for 2019
about 2018

IONNA VAUTRIN

Difficult to have enough perspective to assess the state of design in 2018. Overall, I observe a smoothing of the proposals despite an increasingly prolific offer from the publishers and a growing number of designers on the market. I guess there will…

for 2019
about 2018

FEYZULLAH YETGİN

1,375,398 residential units swapped hands in 2018. This number was 1,409, 314 in 2017. Despite the economic fluctuations, housing sales in 2018 decreased by only 2,4 percent compared to 2017. I believe Turkey's economy will grow in the mid-long term into…

for 2019
about 2018

FRANCINE HOUBEN

2018 was an amazing year for Mecanoo. The highlight was the opening of the Wei-Wu-Ying National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts in Taiwan, which is the largest performing arts centre in the world. We're looking forward to numerous upcoming openings…

for 2019
about 2018

EMMA JONSTEG

2018 certainly hasn't been our strongest year to date. But still, we have done some great work. It has been a very turbulent year in the Swedish building industry. 2019 will be an even bumpier ride than 2018 in Sweden…

for 2019
about 2018

ELKE DELUGAN-MEISSL

Rather than looking for incremental differences between architecture in 2018 and 2019 I will address the ongoing revolution in how projects emerge. This revolution has two key components: a shift from newbuild towards refurbishment and the replacement of the traditional architect-client relationship…

for 2019
about 2018

DAVID GIANOTTEN

In general, 2018 was a year in which architecture became of larger importance again within cities. In many cities in the world the real estate market has picked up again, but it is not about enlargement of cities any longer it is…

for 2019
about 2018

DANIEL LIBESKIND

2018 was a very exciting year for the studio. We opened the MO Museum of Modern Art in Vilnius, Lithuania. I have been lucky to have designed many museums, but this is the first museum for modern art. For 2019, I have…

for 2019
about 2018

BEN VAN BERKEL

Last year we witnessed a significant shift in architecture and urban design towards finding solutions that can solve pressing issues related to the future of the built environment. These included a reinvigorated and more holistic approach to sustainability, circularity and resilience…

for 2019
about 2018

KEN YEANG

Business-wise, it has been a reasonably good year. We started to do more work in India and China. Our own research work had also progressed and advanced our ideas on creating an ecology-based architecture through the biomimicry of ecosystems which we refer…

for 2018
about 2017

HUI MIN CHAN

In 2017, we, DP Architects completed Emaar Square Mall. It was part of the mixed-use development of Emaar Square. The Mall drew inspiration from lively urban streets of Istanbul. Moving ahead, we feel that mixed-use developments like these will become more prominent…