Video: Rotterdam Architecture Biennale preview

Concept house
(Image credit: press)

Our annual Architects Directory took a different turn this year. After carefully selecting the top 30 emerging practises from around the world, we asked them each to create a concept house. Tying in with the August issue (W*125) when we introduced the 30 to you and photographed the models in Chipperfield’s renovated Neues Museum in Berlin, we showed the portfolios of each practise in our online Architects Directory too.

Watch the video

Now we’re taking to the road, models in hand, to The 4th International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam, to present our edit in an exhibition – ‘Wallpaper* future 30’. Exhibiting the concept houses in the Chabot Museum, Rotterdam’s modernist masterpiece, was our goal – but first we needed to make the models.

DMC London at the Bartlett School of Architecture is where it all took place and we travelled down, camera in hand, to see it all take shape…

Come back soon for news of the exhibition itself and our round up of the biennale.


Future Thirty
Chabot Museum
Museumpark 11
3015 CB Rotterdam


Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.