2019 – 2018
MANUELLE GAUTRAND

Most part of the time of 2018 was dedicated in our office to develop studies. We are preparing phase on the constructions for several projects. For example, in Australia we've quite finished developing the studies. We are in the good way to…

2019 – 2018
MAGNUS MAGNUSSEN

I'm pretty positive about the direction the whole design business is moving towards these days. There have been many great introductions and relaunches this year and most important of all, the business began to look deeper into its own footprint on the…

2019 – 2018
LUISA BATTAGLIA

2018 had, in my opinion, a single recurring theme, a search for curvilinear and rounded shapes dictated above all by the nostalgia for a bygone era, a reference to the sixties and seventies. Warm and natural shades - earthy colours like green…

2019 – 2018
KENGO KUMA

The year of 2018 was a major milestone for me, as V&A Dundee which we designed in Scotland was successfully brought to completion and I could celebrate the opening of the building with the local people. The year of 2019 should also…

2019 – 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…

2019 – 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…

2019 – 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…

2019 – 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…

2019 – 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…

2019 – 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…