From Robot-Built Pavilions to Sensory Government Buildings

By: Rebecca Byers - Mar 13, 2016
The top March 2016 architecture ideas speak to a number of progressions related to consumer expectations reflected in the realm of design.

A planned government building in Spain's Villanueva de la Serena region is set to offer a unique multi-sensory experience through its architecture. A true sign of how the relationship between individuals and institutions is evolving, the glowing structure was designed by Pancorbo Arquitectos and boasts LED-lit neon-hued hallways that challenge convention regarding what a government building looks like.

In order to entice travelers to consider visiting the real thing in person, the Art Institute of Chicago recently hosted an Airbnb contest that offered a one night stay in a room designed to be a spatially accurate replica of Van Gogh's 'Bedroom in Arles' paitning. The innovative campaign is a wonder of design and will have you doing a double take.