the Lost Lives of Migrant Workers

The road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has not been smooth. In fact, since FIFA awarded the country to right to host the tournament in 2010, controversy has surrounded the decision. In particular, the country's history with human rights issues—especially related to migrant workers—came to a head in the construction necessary for the games. In 2014, WEEK Architecture decided to shed light on these problems with their Qatar World Cup Memorial.

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November 24, 2022

Green Architecture Concept Helps Combat Carbon Emissions in Densely Packed Seoul

In the densely packed city of Seoul, South Korea, it can be difficult to find space and greenery is often in short supply. This is why Kim Min Jae Architects has come up with an ingenious concept to counteract the carbon emissions that have built up during the rapid industrialization of the city. Seoul Loop is a timber-clad spiral that provides a massive space for photosynthesis.

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November 9, 2022

Artistic Duo Uses Drones to Visualize the Past and Future of Architecture

What did the Colosseum look like in Ancient Rome? And what will the Sagrada Familia look like when it's finished? These are some of the questions that the Dutch artistic duo DRIFT is answering with their aerial light sculptures. After perfecting their drone software, they've been able to create artworks that transform space and help visualize the impossible. Through incredible life-size renders, DRIFT is reimagining the future of architecture.

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October 23, 2022

Dreamlike AI Renderings Celebrate the Intricacy of Renaissance Architecture

Artificial intelligence (AI) image-generating programs are being used more frequently and not without controversy. Programs like Midjourney are blurring the lines between human and computer-made art. But, for architecture student Qasim Iqbal, Midjourney has been a useful tool for helping him visualize his ideas. Iqbal is fascinated by classical architecture, and his love for the Renaissance is clear in his AI series Sculptural Allegorical Renaissance Facades.

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